California Embraces National Education Standards

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A lot of local schools are in trouble, but California is known for its high education standards. So why did the State Board of Education join 33 other states and sign on to the “common core” for English and Math? Yesterday’s vote was unanimous, just one hour before the deadline for earning points to qualify for Race to the Top

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Guests:
Theodore Mitchell - President, California State Board of Education, Mark Freathy - Middle-school Math Teacher, Elk Grove School District

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Frances Anderton