01 January 2009

The third draft of Texas science standards

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a news story on the final draft of the Texas K-12 science standards. Although the removal of the "strengths and limitations" phrase is welcome, the article has an important reminder:
In the end, the wording in the final draft may not matter because the board is not required to use it. In May, the board threw out a teacher-suggested language arts curriculum in favor of another that some board members have said they had only an hour to read before voting on it.

Sadly, I am expecting that there will be some sort of last-ditch attempt to abandon the third draft. I hope I am wrong.

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