Op-Ed in SF Chronicle: Standards are fine, but get real science into our classrooms

The world of K-12 science education is again bubbling with talk of new curriculum standards (the Common Core State Standards) about what areas of science need to be taught and how they shall be taught. This is and should be of vital concern to educational policymakers and administrators. Yet the best standards in the world may not translate into real experiences with real things right in the classroom.