Classic books to be dropped from American schools curriculum

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10 December 2012
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Novels including Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird are to be replaced by 'informational texts.' ...

Novels including Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird are to be replaced by 'informational texts.'

The new schools curriculum will be in place in 2014, and will affect 46 out of 50 states. In order to prepare students for the workplace, 70% of the books to be studied under the new curriculum will be non-fiction. The Telegraph reported that suggested replacements for classic works of American literature will include insulation manuals and plant inventories.

The 'informational texts' will be approved by the Common Core State Standards.

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