This past week, I learned more about what’s in store for public schools. I was dismayed to find out, at our Tuesday faculty meeting, that Common Core, a new set of learning standards mandated in 46 states, deemphasizes the importance of fiction as well as the experiences in a child’s life that make stories (fables, fairytales, etc.) meaningful. It motivated me to look deeper into the standards and the people developing them. In this clip, David Coleman, the man behind Common Core, states that Americans don’t give a sh*t how people think or feel. I disagree. I think they care a lot.

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