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Standards-based indoctrination

June 2, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

So, what's the option to the Common Core standards? Is there another way? Of course there is. Rather than using standards to measure education, we should use principles. Principles are fundamental truths or propositions that serve as the foundation for systematic understanding. Unlike standards, principles describe the high end of quality and provide a measure of excellence to emulate. Principles engage the desire to do one's best rather than to satisfy the least requirement.



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