WTF?

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ByDeb

So here’s an interesting tidbit on assignments in the New and Super Awesome Common Core of Education Excellence

A mother in the Bryant School District in Arkansas — a district using the controversial Common Core curriculum — was surprised to learn her sixth-grade daughter was given a team assignment to revise the Bill of Rights, pruning two amendments from the Constitution while adding two others, Twitchy reported Monday, citing a report at the Digital Journal.

The assignment made the assumption that the United States government has determined that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

The children were to assume the persona of “experts on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights” in their aim to ensure that “the pursuit of happiness remains guarded in the 21st century,” despite the fact that the phrase “pursuit of happiness” exists in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

The article goes on to further say that the 6th grader had never had any instruction in Civics or the Constitution.

Look around people. We are disintegrating.

One of the commenters quoted Sun Tzu –

To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence.

 

3 Responses to “WTF?”

  1. Ingi (@ingidefygravity) Says:

    I fear Australia is headed much the same way (minus the Declaration of Independence…)
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  2. Tressa Says:

    Disgusting!
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  3. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    They’re “experts” in sixth grade… and somehow free to pick and choose bits of the Constitution. That is almost as bad as handing a kid a Bible and telling him to nix two of the Ten Commandments and then add a couple he fancies…

    WTF is right…
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