Dec 7 - Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum

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Dec 7 - Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum
 

 

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 Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curriculum - Telegraph




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Schools in America are to drop classic books such as Harper Lee's To k!ll a Mockingbird and JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye from their curriculum in favour of 'informational texts'

American literature classics are to be replaced by insulation manuals and plant inventories in US classrooms by 2014.

A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace.

Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To k!ll a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards.

Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Invasive Plant Inventory, by California's Invasive Plant Council.

The new educational standards have the backing of the influential National Governors' a.ssociation and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and are being part-funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jamie Highfill, a teacher at Woodland Junior High School in Arkansas, told the Times that the directive was bad for a well-rounded education.

"I'm afraid we are taking out all imaginative reading and creativity in our English classes.

"In the end, education has to be about more than simply ensuring that kids can get a job. Isn't it supposed to be about making well-rounded citizens?"

Supporters of the directive argue that it will help pupils to develop the ability to write concisely and factually, which will be more useful in the workplace than a knowledge of Shakespeare

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 5 years ago '12        #2
Melle 52 heat pts52
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never learned sh*t from the Catcher in the Rye or How to k!ll a Mockingbird, I recall both novels as pretty fu*ked up n disturbing


the U.S. school curriculum is still fu*ked up regardless of what they really end up replacing this sh*t with
 5 years ago '07        #3
sonof504 3 heat pts
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this is what american public schools have become. teaching kids to be good, obedient workers who aren't smart enough to question anything.
 5 years ago '08        #4
Nut-In-Honeys 10 heat pts10
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Book was wack. Never made me want to k!ll a Beatle
 5 years ago '12        #5
ThePainkiller 347 heat pts347
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If kids wanted to learn about baseball they could easily watch a game or play it themselves.
 5 years ago '12        #6
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 otherside said:
never learned sh*t from the Catcher in the Rye or How to k!ll a Mockingbird, I recall both novels as pretty fu*ked up n disturbing


the U.S. school curriculum is still fu*ked up regardless of what they really end up replacing this sh*t with
What was so f*cked up and disturbing about "Catcher..." ?. If anythign that book taught us young men that it's ok to think for youself, especially if you feel like the world doesn't understand & against you. Holden Caufield is one of my favorite characters in American Literature besides Henry Miller in "Tropic of Cancer".
 5 years ago '09        #7
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It does what it's told...
 12-07-2012, 06:34 PM         #8
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 sonof504 said:
this is what american public schools have become. teaching kids to be good, obedient workers who aren't smart enough to question anything.
That's the goal of that good 'ol white liberalism. The leftist-minded behind these sorts of programs miss the confederate south.
 5 years ago '10        #9
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n*ggas taking the classics out of the curriculum?

That's like stopping college students from reading Homer and Aristotle and Plato's The Republic.

fu*k is wrong with the system? It's a factory
 12-07-2012, 06:52 PM         #10
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sh*t is gonna get replaced by the Twilight series, no doubt.
 5 years ago '06        #11
nightmare 429 heat pts429
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that book was dope WTF?
 5 years ago '10        #12
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A New Order is coming
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 5 years ago '06        #14
Special Edd 167 heat pts167
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them gay history lessons coming... duh
 5 years ago '11        #15
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never had to read those
 12-08-2012, 11:49 AM         #16
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to this day catcher in the rye is my favorite book. i read it often.
 5 years ago '04        #17
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Again?

This made the banned book list in schools back in the 80's. When did they let it back in?
 5 years ago '08        #18
foestacks 13 heat pts13
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fu*k thinking for yourself just be a good worker



smh man these kids are fu*ked
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Board Bans 'Catcher in the Rye' From High School English Class

September 12, 1989|SEBASTIAN ROTELLA | Times Staff Writer

Boron High School students will not be studying "The Catcher in the Rye" this year because of a recent school board decision to remove the critically acclaimed novel from the school reading list after some parents said its content was unsuitable for teen-agers.


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all this is slowly being replaced by pro-usa propaganda
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