...because the Common Core only teaches "Social Studies." As Catherine Johnson says in her post, "there's not a single learning objective in the entire 13-year framework." In other words, it looks like the educational changes wrought by the Common Core further remove History as a subject from school.
Learning this makes me want to revisit my mom's Seven Reasons to Study History (rather than Social Studies) post. I am also reminded of how true my thoughts were when I first blogged about what Sonlight is doing because of the Common Core. We're not changing our literature-based, history-grounded homeschool curriculum because a few people in power think we should study something other than history.
Speaking of things edu-theorists have recently tried, the taxpayer-funded, computer-based, homeschool-alternative K12 is proving to be a massive disappointment. But they have used some of their $45 million to pay for lobbyists. So there's that.
It is still true: When you compare your legacy with that of what politicians are pushing on schools, you are doing great.
Keep up the good work.
Filmmaker, Writer, Guardian
P.S. Speaking of learning from history, I found this post about the rise of Hitler and today's tensions in Iraq to be thought-provoking. There's also a lot more to read in my Other Posts of Note.