The Fordham Institute released its survey of 1200 ELA teachers and they have found students read less fiction, content knowledge is slighted, and writing instruction needs help.
Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
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.