The need for Common Standards

With all the buzz around common standards, I thought you may find this interactive map interesting.  The map visually shows when three concepts (how to use an adverb, how to tell time to the minute, and who the president is) are taught across the country.  You’ll be surprised at what you see.  For instance, how to use an adverb is taught in third grade here in Hawaii, fourth grade in California, and sixth grade in Massachusetts.  Telling time to the minute is not addressed in any standard in 18 states.  Check it out.