Commentary: Uniform core curriculum not desirable

12/29/2006 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Plans to adopt an across-the-board curriculum for Portland, Ore., secondary schools would hamper teacher creativity and harm school choice, writes Gregory Smith, a professor at Lewis & Clark College's Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Texas schools, for instance, have had NAEP scores drop since it adopted common standards.

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