Schools Teaching Warped Version of Bill of Rights

In approximately 30 percent of the nation’s public and private schools, a publication called Studies Weekly helps augment the assigned texts. Carrying the moniker of “America’s new textbook,” Studies Weekly covers math, science, social studies, and other subjects in a regularly-distributed newspaper format. The problem? The publication – proud to be aligned with Common Core standards – is teaching kids a rather biased version of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

The fourth-grade version of the newsletter comes with a detailed explanation of the 10 amendments that form the backbone of America’s commitment to personal liberty. That would be all well and good, except that their “explanations” are somewhat at odds with the original text. Consider their approach to the Second Amendment.

The original text: 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.

Studies Weekly‘s interpretation: “In early America, England tried to take the guns from colonists as a way of keeping control over the people. When our Constitution was written, the right to keep a weapon was protected. Today, some people think that this right refers only to a local militia or National Guard. Some people want to ban guns, hoping that will reduce crime. What do you think?”

Er, I think you’re trying to indoctrinate a captive audience of children by making them think that the Constitution is up for debate. By presenting the right to bear arms as a kind of historical oddity, Studies Weekly is subtly giving readers the “right” answer without resorting to a blatant lie. By exposing them to this wishy-washy interpretation of the Second Amendment, liberals can raise an entire generation of students to believe the greatest of leftist myths: the Constitution is a “living document,” open to broad interpretation.

They don’t stop with the Second Amendment, though. Studies Weekly also provides a strange explanation of the First Amendment.

The original: 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.

Studies Weekly helpfully adds their own amendment to the “establishment of religion” part of the text: “You are free to practice any part of your religion so long as it doesn’t hurt other people.”

This isn’t as flagrant as their Second Amendment waffling, but it is still enough to raise an eyebrow. It’s true enough, what they say, but is the added explanation in search of that truth? Or is it there because they want kids to come to the unspoken conclusion, i.e., there are parts of your religion that are hurting other people.

It’s just another reason parents should be very wary about the educational materials their kids are bringing home. School isn’t just about education; it’s about shaping a child’s mind. And with the federal government gaining increased control over the curriculum, you have to watch out for these little liberal messages.

 

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  1. The age old saying, “Our children are the product of discipline and teaching!” What these new modern dumbasses that call themselves teachers are doing, is going to have SEVERE consequences for those they are “teaching,” and lazy assed parents won’t see it until it’s far too late!!

    • About half of the teachers in the schools today, are being told what and how to teach, against their own beliefs. The textbooks are being revised and rewritten by Liberals as we speak, to suit their needs. I visit my grandkids classrooms, and sit in on what they are being taught, from time to time and unannounced. When I see or hear something not correct, then I chime in to the teacher(s). My comments are not always welcome, but I do get my point across. Every parent and grandparent should not only visit schools but also read the textbooks the kids are being taught from. One textbook in the Broward County Florida public school system, featured 23 pages on the subject and praised Islam, but only three sentences each on Christianity and Judaism in a negative way.

      • the teachers should refuse to teach such shi… these days the teachers have been exposed to liberals in college.

      • Hmmmm, and what about the separation of church and state here??? Seems to me the Islamists are getting special treatment by allowing their “religion” to be taught and not others….The sooner we get rid of the Muslims and their culture from this country the better off we will all be. If they can’t assimilate into our culture, let them return to the land of their ancestors.

  2. Pure Bovine Scatology……your progressive (commie) teachers union , at work….

  3. government INDOCTRINATION system at its best?

  4. I wonder how many parents realize that our college age students are unable to do general math. Ask your children if they were ever taught the multiplication tables. They may say yes up to twelve times twelve; what ever that means. You see they have been taught the “fuzzy-math or arithmetic”. It’s what is now known as ‘Common Core’ teaching. I have asked students why the old basic general multiplication tables are not being taught and one of the answers was we do not find it necessary because every student has access to computers or smart phones that give the answers readily. Think about it, we are raising a bunch of sheep that can’t think for themselves. It’s no wonder many of our students are almost illiterate.as far as advanced science is concerned.

    • That’s PRECISELY why I have long believed there should be no use of any electronic gadgetry in schools or homework assignments below the high school level!

      • Learning how to use a slide rule teaches much more about math than getting the answer, and no dead batteries to contend with.

        • I remember! We weren’t even allowed to use those ’til high school, and then only for chemistry and physics classes, not math!

          • I think you’re right, but it taught us about logarithms, powers, and bases in a visual manner. Of course, I’ve forgotten much of that now and use a circular slide rule only for calculating miles per gallon.

          • True, but it wasn’t a lot of help calculating drops/min =cc’s / hr or pedi doses for medsbased on mg/kg of body weight. That was about the only serious math I was doing in the past 50 years, and even that got less over time.

          • An ICU nurse – right? I KNEW you were a classy lady. 😉

            The scary thing is that I can’t tell you how many times I have been a preceptor/mentor to new grads in ICU (which I think is pretty stupid, allowing Noobies into those areas) and watch in amusement when I ask them to factor a Dopamine or Neo drip rate with either a standard or Microdrip tubing!

            The near-universal response is a blank stare, quickly followed by a lot of rapid blinking and fumbling for their ‘smart’ phone.

            sigh…

          • Peds and NICU, actually. Back in the day wlle still had to figure kid doses from available adult meds. That IS scary, especially when they don’t learn “hands -on”. ICU/CCU, ER, and NICU were senior year specialties after basic med -surg, including OR, OB-GYN, and pedi. But I went to one of those “old-fashioned” hospital schools where we spent all our 36 months on nursing. We knew how when we finished school. I still remember when Abbott, Baxter, Cutter, etc, each had different drops/ min on their sets and you had to know which was at what rate!

          • PEDS, huh? Then even more reasons to be impressed (I don’t work with kids).
            Hat’s off to ya’ sister!

          • Thank-you. A lot of people who’ll do any other kind of crisis won’t do kids. They are challenging. Then they grow up… and sometimes that’s not a bad thing. 🙂

          • I remember using the slide rule in electronics classes, I used one for calculating Pos and Neg differentials for circuits as well as in radio, for calculating antenna performance.

          • Hey Sandra, do you remember the old TI-55? The neatest thing since sliced bread – bulky black case with that red LED display? I couldn’t get one until I went into advanced Chem II, and even THEN I had to ‘beg’ for it.
            Ah….those were the days… 🙂

  5. The indoctrination and the dumbing down of America! It’s been going on for years, but today they (communist) are not even attempting to hide their true agenda! Amazing! It’s past time we Americans wake up and stand up to this communist infiltration of our nation. It’s time to take a stand!!!!

    • @ONLYJB1 —-IT,S ALREADY—- DONE, FOR DECADES AMERICA HAS DEGENERATED TO THE SORRIEST NATION ON THE PLANET, WE LET THE THUGS AN GANGSTERS DESTROY AMERICA, VOTE AN DONT COMPLAIN — B.S.— DOING NOTHING ABOUT THE POLITICIANS IS WORSE THAN NOT VOTING. DRINK THE TYRANNY COOLADE. YOU WILL GET USED TO THE BITTER TASTE.

  6. HAVE HOPE,READING IS THE KEY,TEACHERS ARE MERE CONDUITS FOR POLITICAL BULLIES THAT LIKE OBAMA THINK AMERICA IS NOT AN IDEAL VALUE FOR GROWTH,WHY ARE ALL THESE YAHOO COMING ACROSS OUR BORDERS,FORGOT FOOD STAMPS.LIKE LIARS LIKE OBAMA

  7. It’s called CommieCore and is right out of the Communist Manifesto..!!! Control the Children, Control the Future…That’s what TYRANNY IS…PERIOD..!!!!

    • RedRightandReady2014

      Defund, then abolish the U.S. Department of (re)Education.

      The feds have no busine$$ in state/local education, except to fund federally-mandated special ed requirements.

      That goes for “federally-funded” (i.e., American taxpayer-funded — the 44% who actually *pay* federal income taxes) breakfasts and lunches too. Let the kids’ parent(s) feed them — their kids, their responsibilities.

  8. Marilyn! You are so right! Many Teachers, & Professors today are products of the Hippie Revolution. Once thought to be a staunch and Democratic profession is now the easy way to retirement for those that do not want to work, but want to RULE and Force others to do as they want us, by teaching their GARBAGE to our Children. Teaching is an honorable Profession for many, but just as many find it to be a means to instill their Commie/Pinko ideals to our Children.

    • And the rest of them consider it a mere job for pay and have learned not to worry about how effective they are – or aren’t. They just go through the motions and put up with unruly pupils who are searching for the limits in behavior.

  9. The teachers unions are filthy Marxist communist dogs,traitors to the constitution, AN THE REST OF THE UNIONS ARE THE SAME. FILTHY TRAITORS SURROGATES FOR THE NWO.

    • Teacher’s Unions are nothing more than DEMOCRAT slush funds !!! – FACT – JACK! !

    • Unions are vehicles for communism, and May Day is their day to celebrate Karl Marx and his Manifesto and it always has been that way. Yes, they are bullies and they have always been so, it’s just that most of us have not done the math of the facts. Obama used Unions to come to power, just like Hitler did, like Lenin did and just like Mao did. They all come to power through the blasted unions, and they (the unions) will be the death of our beloved country.

  10. we’re just wasting our energy. America doesn’t care WHAT is happening. That’s why we’re doomed. Most of the population is totally DARPA mind-controlled. You can’t break through this.

  11. President Reagan had it right. . .”Govt is the problem.” There you have it. Our govt is so corrupt and anti-American, anti-Constitution and anti-Bill of Rights, that, according to our own Consitution, we need to ‘redress these grievances.’ The only problem is, is the ‘how’ do we redress these grievances? There are too many American citizens that feel totally powerless to have any sway over our govt. We work for them, they don’t work for us anymore, or if they ever did! The rich and the powerful protect the rich and the powerful. That’s where our govt. is nowadays. We, the American people, have lost all sense of control over those that disrespect our Constitution and Rule of Law. I wish I had the answer other than an out and out revolution. I don’t know how the people get those in power to respect us and our Constitution and our Rule of Law. I believe we’ve lost our way. Those in Congress we call our ‘Representatives’ don’t represent us anymore or listen to it’s citizenry. Those in the Senate don’t either. And, certainly, those in the Executive Branch have no interest other than to gain as much power as possible and to make govt as big as possible. They want govt to be our caregiver from cradle to grave. What a mess!

    • exactly……

    • I was thinking something like this too. We have to change the type of people that are voted for. To do away with the career politician or I fear there will be a terrible revolt from the middle class. We have to remind the politicians , the special interest groups, the corporate lobbyist, the welfare recipients and the rich who’s legs they stand on. It is the middle class that produces. It is the general laborer, the nurse, the warehouse worker, and every person who goes to work to make a wage that supports this country. Without us, there would be no government, no special interest groups, no corporations, no welfare money. Because without the middle class there would be no money period. We should just go on strike. Tell them “Until you listen to us we refuse to work and make you money.”
      Also, we MUST take back our children. Homeschool or small private schools are the only way. People get so caught up in doing things the way it was done to them. They never stop to question “is this actually the best way?” they just follow tradition. They prepare to send their 5 year old out face an onslaught of liberal indoctrination without even questioning why they are doing so. Even though the school teaches the children ideas that are contradictory to the family’s beliefs. I know this, I was one of those parents once. No longer though. No more children in my family are being handed over to the government.

  12. sickofthecorruption

    It appears that Twitter is blocking my attempts to tweet the article link, etc.

  13. On the issue of “hurt” other people with religious practices, if by “hurt” physical harm is meant, there are some religious teachings that do, in fact direct practitioners to physically harm, even murder others, which violate the rights of other individuals and are not acceptable in civilized society. On the other side of that coin, the notion that one individuals religious freedom to practice his beliefs publicly merely “offends” or “hurts feelings” in some way is NOT an excuse for infringing on the individual’s right to exercise his religious beliefs.

  14. when the blacks get upset or just plain look or make up a reason to riot and loot, it is usually alibied as just their frustation and anger boiling over

  15. Obama has a Harvard education. That is one of the very top Ivy League colleges in America. It is sad that he is what is being produced from the very best education that is available in America.

    • “Haavurd” WAS a top ivy league school. Now it is nothing more than a communist/socialist training camp for those students who can afford the tariff. It’s also a hideaway for those that feel they are the elite of academia where they can spew their hatred for all things not in lock step with their views.

      • Harvard liberals kicked the ROTC off their campus, and allowed the radical’s that are teaching our children to take them to protest liberal causes giving them credits for joining them in civil disobedience.

    • he bought his and didnt earn anything! Why else do You think the transcripts and records are sealed

  16. If they are not teaching this accurately then they are Indoctrinating and this is a miss use of our tax dollars and they should face criminal charges for abuse of our funds.

  17. these teachings are propaganda from the liberal progressives(nazi, communist, etc.) designed to have future adults to believe the elite (politicians and their minions) are always right and smarter than other citizens.

    .

  18. Teaching starts with the parents! if your kids are to stupid to not know the difference its your fault parents and God help your kids!

  19. Parents take little interest in what their children are learning in school.

    • On the contrary… My wife & I sit & do homework with our children every night. We make sure our children hear all sides of the story to ensure they’re getting all information not just what “Common Core” would like them to believe.

      • You are the exception…. Just as I was…. my x-spouse moved 2000 miles away with her new boyfriend. She demand good grades from my daughter, but never looked over stuff or assisted in any way. I would travel to her see and attend parents night, open house and meet the teachers. All her teachers knew who I was, had self address envelopes (postage paid) to send me copies of grades and work. They also had my telephone number. When I got summers with my daughter we worked on subjects like math for she complained her mom never did such things. She stayed with me one year and her mother did not bother to do any of that or rarely called. My daughter graduated college with a 3.95 out of 4.0 while working full time and did not have a dime of school debt.
        My sister was just the opposite. She called me crying once that her daughter was going to fail that year and did not know it until the last weeks of school. She was to busy with her own life and extra activities to pay attention to grades and homework.

        • You sound like a caring, loving & dedicated father. Being there for your daughter makes you a hero and an amazing dad. Well done dad! You Rock!!!!

  20. Why is America allowing heathens and communists to infiltrate our education system?? It may be Moran’s doing the teaching, but Idiots are allowing them to do it!~ And those preparing the text material, they should be charged and run out of this Nation!

    This Country needs a good session of insurrection!

  21. I’m sure glad I don’t have kids in school (youngest 31) because I’d wind up in jail after beating some commie teaches butt if I caught them trying to indoctrinate them to this crap. Or worse.

    • You always talk about illegals and blacks being violent, and here you are planning on acting like a thug & an animal. Welst ya bes’ gets ya shotgun so you can do done kills you dem commies

  22. Have the public schools given up on trying to teach reading too?

  23. It is all a part of these muslims or muslim sympathizers writing the school texts and course material. It is just a part of the whole brainwashing of our youth by traitors to the American credo, that which made this country great.

  24. THEM that CAN – – DO!!
    THEM that CAN’T – – Teach… and get a year’s salary for 7 month’s work, PLUS every Holiday off PLUS pension!

  25. A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but

    not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or

    to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a

    check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not

    to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that

    was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from

    owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty

    F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but

    not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make

    you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is

    run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a

    wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman

    in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head

    searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but

    is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions

    of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his

    teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class

    in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more

    government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with

    Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free

    cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses

    but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to

    provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment

    checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was

    diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest

    big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a

    wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government

    forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself

    makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

  26. The change in the constitution is a demoncrap idea and it is not recognized by the rest of the country. The second amendment stands with us as it was written many years ago.

  27. COME THE REVELUTION! SEVERAL My Family was into the TEACHING proffessioin in the 20`s thru the 50`s! It was their joy in LIFE during that time. In the mid fifties , things began to change, They all began to complain of changes in the criliculum that tended to lean toward Socialistic teachings, and after that things really began to go downhill. The 60`s went to HELL as on a Roller coaster and MINORITIES were elevated while the ACHIEVERS were deflated. SO HERE WE ARE TODAY GOING BACKWARDS BECAUSE IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO BRING EDUCATION DOWN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL, BECAUSE OF SOME LEFTIST POLITICIANS TO AVOID HURTING SOMEONES FEELINGS THAT REALLY DOES`NT GIVE A FAT RAT`S BUTT. WAKE UP AMERICA.

  28. They have been doing this for several decades…. how do you think we got so many young people excepting homosexuality and same sex marriage or the global warming crap? This has been the dumbing down of children to where so many can hardly read or do math because they are taught/indoctrinated in the Demcrap Party agenda and told they know more than their parents, if it feels go do it, moral relativism, you are owed this or that, America is bad, unions are good and you are a hater if you disagree. So the kids go alone to get along for they do not want to be a hater.
    Now they want to start all kids in preschool by age three…. they cannot get the indoctrination started early enough.

    • In the 80’s when my children were in middle school, the health class was teaching what they called ‘alternative life styles’ which was teaching homosexual deviance as being normal behavior. The Rainbow coalition was in the school parking lot handing out condoms and papers promoting the gay sexual practices.

  29. COMMON CORE is a Socialist Democrat plan to brainwash your Children, Grand Children and young people into believing that your God given rights under the Constitution don’t matter and that A Huge Federal Government gives you your rights and that they can take away the rights they don’t agree with. All you have to do is listen to some of these democrat senators and representatives speak and you will realize that they do not believe in the Constitution
    the very document they took an oath to support and protect. This is what happens when you allow Communists, Anarchists and Socialists to Teach in our Schools, Collages and Universities. Wake up American Citizens we have
    a lot of work to do to straighten the country out. We need to get started or it will just get worse for your children and
    Grand Children and the whole country

  30. It is sad when Teachers are too lazy to read the original text and teach the real thing.
    Oh, this goes for Colorado’s Andy Kerr who claimed he has read the Constitution, Lied about it and voted to violate not only the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution, but the Colorado Constitution as well.
    Too bad they are so snug in their positions that they can Lie, Cheat and Steak and their Constituents are OK with that.

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