obamaBookA children’s book that is part of the Common Core curriculum portrays white voters as racists who would never vote for Obama for president. The book called, “Barack Obama,” says: “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads. This is in spite of the fact that millions of whites voted for the sitting president.

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Common Core’s implementation has gotten off to a rocky start. States like Indiana have opted out of the unified educational standards, with Governor Mike Pence signing legislation that removed the state from required participation. Still, the law doesn’t fully prohibit some parts of Common Core from being implemented.

In New York, the first state that implemented the guidelines, a girl was suspended from school after she told classmates that they were able to opt out of the Common Core English test. She was suspended for insubordination for two days after the incident. Students at another school were rewarded with ice cream if they took the test, and students who refused to take it were punished by having their ice cream withheld.

Common Core State Standards will reportedly have little to no impact on student achievement according to a study published by the Brookings Institution. The report concluded that it would take 24 years to achieve a noticeable improvement, making it harder to understand why the federal government is pushing so desperately for the unified educational standards.

Common Core has been creating strange bedfellows coalitions across the United States, with conservative seeing it as obtrusive federal overreach and liberal activists seeing it as an attack on teacher’s independence. Left/Right grassroots groups have been rallying to fight back against the unified standards for different reasons, but with the same goal of decreasing the federal government’s ability to restrict the rights of teachers, students and parents.

In New York recently, parents and teachers held a rally in support of students opting out of the statewide Common Core English exams.

PHOTO:  President Barack Obama greets supporters at Cornell College in Mt Vernon, on October 17, 2012. Jason Reed/REUTERS




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  • Brian D

    Wow, there sure is a lot of white people at the rally. Look at the picture at the top of this article, what a diverse crowd.

    • JohnG911

      Wow, there sure were a lot of white people who voted for Obama … twice!

  • Jordan Ambra

    “Some argue”

    • Mario Lawrence

      lol ikr.
      “Who?”

  • TonyWestover

    “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure
    Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote
    for a black president,”

    HA! That wouldn’t even be allowed on Wikipedia. And yet, Common Core apparently encourages weasel words. Brilliant.

    • Obama is only 1/2 a negro.

      I voted for Herman Cain.

  • Kenneth Matlock

    A good english teacher would tell me never to start a sentence with But or And. Yet it’s the first damn line of that page… Please (for the love of God) let teachers and schools decide what to teach children. If the Fed has it’s way they’ll learn more lies than anything else.

    • Mathew Walker

      There is no rule that says you can’t start a sentence with But or And. But there is a rule that says English is a proper noun. A good English teacher would’ve told you that you always capitalize proper nouns. That same English teacher would have told you that “if” is a dependent marker and thus creates a dependent clause. When you have dependent clause then an independent clause, you must separate the two with a comma. And using your own logic, if a good English teacher would have taught you to never start a sentence with And or But, then that same teacher should have also taught you that you should never use any coordinating conjunction as a transition, yet you seem completely okay with using “yet” in the beginning of a sentence. That English teacher would have also taught you how to properly use apostrophes. I am trying really hard to figure out how “If the Fed has it’s way” makes any sense. The apostrophe in “it’s” is a contraction for it is or it has. I believe you were looking for the possessive its, but your English teacher would have taught you that.

      I don’t think common core is that great. There are a lot of problems with the its implementation, but if you are going to attack grammar, then you should double check your own post first. I can understand having an error here or there, considering we are all human, but since your English teacher would have taught you all these rules, I would imagine that you should have a lot less errors than you do.

      • Elliott Toney

        “When you have dependent clause”
        “There are a lot of problems with the its implementation”
        Hey, Black Pot, what’s your opinion of that kettle?

      • Kenneth Matlock

        At the very least I did proofread. You threw in extra words. No, I didn’t get every piece of grammar right and I’m also not a teacher. Though, that book is what’s going to teach children. Not I. You just wanted a reason to sound intelligent and you screwed up too. I was right about the starting sentences with and or but as they conjunct sentences not begin them and to do so is improper. It may not break any rules, BUT it just doesn’t sound very intelligent. I believe that is somewhat the aim of such classes. So, as Elliott said, “Pot.. Kettle… Black?” Douchebag. (Yeah I know it should be “You’re such a douchebag.”)

    • Allyn

      You may start with a But or And if you somehow create a full sentence. The first sentence on that page is indeed, not a complete sentence.

      • Mathew Walker

        What is the sentence missing that makes you say that it’s not a complete sentence?

        • Mario Lawrence

          Not to go too far off-topic. True starting a sentence with But or And doesn’t break any rules, but my teachers taught me that a sentence is supposed to properly communicate a thought with a period being the END of a sentence.
          But and And are words that are presenting a contrast, comparison, or addition to thought or expression.
          So in the etiquette of sentences ‘expressing complete thoughts’, and that don’t simply follow grammatical rules, using But or And at the start of a sentence can be considered crude.
          Compare:
          “Sure Barack was a nice fellow.” —- Not a complete thought, you are expecting a contrast, or an addition, but the sentence is closed.
          “But white voters would never vote for a black president.” —- Incomplete thought. But WHY would white voters never vote for a black president. But the sentence is closed.

          Proper thought expression, written would have been:
          “Sure Barack was a nice fellow, but white voters would never vote for a black president.”

          A sentence should reflect a full thought. The teacher said, “Write as you speak.”
          You wouldn’t say, “Sure Barack was a nice fellow.” wait two seconds, and then say, “But white voters would never vote for a black president.”

        • daysend

          With your diatribe below, one would think that you’d understand what constitutes a complete sentence. You are correct that a sentence can begin with a conjunction, that is not what makes it an incomplete sentence. Using the conjunction “but”, you should be comparing something or making an exception. What is included in the first “sentence” is half an idea, something being compared to nothing. It is a sentence fragment.

      • Kenneth Matlock

        Well, then I admit my error. I just remember being taught to only use them to conjunct sentences and that it was improper to use them to begin sentences. It may have been that the teacher said we shouldn’t do it and not that we can’t do it. In either case thank you for being polite about it at the very least. Mathew Walker on the other hand is the kind of hateful annoyance I’d rather not debate with in general as he’s looking to insult rather than to educate. Such is the internet and its inhabitants I suppose.

  • Mitchell Bupp

    institutional racism ……. nothing more nothing less

  • The only real education reform is the separation of school and state, anything else is just sugar coating.

  • Tony Streetman

    Do they, by any chance, mention all the black racists who voted for Obama simply because he is black?

    • Billy Gardener

      There were many white racists who voted for Barack, too…because he was black. They paid no attention to the content of his character.

      • Tony Streetman

        Agreed!

      • Obama is only 1/2 a negro…

        • JohnG911

          Yeah but he obviously doesn’t like the white half.

      • Syn Holliday

        Yes, many white people with guilt-complex. They won’t admit it, and some won’t even acknowledge it to themselves, but they’re still racists. Sad. It’s things like that that keeps racism alive in our country. We should be moving our culture toward individualism, seeing people as individuals, and move away from racist groupthink.

        • sueianni

          They call it “White Guilt.” That’s what makes so many liberals feel somehow vindicated despite any closet racist thoughts that surface occasionally.

          Yes, they voted for black!!

          Now, they can puff up and brag about it to others, including their kids, all the while cringing at the thought that an adult child of theirs may someday seek their blessing for an upcoming inter-racial nuptial.

          Sadly, our country’s educational systems and media outlets work tirelessly to paint that same “white guilt” onto our innocent white children, informing them, through their anti-American, revisionist history monologues, that whites are a race of “victimizers.” At the same time, educators and media are further indoctrinating innocent black children to believe they are “victims” of their small white friends, the “victimizers,” along with a sense of entitlement to make up for injustices long ago.

  • Guest

    I’ve literately only meet 1 racist in my entire lifetime, they’re so far and few in between. they’re just trying to demonize a certain demographic as always, maybe gun owners? caucasians? idk

  • Hush Hillstreet

    i almost puked reading that, this is terrible what they’re teaching kids, it should be a crime

  • Guest

    Soviet propaganda?

  • Dan Heizinger

    Common Core is COMMUNIST

  • Mathieu Hubin

    I swear common core is starting to look more and more like a certain book by George Orwell…

    • This isn’t part of common core. It’s a made up story meant to cause outrage. TLR is basically Fox News for Libertarians.

  • Steven Davis

    This biography has nothing to do with Common Core. Nothing. It’s available at a major online retailer. You can see for yourself.

  • Ben Orona

    What Steven Davis said.

  • Matibob

    The students who were denied their ice cream for not participating should be rewarded with a few days off from school. The lost funds for these absences should make the administrator behind this cluster rethink their actions.

  • JohnGalt

    The only possible explanation for disagreeing with the Prez is racism. No other plausible explanation!

  • BoostedSRT

    progressives are the most hate filled people I’ve ever seen

  • StatEco

    We would think that American kids have REFORMED (brainwashing) education shoved down their throats?

  • Jurok yugi

    This shit is racist against all non-blacks. Talking about fairness my arsh

  • Layla Godey

    I’m offended. Where’s my financial compensation?

  • Ben Orona

    So sick of lies being told about Common Core. TLR you are part of the problem.

  • Guest

    oh boy ,so when i over heard guys at work saying ” he is black and i am going to vote for him ” and the peson saying it was black , that was not racist ? or when someone asked me who i supported and i said ron paul and was told “we need a mexican ” by a man that was hispanic , that was not racist ? well i hate to tell these people if you think race makes you smarter well you need to hang out with HITLER ! DUMB F@#ks

  • Peter No

    oh boy ,so when i over heard guys at work saying ” he is black and i am going to vote for him ” and the person saying it was black , that was not racist ? or when someone asked me who i supported and i said ron paul and was told “we need a mexican ” by a man that was hispanic , that was not racist ? well i hate to tell these people if you think race makes you smarter well you need to hang out with HITLER ! DUMB F@#ks

  • Perry David Ralston Jr.

    The propaganda is strong in this one

  • libssukkalot

    What piss poor grammar in starting a sentence like that…But it is from a bunch of Liberal Butt Kissers, eh?

    I’m so glad Indiana dropped out of this crap…thank you Mike Pence!

  • Calvinius

    A children’s book that is part of the Common Core curriculum portrays white voters as racists who would never vote for Obama for president. The book called, “Barack Obama,” says: “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads. This is in spite of the fact that millions of whites voted for the sitting president.

    News flash, blithering idiot. Many people were saying in 2008 that white voters wouldn’t vote a black man into the presidency. The fact that those people were wrong does not erase the fact that they said it.

  • Patricia A. Taylor

    First of all I take issue with the way they address him in this book. I grew up being taught respect for elders and people of stature. Wouldn’t President Obama be better than Barack. I think it’s not teaching anyone respect for the office of President of the United States. Second, this is horrible – he is another wolf in sheep’s clothing. The German people were taught to love Hitler too and where did that get them? The man is evil, his agenda is evil, and nothing but evil will reign under his watch. I’m glad my children are grown and not getting this Common Core shit in schools. Very sad.

  • Syn Holliday

    I read the page from the book again. To be fair, it does not proclaim that no white people would vote for Obama, it says some people said it, which is true. I don’t believe they would pass that notion off as fact, obviously everyone knows Obama had many white supporters. I don’t believe even the liberals are that dumb.

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