Here’s another good article about the new directives for our kids’ literary education.
With the Common Core national education standards coming under increased scrutiny from conservative activists, Republican politicians, and even teachers unions, The Daily Caller News Foundation took a look at the Obama administration’s recommended reading list for K-12 kids.
Common Core’s English standards stress nonfiction over literature. By grade 12, 70 percent of what students read should be informational rather than literary.
Yawn! One of the recommended texts is “Invasive Plant Inventory,” by the California Invasive Plant Council. Seriously? A list of invasive plants will constitute educational literature? Yeah, this is definitely a step up from Great Expectations… This’ll really encourage those kids to crack the books! (Sarcasm intended.)