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Movement Towards Common Standards

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The move towards common standards is picking up steam.  Many who agree on the need for "fewer, clearer and higher academic standards" see collaboration among states as a strong.mechanism for creating such standards.

While many believe the state consortium model protects the common standards movement from undue federal influence, uncertainty about the federal government's role in supporting the common standards movement persists. Questions about the federal role loomed large at a House Panel yesterday.