Will other members of the entertainment industry join Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman in calling this “abhorrent”?

The Rialto Unified School District in California created an eighth-grade “Argumentative Research” assignment that instructed students to explain “whether or not you believe [the Holocaust] was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” Students were asked to read several “credible articles,” including one that insisted, “If nothing else, this unbelievable coverup demonstrates the irrepressible Zionist influence and control of our country.”

Sounds like a “credible article,” right?

The district has announced plans to revise the disturbing assignment that was reportedly crafted “to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”

Draiman’s take:

A school district spokesperson described the assignment as an “error. ” The  Times of Israel reports that Rialto police are investigating threats against district administrators.

Here’s part of the 18-page assignment:

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  • Informed&Concerned

    (shaking head) – Young people are impressionable, as evidenced by ‘hope & change’ in 2008, 2012

    Why on EARTH would anyone introduce useless debates to our kids?

    • William Richardson

      The liberals are trying to influence our kids to hate America the same as muslims train theirs to become suicide bombers. It is called indoctrination.

      • LloydTheDuck

        Cheer up! Conservatives are free to indoctrinate their kids by homeschooling them.

        • HJD

          indoctrinate or protect?

          • LloydTheDuck

            Conservatives make “indoctrinate” and “protect” synonyms in the case of their own kids.

        • Cymbaline

          That’s funny.

    • trixiewoobeans

      If I were a High School student, I would be pissed as hell that my mind was being played with by adults. This is abuse.

    • Worship Dancer

      the school superintendent is a mooslime – what does THAT tell you?

  • Fairfax51

    One of the parents of the kids having to do this needs to grab some photo’s off net of piles of the dead and Nazi’s standing over them as part of their assignment “PROOF”.
    Second…this is WHY Common Core is dangerous. It is about twisting the minds of our kids to fit an agenda…..get rid of it in your schools. ASAP

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Yep, it is said a picture is worth 1,000 words………….. That is exactly what I would write at the top of my report………… “A picture is worth 1,000 words………attached herein are 50 pictures of proof that this was an actual event in history”

      • Fairfax51

        Absolutely. Hope some parents make their kids do this. The truth is the truth. Sick of this sh*t.

    • Worship Dancer

      oh please they just say those are faked. iran has been claiming that for 50 years that all those photos were faked.

      • Fairfax51

        It makes the Iranians look pretty stupid to me. The US armed forces and allies showed up at those camps. That would be one huge conspiracy.
        On the other hand, in Iran you get the death penalty for being a homosexual.
        And Islam’s prophet Mohammad wrote the Q’uran by riding a white horse up to heaven and talking to God. His own wife said he was in bed all night. So the whole word nutjob was made up just to apply to the Muslim religion and its followers.
        Wish I was kidding. People are frickin sick. And only a religion of peace has a bomb as it’s ‘mascot’….please.

  • grais

    An “error??” An “ERROR??” WTH is that supposed to mean?

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      It means they didn’t expect to get caught.

      • grais

        That’s the only thing that fits. They can’t have meant “error” as in : “We meant to make this assignment about something else.”
        They may as well have called it a ‘typo’ fcol.
        smdh

    • trixiewoobeans

      You know, a “glitch!”

    • Cymbaline

      “Mistakes were made.”
      “We regret the error.”
      “We apologize to anyone who was offended.”
      Blah blah blah

  • Finrod Felagund

    Imagine how much the Left would whine if any school anywhere had asked students to do an assignment that questioned whether slavery ever happened.

    • Smokey

      I an agree with the first part up until the political BS – and ask if it was the only one. Debate the complete concept that included the mentally ill in Germany, the Gypsies, the Poles, the Russians, Serbs and Hungarians. Then lets look at ALL the genocides in history over 120 since the turn of the 20th century through 2000 ……………………. Better yet, argue the existence of GOD ……

      • kman68

        You cannot remove the politics from the debate because the whole point of the assignment was to further progressive agendas. deny the holocast and who was responsible from the minds of the young and it will be forgotten. Extol Che, Mao, and Marx as champions of the downtrodden and the world will forget that they and their followers slaughtered millions.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Slavery? Heck, you don’t even need to go that far. Now you can’t even point out that someone has the right to freedom of speech, even if that speech is politically incorrect, without the Leftist lynch mobs coming out.

    • bgbear_rnh

      or if global warming is real

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        IF?!?
        AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!
        YOU PEOPLE THINK THE EARTH IS FLAT AND GOD IS REAL AND FETUSES ARE HUMAN BABIES!?!?!?!?
        Freaks.

        • dtjump

          If you want to see a freak, then go and look in a mirror.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    “If nothing else, this unbelievable coverup demonstrates the irrepressible Zionist influence and control of our country.”

    Gee, I wonder who was responsible for writing this assignment in the first place. I could never guess. You’d have to be Sherlock Holmes to be able to puzzle together his identity.

    http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tumblr_mm3wr1Urak1somw7ho4_500.png

    • Republicanvet

      Absolutely no bias in that statement.

  • JeffWRidge

    For their next assignment the class has to write an essay discussing whether 9/11 was an inside job planned by Bush to frame innocent Muslims.

    • J_W_C_NM

      Discuss if the flood of illegal immigrants to the US from Mexico is good or bad for America.

      • John W.

        No, I believe the students will be asked to discuss whether the flood of illegal immigrants into the US is good for America or very good for America.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      And whether or not the Twin Towers were actually wired with explosives. Because everyone knows that steel doesn’t melt or soften in fire. (Which is why blacksmiths haven’t ever been able to make horseshoes. Oh, wait.)

  • Linda

    The school was definitely wrong in selecting that subject matter. But, I encourage everyone not to jump on the Common Core as the culprit (as it was in the other thread on this same topic). Per the Blaze article cited in one of the above tweets: Whether school faculty chose this particular subject matter for the writing assignment, or if the subject matter came directly from Common Core remains unclear (it could have been the justification and not a direct lesson), but the amount of controversial lessons administered under curriculum system is indeed mounting.

    • grais

      We’ll see., won’t we? It doesn’t look good that the CC curriculum-pushers have to keep backtracking w/ the lame explanation that ‘we didn’t realize this would upset people.’
      If these ‘educators’ are that stupid, they should be busing tables, Not influencing children’s educations.

      Edited for clarity and grammatical errors

      • badbadlibs

        Busing tables would still put them in contact with humans. They’re better off making gravel from large boulders, by hand.

        • grais

          But nobody looks to a busboy to educate children to do anything but bus tables. And they aren’t paid w/tax dollars.
          (and for anyone who thinks I’m denigrating busboys : I am not)

          • Ethanery

            I don’t know about you, but I always asked for help with physics and world history from my local busboy 😛

          • dwok

            In comparison to the lecherous idiots that masquerade as teachers, I’ll take sage advice from a busboy.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Or possibly a barrista – they tend to have Master’s degrees in odd, esoteric, and unemployable subjects…
            😛

          • The_Kat ✓vilified

            I wouldn’t doubt that since Meet the Press seems to think rapper Will.i.am is an appropriate political pundit for its show. 😉

          • The Marathon Man

            But hey, he wore a nice suit and looked all serious and stuff! That’s 95% of the criteria towards finding someone to deliver the libtard POV on the Sunday morning MSM…..

          • The_Kat ✓vilified

            Plus he is a “world traveler”! That has to account for something.

          • John W.

            Absolutely. Look at how being a world traveler has burnished the credentials of Hillary and Lurch.

          • DeeDee

            My dad asked who the heck is he & why does he have that stupid name? Lol

          • TexSizzle

            In the mid-1970s I taught my younger brother the correct spelling of my first name by dividing it that way, but I put spaces between the words and used it only for educational purposes.

    • journogal

      Do you currently have children in the school system? I do, and unfortunately the state is under Common Core (perhaps only for this year, but I don’t know.) There is nothing positive from Common Core. If you could see what my children bring home, you might, just might understand. This was thrown at the teachers as well. I can’t even help my child with math, and I am well-educated, yet I can not tell you what makes a number “unfriendly.” Math is black and white, i.e. 2+2 = 4; points shouldn’t be given when someone answers with “5,” because they came close enough.
      This is really going to harm our children, not going to make up competitive in the world, it is going to drag us down even further, which now I wonder was the intent.

      • Linda

        I was not defending Common Core…reread what I said…I was simply cautioning people to not jump to the conclusion that CC is the cause of some idiot’s bad choice in implementing an exercise for critical thinking.

        • journogal

          And I am speaking as someone who is on the front lines when it comes to Common Core; and yes, the assignment is a result from “so-called standards” of Common Core.

          • Linda

            You’re opposed to critical thinking being taught?

          • journogal

            As you always say, “stop jumping to conclusions.” Did I state that? I am opposed to assignments above. I am opposed to how math is now “taught” because of Common Core. I am opposed to re-writing of history because progressive want it to be a certain way. I am opposed to federal government over-reaching. I am opposed to sinking all of taxpayer money (which I know to many isn’t a big deal since taxpayers can simply pull of their trees in the backyard) in education that gotten worse. I am opposed to people thinking that parents are so stupid that they should not have any input into their child’s education. I am opposed to those who look down on school choices and homeschooling, thinking government can and should only educate children.
            So am I opposed to critical thinking being taught? Nope. But the assignment isn’t critical thinking; it’s trying to reshape history.

          • Linda

            The requirement was for “critical thinking”…it’s not known that CC suggested the subject matter. Yet you insisted that the assignment was a “result of so-called standards.” Hence my question.

          • journogal

            Again, my statement was to the assignment, not critical thinking overall. Sorry if you mis-interpreted it.

            Stop.Jumping.to.Conclusions.

            Critical thinking is something that has always been taught. It isn’t something new with Common Core.

            However, I think this assignment is trash, which is my right to my opinion and I also think Common Core is trash. I believe the topic of the assignment comes from Common Core.

          • Elizabeth

            Here is the $1 million question…..Who is the person responsible for writing this assignment? Someone, somewhere thought this up and thus was sent out for distribution to 8th graders. I’d really like to get to the bottom of WHO DID IT?

            Edited to add: who was the person OR groups of people responsible?

          • grais

            Yes, that Is what needs to be known. And so far, we know of 2 of these abominable assignments. I find the one in Albany (I assume NY) to be even more of a horror than the one in CA. Are these assignments being created by individuals (who ought to lose their credentials for it) or by Common Core (which ought to be scrapped for it)? I don’t want names, I want complete accountability.
            I guess it should be heartening that a third of the kids in Albany refused to do the assignment

          • Republicanvet

            I missed that. What was that assignment?

          • grais

            There’s a link in one of Chad Boaz’s tweets.

          • Elizabeth

            I want accountability but I want names too. Let’s put the people who actually thought and wrote this assignment up to national scrutiny and public shame! Whoever is involved in this assignment should never be allowed to be associated with education again for the rest of their lives!

          • Linda

            They probably are looking at who…when you get negative publicity like this, you just about have to.

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

            Oh they know….there is a group of people that actually believe the holocaust did not happen, and they have been trying to convince people of it. These people are being elected to public office, they are in our school administrations, and they are teachers in public schools and colleges.

          • Linda

            There are always going to be fringe groups, unfortunately. This is one of the crazier ones and they should be called out.

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

            Yes they should, but when you take impressionable children taught to obey authority, and make them sign “confidentiality agreements” as to their assignments, this is only going to get worse.

          • Linda

            And another thing put on the parents’ plates: trying to monitor the situation. Has this occurred many times?

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

            I agree that parents should monitor the situation. My youngest graduate a year ago, so I haven’t kept abreast of things as much. I do know it was happening when my kids were in school, just not where my kids were. That being said, we were not in a state that adopted Common Core. The cases I have seen on this, are in Common Core states.

          • Linda

            My search on it came up dry, but I’ll try again with different search terms. I’d like to see what parents are doing to combat it.

          • Humanary Stew

            All too often, not very much. In this case, not one parent spoke up and that is truly sad.

          • Linda

            Yeah, I agree.

          • The Marathon Man

            Given the fact that the district leaders have Arabic surnames, I’ll let you put 2+2 together. Of course, with CC 2+2 often equals 5 or 6, depending on the local wind direction and/or whether your parents are in marriage counseling….

          • Linda

            I didn’t misinterpret your statement. I asked a question…the only logical question given what you said for clarification.

            You said, “yes, the assignment is a result from “so-called standards” of Common Core.”

            You didn’t say that you believe the topic of the assignment comes from Common Core until this latest reply.

            I never said anything to imply that you weren’t entitled to your opinion.

          • Republicanvet

            The assignment may have a requirement for teaching critical thinking, but this biased view was not it. It was blatant indoctrination.

          • QueenB

            Because critical thinking wasn’t taught before Common Core? Oh, ok. Although, I would believe it if you told me it wasn’t taught where you went to school.

          • Linda

            Did I say that? No, I did not. I’m beginning to think that you have comprehension problem because you distort everything I say. But, I suspect it’s really because you just don’t like my opinions so you want to attack each statement whether or not you’re making sense in your reply.

          • QueenB

            Linda. Seriously. Journogal said: “….and yes, the assignment is a result from “so-called standards” of Common Core.”

            Your response was “you’re opposed to critical thinking being taught?”

            As the person you were responding to was talking specifically about common core. Your response was, well….I have retyped it for you above so we all know what your response was. So, if you were not insinuating that critical thinking was not being taught before cc, your reply doesn’t make any sense.

            I suppose we should all just assume you’re throwing out random words that may or may not apply to the comment to which you replied.

          • Linda

            Again, comprehension problem? This all started with my comment that we DO NOT know that the TOPIC was suggested by CC. She made a statement that the assignment was the result of “so-called standards.” The standard is to help develop critical thinking by taking an issue for which there was propaganda and apply critical thinking to that. Hence, my question. (A question mind you, not a declarative.) She finally said that she believes the TOPIC came from CC, not just the concept of the assignment.

            Frankly, your tiresome convoluted thinking is wasting too much of my time so I will not be replying to you when you make these kind of stupid arguments.

          • QueenB

            No, no comprehension problem on my end. I am quite sorry that simple back and forth confuses you so much. Really, I am. But I am not going to sit here and let you pretend that I am the one that can’t follow along here. You act as if I am the only one who has pointed out your failings in your writing. You hardly make any sense. Your response to some posts has nothing to do with the post to which you are responding, and then you get all pissy when people point that out. So again, I suppose everyone here should just assume that your first attempt at responding to a comment is a rough draft if you will, we will ask to be sure that what you wrote is what you really wanted to write and then we will respond.

          • Humanary Stew

            You have now been introduced to Linda’s strategy when she has no argument. She consistently deflects and attempts to twist the words of someone else and make the discussion about that instead.

          • Republicanvet

            If a biased view of whether the Holocaust occurred is considered critical thinking, then there are some serious problems with people understanding what critical thinking is.

          • Linda

            Yeah. We aren’t discussing whether the topic was a bad one…it’s a given.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            It’s not a topic. It’s intentionally planting seeds of misinformation in impressionable children for purposes of control, manipulation and possible political gain. It was carefully crafted and essentially hands them the conclusion they are looking for.

          • dwok

            Your previous comment states that you’re not defending CC. And then you ask whether or not this person is opposed to critical thinking.

            The very fact you think CC promotes critical thinking exposes your face behind the mask. CC is about inculcation, you may not see this but I’ve talked with enough teachers who are scared to death of their Teachers Union that oppose this method and curriculum.

          • Linda

            OMG…I’m done dealing with the stupidity on this.

          • QueenB

            Yea, I bet you are.

          • dwok

            You might want to have some skin in the game if you will before glorifying this curriculum. You’re a seminar commentator here Linda, Nice try though.

          • Linda

            More stupid comments…just full of fallacies.

          • QueenB

            I know. Maybe you should stop making them then.

          • MrSnuggles2k2

            The only stupidity in this thread is coming from you.

          • aztectrumpet

            Yea I usually agree with what these other people write but they have really not read your posts well here.

          • Linda

            Thank you! Once some get on a roll, I think they just naturally defend “their buddies” no matter what and clearly, I’m an outsider.

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            How is Common Core trying to paint the Holocaust as a hoax “critical thinking?”

            And if you liberals were capable of critical thought, you wouldn’t be liberals.

        • dwok

          Do you have kids in the school system Linda? Do you have any skin in this game? Answer the question.

          • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

            If Linda does have kids, she’d probably beat them for speaking out against Common Core.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        I sometimes wonder if Common Core isn’t designed to make kids hate learning. Make math complex at the lower levels, keep them confused in pretty much any subject – and you’ll end up with a generation that is innumerate and easy to control…

        • journogal

          Perhaps…and I also believe that it was created to level the playing field.

          • Humanary Stew

            It was also created so that the parents are not able to help their children, thereby teaching the kids that the government is the only authority and the only one that can help.

        • William Richardson

          That is the reason this stuff is being taught.

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      One thing to consider: before Common Core, would any public school have ever entertained the dispicable thought that the Holocaust might not have happened?

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      For once, I actually agree with you . . . scary.

      • Linda

        grin…I know…sometimes I felt that way with others too

        • AJ

          I think I understand what you’re saying as well: CC mandated the TYPE of assignment (critical thinking, argumentation?), but somebody came up with that specific version of it, correct (please correct me if I’m wrong)?

          They could have chosen a much better subject for the assignment. Responsibility rests with the, dare I say, nitwit who chose that particular subject.

          Sadly, I have two children who will be subjected to the CC standards for the next several years. It will take a monumental effort on my part to prevent their being turned into good little Communists – an effort I WILL undertake, and, God willing, execute successfully.

          • Linda

            YES!!!!! You have it perfectly.

          • AJ

            All well and good, but don’t go throwing the word “perfectly” around when you’re talking about me 😉

    • dwok

      It fits the standards under common core.

      • Linda

        Whether it meets the standards of CC isn’t the question/issue.

        • dwok

          Are you defending Common Core? I’m at the point where anything we can stick to it that helps its demise, we should do it…..by any means necessary.

          • Linda

            No, I’m not since I’m ambivalent about it. I was just pointing out that assumptions are being made that aren’t confirmed (i.e., CC is responsible for idiotic choice of topic).

          • dwok

            Do you have any kids in school?

            The math curriculum alone is abhorrent. I’ve always looked at math as being quantitative…as most others would agree. They have incorporated critical thinking within the math curriculum…. “assumption” (lol) based math that looks more at estimation rather than a right answer.

            It’s junk. Period.

          • Linda

            OK

          • aztectrumpet

            I want it to go away to but I don’t agree we should blame it for stuff that might not be a result of it.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Exactly when did Ahmadinejad start teaching English courses in California?

    • badbadlibs

      When democrats took control.

    • LegalizeShemp

      When liberals demanded “diversity” and “multiculturalism”.

  • hrwolfe

    As much as I am glad that there is much protest over this I find it sad that no one seems to know that Stalin and Mao out killed Hitler. That nobody knows that Nazi/Marxist/Communist are all variations of the same theory that has delivered nothing but misery and death to those it’s been foisted upon and few seem interested in letting it die off. Mistakes were made, this time we’ll get it right, more will die more will suffer until we learn.

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

      They don’t teach that much in school anymore. They don’t even teach much about WWII anymore. My kids thought the only thing that happened in WWII was that Hitler killed Jews and the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. That was about the extent of their “learning” WWII.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Well, there’s only so much time in the day, and they have to teach about cisgenderdiscrimination and other important stuff.

      • rambler

        They leave out the explorers and colonial history as well. No coming to the new world for religious freedom or any other freedoms either. They skip the war of 1812 and gloss over the Civil War so they can get to the evil capitalists and to the savior Woodrow Wilson. They can’t have any real facts cluttering up those young minds. I really think that they want all education to be so boring and frustrating that the students will not want to be educated.

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

          My belief is that they don’t want kids to know history so they can repeat history. That’s been the goal, right? To bring communism/socialism to America. If they teach the truth, then statistically half the kids will see it for what it is, and be conservatives and fight for our Constitution to remain in tact. As long as there are conservatives, conservatives will fight them.

          • rambler

            Yup. Real history is fascinating. Look at a history book these days and there is nothing in it. There are charts, huge photos and garbage assignments labeled “critical thinking”. There isn’t any text to read. The actual material comes from copying pages out of a “companion” workbook. That way the central planners can come up with all sorts of content quickly because it doesn’t involve having multiple copies of the actual book.

        • BurkeanMama

          This isn’t new. Back in the 70’s my high school teacher spent a week and a half on the Civil War and a month on the development of Unions. I was too young to understand she was pushing a political agenda. I just couldn’t understand why we spent so little time on an interesting subject and so much time on a really boring one.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Of course, learning about the involvement of the USSR in the European Theater and China in the Pacific Theater would provide NO clues as to why things turned out as they did, and why there was a Cold War, and why Putin is invading Ukraine, and why the Chinese have become a nation of Life and Property, but no Liberty, and why Japan is a stagnant nation under crony capitalism and why Germany is now a hegemon of Europe in a way Hitler could only dream about.
        See– WWII has nothing to do with any of that stuff…

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      The key words is “communist” and “socialist”. Can’t make the collective statists out to be the bad guys because they are still trying to convince people that THIS time it will work. It wouldn’t do to look at its failed history. 😉

    • Humanary Stew

      I just recently learned that about the Soviet Union in a wonderful documentary. It also pointed out the similarities in the propaganda in Communism and Nazism. Truly fascinating and sickening at the same time.

    • QueenB

      Baby steps. If we can be sure everyone knows the Holocaust really did happen, then we can move on to reality based outcomes of socialism/communism.

      • hrwolfe

        Ya know thank God for Eisenhower and a slap for MacArthur. Eisenhower had the forethought to document Nazi atrocities to the point that Germans could not logically deny it. MacArthur was in too much of a hurry to heal the wounds and today no Japanese are familiar with Unit 731 or any other atrocities that Imperial japan foisted upon their conquered. They were no better than their allies the Nazis. the Rape of Nan King should be mandatory reading in both Japanese and American schools.

        • BurkeanMama

          I have often wondered why the holocaust is so well known but no attention is paid to the horrors that Japanese inflicted on China and Korea. I always assumed it was because telling the truth about Imperial Japan would get in the way of the liberal blame the US for nuking poor Japan revisionism.

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      An awful lot of liberals believe that Christianity killed more people than anything else. They have no clue about how many have been killed in the attempt to erase Christianity.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Eddie Izzard was on the money when he commented that people excused dictators like Stalin for killing their own people but condemned Hitler for “killing people next door.”

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    David Draiman is pretending to be a conservative today? Funny.

    • QueenB

      I don’t know if this is a conservative vs. liberal issue. It’s more of a having a brain vs not having a brain issue.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        Wouldn’t that leave all liberals out?

        • QueenB

          I was trying to be nice.

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Just read his twitter feed:

        All conservatives and liberals suck
        f fox news
        shepard smith is gay, because gawker says so
        f fox news, ad infinitum

        • QueenB

          Ah well, in that case, you are correct.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Funny– I thought he was pretending to be Howie Mandel…

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      No, he’s just supporting one group of leftists over another . . . always a little amusing.

    • dave_570m

      You don’t havr tyo be liberial or conservative to know what was going on in that school was just plain wrong!! I mean don’t reasonable adults know right from wrong ??

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I would have said the same thing – no matter which liberal tweeted this. Yes, what he school is doing is abhorrent, but Draiman (and others) is the reason why the school is doing it.

        This political system pushed by the left since FDR has caused all of this.

        Liberalism itself *is* wrong. History proves it is a failed, destructive belief system that leads to socialism, and eventually democide.

        Liberalism sets the stage for crimes against humanity to happen.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    ““to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”

    I can see this, kind of, as an exercise in critical reading and evaluating and checking the integrity of source materials. After all, there’s a hell of a lot of crap out there masquerading as ‘truth’.

    But something like this – for 8th graders? This doesn’t seem to be a well-thought-out attempt to do anything but plant a doubt in their minds about the reality of ANY historic event. Most probably don’t have the historical background to understand it, and it’s unlikely (considering what I’ve seen my own son get taught) that they’ve covered WW2 enough to give any sort of context to this lesson.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You could almost forgive someone who assigned something like, “How did they ever arrive at the six-million figure?”, as any such figure is by its nature going to be approximate. One could even argue (it HAS been done) that there may have been an effort on the part of SS officers to pad figures of captured and killed Jews/others set for “extermination,” for the purpose of placating their superiors in Berlin. But to argue that there was never any concerted effort to carry on an assembly-line killing of people at prison camps flies in the face of all evidence and simply flouts common sense.

      The plasticity of history is not infinite, however much people like the Party in Oceania would like it to be.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

        Common sense doesn’t seem to be that common any more, sadly.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          It wasn’t all that common 250-odd years ago, either, or Voltaire wouldn’t have said the exact same thing.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Lol… some things NEVER change, do they?

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        It has also been argued that the Communists inflated the numbers to disparage the Nazis. But the focus on the numbers distracts from the true nature that these were civilians.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    How ironic is it that this story broke the same day that SCOTUS handed down the decision that open prayer in town council meetings was ok? Libbies are freaked out about Christians “taking over” but guess what? They don’t! Christians are an overwhelming majority in this country, so of course their presence is felt, not so much anymore because of leftist intimidation, but as a Jewish child in the 50s and 60s I can tell you I never felt “pressured” or intimidated.

    Can anyone ever imagine a Christian educator making this kind of assignment? You can blame Common Core for allowing it (I’m not taking a stand one way or another on that), but it seems to me the real culprit here is the Muslim administrator and all those too intimidated by PC too object to him and the assignment.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      This happened in California la la land. Common Core implemented will be the excuse for this kind of behavior “revisionist history” and if you are against it that means you are against “critical thinking” and a flat earther.

      California has some of the worse public schools in the US. They rate way down at the bottom. If they change the standards to Common Core they can make their public schools look like freaking labs of educational ingenuity. The kids will still come out dumb as a stump, but the schools will have raised their national standing.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Can we please stop with the California bashing. It’s really getting old. This happened because of a Muslim administrator. You don’t think there are any of those in other blue states?

        • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

          No this happened because California encourages it.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Your hate makes you blind and believing BS. California does not encourage the denial of the Holocaust.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Southern California is full of leftist who very much align themselves with antisemitism. It has nothing to do with emotion hate or otherwise.

            There is a reason they coined the term “Californication”.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            In what part of Southern California have or do you live? Sweetheart, SoCal is drenched with Jewish folks. And you are ignorant.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            I’ve gone down this road before. The poster to whom you are responding will not be swayed by logic or facts. The poster clings to the notion that because she sees herself as conservative and knows other conservatives who dwell in the hell that is CA that CA is conservative, which is obviously about as bogus as an inner-city thug thinking that all of the US is a ghetto and every American a thug.

          • Patriot077

            What explains a similarly outrageous assignment in an Albany NY high school? Surely not CA
            It’s school unions and politicians, at many levels, cooking up indoctrination and dissemination. Regrettably, in many states.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Bingo.

          • Patriot077

            Sick, isn’t it? I’m not in CA but closer than anyone here in WA will admit, geographically, politically and financially. In fact the state Debt Clocks show that the % of debt to GDP in WA is somewhat worse than CA and the debt per resident here is somewhat higher.
            Some of the curriculum (math especially) has been showing up around here for probably 15 years. Probably because Bill & Melinda started in their own backyard first. It should have been buried there.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          nc – They’re not interested in applying any logic, it’s much more fun to bash California. Heck, they’ve become how the Left is at the mere mention of Palin’s name – the fangs and claws come out, they go on the attack.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            Sadly you are the one who wasn’t interested in applying logic. At least not that which made it harder for you to maintain your profound denial of how far CA has fallen.

            I remember that “conversation” all too well. :(

        • Maryland_Malcontent

          Bashing the state that does the most damage to the nation doesn’t seem wrong at all. California’s decline from one of, if not the, most resplendant state in the union, the Land of Reagan, to the left-wing craphole that it is today must always be highlighted.

          Perhaps it can get CA back to the glory that it once had, but if that is truly impossible then perhaps it can show the other 49 states what they will become if they don’t get their act together and nip their liberal ways in the bud.

          Watching reruns of [b]Dragnet[/b] is so darned depressing as it not only shows a California that is actually a place that offers so much but it also comments on the anti-establishment youth of the day and their dedication to trash the state and the country, warning that it could come to pass. And it, tragically, did.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        California also has some of the best public schools in the US. They rate way at the top. Here’s an interesting list of US Academic Decathlon National Championship winners – oh and those schools listed as the winners for the past ten years, right here in Los Angeles.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Academic_Decathlon_National_Championship

    • Onyx

      Yeah, how would Christians ever get mixed up in something like this. Let’s look and see where the Holocaust-denial text came from… surely some Muslim rag…

      http://biblebelievers.org.au/holohoax.htm

      Whoops.

      • QueenB

        I don’t care who started they holocaust denial crap. They’re stupid as far as that topic goes.

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

        One can call themselves a Christian but not be a Christian.. Their website is full of “conspiracy theories.”

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        So the school did a Google search, like you did, and picked the first thing that came up?

        Wow.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Whatever you have to tell yourself to deflect from Common Core enabling this latest batch of Holocaust denial.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    The district has announced plans to revise the disturbing assignment that was reportedly crafted “to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”

    Because to a progressive, revisionist history = critical thinking.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Well, they believe the global warming nonsense, so they probably figured they’d believe this garbage too.

  • http://www.theretiredbabyboomer.net/ Dave

    Nothing new here. The Progressive ideology is inherently anti-Semitic.

  • Guest

    Some people never learn from history.

    One might think that would include progressives, but maybe they are simply continuing their true agenda. I certainly hope not.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    G.K. Chesterton, on The Education System:

    “The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.” – ILN, 9/7/29

    “Though the academic authorities are actually proud of conducting everything by means of Examinations, they seldom indulge in what religious people used to descibe as Self-Examination. The consequence is that the modern State has educated its citizens in a series of ephemeral fads.” – Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine, April, 1935

    And this fellow died almost eighty years ago, for heaven’s sake!
    Not a whole hell of a lot has changed since then– has it?

    • Spinmamma

      I love G.K. Chesterton.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      That’s pithier than the John Stuart Mill quote to the same effect. I’ll have to add this one to the ole memory banks.

      I’m sure you’ve heard it, but I guess since I brought it up I’m obligated to throw it out here.
      “‎A general State education is a mere contrivance
      for moulding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mould in
      which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the
      government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of
      the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and
      successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a
      natural tendency to one over the body.”

  • dwok

    Here’s the absolutely sickening thing about this….after the assignment was given there was not one complaint from the parents.

    Wake up Mom and Dad!!! We will never get rid of this common core monster unless you stand up!!!

  • http://fmocampus.blogspot.com/ Bill

    Reality is relative. How nice.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Can you imagine the outrage if the assignment were to analyze Islam and argue that it is NOT the religion of peace? Libprog heads would explode with outrage.

  • USNbubblehead

    The allied discovery of the concentration camps is one of the most documented events in history. It was THE most documented event at the time. General Eisenhower was afraid that, due to the almost unimaginable conditions that were discovered in the camps, people would have a hard time believing it, especially as years went by.

    It seems as though Ike was prescient in his response.

    He ordered just about every journalist and war correspondent in ETO to drop what they were doing and go cover it. He ordered military police, criminal investigators, and legal teams to every camp discovered to collect evidence and interview survivors. Medical personnel of every stripe rushed to the scene and were ordered to document everything.

    General (later President) Eisenhower knew that this would happen. There is a virtual mountain of evidence to wash away this so-called ‘educator’s’ stupid position.

  • TocksNedlog

    ‘scheme to gain wealth’
    — Nope. Nothing anti-Semitic to see here, folks! Move along.

  • unknown

    Considering Draiman’s family survived the Holocaust and the song “Never Again” is about it, I can why he is outraged.

    • Humanary Stew

      He agrees in supporting Israel. But besides that, he is definitely a leftist.

      • unknown

        Yeah, the song, “Another Way To Die”, (along with the music videos) beat you over the head with its environmental message.

  • TroubleAtTheMine

    How could they have thought they would get away with it?

  • mrspinky85

    I’m truly discussing home schooling with my husband.
    School Choice is affecting higher learning too. My college has an announcement about School Choice on its website. We parents, students or educators got to get more involved.

    • Bustin Cheeto’s Everywhere!

      Home schooling is the way to go. So many more are doing it and the kids are benefiting so much from it…

      • mrspinky85

        You know what’s funny. There’s a public school k-12 online home school program now. After years of vilifying people for home schooling, the public school system wants to get students with online public school.

    • Republicanvet

      It is much easier now than you think. My wife and I home schooled our son from 2nd grade through High School, with the exception of 1 semester in 9th grade. He hated it.
      My daughter was also home schooled until 7th grade when she wanted to go back…much to socialize in addition to extra-curricular things like band, etc. So far she has enjoyed it with the exception of last year…but that was because the school was so bad.

      There is LOTS of stuff on line or other materials you can buy. There are often local home school groups that do a lot of organized activities.

      It DOES take time and effort, but is worth it in the long run.

      • mrspinky85

        He’s still young so we have time. I love teaching him sign language right now. People are surprised when he says thank you or your welcome. :)

  • frozeninbemidji

    Didn’t they do something similar in New York last year? The truth is, they do this until they get caught and if parents don’t pay attention they don’t get caught. There’s a reason why we ended up with the leadership we have.

  • descolada9

    I do believe the interim superintendent of the school is named Mohammed Z. Islam.

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    I believe this falls into the “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” category.

  • gman213

    What is next? A debate on whether or not slavery was real?

    • RumDoooogie

      no that woulld just be racist

  • Ed McDowell

    It begins in Caifornia….

  • rogleecam

    “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” 
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  • RumDoooogie

    i would be surprised if this school district taught that 9/11 was done by radical muslims..

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    I understand and agree with his outrage.

    What I will never understand is, why do people like him vote for people that don’t feel the same way about issues like this? A good majority of those in power right now, would love nothing more than to hand over our country to radical Muslims.

  • craigzimmerman12

    There is something sinister behind this assignment.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    This guy may pull a Cher and All-Caps everything, but at least he isn’t tweeting about killing people who have an opposing view like Cher.

  • Perso Nasplit

    The world is going to become a very bad place in the next few decades. If this continues, with all the lists and registrations people are on for many reasons, people will be hunted down and cleansed or re-educated. Imagine if you drive by the wrong building every day, and someone records your license plate passing by it. Now imagine some bureaucrat sitting behind a desk deciding you must be removed just because your work route takes you past a church or a business owned by someone the State deems wrong.

  • JohnnyN2O

    Trace this back to a muslim administrator

    • stellatruman

      It already has been

  • rambler

    In the Chicago school system playbook there are 2 things that happen when parents complain. Parents are told that they are the only ones that have complained so that it must not really be an issue regardless of how many parents have actually complained. This is the “you’re the only nutjob” label. If that fails then they opt for the “it was a mistake” and the “materials were not reviewed by the teacher”. So first they lie and then they make the teacher out to be an idiot for assigning something that nobody read. Remember that Arnie dear is from Chicago and has been pushing commie core since the ’90s there. It’s time to call them what they are…… lying, incompetent boobs who are pushing a pathetic curriculum that replaces fact with opinion..

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

    Something evil this way comes.

  • Nick

    Common Core! One of the worst ideas out there! Get rid of the Department of Education at the Federal level!!!!!
    This is what happens when teachers union morons are put in charge of “educating” young people. Indoctrination instutions to promote the socialist agenda. Now that seems to include anti-jewish sentiments.

    • AZWarrior

      Any Jewish man or woman who votes for or financially supports the Democrat Party is committing an act of racial and cultural suicide.

  • neoface

    Like Obama, someone wants to fundamentally change history. They need o fire the teacher or close that school. Beyond outrageous!!!

  • BorderLine Guy

    David will have the aholes from CAIR outside his house and at concerts now after that one tweet.

    • Falcon D. Stormvoice

      Good.

      I’d love to have Mr. Disturbed on the good side of The Force. Maybe seeing the nuts on his side can help him reach some logical conclusions.

  • neoface

    Thank you Michelle Rhee for pushing the common core, not sure why Kevin Johnson would marry this charlatan.

  • chefrubio

    I popped my Twitchy cherry. Woo!

    • AJ

      Wrong in so many ways… 😉

      • chefrubio

        If it’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

  • AZWarrior

    Unbelievable. How calloused and hateful can these ‘teachers’ get? Is there some kind of secret contest in the Teacher’s Union to see who can screw up a child the worse? It appears so. Allow me to explain …

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Holocaust Denial fulfills the Anti-Semitic prerequisite for the Democratic Party these days.

  • Emily B

    This assignment is despicable on its face, but I’m curious as to what the point of it was. What was it supposed to teach them? What was the end game? I can’t think of anything beneficial from an assignment like this.

  • mikefromwichita

    Young people SHOULD question the Holocaust Myth……..and the 911 Myth also. Lots of Lies to be confronted.

    • DG

      Is there a sarcasm tag missing from your comment, or are you serious?

      • mikefromwichita

        Absolutely serious as anyone who bothers to examine the actual facts & data has to be.

    • AJ

      911 myth? You mean to say that there ISN’T a number I can dial in case of an emergency???

      • mikefromwichita

        Now that you mention it I would suggest you call that number ONLY if you don’t mind having a fair chance of you or your pet/spouse/child killed or maimed by the responders.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Dafuq?

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Don’t forget the global warming/climate change myth and the Obama’s qualified to be president myth.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Uh, I don’t think they had photoshop back then.

      Ever see cremated remains? Sure, they call them ‘ashes’ but it’s not as if human remains are like wood ash.

      PILES of shards, splinters, partial and even whole bones were left.

      You must have been sick the day God gave out brains.

      I would guess that you don’t know the first thing about photography, and the basic elements that make it work. I could be wrong, of course.

      • mikefromwichita

        of course you are wrong.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      ………

  • ⚔Christophuh⚔

    I thought that was Geoff Tate.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    They must be so proud over at Stormfront.

  • Michael Darrin Chaney

    I remember the first time I ran across Holocaust denial, I found it fascinating – and I don’t mean in a good way. The author of that piece started by explaining that one particular aspect of the Holocaust was a piece of folklore (and without going into detail I’ll say that it probably is) and then springboarded from that into an argument of “if that one minor detail was made up then the rest of it must have been, also”.

    This was 20+ years ago and the internet was still in its infancy so everything I knew about the Holocaust had been a few pictures in books and a few stories from survivors. But even with those few horrid pictures as evidence it seemed obvious that there was much more about which we would never really know. It just seemed unbelievable that someone would really push the idea that the Holocaust never really happened.

    Of course, we now have enough resources available online – pictures, stories from survivors, stories from rescuers – it’s all the more incredible.

    And there’s no way to pass this off as simply an academic exercise. No. There are enough deniers out there spreading their venom that schools don’t need to legitimize them or their arguments in any way.

    I still am amazed that someone would think this was a good idea.

    • Richard Jefferies

      I’ve walked around Dachau. There are hundreds of pictures in their museum of the anemic, bedraggled workers. You can go inside the two remaining barracks and see how they were stuffed in like slaves in a slave ship. Read the testimonies of the men in the 42nd ID when they first came upon the camp, it will make you sick. The facts aren’t reliant on the government’s word, there are thousands and thousands of regular GIs who could and did testify to the horrors they found when they liberated these camps.

      • Michael Darrin Chaney

        Yes, exactly. Not only are there survivors with harrowing stories. There are plenty of people who witnessed the horror firsthand as rescuers. I’m not sure how anybody could doubt it, but I’m sane and all that

  • Name

    My question is, why give it to middle schoolers? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning this in any way, but just for arguments purposes, let’s say that an exercise like this is actually warranted. If that was in fact the case, then the very youngest that would even be capable of separating this as an academic discussion would be HS seniors. By targeting middle-schoolers, there is no other rationale but indoctrination. Kids 12-14 simply dont have the cognitive reasoning ability to NOT internalize this as a “truth”.

    • Spinmamma

      And the shallow crap they were directed to read would do nothing to advance their critical thinking skills.

      Added: I personally don’t think 8th graders are mature enough to deal with the actual atrocities of the Holocaust. Why would we ask 8th graders to deal with this at all?

      • Alice

        We read Night by Elie Wiesel in 7th grade, I believe. In fact, the first time I ever learned about the Holocaust in maybe 3rd or 4th grade, I was extremely fascinated by it, really after reading the Diary of Anne Frank, and read a lot of books on it and the time leading up to it because I wanted to understand how and why it happened.
        That being said, I don’t think 8th grade is too young or immature to deal with something like that. I think kids need to learn about real world issues, so they don’t take for granted their own lives. And they need to understand more about the world than the glossed over version in their history books. In my humble opinion…

        • Spinmamma

          I was thinking more in terms of the graphic images and graphic descriptions of the torture and obscene artifacts made. I think it quite appropriate to read books such as the Diary of Anne Frank or The Hiding Place.

  • Spinmamma

    Why not assign the students to read “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. True story of two Dutch sisters who worked in the Dutch underground to help Jews and then were themselves arrested and interned. Or Diary of Anne Frank. Good grief.

  • Falcon D. Stormvoice

    BUWH-AH-AH-AH-AH!

  • Alice

    Gotta love how the INTERIM Muslim superintendent is most definitely to blame and certainly not some moron of a teacher.

    Can you imagine if there were no administrators with middle-eastern names to sound the warning bells? Someone would have to sniff out a liberal to blame it on…oh wait…

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    How can ANYONE craft this assignment and not question its purpose and credibility? The fact that it made it this far is pretty scary.

  • CAmom760

    …….and in another assignment, students were asked to argue that the sun does not, in fact, rise in the east – and that Conservatives are evil.

  • Cymbaline

    These administrators are lucky I’m not a parent in their district. They would have a problem.

  • Five Guyz

    Imposing “equality” and “fairness” through centralized control that treats each of us unequally, is one of the moral frauds of collectivism.