Just wait until we get Common Core throughout our country and implemented.. We then can have Mohammad’s take on why the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia law are swell. Got to educate the students when our kids are youngins. In this case Eighth Graders. Sounds about the right age to get them started on the road to become a little anti-Semite.tHot Air
: The school called this “an exercise in critical thinking,” but the most important lesson from this Rialto school is that its educators need instruction in it. This middle school tasked its eighth-graders to study whether the worst genocide of the 20th century actually happened, or whether it was a myth designed for “political and monetary gain.” It also sent students to an Australian Holocaust-denier website for one of its principal sources (via Twitchy)
But don’t worry, the district’s interim superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam (not making that up) says he’s on the case.
The Rialto school district planned to revise an eighth-grade assignment that raised red flags by asking students to consider arguments about whether the Holocaust — the systematic killing by the Nazis of some 6 million Jews a and implemented millions of others — was not an “actual event” but instead a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.”
In a statement released Monday, a spokeswoman for the Rialto Unified School District said an academic team was meeting to revise the assignment.
Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam was set to talk with administrators to “assure that any references to the holocaust ‘not occurring’ will be stricken on any current or future Argumentative Research assignments,” a statement from district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri read. [...]
The 18-page assignment instructions included three sources that students were instructed to use, including one that stated gassings in concentration camps were a “hoax” and that no evidence has shown Jews died in gas chambers.
“With all this money at stake for Israel, it is easy to comprehend why this Holocaust hoax is so secretly guarded,” states the source, which is a attributed to a webpage on biblebelievers.org.au. “In whatever way you can, please help shatter this profitable myth. It is time we stop sacrificing America’s welfare for the sake of Israel and spend our hard-earned dollars on Americans.”
Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/05/05/rialto-assignment-asking-to-students-to-question-holocaust-to-be-revised/#ixzz30tKZ8oLj
Read more at http://ktla.com/2014/05/05/rialto-assignment-asking-to-students-to-question-holocaust-to-be-revised/#cwI8MURsox4Az3CW.99
“ADL does not have any evidence that the assignment was given as part of a larger, insidious, agenda,” the blog post read. “Rather, the district seems to have given the assignment with an intent, although misguided, to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”
In her statement provided to KTLA, Jafri said the district’s “CORE team” would meet to revise the prompt.
HT: Ace of Spades