American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014.
A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace.
Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards.
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Kelley, United States11 months ago Comments: -
Renea Joseph, United States11 months ago Comments: And this is supposed to make kids WANT to read? Sure........I love manuals, don't you? It 's all about entertainment for the younger generations and I don't think the proposed literature will be that entertaining. Just saying...
Ashley Landry, United States11 months ago Comments: -
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