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Transforming Education Beyond Common Core: Arne Duncan’s “Classroom of the Future”

http://thumb1.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/2397722/225243250/stock-photo-business-man-with-the-text-stop-common-core-in-a-concept-image-225243250.jpgReplacing our traditional ways of learning, through reading, writing, and study—contemplative and solitary activities—are the communal and hands-on activities promoted in Common Core and now digital learning.  Both Common Core and digital learning serve to obscure a large part of the reason for the achievement gap: reading ability.  Students who are poor readers lag in other subjects.  To cover up this inability, Common Core emphasizes “speaking and listening skills,” (with points given for behavior and attitudes, such as the ability to work with “diverse” groups) and group work, where lagging students are coached along by others as they do “close readings” of short passages.
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