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Oregon votes on instilling higher math standards for students
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 17:39 PM

The education sector is being heavily examined by government officials to ensure that American children are receiving the highest quality of education. The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all public schools submit to a form of standardized testing, which can vary by state.

The state of Oregon has decided to adopt stricter math standards to put students on par with the rest of the nation, according to OregonLive.com. The Oregon Board of Education spent nearly two hours debating the math standards before deciding to pass them in a 4-3 vote.

"We have always moved to more rigor, higher standards and success for all our students, including those who fall in the achievement gap," board member Brenda Frank, who supported the motion, told the news provider.

However, according to OPB News, academic officials who were opposed to the change said it would require new training for both parents and teachers, which could ultimately affect a child's education.



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