Behind the Headline: Culture Warrior, Gaining Ground

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Culture Warrior, Gaining Ground
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Romancing the Child
Spring 2001| Education Next

E.D. Hirsch is making a comeback, writes Al Baker in the New York Times. He explains

Mr. Hirsch’s newfound popularity comes largely because of the Common Core, a set of learning goals for kindergarten through 12th grade that have been adopted by almost every state in the last few years.

Mr. Hirsch did not write the Common Core, but his curriculums — lesson plans, teaching materials and exercises — are seen as matching its heightened expectations of student progress. And philosophically, the Common Core ideal of a rigorous nationwide standard has become a vindication of Mr. Hirsch’s long campaign against what he saw as the squishiness — a lack of specific curriculums for history, civics, science and literature — in modern education.

In the very first issue of Education Next, E.D. Hirsch described his philosophy of how children learn.

Diane Ravitch reviewed Hirsch’s book The Knowledge Deficit for Ed Next in 2006.

In this Ed Next video, Nathan Glazer and Paul Peterson discuss E.D. Hirsch’s book, The Making of Americans.

In the Winter 2013 issue of Ed Next, E.D. Hirsch reviewed Paul Tough’s book How Children Learn.

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