Fordham gives Maryland a C and D on standards
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has a report out that gives grades for each state's standards. Maryland didn't fair too well, although it was in good company. The report said the state's math standards were some of the worst in the country. In a story today we explore what the report said and get the state's response.
Maryland has recently adopted the common core standards, which is fortunate, nearly everyone agrees, because those standards are much tougher and better organized.
The interesting issue this raises is how fast can Maryland reasonably switch to the new common core standards (now adopted by half the states in the country) and can Maryland somehow rework the MSAs to reflect that switch even before the new Common Core Assessments begin in 2014?