PRAISE FOR THE CORE KNOWLEDGE SERIES
“A new vision for the education of America is being tested in Florida—and it works.”
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the knowledge I am able to give my children through your series. They absorb the information like sponges and can’t get enough of it. It is clear to me that children have the capability to learn so much more than is expected of them in most schools!”
—A parent, Florida
“Core Knowledge has increased the enthusiasm and commitment of our teachers, and our rising standardized test scores show that the program is effective.”
—Gina M. McKinnon, PDC K-6,
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, Massachusetts
“We credit Core Knowledge for the improved achievement levels of our socioeconomically disadvantaged students.”
—Joan Jamieson, Principal, Santa Barbara Community Academy,
Santa Barbara, California
E. D. HIRSCH, JR., is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and the author of The Schools We Need, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, and the bestselling Cultural Literacy. He is chairman of the board at the Core Knowledge Foundation and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.See all Editorial Reviews
i was not impressed with this book. thank goodness i bought it used so i didn't spend too much on it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nancy nieslen
I bought this because my homeschooled son will be going to public school in the fall and I want to be sure he is prepared for what they may be learning or expecting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tina
I bought this to use for homeschooling. It's great for ideas and guidelines to follow in different subject areas. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chanel Bella
Series is the best.
My kids are so knowledgeable just from doing these books year by year.
Hirsch should get a medal for his books.
Very helpful book in ascertaining your fifth grader's accumulation of knowledge and skills. We found needy areas due to too much time devoted to government testing programs in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by old debate coach
Someone recommended this book to me to review some basic info that may have been forgotten in order to take a content test for my K-8th grade teacher certification. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Denise H