Shepherd: What Is Wrong with Common Core ELA

Diane Ravitch's blog

Robert Shepherd has written curriculum, textbooks,
assessments, and lots else in recent decades.

Here he explains what
is wrong with the Common Core’s version of English Language Arts:

The CCSS in ELA appear to have been written by complete NOVICES
based upon

a. poorly conceived, unexamined notions about how the
outcomes of ELA education should be characterized and measured AND

b. vague memories of extremely mediocre English classes that the
authors happened to attend when they were in school years ago.

It would be amusing that so much money and time had been spent on
“standards” (I can barely bring myself to use this term to refer to
them) this mediocre if not for the fact that they are going to have
dire consequences on many different levels, including dire
consequences for curricula, for curricular innovation, for
pedagogical practice.

So, what are the problems with the new
national standards in…

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