Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have announced an effort to craft a single vision for what children should learn each year from kindergarten through high school graduation -- an unprecedented step toward a uniform definition of success in American schools, reports the Washington Post. The push for common reading and math standards marks a turning point in a movement to judge U.S. children using one yardstick that reflects expectations set for students in countries around the world at a time of increasing global competition. Today, each state decides what to teach at each grade level, but critics think


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