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Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism

jwilliams Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:02 PM
There's nothing in the Common Core to suggest they'll take books like this out. Malkin makes a common mistake, one which is spelled out as incorrect in the Common Core: 70% of the reading kids do in the upper grades is supposed to be nonfiction, yes, but that's supposed to be 70% of ALL the reading they do, not just what they do for English class. The percentage of fiction, obviously, would be much higher in English.

(This is the second part of an ongoing series on federal "Common Core" education standards and the corruption of academic excellence.)

The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students -- in the nation's own capital -- to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate. But this is fiddlesticks compared to what the federal government is doing to eliminate American children's core knowledge base in English, language arts and history.

Thanks to the "Common Core" regime, funded with President Obama's stimulus dollars and bolstered by duped Republican governors and business groups, deconstructionism...