Posts Tagged: common core

The Right Balance

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New Common Core standards adopted by over forty states require member schools to begin teaching more nonfiction in English class. The Times looks into the pros and cons of pairing literature with legal documents:             “We do so much nonfiction,” Karma said. “I just want to read my book.”

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: O Martyr My Martyr!

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In most communities, teachers are compensated so poorly and afforded so little respect that in many cases the primary compensation is martyrdom.

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