Author Topic: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)  (Read 14222 times)

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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Buk Reedin' Thred (Book Thread)
« Reply #375: December 03, 2012, 09:22:41 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/common-core-state-standards-in-english-spark-war-over-words/2012/12/02/4a9701b0-38e1-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html?hpid=z3

to me, this is sad

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The Common Core State Standards in English, which have been adopted in 46 states and the District, call for public schools to ramp up nonfiction so that by 12th grade students will be reading mostly “informational text” instead of fictional literature. But as teachers excise poetry and classic works of fiction from their classrooms, those who designed the guidelines say it appears that educators have misunderstood them.


there's something to be said for getting exposed to literature in school