For all those “conservatives” who support Common Core education reform, congratulations: Your side is acting like typical liberals.
You’re lying about Common Core and when that doesn’t work, you and your liberal allies are willing to use naked force.
Whatever else Common Core is about, it’s not an attempt to implement “standards.”
At least in one case, it’s a wholesale rewriting American history, the constitution and common sense. And in another recent case, it’s about the ability to belittle, harass, and arrest the parents who just won’t shut the hell up.
We told you so.
“Greenville County Schools is alerting its teachers who use a U.S. history textbook called ‘The Americans’ that a description of the Second Amendment it gives is inaccurate, a district spokesman said late Thursday,” reported Greenville Online.
“The high school text ‘states that citizens have the right to bear arms as members of a militia of citizen-soldiers,’ spokesman Oby Lyles said. ‘This is not accurate.’”
Yeah, no duh.
The story was first reported by the Blaze, and the district, to their credit, notified other members of the media.
Of course, the county school district quickly figured out that the text was incorrect.
Not so the United States Department of Education.
They’re convening a “review” of the text. Perhaps they need some time to issue paid leaves, hide mid-level officials who rewrote the constitution, and otherwise cover their tracks.
Education is now going to be the process of fact checking, reviewing, and then finding no one responsible for the revisions to American history.
I have not had a chance to see the textbook, but I’m guessing that any group that rewrote a little thing like the 2nd Amendment probably got a few more things wrong too.
And guess what? While the Grenville County School District has been stand-up about the concerns regarding the new Common Core text, some school districts haven’t been as forthright about answering questions.
Take Baltimore for example.
Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent Dallas Dance announced the he’d be holding a series of five meetings around the district to answers parents’ concerns about education, including Common Core.
So parents, understandably, thought that meant that Dance would actually ANSWER questions about their concerns.
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