Archive for January 2014

Photo by Ben Watts
Photo by Ben Watts

Curriculum

Beware, Be Wary

Catharine R. Stimpson

In great part, the history of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) reflects the efforts of people both inside and outside schools to reform them. Stoking these efforts is a fear that educators either cannot or will not do it themselves. . . .

Photo by Sakkra Paiboon
Photo by Sakkra Paiboon

Curriculum

Clarifying College Readiness: The Common Core State Standards

Gerald Graff

“Public education is not broken,” says Diane Ravitch in her new book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. “The diagnosis” of the corporate reformers “is wrong,” Ravitch writes, and their solutions are also wrong. . . .

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Photo by Fort Worth Squatch

Curriculum

Common Core Standards: Past, Present, Future

Diane Ravitch

As an organization of teachers and scholars devoted to the study of language and literature, the MLA should be deeply involved in the debate about the Common Core State Standards. . . .

Photo by Colin Harris
Photo by Colin Harris

From the Editor

From the Editor

Rosemary G. Feal

It gives me great pleasure to present the 2013 issue of Profession in this electronic format. While some members will miss having a print copy of the journal, others will be glad to access the essays on their mobile devices for reading on the go. The decision to forgo paper reflects not only a concern for the environment but also a new vision for the journal. . . .
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