Thursday, May 9, 2013

Common Core English Standards

The Wall Street Journal has a column here arguing that the math standards of the common core are valuable, and Republicans should get on board and start supporting the common core curriculum.  This is a subscription only article, and you might have to find a back door in to read it.  I found one through a google search.

I would argue that having kids acquire advanced literacy skills is at least as important as kids learning math.  Read this blog entry by a practicing high school English teacher to get some idea of the problems with the English standards:

I don’t know this writer, but everything he said mirrors my own experience teaching English.

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