Common core means changing history?
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On Wednesday, The Daily Caller reported on a bizarre, politically-charged series of Common Core-aligned mathematics lessons for elementary- and middle-school students involving U.S. presidents and presidential elections (e.g., was the 2000 presidential election “fair”)
One of the perfectly innocuous-sounding lessons is called “There is a Difference: Histograms vs. Bar Graphs.”
Math teachers using this lesson use various facts about presidents, including religious affiliation. The lesson plan offers Infoplease.com as its “recommended” website for obtaining this information about American presidents.Continue reading →