Common Core Standards Finalized

“The final set of common academic standards was released today, capping months of closed-door work to write them and months more to revise them with feedback from state education officials, teachers’ unions, and other education interest groups.”

Full article from Edweek

Common Standards

Interesting blog post by Tom Hoffman regarding the Common Standards Initiative.

the Common Standards omit, but every high performing country cited includes, such fundamentals in the discipline of English as:

  • developing independent interpretations of texts;
  • literary criticism;
  • the concept of genre;
  • drama;
  • any student writing beyond explanations and arguments.

That is just a sampling of the significant omissions from the Common Standards.

It’s worth reading his entire post … and worth critically reading the proposed Common Standards. Public feedback is open until October 21st.