“Small wonder parents are crying out for grades that mean something.”
There are two converging ground swells in American education right now.
On the one hand, 45 states are implementing a universal set of standards that seek to not only direct teachers in what students should know at a certain level, but why they should know it and how they should be able to use it.
Although largely disliked, death and taxes are indeed inevitable. And liked or not, implementation of Common Core State Standards is also inevitable for almost every state. But despite that inevitability, there remains some resistance, notably and recently demonstrated by the Republican National Committee passing a resolution opposing Common Core.