‘Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Dropped from U.S. School Curriculum

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‘Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Dropped from U.S. School Curriculum

J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” won’t be a part of the new school curriculum that will affect 46 out of 50 states, because it will now be compulsory for at least 70 percent of books studied to be non-fiction, approved by the Common Core State Standards in 2014.

Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Invasive Plant Inventory, by California’s Invasive Plant Council.

The new educational standards have the backing of the influential National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and are being part-funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Source

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 Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird Dropped from U.S. School Curriculum
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.