The Right Balance


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.”

Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →