State firm on school quality

By James Vaznis, Globe Staff | March 15, 2010

The Patrick administration will not adopt national academic standards if they are lower than those established in Massachusetts, long championed as having among the most rigorous expectations, according to the state’s education secretary.

The proposed national standards, released last week, outline which English and math material should be taught at each grade level in the nation’s schools, as the Obama administration tries to prepare a future workforce to compete aggressively in a global economy. {Read more here}

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