Massachusetts has been touted as having among the best standards in the U.S. So now, the move is on to join the ‘national standards.’ A hot, hot controversy in the Bay State. Will this move lower the standards? Essentially bring an end to the MCAS test? Raise the standards? Have no effect really?
It’s hard to know what’s right on this issue. I have not read through the proposed standards. My question is whether the state standards are broken and if not, why fix them? Or is something else going on?
Here’s the Cato Institute take on it. Not good for Massachusetts.(CATO on “national standards” for MA).
Et tu? What do you think?