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The Writing Revolution

Peg Tyre writes for The Atlantic on one school’s program to help failing students by teaching writing skills in nearly every class.

Common Core’s architect, David Coleman, says the new writing standards are meant to reverse a pedagogical pendulum that has swung too far, favoring self-­expression and emotion over lucid communication. “As you grow up in this world, you realize people really don’t give a shit about what you feel or what you think,” he famously told a group of educators last year in New York.

People always underestimate liberal studies, but my writing skills definitely earned me better grades in non-literary subjects.