Brouhaha in California

Mary Ann Sesma msesma at
Fri Jan 23 12:49:14 EST 1998

Eight Nobel laureates (Glen Seaborg through David Baltimore)  have
volunteered to write without pay  for the California State Department of
Education (SDE) Science Standards, grades k-12.    They were initially
refused by the SDE in favor of San Bernardino State College which was
charging  around
$176,000.   for this task.
Standards are in place in many states that have been dervied from the
Now, to me it seems a straight down decision--let the scientists do it.

What do you think about standards education--BTW this is a very big deal in
all of the USA.

Mary Ann Sesma

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