Common Core standards: Going, going, gone

The basis for the lessons teachers use to make children stronger readers and more critical thinkers is being thrown out, but what will replace it isn’t known yet.

Teachers have been revising lesson plans for the past three years to include a new set of standards called Common Core.

The goal of Common Core was to teach students how to think more analytically in all of their classes. Teachers spent more time showing students how to identify key details and authors’ main ideas in fiction and nonfiction essays and texts.

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