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

MyBestEffort Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 7:50 AM
My kids are now 20 and 24. If I were having children now, I would home school them. Thank G-d my kids got most of the old fashioned education. I saw disturbing trends though. One that bothered me was in Literature. AP Literature is now what used to be expected from ALL students. The books that the kids read were awful. Books that turn boys off. No male heroes, nothing to keep a 16 year old boy interested and motivated to read. Rape, moral relativism, and progressive ideas were the subjects of the books. Kids today don't have the patience or skills to read the classics; they are too complex for the average student today. Reading the comments here from teachers proving the point of this article is cause for great concern.
jrobson Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:07 AM
Steve146 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:37 AM
MyBest... my kids are the same age as yours. I sent them, and would recommend anyone who can muster the money, to send your kids to a private school. They are so much better off for it. Yes, you still see the topics of the progressives in the curriculum... but there's a broad mix of philosophical approaches. And moreover, they teach the kids to question and think, not just ingest and regurgitate. It's so worth it for their college & job possibilities... and just for the fact that it makes them better people.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:00 AM
If I was teaching now and had to use books that would get boys interested in reading I'd have them reading books by Vince Flynn or Brad Thor. Those would hold a boys attention even though they wouldn't teach much, aside from how C.I.A. covert agents do their jobs.

(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...