Sante Fe board members and teachers in New Mexico have become distressed after the Public Education Department proposed standards they argue are too conservative and harmful to students.
The new standards, put forth by New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED), mirror the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that many states have embraced and adopted. The goal of NGSS is “to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students’ interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship,” its website says.
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