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Blaming Common Core for Decline of Cursive Lessons is Super Misleading

  The editors of The Dallas Morning News are applauding efforts across the country to ensure that cursive writing is taught in their schools. However, the editors’ contention that “cursive writing took another blow when most states adopted Common Core curriculum standards, which no longer required teaching it in public schools,” could not be further...

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High Standards Don’t Narrow Academic Focus, They Widen Student Skill Sets

Former Middletown, Rhode Island educator Barbara VonVillas recently wrote to her local paper, The Westerly Sun, expressing her concerns about the changing landscape in education. Among her complaints is the lack of “importance of reading in the development of critical thinking… and a declining focus on civics and history.”  Implying that Common Core State Standards...

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