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What's at Stake in the K-12 Standards Wars

A Primer for Educational Policy Makers

Sandra Stotsky

Contents: Sandra Stotsky: Preface – Hung-Hsi Wu: The 1997 Mathematics Standards War in California – Ralph A. Raimi: Judging State Standards for K-12 Mathematics Education – Paul Clopton/Wayne Bishop/David Klein: Standards-Based Mathematics Assessments: Appearances May Be Deceiving – Stan Metzenberg: National Science Standards: Where is the Evidence Supporting Them? – Alan Cromer: The Science Standards Wars: What Is the Basis for Scientific Inquiry? – Paul R. Gross/Sandra Stotsky: How Children Learn Science: Do We Now Know? – Sheldon M. Stern: Why the Battle over History Standards? – Robert M. Costrell: Discipline-Based Economics Standards: Opportunity and Obstacles – Thomas Carnicelli: The English Language Arts in American Schools: Problems and Proposals – Sandra Stotsky: The State of Literary Study in National and State English Language Arts Standards: Why It Matters and What Can Be Done about It – Jeanne J. Smoot: Toward Improved English Language Arts Standards for K-12: What a College Professor Wishes Her Students Had Read – Mary Campbell Gallagher: Lessons from the Sputnik-Era Curriculum Reform Movement: The Institutions We Need for Educational Reform – Michael McKeown/David Klein/Chris Patterson: The National Science Foundation Systemic Initiatives: How a Small Amount of Federal Money Promotes III-Designed Mathematics and Science Programs in K-12 and Undermines Local Control of Education.