Saturday, October 17, 2015

COMMON CORE Takes SHOTS at the Second Amendment

By Sara Noble

child with toy gun

One of the most effective means I've seen yet to diminish the Second Amendment is to teach the young to hate guns and feed them disinformation. 

Five year olds chewing pop tarts into the shape of guns are being suspended and toy guns are taboo, but a more effective and efficient tool will be Common Core because it's almost universally implemented throughout the country. 

A new study guide shows the possibilities. Technically it's not Common Core because it's the supplemental materials that has the potential to spread propaganda but the Core is the vehicle. 

One example can to light Thursday. A study guide titled, "The Battle Over Gun Control," that was authored by an affiliate of the supposed neutral National Public Radio and in collaboration with the National Writing Project, is slanted heavily against the Second Amendment in favor of stringent gun control. 

The guide begins by stating that it’s “a battle over priorities: the constitutional right to bear arms vs. an effort to reduce violence.” It continues: “The U.S. has the highest gun ownership rate in the world and the highest gun violence rate of any wealthy nation. It also has some of the loosest gun control laws.” 

From there it goes into the horror of Sandy Hook and makes the claim that every “attempt to enact moderate new gun control measures this spring was voted down in the Senate, due in part to the powerful political influence of gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association." 

There are some accurate facts mixed in but the gist and the tone is a complete reinterpretation of the Second Amendment. The authors rewrite the Second Amendment and make it seem as if it is open to interpretation:

Interpreting the intent of the framers of the Constitution is at the heart of the gun control debate. The Second Amendment states: “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.“ Gun rights advocates argue this clearly guarantees the universal right to bear arms. Gun control advocates, however, say it is a conditional right that should be strictly regulated in the interest of public safety.

They even ask if "the rules and guidelines that were created over 200 years ago" are "still applicable today". Of course we know the preplanned answer to that. Look at the sample graph from a "global"
education organization:

  armed to the teeth

Common Core are the Standards that drive the curriculum, the supplemental materials, and the testing in every state in the nation and DC.

Even the states that didn't adopt the Core have to do something similar because the tests and the SATs are aligned with them. This is the reason the Founding Fathers warned against nationalized education.

“This guide shows that the common core philosophy of education is coming to all schools.” Alice Linahan, founder of Voices Empower, a grassroots organization that opposes Common Core, told “It’s a shift from teaching fact to teaching attitudes, belief and behavior.”

 She is not as concerned about gun control views as the lack of proper preparation for life. “Does a child get a job because they can read well, write well and have competent math skills, or do they get a job for supporting gay marriage and gun control?” she said.

This guide may or may not be widely distributed but the National Writing Project is used widely. These types of supplemental materials will be continued to be used in schools nationwide if the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which provides funding for schools, is re-authorized.


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Teapartydoc said...

Get your kids out of public school.

Anonymous said...

Better yet, get the NEA out of public schools