New federal education guide line recommends 10th graders read pornography.
By Donna Garner
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. â 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 sonâs 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:
âHugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Feliciaâs 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.
âFelicia learned what pleased him. She tied his arms above his head with their underclothing and slapping him sharply when he asked.
ââYouâre my bitch,ââ Hugo said, groaning.
âIn the morning he left, promising to return in the summer.â
Hereâs a photo of the passage:
And hereâs a photo of the bookâs cover. Notice the Buena High bar code on the cover.
Yes, âDreaming in Cubanâ 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 teachersâ 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).
âDreaming in Cubanâ is found on page 152 of this recommended list: PAGE 152 â Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Random House, 1993. (1992) â From âThe Languages Lost: Six Days in Aprilâ
Along with this information in Appendix B is a link to which teachers and students are to refer: Media Text â Portal to selected interviews with author Cristina GarcĂa.
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 Garciaâs latest book â King of Cuba â 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 authorsâ 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 studentsâ 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 studentsâ minds.
would you be ok with your child reading this at 15?