by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will begin revising state health and science standards this year. Given the issues involved, public engagement is critical. To date, however, few citizens have completed the science, health, and physical education stakeholder surveys, which provide essential information to the committees charged with drafting the new standards.
Fortunately, state officials have extended the deadline for completing the stakeholder surveys to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 15th. Links to each survey are below:
I created A How-To Guide to Analyzing Academic Standards for newcomers to the process.
Superintendent Truitt has offered citizens a fantastic opportunity to engage in the standards revision process. North Carolinians should not take these opportunities for granted.