Common Core standards are shaping the curriculum our children are taught.
This video shows an example from a Literature and Writing Teacher's Guide for first grade.
Are they teaching great children's literature and what makes it valuable? No.
The lesson focuses on social justice activism -- for first graders! We're talking six-year-olds!!!
Students are taught to use emotional words because they have the most impact.
For example, in the workbook, kids are told to say "My mom always 'nags' me to clean my room." Instead of "My mom always 'tells' me to clean my room" -- because the word 'nag' has more emotional impact. (See 3:12)
The video also shows teacher guidelines for teaching Literature and Writing to third graders.
Teachers are told to observe students and to record growth and change in individual student behaviors and attitudes in advocating ways to solve social problems, recognizing social problems, and so on.
Measure growth and change in behaviors and attitudes in advocating for social justice? (See 7:47)
In a literature and writing class for third graders?
In one of the most conservative states in the country?
The federal government is taking control of education from state and local governments and they are indoctrinating our children.