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.