According to KTLA in Los Angeles, eighth graders in the Rialto school district were assigned to write an essay about the Holocaust describing “whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

KTLA further reports:

In a statement released Monday, a spokeswoman for the Rialto Unified School District said an academic team was meeting to revise the assignment.

Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam was set to talk with administrators to “assure that any references to the holocaust ‘not occurring’ will be stricken on any current or future Argumentative Research assignments,” a statement from district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri read.

“The holocaust should be taught in classrooms with sensitivity and profound consideration to the victims who endured the atrocities committed,” Jafri said.

 

 

 

  • Jess

    Homeschooling, y’all. Homeschooling.

    • FranklinWasRight

      And speaking out can often have negative consequences for their child as well. They are training people to keep their mouth shut and their head down when being mistreated by beaurocrats. Whether this is on purpose or not, people in these blue states need to gain some courage if they want to be able to stem the tide of liberal indocrination in public schools.

      Homeschooling is great, but don’t forget that your children have to live with the kids who go to public school. We need to fix this.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        The parents are being taught as well.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEQmUnisDEM

        • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

          I’m glad they drop all charges against Robert Small after he was charge with “assaulting” a currupted police officer. Which you can tell by the video that the off duty cop was the one being aggressive and abusive to Mr. Robert Small.

          Of course the corrupt police officer involved in the incident is protected by his police union. So he will continue to be aggressively assaulting and abusing his power of being a police officer.

      • rennyangel2

        They are being taught to be afraid of pictures of guns.

    • hadenough57

      Big business is attacking homeschooled students, by denying them jobs. This no doubt is thanks to common core. If your child is not indoctrinated by CC in the public school system, then they will be punished for having a better education through homeschooling, and denied a future job.

      Company bans homeschooled workers

      An Indiana-based company has decided not to hire any homeschool graduates, withdrawing a job offer from one candidate after discovering he was home educated, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.

      http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/company-bans-homeschooled-workers/#8vLAlKGzfM6jP2j1.99
      This mans goal is the same goal that progressives have for the future of your children,-

      Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

      Vladimir Lenin

  • JeffWRidge

    A better class assignment would be for the students to write an essay about whether or not the students felt that they were actually learning anything from this course, or merely wasting their time.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I wonder how many being taught Holocaust denial are well informed about Climate deniers needing imprisonment, and also that Islam had nothing to do with 9/11?

      • conservativechick

        It’s just so insulting to change history to fit a narrative. People suffered and facts matter! We may not like the facts, but if we do not tell the truth, history will repeat itself!

  • RumDoooogie

    the stuff u just shake ur head about and just say “thanks california”

    • Michelle ✓classified

      the stuff u just shake ur head about and just say “thanks california Rialto

      Fixed that for ya.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        I’m getting sick of the CA bigotry, too.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          I hear ya girlie, I hear ya. I don’t think some folks around here realize they generalize CA just the way some really hate the Left generalizing anything on the Right. Sofa King fed up with that nonsense. 😉

          • RumDoooogie

            its more of poking fun, hell im from Hawai’i lol not much better

          • Michelle ✓classified

            It’s not funny anymore.

          • aztectrumpet

            I feel the same way about the movie “Anchorman” and stay classy san diego and false translation of san diego stuff.

          • FranklinWasRight

            Until you stop the flood of insanity coming from the left, I’m afraid you will be lumped in with the crazies, you are the fringe in CA.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Oh please, take responsibility for your own problems. And grow up. The only folks lumping in ALL of California as being Liberal are those not living in reality and have absolutely no experience whatsoever with what it’s like to live here. Take care.

          • Ken Alan Draper

            Unfortunately, the only voices the rest of us hear from are the crazies on the west side of the mountains which is why California has a reputation of being an nuthouse with the inmates in charge.

          • Cynic

            That’s why they call California the Granola State — full of flakes, fruits and nuts.

            Sorry Michelle! I realize that generalizations are never 100% correct.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            That’s what you choose to listen to. You choose to focus on that and ignore the many million of us here who aren’t Democrat or Liberal. WA and CO legalized pot, CA has not. But we’re the crazy Liberals, right? CO likes to blame things like that on Liberals from CA and yet…here in CA we had legalizing pot on the ballot and it didn’t pass. We said no. Those crazy Californians. Last election we also had getting rid of the death penalty on the ballot, it didn’t pass. The death penalty remains. Those crazy Californians. Heck, we weren’t even the first state to legalize gay marriage and when that was on the ballot – the voters said no. Those crazy Californians. But generalizing is fun, I get that. And it’s just easier to always slam California, write-off the millions here who (get this!) think…just like you, as if we don’t exist. Have a great day.

          • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

            The power mongers love to put people against people. The enemy of my enemy means they can kill each other off and save me the trouble.Most of our entertainment is based on conflict and competition.
            It is like the idea of winning a fight with your wife. Win that battle and you may lose everything. I wish we could be brought together but it isn’t looking very likely.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Amen j p, amen. Worded perfectly and thank you.

          • Michael Rice

            Right, because having, but seldom using the death penalty, not being the first to legalize gay marriage and keeping pot illegal mean you aren’t a lib utopia..whatever helps you sleep at night.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Oh good God sweetheart, you really need to learn to understand what ya read.

      • FranklinWasRight

        My mother was born in California, I still have family there. It’s beautiful.

        That said, I wish there was a way to burn it to the ground without actually hurting any of the people. Make them start over from scratch.

        The worst part is that the idiots who leave California because they are tired of being oppressed, but vote for more regulations and oppression in their newly adopted home states. My husbands family can attest to that, they know the burden of trying to ranch with all the new regs being pushed on them by liberal transplants in the Western mountain towns.

        It’s called Californication for a reason.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          Have you ever lived here?

      • Richard J Sunkle

        We pump a lot of crappy teachers and curriculum from Michigan colleges as well. After all, Bill Ayers was a UofM student.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          Ssshhhhh don’t say that too loud. Folks wanna believe crappy teachers are only in California. Disclosing otherwise will mess with their heads.

          • Richard J Sunkle

            I’m in Michigan, I’m used to it.

            We’re a dreaded “blue state” despite no democrat pickups in some 6 years, the passage of RTW, and the democrats fixin to lose the Carl Levin senate seat to the GOP.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            It’s almost comical, isn’t it? CA is the land of Those Crazy Liberals although Darrell Issa is from here, voters didn’t pass gay marriage, voters didn’t pass legalizing pot, voters rejected eliminating the death penalty, our Gov. (although often a Crazy Liberal) vetoed the bills that would have banned assault weapons in this state stating it infringes on our 2nd Amendment rights. But ya know, we’re just a lost cause, a cesspool. Folks need to grow up.

          • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

            If you don’t mind me asking Michelle. What part of California are you from?

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Los Angeles.

          • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

            Ah okay. My sister move to Sacramento because my brother in law got relocate there for a job opportunity two months ago.

            They really love it there and say it a really beautiful state. Even though they don’t agree with the politics.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I’m glad they like it here and it is a beautiful state. Most folks I know here don’t agree with the politics either and we’re fed up with a lot of what is going on. I’m glad your sister and brother-in-law are here, I hope they vote!

          • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

            It’s actually not as bad as some people paint it, but it’s true that the state population as a voting percentage has turned deep blue. Republicans wield practically no power at the state level, that’s due basically to the higher density of L.A. and S.F. and the sheer amount of votes and power that comes with (San Diego is a bit more balanced and often right of center; the north central coast leans left). That’s a big reason there’s a lot of talk about splitting up the state, a prospect that gets more appealing everytime I look at it. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2002/pages/maps/ca.gov.jpg

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Thank you for understanding this. This isn’t anything new to me, I already knew this state wasn’t all or even mostly blue. And you’re right, it’s the high number of voters (and voter fraud) that decide the elections for the most part. But folks just love to bash CA without really understanding anything about it. I find that the most severe critics have never lived here, many never even visited – just pure contempt prior to investigation.

            The map you used it from 2002 Governor election. Here’s the most recent from 2010. You’ll see not much has changed and that the state is still mostly red. In fact, Brown won with only 53% of the vote – if this state was “full” of “crazies” on the Left, wouldn’t he have won with a much larger percent? But folks gonna believe only what they wanna believe.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            From 2010

          • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

            I know you’re frustrated, but as someone who lives in CA the state rightly gets it’s licks from all the insanity that comes naturally when Libs are in charge (or as they say, the inmates run the asylum). I’m sure it’s equally frustrating for the conservative in L.A., N.Y, Chicago, Detroit etc., but a good guy can only do so much. We all know if conservatives can’t get it back somehow (and it’s hard to see how), that leads down a very unpleasant road.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            I understand why people do it, but understanding they choose to generalize all of us doesn’t mean I have to agree with it or not speak out against it. I say the Liberals in this state rightly deserve their licks, absolutely not the state as a whole. I think folks conveniently forget there are things that go on here that aren’t Liberally controlled. I’m a citizen of the United States of America, this bad habit of attacking entire states and not the issues at hand is really very juvenile.

          • Michael Rice

            And you crying about every little thing is just as juvenile. The state is predominantly controlled by leftist loons. Deal with it.

            NY and CHicago get attacked all the time, too.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            You miss the point entirely, pumpkin. Perhaps some reading comprehension classes?

          • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

            And the state is the size of maybe 10 other states put together. The vocal urban centers make the rest look bad.

          • Spiny Norman

            The same could be said of other high-population states, like New York or Pennsylvania.

          • Michael Rice

            WHat the heck is your problem? You keep mention those three things. Like those somehow change the fact that California is a waste land of liberalness.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            No problem at all, Cupcake.

          • Michael Rice

            Nope….they are everywhere.That doesn’t make Clai any less guilty.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    “The Simon Wiesenthal Center is appalled by this grotesque ‘assignment’,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Los Angeles-based Center. “If the teacher involved wanted to help his or her student understand the nature of hate propaganda, they should have assigned them to research the sources of the bigotry— totalitarian governments like Iran, neo-Nazi groups and bigoted pseudo-intellectuals,” he continued.

    “The Nazi Holocaust is the most documented monstrous crime in history. This assignment mistakenly provides moral equivalency between history and bigotry. There are people who claim that slavery was a good thing and the Flat Earth Society has a presence online. Does that mean we would ask our students to prepare argumentative essays to such outrageous and patently falsehoods?,” the Rabbi said. Source: http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content.aspx?c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=8776547&ct=13931135&notoc=1

    Scary grotesque times, these. We all know what happens when people don’t know their history. LA Museum of the Holocaust is another great resource: http://www.lamoth.org/ . If you’ve never been to one of these museums before, It’ll affect you profoundly.

    • karmafordems

      My brother went to Warsaw and saw the chambers. He said they screamed at him. Horribly sad

      • Republicanvet

        I’ve been to Dachau. I saw the showers/gas chambers, saw the barracks where the stone sinks were worn down from so many people, the wooden bunks in the barracks worn the same way, the ovens and the HQ building with hundreds of pictures. It is sad, but what is worse is the denial from supposedly educated individuals like every teacher and administration involved with this “assignment”.

        • Cynic

          That’s why those who want to revise history so that it looks the way they want it to should never be allowed to teach it.

          • karmafordems

            Amen

        • Brent Guthrie

          I could still smell burnt flesh slightly coming from the ovens at Dachau. That was back in 1995.

          • Republicanvet

            I remember the heavy wooden beams in that building, and the sign that said some prisoners had been hanged from them.

    • WhoMeToo

      Auschwitz did it to me… Torture boxes, the barn like buildings the people were housed in, building after building after building, the fake chimneys that never provided heat, mass toilet barns with no running water, no sewage plumbing, piles on piles of peoples personal effects (suitcases, shoes,clothes,hair brushes, etc…) reams and reams of fabric made from human hair, MASSIVE gas chambers with railroad tracks that lead straight to them, pictures of the children tattooed, the sign (“Arbeit macht frei”) of pure evil, the Crematorium… I could go on and on and on. The thing that made me break was the pile of human hair…. complete with ponytails & braids with little ribbons attached.

      • Jay Stevens

        Every American stationed in Germany should visit one of these places. For me, it was Dachau.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Anyone who denies the Holocaust happened is either a fool, or a Nazi sympathizer.

    • Nahalban

      democrats are both so there’s that,

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

      Not that those are mutually exclusive.

  • Richard Jefferies

    “Rather, the district seems to have given the assignment with an intent, although misguided, to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”

    Carefully cataloged events backed by mounds of evidence equals “may not have happened” in regards to the murder of 6 millions Jews and 6 million others.

    Spurious computer models and provably false testimony equals incontrovertible fact when discussing AGW. Hey, Teacher, maybe you could have those children put their thinking caps on about so-called man-made climate change.

    Ironic how the AGW proponents love to sling around the term Holocaust denier.

  • descolada9

    Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam – uh huh. Sorry, but I really do have a problem with Islamists running our schools.

    • Richard Jefferies

      I’ll bet he’s a western convert.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Like “Yusuf Islam”?

        • karmafordems

          Oh, baby it’s a wild world

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “I’m being followed by an FBI ‘shadow’….”

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      You know, a few weeks ago when I was hanging out with some friends, I cracked a joke about “You mean you didn’t realize the guy named Mohammad bin Islam is a Muslim?” …I honestly didn’t know this guy existed when I said that. Starting to wonder if I’m psychic or something.

    • WhoDat

      Have any proof he’s an “Islamist”?

      • karmafordems

        Yep. Look up CAIR

      • Humanary Stew

        Try being informed before you post. Start by looking at the CAIR connection.

    • karmafordems

      Ruining our schools more like it

  • http://biggator5.net/tag/100-word-challenge/ BigGator5

    John 8:32

  • Jake

    What the hell??

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I’ll bet noted Obama supporter Steven Spielberg just loved hearing about this. 😉

    Kidding aside, what kind of deranged lunatic would deny the Holocaust as “an actual event?”

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Someone who hopes to put similar power plays into action in the near future?

    • FranklinWasRight

      Plenty of textbooks in Palestine do just that.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Remember when we used to define “prejudice” as “ignorance?” This kind of institutionalized ignorance can only lead to no good things.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Say, that gives me an idea– if you can play that sort of game, how’s about we also assign students to debate whether slavery ever occurred?

  • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

    So what do these bright young snowflakes and their heavily unionised teachers make of survivors, witness accounts, records, film, photographs and admissions?

    Oops.

    This is why teachers’ unions should be abolished. Furthermore, any parent whose head this went over should receive a smack upside the aforementioned head.

    • Basset_Hound

      Probably the same thing they “make” of scientists who argue against climate change.

      • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

        The world is ruled by lies.

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        And the revisionist accounts of the civil war, where the Democrats fought the Republicans to set the slaves free!

    • karmafordems

      My daughter said my grandkids must sign “confidentiality agreements” that they will not tell their parents about specific classroom assignments. Fortunately, they tell her about them. She documents them by date, and is waiting for the most heinous assignment to expose them publicly

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        I’m sorry? W T F??????

        • karmafordems

          Yup.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Oh, parents should be storming the doors of that school.

          • karmafordems

            WE discuss all things political with my grandchildren, ages 11 and 13. My 13 yo grandson is an excellent marksman and wants to be a marine sniper. My granddaughter is gifted. Like speaking to two adults. We’re on to them…and lying in the shadows

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Man, I did the same with my children…I’m trying to picture one of their teachers telling them not to tell me their assignments….me thinks my children would have been suspended for verbally assaulting a teacher.

          • karmafordems

            You made me laugh. On my son’s second to last day of school, one of his schoolmates offered his teacher a piece of chocolate. The teacher said no thank you, I’ve got to watch my girlish figure. My son blurted out, “I’ll say!” Needless to say, he was suspended for the last day of school. LOL, he’s turned out to be a great guy, and a very real conservative. He’s changing minds of his liberal friends, using young person’s vernacular. I think it’s great

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            LOL Sounds like the time when I was in school…this was geez, 1989 11th grade…had a very liberal teacher…can’t remember the class, but she always subjected her liberal mantra into class. I’ve been a conservative since birth, and I used to contradict her a lot with facts, and she would get all huffy. One day we went round and round about something, and she wanted to see me after class. So I wait for everyone to leave, and I say yes ma’am? You wanted to see me? She said, yes, I think I’ve figured out our problem. I said, what’s that? She said, we have a conflict in personalities. I said, ya know..you’re right. I have one and you don’t. She flunked me. LOL

          • karmafordems

            If I’d have said that to one of the nuns, not only would I have been flunked, I’d have had my knuckles cracked 5 times with one of those folding yardsticks. But, I did enough wisecracking that it stuck with my kids. I told them all, and they can repeat it verbatim, “you wanna be a smart azz, first you gotta be smart; and you’ll never be smarter than me.” One problem, my grandkids probably are smarter. 😉

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            LOL

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            It was an honors class and it really ticked her off that I got to make the class up in night school, which was Gen ed, but still got my honors credit for it. LOL She fought it llike crazy with the powers that be. But I prevailed. :)

          • karmafordems

            They really hate that, and I luv it

          • Humanary Stew

            So, you were hatching evil plots even then?

            OT: Based on the info you gave above, I am older than you. I graduated high school in ’88.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Not intentionally plotting back then.

            Ahhh….Then yes, you are older.

          • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

            Now how did you figure that out using common core math?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Easy, 72 + Blue X 2014 = he’s older.

          • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

            Ah, I see you extrapolated the bonding color from the related squirrel prerogative.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            You mean vernacular like, “dude”. It works for the White House. 😉

      • Humanary Stew

        i am willing to bet that school has adopted Common Core, because that is integral in the program. They don’t want parents to know. After all, ignorance is bliss.

        • karmafordems

          No secret. It has.

      • Blake Waymire

        When children are asked to sign confidentiality agreements, you know it’s time for everyone at the school to be fired.

        • Jay Stevens

          But, but it’s for the children.

        • Brent Guthrie

          This “confidentiality agreement” is not legally binding if signed by a minor.

          • Blake Waymire

            It’s not that it’s legally binding (I’m aware it’s not). It’s the fact that the school wants to do it at all.

      • Jay Stevens

        “My daughter said my grandkids must sign ‘confidentiality
        agreements’ . . . ”

        Well, that is one way of trying to kill the PTA.

      • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

        Predators also tell children not disclose things to their parents. Beyond creepy. It’s wrong and sick.

        I hope your daughter is successful.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    Paging JimBob….Common Core at it’s finest.

  • fireandreamitchell

    So lets review. in Kalifornia, you are racist if you have an American flag, but Common Core indoctrination teaches kids that the progressive/anti-Israel/Ackmedinnerjacket BS about the Holocaust being a lie? Oy vey.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Heh, your Ackmedinnerjacket reminds me of a morning DJ in Virginia…they call him Ackmedouchebag.

  • Onyx

    Appalling. Nothing to do with Common Core, though.

    • drw

      “The Common Core State Standards, adopted by most U.S. states including California, include writing standards that seek to have students make arguments and defend their answers based on texts they have read, among other goals.”

      So I’m guessing the appalling part to you would be the fact that this was exposed?

      • Onyx

        Is that really what it says?! The horror!! I had no idea that Common Core encouraged reading comprehension. I take it all back; it’s destroying America.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          Reading comprehension as the method.
          Indoctrination and misinformation the goal.

        • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

          Two strikes on one pitch. You should be proud of yourself.

        • drw

          Nice deflection, if you try really hard, one day you may be on par with WhoDat.

          • Linda

            Hmmm, moderators my earlier reply to this comment was deleted…can someone please explain to me why?

          • WilliamAmos

            Was another moderator. Not sure why. You are getting a lot of down votes. That is having an effect.

          • Linda

            Thanks for replying…there was another one that was innoculous too. There was another comment deleted from here and I’ll even repeat that one because I cannot imagine why a downvote would apply: “What doctrine are you referring to?”

            There is a pattern unfolding of deleting my relatively tame comments yet I don’t see the rather nasty, denigrating comments that are thrown at me.

            If people are downvoting simply because they don’t like my comments in general, I would think that would be against some policy…basically a policy of “harassing” someone for no good reason. If this continues, is there anything I can do?

          • WilliamAmos

            While it can seem unfair it is not something that is against a policy. I cant force someone to like someone they don’t. I agree that it isn’t right but it is free speech. I approve your comments that get down voted have never had a reason to delete any of them.

          • Linda

            Thank you much!! I’m not bothered if people don’t like me or my comments. And there have only been a few posters whose “nasty” comments are starting to border on being harassing in nature…guess I should start downvoting those. I just hope that the other moderators will use better judgment and actually look at my comments instead of just deleting them just because of the downvotes. Again, thanks…you always take the time to respond.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      That level of gullibility demonstrates how left wingers could entertain the possibility that the Holocaust was a political stunt that never happened.
      Thanks for being a living object lesson.

      • WhoDat

        It happened.

        It was a political idea the Nazis had. Extermination of all the lesser.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          Kinda like abortion, then.
          Not human, expendable, drain on society.

  • WhoDat

    How is the superintendent’s name relevant?

    • drw

      That’s funny, I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny right there.

      • Blackened144

        For some reason I cant reply to WhoDat’s post directly, so this isnt directed at you drw.

        I’ll bite. The name is relevant because its not a surprise to anyone but liberals that a school superintendent named Mohammed Islam, who has close ties to CAIR, the unindicted co-conspirators in the the terrorist finance trial against the Holy Land Foundation, would allow an assignment that would express doubt about the existence of the Holocaust. When we do act surprised, like these good people responding to your post, we do so in jest, as if we are surprised by your blatant hypocrisy and poor taste in football teams.

        Edit: Sorry to any other Saints fans.. My bro-in-law is a Saints fan and I couldnt help it.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      The wide-eyed innocent thing just isn’t playing the way it used to.

      • WhoDat

        That’s not an answer to the question.

        • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

          Silly.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          Wide-eyed, blinking to denote empty-headedness and actual quizzicality is best portrayed with the use of long eyelashes and a blonde wig.
          “Really, I have no idea what you mean!”
          *blink*…*blink*

        • HerodiousPeaskinner

          Because the question is ridiculous and you are intentionally obtuse.

        • Humanary Stew

          Perhaps your questions will be answered when you ask a legitimate question without intentionally being obtuse or deflecting.

    • Onyx

      Because the (interim) superintendent personally writes all the English assignments for the district, silly.

      • alanstorm

        You are unacquainted with the concept of responsibility, I see.

        • QueenB

          He’s a lib. Of course he isn’t on speaking terms with “responsibility”.

    • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Because he’s superintendent.

    • Chris Hightower

      20 bucks says if his name were John Smith or Bob Thompson then you wouldn’t ask that question. Based on your previous postings, I’d say you only ask _because_ his name is what it is.

    • Ironside

      You mean Mohammad Z. Islam, Mr. Dat? I guess you’re right, it’s totally irrelevant. On the other hand if his name was Izzy Goldberg we would have been on to his hidden agenda right away!

    • http://www.FireKarlRove.com/ C. Edmund Wright

      Gee, I dunno….let’s see, the question is based in ignorance and obvious hatred of the Jews, and the names indicate that those in charge are from societies who have institutionalized the idea if wiping Israel off the earth. Man, I can’t imagine why that would be relevant?

    • Chuck Vipperman

      Because the name “Johnny Jewkiller” was already taken, I suppose.

    • Rogue Cheddar

      Gee, you’re right, it is not. Of course, if his name was I.B. Satan, it might give me pause for concern. YMMV.

  • drw

    We’ve become so accustomed to your usual artistry at deflection that we expect much more from you.
    Your comment was bush league, at best. Smatter bro, tough day?

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      I don’t think his heart is in it anymore.
      Job burnout?
      Not as immune to Right wing brainwashing as originally thought?

    • WhoDat

      So, I ask a question and get nonsensical replies and I’m the one deflecting?

      • drw

        Sauce for the goose.

      • Ironside

        Who dat say who dat when I say who dat?

      • spaceycakes

        you are not guaranteed an answer to anything–especially to nonsense

      • grais

        This is so funny, coming from you.
        So friggin’ funny….

  • Enrico Pallazo

    Benghazi Jay will label Holocaust as phony scandal at tomorrow’s press conference. Comrade Obama will nominate Mohammed Z Islam as next Secretary of Education.
    Dingy Harry Reid will confirm nomination in Senate without debate. This is my country,

  • Rex

    Climate Change Deniers are ripped upon by the Left as worse than Holocaust Deniers. What happens when Climate Changer Deny the Holocaust? This happens.

  • WhoDat

    It seems they were giving the students an assignment with multiple viewpoints on the subject. It was up to them to decide if they believed a viewpoint or not.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      You do not get to decide if you believe a documented fact in history. Let’s reword that assignment and instead of holocaust, insert slavery.

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        Or, “Ok children, you decide if the world is flat or not.”

      • WhoDat

        They can decide whether or not to believe a viewpoint on it, correct?

        • drw

          See, a cup of coffee, a short break, and you’re back in form. Bravo!
          To answer your question in simple terms, yes.
          In this case however, the text of the assignment allowed either “an event in history” or “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” The disparity in the terms forces one to consider that there may be an agenda. Some amount of influence, if you will, toward a certain point of view. Had they been more specific as to the nature of the “event”, perhaps by adding a mild hint of the attempted genocide and/or less specific as regards the scheming money grubbers, It may have passed, or at least have been less transparent. When you are then informed that the superintendent, as well as having the shadow of the reputation of the liberal state of California is, in fact, a member of a society known to be vocal holocaust deniers then, the circumstantial evidence becomes too much of a burden. And then you find yourself having to explain to those less cognizant the unfortunate fact that not everyone is the pillar of society they would have you believe.

          • WhoDat

            I’m not aware the superintendent is “a member of a society known to be vocal of Holocaust deniers”. Do you have some information regarding that?

            Was he even superintendent when the curriculum was approved?

            Even the ADL said they didn’t believe it was part of some agenda.

          • drw

            Well done! Ignore the base of the rebuttal and pick at the fringe.
            Let’s explore, shall we? I do not know the man personally and have no first hand knowledge of his daily life. I admit freely that his name suggested the affiliation. This was reinforced by an earlier post that I didn’t bother to check. Seriously though, Muhammed Z. Islam? Regardless any other factor, he is the defacto superintendant of schools and therefore ultimately responsible for the education of those in his charge. Beyond that, whether an agenda was involved or not, the assignment was clearly written by either someone (or more) with a purposeful intent to influence or an unbelievable lack of understanding the subject and/or the limitations of an eighth grader’s mind. Since we must presume educators have some amount of ability in their chosen field, the first scenario seems the most likely.

          • spaceycakes

            bullsh*t

        • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Technically yes. However, making students aware that there are people who exist who don’t think the Holocaust happened is not the same as adopting the viewpoint and defending it.

          There are also people who think the earth is flat or only 6,000 years old.

          These people are all easily dismissible as ignorant dipsh1ts not worthy of wasting time on.

        • Rogue Cheddar

          Extolling a choice that it didn’t happen is not a viewpoint, it is not a theory to be debated. Are you a poinyoin by vocation or do you just dabble?

      • gold7406

        That was my first thought also. There would have been nationwide media coverage.

    • Linda

      I generally agree with your posts, but not on this one. There are many more topics that could have been used, such as global warming, that don’t include one of the most horrific atrocities in history.

    • QueenB

      I think if I had this assignment, I would find myself a Holocaust surviver and bring him or her with me to class. I’d have him or her stand in front of the class and roll up their sleeve. I’d point to the number tattooed on their arm and say, yes it happened. Then all the kids arguing on the side of “it never happened” can tell my new friend how what he remembers is just his imagination.

      • WhoDat

        Even the page they’re supposed look at says the concentration camps happened. They’re arguing that the six million Jews were never gassed.

        • QueenB

          Missed the part where I said “what he remembers” which could certainly apply to him remembering friends or family members going in to gas chambers and never seeing them alive again, huh?

    • YouGoGirl

      Why would the denial of the holocaust even be a tenable point? Don’t we waste our precious time even considering it?

    • Ironside

      I’ll bet their biology class doesn’t assign them a project to argue creationism or a history project debating the pros and cons of slavery in American history. Of course to them that’s “settled” science or history. The Holocaust really is settled history, except for neo-Nazis and Islamist Fascists like this “educator”.

    • Bea21

      This is about the manipulation of children. Having 13 years olds debate whether the Holocost happened is extremely irresponsible in any context. The Holocost happened. This is not debatable. Most of todays adults have met survivors. This link to the truth will not be available to future generations.

      Allowing a child to come to the wrong conclusion about this evil is to corrupt the child’s mind.

      The internet is full of the crazy rantings of Arian nation fools and other anti-semitic people. Children are especially vulnerable to this type of manipulation.

      ” Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” is what I was taught in the 8th grade. A very important lesson.

      We need to teach young people to be free thinkers, so they can discern falsehoods from truth. But learning to critically think takes time, and life experience. Eight graders are not yet prepared to have this type of debate.
      This is why the assignment is dangerous and inappropriate.

    • Nyota Uhura

      Settled history is not a “viewpoint.”

    • spaceycakes

      there may be several ‘viewpoints’ to the delusional agenda followers. But there is only one truth

  • Ken Alan Draper

    is there anyone in that school district that is actually not an al queda plant? Mohummid islam? Jafri? Holy crap!

  • Perso Nasplit

    Mohhamad Z Islam? He has the freedom of choice(1st amendment as held by S.C.) for whatever name he chooses and religion to follow, but holocaust denial? The left sure hates jewish people. amazing that some jewish people still vote democrat. Should be obvious who is against them.

  • Ironside

    Will David Irving be their commencement speaker?

  • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

    Before I read the name of the Superintendent, my reaction was, “Oh, they are trying to inoculate the students against Holocaust Denialism by having them read both sides and see for themselves the deniers are essentially arguing that you should believe them over your own lieing eyes.” As someone who believes as St. Augustine did in the theory of Germinal Forms, I argued in favor of teaching about Young Earth Creationism in schools back in High School as a way of helping students understand the serious problems with the concept (not the least of which is the problem of the speed of light, both answers to which require God to lie to us).

    Having read the name of the Superintendent, I can only facepalm at my own naivete. This guy sounds like he is taking marching orders from Tehran.

    • spaceycakes

      probably taking orders from Farrakhan

    • Spinmamma

      I had the same reaction.

  • Julescat

    How about as assignment over whether slavery really happened????

    maybe then these people could see how offensive a topic that Holocaust denying is.

    • Spinmamma

      Good one!

  • Cynic

    Holocaust denial is revisionist history by those who refuse to believe the testimony of the human beings who suffered it, some of whom are still alive to tell the tale.

    What a shame that my husband’s father is dead! He was freed from a Nazi prison camp by the Americans and went with them to free Bergen Belsen. What he saw there changed him forever and made him a very angry, violent man. He would tell these naysayers “I was there, and I didn’t see you there” and “You have rights? Those people had rights too.” Then he would pop them in the nose.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam and district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri.
    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  • flyingfox88

    The Interim Superintendent was Mohammed Z. Islam? I’m not surprised they got this assignment. Is there anyone left in California with half a brain?

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Yes, quite a few us of.

  • Kawfy

    “did not receive complaints about the assignment from parents, teachers or administrators” <—- This is standard operating procedure for schools these days, designed to isolate the one bringing it to their attention and effectively snuff out dissent. IOW, you are the only one freaking out, you nut job!

    • Blackened144

      Right.. Unless that one person complaining is in another state and the problem that person has is the 10 Commandments hanging in a school 20 states and 3000 miles away. Then its their top priority to put a stop to it.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What about the Ukrainian Holocaust? Or any Holocaust caused by socialism or communism??

    • NachoCheese (D)
    • spaceycakes

      Armenian genocide.

    • gthreepwood85

      The Left will always deny the Holodomor, the Chinese Famine, and Cambodia.

      Additionally, it is probably the widespread dismissal of the Holodomor that leads ignorant Americans to say “why do we care about Ukraine? They are all just Russians.”

      • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

        I actually ran across a brand of jeans called Cultural Revolution the other day. Had the characters and everything.

  • notenoughtime

    It is time for parents to take control.

  • Bea21

    This is about the manipulation of children. Having 13 years olds debate whether the Holocost happened is extremely irresponsible in any context. The Holocost happened. This is not debatable. Most of todays adults have met survivors. This link to the truth will not be available to future generations.

    Allowing a child to come to the wrong conclusion about this evil is to corrupt the child’s mind.

    The internet is full of the crazy rantings of Arian nation fools and other anti-semitic people. Children are especially vulnerable to this type of manipulation.

    ” Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” is what I was taught in the 8th grade. A very important lesson.

    We need to teach young people to be free thinkers, so they can discern falsehoods from truth. But learning to critically think takes time, and life experience. Eight graders are not yet prepared to have this type of debate.
    This is why the assignment is dangerous and inappropriate

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Rialto School: The top ten essayists will win a free lamp with a shade made from real skin from dead Jews. No cursive and no points deducted for spelling mistakes, so you got that going for you, which is nice.

  • ToyZebra

    Now that I think about it, that whole World War II thing probably didn’t happen. A little guy taking over Europe? Something a few people made up. Just another viewpoint, right?

    • Nyota Uhura

      We have always been at war with Eastasia. Until we’re not.

  • Wichert van der Bend

    Betting the teachers union defends this idiot.

  • spaceycakes

    you have got to be f*cking kidding me, right?

    • Jake Bradford

      They are still couching it as a “debate topic”. Soon it will be revised history that the Holocaust was manufactured by the Joooooos.

      • spaceycakes

        they are liars. I don’t care how they couch it.

  • KC

    I would imagine the children were NOT shown any photographs of the Holocaust prior to the experimental assignment.

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      In the hands of a responsible teacher, that would actually be a great lesson. There is disinformation out there, and you have to work to find the truth. Also, Occam’s Razor is justified. But that would require a teacher who is actually responsible…

      • Spinmamma

        Agreed, if the students were about 5 years older and they were assigned materials written by actual scholars instead of shallow crap from the internet.

  • LegalizeShemp

    We really screwed up, we trusted liberals with the education system.

    • ToyZebra

      I’m not sure we trusted them, just we didn’t realize how much they were taking over the education system. It’s like termites. But the time you realize they are there, the whole structure has been damaged.

    • I_KICK_HIPPIES

      “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
      ― Vladimir Lenin

  • Marvin Nelson

    Well, what do you expect from Kalifornia, the land of enlightened socialism?

  • Chip

    and, yet, Jews just keep marching into the voting booth and casting their votes for liberals…

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Next weeks liberal indoctrination assignment – who was the worst president in History? Bush or Reagan. There is no wrong answer.

    Extra credit for citing 3 reasons that Obama is the savior of mankind.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    This was a horrid assignment and a very big insult to Holocaust survivors. There are a multitude of other topics that could have been used for a critical thinking assignment instead of this insensitive indoctrination assignment.

  • $1014973

    Next assignment – Mohammed, was he a pedophile?

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    The left, as they are wont to do, have taken poetic license with the quote from philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The new progressive version of that quote is: “Those who don’t like the past are commended for rewriting it.” Very scary stuff that.

  • Jake Bradford

    Muslim infiltration, aided whole-heartedly by the scumbag Left.

  • Jake Bradford

    They teach the Holocaust was manufactured hoax in many schools across the Muslim world.

  • RobX

    “Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam” Go figure.

    That name sounds made up. They either got punked or its a convert to Islam.

  • ISurvivedaBlueState

    Just imagine if, in this scenario, “holocaust” was replaced with “Matthew Shepard murder” or “Stonewall riots” or “Trayvon Martin death.” The parents, sadly, still wouldn’t care/notice, but the liberal media would FREAK OUT and it would be all over national news for a month. The administrators would be fired and the kids would get a victim’s compensation fund.

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    Better assignment idea: Write an essay about Anthropogenic Global Climate Change describing “whether or not you believe
    this is a scientific fact or merely a political scheme
    created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”

    • Jake Bradford

      Or combine the 2. “Did burning millions of people in ovens cause global warming?”
      Oh but wait, to many leftists the Holocaust may have, may not have happened.
      Global warming is absolutely 100% settled science.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Your next assignment: The socio-economic benefits of the ‘Holocaust’ (if it really happened) on public transportation.

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    No parents complained? Ha! SOMEBODY broke this story and who is more likely than an outraged parent who got the brush off? I’ve BTDT trying to talk to arrogant educators who thought parents were good for nothing beyond fund raising. They all but patted me on the head while looking down their noses and informing me, “We’re the professionals. WE know what’s best. Go make cupcakes for the next bake sale.”

  • walterc

    Just have the kid turn in a couple pics of piles of emaciated

    bodies found in Auschwitz.

  • DANEgerus

    Next assignment, detail how 9/11 was in reaction to the evil Crusades and include details on Osama Bin Laden’s child care investments.

  • rennyangel2

    Commie Core at work–and, what legitimate assignment asks students to use blogs for sources?

  • JR48

    Some people have no soul,

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    What % of Jews in USA vote for progressive politicians and school board members?

  • AZWarrior

    Next comes the book burnings.

  • Michael Rice

    Meeting to revise….? How on eath does something like that get into use to begin with?

  • squeeze127

    Wow, and to think we had Photoshop in WWII and we never knew it!!! Truly amazing how advanced our military photographers were! David Copperfield would be so proud.

  • txvet2

    Can classroom experiments in Sharia be far behind?

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    Apropos of nothing, merely a random thought: the few times I get to watch ‘Cops”, it’s in Rialto, CA. :/

  • interestedobserver2

    When the top two people in the Rialto school district cited by the article are both Muslims, what else could you expect? Time for some serious housecleaning in Rialto.

  • Fido Shery

    As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn, the lights of liberty are found in the pages you turn: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878