NOTE: In my blog, English Updates, I will be completing an in-depth study of the new federal guidelines for English language arts. For other up-to-date reviews of professional articles in English education journals, please see my blog, English Education Archives at http://engedarc-rays.blogspot.com/
10-second review: National standards supported by 48 states, not including Texas and Alaska. Not built on consensus, as were state standards, which failed because people would not make difficult decisions. These national goals are stated, but it will be up to the individual states and school districts to decide how to teach to achieve those goals.
Title: “New National Math, English Standards Drafted.” Associated Press. Wall street Journal (March 10, 2010). Internet.
Comment: Over the next number of blogs, I will review the suggested national standards in English. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. RayS.