Todd Starnes posted an article on his website yesterday about a sixth grade class at North Richland Middle School in Texas.
The article states:
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the 41-question survey was part of the diversity curriculum for Black History Month. Students were instructed to rate their level of comfort with various scenarios:
- A friend invites you to go to a gay bar
- You go to the gay bar and a person of the same sex asks you to dance
- Your sister invites her new boyfriend home to dinner. He is a female-to-male transsexual
- Your dentist is HIV positive.
- Your assigned lab partner is a Fundamentalist Christian
Parent Ashley Brent told the Star-Telegram her son was very uncomfortable with what he called a “weird test.”
“This is not something that is school-appropriate,” she told the newspaper.
And what HIV-positive dentists and transsexual boyfriends have to do with Black History Month is beyond me.
What are we doing to our children?
The Examiner is reporting today on one of the lessons included in the sixth-grade class assignments of the Common Core curriculum.
The article reports:
The assignment made the assumption that the United States government has determined that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”
The children were to assume the persona of “experts on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights” in their aim to ensure that “the pursuit of happiness remains guarded in the 21st century,” despite the fact that the phrase “pursuit of happiness” exists in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
There is nothing in the lesson that explains how the Constitution is amended, and the mother of the child said that the child did not think the word amended had been used in the lesson. Wouldn’t it be better to teach the children the value of the Bill of Rights, how unique it was for its time, and how unique America is because of the Bill of Rights? If we continue to undermine the respect our children have for America, we will raise a generation that will not understand or work to preserve our freedom.