chapter  3
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Reshaping the standards agenda: from an Australian's perspective of curriculum and assessment

ByDavid Cohen 32

Lower taxes and standardization in the Republic of Ruinacea

Once upon a time, a new government came to power in the Republic of Ruinacea. It was determined to eradicate societal ills, but also was committed to staying in power by whatever pragmatic policies were found effective. Their most popular policy was that of ‘keeping taxes down’, and this became the major platform of their hip pocket economy. The obvious solution to this dual challenge — eradication of ills and lowering of taxes — was standardization. New laws were legislated.