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Sep 17, 2013

Common Core: Soft Porn for Sophomores

If you were still searching for good reasons to be suspicious of the Common Core initiative already in place in Arkansas, look no further: A Sierra Vista, AZ parent wrote Eagnews about a Common Core-recommended book assigned to her son’s 10th grade class called “Dreaming in Cuban,” from which students read out loud during class....

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common-core-bookIf you were still searching for good reasons to be suspicious of the Common Core initiative already in place in Arkansas, look no further:

A Sierra Vista, AZ parent wrote Eagnews about a Common Core-recommended book assigned to her son’s 10th grade class called “Dreaming in Cuban,” from which students read out loud during class.

From the parent’s e-mail, here’s one of the book excerpts in question:

“Hugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls.  Hugo bit Felicia’s breast and left purplish bands of bruises on her upper thighs.  He knelt before her in the tub and massaged black Spanish soap between her legs.  He entered her repeatedly from behind.”

There’s more, but we won’t go on (read more here and here).

“Dreaming in Cuban” – which Common Core considers to be an “exemplar text” – appears on page 152 of Appendix B of the “Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.”

We understand that Sierra Vista High School has pulled the book.

But we wonder how many other schools will use it?  How did this book become an “exemplar, recommended text” in Common Core English?

How many parents do you know who would be comfortable with this?

We agree with The Arkansas Project in their assessment of nationalizing our students’ education.  It’s a local matter and should stay that way.  For more information on Common Core, visit Arkansas Against Common Core and Arizonans Against Common Core, just two sites that contain loads of useful facts about Common Core and its consequences.

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