More Crap from Common Core

Remember how you learned the use of possessive nouns, like “mine” and “yours” and “Bozo’s,” when you were in school?

Well, here’s a lesson on how to use possessive nouns. The lesson is part of the glorious educational extravaganza of Common Core–that is, lesson content provided by the federal government. (Source: )

Ready? Good. Rewrite these sentences using possessive nouns.

The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.

(Answer: The government’s commands must be obeyed by all.)

The wants of an individual are less important that the well-being of the nation.

(Answer: The individual’s wants are less important that the nation’s well-being.)

Can you imagine George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Patrick Henry writing this bilge? Can you imagine them even having to read it?

Yes, folks, keep on sending your children to those wonderful public schools. “Send us a human being, and we’ll send you back a robot”–National Education Association motto.

4 comments on “More Crap from Common Core

  1. A government official’s commands should first be scrutinized to make sure they are not

    1. Unconstitutional
    2. Illegal
    3. Immoral
    4. Ridiculous

    before one even considers “obeying.”

    If points 1-4 are true, and the official still tries to force you to “obey,” then hire a lawyer.

    To slip this hogwash into a “common communist curriculum” is so appalling I’m dumbstruck.

    I didn’t get where I am today by advocating Stalinist propaganda in public school curricula.

    1. I remember, right after the Current Occupant was first elected, his familiar, Valerie Jarrett, said, “He’s ready to rule.” Hot dog! All the other presidents would have said they were “ready to serve.”

      So it seems we have rulers now, not public servants; and they issue “commands.”

      It would be nice to see them begging for their bread, in rags.

    2. Back when I was still reading local newspapers, I remember one article referring to Congress as “our rulers.” So I guess the executive and legislative branches will have to fight it out to see who really gets to rule — or at least to see who goes into the playoffs to fight it out with the judicial branch.

    3. And Patrick Henry voted against ratifying the Constitution because he thought it gave government too much power…

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