Common Core’s Politicized Education
The curriculum framework is opening the door for agenda-driven books.
In Wake County, North Carolina, 4th graders are being assigned politically correct reading topics. One of the books is One Crazy Summer, the story of two children who are sent by their mother in 1968 to attend a Black Panther camp during the summer. According to Progressives Today, “The Black Panthers are portrayed in a positive light, and the reader is educated about some of the charitable community programs they set up.”
Another book is Esperanza Rising, which portrays a sympathetic Mexican family living in a camp for Mexican workers during the Great Depression, who must face off against a cruel U.S. government crackdown on the workers’ union.
Stop Common Core North Carolina observes that reading politically correct books “shapes children’s views on class, immigration, unions, police, etc. Do you think this is appropriate for 4th graders?” In order to make room for the books, other traditional books must have been removed from the curriculum.
Common Core is being used as the catalyst to replace the classics with these agenda-driven books. Breitbart has the full story.