If you would like to play an effective role in replacing Common Core in Arizona, now’s your chance! There’s a vacancy on the State Board of Education’s Standards Development Committee for a member who is a parent of a public high school student. The Arizona Standards Development Committee includes representation from the Board, business community, deans of colleges, parents, classroom teachers, a school administrator, and a school district governing board member. The Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is also a member of the Committee. Members of the Committee are an equal mix of those who have and have not participated in the standards development process in the past.
More information about the Arizona Standards Development Committee can be found HERE.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the application and return the requested documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2016. Click HERE to print out the application.
According to State Board Member Jared Taylor, “It would be great to get some good parents of high school students to apply.”
Are you interested in reviewing some excellent K-12 standards that already exist? See An English Language Arts Curriculum Framework for American Public Schools: A Model and Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten through Grade Twelve: A Model
Two addenda could be added to the California standards referenced above that elaborate on the standards themselves and deal with pedagogical and organizational issues: 1) Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 2000 Revised Edition; and 2) Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 2006 Edition."
Please contact Gila Watch and let us know if you apply!
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