Why should common core concern Christian parents?

The Common Core’s narrow, protected control of K–12 educational standards in the U.S. is unprecedented. For the past 100 years, progressive educators sought the holy grail of power in America—universal control of education. John Dewey, Charles Potter, and a host of other progressives made a play for universal educational control and standards in the early twentieth century. Charles Potter’s statement in the 1930s reveals this progressive intent: “What can theistic Sunday School, meeting for an hour once a week, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Lawrence Cremin, an historian at Columbia University, says it this…

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3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

According to Annie Holmquist in This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write the Nation’s Report Card announced that only 27% of American 8th and 12th graders attained proficiency in writing. Why are American students such terrible writers? According to a text by Dr. Edwin Lewis entitled A First Book in Writing English, American schools, students, and even adults regularly violate three principles, which Lewis deemed essential to the writing process. 1. They Don’t Read High Quality Literature Schools often fail to present their students with literature selections, which demonstrate good examples of vocabulary, sentence structure, and other…

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