Thus illustrating the lesson louder than any fire bell.
Has anyone asked the real Marva what she thinks about the Common Curriculum guidelines, as described recently on the Common Room? They shouldn't have to wonder.
And at least one academic would agree with her:
"The University of Arkansas’ Sandra Stotsky argues that an emphasis on informational texts actually prevents children from acquiring “a rich understanding and use of the English language” and “may lead to a decreased capacity for analytical thinking.” Dry government documents such as those recommended in the Common Core’s are “hardly the kind of material to exhibit ambiguity, subtlety, and irony,” she observes."--Why all the cool kids are reading Executive Order 13423, by Lindsey M. Burke, December 27, 2012, FoxNews.comAs for the homeschoolers--are you going to let yourselves be pushed around by a little old fire alarm? (Said with a Marva Collins inflection.) Back to work, there's a lot of teaching to do.
Linked from the Carnival of Homeschooling at NerdFamily Blog.