Biz Pac Review
January 19, 2014
Hillsdale professor Terrance Moore claims that Common Core instructs educators to teach that all right-wing extremist groups are fascist.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Moore cautioned that parents need to be aware of not only the reading lists and course materials associated with the controversial educational initiative, but also with the teaching notes and standard curriculum that are part of the package.
The author of “Story Killers: A Common Sense Case Against Common Core,” highlights Mary Shelly’s classic novel “Frankenstein,” adding that a class may be asked to dress up as the grotesque creature.
“Why? Because monsters are never properly understood,” Moore explained. “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.”
Moore points out that a leading text book includes a Saturday Night Live skit on Frankenstein, where a comment about his green skin prompts Frankenstein to say: “Oh, so this is a race thing? What are you guys? A bunch of fascists?”
In pointing to the teaching standards and notes, he then said:
“In the margin of the teachers edition, the teacher is instructed to explain the term ‘fascist’ to the students and to point out that the term ‘fascist’ is now applied to all right-wing extremist groups.”
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Yep, no political slant here.