NY Teacher William Johnson: Not Happy About Common Core in English Classrooms

This is another great post over at What is Common Core on the English Language Arts Common Core standards.

Why do the folks behind the Common Core think domain-specific vocabulary isn’t important when it comes to English? Again, the language used to describe the new Common Core approach highlights the ways that these standards will change the goal of English study from understanding and mastery of literature and literary writing to “constantly build[ing] students’ ability to access more complex texts across the content areas.” In other words, the goal of English class will become helping students read texts for their other subject areas — the ones that really matter, like math.

…Unfortunately, the folks behind the Common Core have made it abundantly clear that they see little value in having students understand literature.

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  • Zabrina

    And they themselves see little value in writing clearly or succinctly.