Students Forced To Rewrite “Outdated” Bill Of Rights





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The mother of a sixth grade student in Arkansas is speaking out after her daughter brought home an assignment that left her dumbfounded. As part of the Bryant School District’s introduction to government, students were instructed to create a “Revised Bill of Rights” by removing two of the original amendments and replacing them with new ones.

Unsurprisingly, Lela Spears said that her daughter’s school participates in the widely criticized Common Core program, which recently came under fire for misrepresenting an American’s right to bear arms.

She explained that this was her daughter’s first lesson regarding civics, expressing her displeasure in the way the subject was broached.

“Where I can see a class using critical thinking skills to modernize the words as to help them better understand the amendments,” she said, “giving an assignment to remove two then add two with little explanation as to why is upsetting.”

Spears said her daughter didn’t receive any guidance through the process and “didn’t even understand what the amendments meant” before being asked to extract two of our guaranteed liberties.

Additionally, the assignment refers to a National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force, which implicitly misinforms students about the manner in which amendments to the Constitution are made.

According to Spears, the handouts associated with this project made no mention of an amendment process or the congressional votes needed to enact such changes.

“I believe that, with the wording of the assignment, many children will think that the Bill of Rights is amended and can be changed by a special committee instead of an act of Congress,” she said.

While there has been no shortage of outrageous lessons included in the federal Common Core curriculum, this assignment is among the most outrageous. Instead of teaching a respect for the unique freedoms we enjoy as Americans, these students are being taught that the Bill of Rights only applied to past generations.

Given the propensity of leftist teachers to promulgate their own ideology in the classroom, one wonders how many teachers will use an assignment like this to suggest which amendments should be replaced.

Common Core has an established bias against the Second Amendment already. Recommending that a right to health care be inserted in its place would likely earn any student a high grade.

–Western Journalism staff writer
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Comments

  1. Past time to REMOVE Progressives from our education system at all levels. If they do not like our country and basic supports THEY CAN LEAVE OUR COUNTRY.

  2. Add another Amendment, ALL COMMUNIST "TEACHERS" WILL BE DEPORTED TO THE NEAREST COMMUNIST OR FKING COUNTRY.

  3. Seeks_the_truth says:

    They want two of the bill of rights rewrote? Ok.

    1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Nor shall any group or entity or individual, including State and Federal, be allowed to bring suit or otherwise challenge existing or new displays, on public or private property, of a religious nature even if offensive. Nor can the same prevent religious speech voluntarily or paid no matter if offensive to others. Religions that are also government laws and/or rules in foreign countries will not be allowed so as not to create a contradiction to the Constitution.

    2nd Amendment: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, nor shall any individuals right to own any manufactured weapon be denied by state or Federal nor charged for this right nor shall any state or area demand permits for carry whether concealed or not.

    Yea, I like these rewrites. How about you?

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Excellent rewrites but I don't think a 6th grader even understands the Bill of Rights.They should be taughtin a simpleway the Constitution and as they advance more specifics on how are government should work.

      • Seeks_the_truth says:

        They should be taught the Constitution. Bill of Rights the way they are and all. It shouldn't even be SUGGESTED that they be rewrote!
        This 'common core' bullshit sounds remotely familiar. Sounds like Russian policy of NO home schooling because they want EVERYONE to THINK alike!
        This is what my child would have taken back on his 'homework' before I went in demanding answers!
        Today we heard the failure talking about the 'poor parents' that have to worry about the 'head start' program. Fuck funding our Soldiers that gave their lives to be brought home RESPECTFULLY! Make sure we get those kids YOUNG!

        So you liked those rewrites eh? ;-)

  4. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    In every state, parents, grandparents, and great Americans are speaking out loudly against Common Core and the Race to The Top Agreement (RTTT). Each state has their grassroots groups and coalitions marching to their state capitols demanding answers on why their children have been sold to the Federal Government. Parents are fighting a white elephant in the room, that white elephant is Jeb Bush and Bill Gates and their promoting “higher standards”. The program started out as a great way to make consistent standards while increasing learning quality. Then the Fed got involved and biased the standards to the point of ruining the entire program. When originally talking with school board members and legislators, people were being told that Common Core was here to stay and there was nothing anybody could do about it (sounds like Obummer, right?). To find out what went wrong we need to “follow the money trail”, so it wasn’t just looking into Bill Gates anymore, but looking into Jeb Bush and his involvement with Gates and his continuing efforts to alter the education system for his own political gain and a bid for the White House. The program also touts making getting into college a fair playing field, no rote memorization, helping kids learn more, and states can opt in or our of the standards. Blame Obama's destruction of America agenda!!!

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Muslim I'll never vote for a Bush again. The Weasel George had his wife Laura send me a card asking for money to donate to his library,I wouldn't donate the sweat off my testicles to him.He started Ruinning America then after he got all those soldiers killled and crippled he takes them bike riding in Texas .

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    What is hard to believe that this school was in Arkansas must have been in a real liberal commie part of the state.The people who live in this school district should get the tar & feathers ready for this teacher and send him/her to the northeast.

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