Shakespeare and the decline of America

Daniel Hannan The Washington Examiner 6/22/2015

There are moments when I want to weep for America. They often come, now that I think of it, when I read the Washington Post. Last week, that newspaper ran an article by a long-serving English teacher in Sacramento called Dana Dusbiber, who dislikes Shakespeare so much that she […]

British Novelist to American Grads: There’s Nothing Virtuous about Being Offended

Mark Antonio Wright National Review 5/19/2015

A rather uneventful college commencement season full of the usual platitudes and bromides was shaken up by British novelist Ian McEwan’s refreshingly challenging the zeitgeist of trigger warnings, free-speech zones, and campus censorship at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this week.

McEwan did not shy away from addressing the current […]

Bill Whittle: The origins of political correctness

The Right Scoop YouTube 4/13/2012

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Here’s what kids will read under Common Core

Robby Soave The Daily Caller 5/8/2013

With the Common Core national education standards coming under increased scrutiny from conservative activists, Republican politicians, and even teachers unions, The Daily Caller News Foundation took a look at the Obama administration’s recommended reading list for K-12 kids.

Common Core’s English standards stress nonfiction over literature. By grade 12, […]

Homeschooling advocate: Common Core abandons classics for ‘reading executive orders from President Obama’

Ginni Thomas The Daily Caller 4/14/2013

Will Estrada, the director of federal relations for the Home School Legal Defense Association, says classics are being abandoned in the standards of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

“We’ve started seeing what is in this Common Core curriculum, and it’s not good, Ginni,” the 29-year-old told The Daily […]

Obamacore: The substitution of propaganda for great literature in our schools

“Obama has managed to press direct support for his most cherished and controversial policy initiative onto your local school district.”

 

Paul Mirengoff PowerLine 12/6/2012

Controversy is brewing over new Common Core State Standards in English that call on public schools to emphasize the reading of “information text” instead of fictional literature. According […]