No doubt you have heard about the “Common Core” standards being developed for English and Math. But could the same be on the horizon for social studies? Last week, social studies experts from 18 states met in Charlotte, North Carolina, to discuss ways to improve the prominence of their discipline in the national discourse. But does this mean that national standards are on the horizon? Not necessarily. This article sheds some light on the meeting.

So what do you think: common standards for social studies?