Public High School Assignment from Albany, New York … Convince the Nazi Teacher that Jews are Evil and Your Loyalty to the Third Reich (Update: Teacher Put on Leave)
OK, this one just gets one big WTF!!! Just when you thought you had heard it all when it comes to public school propaganda, comes the following disgusting and anti-Semitic home work assignment.
High School is supposed to be about challenging students and making them think, but I hardly believe that the following from an Albany high school is the intention of such critical thinking. As reported at the NY Times, students were given an alarming thought puzzle as home work to convince their teacher that Jews are evil? UNBELIEVABLE. Where does one even begin? Just how clueless, insensitive and ignorant could this teacher possibly be? How does one even given such an assignment if such thoughts were not in there mind? How does it even come to a teachers thought that students were supposed to prove they were loyal members of the Third Reich and convince their Nazi professor that Jews were evil and the source of all problems? The teacher’s assignment read as follows: “Please remember, your life (here in Nazi Germany in the 30′s) may depend on it!”
That question was posed to about 75 students on Monday by an unidentified 10th-grade English teacher as a “persuasive writing” exercise. The students were instructed to imagine that their teacher was a Nazi and to construct an argument that Jews were “the source of our problems” using historical propaganda and, of course, a traditional high school essay structure.
“Your essay must be five paragraphs long, with an introduction, three body paragraphs containing your strongest arguments, and a conclusion,” the assignment read. “You do not have a choice in your position: you must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!”
Needless to say that once this inappropriate home work assignment was initially report by the Albany Times Union, the “Scheiße” his the fan. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, superintendent of Albany’s schools states,“Obviously, we have a severe lack of judgment and a horrible level of insensitivity.” That’s not the assignment that any school district, and certainly not mine, is going to tolerate.” However, even though the Albany Superintendent apologized for the assignment, Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard actually defended it by saying that it should have been worded differently. OH, HOW EXACTLY DO YOU REWORD ANTI-SEMITISM? However, it would have been ok if the students were to convince the liberal teacher that Republicans were evil.
The exercise was intended to challenge students to formulate a persuasive argument and was given to three classes, Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard said. She said the assignment should have been worded differently.
“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivities to our families of Jewish faith.”
One-third of the students refused to complete the assignment, she said.
Vanden Wyngaard said the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum, the tough new academic standards that require more sophisticated writing. Such assignments attempt to connect English with history and social studies.
Pay real close attention to this one as you have not heard the last of it. Vanden Wyngaard stated that the exercise reflects the type of writing expected of students under the new Common Core curriculum. Be very, very afraid parents of Common Core curriculum. Educate yourselves as to the truth of what Common Core curriculum is all about.
Ann Althouse asks the more provocative and truly critical thinking question that should have been asked, “What if you had to argue that Wyngaard’s reaction is anti-education and anti-academic freedom and destructive of the very mental powers that, if developed, enable a citizenry to resist government propaganda of the kind the Nazis deployed?” She is 100% correct, real critical thinking and “persuasive writing” is trying to prove the opposite of what actually happened, not what actually did occur. Of course many of today’s public school educators are too ignorant to understand such things.
UPDATE I: New York school teacher who assigned “convince me your a Nazi and Jews are Evil” homework has been put on leave and could face other disciplinary action after the backlash and mountain of criticism of public disgust. Leave? They should be FIRED!!! One thing that is simply amazing in all of this is the district has not named the teacher, but described them as a veteran. Veteran what?
Finally, a law that actually allows for the protection of school children … Reading, Writing and Revolvers.
South Dakota has become the first state in the Nation to enact a law explicitly authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job. The bill was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The law is in response to the call to arms to protect school children following the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that left 20 dead. What better way to protect innocent children from the Adam Lanza’s of the world than taking away ”gun free zones”. As the Right Wing News opines, such places are considered easy pickings by those crazoids who are hell bent on mass murder and taking out as many as possible before they take their own life. This law specifically authorizes teachers to possess a firearm in a K-12 school. Protecting children in schools is not about taking law-abiding citizens Second Amendment rights away, it’s about a show of force against those that would cause harm to innocents. Why would a crazed killer attack a school, a movie theater or a mall, because they are gun free zones. Create a barrier or perception that they are not gun free and a cowardly killer would think twice. That, or they will be gunned down before too much damage is done.
South Dakota became the first state in the nation to enact a law explicitly authorizing school employees to carry guns on the job, under a measure signed into law on Friday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Several other states already have provisions in their laws — or no legal restrictions — that make it possible for teachers to possess guns in the classroom. In fact, a handful of school districts nationwide do have teachers who carry firearms. But South Dakota is the only known state with a statute that specifically authorizes teachers to possess a firearm in a K-12 school, according to Lauren Heintz, a research analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Representative Scott Craig, a freshman Republican in the South Dakota House who sponsored the bill, said he hoped the measure would shift the country’s discourse on school safety.
“Given the national attention to safety in schools, specifically in response to tragedies like in Connecticut, this is huge,” he said. He added that, hopefully, “dominoes will start to fall, people will see it’s reasonable, it’s safer than they think, it’s proactive and it’s preventive.”
So Punks, do ya feel lucky trying to target a school in South Dakota?
THE PRIORITIES OF LIBERAL NYC MAYOR BLOOMBERG …
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg focuses on the size of sodas, limits of salt and sugar and the usage of ear buds, a disturbing educational bombshell was dropped … 80% of recent NYC high school graduates cannot read. Read, literacy, who cares about that? Obviously not Bloomberg who is more concerned with the size of beverages than actually providing an proper education to the youth of the city. How bad has the situation got? As reported at the Daily Caller, City University system officials have introduced a program called CUNY Start that provides inexpensive immersion classes for students who managed to graduate high school without mastering basic skills. Unbelievable, a college needs to set up a learning program to deal with the institutional and educational failures of the NYC high schools. I guess that is Bloomberg’s interpretation of no child left behind … just pass them through and let some one else deal with the problem. What are the chances Bloomberg will ask for money to through down the educational rat hole?
Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.
The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2?s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade.
They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.
It is a crime what is happening in so many school systems in this country.
16 Year Old Cypress Lake High School Student Who Wrestled Loaded Hand Gun Away from Another Teen Gets Suspended for Three Days
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN … now we punish teenagers for a heroic acts.
A 16 year old Cypress Lake High School student in Fort Meyers, FL who wrestled a loaded hand gun away from another teen threatening to shoot, is being punished with a three day suspension. WHAT!!! That’s is correct, this is the lessons that we are teaching students in out dysfunctional public schools these days. The student managed to get the gun away from the 15 year old suspect on the bus ride home. Witnesses on the bus said that the suspect aimed the weapon point blank at another student and threatened to shoot him. The 16 year old who wrestled the .22 caliber loaded revolver from the teen most likely saved a kids life. What did he get for his heroic actions … a three day suspension. I can remember a time when such an act would have been praised. I can remember a time when it was expected that one do the right thing and prevent bullying and stand up to those on school buses who would try to cause harm to others.
The student, who Fox 4 has agreed not to identify because he fears for his safety, says there’s “no doubt” he saved a life by disarming the gunman. And for that he was suspended for three days.
“I think he was really going to shoot him right then and there,” the student said. “Not taking no pity.”
The student says he wrestled the .22 caliber RG-14 Revolver away from the suspect, a football player, who witnesses say threatened to shoot a teammate because he had been arguing with his friend.
“No doubt,” the student said, “he was going to shoot him point blank.”
The teen we spoke to and authorities both confirm the Revolver was loaded. According to the arrest report the suspect, who Fox 4 is not naming because he is a minor, was “pointing the gun directly” at another student and “threatening to shoot him.”
That’s when the student we spoke with says he and two others tackled the teen and wrestled away the gun. The next day the school slapped him with a three day suspension.
What have our schools become and what messages are they teaching our children? as the American Thinker stated, Our children are being intimidated and punished by a malicious government and an ever-weakened society. According to the idiots from the Lee County School District, a teen should be suspended for doing the right thing. I guess the school administrators would rather have their kids look the other way and have students killed? Get this, the teen who saved lives is being suspended because of being part of an “incident” where a weapon was present. WTF!!! Are you telling me that the school does not differentiate between the shooter and the hero? The 15 year old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. How do they know it was not intent to kill? These school administrators should be ashamed of themselves. What has happened to the country I grew up in?
“It’s dumb,” he said. “How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?”
According to the referral, he was suspended for being part of an “incident” where a weapon was present and given an “emergency suspension.”
This is Still America, Right? Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas in California
Is California still a part of the United States of America?
So now its racists to chant “USA” in the United States? America, you best pay attention because you are losing your country. Students at Camarillo High School in California school were told to stop chanting “USA … USA … USA” and to take off their American flag bandanas during a basketball game. Although their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.” School officials are going to investigate as to whether the “USA” chant was racially motivated and had racist overtones. Yup, that’s what this country has come to. Let’s go after the students for hate crimes for chanting “USA”. Does anyone really think that if kids whore Mexican flag clothing or chanted “Mexico” that this would have even been an issue. Instead, we have school officials that are worried whether some one was offended. For the Love of God … everyone is offended about something!
Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”
Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.
POWERLINE asks an important question that needs to be answered … “Are Hispanic-Americans offended by chants of USA?” Just curious, have these folks actually taken the “oath of allegiance to the USA, see below.
But wait! What reason is there to suppose that Hispanics take offense at shows of American patriotism? Do they harbor hostility towards the United States? I wouldn’t have thought so, but then I’m not on the ground in Oxnard, California.
I hope Soumakian and his crew get to the bottom of this quickly. I wouldn’t want Congress to provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal Hispanic immigrants if they, and maybe even some of their legal counterparts, can be presumed offended by standard expressions of American patriotism.
The United States Oath of Allegiance (officially referred to as the “Oath of Allegiance,” 8 C.F.R. Part 337 (2008)) is an oath that must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become United States citizens.
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
Remember when it was racists as well for the chants of USA here as well … Alamo Heights Defeat San Antonio Edison in Basketball …Chanting USA, USA, USA is Now Considered Racist in the America … What Has Happen to Our Country?
So this is what the brilliance of schools and guns have come to in the United States? A high school student was suspended for having a picture of an AK-47 and a flag as his back ground on a school issued lap top. A picture? The school said it has a policy of “sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures,” and cannot access, send, create or forward pictures that are considered “harassing, threatening, or illegal.” Um, how is a picture as a background on a pc threatening or harassing? It is on his lap top, not being sent to anyone. This is the stupidity that we deal with in schools today. This is what some one gets suspended for?
A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun.
Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.
A teacher noticed it and turned him in.
The picture shows an AK-47 on top of a flag.
McClaine said the school initially suspended him for three days Friday.
Since the laptop belongs to the school, the district policy states students are prohibited from “sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures,” and cannot access, send, create or forward pictures that are considered “harassing, threatening, or illegal.”
Martin Luther King Jr. High School Womans Basketball Coach With Conceal Pistol License Shoots Attackers Protecting Two Players, Wounds One Thug, Kills the Other
This is the reason why Americans have a Second Amendment right to bear arms … to protect one’s self against thugs and a thug-like government.
A woman’s basketball coach at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit. Michigan shot two would be attackers with his conceal license hand gun. The coach protected himself and two other female basketball players who he was walking to their car in the school parking lot from two thugs. One of the attackers pulled a gun and grabbed the coach. The 70 year old coach, who had a conceal permit, pulled his gun and shot the two punks. He wounded one and killed the other. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Police sources tell 7 Action News that a women’s basketball coach from Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School shot two men who attacked him as he was walking two basketball players to their cars in the school parking lot.
Police sources say the coach was walking the two girls to their cars when two men allegedly approached and one pulled out a gun and grabbed him by his chain necklace. The coach then pulled out his gun and shot both of them, according to sources.
You will never hear Obama, his minions or the national MSM touting such acts of defense by an American using their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
In an Obama, anti-gun world, the two thugs would have robbed these three victims, possibly killed them and done God knows what to the two females. All of this would have taken place before police could have ever been called to the scene. One which would have been a crime scene. Instead, in this case Americans took it upon their own to protect themselves and not be made victims. This is why we do not depend on government for self-protection.
Long Island high school locked down over lime green nerf gun.
The Elmont Memorial high school on Long Island, NY was in lock down for hours and SWAT was called after a individual called 911 and said she saw a suspicious teen wearing a black jacket, carrying a black backpack and carrying a lime green gun. REALLY, a lime green gun? This is the hysteria we find ourselves in following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Of course it is better to be safe than sorry; however, a lime green gun? Anyone with any gun common sense would surmise it was a toy. Is it possible that some one would spray paint a real gun lime green, maybe. However, in doing so would probably render the gun inoperable. Check out the other menacing Nerf toy weapons.
I guess Obama will add the Nerf toy gun to the banned list as it looks like an assault-style gun
A lime-green Nerf toy gun caused an hours-long lock-down at a Long Island school on Tuesday.
A 911 caller told Nassau County Police she saw a suspicious teen at about 7:38 a.m. Tuesday wearing a black jacket and carrying a black backpack at Elmont Memorial high School in Elmont.
The caller said he was also carrying a lime green gun.
A SWAT team searched the school room by room. Parents were allowed to pick up their children early Tuesday afternoon.
SWAT eventually found the toy lime green and yellow lever action Nerf gun in a student locker. Police made no arrests and the lockdown was lifted. This is shocking, with New York’s new gun laws I would have thought that because the lime green toy looked like an assault-style weapon, it in fact would have been considered lethal. What, no possession of a Nerf gun charges were not made? Sadly, like following 911 when everyone was on edge at anything that looked out of the norm and was taken to the extreme, such is the case following Sandy Hook. This is also the reason why one, namely our state and federal governments, should not be passing knee-jerk ridiculous laws in the name of safety.