President Obama, unsurprisingly, wants higher educational standards for the U.S... y'know, more like what we've already got here in Massachusetts:
In calling for tougher test standards, he highlighted progress in Massachusetts: "The solution to low test scores is not lower standards – it’s tougher, clearer standards. Standards like those in Massachusetts, where 8th graders are now tying for first – first – in the world in science."
Yes, this is one of the biggest reasons we moved to Boston. For all of the snow, all of the traffic, all of the higher taxes... our kids will get good educations in this state, which is something I couldn't say with any degree of confidence a year ago.