This was posted online:
“I’m going to add kindle to the fire here and add the exact assignment which was the catalyst for all my research against Common Core. It was an online “Vocabulary” assignment (through pearsonsuccessnet) given last year, in CSD, to my fourth grader. I think it fits well in this thread of comments. Pure manipulation of a young mind: indoctrination at it’s best!”
O.k., First of all, what does this have to do with Language arts vocabulary teaching?
Second, why do we need a child to suggest to our child’s mind, that the government (they mean the federal government) should take on the responsibility if making sure everyone can read and write? Why does this not happen to be a girl thinking of an idea to have mothers and fathers make sure this happens? (Of course! They are too stupid and weak–sorry! I have forgotten this, here. Silly me!) Why does this not happen to be a girl thinking of writing a letter to her neighbor, to ask her neighbor to go volunteer in her local school to teach kids to read? (Oh, I know! That would maybe show less dependence on the feds– oopsy, we cannot have that!) It would maybe give some power and responsibility to local school districts and local adults read projects, instead of giving the power and responsibility to the feds. (Again, oopsy, that would not help with the propoganda goals!)
Third, um, you were studying the Constitution and thought of this idea. Yeah, when we were kids and studied the Constitution, I remember reading that one part where it makes me think of how the feds need to make sure everyone knows how to read and write. What part of the Constitution were your studying which made you come up with this, out of the blue, dear invented child?
Oh, and lest we forget, this is a LANGUAGE ARTS lesson!
*Special Note: Online lessons sometimes given to kids who do work online from home. Beware, homeschooling parents! This is an online lesson kids do from home! Watch out for things like this on your own computer screen at home!