Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Worksheet asks children to remove parts of the Bill of Rights

ADMIN NOTE: AN older article but makes the point why common core is an awful program that people should reject


commoncorebillofrightsremovalA student in Bryant School District in Arkansas brought home a worksheet that presented her with a scenario that referred to the Bill of Rights as “outdated” and that as part of a special committee she would need to throw out two of the Amendments.

The worksheet was handed out to Sixth grade students in a History class. According to the girl’s mother, Lela Spears, she has not received any government or civics classes and this was the first assignment dealing with the Constitution or Bill of Rights. The school district is participating in the embattled Common Core curriculum.

When asked if there was any portion of the Bill of Rights she would be willing to give up, the mother said

“No, never.”

The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The amendments recognize a person’s inalienable rights to things such as free speech, due process, trial by jury, and the right to bear arms, as well as many other staples of traditional American values. They also establish limits on Federal power.


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