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“There is no such thing as doing the nuts and bolts of reading in Kindergarten through 5th grade without coherently developing knowledge in science, and history, and the arts…it is the deep foundation in rich knowledge and vocabulary depth that allows you to access more complex text.” - David Coleman, Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Common Core Standards restore the rightful place of elementary school teachers as the guide to the world! - David Coleman, Common Core State Standards Initiative

A change has occurred, largely unintended, that has stripped education in American down to merely it's nuts and bolts. We know students need a full education, particularly those who are perhaps unlikely to acquire a knowledge of history, the arts, or the wider world outside of the classroom. - Lynne Munson, Americans for the Arts

That total focus on reading only stories in K-5, and then expanding the literacy block to meet reading standards, had the disastrous effect of crowding out history, the arts, and social science in the elementary school that you see so clearly. Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face - I want to be very clear - we were not expanding reading time. We were devastating reading time by cutting off the knowledge that is the foundation of reading itself. - David Coleman, Common Core State Standards Initiative.

“There is no such thing as doing the nuts and bolts of reading in Kindergarten through 5th grade without coherently developing knowledge in science, and history, and the arts…it is the deep foundation in rich knowledge and vocabulary depth that allows you to access more complex text.” - David Coleman