Common Core’s Focus On Nonfiction Text Raises Concerns

The Baltimore Sun (4/28, Bowie) reports that one facet of the debate over the Common Core is the increased focus on “reading nonfiction,” noting that some critics argue that this would “lead to a reduction in students’ exposure to great literature.” The piece reports, however, that the National Council of English Teachers says that “the switch doesn’t mean reading good fiction in English classes will be diminished.”