Behind the Headline: Obama wants education benchmarks to meet higher standard

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Obama wants education benchmarks to meet higher standard
02/22/10 | The Washington Post

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Few States Set World-Class Standards
Summer 2008 | Education Next

President Obama will propose today that states which set low academic standards will not be eligible to receive Title I funds. In an article that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Ed Next, Paul Peterson and Rick Hess examined the rigor of each state’s academic standards as compared with NAEP and found that only three states—Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Missouri—had established world-class standards.

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