The Common Core will teach kids to be good citizens, argues Ross Wiener in The Atlantic. The new standards aren’t just about college and career readiness. Common Core is “deeply and explicitly focused on preparing students for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.”
High school English Language Arts standards call for students to analyze the historical and literary significance of foundational U.S. documents and speeches,
“Common Core articulates standards for speaking and listening that develop students’ ability to participate in democratic debate,” writes Wiener.