Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?
APRIL 27, 2015
For states adopting Common Core, the standards apply to kindergarten, laying out what students should be able to do by the end of the grade.* There’s a wide age range for learning to read,” said Nancy Carlsson-Paige on KQED’s Forum program. ” “Most five-year-old children are not really ready to learn to read,” Carlsson-Paige said. That pressure can mean more focus on academics, at the sacrifice of play time.