Article Comparison

By: Madison Ligh and Dray Davis

How do the authors utilize statistics to demonstrate teacher and general approval of Common Core?

The author of the first article uses percentages to show the decrease of people who support Common Core. In contrast, the author of the second article didn’t so much as use statistics and facts, as they used events and reports to support the statement that Common Core may be becoming more popular.

What is unique about author one’s approach vs. author two’s approach?

The author of the first article approached the topic of Common Core, saying that more people were going against it, whereas the author of the second article suggested Common Core’s growing popularity. The authors also had different approaches on proving their statement, where one used more statistics and percentages, while the other used events and reports.

What data does the first author include to support her claim? What data does the second author include to support her claim?

The first author’s claim is Common Core is not as great as it was when it first came out. The author uses percents on how many people supported Common Core compared to the present. The second author’s claim is Common Core is going to see happier days or something like Common Core will. The second author uses reports and events saying that Common Core is going to be supported like it was before or at least something like Common Core.

How do the tones differ?

The first article the author had a negative tone to Common Core. The second article had more of a positive tone towards Common Core.