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National Council On Education Standards and Testing, Raising Standards for American Education

National Council On Education Standards and Testing, Raising Standards for American Education

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Published by Kevin R. Kosar
The full title of this document is: National Council On Education Standards and Testing, Raising Standards for American Education: A Report to Congress, the Secretary of Education, the National Education Goals Panel, and the American People. For further information on federal education policy, see http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/
The full title of this document is: National Council On Education Standards and Testing, Raising Standards for American Education: A Report to Congress, the Secretary of Education, the National Education Goals Panel, and the American People. For further information on federal education policy, see http://federaleducationpolicy.wordpress.com/

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com¡nittees' in the past; now lt
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;ì) ;t r,ãtds afthe time rhe standards are being considered.
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to i"itn it itial product out quickly for public sen¡tiny'

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