Hillsdale Professor Terrence Moore, author of The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core is exposing the Obama administration’s Common Core Program.
One of the most troubling parts of the divisive Common Core education standards program is what Moore says is the distinctly political slant of the curriculum – including making teachers tell young students that all right-wing groups are fascist.
Moore warns that it’s not just the Common Core reading lists and course materials — which have already received a large amount of criticism — that need to be worried about by parents. It’s also the teaching notes and standard curriculum; the notes and standards come as part of a comprehensive package.
“For example, take the novel Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is a great classic, we all know it,” he told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview. “Just because it’s part of our culture.”
“What they do is give you about three or four pages of Mary Shelley, not a selection from Frankenstein, but just writing about Frankenstein, and then you will have four or five of a modern author talking about frightening stories that she heard as a child that have no relation to Frankenstein. You might see a picture from a 1950′s movie of Frankenstein Monster. The teacher will ask the class to dress up as Frankenstein sometimes to actually write an autobiography of a monster so you put yourself in the position of a monster. Why? Because monsters are never properly understood. So to figure out what it means to be a monster you have to put yourself in the monster’s shoes. I’m not making this up.
“Then on top of that, and this is in a leading text book they have five and a half pages, two more pages than the words you get from Mary Shelley, five and a half pages of a skit from Saturday Night Live on Frankenstein.”
In the skit, Moore explains, an actor makes a comment about Frankenstein having green skin. That the skit is concluded by Frankenstein saying, “Oh, so this is a race thing? What are you guys? A bunch of fascists?”