The following is a policy proposal designed to inform high-level decision makers on the urgency for high-quality national standards in education. The content of this proposal examines the history, rationale, and context that led to the current state of national standards in the U.S. Functionally, this proposal serves as a response to falling U.S. performance on international education assessments and inadequate implementation of state-wide standards reforms. I recommend a new set of high-quality national standards, built into the educational reform framework, that function as a national extension of the successful standards-based policy implemented in Louisiana’s education system. Recommended policy actions would prospectively enable incentive-driven implementation, preserve educator independence, and return American educational standards of excellence to an internationally competitive level.
"National Standards and Education Reform Policy Proposal,"
Pepperdine Policy Review: Vol. 12, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/ppr/vol12/iss1/1