Just days after a Texas school district came under fire for a lesson plan that woefully misrepresents the Second Amendment, a South Carolina teacher told an 8th grade class that the government can indiscriminately confiscate legally owned firearms.
The history teacher presented a pop quiz to students, including one question that rightfully outraged many parents.
Reports show that the quiz was part of a larger lesson on the U.S. Constitution, though students ultimately received misleading information regarding the right to bear arms.
According to one parent whose daughter was in the class, the quiz included the following query: “Mr. Jones’ gun was confiscated at a police traffic stop, even though he had the proper permit and license of ownership of the gun. Is this Constitutional?”
Naturally, the student answered with a “no.” She was promptly “corrected,” however, and told that she should have replied in the affirmative.
This student obviously has a firmer grasp of the Constitution than her teacher — likely the result of the public education system’s willingness to toe the leftist line.
Such blatant ideological bias is readily apparent in textbooks and lesson plans distributed under the disastrous Common Core program. This curriculum has been foisted upon states by the federal government in an effort to subject students to an even more homogenized, radically leftist education.
Obviously, an anti-gun message is vital to that end. As reported earlier this week, at least one textbook simply rewrites the Constitution in order to fit its authors’ worldview.
The Advanced Placement curriculum contends that the general public is prohibited from owning firearms, suggesting that right is reserved for police, military personnel, and those “in a state militia.”
That assertion bears no resemblance to the actual wording of the Second Amendment, which promises that an American’s right to own guns “shall not be infringed.”
It should come as little surprise that the educational system, long a bastion of unrepentant leftism, feels more empowered to promote its disinformation campaign under the Obama regime. After all, it was a pre-Attorney General Eric Holder who suggested that it was the public school’s job to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
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