Following is a great link:
The title of the article is: Advancing our Students; Language and Literacy, The Challenge of Complex Text. It explores how the complexity of high school texts have steadily dropped over the last 50 years - and how this issue needs to be dealt with in the common core.
The question I think it poses is -- If we need to start where the child can read, have we prepared our teachers to teach hard for acceleration?
See what you think.