‘What Is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’

Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education.

So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens.

Illinois School Defends Government = Family Homework

Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family provides for their health care needs and how the government does the same, and what rules families set and what rules government sets.

The worksheet it titled, “What is Government?” and then goes on to answer that question.

‘What Is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’ [continued]


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  • Anothercoilgun

    Of course Illinois. What is so surprising about this from them.

    • Bisley

      It isn’t just Illinois; the state-approved curricula and textbooks in most states are pretty much the same (assisted by federal “guidelines”, which must be followed to get federal money). Leftist morons have taken over the education industry, from pre-school, to graduate school; education is no longer about imparting useful, necessary and accurate information, but social and political indoctrination. We are being taxed into poverty to train a nation of politically correct fools. If this is allowed to continue, they will be the majority and the nation will be socialist.

      • Robert Zraick

        Yes. This is the purpose of “common core”. The government wants to make certain that the brainwashing is uniformly applied to the entire nation.

  • bandit

    This is why lib’s are aginst Charter Schools – CONTROL

  • a cochrane

    this strikes me as a sneaky way to get a child to say anything that might give CPS an excuse to swoop in and take custody of the child. Creepy as heck.

  • Chris Bergman

    Big Government is Mother, Big Government is Father, Big Brother is watching you…

  • Mr. Jonzz

    Like a family where the father is a drunk who spends all the family’s money on alcohol, drugs and whores, then comes home and abuses the wife and kids. He often goes out and physically attacks the neighbors and robs them. He’s maxed out all the credit cards and is now counterfeiting money. He’s paranoid and spies on everybody and is a serial pathological liar.

    • Daredstone

      I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • ax123man

    Ah….. don’t it just make ya feel so nice and cuddly and warm knowing people like Obama, Bush, McCain, Pelosi, Graham, Feinstein, H. Clinton are keeping us “safe”.



  • hp b

    It’s not Uncle Sam anymore, it’s Uncle Tony S. and the new policy (foreign and domestic) motto has been simplified, dumbed down as it were to something everyone can understand.. BadaBing! – BadaBang!! – BadaBOOM!!!

  • Third WorldKraphole

    ‘What Is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’

    In THAT case all we need to do NOW is teach these same kids that sometimes it’s GOOD to KILL your family!!

  • Robert Zraick

    Is it any wonder we are a nation if idiots with education like this? I read that they are also teaching the kids that the word “republic” and “democracy” mean the same thing and are interchangeable.
    I guess we won’t have any understanding of the differences in the future generations.
    This starts in the philosophy departments of the universities which were taken over by the NAZI philosophers. It then trickles the socialism down to the rest of the educational institutions, as those college student become teachers.
    We are descending into a new dark age because of the bankruptcy of our philosophies. Only when and if we have a philosophical awakening will we reverse the descent.

  • doug

    These maniacs in ‘power’ are NEVER going to win in the long. NO CHANCE.