“Expressing a Patriotic Core” was posted on Schools Matter today.
This is a review of “How Self-Expression Damaged My Students,” by Robert Pondiscio in The Atlantic Monthly. Pondiscio is a PR man for The Core Knowledge Foundation which is the nationalist organization founded by conservative educationalist E. D. Hirsch, Jr. I spend a good part of the piece “reviewing” the plantation ideology behind the Common Core State Standards and The Core Knowledge Foundation.
The title of my post is a play on the book by Edmund Wilson about the literature of the Civil War era, Patriotic Gore.
Go to Schools Matter for the full piece.