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Old 01-09-2013, 04:58 AM
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This is how our government schools – and the liberals who run them – effectively brainwash (though indoctrinate is a much more polite word) our children into accepting the liberal philosophy as basic truth. This particular worksheet is meant to help your government student “understand the distributive property.” Now I’m not a dreary slouch at math … but this is the first time in my life I’ve ever heard of the distributive property. I strongly suspect that pretty much any student can move through school to a very successful life as a productive adult without ever having heard those words. Really … look at this Bolshoi. “6 groups of (3+5) = 6 groups of 3 + 6 groups of 5” I challenge any government school teacher to call the show today and tell me why this is important. What’s important is that the student be able to figure out what 3+5 equals (8) and that 6x8 = 48.

That, as you have guessed if you’ve looked at the picture, isn’t the real problem here. The problem is HOW this government school document teaches the lesson. The headline at the top of the document reads “Distribute the Wealth.” And there you have the picture of the pretty little girl with the cute little pony tail. She’s holding a bag of money in one hand, and giving away some of that money with the other. Yes! She’s distributing her wealth! But if you study the picture you’ll see there’s an even more subtle message. She’s not handing money away from her wallet or her purse. No! That wouldn’t get the real message across! Why pretty much every little girl has a wallet or a purse. No .. this little sweetheart has a BAG of money! Not every little girl has BAGS of money … so this girl must be really RICH! And since she’s rich her money needs to be redistributed! So she’s being a good little rich girl and she’s smiling as she hands her money away.

This doesn’t happen by accident. There was a lot of thought put into the wording and the image on this math workbook page … here is a chance to use a math lesson to teach wealth redistribution. This is what happens when you turn the education of your child over to a government education establishment controlled and staffed (with a few exceptions) by Democrats and liberals.

We’ve seen this before. Ten years ago someone faxed me a copy of a page out of their child’s government school workbook. This one came from Harcourt Brace School Publishers. The title of the page was “Rights & Wrongs.” This workbook page purports to teach a lesson about The Bill of Rights.

In the lead paragraph you will read “These first ten amendments to the Constitution state simply and clearly citizens rights that the government cannot take away.” So far so goodl Harcourt Brace got that much right. The Bill of Rights does, indeed, set forth the people’s rights, not government rights. But then you get to the Second Amendment. Uh oh. That’s the one that says protects our right to keep and bear arms. Here’s how that particular entry reads:

“The Second Amendment - says that states may enlist citizens for a trained militia [army] and provide and train them with weapons.”

Really? Is the word “enlist” in the Second Amendment? How about the words “provide” or “train?” You know what this is all about --- once again this is the leftist Democrats and liberals who run our government schools using the classroom to indoctrinate, not educate. This lesson for your child was designed to make sure that no child could possibly come away from class that day thinking that the Second Amendment guarantees anyone’s right to keep and bear arms.

The most widespread form of child abuse in America is the act of sending your precious child off to the government to be educated by government agents in government institutions.
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And ask any teacher in these government run schools if they are indoctrinating children and they will say no. Just as the media elites will say there is no bias in the MSM.
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And what we'll hear from our resident liberals:
"All this about one silly worksheet in one school."
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The scary part to me is how they have subtly rewritten some very vital history to reflect the socialist views. Textbooks have changed radically in the last 25 years and it gets worse all the time.
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At first I thought that this was an Onion article.

But no, there are some people out there up in arms over a piece of homework.

And yes FS, you can quote me all day and act smug about it, pretend you've won some sort of self-fulfilling prophetic victory, I don't care.

The fact is you guys are upset over a little illustration of a girl handing out money from a sack in demonstrating the distributive property in algebra. It's not the fault of those shadowy hivemind liberals that Neil Boortz never heard of the concept of the distributive property. This rant of his is ridiculous; it's math, not a liberal conspiracy. He is reading waaaaaayyyyy too much into a drawing and created this fantastical context out of thin air. Might as well accuse math teachers of promoting a welfare state when the math problem is illustrating a kid sharing a pizza to show subtraction.

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At first I thought that this was an Onion article.

But no, there are some people out there up in arms over a piece of homework.

And yes FS, you can quote me all day and act smug about it, pretend you've won some sort of self-fulfilling prophetic victory, I don't care.

The fact is you guys are upset over a little illustration of a girl handing out money from a sack in demonstrating the distributive property in algebra. It's not the fault of those shadowy hivemind liberals that Neil Boortz never heard of the concept of the distributive property. This rant of his is ridiculous; it's math, not a liberal conspiracy. He is reading waaaaaayyyyy too much into a drawing and created this fantastical context out of thin air. Might as well accuse math teachers of promoting a welfare state when the math problem is illustrating a kid sharing a pizza to show subtraction.

Distributive property - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I remember the distributive property in math, but the use of the term "Distribute the wealth" was a crappy one. It had nothing to do with anything I saw on the paper, so why use it?? That term is completely irrelevant to the lesson, but was included on the paper. If you really think that this was just a coincidence, then you're blind.
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