This is preposterous. Under the new Common Core curriculum the Gettysburg address is to be taught without mention of the Civil War. How is that even possible?
Is it possible to teach students the meaning behind President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address without mentioning the Civil War?
According to the government’s new Common Core education standards, the Gettysburg Address must be taught without mentioning the Civil War and explaining why President Lincoln was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Student Achievement Partners instructions tell teachers to, “Refrain from giving background context or substantial instructional guidance at the outset…This close reading approach forces students to rely exclusively on the text…and levels the playing field for all students as the seek to comprehend Lincoln’s address.” (Read More)
Oh, and that’s not all. Under Common Core the word “compensation” has a whole new meaning.
Via Fox Nation
Update: Oh my! Common Core is bad, but this is much worse.