On Common Core and the dumbing-down of America:
Reference is made within to a high-school reader (which may have been mistakenly identified in the title as sixth-grade material) from 100 years ago:
This looks like it could be an interesting read. (Interesting technical aside: just bought a copy, and it’s being sold without DRM. w00t!) If you have school-age kids attending the government-run indoctrination centers that are called “public schools,” it’d most likely be a good antidote for the PC mush they’re going to get there.