State Legislatures

VOLUME 36, No. 8 | September 2010

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FOR THE COMMON GOOD?
By Garry Boulard
The debate over common core standards for K-12 education is heating up.

Online: Chester Finn, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and a senior
fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, discusses trends in education policy.

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RACE TO THE BOTTOM
An education historian argues too much focus on testing may ruin the nation’s schools.

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THE A+ TEACHER
By Michelle Exstrom
Deciding who is effective in the classroom is not as easy as it seems.

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GET REAL
By Alan Greenblatt
There is still resistance to federally required secure driver’s licenses, but most states are on the road to compliance.

Online: Find out more about the history on REAL ID

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THE WORK AHEAD
Massachusetts Senator Richard Moore talks about his plans as president of NCSL.

Online: "Have Faith in NCSL: My Vision for the Future," by Senator Richard Moore. 

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ONE OF OUR OWN
Julian Carroll has seen Kentucky politics from the statehouse and the governor’s mansion and back again.

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