Common Core assignment makes sixth-graders SCRAP Bill of Rights amendments
Well, America: if you thought the people behind the Common Core couldn’t possibly be any more moronic or tone deaf, you were wrong.
A Common Core worksheet handed out this year in a sixth-grade history class in Bryant, Ark. required students to ditch two amendments from the Bill of Rights, reports EAGnews.org. Students were also told to plug their rights eliminations by creating “a visual aid that could act as a clear representation of your proposal.”
EAGnews says the assignment is part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt by educrats to standardize various K-12 curricula across the country. This fall, 45 states and the District of Columbia have begun implementing the curriculum.
The assignment’s instructions, which include hideous grammatical errors such as the use of the plural pronouns “they” and “their” to refer to the singular noun “government,” tell students that “the government of United States is currently revisiting” the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Unknown federal officials “have determined” that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer,” the instructions say.
Consequently, the sixth-graders were asked to “participate on the National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force.” They were required to “omit two and add two amendments to the Bill of Rights.”
At least one local parent is livid about the rights-scrapping assignment, reports Digital Journal.
“When I asked my child what the assignment was to teach her she had no idea,” claimed the parent, Lela Spears, in a written exchange. “She didn’t even understand what the Amendments meant. How can she make an informed decision when she doesn’t understand what she is ‘throwing out’? That was new to me. I also did not like the fact her teacher used, ‘you have been selected to help a special committee’ bullshit.”
Spears also observed that her daughter and the other kids in the class were apparently never taught anything about the actual process of amending the Constitution. There’s “nothing about how an Amendment is ratified,” wrote Spears.
“Many children will think that the Bill of Rights is amended and can be changed by a ‘special’ committee instead of an act of Congress,” she said. “I know that my child will not think this is true since I have made it my mission to be very much involved in her education.”
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