It seems that each day you hear something else about the Common Core. This post explores "five myths about the new standards and shows what the standards really entail."
The five legends are listed below. Each is explained in detailed in the post.
Legend 1: The new standards prohibit teachers from setting purposes for reading or discussing prior knowledge.
Legend 2: Teachers are no longer required to teach phonological awareness, phonics, or fluency.
Legend 3: Teachers are no longer required to teach phonological awareness, phonics, or fluency.
Legend 4: Teachers must teach students at frustration levels.
Legend 5: Most schools are already teaching to the new standards.
Via Beth Dichter