Make sure you know your child's curriculum
POSTED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:08pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:36pm
Tyler (KETK) — When Dwight Eisenhower was supreme commander during WW2 for Europe, he once again displayed brilliance.
After the concentration camps were discovered, he ordered nearby townspeople to not only help with disposing of the bodies and made sure people walked though the places of death, look and say these images were true.
He ordered film be taken of the carnage. He knew one day others would come along and claim the holocaust, the extermination was a hoax.
Well, it's happening.
The Blaze reports, with Howerton as the writer, the Rialto School District in California is under fire over a stunning 8th grade assignment that asked students to write an argumentative essay about the Holocaust and "whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth."
The San Bernardino Sun first reported on the 18-page assignment that gives students three sources to use to write their essays. One of the sources reportedly alleges the gassings in concentration camps were a "hoax" and there is no evidence Jews actually died in gas chambers.
Well, at first, no big deal until the media finally picked up the story and now it's exploding. Now the common core folks are going to revise the assignment.
In a statement issued Monday, the school district said Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam would meet with administrators to make sure references to the Holocaust "not occurring" are taken out of current assignments and not included in future assignments.
Critical thinking skills are one thing, but to even place a doubt about this morbid event in children's minds is unconscionable.
That's my point of view, what's yours?