posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:01 PM
Firstly, here are the standards if anyone is interested in reading what they really say.
Common Core Standards
I'd also like to say I am a teacher and I have had a little experience with Common Core as my school is going to implement next year. I urge you to
read the standards, especially if you are concerned about what your child will be learning.
There are standards for informational text, but also for literature. The literature standards require many things, including poetry and at least one
play by Shakespeare in the 11-12 grade standards. Just a quick scan shows me that more than 3 of the 10 standards for 11-12 grade require reading
poetry, drama, and stories.
The informational text standards for 11-12 grade also require 10 standards. One of which requires students to read and understand various documents
such as the constitution. None of the standards say students are required to read "Invasive Plant Inventory" as the op link suggests.
Now, if no text is specifically required for a given standard then it is up to the school or classroom teacher to choose how to teach that standards.
Depending on the state, I suppose. If the classroom teacher decides to use To Kill a Mocking Bird in order to teach a specific standard, they are
allowed to do so.
Honestly, I ask that you read the standards, preferably given by your own state, before worrying that schools have thrown out literature and are only
going to teach informational text.