posted by John Denker
There is currently an effort to produce Next Generation Science Standards. This directly affects K-12 teachers and students, and indirectly affects everybody else.
The 2nd draft standard is open for public comment until Jan. 29th. The standard is scheduled to be «released for adoption» in the next few months, i.e. «winter/spring 2013». In my opinion, it is not ready, and will not be ready by that date. There are numerous basic errors of fact. These are so numerous and so basic as to seriously call into question the process that produced them.
I recommend that each and every person contact the sponsoring organizations including NSTA, AAAS, NAS/NRC, and Achieve. Ask them to not endorse or approve adoption of these standards, at least until the quality-control issues have been resolved.
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