05 Feb '12, 6am

Failing Grades in Science Standards For US Schools | Care2 Causes

Failing Grades in Science Standards For US Schools | Care2 Causes

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has issued “The State of Science Standards 2012 “ report (a PDF is here ) and the results are not encouraging. Only one state, California, was given an “A” for its science standards; an A- was given to four states (Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia). Ten states (including Alaska, Oregon and Wisconsin) received an F. My own state of New Jersey, who has many highly-ranked public schools, scored dismally, receiving a “D” for science standards that are summed up as “vapid ” due to having “bare-bones content” that is “largely overshadowed by the supplemental materials, which introduce non-sequiturs, misleading statements, and full-on errors into the standards.” In contrast, the report commends the authors of California’s science standards as knowing what was “important to cover” with all due rigor and explaining what should be taught “in cogent p...

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