Stotsky, Sandra, ed., What's at Stake in the K-12 Standards Wars: A Primer for Educational Policy Makers. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.


Sandra Stotsky


Presents criticisms of subject area standards in mathematics, science, history and economics, and English from the perspective of academicians in the various disciplines; the collection of articles embraces anti-constructivist aspects of the standards and critiques the federal and state policy initiatives that promote these flawed sets of standards; frequently proposes alternative policies and standards.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Collection of Studies

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing


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