Are national math standards better than than California's approach?

Educators and mathematicians in California are split over whether the state should adopt national standards for teaching mathematics, with some comparing the debate to the "math wars" of the 1990s. The proposed common standards have students spending more time on in-depth study before moving to new concepts, but critics say the curriculum would be a step back for California's students.

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