Shane Vander Hart: With the Common Core State Standards our nation will graduate more students who, when it comes to cursive, are functionally illiterate.
A report from Abt Associates that included a cross-section of nine different states shows that states that revise the standards really don’t change much.
The Center for American Progress “report” on the Common Core ELA Standards is just a Gates Foundation-funded piece of propaganda.
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.
Perri Klaus, MD objects to discarding handwriting, and in an op/ed in The New York Times explains why it is still essential even in a “keyboard age.”
If all you do is teach a particular set of concepts and skills within a novel you are not teaching literature.
Two reports from the Defending the Early Years, a Boston-based non-profit organization took aim at the Common Core kindergarten standards in literacy & math.
A recent Stanford University brain study published in the Brain and Language Journal literally shows phonics is better for early reading instruction.
A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.
April is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s English language arts standards. It’s unclear whether the genre will survive a Common Core-based English classroom given the dramatic reduction in time spent on literary texts implicitly mandated by these national standards, and the ambivalence, if not hostility, of the standards […]