Read Michelle Malkin’s 2nd Common Core article, “Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ and Deconstructionism,” which came out January 25, 2013. In it Malkin helps reveal the philosophy behind the Common Core English Language Arts Standards, by explaining it this way:
One story or “text” is no better than another. Common Core’s literature-lite literacy standards are aimed not at increasing “college readiness” or raising academic expectations. Just the opposite. They help pave the way for more creeping political indoctrination under the guise of increasing access to “information.”
She quotes University of Arkansas professor Sandra Stotsky, whom she describes and compliments as “an unrelenting whistleblower who witnessed the Common Core sausage-making process firsthand,” as concluding the following:
“An English curriculum overloaded with advocacy journalism or with ‘informational’ articles chosen for their topical and/or political nature should raise serious concerns among parents, school leaders, and policymakers. Common Core’s standards not only present a serious threat to state and local education authority, but also put academic quality at risk. Pushing fatally flawed education standards into America’s schools is not the way to improve education for America’s students.”
Be sure to notice at the end of the article that Malkin has listed the Hoosiers Against Common Core website as a resource for her readers!