Mississippi State Senator Tony Smith shared this link on Twitter regarding Common Core. This story comes from New York, and it concerns teachers speaking out about one of the literary requirements for their Common Core Curriculum.
Teachers and school officials in yet another American school district have become so appalled by the raunchy content in a Common Core-recommended book that they have refused to distribute the book to ninth-grade students.
This time, the school district on porn alert is in Newburgh, N.Y., reports the Times Herald-Record.
The book at issue is “Black Swan Green” by British author David Mitchell. The district spent almost $6,000 on copies of the book for 14-year-old students, apparently before anyone noticed its explicit contents.
Dozens of Newburgh teachers attended a school board meeting on Wednesday to express their discontent with the bawdy coming-of-age story.
The award-winning 2006 novel — sort of a very poor man’s version of “The Catcher in the Rye” — is written from the perspective of a 13-year-old English boy. It’s full of teen-speak and extinct early 1980s pop-culture references.