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Common Core Writing Assignment: Think Like a Nazi and Explain Why Jews Are Evil (Video)
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 12/08/2013 10:01:31 PM PST by servo1969

Coming soon to a classroom near you… nazi jew homework

A new Common Core writing assignment asks students to think like a Nazi and explain why Jews are evil. This story first broke back in April:

The Times Union reported, via Poor Richard’s News:

Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil.

Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make an abhorrent argument:

“You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!”

Students were asked to watch and read Nazi propaganda, then pretend their teacher was a Nazi government official who needed to be convinced of their loyalty. In five paragraphs, they were required to prove that Jews were the source of Germany’s problems.

The exercise was intended to challenge students to formulate a persuasive argument and was given to three classes, Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said. She said the assignment should have been worded differently.

“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith.”

One-third of the students refused to complete the assignment, she said.

Vanden Wyngaard said the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum, the tough new academic standards that require more sophisticated writing. Such assignments attempt to connect English with history and social studies.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: childrenofthestate; commoncore; governmentschools; homework; jews; nazi; publicschools
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Oh, no offense meant at all.

Hey! I have an idea.

Next week let's pretend your teacher is the leader of your local Ku Klux Klan.

Read up on racist propaganda and old stuff from the early 20th century.

“You must argue that Blacks are evil, and use solid rationale from Klan literature to convince me of your loyalty to the White Race!”

How would that go over?

Or how about this:

You're from the Sudan. Explain why all females should have their cl!toris cut off and homosexuals should be beheaded.

Too strong?

How about this one:

You're a member of NAMBLA. Explain why adult men should be allowed to have intercourse with young boys and their parents should have no right to interfere with your love.

No? Not appropriate?

Okay. Try this one:

You're a late term abortion provider. Explain how the baby moving it's limbs while you sever it's spinal column is just a reflex and not at all indicative of any pain.

We just want to connect English with history and social studies. What's wrong with that?

1 posted on 12/08/2013 10:01:31 PM PST by servo1969
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2 posted on 12/08/2013 10:05:53 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: servo1969

this proves just how rotten the great American public education experiment has become

alas
alas


3 posted on 12/08/2013 10:08:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: servo1969
And by all means, don't explain why Nazis are evil and proclaim why you should think like a Jew.

< off sarc>

4 posted on 12/08/2013 10:12:29 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: servo1969

Is it true that Gov. Huckabee supports CC ? If so maybe they paid for his endorsements.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 10:13:05 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell; All

I was surprised to hear Newt speaking today about his support for ending Aparteit (sp ?) and freeing Mandela all those years ago.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 10:16:57 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: servo1969

LOL! Good stuff...: )


7 posted on 12/08/2013 10:18:13 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: servo1969

Commie Core.... Commies hated the Jews because their ideal of societal advancement was to work hard, study hard, and reward that effort with success.....

Hitler Killed a Lot of Jews... Stalin Killed a LOT more Jews!!!


8 posted on 12/08/2013 10:18:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: servo1969

I actually don’t have a problem with this for the higher level stuidents. Those who are certain to grasp that the point is to understand how propaganda can be used to sell even the worst ideas. It could help prepare the student to recognize this sort of propaganda in the future, and he is pretty certain to run into this sort of thing sooner or later.

After all, the book “How To Lie With Statistics” isn’t really meant to encourage lying withn statistics. And I think it should be required reading in High School.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Lie_with_Statistics


9 posted on 12/08/2013 10:19:30 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: servo1969

How about this one- You are a sixty year old male/female that has at some point assumed, the governance of the family. Some are Jewish, some are Islamic and the rest are kinda Christian. There is no KKK, yet the Arabic Advantage Group and the USDemocratic Group, along with the newly formed Russia- disagree. How about them, potatoes?


10 posted on 12/08/2013 10:20:55 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: servo1969

How about this one- You are a sixty year old male/female that has at some point assumed, the governance of the family. Some are Jewish, some are Islamic and the rest are kinda Christian. There is no KKK, yet the Arabic Advantage Group and the USDemocratic Group, along with the newly formed Russia- disagree. How about them, potatoes?


11 posted on 12/08/2013 10:21:20 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: servo1969

But by ALL means do not not NOT criticize King Obama for his crappy policies, personality, or anything at all for that matter. That would not be critical thinking, just “racist.”


12 posted on 12/08/2013 10:22:24 PM PST by KJC1
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To: servo1969

13 posted on 12/08/2013 10:22:47 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: servo1969
“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith.”

No malice. Just hopelessly ignorant school administrators.

Next time they can have an assignment explaining why slavery was good and delineating the benefits for the slave as well as slave owner.

Bravo to the one-third of students that refused to participate in this idiotic exercise.

14 posted on 12/08/2013 10:22:52 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: servo1969

Is every dumb thing a teacher, administrator, school, or book publisher going to be blamed on common core from now on?


15 posted on 12/08/2013 10:24:54 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: servo1969

You know, I paid no attention to this stuff, until I realized that my totally non-political sis-in-law (who has 2 kids in elementary school) was outraged about it, as were many of the other parents.

Now that I’ve paid only a modicum of attention, it is all very disturbing.

And yeah T. is a white suburban woman. Too bad her insubordinate employee Arne Duncan has no respect for her or the other parents PAYING HIS SALARY.


16 posted on 12/08/2013 10:31:01 PM PST by jocon307
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To: MrShoop

It was a Common Core writing assignment.


17 posted on 12/08/2013 10:31:45 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969
The common core doesn't give that level of specific assignments. The teacher or school or book published came up with it.

I don't like common core, but people need to get their facts and arguments straight. Being inaccurate on all these posts is going to help common core supporters make opponents look ignorant, or like fear mongers.

18 posted on 12/08/2013 10:43:00 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: Teotwawki
No malice. Just hopelessly ignorant school administrators.

There was malice alright, but I do believe they were hopelessly ignorant of their own malice. That's what they're always trying to tell "white racists", right? "We can see you for what you are."

19 posted on 12/08/2013 10:44:22 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: MrShoop
Is every dumb thing a teacher, administrator, school, or book publisher going to be blamed on common core from now on?

And you point is?
20 posted on 12/08/2013 10:50:53 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: servo1969

Anyone with any command or understanding of rhetoric should be able to argue either side of an argument.
For example, I might start: “Jews are hatched from eggs. Thus their personalities are more reptilian than human. They poison everything they ya da ya da ya da.”
Once you look at the arguments in the light of day you see the ridiculous assertions, analogies and fallacies.
I suspect the Nazis would approve of stifling one of the three legs of classical education: logic, grammar and rhetoric (the ‘trivium’), while scholars with an eye for such things might say, “Oy, I’ll try, I’ll try ...”.


21 posted on 12/08/2013 10:53:30 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MrShoop
The common core doesn't give that level of specific assignments. The teacher or school or book published came up with it.

I don't like common core, but people need to get their facts and arguments straight. Being inaccurate on all these posts is going to help common core supporters make opponents look ignorant, or like fear mongers.


"I don't like common core, but....

Sure you do..
22 posted on 12/08/2013 10:54:34 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: servo1969

Why is it never write as a Jewish person trying to persuade a Nazi not to force you and your family to take a “shower” in the gas chamber?


23 posted on 12/08/2013 10:58:47 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

What is your actual thought? Very interested. Thanks.


24 posted on 12/08/2013 11:05:16 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: MrShoop

I looked it up and transcribed the following from a table. It’s not specific, as you point out, but you can see how it might suggest this sort of thing ... and who knows what is suggested to teachers in training sessions and what not.

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What the Student Does…

Generate informational texts
Make arguments using evidence
Organize for persuasion
Compare multiple sources

What the Teacher Does…

Present opportunities to write from multiple sources
Spend less time on personal narratives
Provide opportunities to analyze and synthesize ideas
Develop students’ voice so that they can argue a point with evidence
Give permission to reach and articulate their own conclusions about what they read


25 posted on 12/08/2013 11:06:14 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: servo1969

26 posted on 12/08/2013 11:09:22 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: servo1969

These types of assignments are probably serving an ulterior motive of profiling students for the future. “true believers” will be followed and nurtured, dissenters will be noted.

Just like the internet, whatever you write and leave as printed or electronic matter in school will be there forever. Ya think 30 years later, and even though out of context, a person would be elected to something with a paper on “why jews are evil” floating around???


27 posted on 12/08/2013 11:48:08 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: dr_lew

Teachers don’t need common core as an excuse to teach garbage. These exact same stories would appear on free republic every day way before common core was around. Teachers, unions, leftist publishers and school admins are the root of the problem.


28 posted on 12/09/2013 12:36:20 AM PST by MrShoop
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To: PA Engineer

I oppose the common core on principle (federalism), not ignorance.


29 posted on 12/09/2013 12:38:41 AM PST by MrShoop
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To: servo1969

If the schrewal in question is happy to assign the like of your examples in addition to their current assignment, then there is a possibility they are educators. Otherwise, they are scum.


30 posted on 12/09/2013 12:43:27 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: dr_lew

Free choice should be the paradigm here. By all means go ahead and debate for or against something, but choose what it is that you want to debate about and in what way. In the case of the Nazis and the Jews... it should be equally valid to take a Jewish standpoint and explain why the Nazis are wicked.


31 posted on 12/09/2013 12:48:50 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: servo1969

“Think Like a Nazi and Explain Why Russia Must Be Destroyed”


32 posted on 12/09/2013 2:08:22 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: LyinLibs
This would make a great billboard, except for one thing. Far too many Americans are so ill educated that they would not grasp the significance of the symbol below the Obama campaign symbol.
33 posted on 12/09/2013 3:12:46 AM PST by wintertime
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To: MrShoop
Is everything going to be blamed on Common Core? Not by me. Commie Core is merely a symptom.

Answer to why this is happening:

1) Nearly every teacher in this nation ( both private and government) were trained by godless Marxists in godless and Marxist-run colleges and universities.

2) If government schools are godless, single-payer, and socialist-entitlements, filled to the brim with Marxist trained teachers, then we should expect nothing but evil for the future of this nation.

34 posted on 12/09/2013 3:17:24 AM PST by wintertime
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To: MrShoop; PA Engineer
I don't like common core,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hi Rush!

I love your show and I voted for Bush! I am soooooo excited to talk to you.

35 posted on 12/09/2013 3:21:31 AM PST by wintertime
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To: dr_lew
“We can see you for what you are.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Marxists always give warnings as to what they want to do and **will** do if given the chance. Fundamentally, many a liberal Jew and fellow Useful Idiots will be very surprised when the Marxist/Prog brown boots show up at their gun-free homes.

36 posted on 12/09/2013 3:24:53 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Axenolith
and even though out of context, a person would be elected to something with a paper on “why jews are evil” floating around???
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

An **excellent** point.

By the way, I did a Google search on my screen name some months ago. There was a long list of excerpts from my posts arguing against government socialist-entitlement schooling. Some defender of the government schools had gone to a **lot** of work compiling all of those quotes.

37 posted on 12/09/2013 3:29:36 AM PST by wintertime
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To: MrShoop
Absolutely correct. These school scandals have been on Free Republic at least as long as I have been here. Geeze! I started threads on more than my share of them.
38 posted on 12/09/2013 3:32:52 AM PST by wintertime
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To: servo1969

Bttt


39 posted on 12/09/2013 3:41:40 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: GraceG

No. Stalin killed a lot more people, but there was no specific mass relocation/deportation of Jews in the USSR. Moreover, based on all evidence, the #s living in the USSR and it’s occupied territories don’t come close to those in Nazi occupied territories. If you have sources, I’d be interested in seeing them.


40 posted on 12/09/2013 3:51:54 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: servo1969

The distinctions between 1930’s Germany and 2010’s America are fast disappearing.


41 posted on 12/09/2013 4:49:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: servo1969

That is a GREAT response. The Politically Correct Nazis who love Muslims would probably disagree.


42 posted on 12/09/2013 4:53:21 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: lee martell

If he did, he doesn’t anymore.

It’s like the healthcare law. Once you find out what’s in it, you don’t like it.


43 posted on 12/09/2013 6:05:22 AM PST by goldi
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To: Nachum

Thanks for the ‘aren’t our school teachers wonderful’ ping...


44 posted on 12/09/2013 9:21:39 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: servo1969

Pretend you’re a Liberal Elite, read up on totalitarian societies, discover how to firmly place a boot on someone’s face...


45 posted on 12/09/2013 9:24:04 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: servo1969

Learning to think like other people is a good assignment, useful when examining world history to understand that everybody thinks they’re the good guys. I don’t think I’d pick Nazis though, that’s pushing the point a little too far.


46 posted on 12/09/2013 9:26:54 AM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: lee martell
Is it true that Gov. Huckabee supports CC ?

No, it's not true.

47 posted on 12/09/2013 12:26:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the info. If Huck could not see what’s wrong with that program without the Tea Party getting on his back, I would be disappointed and worried that he’s gone even more RINO. I would be very surprised if he seriously runs and leaves his comfy routine. I doubt that I would ‘jump off the enclosed front porch and try to play with the snakes again’ if I didn’t have to do it.


48 posted on 12/09/2013 12:42:50 PM PST by lee martell
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To: TigersEye

http://www.redstate.com/spunkypundit/2013/05/25/gov-huckabee-supports-common-core/

Has he changed his mind?


49 posted on 12/09/2013 3:56:29 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

Twitchy has a p re: Huckabee’s backpaddling. The tweet comments are interesting.

http://twitchy.com/2013/12/07/mike-huckabee-backpedals-on-common-core-support-video/


50 posted on 12/09/2013 4:01:39 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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