Lessons on war included in NYC elementary-school curriculum

03/19/2013 | New York Post

A new English curriculum in New York City, which includes images of war, has come under criticism from some educators and parents who say such students are too young for the lessons. At issue is the use of two nonfiction books by author Jeanette Winter, "The Librarian of Basra" and "Nasreen's Secret Schools," in classes of third- to fifth-grade students. The new curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards.

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