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Students Asked to ‘Argue That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common
The Blaze ^ | 4/13/13 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 04/12/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT by Nachum

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 world’s ills.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albany; childrenofthestate; common; commoncore; commoncorehates; commoncorestandards; core; israel; jews; kenyanbornmuzzie; nazis; nea; newyork; students; waronterror
Does Common Core have many more "Nazi" assignments? Who designed them?

Full title: Students Asked to ‘Argue That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common Core

1 posted on 04/12/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Just like nazi German schools. Make the kids prove their allegiance to the fuehrer and isolate or eliminate the dissenters.


2 posted on 04/12/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Nachum
What's old is new. History doesn't repeat, but it rhymes.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 5:54:29 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum
But don't you DARE call them Nazis!!!
4 posted on 04/12/2013 5:56:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like they're recruiting.
5 posted on 04/12/2013 6:00:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Nachum

The conditioning and brainwashing-—has been going on since John Dewey-—it was more subtle....in 1970 the curricula was forcing children to believe “Situational Ethics” which is moral relativism—to erase the Judeo-Christian Ethics that formed the USA.

In the 30’s-—the Cultural Marxists knew they had to destroy America by corrupting and destroying the “thinking” of the children. Control education and you control the future of everything.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Nachum

Un-freakin’-believable!

In 2007, merely suggesting this kind of crap under Bush would’ve be shrieked about for months as sure proof of the eeee-vil designs Republicans had for innocent children. Now, it’s perfectly understandable as a tool for improving children’s minds. Marching and unquestioning obedience are the next courses.

Homeschool now!


7 posted on 04/12/2013 6:05:08 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Nachum
"Class, for today's assignment, I want you each to write an essay on why Muslims are actually worshiping Satan when they mention Allah. 500 words, please."

What? This never happens?? Why?

8 posted on 04/12/2013 6:07:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 04/12/2013 6:10:28 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Nachum

IF you assume that the teacher’s motives are pure and that the kids are all bright enough to grasp what’s going on, i.e. that they are being asked to comprehend what was going on in German minds circa 1932 and how Nazism worked, then the aassignment almost sounds reasonable. In the United States at present, those ‘IFs’ are going to seem a bit too big to most people.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 6:13:07 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Nachum
There was a generation of people who refused to "legitimize" the Nazis in any way. Medicine refused to use the notes gathered from Nazi experimentation on concentration camp Jews.

It is wrong to suggest that a teacher could possibly find a "legitimate" excuse for having children put themselves in the place of Nazis against the Jews.

What would be the reaction if this were the assignment?


You are a taskmaster on an 1840's plantation in Georgia. Your black slaves are acting up and slowing down the harvesting of cotton to protest their treatment. Persuade the reader why you should single out a man and whip him repeatedly in front of the others in order to break the work stoppage and restore control.
-PJ
11 posted on 04/12/2013 6:16:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Whoever designed this assignment should receive a dose of Kristallnacht.


12 posted on 04/12/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Nachum

3rd or 4th thread on this? 100 newspapers will cover it, let’s have 96 more.


13 posted on 04/12/2013 6:18:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: varmintman

But why not turn it around for a positive view? Let’s pretend you’re a merchant or ship owner in Boston in 1774. On March 7, the British close the port of Boston to all commerce damaging your livelihood. The Boston Port Bill is passed on March 25 and the original Quartering Act is amended on June 25 to allow British soldiers to be quartered in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided (the “Intolerable Acts”). Argue why this is an infringement of your liberties as an Englishman and present the case for violent overthrow of the now-tyrannical government.

Why don’t schools ever ask students to make these arguments?


14 posted on 04/12/2013 6:26:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Those two “assignments” ——— on Boston and Georgia, should be sent to that school!


15 posted on 04/12/2013 6:34:02 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: chooseascreennamepat
They should be sent to Auschwitz Camp to Concentrate.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 6:41:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

Better to argue that 0bama is an illegal alien, Hairy Reed is the anti-Christ, Nazi Pelosi is a crook and H! is happy.


17 posted on 04/12/2013 6:44:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Revolting cat!
Sorry dude:

First post I've seen of this.

Not all of us >65yr olds can spend all day on FR.

18 posted on 04/12/2013 6:47:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

The teachers and admisistrators were “only following orders” when they did this leeson plan. We all know how that excuse worked before. If this is really part of the common core program who put this lesson plan in, who approved it. Who reviewed this section and signed off on it. They should not only be fired but should also be investigated for a hate crime. If this part of the common core program how many other school districts and individual schools and teachers have used it. Have any teachers, administrators, schools, school districts objected to its inclusion before it hit the fan? If not why not?


19 posted on 04/12/2013 7:00:24 PM PDT by airedale
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How about an essay defending one of two views of African-Americans held at the time of the Civil War and before. People like Lincoln generally held that Blacks were human but far behind the white race in intellectual and moral development. It would be many years of carefully change before they even close to equal. The other view was that Blacks while close weren’t really human like the White race and never would be. This would never happen. It wouldn’t have made it into the program and anyone proposing it would have been rightly fired. If it somehow did make it in no teacher would ever use it and the stink they’d raise would reach the heavens.

Who ever did this exercise on the Jews needs to be identified and all the other sections they were involved in need to be examined. Has anyone loose at the rest of the of the material in this entire section? I’ll bet there is more.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 7:11:34 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Nachum

i would instead have argued why teachers’ unions are evil in at least five paragraphs.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 7:16:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum

It wasn’t Illinois Nazis though right?

I hate Illinois Nazis.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 8:03:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Secret Agent Man

In a sane world, the school board would call the teacher in front of them and tell him to pretend he was Julius Streicher at Nuremburg and explain in five paragraphs or less why he should not have his neck stretched.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 8:11:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Nachum
Full title: Students Asked to ‘Argue That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common Core

Is this exercise purely theoretical, or there is some practical side of it as well?

24 posted on 04/12/2013 8:33:26 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: EEGator

I Hate Illinois Nazis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukFAvYP3UU


25 posted on 04/13/2013 9:29:14 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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