Will the standards-based reform movement improve education or discriminate against poor and disadvantaged students?
All children will start school ready to learn. The high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent. All students in grades four, eight, and twelve will demonstrate competency in English, math, science, civics, foreign language, economics, arts, history, and geography. U.S. students will be first in math and science achievement. Every adult will be literate. Every school in the U.S. will be free of drugs and violence, and the unauthorized presence of firearms and alcohol