New federal education guide line recommends 10th graders read pornography.
By Donna Garner
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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:
‚ÄúHugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Felicia‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúFelicia learned what pleased him. She tied his arms above his head with their underclothing and slapping him sharply when he asked.
‚Äú‚ÄėYou‚Äôre my bitch,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Hugo said, groaning.
‚ÄúIn the morning he left, promising to return in the summer.‚ÄĚ
Here‚Äôs a photo of the passage:
And here‚Äôs a photo of the book‚Äôs cover. Notice the Buena High bar code on the cover.
Yes, ‚ÄúDreaming in Cuban‚ÄĚ 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‚Äô 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).
‚ÄúDreaming in Cuban‚ÄĚ is found on page 152 of this recommended list: PAGE 152 ‚ÄĒ Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Random House, 1993. (1992) ‚ÄĒ From ‚ÄúThe Languages Lost: Six Days in April‚ÄĚ
Along with this information in Appendix B is a link to which teachers and students are to refer: Media Text ‚ÄĒ Portal to selected interviews with author Cristina Garc√≠a.
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‚Äôs latest book ‚Äď King of Cuba ‚Äď 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‚Äô 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‚Äô 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‚Äô minds.
would you be ok with your child reading this at 15?