Common Core Worksheet Asks Fourth-Graders to Describe Adultery


It’s time for another update on outlandishly stupid Common Core nonsense! A fourth-grade worksheet asks kids to describe adultery.

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Some people figured this one had: to be a hoax. Sadly, it’s not.

The text of the question:

Ruby sat on the bed she shared with her husband holding a hairclip. There was something mysterious and powerful about the cheaply manufactured neon clip that she was fondling in her newly suspicious palms. She didn’t recognize the hairclip. It was too big to be their daughter’s, and Ruby was sure that it wasn’t hers. She hadn’t had friends over in weeks but here was this hairclip, little and green with a few long black hair strands caught in it. Ruby ran her fingers through her own blonde hair. She had just been vacuuming when she noticed this small, bright green object under the bed. Now their life would never be the same. She would wait here until Mike returned home.

At least it’s heartening that many parents are flat-out refusing to participate in these homework assignments. The parent who exposed this worksheet wrote in the blank, “Inappropriate! I’m not explaining to an 8-year-old!”

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