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July 2, 2009
One of the most-talked-about education reform initiatives currently making waves through schools nationwide and in Washington is national standards. But as educators, congressmen, and policy groups work together in an impassioned network to devise a common set of standards for K-12 math and reading for states to adopt, questions are emerging about the vision's feasibility.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been using the promise of $350 million in stimulus aid to urge states to abandon the current hodgepodge of individual standards. But experts say that complications are bound to crop up.