Skip to comments.Sixth Graders' Common Core Homework: Remove Two Rights from Bill of Rights
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 The homework, part of the controversial Common Core curriculum, said that the Bill of Rights is "outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer."
Bill Gates is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”
Communism through education. Slow but sure.
Lemme guess: Removing private property rights was #1.
Absolutely shocking! A teacher, at least, needs to be quickly replaced
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.
If the assignment was to remove two amendments to the Constitution, I could go for that.
Why should students be asked to do less than what Obama is trying to do?
deleting 2nd amend #2
The task should be to prioritize the two US Gov’t Depts./Agencies/Services/Bureaus/etc. per month to be s*-canned.
April fools joke?
If not, it’s time to throw the entire ‘education’ system out.... Bathwater and all.
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.
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.
How about ADDING two.
Not the worse I have seen
My answer would be the right to vote and the right to abortion.
I have been hearing a lot from teachers about Common Core and how bad it is lately
There is one creeper who thinks it is awesome, and loves federal control of schools too
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
I hate auto-correct
Prohibition and it’s repeal. Done.
Now add balanced budget and the death penalty for any politician that lies in an official capacity.
Bill of Rights is only the first 10 though
Maybe a move to defund schools?
Well we do have spies on here from time to time...lol
And if they had to remove all but two, which would remain?
How bout remove the 13th and 19th 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.
I always liked the quizzes where you match the president with the birth certificate.
I am soooo glad I never had children.
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.
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?
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...
Unbelievable! We are putting this carpola in the GA school system. So much for electing a “conservative” governor.
Me too! 16th and 17th!
What a surprise; those are the same two I would pick.