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Common Core Teaches our Kids That the Holocaust was a Myth!

Original post made by wake up on May 6, 2014

If you haven't heard about how terrible Common Core is for our kids, please inform yourself! Here is one of many examples...

Common Core is teaching our children to question whether the Holocaust was true!

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Comments (16)

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This is one of those Glenn Beck conspiracy things, right?

Posted by are you kidding?, a resident of another community
on May 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Sounds like a crappy assignment, but to blame it on common core is ridiculous. The teacher used poor judgement in creating an assignment that would stimulate debate and critical thinking. Shame on her, not the standards.

Posted by really?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Im not sure if you actually read/understood the assignment? Read to the bottom of this resource Web Link Throughout history, many right wing extremist groups have denied the holocaust. What would you say to these groups? Is it wrong to teach kids that divergent opinions need to have real facts to disprove them? Interesting source that this original post is getting their information from. I question the motive of the original link's message.

Posted by Alarming, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 12:07 am

I agree that this is scary and alarming. Look at this news story. Web Link

Who in this community are the members of the 'academic team' that is the one Parvin Ahmadi appointed to design and develop assignments and course materials for the new Common Core standards?

Posted by Yes to Critical Thinking, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 4:41 am

It is unfortunately true that the education of today's students requires that they learn how to recognize and critically debunk zany conspiracy theories by means of resort to empirical fact and critical reasoning. We live in a society of holocaust deniers, global warming deniers, deniers that racism exists in our society, deniers that extreme disparity of wealth in our society has a negative impact upon large masses of people, deniers that our president is an American citizen, deniers of human evolution, deniers that Thomas Jefferson was a patriotic American. So, unfortunately, the kind of exercise in which students are asked to expose the fallacies of holocaust denial, or any of the like denials mentioned above, is increasingly necessary in a world fraught with right-wing demagoguery.

Posted by Yes to Critical Thinking, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 4:53 am

I might add that when we live in an age where wealthy right wingers claim a tax hike on the rich is equitable to the holocaust, or where Michelle Bachmann and an entire quadrant of the Republican (Tea) Party equates Obamacare with the holocaust, we obviously need to admit that our educational system has failed many who live in our midst. Time to go back to the drawing board. If our children are not exposed to the ridiculous fallacies that undergird much of American right-wing "thought," then Fox News, Republicans, Tea Partiers and other disseminators of holocaust falsehoods will continue to think they can spout their garbage without encountering the laughter and derision it deserves.

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on May 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

'critical thinker', you left out deniers of God in your leftist rant against anything that would remotely cast YOUR messiah in a bad light.

Posted by Ridiculous, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

Once again, someone from the right attacks Common Core because they are afraid it might make their followers learn to think critically. Imagine what would happen when people used these skills while watching Fox News or listening to Rush Limbaugh? They might see how quickly facts can be distorted.

Read the entire assignment "really?" posted. Wake up only proved why we need Common Core. So people like him/her will not simply believe everything they are presented.

Posted by Yes to Critical Thinking, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Denial of holocaust, denial of global warming, denial of racism, and the other denials I posted above, all can be refuted with empirical data.

The "diseased one's' feeble attempt to find some degree of symmetry between denial of holocaust and denial that god exists is woefully ignorant. The existence of a god cannot be confirmed with empirical data; in contrast, there is considerable data that the holocaust did in fact exist.

Looks to me as if the "diseased one" would have profited from the common core, and even the assignment in question. He clearly doesn't know how to think using empirical data and critical reasoning. But, hey, what would Fox News and Republicans do without this kind of rummy?

BTW, the "diseased one's" stupidity, beginning with the childish moniker he chooses, is a wonderful illustration of why we need to support educational experts against know-nothing local yokels who wave the Tea Party banner as if it were a 9 year-old's pirate flag.

Posted by really?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

"Alarming" I would suggest rereading the assignment and original link shared- this was something that did not even take place in this town- I find it extremely alarming and disingenuous to post in such a way that leads people to believe that is happening due to the PUSD staff.

What's more alarming is the new "common sense" that is unearthing itself on these blogs- Web Link You are not ok with a common curriculum that expects critical thinking and engaged learning, but posters on the link are in favor of pushing their personal beliefs and agendas into the classroom. Book bannings now? Interesting that the only links are from outside of the state and posted by right wing agendas in an attempt to confuse the general public about the actual learning and purpose of common core.


Posted by wake up, a resident of Amador Estates
on May 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm

George Will delivers a scathing critique of Common Core in this short clip below.

Web Link

Yes, the Fed is bribing the States with big dough to accept the Common Core standards. Then these standards will be "aligned" with the SAT/ACT and then with the textbooks. And then the Fed will have total control over our children's minds.

The Democrat Party (and some establishment RINOs) are destroying freedom in America.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

British Catholic Bishop DENIES that Holocaust happened:

Web Link

Posted by Damon, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on May 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

@wake up

What is your purpose here? Are you trying to proselytize and win people over to your own right-wing point of view? If so, then judging from the critical responses here your efforts have been a complete failure. Maybe your time would be better spent finding others who share your point of view and discussing your politics with them rather than continuing to put up links to a right-wing website that people aren't interested in.

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I agree with the above. "wake up", you aren't going to win a lot of people over to your viewpoint with ridiculous horror stories like the one about kids being forced to be holocaust deniers and the like.

If you said something to the effect that too much uniformity in curricula nationwide could stifle creativity in education, people may take you more seriously.

Posted by Right, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Themes of sexual desire and perverse practices are only themes that liberal socialists, atheists and other haters of America want to dwell on. High schoolers shouldn't be forced to consider these issues. For teacher unions to take their pathetic perversions and sexual piccadilloes into our schools, backed by school boards that tow the line for the Obama administration, is sick. Sex should only be talked about at home where parents can protect their children from the kinds of perversities being pushed down their throats with the likes of Salinger, Picoult, and Shakespeere. All creeps.

That's why the 60's generation went over the cliff. Forced to read Ginsburg, Ferlenghetti and the rest of the San Francisco fruitcakes, all perversions became a good thing. And then Frued the drug addict with everyone needing a therapist. Look at the pervies that our Dear Leader hangs out with. These are now all central to the agenda of the Democrat Party.

John, or is it Damien, or is it Cholo channeling all his perverted voices? You're all sick.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I'm feeling quite serene tonight and I will admit to only picking up from the ether only the purest of thoughts...yup...that's me...only the purest of thoughts...that's why I'm perceived and rightly so as a soul with a green hat...


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