ACTE Techniques October 2011 : Page 26

new Standard Setting a with a Common CoMMoN CoRE STATE STANDARDS Career Technical Core By DEAN R. FoLkERS he pursuit of common educational expectations, or standards, among the states has long been a conversation met with strong opinions— for and against. On the one hand, it can be argued, education outcomes should be determined locally to meet the needs and expectations of the community responsible, both fiscally and politically, for the education of youth and adults. On the other hand, the available options associated with jobs and careers often transcend a local community—to a national or international marketplace. T PHoTo By ISToCk.CoM 26 Techniques OCTOBER 2011 www.acteonline.org

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