My Censorship Problem with NCTE

Preface: As members of an online forum called NCTE Connected Community Open Forum, longtime NCTE member  Steve Krashen and a handful of other concerned members have posted items critical of NCTE’s refusal to issue a statement of concern about the Common Core Curriculum standards. A few of us have pointed out that instead NCTE has […]

Nobel Prize Economist Refutes David Coleman's Crackpot Literacy Theory

Common Core Curriculum Standards entrepreneur David Coleman is barnstorming the country claiming that schools need to de-emphasize fiction and obliterate any semblance of reader response. No feelings, no imaginations, no speculations: Just the facts, kid. What children need, asserts Coleman, whose connection with what US public schoolchildren need is a masters degree from Oxford, is […]