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Education: School Standards #968126

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010
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(Washington: Brian Williams) The drop in the US high school graduation rate international ranking, the rankings for 15-year-olds in math and science and the percentage of college students needing remedial courses cited.

(New York: Rehema Ellis) A set of common standards proposed by governors and school officials for English and math education examined; details given about what children should know at certain levels. [National Governors Assn. Dane LINN†- warns that the US economy won’t survive.] [Thomas Fordham Institute Chester FINN†- says it’s revolutionary if we take the heavy lifts necessary to get them to learn those things.] [Texas state commissioner of education Robert SCOTT†- explains why Texas is not participating.] [Jefferson County public schools superintendent Sheldon BERMAN†- comments on implementing the plan in Kentucky.]

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema

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