Sometimes our Indiana schools do get it right. I've done my fair share of complaining when I felt they were getting it wrong.'s only fair to give them my support when I like what they are doing.

Rick Ahlgrim, director of secondary education for Greenwood Community Schools, said the new standards and test are designed to prepare students for college and careers beyond graduation.
"(Teachers) are going to have to help students become as proficient in the acquisition of knowledge, the processing of knowledge and then the dissemination or demonstration of knowledge as the teacher is. This is getting kids college- and career-ready," he said.