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Englsih Professor Gerald Graff Discusses Common Core State Standards and Educational Curriculums

Apr 27, 2015
The Answer Sheet,” a Washington Post blog, published a column by Gerald Graff, UIC LAS professor of English and education, that responds to education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, who spoke to the Modern Language Association this month about the past, present and future of the Common Core State Standards. 

View the Article: Reaction to Ravitch: A Different View of Common Core

Also, a Chronicle of Higher Education column on graduate course offerings in humanities departments cites comments by Gerald Graff, which were delivered during his 2008 term as president of the Modern Language Association. 

View the Article: Graduate Students Cannot Live by Pimentos Alone: Why an Endlessly Specialized, Unsequenced Mix of Courses Doesn't Work