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New York Common Core standards omit “liberty” from founding principles. Somehow they missed the famous “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” phrase in the Declaration of Independence and never learned the name of that giant woman who stands holding a torch in the harbor. Here’s what they came up with instead:

“The United States is founded on the democratic principles of equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules… Students will explore democratic principles such as dignity for all, equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules…”

So forget about Ms. Libertas, little munchkins, and concentrate on learning obedience.

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Ruben April 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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Anyone really expect Marxists to include the word “liberty” in their attempt to bring down capitalism through public education?

Definition: Leftist – one demanding a right to murder their unborn children while claiming their right to indoctrinate mine.

Joe Redfield April 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

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Is there some problem with having students learn about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution by actually reading those documents? Yes, and the problem is that most teachers are not literate enough to comprehend either one, so the chances of them passing on the message are low to nonexistent.

pickle squirt April 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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We are, no doubt, witnessing the demise of America, quite naturally starting with the education of children, or more accurately, the denial of education.

ooddballz April 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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Okay, I do NOT beg, however in this case I will make an exception.

Parents, I am BEGGING you: PLEASE DO NOT LET SCHOOL INTERFERE WITH YOUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION!

flashingscotsman April 19, 2014 at 7:16 am

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When I was a young pup in my thirties, a project superintendent who was a Licensed Resident Engineer inspired me to work at getting my Civil Engineering Degree. When I told him of my decision, he said it was a great idea, but also warned, “Schooling is great, but don’t let it get in the way of your education.” I’ve always remembered that.

Not so silent April 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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Liberty, we don’t need no stinking liberty..Demotards will tell us what to do, say and think, who you can hang out with, which re-education ca,mp you will “visit”, or which prison you will be in for disagreeing with the pravda party line..”With Liberty and Justice for all, now Just Justice for a few who happen to kiss the ass of President Lady Pants.

Progressive Hemrrhoid April 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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This common crap propaganda garbage doesn’t qualify as brainwashing, let alone anything resembling education. Nothing like a nation full of entitlement minded stupid sheep, to make the equally stupid leftist elitists feel good about themselves.

ThatOtherGuy April 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm

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” and respect for authority and rules…”.

How do you have a revolution???

stinkfoot April 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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It’s how you indoctrinate a generation to be obedient little subjects.

poppajoe49 April 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm

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Considering it’s New York, I’m not surprised. California would probably rewrite it to read “Surfing, Food Stamps, and the pursuit of medical marijuana.

Extirpates April 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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Common Core is designed by the functionally illiterate and morally bankrupt.

poppajoe49 April 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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Or is it designed to CREATE a generation of functionally illiterate and morally bankrupt Proles?