Arizona Determined New, Higher Standards were Necessary for State’s Future

In 2010 the Arizona State Board of Education adopted new and improved standards with the goal of revitalizing our state’s education system—an education system that had for too long expected too little of our students and graduates who were not prepared to attend college, seek technical or vocation training, or enter the workforce.

However, over the past year there have been numerous dissenters to the new standards and the adoption of a corresponding assessment so  Arizona teachers can adequately measure students learning and progress.

Read more about Arizona’s new standards from this conversation with Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute:

In collaboration with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Expect More Arizona, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host Mr. Petrilli to discuss the critical links between education and the economy and how by improving our education system, Arizona can reach global competitiveness

Register for the Phoenix Forum: Our Classrooms, Our Workforce, Our Future on March 6, 2014. 

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