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The Critical Importance of Soft Skills for Success in School and at Work

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This is an excellent post by John at The Art of Learning. I recommend you read it CLOSELY, taking note of the excellent TEXT-BASED EVIDENCE used to support the author’s claim.


The Common Core ELA standards demand that students provide evidence to support their claims yet the authors of these standards seemingly ignored decades of research and evidence regarding the importance of emotional intelligence.

That is the only way to explain why the authors of the Common Core continue to claim that the standards will prepare our students for college and careers despite countless surveys and interviews regarding the critical importance of soft skills for success in school and at work…

“A survey by the Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College finds that more than 60% of employers say applicants lack “communication and interpersonal skills” — a jump of about 10 percentage points in just two…

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This entry was posted on March 21, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
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