Amidst the bad education news, there’s some good

Congratulations to Georgia for its excellent world history standards:

Georgia schools’ standards for teaching world history ranked high in a new national study released this week. The report on the State of State World History Standards gave just 16 states a passing grade and cited Georgia as one of eight states to receive an “A.” Two-thirds of states earned a “D” or an “F.” Joining Georgia with an “A” were California, Massachusetts, Virginia, Indiana, New York, Minnesota and South Carolina…
Georgia received 156 out of a possible 170 points and an overall grade of A in the study, the first to evaluate states’ academic standards for teaching kindergarten through 12th grade world history. These standards are what a student is expected to know in the subject. For Latin American and Mexican history and culture, Georgia scored a 9 on a scale of zero to 10. “The future of Georgia hinges on a global economy,” State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox said in a statement released by her office. “I know that our new world history standards will prepare our students to succeed in that global environment. The Fordham Institute report confirms what we already knew — the teachers, academics and experts who wrote our new curriculum did a great job.”

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