Common Core friendly Apple apps: ‘Was George Washington any different from Palestinian terrorists?’

An Apple brochure promoting its new teaching apps for the iPad also perpetuates the left’s crooked view of American history.

The apps, which include Common Core material, are designed to allow “educators using iPad[s] [to] have access to an incredible ecosystem of content across the curriculum,” the brochure states, according to Truth Revolt.

Some of that content was created by Pearson Education, whose contributions to the Common Core curriculum included – reported — writing these thought-provoking educational questions: “Was George Washington any different from Palestinian terrorists trying to protect their country?”
 Let’s not forget, “Was Jefferson a hypocrite? Did he really think of a slave as a sub-human while writing the Declaration of Independence?

The brochure also says:

This guide provides a selection of exemplary apps and iBooks Textbooks in the core subject areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This is not a comprehensive list of solutions–there are thousands of supplemental apps and books available on the App Store and the iBooks Store, and new content is added every day.

The apps include material from activist educators like Grant Wiggins, a Pearson partner and Common Core trainer, and James Rubenstein, a Pearson presenter, according to Both men are known for making “questionable” statements in textbooks they authored.

Last year, concerned parents in Tennessee’s Williamson County School District had called for the removal of Rubenstein’s book, “The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography,” after learning it contained some outrageous assertions, reported.

“If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?” Rubenstein wrote in the book.

Though outrage has been channeled toward Common Core’s twisted way of teaching math, parents should keep an eye on the history books as well. Especially now that Apple is on board.

Hannah Bleau


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