Standards are needed. If we only compare ourselves to other members of our own state, how does that help our children to compete for jobs if they work anywhere OTHER than the state of origin. We need to stop thinking education is a state issue- it's a country issue. We need all our children to be educated with the same standards. Why do we only have one SAT or ACT test? We all must enable our children to compete on a national scale if we want to help out our future generations. Some states are struggling with trying to educate their youth and it shows at the university level. Let's hold STATES ACCOUNTABLE to meet minimum requirements for its children so every child is assured a competitive education. States are not looking out for their children in many cases. Please do not vote to remove accountability.