The Common Core is Tough on Kids with Special Needs

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The standards don’t allow enough flexibility for students who learn differently

In a recent discussion board thread on reading comprehension challenges in autism, a special-education teacher commented that her students can’t understand the assigned reading passages. “When I complained, I was told that I could add extra support, but not actually change the passages,” she wrote. “It is truly sad to see my students’ frustration.”

Read more. The Atlantic, Feb. 21 2014