I'm feeling a little left out, because there is a lot being said in conference rooms all over the country about the Common Core ELA standards, but as far as I can find, very little of any substance being published on the web. So I broke down and watched this talk:
The most striking moment is when Coleman shifts away from talking about math and switches to talking about "literacy" standards. Literacy? They never really sorted out what the subject of these standards is. It's rather remarkable.