Sub-standard Standards of
the Common Core
English Language Arts (ELA) Standards
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas, served on the Common Core
Validation Committee but refused to sign off on the ELA standards
because of poor quality, empty skill sets, the de-emphasis on literature,
and low reading levels, such as 8th grade levels for 12th grade students.
Even the Fordham Institute – a Common Core proponent – admitted that
some states already had better standards than the Common Core.
Dr. James Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the
Common Core Validation Committee, refused to sign off, stating, “It’s
almost a joke to think students [who master the common standards] would
be ready for math at a university.”