If Common Core is all that it is cracked up to be, we should have seen an increase in scores on assessments like PIRLS, not a decline.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and some Illinois Legislative Republicans oppose requiring schools to teach cursive which Common Core virtually eliminated.
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.