Monday, February 02, 2015

Sen.Rand Paul Criticizes Common Core History Standards- duh There aren't any

However, Common Core only sets standards in english language arts/literacy and math, as ThinkProgress pointed out.
Critics of Common Core take issue with its alleged required reading list, which Bill Bennett, former Secretary of Education for President Ronald Reagan, described as a "myth" in a September op-ed.
The only texts Common Core requires students to read are the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and President Lincoln's second inaugural address, according to NPR.

Paul may be confusing Common Core with the AP U.S. History exam, which conservatives have criticized as unpatriotic. The Republican National Committee in August denounced the revised version of the test, which was released in 2012, for its "consistently negative view of American history."
Numerous states have since condemned the new course framework or taken actions to combat it. Last week, a Georgia state senator introduced a resolution that criticized the AP history course's "radically revisionist view of American history."
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