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Posted on 05/06/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT by Nachum
School officials said they will be rewriting a controversial essay question developed through the Common Core guidelines that asks eighth graders to consider whether the Holocaust a real event or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain.
From the San Bernardino Sun:
The district says the assignment is merely to teach students to evaluate the quality of evidence made by advocates or opponents of an issue. When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence, the assignment reads. For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual historical event, but instead a propaganda tool was used for political and monetary gain. Remember to address counterclaims (rebuttals) to your stated claim.
Wait, what? Since when do we debate whether tragic events happen? No one doubts 9/11 happened, or the disappearance of the Malaysian flight, or that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Is this really critical thinking? According to their interpretation of the Common Core, it is:
The project was designed by district teachers and assigned during the eighth grades Diary of Anne Frank unit, according to district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri.
The Common Core state standards, which have been adopted by most states and the District of Columbia, emphasize critical thinking in students, which is what the assignment is intended to teach, according to school board member Joe Martinez. One of the most important responsibilities for educators is to develop critical thinking skills in students, Martinez wrote in an email Friday morning. This will allow a person to come to their own conclusion. Current events are part of the basis for measuring IQ. The Middle East, Israel, Palestine and the Holocaust are on newscasts discussing current events. Teaching how to come to your own conclusion based on the
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For some reason, I’m thinking “1984”...
The control of all education must be returned to the local community or we are circling the drain in this country.
Rewriting history...straight from the pages of Orwell’s “1984.”
Ha! You beat me by two minutes.
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Beck was talking about this first thing on his show, very shocking.
The writer need to visit Auschwitz. Then they can tell us if the Holocaust was real or not.
I’m guessing a question like: Was President Obama one of the best presidents ever or just a low life POS that totally screwed America with his socialistic BS and Americans will be paying for the mistake of electing him for rest of their lives?
A. Low Life POS
B. Screwed America
d. All the above
The absence of real education enables the Left to redefine everything.
My in laws visited Auschwitz and the one in Poland (Name escapes me at the moment). They said you could literally feel the evil that still permeated the area. My BIL was a Surgical nurse and he said that these places made him nauseous.
That WAS the local community that did that.
district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri.
A Moslem ???
A Jew hater ???
I have an idea. Try
For example, some people claim slavery in America was not an actual historical event, but instead a propaganda tool was used for political and monetary gain. Remember to address counterclaims (rebuttals) to your stated claim
Bet it makes the New York Times, amongst other media outlets.
Are the teachers who promoted the idea that there wasn't a holocaust, Jew Haters, or are they just stupid?
A dollar to a doughnut that lesson plan was sitting on a desk at the U. N. less than eighteen months ago.
UNESCO doesn’t just concern itself with distributing goodies to the poor around the world, from nations that provide them, taking credit every step of the way.
It also develops school agenda for the U.S. and other nations around the world, stuffing the agenda full of it’s agenda.
There’s a video - local news report about the assignment on this page.
Special report - May 5, 2014
Common Core Controversy - Special Report All Star Panel
Next up on the Common Core math section.
Burning a pound of coal releases 20 lbs of polluting carbon dioxide.
The earth can support the release of 1000000 lbs of carbon dioxide per year without creating global warming.
It takes 10 lbs of coal to fuel the ovens to dispose of one Jewish body
How many Jews per year can the government dispose of per year without having an impact on global warming.
For extra credit calculate the environmental impact on global warming of disposing of all of the worlds 20 million Jews in a single year and explain why it would be worth it
Oh, well, everyone who died in the Holocaust would have died anyway, so what difference, at this point, does it make? /s
We have pictures of the Jews bodies stacked like cord wood, others showing thousands buried in mass graves and still more, of their corpses being bull dozed into gigantic holes.
There are plenty of photographs were people, human beings, were lined up and shot, en masse, in the backs of their heads or massive firing squads raking their bodies with lead.
Then there are the volumes of records accounting for the genocide, in gigantic ledger books.
The Nazi’s were very efficient and kept copious records, detailing every aspect of the horrific process.
There is no debate on this subject and we have conviction after conviction in The Hague.
We have the testimony of Nazi soldiers “I was only carrying out orders”.
The world spent 70+ years hunting down those Nazis who escaped to safe havens around the world.
There is no debate on the qualitative evidence.
The massive evidence, kept perfectly by Germany, stands on its own and speaks for itself.
The Germans took great care in documenting the qualitative and mind boggling quantatative evidence.
This crime against humanity isn’t some object lesson. Those were real brothers and sisters of our human race, who did nothing more than worship the God who created them and exemplified our the greatest two acts of a spirit moved by a God, who loved them as a father:
They demonstrated turning the other cheek, though never explicitly called to do so.
Charity toward their fellow man, even in the face of their destruction. They were kind to their murderers and the innocent.
You can’t objectify millions of innocent human beings, without excising your soul, cancelling your membership in humanity and divorcing yourself the God who created you and every other person who ever existed.
Then danger of “Common Core” is that it will be “used” to promote wrongful ideas such as this.
Buchenwald. And yes, some places seem to take on an atmosphere from the events that happened there.
Was the enslavement of Africans in the antebellum South real or just a propaganda tool?
I am not surprise that “Holocaust denial” is becoming more and more practiced. Remember it started a couple of years ago in Iran.
I’m wrong. Not Buchenwald which was in Germany.
Stutthof, Birkenau, Monowitz and others were in Poland. It was an industry.
I first encountered Holocaust denial in the 1970s in Southern California. A wannabee Nazi was pushing it at our school, complete with little potato print literature to ‘prove’ it.
“1984” is an ok analogy.
A much better one would be James Clavell’s “The Children’s Story.”
This is EXACTLY the teaching methodology Clavell describes in frightening detail ...
Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked to participate in the unthinkable this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment. The objective? Prove why Jews are evil and convince the teacher of their loyalty to the Third Reich in five paragraphs or less.
You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich! read the description on the assignment, which the school superintendent said reflects the kind of sophisticated writing expected of students under the new Common Core standards and was meant to hone students persuasive argument abilities.
The TimesUnion reports that students were asked to digest Nazi propaganda material, then imagine that their teacher was an SS officer who needed to be persuaded of their loyalty by arguing that Jews are the root of all the worlds ills.
A New York teacher who assigned her students to write a persuasive essay on why Jews are evil has been placed on leave and will be disciplined.
The teacher, who has not been named, was placed on leave from her job at Albany High School on Friday, and could face a reprimand or firing, according to the Albany Times Union.
The writing project, assigned before the class read "Night," by Elie Wiesel, called on the students to research Third Reich propaganda and then write a letter to a Nazi officer arguing that "Jews are evil." One of the three classes given the assignment refused to carry out the assignment, the Times Union reported.
One brilliant thing that Eisenhower did at the end of WWII in Europe was to make certain that the documentation of the horrors of the concentration camps was made so that, as he put it,(paraphrase)” In the future no one will be able to deny that this happened”. He knew it would be tried eventually.
The question nobody asked:
‘When the Muslim students answer that it was just propaganda, will they get an “F”?’
Honest, Common Core-approved reply, not in a million years.
Am I the only one on this thread who suspect the new interim superintendent, one Mohammad Z. Islam, might just be an adherent of the genocidal subset of a certain violent subset of a certain religion of peace. I suspect Mohammad is a proponent of history being what we teach, aka the big lie. Both Mohammads, when dealing with infidels.
That was the one, I kept thinking Dachau, but knew that was wrong.
That was it, thanks for the correction.
the new interim superintendent, one Mohammad Z. Islam
Oh an Eskimo name..
no an Amish name..
no that’s not right either...
Oh oh its on the tip of my tongue...
It looks like acting superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam has a background in the financial side, rather than the educational side, of school districts. Is there a search for a permanent superintendent?
What’s the teacher’s name and background?
That Common Core idea, which sounds good until one starts to really think about it, provides the structure and means to propagandize the largest number of students in the shortest possible time.
Someone needs to post a link to the story with the school superintendent’s name. Something like Mohammed Izlam, and I’m not making this up.
LA public school district, superintendent Mohammed Z. Islam, assigns students to debate veracity of Holocaust
Eisenhower knew this crap might come up; so he made sure things were documented as well as could be.
And at the time likely knew you could never document it enough to overcome the hatred.
Also, check out post #32
Anything to get the students “thinking” - THEIR way, that is.
The district says the assignment is merely to teach students to evaluate the quality of evidence made by advocates or opponents of an issue. .....
The project was designed by district teachers and assigned during the eighth grades Diary of Anne Frank unit, according to district spokeswoman
(Wait for it)
Nice American name..
English ancestors I suppose...
More support for the assignment that I would have expected, critical thinking and all. The assignment recommended three sources for web research. About.com, History.com and Bible Believers, a Cristian Identity Holocaust Denial site in Australia. While I'd question if the first two are the best sited to reference, the latter Bible Believers site isn't one High School students should be directed to any more than Stormfront, Vanguard News Newwork, of La Voz de Aztlan. IMO directing students to hate sites is worse than the assignment.
Interestingly, Rialto is the home of the American Nazi Party. An Aryan Nations offshoot of the same name I believe, not the original ANP which is from Virginia. Interestingly the town made the news a few years ago when a open neonazi ran for the school board. Got less than 10% of the vote, a black woman and Hispanic man won the spots. As you'll note from the link (appears to be Rialto police), last year the superintendent of schools (black) was receiving death threats, and racial tensions have been high. Town appears to be about 14% black, 77% Hispanic, 5% white.
I have contempt for government teachers. They **WILLING** seek work in these indoctrination camps. They **WILLING** accept money for implementing curriculum and policies that they KNOW ( or should know) HURT CHILDREN!!!
Every government school outrage that has ever been posted on Free Republic is due to teachers taking money for implementing evil.
Our nation's K-12 single-payer, socialist-entitlement, and GODLESS schools exist because millions of teachers agree to work for this abomination!
( Yeah! I am shouting.)
Government teachers are too evil, too stupid, or too much of a Useful Idiot to be a friend. I don't have abortion workers for friends, either!