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"American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014.
A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace."
Wow. That will really make kids fall in love with reading.........
Schools in America are to drop classic books such as Harper Lee.
Catcher in the Rye sucks.
We can thank the fine journalists in the UK for bringing us such relevant information.
I liked it.
Great Expectations was better. :)
You shut your crumby whore mouth, you phony.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
They are going to be Apple manuals so we can all learn to work in US-based Apple assembly factories.
Why anyone who will be working as a minimum wage slave needs Literature is beyond me. That is reserved for the 1%.
edit: Oh, and Seig Heil...
This post was edited by Bender 19 months ago
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I was always particular to Heart of Darkness. That book is a literary mindfuck.
I must have missed when the government banned reading outside of school?
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The Common Core standards will be a a much-needed step to improving public education in this country. Kids will be smarter and actually want to read books on their own.
That is a ridiculous point. The government never banned learning math outside of school either, so why not drop math from the curriculum.
Stats are for losers. Drop math.
I, for one, find reports on our educational system from a foreign country without a single source to be highly believable.
Why don't you go kill a Beatle or something. Preferably Ringo.
A 70% to 30% ratio doesn't seem to be the same as "dropping" literature from the curriculum.
I'd like my kid to learn how to write research papers in addition to enjoying the literary prose of Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe.
As a high school English teacher, I can tell you with certainty that literature-- especially the classics-- will not be dropped. The Common Core is simply shifting focus to nonfiction because it is more reflective of the real world. The scale shifts over the course of a child's schooling, being mostly nonfiction throughout high school, but literature is not going anywhere. Also, that reading scale is over all subjects as a whole, so other subjects need to integrate nonfiction reading more than overhauling the English curriculum.
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I was just being snarky, but you obviously don't know anything about the Common Core. I figured a substantive post would be a waste of my time.
Take it to Wells asshat
would a reality tv show style book qualify?
Kiss my hind end, butthead.
The only thing Joseph Conrad wrote that was worth reading. Nostromo sucked ass.
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It gets you put on a list now.
The common core standards will be a complete disaster for education in this country.
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