Will National K-3 Standards Harm or Help Young Children?

Rae Pica with Randi Weingarten, Edward Miller, Lisa Guernsey

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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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Randi Weingarten, is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator, is the current president of the American Federation of Teachers, a member of the AFL-CIO, and former president the United Federation of Teachers. Edward Miller, Senior Researcher for Alliance for Childhood; Lisa Guernsey is a mother and journalist who is curious about how new media and technology affect the developing mind. She is also author of Into the Minds of Babes.
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