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Offline Rapunzel

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Forced Reading: 4th Grade Common Core Book Tells Kids Why Obama is Rejected by White Voters

November 21, 2013

As Common Core continues to concern parents across the U.S., a book that includes drugs, drinking, racial stereotypes all wrapped up in a political agenda has made its way into the Common Core curriculum.

Fourth graders in Dupo, Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama entitled “Barack Obama”, written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner. The book contains very mature content and highlights the problems Obama has faced while growing up, all while blaming the color of his skin.


The book is part of Scholastic’s “Reading Counts” program acceptable to the controversial Common Core curriculum standards.

One group, “Moms Against Duncan – MAD” Facebook page, which was created in response to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s “white suburban moms” comment, has brought attention to the book and voiced outrage over its installment.

The biography goes on to say that white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together, according to the Illinois Review.

Excerpts from the unbiased book seem to praise Obama while demonizing the white majority.

“But 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. Other angry voices were raised. Barack’s former pastor called the country a failure. God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens, he said.”

The Illinois Review reported that Bluffview Elementary students were told the book’s content would be tested for grades. That brought outrage among parents just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, one “MAD” mom said.

Read an online sample of the book “Barack Obama” here.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 05:45:07 PM by Rapunzel »
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Obama's percent among white voters matched '92 Bill Clinton.

Obama’s 39 percent showing among white voters matched the percentage that Bill Clinton received in 1992 and exceeded the percentage of the white vote earned by Walter Mondale in 1984, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George McGovern in 1972.

President Obama and the white vote? No problem.  (WA Post story from 2012)

« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 09:24:30 PM by NavyCanDo »
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