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Is this some of the stuff Common Core will be teaching to our kids?


I am not really familiar with this website, but if this is true, it's pretty disgusting.

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Pure evil intent

They want to disturb and mentally alter even the children at this stage. Mix them up and dumb them down!

Next the anti depressant pills will be mandate! (per you Gov. health Dept.)


This Common Core crapola just happened to my daughter

This Common Core crapola just happened to my daughter! She is third grade, in Connecticut. The story they read involved a father who abandons his family, leaving only a few dollars and cents. The mother and daughter sleep in a car, and decide to steal a rich house's dog and hold it ransom; however, they dognap a poor family's pet. The task for my daughter was to predict how the story would turn out.

Well, I wondered where I heard about a father dumping his family in a third grader story. Here we are! Common core! Notice the common thread in these common core stories: the father is always a cheating, sleazy, slimy dirtbag.

Now my wife is set to get some answers from the teacher on this one.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Why should kids only learn

Why should kids only learn about happy little nuclear families? I don't see what the big deal is.

Happy Nuclear families?

Not sure I even know what that means, but they shouldn't.

My point being that it really is of little concern to an elementary-aged child to learn about issues they cannot grasp or comprehend, like religion!

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

I would've written across the page

Why are you manufacturing stories of infidelity and abandonment and pressing this on the minds of those who would be most affected from such occurences? Children shouldn't be bothered with the immorality of adults and adult situations. Let them be young and quit trying to set within their minds that this is the world they are to expect.

They are obviously trying to interject a broken down society as acceptable and one our children must accept WITHOUT question.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Doesn't have to be common

Doesn't have to be common core, it is public school material, no less.

Southern Agrarian

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. This is no different than the Grimm's fairy tales. All the stuff they ever read to us in school was GARBAGE!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

Faiy Tales have a couple of unrelenting themes.

One is the unrelenting fight between good, evil, and love, the other is that you pay the consequences or reap the rewards of your actions and decisions.
They also served as a scare tactic to keep young children away from forests, water, fire, and what ever other dangers lurked in peoples environments.
It is sad that we have lost this constant re-enforcement of judgement values.

I don't use fake stories to scare my children.

I let them see the real world for what it is. I don't use stories of Santa to keep them in line, or the tooth fairy to get them to let me pull their teeth, etc. etc.

I have a very good relationship with my children and I think it's due in large part to the fact that I NEVER lie to them.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

That is true for today, and todays children,

and I applaud you for your stance.
But way, way back it was a very different world.



Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

Common core: This is *very* different than Grimm's fairy tales.

While the story setup copies from Hansel and Gretel, the story itself is hardly the same. In the politically-correct version (in line with the Common Core): although the story portrays no particular danger faced by the lost children, nonetheless, they are viewed as helpless victims. Abandoned by their parents, they are saved by a stranger who feeds them healthy food and sends them to a good school. The story's ending notes that in this non-family home environment the children (poor babies) no longer have to share a room and are happy for the rest of their lives. (What's the purpose of this story? To convey that trustworthy people eat fresh fruits and vegetables? That having your own room is the key to happiness?)

Cutting to the chase, in the Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" the children use their intelligence and cleverness to outwit their captor; the children triumph over evil; justice prevails; their perseverance and bravery is rewarded; they find their way home and are reunited with their beloved (and remorseful) father; and then they all live happily ever after.

Also, in the Grimm's fairy tale, it was clear from the beginning how poor the family was, on the verge of starvation. (Maybe that's even how the stepmother died.) Anyway, seeing as Hansel and Gretel ended up with a stash, it was made clear that they and their father would never be hungry again. Not only did a bad situation turn out to bring some good. Their joy is in giving to someone they love, not just from their own improved situation (not that I'm equating starving with having to share a room!). And, oh yeah. There was another difference.

In the beginning of the story, the children overhear the wicked stepmother plotting to get rid of them so that she and their father can have the little food there is. When Gretel cries, thinking she and her brother will die, Hansel reassures her that God will not forsake them. Hansel does so, again, when Gretel is afraid after one of his plans doesn't work out. And later, when Hansel is penned up (on the menu for dinner that night), Gretel cries out to God for help. The wicked witch tries to diminish Gretel's *faith*, calling her plea to God just "noise" that "won't help you at all."

Before you categorically bash fairy tales as garbage, I ask you to consider that (among other classic children's literature), they are standard fare in hundreds of successful private elementary schools: the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, and fairy tales from cultures around the world.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I still don't think Grimm's fairy tales are age-appropriate for

children. I remember being depressed and frightened whilst hearing them.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

many fairy tales

were much 'darker' in tone up until around the turn of the 20th century, but were changed over time to be more culturally acceptable and child-friendly. Call it a sign of the times, or mollycoddling. Either works.

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I don't like fantasy- period. I believe it's a main contributor

to our loss of liberty. It's difficult to be vigilant and face reality. It's much easier to lose ourselves in a lie.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

get out!

If you have the means (time, money, whatever), GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF "PUBLIC" SCHOOLS as QUICKLY as you can!

yes, this and much more await your children in any school that is implementing common core standards. And believe you me, despite what your teacher, principal, or school district leaders tell you COMMON CORE *IS* a curriculum too. It is not just "harmless standards" like this idiots will tell you. do the research yourself.


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Very disturbing if the idea is to condition kids to substitute the state for their own parents.

Reminds me of this video about China. Start at the 26 minute mark until 28:30. If I remember correctly, the father is working in another town to make enough money to support his wife and child. I think the father had only seen his child once in the past year. The mother also has to work though and it seems like the state steps in as "the parent".