Professor: Common Core Must Prepare Students For College Reading

In commentary for the Chronicle of Higher Education (2/4, Bauerlein), author and Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein writes that the Common Core Standards were developed in part to address high numbers of students requiring remedial courses because they entered college unprepared, noting that part of the impetus behind the standards is a push to increase the complexity of the textual material students are capable of processing. Bauerlein concludes that standards must remain focused on preparing students for the complexity of the texts they will face in college.