Friday, March 19, 2004

Now comes the hard part 

The Minnesota House has approved the social science standards and the science standards. The Senate however, has now introduced three alternative sets of standards; rather than be seen as do-nothing, which was the recommendation of the Know-Nothing Party, to build some room to negotiate or stonewall in a conference committee next month. I will need time to read these, and I will get to them next week. But the best course of all is to get the Senate to pass something based on the standards passed by the House, to reduce the scope of disagreement and room for maneuver.