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RE: The Common Core State Standards for Blind Students

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RE: The Common Core State Standards for Blind Students

WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so that teachers and parents know what steps must be taken to ensure that students learn effectively; and,

WHEREAS, Arizona and forty-one other states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, define the knowledge and skills students should have in their K–12 education careers so that they will graduate from high school with the ability to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind in Convention assembled this 5th day of September, 2011, in the city of Tempe, Arizona, that this organization insist the blind and visually impaired students, be held accountable to the same standards as other students.

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