Tuesday, September 17, 2013

RCOB Moment...

Yankeefried sends in a reminder why we need to be involved in the education of our children:


(picture found here, link found at Insty)

This would result in an IMMEDIATE call to the school to meet with the principal and superintendent. A robust discussion of who selects/approves textbooks would ensue, along with a copy of the Bill of Rights just for S&Gs. Ignoring the Second Amendment is bad enough. Actually going through the trouble of re-writing it so it says something it shouldn't is worse. I might even go so far as to insist the classroom curriculum include both the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers...

Hey, it's a parent's job to embarass their kids, right?

That is all.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey they did some nice work on the 3rd as well.

notDilbert said...

.... and since when does the Seventh include the word "most" ?

Weer'd Beard said...

The 1st is pretty butchered too.

Also I'm sure the finger is covering up some egregious errors as well.

The author should be horsewhipped.

Matt W said...

They are all paraphrased, which is a mistake as it introduces bias, but this has been confirmed to be an optional supplemental text and is not the text used in the classroom at the school that started all this (just up the road in Denton, TX).

I agree Jay, a reminder that we ALWAYS need to be intimately involved in our childrens' education.

George said...

My wife is an AP US History teacher. This is not a textbook. It is one of those supplementary review books that you can buy from the bookstore. It's a supplement.

From the wife: "It is crappy and I don't let kids use it, but they buy it for a short cut. They don't fair well on the exam."

The Scribbler said...

I'm working on a lengthy post about those Federalists and Anti-Federalists right now, actually... Should be required reading for everyone.

Captcha 38 emptebrass. Sign of a fun range day?

Ed said...

George Washington's address to the second session of the First U.S. Congress:
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty, teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prairie wagon and citizens' firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that, to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 and 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil influence. They deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour."

Tench Coxe, a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789, asked:

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?"

Geodkyt said...

NotDilbert -- "most" is correct, since the Seventh doesn't apply to civil suits for amounts under $20.

George & Matt W -- As 'supplementary' texts, the intent is that these clarify as well as summarize. That makes this crap wholly unacceptable, even in a supplementary text.