Skip to comments.Common Core Student Survey Wants Parents' Political Affiliation
Posted on 10/16/2013 10:58:10 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Parents of high school students in Montgomery County School District in Maryland were outraged recently by a survey given to sophomores under the new Common Core education standards.
The survey asked numerous intrusive questions that a school has no business asking students.
Among them were questions like "what is your sexual orientation," "what's your religion," "what's your parents' political affiliation" and "should assault rifles be banned?"
Angry parents notified the news website The Blaze about the survey, and shortly after a Blaze reporter began to ask about it, the survey disappeared from the Poolesville High School website.
According to The Blaze story, school officials at first denied such a survey existed, then when they were presented with evidence that it was on a school website, they denied that students were not given the right to opt out. When presented with evidence to the contrary, the district apparently took down the survey. Eventually, the district's public information officer admitted the survey had been on the site, but insisted that it was a student project, not something put together by teachers.
It appears that students presented with the survey had to log in with their usernames to a school support site called Edline, where they filled out the blanks and multiple choice questions on the survey.
In addition to the questions mentioned above, the survey also asked who was to blame for the government shutdown and how students felt about Obamacare. There was also this question: "If President Obama were Caucasian how much more or less criticism do you think he would he receive?"
The school district's line on the survey is that it was created by students in a government class who were studying polls, and that the survey was strictly voluntary. According to parents, however, students in at least one class were told to take out their smart phones, log in to Edline and take the survey. Reportedly, one student who refused was "forced" by the teacher to comply.
The district also maintains that students taking the survey were anonymous, but a system operator who spoke with The Blaze on condition her real name not be used said it would be impossible for students to remain anonymous if they logged in to the Edline system.
At least one parent has claimed to have direct knowledge that the survey was not a voluntary student project but an assignment and that most of the questions were written by one teacher.
This is just the latest in a string of outrages from "Common Core-compliant" schools. The nationwide push for a uniform curriculum is fast becoming the education system's Obamacare.
Although the federal government is prohibited by law from creating a national curriculum, the Obama Administration has gotten around the law by pawning the job off on the National Governors Association. The NGA in turn pawned off the job on a private firm, which dumped it on the desk of a fellow named David Coleman, who has never been a classroom teacher.
To make things even scarier, Coleman is now the president of the College Board and has promised to rewrite the SAT that most students take to get into college so that it conforms to Common Core. The story in the rumor mill says that the plan is then to have Coleman start writing standards for the nation's colleges.
There is a lot to criticize about the Common Core mold being forced on students, but one of the most pernicious aspects is the gathering of student information. This isn't the first intrusive survey that has surfaced under this program, which is an Obama Administration program, no matter how they try to disguise it.
It won't be the last outrage to come out of this program, either.
Monkey County Maryland “Freak State” PING!
“what is your sexual orientation,”
I’m only 10 years old!!
“what’s your religion,”
I have one.
“what’s your parents’ political affiliation”
Probably not the same as yours.
“should assault rifles be banned?”
Fully automatic rifles have been illegal in the U.S since the 1930s.
Another thing that’s disturbing is that most young people will just unthinkingly fall in line and answer these types of “surveys”, because despite all the platitudes about “question authority”, they are increasingly being educated (indoctrinated) to act as sheep in a herd. The only authority they are to question is any authority which might oppose the grand marxist narrative-parental, Biblical, etc.
They are taught that “freedom” is libertinism, even as they lose their actual freedom to live their lives as autonomous humans. The “freedom” to be as perverted as they choose, all the while confined in a sheep pen. And the potential best of them encouraged to use birth control or turn to sodomy, so they won’t procreate, while the most dysgenic are encouraged to breed like rabbits.
Question: The sum of the interior angles to any triangle is equal to:
a) 360 degrees
b) 90 degress
Mine were taught to lie on any survey. You should hear some of the answers they’d give. Never heard a peep out of the school in reply.
Obama Youth. Turn in your parents.
Actually fully automatic weapons are legal, if registered with a background check and a 200 dollar fee. They are very expensive. Legal fully automatic weapons are rarely used in crime. The one illegal use of which I am familiar was committed by a police officer.
Illegal ones have been used in crime, (see Hollywood shootout for example) are unregistered and are relatively inexpensive.
If laws could solve the problem, then automatic weapons would be solved. They haven’t. They have kept them out of honest people’s hands, and severely damaged the firearms business in the US.
Your fourth answer is incorrect.
Funny, I know some people moving to Poolesville specifically because they want their kids to go to that h.s. But I’m pretty sure they’re ObeyMe voters, so this isn’t going to bother them much.
Actually, the aren’t illegal for anybody willing to pay the tax and fill out the paperwork — and, of course, clear the background check.
Shhh! They wouldn't know that. They may think it's already resolved and needs no further Lefty action. :)
But, but, a LAW was passed. LOL!!
Mussolini core more like. Obama is a dictator
If I still had kids in school my answer would be the FAD Party; as in F*** All Democrats Party.
assert 5th amendment right
The repeated attempts at coverup clearly show that the first thing to do when confronted with something like this is document it. Document document document. Screencaps, page saves, anything to preserve the evidence.
Before my kids left public indoctrination for private school they were taught by me to answer with very far fetched answers on every survey or just flat refuse to take it.
They know how to play the game.
What they really believe is not what the “Man” wants them to.
Save your children and this country’s future. Home school them or enroll them in a quality private school.
When next there is a conservative congress and president, it sounds like time for a Politically Influenced Government Subsidized (PIGS) Act that, much like the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, would go after corrupt bureaucrats and the political organizations that have facilitated their corruption.
In short, if an organization, for political reasons, corrupts a government officer or office, to carry out political ends, the bureaucrat and the organization will face severe criminal and civil penalties.
When I was in high school a guidance counselor tried to give us a survey that asked personal questions. Everybody refused and one kid vehemently refused. The woman was so shocked she actually jumped back a couple of feet. End of story.
In those days, everyone knew their place and very few crossed the line — administrators, teachers, students, or parents.
‘The freedom to be as perverted as they choose, all the while confined in a sheep pen’
We are absolutely disgustingly saturated with sex, and homos are only the latest incarnation of pushing it all out in the open and making it all “normal” and perfectly every-day lifestyle. And it is all-important, nothing else is nearly as interesting or important. You are a freak if you are not a sexualized immoral reprobate.
And commies USE this to control the immoral fools. It’s so easy to control people who are out of control and think only with their pen15 and BigVs. All you have to do is entice them with sex.
Poolesville is pretty far out in west county, about real rural. I’m sort of surprised - but then, the reach of DC liberals doesn’t take long to metastasize. I’m further away than that and it sure is here.
Well, they do develop early nowadays. /sarc
It worked for Hitler. It worked for Stalin. Why shouldn’t it work for Obama?
Almost as memorable as the little blond girl in "The Bad Seed."
They are pushing us and pushing us and pushing us.
This won’t end well for the Obama administration, IMO
Yeah, I just hear the words “Montgomery County” and that’s enough for me! lol
That’s exactly how it began. At the beginnng of the Bolshevik takeover, they touted “free love”, cohabitation, abortion for all, and no-fault divorce. Once they gained power, they retained the birth-control aspects of that agenda-they didn’t need more “useless” mouths to feed-but the “free love” part was sent down the memory hole, as it wasn’t conducive to a regimented proletariat dedicating their energies to working for the glory of the state. Sodomites were once again suppressed (sent to Siberia, or treated as mentally ill). The “free love” faction was purged (though elites could be as “free love” as they liked, unless they crossed a higher party member, in which case it was fodder for a scandal).
“They belong to the MindYourOwnEffingBusiness Party”, teach
Republicans will NOT get the Health Care that democrats will get because the Govt. will know EVERYTHING about each of us.....how we vote, who we give money to, etc.....this is happening even quicker than I originally thought.
Or....view it as an opportunity to poison their database and comply fully, answering the opposite of the truth on any questions other than “Do your parents abuse you?”