A California school district assigned 8th graders 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.”
The 18-page assignment instructions included three sources that students were told to use. One of the three is an Australian holocaust denier site that says gassings in concentration camps were a hoax and that Israel just wants money. Another section in the packet says Anne Frank was a fraud.
The district claims they did not any receive ANY complaints about the assignment from parents, teachers or administrators. I think they’re lying. 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 are the professionals. WE know what’s best. Go make cupcakes for the bake sale.”
The district has responded to the public outcry and says they’re removing the assignment. But let me guess how likely it is that they paid any attention to a PARENT who complained.
- The Interim Superintendent is named Mohammad Z. Islam; I am not making that up.
- The district’s spokeswoman is named Syeda Jafri. A google search suggested she’s from Pakistan.
Look. I’m not being racist here, just pointing out a fact. The two biggest Holocaust-denier groups are white supremacists and Muslims. And we all know which of those two groups the Obamacrats are all cozy with, don’t we?
CBS report on Obama shoe sole photo @ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/some-israelis-insulted-by-obama-picture/
ABC report on Bush shoe tossing @ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/12/iraqi-man-throw/
Here’s my suggestion for a better assignment:
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.
Yeah. That’ll really fly with Commie Core. Not.