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Common Core and the Miracle of the Reading Brain at the CBC Annual Meeting

Both speakers feel that though there are flaws with the standards, their implementation will bring about many positive results. “Asserting that the Common Core represents the most significant ‘cultural shift’ in the world of education since Brown vs. the Board of Education, Sitomer explained that the Common Core aims to strengthen the U.S. teaching system by following several fundamental principles. Though he acknowledged the skepticism that many teachers, parents, and others feel toward the Common Core, he emphasized how its proponents aim to introduce more comprehensive standards that focus on qualitative, conceptual knowledge. The standards, as applied to reading and language arts, focus on close reading, rereading, finding and presenting textual evidence.”

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