WE HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS about the core standards for young children now being written by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The draft standards made public in January conflict with compelling new research in cognitive science, neuroscience, child development, and early childhood education about how young children learn, what they need to learn, and how best to teach them in kindergarten and the early grades.

Please read the entire statement. It is signed by 138 individuals that reviewed the standards when released in 2010. That is more than the 135 that were in the work teams to develop the standards (135). It was presented to the NGA and CCSSO. It was ignored.