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It seems to me that the modifier on education is super weird. The resolution specifies "elementary" and "secondary" education, which from what I can tell means K-5 or 6 and 9-12. It doesn't make any sense to me that this arbitrary exclusion of the 7-8 cohort would be present in the resolution. Seriously though, am I just misinterpreting this, or is this just bad wording,

 

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You are not alone; I experienced the same confusion when I first read next year's resolution. Practically speaking, "elementary education," refers to K-8 and, "secondary education," refers to 9-12 - this is likely what the framers were attempting to convey. However, for teaching degrees and certifications, "elementary education," only includes K-6. So, basically, it's:

 

just bad wording

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elementary, adj.

pertaining to the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire, or to the great forces of nature

 

secondary, adj.

pertaining to any of a set of flight feathers on the second segment of a bird's wing

 

I guess I found my Interpretations for next year

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