Reasons to Repeal Common Core in Alabama is now ready and live.  Be prepared to use and share.
 

Textbooks  Aligned to Common Core

Dick and Jane are long gone.  Now textbooks are filled with national and international agendas.  What used to be science fiction, socialist propaganda and new age-like writing is children and student literature.  It's so hard to believe that political op eds have taken the place of classic literature. 

Children and young adults are being transformed every day by the resources used for teaching in the classrooms.  Do you really, really know what they are reading and discussing?  If a teacher is a progressive and of liberal intent, the student receives a double whammy.

Look at the Advanced Placement Literature textbook reviews in the adjacent boxes.  I forewarn you that some is vulgar and pornographic.  These books align perfectly with Common Core State Standards.  They do not align with common sense content.  Alabama is on the road to rejecting Common Core by rejecting these problematic textbooks presented to the state by the publishers as appropriate literature.

Refer to this link for all English Language Arts Textbooks rejected by the State of Alabama.  Copy and paste the link to your URL.  Go to the link and open the document page.

http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/documents.asp?section=54&sort=14&footer=sections

 


 

Common Core Aligned and Suggested Readings

America’s Constitution: A Biography by  Akhil Reed Amar (Grade 11)

  • ·         The states gave up the majority of their rights and surrendered all sovereignty when they ratified the Constitution
  • ·         Argues that the Electoral College was not created to protect the interests of smaller states, but was actually a ploy to maintain slavery.
  • ·         Argues that the 2nd amendment did not intend there to be an individual right to bear arms
  • ·          Constitution does not provide for an individual protection under the 2nd Amendment.
  • ·         Argues that the Philadelphia Convention was little more than a meeting of proslavery activists

Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth  by Richard Hofstadter (Grade 11)

  • ·         Lincoln exaggerated his life story and his humble beginnings was only created to advance the Republican Party.

If the World Were a Village  David J. Smith (Grades 2-3)

  • ·         Population control (justification for abortion and birth control)  advocated through a class discussion of available food sources and clean living conditions in book and powerpoint form

A History of Us by Joy Hakim (Grades 4-5)

  • ·         Conservativism explained as “wanting unrestrained capitalism.”   Capitalism is why some people are poor. Emphasis on gun bans and gun

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woodie Guthrie  by Elizabeth Partridge (Grades 6 – 8)

  • ·         Discussion of an affair:  not appropriate for discussion in classrooms.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee  by Dee Brown (Grades 9 – 10)

  • ·         Historically inaccurate view of the events surrounding US Government and State Government interactions with Native Americans and perspectives of the injustices and betrayals of the US government

The Longitude Prize  by Joan Dash (Grades 9-10)

  • ·         The author suggests that this book is targeted for children 9-12 years old, yet common core recommends it for students far older than that.

Before Columbus: The Americas of 1492 (Grades 9-10)

  • ·         The facts are presented in a way that suggests that all bad things from environmental destruction to individual sufferings of the Native populations was solely at the hands of those who settled here
  • ·         It is written to a level to attract an audience of 11-13 year old readers but it is recommended for much older students in the common core list.
  • ·         Vilifies the timber industry