• I am 100% for them and would have a set standard for all grade levels.
    • This will be for course curriculum, how to graduate high school, teaching certificate, how to hire and fire teachers, etc...
  • It makes it easier for transferring students so that if they move from one school district to another they won’t have a big problem in what they are supposed to be learning from school district to another.
  • It will make it easier to access where we are educational wise against other nations around the world.
  • It also makes it easier for teachers so that they know what to learn if they want to become a teacher as a job.
  • I will never drop the credit hour because national set standards strengthen it.
  • One national set standard makes it easy to fix if it needs to be fixed.
  • Will help create a much better workforce.


Yes we do need a national standard for education because each state has its own way of graduating a high school student. Are we really the United States of America if each state has its own way of graduating a high school student?? I say no.

A national set standard is one of the biggest parts of my plan to reform the educational system and it will be the school district's job in order to enforce the set standard.

With a national set standard of rules for the educational system it will make fixing the system much easier because even I know my plan will need some fixing at points of time. It will help alleviate cities and states from having to come up with a standard which is a good thing as well.

One set standard for all kids and teachers will be a whole lot easier on all the people in the USA. For the student moving from one school district to another will be more of a breeze. For the teacher it gives them a focus on what they need to learn in order to teach and to get a teaching certificate. Plus with a national set standard teachers can now be able to teach in any state with no problems.

Now I do not see any reason why to get rid of the credit hour at the college or high school level. It serves a great purpose in defining what a class is, time to complete a class, etc... With a national set standard it will give the credit hour more strength and meaning, which is a good thing.

My national set standard creates a better workforce because we have upgraded the curriculum a student needs to learn. It will give the student better skills at a younger age that the workforce needs which is vital for a proper educational system to have.

If you look at other sections on this webpage like the School Teachers section and High School Student section you will see in detail what I call a real national set standard for a 21st century educational system for a 21st century kid.

My national set standard will take many years to get up and running becuase it is so different and you can't rush it. This is how I think it should be done:

Years 1 through 5:

  • A total change to the civics / social studies core will take place. These classes include the 1 year of government and the 1 year of economics/finance that I want you to take.
  • The College 101, writing classes, and the sex Ed class are implemented into the high school educational system.
  • The career exploration class moves into the middle school educational system.
  • Middle school alternative graduates can start taking 3 years worth of a foreign language
  • Reading experts are moved into the school system.
  • A change to 200 day per year schooling and new testing rules for 1st - 8th graders comes in to place.
  • New hiring / firing standards take place.

By year 5 and every year after:

  • A total re-assesment of where students are on reading and math levels.
  • One year of high school level algebra is taught in all schools and at least one year of foreign language as well.

By year 10:

  • All the college level math classes move into the high school educational system, the second year of high school level algebra and all the foreign language classes move into the middle school educational system.

By year 15:

  • All schools are at high school student / graduate level 2 national set standard.

The reason why we do not rush it that the students and the teachers can't handle such a dramatic change all at once, if you take small steps all the teachers and students will be on the same page which is the best thing possible. If everything is running really well the implementation of the national set standard can be moved up, but I could also easily some things that will not get done on time.


What are some of the state high school graduation standards?? I will leave it up to this weblink to really help answer this question:


"State Graduation Requirements" NECO (2002): n. pag. Online. Internet. June 2002

"Florida House votes to make high schoolers choose major" USAToday & AP (2006) n. pag. Online. Internet. March 24, 2006

"Florida high school students may pick majors" & AP (2006) n. pag. Online. Internet. March 23, 2006

Olson, Lynn "Economic Trends Fuel Push to Retool Schooling" Education Week (2006) vol: 28 n: 25 . pag:1,20,22,24. Online. Internet. March 22, 2006

"Pilot program in Valley lets high schoolers select majors" Houston Chronicle & AP (2006) n. pag. Online. Internet. January 18, 2006

Viadero, Debra "New Approach to Graduation Data Finds Falling Rates in Most States" Education Week (2006) Vaol: 25 n:18. pag: 8. Online. Imternet. January 11, 2006

"Robert Warren, John State-Level High School Completion Rates: Concepts, Measures, and Trends" Education Policy Analysis Archive (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 23, 2005

Bolten, Kathy A. "Group pushes for statewide education standards" Des Moines Register (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 16, 2005

Hornbeck, Mark "State may require foreign language" Detroit News (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 14, 2005

Janofsky, Michael "Report Says States Aim Low in Science Classes" New York Times (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 8, 2005

Goss, Paul R. " The State of Science Standards 2005" Thomas B. Fordham Institute(2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 2005

Olsen, Lynn "Nationwide Standards Eyed Anew" Education Week (2005) vol: 25 n: 14. pag: 1, 24. Online. Internet. December 7, 2005

"Foreign language mandate mulled" Lexington Herald-Leader & AP (2005) n. pag. online. Internet. October 21, 2005

Burnett, Sara "Panel will eye graduation standards" Rocky Mountain News (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet.October 5, 2005

Hammond, Betsy "High school's going to get tough" The Oregonian (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. September 16, 2005

Teicher, Stacy A. "Everyone is telling teachers what to teach" Christian Science Monitor (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. September 8, 2005

Brown, Cynthia G. , Elena Rocha, and Amanda Sharkey"Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer A progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger Nation" Center For American Progress (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. August 2005

Kossan, Pat , and Chip Scutari"National school plan suggested" Arizona Republic (2005) n. pag. Online. Internet. August 23, 2005

Honawar, Vaishali "Report Cites 'Expectations Gap' in High School Preparation" Education Week (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 21, 2004

"The Expectations Gap A 50-State Review Of Highschool Graduation Requirements" (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. December 21, 2004

Feller, Ben "Leave no (new) child behind" Miami Herald & AP (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. November 9, 2004

Cavanagh, Sean"NCES to Examine Content Of Algebra 1 Courses" (2004) vol: 24 n: 1 pag: 5 September 1, 2004

Archibald, George"High schoolers lacking in math, science courses" Washington Times (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. April 29, 2004

"School embraces creative talents" & AP (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. April 9, 2004

Viadero, Debra "High School Course Loads Tougher, Study Says" (2004) vol: 23 n:30. pag:12 Online. Internet. April 7, 2004

Perkins, Robert, Brian Kleiner, Stephen Roey, and Janis Brown"The High School Transcript Study: A Decade of Change in Curricula and Achievement, 1990-2000" (2004) n. pag. Online. Intenet. March 25, 2004

Galley, Michelle "Georgia Reaches Out to Japan For Math-Curriculum Model" (2004) vol: 23 n: 27. pag: 13. Online. Internet. March 17, 2004

Lindelof, Bill "Algebra standard softened" Scromento Bee (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. March 12, 2004

Toppo, Greg "Reform causes subject shift" USA Today (2004) n. pag. Online. Internet. March 9, 2004

Giererich, Steve"Academics Make Case to End Credit Hour" Phillyburbs & AP (2003): n. pag. Online. Internet. October 30, 2003

"Education Department promotes high school reforms" & AP (2003): n. pag Online. Internet. October 8, 2003

"Report says schools are unfair to America" & AP (2003): n. pag. Online. Internet. September 9, 2003

"Many U.S. Students Aren't Getting a Strong “Civic Core” of Learning" (2003): n. pag, Online. Internet April 25, 2003

"Court: NYC school system failing kids" & AP (2003): n. pag. Online. Internet. June 26, 2003