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The Most Debatable Topic: Standards

Hello to All,

The Most Debatable Topic in Adult Education

I have been following this conversation in the Adult English Language Learners Community with heightened interest.  I want to respond to Carol King who commented on May 19th.  Carol articulated that for her she would want to focus on exactly what the standards were saying and asking students to do.  This made me want to share something that a program administrator recently told me.  He said that every time his staff meets, he spends a portion of the time they are together on the topic of standards.  He called it a Tiny Professional Development.  He uses the resources available on Achieve the Core at

If you are not familiar with this site, I hope it is a resource that you will explore.

Meryl Becker-Prezocki, SME