Critics: Standards push threatens ed gains

By Matt Murphy
Updated: 02/06/2010 10:03:43 AM EST

BOSTON — The effort to write a set of national academic standards for public schools has put Massachusetts in a delicate position. The state has considerably less to gain than other states around the country, but potentially a lot to lose.

Caught between wanting to participate in the process while protecting the high benchmarks already set for Massachusetts students, education officials insist they will settle for nothing less than the rigorous curriculum already in place. {Read more here}

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