The Intersection

Literacy Expert Unearths Common Core Myths

January 15, 2013

In ASCD’s current issue of Educational Leadership, noted literacy expert Timothy Shanahan unearths what the Common Core State Standards really entail by dismantling five myths about the Standards in the article, The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends. “It’s not surprising, then, that the recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards by 46 states and the District of Columbia has given rise to anxieties among educators that have fueled the flames of misperception, confusion, and rumor. I explore some of those legends here in the hope of slowing their spread.”

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