The Common Core’s shift towards informational text we warned would have a negative impact in the classroom. Common Core advocates admit there is a problem.
Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute wrote a great op/ed entitled “Schoolkids missing the Twain” for the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette that paints a picture of how the Common Core State Standards disproportionate use of informational texts will impact school kids. An excerpt: Mark Twain’s greatest achievement was “Adventures of Huckleberry […]
Mary Grabar who is teaches English at Emory University gave a very pointed critique at Roll Call of the literature standards for high school students within the Common Core. She started off with a great analogy (something we learn to appreciate when reading good literature): How good a player would Arne Duncan, former basketball pro […]