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Common Core Reaches a New Low Check This Out!
http://www.independentsentinel.com ^ | october 6, 2013 | Rosalie Hanson

Posted on 10/07/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by lowbridge

Take a look at these third grade Common Core worksheets [Correction: Common Core-aligned worksheets].*

The first story for third graders takes a twisted social work approach to learning. The next story is about a cheating husband and father, and, again, it’s for third grade.

Could we forego the nonsensical touchy-feely stuff and go back to actually teaching the children how to read literature and do math?

The first worksheet is the tale of Peter and Patty. It’s a terrible piece of literature (I’m using the word ‘literature’ very loosely). It’s about a father who abandons his children in the woods but wishes them well; some woman in the woods takes them in, feeds them fruits and vegetables (she must have been listening to Michelle Obama); and they all live happily ever after. Seriously??? I don’t think I’m overstating it when I say it’s bizarre! Whoever made this up is not right in the head.

(Excerpt) Read more at independentsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; twistedhanselgretel
Common Core math: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJiHNr_53o
1 posted on 10/07/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

They have to hate on fathers.


2 posted on 10/07/2013 5:18:25 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: lowbridge

That’s nothing. I was reading earlier about a common core project asking 6th graders what rights they would like removed from the constitution.


3 posted on 10/07/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Geeez. Unreal. I'll bet the brainless, young skulls full of mush had a lot of real good ideas.

sarc/

4 posted on 10/07/2013 5:24:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: lowbridge

screen capture please! I cannot fwd fr to my friends!


5 posted on 10/07/2013 5:26:23 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Vince Ferrer

The ‘mother’, wouldn’t be Hillary Clinton, would it?


6 posted on 10/07/2013 5:27:43 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: lowbridge

That’s really awful.

Back when I was a tot, we only had to read stories about canabalist witches.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 5:32:49 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: lowbridge

Peter and Patty is a “PC” rewrite of the old Hansel and Gretle.


8 posted on 10/07/2013 5:35:20 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: lowbridge

It’s interesting that, at a time when so much attention is being focused on the poor caliber of education our kids receive at public indoctrination centers, the NEA decides to double down on “teaching” absolutely useless crap.

And, let’s not mince words, the crap they are “teaching” is derived specifically from liberal political theory.

If you don’t protect your kids from this garbage, who do you think is going to - the government!??


9 posted on 10/07/2013 5:36:31 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: lowbridge

thank for sharing the Costello sketch. I had not seen that. Incredibly funny.


10 posted on 10/07/2013 5:39:02 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: lowbridge

http://hillsdale.edu/outreach/charterschools


11 posted on 10/07/2013 5:40:01 PM PDT by goldi
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To: IMR 4350
It’s about a father who abandons his children in the woods but wishes them well...

Yeah, Hansel and Gretel. Didn't the PC police ban those old fairy tales? I guess they had to rewrite them so as to make the bad guys resemble conservatives and white males, huh? That makes it OK now.

12 posted on 10/07/2013 5:40:03 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: DustyMoment

http://hillsdale.edu/outreach/charterschools


13 posted on 10/07/2013 5:40:51 PM PDT by goldi
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To: plain talk
It comes from their movie, "Little Giant". Here is the movie in full:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y_enPVg498

14 posted on 10/07/2013 5:51:24 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Could we forego the nonsensical touchy-feely stuff and go back to actually teaching the children how to read literature and do math?

Uhh, no!

You want that, take your kids out of public school, then there is a chance but no assurance that that would happen. We as a society have given the indoctrination of our children over to the Federal Government, what did we expect?

15 posted on 10/07/2013 5:52:58 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: lowbridge
Steve Taylor wasn't so far off in 1985 with Lifeboat
16 posted on 10/07/2013 5:54:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lowbridge

sounds like a take off on Hansel and Gretel but the witch is good.


17 posted on 10/07/2013 6:04:16 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: lowbridge

“Could we forego the nonsensical touchy-feely stuff and go back to actually teaching the children how to read literature and do math?”

Yes, It’s called homeschool.


18 posted on 10/07/2013 6:08:06 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: lowbridge

Why do I have no audio on Youtube, all of a sudden? Started yesterday.


19 posted on 10/07/2013 6:24:33 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: jeffc

Most of the old fairy tales were rewritten to have more of a communistic slant to them I believe.

Everyone works together for the common good.

Everyone is equal.

Nobody wins and nobody looses.

An animal that would normally kill other animals works with the other animals for the common good.

All the animals work together to raise the wheat and make the bread and each gets an equal share.


20 posted on 10/07/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: acapesket
screen capture please! I cannot fwd fr to my friends!

I just have to ask.....why not?

21 posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:31 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: lowbridge

Common Core is the most evil thing to come down the road in a very long time.

It’s very disturbing that more parents are not screaming about this.

If you love you kids, home school them or enroll them in a quality private school. That requires sacrifice. But what is more precious than your children?


22 posted on 10/07/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Same with me... All of the vids on my side are now starting out muted... check the bottom where the small speaker icon is.


23 posted on 10/07/2013 7:07:23 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Because I live in a deep blue state.


24 posted on 10/07/2013 7:09:16 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: originalbuckeye

Could be a number of many things. The last time this happened to me, I didnt have sound on youtube for a couple of days until I discovered that I had the volume muted on the videos. (the little speaker icon between the play button and the timer counter), I do not know how I muted the volume since I dont recall clicking on it.


25 posted on 10/07/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Wow. Peter and Patty? Really? ...Whatever happened to Raoul, Mykayla, Jemal, and Ming? LOL!


26 posted on 10/07/2013 7:32:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: lowbridge

Steve Jobs on education:

[On Unions]

I’m a very big believer in equal opportunity as opposed to equal outcome. I don’t believe in equal outcome because unfortunately life’s not like that. It would be a pretty boring place if it was. But I really believe in equal opportunity. Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education. Maybe even more important than a great family life, but I don’t know how to do that. Nobody knows how to do that. But it pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. We could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. We fallfar short of that…. The problem there of course is the unions. The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education because it’s not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what has happened. The teachers can’t teach and administrators run the place and nobody can be fired. It’s terrible.

[On Vouchers]

But in schools people don’t feel that they’re spending their own money. They feel like it’s free, right? No one does any comparison shopping. A matter of fact if you want to put your kid in a private school, you can’t take the forty-four hundred dollars a year out of the public school and use it, you have to come up with five or six thousand of your own money. I believe very strongly that if the country gave each parent a voucher for forty-four hundred dollars that they could only spend at any accredited school several things would happen. Number one schools would start marketing themselves like crazy to get students. Secondly, I think you’d see a lot of new schools starting. I’ve suggested as an example, if you go to Stanford Business School, they have a public policy track; they could start a school administrator track. You could get a bunch of people coming out of college tying up with someone out of the business school, they could be starting their own school. You could have twenty-five year old students out of college, very idealistic, full of energy instead of starting a Silicon Valley company, they’d start a school. I believe that they would do far better than any of our public schools would. The third thing you’d see is I believe, is the quality of schools again, just in a competitive marketplace, start to rise. Some of the schools would go broke. Alot of the public schools would go broke. There’s no question about it. It would be rather painful for the first several years

DM: But deservedly so.

SJ: But far less painful I think than the kids going through the system as it is right now.

[On Digital Learning]

The market competition model seems to indicate that where there is a need there is a lot of providers willing to tailor their products to fit that need and a lot of competition which forces them to get better and better. I used to think when I was in my twenties that technology was the solution to most of the world’s problems, but unfortunately it just ain’t so… We need to attack these things at the root, which is people and how much freedom we give people, the competition that will attract the best people. Unfortunately, there are side effects, like pushing out a lot of 46 year old teachers who lost their spirit fifteen years ago and shouldn’t be teaching anymore. I feel very strongly about this. I wish it was as simple as giving it over to the computer….

As you’ve pointed out I’ve helped with more computers in more schools than anybody else in the world and I absolutely convinced that is by no means the most important thing. The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can. The elements of discovery are all around you. You don’t need a computer. Here – why does that fall? You know why? Nobody in the entire world knows why that falls. We can describe it pretty accurately but no one knows why. I don’t need a computer to get a kid interested in that, to spend a week playing with gravity and trying to understand that and come up with reasons why.

DM: But you do need a person.

SJ: You need a person. Especially with computers the way they are now. Computers are very reactive but they’re not proactive; they are not agents, if you will. They are very reactive. What children need is something more proactive. They need a guide. They don’t need an assistant. I think we have all the material in the world to solve this problem; it’s just being deployed in other places. I’ve been a very strong believer in that what we need to do in education is to go to the full voucher system. I know this isn’t what the interview was supposed to be about but it is what I care about a great deal.

(Source: Smithsonian Institution Oral and Video Histories)

more at

http://educationnext.org/steve-jobs-on-education/


27 posted on 10/07/2013 7:36:28 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Oliviaforever
I'd like to see "Conservative Core" which can tell the children a story about Seal Team 6 parachuting into the dark forest and killing the witches.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: cripplecreek

Common Core Assignment: The Constitution is Outdated.
Welcome to the first day of civics class in the Common Core. Your first assignment? Revising the Bill of Rights in the U.S Constitution because it is an “outdated” document? The worksheet says:
http://freepatriot.org/2013/10/06/common-core-assignment-constitution-outdated/?fb_source=pubv1


29 posted on 10/07/2013 7:40:14 PM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: IMR 4350
They should watch more educational videos like the classic tale of the tortoise and the hare.


30 posted on 10/07/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: massmike
Well, we already have the right to bear arms. So I would add the right to bare breasts.


31 posted on 10/07/2013 7:44:50 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

If I’m not mistaken I believe that was rewritten to where they walk across the finish line together.


32 posted on 10/07/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

In the Bugs Bunny one, the tortoise cheats.

www.kidswb.com/video/Looney-Tunes/Tortoise-Beats-Hare/9142ba46-adde-400f-a422-39a0fcf83c7e


33 posted on 10/07/2013 8:03:29 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Men bad, veggies good!


34 posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:23 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: JediJones

In the PC rewrite I think they cross the finish line together, no winner no looser, everyone is equal.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:30 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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