It is happening–further dumbing down of students and changing the course of history. The full title of the ELA Common Core(c) standards is “English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subject”.
Very clever. English Language Arts is more than English. Since national history standards failed to pass Congress in the past, this was a backdoor way to get them into our schools, subsumed by ELA.
Boston has now eliminated history and social studies. We will see more schools doing this as the American education system is being fundamentally transformed.
Click here for the Boston story.
There is a set of national social studies standards but with the pushback against Common Core(c) will we see the social studies standards folded into ELA standards or was it just a diversion?