Testimony before the Committee on Labor & Human Resources, Subcommittee on Education, Arts & Humanities, United States Senate

Al Shanker advocates for the establishment of national education standards and examinations. He states that without them, there is no effective way to measure students and that currently, each state has a different set of standards which makes national comparison difficult. He argues for a national system “without surrendering the freedom to make important decisions on the state and local levels.” He also argues that such standards would improve teacher training as well because there would be clear goals for what teachers should know how to teach.

Washington, D.C.
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