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Will National K-3 Standards Harm or Help Young Children?
Randi Weingarten, Edward Miller, Lisa Guernsey with Rae Pica



Are proposed national, common core standards developmentally appropriate at the kindergarten level? Class, wealth, social status, and implementation may all be factors. In this two-part series Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, defends the program to critics who argue that national standards are neither needed nor helpful.

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