Student Standards

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

School Desk

The Alabama Board of Education will decide next week whether to join 38 other states in adopting common standards for math, english and language arts.

The common core state standards outlines what students are expected to learn in those subjects in each grade.

The standards have been controversial throughout the country.

Some state board members say they fear it's the first step toward a nationalized education system.

Four public hearings across the state have been held on the issue, and comments received were "overwhelmingly in support" of the standards.

“One of the common goals for the change in standards is that everyone would be on the same page and that when we test our students nationally we'll be on the same level nationally,” said Rhonda Lassiter, the secondary supervisor of Houston County Schools.

Make sure to check in next week and we'll let you know if Alabama adopts the standardization.

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