Warning: The Common Core standards may be harmful to children

Yatvin, Joanne
March 2013
Phi Delta Kappan;Mar2013, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p42
The article examines the Common Core State Standard in U.S. education, and argues that their English language arts (ELA) standards are too difficult for elementary students. The author outlines her concerns regarding the standards' focus on academic rigor concerning academic language learning, reading comprehension and interpretation, as well as the standards' applicability to English language composition arts. Additional topics include the Common Core State Standards' inclusion of mythology and historical interpretation exercises and their implementation at levels the author believes are too high for their intended grade.


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