Nat'l Panel Releases Education Standards for K-12

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America is one step closer to adopting a standard lesson-plan for students across the country.

On Wednesday, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a draft of uniform and rigorous nationwide standards in math and English for grades K-12.

The standards would require students nationwide to use the same textbooks and take the same tests.

Supporters say the move would make learning easier for students who move from state to state.

"Common education standards and assessments aligned to those standards are in the best interest of both Georgia and the nation," Gov. Sonny Perdue, co-chairman of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, said in a news release.

"They will allow for an authentic, credible scoreboard that tells us how we are doing compared to students in other states," he said.

However, Alaska and Texas have refused to sign on, with the Lone Star State saying it wants to protect its "sovereign authority."

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