Editorial: Core Standards - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Editorial: Core Standards

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:20:05 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:  
    More >>

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Workforce preparedness is key to survival for states in as competitive an economic environment we've ever had in our country and the key to that is quality education. 

We applaud the Alabama Board of Education for adopting the Common Core State Standards Initiative for schools.  It will strengthen our existing state standards in English and Math and keep us on a level playing field with most other states nationally.

The standards set a consistent framework for what students need to know and allows our local teachers, principals and superintendents to determine how the lessons are taught and standards met. 

It should also enable the state to reduce the need for remediation, a costly issue, and be helpful for the many children of transient military families we educate statewide. 

We will also get a clearer picture of how we measure up with other states since our standards would be the same. 

This is another signal to businesses in our state and those that want to come here that Alabama is committed to maintaining the highest educational standards in the nation.      

©2010 WSFA. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow