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Opinion: Put Journalism Education Into Common Core Standards

As schools overhaul their academic curricula to ensure new Common Core standards are successfully applied in K-12 classrooms, experts worry that elective courses like journalism may be axed.

Media equipment stans ready on the green at Dartmouth for the Republican debates on October 11, 2011.

As schools overhaul their academic curricula to ensure new Common Core standards are successfully applied in K-12 classrooms, experts worry that elective courses like journalism may be axed. Advocates for the classes urge that journalism education be incorporated into new standards because core disciplines like critical thinking, communication skills, and reading and writing comprehension are critical elements of education assessments. (PBS)

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