How narrowly is the expression "the standards" defined? For example, is it restricted to ONLY the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards, or does it also include both the Professional Standards and the Draft Assessment Standards?
If the Listserv were focused on all three, I believe individuals should be able to relate issues to something in at least one of the three. But, personally, I've not been bothered by the topics that crop up. I haven't detected anything like the level of abuse that I've seen on the Calculus Reform or TI Listservs, for example.
Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225 email@example.com