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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