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New Concerns About the Common Core Standards Initiative

“The downside, however, is that there is only so much time in a school year, and students can’t read everything. Certain compromises, like abridging plays by Shakespeare and other storied authors, have to be made…Because of the additional pressure on English teachers to teach nonfiction writing and research skills, Bauerlein says, even less time will be spent on works of fiction that are still part of the new standards.”

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