New nationally developed common science standards may be on the horizon, but it is not likely that they will make their way into Texas classrooms soon.
Make that a “zero percent chance,” said Barbara Cargill, the Republican chairwoman of the State Board of Education.
The Next Generation Science Standards — produced by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science — are designed to chart a common science curriculum for students in kindergarten through high school, in every state. The standards are expected to be complete early next year.
But in Texas ...