Oklahoma State Representative Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, proposes that the standards writing team make changes suggested by the South Central Comprehensive Center at the University of Oklahoma. Nelson outlines the suggestion changes in his article below, acknowledges that some of them have been made, and suggests that those changes could be made before the end of this year’s legislative session.
Rep. Nelson: New Okahoma Academic Standards Should Be Improved Before Approved
I understand from conversations with some of the experts involved in writing the standards and the development of the comparison that some of these improvements have already been made. There is no reason of which I’m aware that these improvements could not be completed and the standards approved during this session. To not do so would be to let up just before the finish line.
We should consider his suggestions, and respond intelligently to his points.