by Kathleen Porter-Magee at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
"I want to talk about the Common Core as a vehicle to bring three fundamental rights to all students, but particularly our Latino and ELL students:
1. First, this is about the right of all students to read the authentic, complex texts.
2. Second, it’s about giving all students access to the vocabulary of power—the academic vocabulary we know students need to succeed.
3. Finally, it’s about giving all students the support they need to exceed the expectations we’ve set."