Kristen Blair writes that classics are disappearing from the English classroom, and the single biggest reason is the Common Core, which emphasizes “informational text.”

Her source: a report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. TBF bears big responsility for the widespread adoption of those deeply flawed standards. It was paid millions by the Gates Foundation to evaluate them, and found them to be terrific. Then it was paid millions to promote them. Mike Petrilli testified on behalf of the CC before state legislatures.

Blame the Thomas B. Fordham Institute if you are upset about the loss of classic literature.