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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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