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Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights
IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey

Posted on 03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:

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The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may lead those children to incorrectly believe that it can be changed by a “special committee” as suggested by the assignment.

“After she brought it home and explained her assignment to me, it made me question exactly what she was being taught. Where I can see a class using critical thinking skills to modernize the words, as to help them better understand the Amendments, giving an assignment to remove two then add two with little explanation as to why is upsetting,” she said.

We know that teaching our children false principles – particularly those pertaining to Americans’ basic rights – is dangerous because it can make them less likely to realize and speak up when those rights are being violated in the future. If the Common Core curriculum promotes some of those false principles (whether purposefully or not), it is time to make some big changes – before it’s too late.

One Kid’s Unexpected Answer to a Homework Problem is Freaking Awesome


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 03/31/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

Should be axin’ in what order US gov’t dept’s/Agencies should be closed at a rate of one per month.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 2:00:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

There is only one goal here—it’s not to teach critical thinking. If you read the assignment document, your eyes will glaze over. It’s really to teach the conclusion that it’s OK for the Constitution to be modified as your political betters see fit, because it’s too complicated to really think about as a school student.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 2:02:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

the revised bill of ...RIghts Eh?

guarantee some....of our God Given RIghts...

oh theres an idea


5 posted on 03/31/2014 2:02:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 03/31/2014 2:03:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

The direct election of senators needs to go.
And women voting :-)


7 posted on 03/31/2014 2:03:40 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d guess the teachers would steer them toward 2 and 10...

but 10 is pretty much ignored anyway.

Maybe 2 and 4.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
There is only one goal here—it’s not to teach critical thinking.

Here's one kid with critical thinking skills...

9 posted on 03/31/2014 2:04:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

It would be interesting to know who inspired the question. Probably a Democrat.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

So Putin was merely following the model provided here.

Set up a false pretense. Get a pseudo plebiscite to buttress the call to change things. Do it.

Who says our Bill of Rights is outdated?

Notice how they toss terrorist activity in the mix, to confuse the issue and convince the participants that there really is a dire need to get this done so we’ll be safe in the 21st Century?

It’s just one more con pulled on the American public by the criminal enterprise known as the Democrat Party.

Notice all the push back from what we jokingly refer to as the right? Crickets!

The next few years should be very interesting. I’m beginning to see the government’s need for stockpiling ammunition.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: for-q-clinton
The direct election of senators needs to go. And women voting :-)

These two Amendments are not and have never been a part of the Bill of Rights. The task applies only to the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, not to the Constitution itself or to the Amendments adopted subsequent to the Bill of Rights.

12 posted on 03/31/2014 2:08:04 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: MeshugeMikey
MeshugeMikey:" the revised bill of ...RIghts Eh?
guarantee some....of our God Given RIghts...
oh theres an idea "

The first rule of COMMON CORE is not to think critically, but
to trust the Ministry of Propagation and Education .

That's what makes education all COMMON !!
And everyone one comes out equally COMMON ( and sheeple) !!

13 posted on 03/31/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is that upsetting? It’s just a thought experiment is all. We did a lot of this in Law School.

Nothing wrong with this. It makes you appreciate the Bill of Rights quite frankly.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Insidious indoctrination.

There should be some kind of justice levied on the monsters who created Common Core.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 2:09:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama and big government liberals like him erased the 9th and 10th Amendments long ago. The 1st Amendment’s Free Exercise clause died with ObamaCare. They are trying hard to kill the 2nd Amendment. The 4th’s prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure is dying. The 8th’s ban on excessive fines was crippled by the EPA and is being destroyed by ObamaCare fines. It’s almost too late to worry about losing the Bill of Rights. Almost.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remove #14 and #16.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 2:10:18 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: centurion316

Doh! You it said bill of rights. I read it as which amendment.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 2:12:15 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

And I still can’t type :-)

I stopped reading at which amendment and didn’t catch the of the bill of rights part.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 2:13:16 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: SeekAndFind; Paladin2

If we don’t axe about 80% of this $4 trillion government SOON, we’re toast.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SeekAndFind
My child's home school assignment today is...

"What are the five best ways to dispatch communists?"

21 posted on 03/31/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: for-q-clinton

I’m starting to think that this whole thing is bogus. I can’t imagine that Common Core would ask a question that would require actual thought and demand a coherent response.

A more realistic question would be:

How do you feel about a Constitution that denies Americans the right to free health care?


22 posted on 03/31/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind

“you still need....to come to consensus..agreement”

KEY to this manipulative mess.

sere VILL BE ZA COONZENZUS!!!! for za goot of za GROUP/ fatherlanc


23 posted on 03/31/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some people consider dogs “family,” as well.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 2:20:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Propagation ...

they are told they must come to a consensus.....

thats the key alright..

consensus reality training,,and propagation... of Ze Party Line


25 posted on 03/31/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Chode; SgtBob

WTF PING!!!!!!!


26 posted on 03/31/2014 2:22:30 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

My grandson had the assignment in fifth grade in Keller, Texas. Boy did I give him a civics lesson. I told him that there wasn’t a problem with the Bill of Rights, just the way Liberal judges have been gutting and rewriting them to fit their agenda. I bet the teacher was surprised when he handed in his paper


27 posted on 03/31/2014 2:22:41 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: SeekAndFind

If they were choosing to nix the 16th and 17th, I would have hope for America. Might be a good time to launch an educational campaign with that very goal in mind.


28 posted on 03/31/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess I’d give up my right to an abortion and my right to free medical care. They’re in there, right? I was told they were; look behind a penumbra, I’m sure they’re there.


29 posted on 03/31/2014 2:27:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Unlike these kids, you had probably read The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, and The Constitution. Probably the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers too. Makes a difference when your decisions are based on a strong background.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Common core no more.

Instead of reading, writing, arithmetic, and science, we have....

Reading that is boring and tedious, including federal manuals,

Writing in print, so that the curious can’t read The Founders or other original manuscripts,

Math that is nearly pure artifice, and

Science that is based on extremist junk. Not science, but the ‘art of science.’

Common core is uncommon lore. So, common core no more, and save the art for artists, the science for researchers, the language for those who love it, and the math for engineers and...musicians. Or retail shoppers!


31 posted on 03/31/2014 2:29:11 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to worry. Just the dhimmicraps polling future voters for platform planks for the 2024 election season.

Nothing to see here. Move along.


32 posted on 03/31/2014 2:30:20 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: centurion316

The assignment isn’t that clear, because the students are supposed to both take away two amendments and add two amendments to the Bill of Rights.

You’re right, of course, that the Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments, but it hardly makes sense to add two amendments to the Bill of Rights. Does that mean propose two new amendments to the constitution, or literally select two existing amendments to be considered part of the “Bill of Rights?” Dumb.

In any event, it’s not a terrible exericse. Among the first 10 amendments, 3 and 7 strike me as the two that could go with the least amount of damage, and it would be an interesting discussion to propose two additional constitutional amendments.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 2:33:11 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a reason that the RINOs support common core.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 2:33:19 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You have to add the Health Care amendment and the dignified meaningful employment amendment.


35 posted on 03/31/2014 2:34:04 PM PDT by steve8714
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To: SeekAndFind

My son is 3 and a half yrs old. I mean to teach him critical thinking and I’ll convey to him that I expect him to stand and deliver WHENEVER he thinks Truth is being played with. Now, what in the hell kind of constant strife and battle am I starting up for this poor kid. It’s one thing for ME to go around getting tough with everybody but how much can one expect of a kid who is constantly at odds with his world? Young Winston Churchill was a natural at it even in grade school but look at what an extraordinary personality he was.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 2:35:31 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bkmk


37 posted on 03/31/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Publius Valerius

How do we know that this is really an assignment from the 6th grade history class in Bryant, Arkansas? I have serious doubts.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 2:41:40 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: RIghtwardHo

But we know how it’s going to be taught. It’s an opening for anti 2A propaganda. Boy they sure are leaving no stone unturned.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by firebrand
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Dat constipashun thingy is rel old an neds ta be replasted spshuly da sucund mendment. guns kell.

I gratumated frum on uf da erli comun corpse skuls and gots a grate job rite awey. Als I hadda du was lurn a frekuentli usd fras “U want fryes wid dat?”


40 posted on 03/31/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Paladin2

OK, I got 1. Replace the 17th with one that states if a teacher/school system/administrator attempts to teach common core or any other standards based education they will be hung by their toes next to the bill or rights.


41 posted on 03/31/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: SeekAndFind

The smart kids would be directed to repeal the 16th and 17th immediately.

The teachers heads would be exploding.


42 posted on 03/31/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MrB

Make #2 crystal clear: the right of the people to bear arms of any type shall not be infringed. No permits or fees are required to privately or publicly own, possess or display arms.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 3:11:40 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Publius Valerius
Publius Valerius said: "Among the first 10 amendments, 3 and 7 strike me as the two that could go with the least amount of damage, ..."

Do you say that about 3 because you don't think it can lead to great abuse to provide room and board to soldiers during peacetime? That's why our Founders put it there and it has been effective in protecting homes from that intrusion for over two centuries.

Countries without a Second Amendment might become convinced that they need to sometimes quarter soldiers in private homes. Those who are armed fear the absence of a strong central military much less. They are prepared to organize themselves in Militias and to protect their communities without government help.

44 posted on 03/31/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: SeekAndFind

Teaching kids who can barely read or write (or wipe their noses or asses, for that matter) to remove two “amendments” (a word 90% of 6th graders wouldn’t know) from a Constitution they cannot possibly understand... ‘2’ guesses which Amendment they want the kids to remove?


45 posted on 03/31/2014 3:29:33 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Captainpaintball

2 + 2 = 4


46 posted on 03/31/2014 3:31:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

The whole idea that education needs to be dictated from DC is bizarro


47 posted on 03/31/2014 3:33:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They did not learn the basics before moving to analyzing, the same thing in all the subjects . The kids will not understand anything if they graduate from this


48 posted on 03/31/2014 3:34:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This kid deserves an A+. Seriously.


49 posted on 03/31/2014 3:37:32 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: RIghtwardHo

Law school. Where the students had learned the basics and knew the subject. These kids haven’t learned basic civics and are being indoctrinated


50 posted on 03/31/2014 3:37:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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