While a world without textbooks or homework and where getting the wrong answer is celebrated may sound like an elementary student’s fantasy, that becoming reality would damage a generation of young minds. However, that is exactly what is happening in public elementary schools.
I recently spoke with a fourth grade teacher from the midwest, who shared her experiences of curriculum shifting from history and science and towards political indoctrination, to the detriment of students’ learning. For this person’s privacy, she will remain nameless.
In supervising fourth grade, she teaches a little of everything: math, reading, language arts, social studies, and science. Recently her school district, like many others, switched to “integrated curriculum.”
On paper, an integrated curriculum sounds like a fair idea: learning subjects by exploring their intersections to deepen understanding. However, in practice, the curriculum all but eradicates history, and works to push politics on impressionable children.
The teacher said, “It says ‘integrated curriculum,’ and some of its science,