Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Opus 2013-363: CCC: What about History and Science?

Everything I looked at in the Common Core Curriculum (CCC) was written for two disciplines:  Math and English/Language Arts.  It you go to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section you find I am not the only one wondering.

From the FAQ section
“Q.  Are there plans to develop common standards in other areas in the future?

A.  CCSSO and NGA are not leading the development of standards in other academic content areas. Below is information on efforts of other organizations to develop standards in other academic subjects.”
It then list multiple groups that are theoretically working on science, “world languages,” and Arts.  There is no mention of history, government, economics or any of the related subjects.  It says that the “states are developing the Next Generation Science Standards.”  Maybe.  If the government subsidies hold out.

Since most of these people are from the left I am not sure I want them developing standards for history anyway. 

homo unius libri


  1. There's no need for wage-slave training now that we've sent all of our manufacturing overseas, and too much "unnecessary" knowledge is dangerous to tyrants.

    1. I mentioned that very topic in class last week when talking about the effects of the second great awakening. Then education was mainly home school or what they called "dame schools." The type of education you mention was being championed in, drum roll, Massachusetts and Philadelphia. They were already on the lefty wagon back then.

      Grace and peace.


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