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Monday, December 16, 2013

Checking Your Kids’ School Assignments

Have you checked your kids’ school assignments lately? You might be shocked if you do. Sixth-grade children in a history class in the Bryant School District in Arkansas were told that our government has decided that the U.S. Bill of Rights is “outdated,” and therefore the kids were instructed to “revise, omit two [Amendments in the Bill of Rights,] and add two [new] amendments.” This written assignment was full of lies, such as that “the government of the United States is currently revisiting the Bill of Rights,” that [the government has] “determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer,” and that our Constitution can be changed by a “National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force” (to which students can be appointed).

Here is another objectionable assignment given to students at a public school in St. Joseph, Illinois. The sophomore class was given the assignment to choose which of ten people are “worthy” of getting kidney dialysis when the hospital had only six machines for the ten who needed one. The assignment instructed the students, “Four people are not going to live. You must decide from the information below which six will survive.” The students were given the list of the ten who desperately need kidney dialysis with identification about their occupation, age and ethnicity, and told to give each a score. The instructions state: “Put the people in order using 1-10, 1 being the person you want to save first and 10 being the person you would save last.” It was assumed that those getting scores 7 through 10 would be marked for death.

Since when are high school students allowed to judge who may live and who must die? What students are taught in the classroom will affect their attitudes for the next generation and how they vote. Is this assignment to prepare them to accept Death Panels in Obamacare?

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