Common Core: Sixth Graders Asked To Revise ‘Outdated’ Bill Of Rights

Sixth grade students from the Bryant School District in Arkansas were asked to throw out two amendments in the Bill of Rights as part of a Common Core history class assignment.

 The worksheet reads:

“The government of the United States is currently revisiting The Bill of Rights. They have determined that it is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

The worksheet goes on to ask the students to “prioritize, revise, omit two and add two amendments to the Bill of Rights.”

Lela Spears, whose daughter brought the worksheet home, says this is her daughter’s first assignment concerning the Bill of Rights and Constitution.

“After she brought it home and explained her assignment to me, it made me question exactly what she was being taught,” Spears told the Digital Journal. “She didn’t even understand what the Amendments meant. How can she make an informed decision when she doesn’t understand what she is ‘throwing out’?”

The assignment also asks students to revise the Bill of Rights under a special “task force,” failing to mention the amendment process which includes support from a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate.

“Funny thing, she was never told how the Bill of Rights is amended; I do not believe that amended was even used in the class language, only “changed”. I read through the handouts she was given, around 6 in total, and nothing about how an Amendment is ratified,” Spears said. Continue reading

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