Keep Classic Literature in US Schools!

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.

Let's stop this from happening!!

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Articles on this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9729383/Catcher-in-the-Rye-dropped-from-US-school-curriculum.html

http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/08/classic-literature-to-be-dropped-from-high-schools-in-favor-of-informational-texts/

http://educationviews.org/classic-literature-to-be-dropped-from-high-schools-in-favor-of-informational-texts/



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    Kelley, United States

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    Renea Joseph, United States

    1 year 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...
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