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New Media Literacy Standards Aim to Combat ‘Truth Decay’

Teachers have always taught students how to vet and analyze information, but helping them distinguish fact from fiction became especially challenging.

The RAND Corporation has released a new set of media literacy standards designed to support schools in this task.

The standards are part of RAND’s ongoing project on “truth decay”: a phenomenon that RAND researchers describe as “the diminishing role that facts, data, and analysis play in our political and civic discourse.”

The complete article is available on the Education Week website.

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