Texas School Lesson Blames America for 9/11



A parent in Corpus Christi, TX was shocked by what her son brought home one afternoon.  Kara Sands said that her son and other 5th Graders at Flour Bluff Intermediate School had watch a video entitled “Remembering 9/11.”  She said she was shown this video, after the fact, was shocked by what she saw.  Sands said, “This appalling video blames our country for the the murders of over 3,000 people.”

She said her son then had to take the quiz pictured below after watching the video:

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She met with the school’s administration on March 7th about the video and subsequent quiz.

I met with members of the administration and asked that this video be pulled to which I was told that they would "review" it. The most unsettling part of the meeting was when one of the Flour Bluff school administrators informed me that she didn’t see any problem with the video because she also believes that our "bad decisions" resulted in our country being attacked.

The Flour Bluff Independent School District is one of many Texas school districts that are utilizing a controversial curriculum called CSCOPE.  Recently another Texas school, Lumberton High School, also using CSCOPE had a picture surface of students wearing burqas back in early February:

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CSCOPE denied that this was part of their curriculum.  The Lumberton Independent School District issued a statement saying it was a locally developed lesson that was informed by the World Geography TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) that is prescribed by the state of Texas.

"Culture. The student understands the distribution, patterns, and characteristics of different cultures." The student is expected to:

(A) describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive;

(B) describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and their spatial distribution;

(C) compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and religious minorities, and other underrepresented populations; and

(D) evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies."

Are there other ways to accomplish this than having students wear burqas?  I’d think so.  Regardless as to whether or not these particular lessons came from CSCOPE, they are under fire for presenting anti-Christian lessons.  While most people understand that public schools via several Supreme Court rulings are not to promote religion they should at least be neutral.

This doesn’t seem to be the case.  Texas parents should ask why students are being indoctrinated rather than educated in their public schools.

Update: Kara messaged me to say she was on a local radio station with conservative talk show host, Eric Von Wade, and was able to better explain the video.  I’ll provide a link once that is available.

Also here is an informative op/ed published in The Daily Caller on CSCOPE.

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Comments

  1. Manus says

    If they find that controversial, they certainly won’t be able to handle the truth..
    I know it and it goes further than the wildest spy novel.
    It is supported by scientific facts and statements of eye witnesses and some of the key players.
    But public is too brainwashed to even be able to look into it.
    Just absorbing the picture that’s being told by authority’s is more easy.

      • TC says

        Thats because you’ve never spent a single second researching 9/11. Anyone keen to the facts and law of physics knows the official story is a lie. Even the head of the 9/11 Commission has admitted their conclusions were based on misinformation.

      • Albury Smith says

        What conclusions in the 9/11 Commission Report did Kean or Hamilton say were based on misinformation? What facts and laws of physics show that the mainstream account of the al Qaeda suicide attacks of 9/11 is a lie?

      • citalotus8 says

        That’s because your the sheeple that Manus just mentioned. Hows your head feel being buried in sand?

      • says

        Shane I would like you to tell people how an aluminum plane melted into steel beams, how does jet fuel melt beams to any point, and bring a building straight down in 12 seconds. Then you have building 7 that was not hit buy any planes also bought down in seconds. Then you have the Pentagon that had no plane, no luggage no plane pieces or bodies. I Have spent most of my life in the Military and I have yet to see any plane totally melt into nothing, It has nothing to do with Truthers as you call it, it is called common sense and dealing with all the facts. I deal in facts, not propaganda, Many people have lost the ability to just deal with facts, they wait for someone to tell them what to think and how to feel, it’s a sad time we live in.

      • says

        Well said, its nice to see an educated comment. That being said, I am a Canadian, and there isn’t anyone that I know around here that believes the official 9/11 story. We joke that since 9/11 and the “new” physics laws that were created in the USA, our planes fall out of the sky because their engines melt, and we have to pack a half dozen camp stoves when we go out for the long weekend, because every time we light up a Naptha (jet fuel) stove, it melts into molten steel and we have to use a new one next time. Hahaha. We have relatives that live in Idaho, at a family reunion I was teasing our American family about jet fuel melting steel, made my uncles kind of angry, until my cousin Susan, an air force intelligence officer, turned around and said “I may not be able to say anything because of my security clearance, but I can say, maybe you should listen to your nephew”. The conversation stopped. Malo periculosam libertatem, quam quietum servitium.

  2. Raphael says

    I admit that I was taken in when it first happened, but since I’m not 15 anymore, and since my time, money, and support is being demanded to perpetuate this ‘war on terror,’ it is my responsibility to research where my time, money, and support goes to. Whether you want to toy with the idea that the United States is responsible for planning a new version of Operation Northwoods, or accept the fact that the US has been stepping on toes and flicking other people’s noses for a damn long time, the truth is ultimately that the America IS responsible for the damage incurred – what goes around comes around.

    • Raphael says

      I changed “that the US…” into “that America…” but forgot to erase ‘the.’

  3. Jake says

    Shane, you’re blanket statement of “9/11 Truthers having zero credibility” really shows you’re not properly educated enough on the topic to have a valid opinion. Read comments from John Farmer, Senior Counsel of the 9/11 Commision. They weren’t given the information they asked for and in some cases were PROVEN to have been given false statements. Farmer is not alone, many ex and current FBI, ex and current Pentagon employees, CIA officials, thousands of architects and engineers, pilots, decorated military officers, FAA employees, and 9/11 family members have all questioned the official story. These people are not conspiracy theorists living in their mother’s basement. These are qualfied, intelligent people with expertise that should be taken seriously. I recommend you do your homework before spouting off about “credibility” considering you have NONE on this topic. This is serious business, please act appropriately!

  4. says

    I have some questions for those who still believe the government’s narrative for 9/11.

    1. When that group of Neocons wrote that document “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” that came out in Sept 2000 and it said “”Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary
    change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and
    catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

    What did they mean?

    2. When NIST states in its NCSTAR1A Report on pages 44,45,46 that a building with 52 intact perimeter columns and 24 in tact interior columns exhibited a sudden, total, global symmetrical collapse with the roof line’s initial descent at freefall acceleration for the first 2.25sec; can someone explain how “fire” made that happen?

    3. Lastly, I know it is alot to ask and we do not like to link the two terrorist attacks of 2001 together, despite the second attack having the perpetrator tell us it was related by referencing 9/11 in the Anthrax Letters, but do you think we cold look at the bigger picture? I mean unlike 9/11 that had a higher death toll the Anthrax attacks involved the use of a WMD on American soil. Are we really going to go with the US govs narrative that the same person they mailed the Anthrax to for analysis (Bruce Ivins) turned out to be the perpetrator? Really?

    Thanks,

    Smedley

  5. says

    Oh and here is what I think would be a better quiz:

    1. Which investigation received more funding?

    a. Monica Lewinsky Investigation
    b. 9/11 Investigation

    2. After the Pearl Harbor Attacks on December 7, 1941 a commission was formed to investigate the attacks in that same month December 1941. How long before a commission was set up to investigate 9/11?

    a. Same month = Sept 2001
    b. Nov 27, 2001 = 78 days later
    c. Nov 27, 2002 = 447 days later

    3. The North Tower of the World Trade Center was struck at 8:46AM and the
    South Tower was struck at 9:03AM. It was clear to every one we were
    under attack after the South Tower was hit; how many minutes later was
    the symbol of American military power (the Pentagon) struck?

    a. 9 minutes
    b. 19 minutes
    c. 23 minutes
    d. 34 minutes

    4. True or False, there were false blips on the radar screens of those that monitor/secure American skies due to a drill being run on the morning of 9/11?

    5. The Roberts commission charged Admiral Kimmel and General Short with dereliction of duty for not being prepared at Pearl Harbor. Please fill in the name or names below for those in the military or civilian authority held accountable for our lack of readiness on 9/11.

    ________________, ________________, __________________

    Answer Key

    1. a
    2. c
    3. d
    4. True
    5. Blank because no one was held accountable

  6. Skulb says

    This just goes to how you what multi generational brainwashing does to a society. Milquetoast criticism of the patent tissue of lies that is the official version of the 9/11 attacks make the zombies totally hysterical, while they are totally ignorant of every topic under the sun they really should be concerned about, such as corruption, police state oppression, economic collapses, toxic vaccines, GMO food, fluoridated water, DU ammunition being used in every theater of war for the past 25 years or the fact that the entire GoP leadership are pedos, homosexuals or perverts of some exotic kind, while the entire Democratic “leadership” are just gangsters.
    Never mind that! Let`s all run and defend the criminals who are lying to us and plundering the economy. Long live the Fuehrer!

    • says

      They wouldn’t be if the pastors were doing their job but they are not. That’s why the Bible says he will deal with them, those who are stealing money from people while not teaching the scriptures and feeding His sheep. And not teaching them about the truth of things going on, when they became 501(c)(3) churches they made the state their god. The people are deceived into thinking the government is god, it’s not.

      • Skulb says

        You`re right about this. Most Christians these days are being fooled into batting for the wrong team. Keep in mind though that lazy morons exist in all religions and societies, and so do good people. Personally I`d rather associate with good Muslims, Hindus and atheists than with false Christians.
        But maybe that`s just me.

  7. Anonymous says

    Regardless of whether or not the teacher was trying to teach the notion that 911 was an inside job as FACT, I think that it is FANTASTIC that children are being shown multiple explanations of the event, rather than just being told the same government controlled version over and over. The important lesson I see here is that to often are kids and adults a like are taught not to question the government or authority. So many Americans have a compliance issue where they do what they are told, think what they are told, and belief what they are told by “powerful others” (gov, religion, etc). Kudos to this teacher. I hope more follow suit (and in different topic areas)- freedom of speech, war on drugs, more us gov. bullshit…

  8. Journalist says

    Is that all they were objecting to? And I thought I was going to read about the controlled demolition being taught!

  9. Skulb says

    People who are still advocating the feeble government cover story of 9/11 should go and have a look at Jesse Ventura`s latest interview with Piers Morgan. About halfway in Morgan calls his views on 9/11 ridiculous or something to that effect, and Ventura turns and asks the audience who disagreed and not, and one single person in the entire audience agreed with Piers Morgan.
    If that sample is anything to go by you`re in a huge, overwhelming minority when you believe the government on this issue, yet you all behave as if you somehow represent common sense against some weird and radical fringe of kooks. You`re the fringe man. Deal with it!