Proposal could expect Georgia students to read 25 books per year

Part of the state's overhaul of its English and language arts curriculum, the Habits of Reading standard would encourage teachers to assign the equivalent of 25 books per year. Although that amount of reading has been demonstrated to improve students' vocabulary and reading skills, language teachers worry that the burden of teaching could fall upon them, and parents have said the workload may be too onerous for children.

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