The PJ Tatler

Common Core Assignment Makes Parents Identify Whether They Are 'Liberal' or 'Conservative'


An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, IL high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly-charged issues, and then places them on a “political spectrum”.

The survey is part of Oak Forest High School’s Common Core curriculum, which according to the school district’s website is to …”provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.”

There is a screenshot of the questionnaire at the link, as well as the lesson’s purported objectives, all of which could ostensibly be taught without hitting the parents with what looks like a political party fundraising survey.

It’s not a stretch to believe that the agenda here from the Common Core overlords is insidiously political when you remember that these are the people who used sentences like “Government officials’ commands must be obeyed by all” in an English lesson.