A former college adjunct & grad student with 13 years of classroom experience, I've shifted to secondary...tenure track work is just easier to find. BUT the major impetus was that I spent 13 years wondering why my Freshmen couldn't read non-fiction with any degree of competency, no matter the district they came from. I see the remediation courses at college-level as little more than a money grab, especially since college teaching requires no certification/specialization AN colleges are using too many adjuncts. Our children deserve better: to learn the basics for free (K-12). I like CCSS for ELA with some exceptions, categorization of reading and writing types is too vague, and believe the added rigor is a good move. I adore words, love language & literature...and the classroom.