One day we’ll be laughing at how silly it is for people to send their children to government schools.
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We’ve heard reports that Common Core is causing anger and frustration among parents and teachers across the nation – but laughter? That’s a new one to us.

erupting in laughterBut that’s exactly what happened during last week’s meeting of New York’s Saranac Lake Central school board.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports Superintendent Diane Fox had board members laughing in disbelief when she told them of a Common Core-aligned English unit about early world civilizations suggested by the state.

By the end of the state-suggested unit, first graders should be able to locate “Mesopotamia on a world map or globe and identify it as part of Asia” and to “explain the importance of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and the use of canals to support farming and development of the city of Babylon,” Fox told the stunned board members.

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