Common Core Reading Standards Are a Scam

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{Editor's Note: There's been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Common Core Standards, a new system of public educational curriculum backed by Bill Gates, which will be adopted by most states in the next year or two. One of the biggest criticisms: the emphasis of nonfiction reading over literature. BlogHer Susan at On the Edge thinks the standards are a step in the wrong direction. Here's why. --Grace]

It should be thrown into the garbage can like all other "reformer" ideas. I can just see kids being denied the right to read and study novels in literature classes, although reading novels is critical for students to use their creativy and imagination and also helps them read better.

Reading novels, especially the classics, is important in understanding the cultural foundations of this country and helps students become well-rounded adults.

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