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New federal education guide line recommends 10th graders read pornography.

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By Donna Garner contributor

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz.  – The following e-mail was sent to me yesterday:

          Subject: Porn at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona

          Below is a picture and an excerpt out of the book Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia.

          This is a 10th grade literature book that was used in my son’s class at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona.             The whole class read this book out loud during class. Everyone in the class had a copy of this book.

          This book was recommended by Common Core Curriculum.

          The following excerpt is taken from page 80:

“Hugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Felicia’s breast and left purplish bands of bruises on her upper thighs. He knelt before her in the tub and massaged black Spanish soap between her legs. He entered her repeatedly from behind.

“Felicia learned what pleased him. She tied his arms above his head with their underclothing and slapping him sharply when he asked.

“‘You’re my bitch,’” Hugo said, groaning.

“In the morning he left, promising to return in the summer.”

          Here’s a photo of the passage:

Fire between them



          And here’s a photo of the book’s cover. Notice the Buena High bar code on the cover.

Dreaming in Cuban



Yes“Dreaming in Cuban” by Cristina Garcia is indeed recommended in the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

Because the Common Core Standards Initiative ties teachers’ evaluations to the scores their students make on the Common Core assessments, teachers are pressured to teach the Common Core Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks (Appendix B).

Dreaming in Cuban” is found on page 152 of this recommended list:  PAGE 152 — Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Random House, 1993. (1992) — From “The Languages Lost: Six Days in April”

Along with this information in Appendix B is a link to which teachers and students are to refer: Media Text — Portal to selected interviews with author Cristina García.

By directing teachers and students to the interview with Cristina Garcia, it is easy to see that Common Core becomes basically a marketing tool to launch Cristina Garcia’s latest book – King of Cuba – which undoubtedly has more pornographic, raunchy, inappropriate, lascivious, prurient, and sexualized language in it.

Common Core recommends that teachers teach many multicultural, politically correct books and gives teachers and students web links to authors’ sites, thus influencing students to purchase more books by these same authors.

With Common Core demanding that teachers teach informational text from 50% to 70% of the time, the time-honored, character-building classics will be dropped because they take large blocks of time to teach.  In their place, offensive, sexualized books such as Dreaming in Cuban will take over students’ classrooms (and their minds).

Not only are such books highly offensive to those who hold traditional values (e.g., belief in personal responsibility, self- discipline, respect for authority, self-control, a solid work ethic, respect for other people, traditional marriage), but they also serve a purpose for those who are trying to indoctrinate this and future generations to hate America and to trash American exceptionalism.  A steady diet of portraying ethnic/racial characters always as victims and saturating these books with gutter language is bound to warp students’ minds.

would you be ok with your child reading this at 15?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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It's a little graphic, but I was reading romance novels at that age....

by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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I read the flowers in the attic series at age 15...

by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:42 AM
I started reading VC Andrews at the of 13.
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by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM
I don't think that is too graphic for a teen.....I also was reading the flowers in the attic series by 14 or so
by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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MY 15-year old reading this? I'd have no problem and because she is able to compute and handle literature like this as are many of her peers. There is another book by Toni Morrison that is being touted as "porn," and is suggested by CCS.

I realize there is movement throughout our country to blame CCS for every educational mishap under the sun but try to remember that before CCS was even a consideration, books similar that were considered highly controversial were on the reading lists of public schools. A lot of issues with CCS are misguided and a lot of information many parents in general seem to have about CCS comes from those who are so strongly opposed. When you look at the foundation of CCS, much of what you'll find was being used before and already implemented. Example--teaching to the test. VERY common and has been around for a very long time.

However, a provocative, controversial book suggested for reading at a public school should first be approved by each individual parent IMO. Send home a permission slip with excerpts from the book and a strong suggestion to look into the book themselves (the parents) before signing that permission slip to OK that their child participates in reading it.

If the parents do not give their OK, then allow their kids to read a book they (and the school) approve of.

by the sauce is boss on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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Eh.. Tough. Thinking about my Kids, i think its too raunchy.. But then personally, i was already having sex myself then... I think we want to shield our Kids from filth, but in truth, they already have heard it all anyway.
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM
My SO dd told me the other day that 50
Shades of Grey was on her list

Its under adult reads or simething like that
She is 15

My son who is 14 confirmed it
Same school
by Bronze Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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Yep. I'm just glad my mother never bothered to read my books first. LOL

Quoting bowribbonmama:

I started reading VC Andrews at the of 13.

by Sapphire Member on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:45 AM
14-15 year olds? I don't think there is anything wrong with that book.
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by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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Awkward for the kid that reads that part out loud in class!
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