Government Information Documents Replace Traditional Curriculum as Feds Seize More Control of Schools
In schools across the country, traditional literature is being replaced with government informational texts. It is the result of the Common Core standards transition from teaching literature to focusing on government provided informational documents. “English teachers across the country are trying to figure out which poetry, short stories and novels might have to be sacrificed to make room for nonfiction,” The Washington Post reported. This | Read More »
American Schools Replace Great Fiction With Government Propaganda
English was my favorite subject in school, so much so that I can still recite from memory large passages of the books we read, like A Separate Peace: I went back to Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there 15 years before. And who doesn’t know this by heart: If you really want to | Read More »
Maybe we should just stop teaching the Classics.
Just a little NON-politics. Years ago, I floated through high school and college without reading many of the classic novels of literature. I did read Moby Dick, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Animal Farm, Anna Karenina(more about this one later), and Ivanhoe. That is about it. For all the rest of my book reports I relied on Cliff Notes, or Comics Illustrated (an invaluable source). | Read More »