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Sixth Graders' Common Core Homework: Remove Two Rights from Bill of Rights
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Posted on 04/01/2014 8:18:32 PM PDT by chessplayer

An Arkansas mom was disturbed to learn her sixth grade daughter's homework was to "prioritize, revise, prune two and add two" amendments in the Bill of Rights. The homework, part of the controversial Common Core curriculum, said that the Bill of Rights is "outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2a; commoncore; indoctrination; phishing

1 posted on 04/01/2014 8:18:32 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Bill Gates is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”


2 posted on 04/01/2014 8:20:43 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: chessplayer

Communism through education. Slow but sure.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 8:22:47 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: chessplayer

Lemme guess: Removing private property rights was #1.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: chessplayer

Absolutely shocking! A teacher, at least, needs to be quickly replaced


5 posted on 04/01/2014 8:23:54 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: chessplayer

Only communist “DemocRATS” are brazen enough to ask people to give up their freedoms and their rights. Only cowardly morons respond with which freedoms they are willing to give up.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 8:23:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Happy Brain Injury Awareness Month!)
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To: chessplayer

If the assignment was to remove two amendments to the Constitution, I could go for that.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: chessplayer

Gay rights

Abortion

Done


8 posted on 04/01/2014 8:26:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: chessplayer

Leftist indoctrination


9 posted on 04/01/2014 8:26:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

Why should students be asked to do less than what Obama is trying to do?


10 posted on 04/01/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: sickoflibs

deleting 2nd amend #2


11 posted on 04/01/2014 8:32:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: chessplayer

The task should be to prioritize the two US Gov’t Depts./Agencies/Services/Bureaus/etc. per month to be s*-canned.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chessplayer

April fools joke?

If not, it’s time to throw the entire ‘education’ system out.... Bathwater and all.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 8:37:36 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: chessplayer

Awright, does someone have a sensible, concise summary of what’s currently wrong with public schools? I need to convince someone holding the “I went to public school [decades ago] and turned out fine” line and is turned off by the high cost of private schools.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 8:37:49 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: chessplayer

I thought surely this is a April Fool’s prank but it looks like this is real. If there are any doubts that Common Core is a liberal / progressive Communist indoctrination scheme flying under the guise of setting higher standards for education this should lay it to rest.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 8:38:09 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: chessplayer

How about ADDING two.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 8:39:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: jsanders2001

Not the worse I have seen


17 posted on 04/01/2014 8:39:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

My answer would be the right to vote and the right to abortion.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 8:40:32 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: GeronL

I have been hearing a lot from teachers about Common Core and how bad it is lately


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:41:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001; A_perfect_lady

There is one creeper who thinks it is awesome, and loves federal control of schools too


20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:44:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

If mom was smart she would instruct her child to remove any two then re-add them for a gain of zero, zip , nadda , zilcth


21 posted on 04/01/2014 8:44:23 PM PDT by KingNo155
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I hate auto-correct

Creeper= FReeper


22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Prohibition and it’s repeal. Done.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 9:08:17 PM PDT by Cololeo
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To: Cololeo

Now add balanced budget and the death penalty for any politician that lies in an official capacity.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by Cololeo
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To: Cololeo

Bill of Rights is only the first 10 though


25 posted on 04/01/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe a move to defund schools?


26 posted on 04/01/2014 9:22:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: GeronL

Well we do have spies on here from time to time...lol


27 posted on 04/01/2014 9:49:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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And if they had to remove all but two, which would remain?


28 posted on 04/01/2014 9:58:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: chessplayer

How bout remove the 13th and 19th amendments.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 10:21:41 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: chessplayer
Two new amendments:

Tenure of teachers is prohibited.

Any teacher shall be removed from his position by a 2/3 vote of the school board or of the people.

30 posted on 04/01/2014 10:24:12 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: chessplayer

Unf*ckin’ believable;/


31 posted on 04/01/2014 11:15:05 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

I always liked the quizzes where you match the president with the birth certificate.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 11:22:32 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: chessplayer

I am soooo glad I never had children.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 12:36:55 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: chessplayer

Told both my daughters they need to be active in my grand kids schooling. Read the curriculum the kids are being taught, complain outright about any liberal indoctrination techniques and that Granddad will teach the kids reality and who’s the enemy. They get it which is good.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 2:13:10 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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I went to the site and read the two-page, single-spaced "homework."

It states it's preparation for a team activity where each student must present and make a case for his or her choices. The assignment begins:

"There has been a lot of controversy lately surrounding the War on Terror. Many Americans feel as though The Patriot Act is infringing upon our privacy and other civil liberties, while others feel protected by it."

It continues by setting up a fictional situation:

"The government of the United States is currently revisiting the The Bill of Rights. The have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer. Their aim is to ensure that our personal civil liberties and the pursuit of happiness remain guarded in the 21st century. . . . You have been selected to participate on the National Bill of Rights Tax Force."

It then sets up the assignment:

"You will be working in a small team with others who may or may not share your values or and opinions."

The group then discusses individual rights and civil liberties, proposes a revised Bill of Rights, and makes a presentation which they must support "valid arguments" for all changes made by the team to the Bill of Right.

First, I did this in high school in the early 1970s, long before Common Core. Second, I think it's valid to have sixth graders think about and discuss privacy and civil liberties, as long as the teacher does not require 'progressive' changes to the Bill of Rights to receive an appropriate grade. That's not going to happen in many cases.

That said, do you view the project in a different light if given by an appropriate teacher?

35 posted on 04/02/2014 8:34:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster
Considering that most ‘teachers’ today are liberals - and would NEVER teach about the Bill of Rights if they weren't forced... this might word in our favor.

Kids can be exposed to the rock solid ideas of our founders... Ideas deeper than the superficial mutterings of some education major who ‘feels’ the current in-fashion ideas of someone like Nancy Pelosi...

36 posted on 04/02/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: chessplayer

Unbelievable! We are putting this carpola in the GA school system. So much for electing a “conservative” governor.


37 posted on 04/02/2014 3:33:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
If the assignment was to remove two amendments to the Constitution, I could go for that.

Me too! 16th and 17th!

38 posted on 04/02/2014 7:46:26 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

What a surprise; those are the same two I would pick.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 9:03:24 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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