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National Standards is a Federal Curriculum

January 16, 2002

The following organizations have established national standards that form the federal curriculum. These standards have been developed at the direction and with major funding from the federal government.

States are expected to base their state standards and assessments on this content. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is based on these standards.

Collectively, they comprise a political agenda that politicizes the curriculum in every school. For example, the U.S. History Standards were rejected by the U.S. Senate in 1995 on a vote of 99 to 1. Only cosmetic changes have been made on them since that time.

The CCE standards on Civics and Government undermine the basic principles of our government: national sovereignty, natural rights and natural law.

The NCTM math standards are the fuzzy math that rejects traditional math teaching and memorizing.

States that base their standards and assessments on these national standards are accepting a radical, politicized curriculum in their schools, created, funded and enforced by the federal government.

What are the National Standards? Who creates them?

The Arts
Music Educators National Conference
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, MA 20191
703-860-4000

Civics and Government
The Center for Civic Education
5146 Douglas Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302-1467
818-591-9321

Economics
The National Council on Economic Education
1140 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor
New York, MY 10036
212-730-7007

English
The Center for the Study of Reading
University of Illinois
158 Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-2552

Foreign Language
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Six Executive Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10801-6801
914-963-8830

Geography
National Council for Geographic Education
421 N. Walk, 16A Leonard Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indian, Pennsylvania 15705-1087
724-357-6290

Global Education
The American Forum for Global Education
120 Wall Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-624-1300

National Center for History in the Schools
Department of History
5262 Bunche Hall
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473
310-825-4702

Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1593
703-620-9840
1140 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor

Physical Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703-476-3410

Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
8555 Sixteenth Street
Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
www.socialstudies.org

Science
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
202-334-2000

Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education
University of California, Berkeley
2030 Addison Street, Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-4004

Health
Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards

Technology
International Technology Education Association

The World of Work
Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills
American Society for Training and Development

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