"On December 8 Common Core released a national survey of school teachers. Sixty-six percent of grade 3–12 public school teachers polled told us that the curriculum was narrowing. According to a vast majority (81%) of elementary teachers, core subjects, including history, are being pushed out of the classroom, largely because of an invasive emphasis on reading and math skills. Seventy-seven percent of teachers said this narrowing was affecting all students, not just struggling learners. And 93% of teachers said that state testing was to blame. The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts presents an exciting opportunity, and an ideal platform, for schools to address the problem of curriculum narrowing by infusing history and civics content into school curriculums in exciting and innovative ways."
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