A must read article by Donna Garner! If the present generation is not at all literate about the Bible, Classic literature itself will be very difficult to understand. Fact is, the Classics allude to quite a bit of Biblical information that will be totally lost on this generation. As all Classic literature is decimated by the Common Core State Standards, education no longer serves “life long learners”, in the best sense of the term, but instead serves the corporate workforce collective.
Dr. Everett Piper, President of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is quite the engaging speaker. At a recent Common Core event in Edmond, Oklahoma, Piper lamented that the Common Core State Standards were “common” and that a true liberal arts education has no place for “common”. Academic freedom (and religious freedom) go hand in hand in a society where liberty is cherished. Piper states, “Ideas have consequences” and that “Ideas matter.”
Dr. Piper is the author of “Why I’m a Liberal and Other Conservative Ideas”.