Common Core workbook teaches 2nd Amendment pertains only to REGISTERED arms

Common Core is an education initiative sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the purpose of which is to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter college or the workforce.

Common Core is much criticized. Its mathematics program is needlessly and nonsensically convoluted. See my post of March 25, “Bizarre Common Core math.”

But it’s not just math.

Even more egregious is a Common Core workbook used by seventh-graders at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Ill., which presents the Second Amendment to the United State Constitution as guaranteeing the right to bear only arms that are registered.

The Second Amendment as written in the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

But the Common Core workbook (see below) says the Second Amendment “states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison.”

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Jason Howerton reports for The Blaze, March 24, 2014:

Bob Hill, the superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, told 970 WMAY that he doesn’t plan to remove the workbook, despite the outrage it has generated among parents.

Hill said the workbook is not the only resource that provides a definition of the Second Amendment and that the interpretation found in the material teaches students “what happens with the right to bear arms in the context of 2014” because “in reality,” some places do require the registration of firearms.

Hill also claimed the material is not “proselytizing” a certain political point of view and said removing the material at this point in time is “pretty unfair relative to what the teacher has going on.” Micromanaging teachers in the district by reviewing all material they want to teach, he said, would be insulting to educators.

The material was created by a teacher who is now retired, but it continued to be used. Hill said several parents have asked him to remove the material, “which I’ve told them I wouldn’t do.”

Listen to Hill’s full interview with 970 WMAY here.

Robert C. Hill

Superintendent Robert C. Hill

Here’s contact info for Superintendent Bob Hill:

Robert C. Hill
Interim Superintendent
Springfield Public Schools
1900 West Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 525-3000
Email: district@sps186.org

Here are the members of Springfield Public Schools’ Board of Education:

Chuck Flamini, President
District 7
flamini@sps186.org
217/622-9916
1909 Waterford Drive, 62703
Term Expires: April 2015
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Adam Lopez, Vice-President
District 2
alopez@sps186.org
217/622-6515
2917 Lakeshire Drive, 62707
Term Expires: April 2015
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Lisa Funderburg
District 1
lafunder@sps186.org
217/726-8508
3001 Autumn Wood Drive, 62704
Term Expires: April 2017
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Scott McFarland
District 3
smcfarland@sps186.org
217/720-4716
1760 Fairmont Drive, 62702
Term Expires: April 2015
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Mike Zimmers
District 4
mikez@sps186.org
217/414-5187
2104 Noble Avenue, 62704
Term Expires: April 2017
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Donna Moore
District 5
dmoore@sps186.org
312/725-2014
1501 Holmes Avenue, 62704
Term Expires: April 2017
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Judith Ann Johnson
District 6
jjohnson@sps186.org
217/544-3543
2013 E. Capitol Avenue, 62703
Term Expires: April 2017
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Kala Woodside
Student Board Member
Term Expires: June 2014
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Julie Hammers
Board Secretary
jhammers@sps186.org
217/525-4406
217/525-3005 (fax)
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H/t Patriot Action

~Eowyn

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Gunny G
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Reblogged this on CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN ! and commented:
GYG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

racefish
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How do these idiots get into these positions? Is it because the school boards are also leaning that way? Do voters care so little about the country they’ll let anyone with a bunch of letters behind their names presume to “teach” our kids?
What happened to due diligence on the part of this particular Board? Are they going Left as Chicago has? If so, God help Illinois and our country.

Sig94
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With the help of some literature provided by the Rutherford Institute I approached our school board to change the district’s Christmas celebration policies. I kept it on a professional level and wrote out a model policy that they could examine. It also helped that the board president lived nearby and had two daughters that were good friends with our kids. If you can deal with people on a good personal level rather than screaming at them you can sometimes get further. Our board was acting out of fear of a law suit. In this case though, I dunno. It appears… Read more »

arnold.friend
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arnold.friend

Why do you morons think that the words “WELL REGULATED” in the Second Amendment mean?

Anonymous
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Now, kids, you only have a right to guns that the big, friendly gov’t that gives you everything lets you have so they can take them away if they feel it’s best for you and our founding fathers really meant that ’cause they were mean ol’ racists and didn’t know any better… all leftist Democrats today say so!

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Great post, Dr. Eowyn! And a terrific reminder of how important local politics are. The GOP might be corrupt on the national level, but it’s the small local and state elections where we can find many patriotic Republicans and independents.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

First of all, as English citizens, colonists had the right to bear arms even BEFORE our US Constitution was written..where do you think we got the idea?????..English Common Law said they HAD to be ready to serve the Crown at any and all times…they OWED service (this is still where the basis for our own DRAFT laws come from today) .AND they provided their own weapons. .AND, more correctly…the British did not seek to control or regulate colonist’s arms, but their ammunition supply (Just like CA has been trying to do for the last few years within it’s borders…), and… Read more »

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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. Narcissism knows no bounds, as reflected in these idiots who have decided to change an Amendment on their own volition, by adding phrases that do not carry out the intention of the Amendment.

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