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Mom Claims 5th-Grade Son's Quiz Blames 9/11 Attacks On United States

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Mom Claims 5th-Grade Son’s Quiz Blames 9/11 Attacks On United States

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Photo of the controversial question. (credit: Kara Sands/Facebook)

Photo of the controversial question. (credit: Kara Sands/Facebook)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBS Houston) â€” A Texas mother claims a quiz her son took blamed the United States for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Kara Sands posted on her Facebook page earlier this month a quiz her fifth-grade son at Flour Bluff Intermediate School took after watching a video entitled “Remembering September 11th.” One of the questions on the quiz asked “Why might the United States be a target for terrorism?” with the correct answer being “Decisions we made in the United States have had negative effects on people elsewhere.”

Sands called it “propaganda.”

“This appalling video blames our country for the murder of over 3,000 people,” Sands said on her Facebook.

She says she talked with school administrators about the quiz and that one of them said that 9/11 was due to the “bad decisions” made by the United States.

Flour Bluff school officials tell KRIS-TV that Sands was the only parent to complain about the test.

More than 11,000 people have “shared” the quiz after Sands posted it on Facebook.

by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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I don't see the problem.

Looks like a good answer to me.
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eema.gray
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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I think A, B, or C are all equally valid answers . . . . . . each answer is one part of a very complex issue.

rwm52
by New Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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The United States has done more to spread freedom in the world than any other country, not to mention the amount of financial aid we send outside our own borders.

9/11 was a vile, unwarranted, unjustified act of terrorism carried out by murderers intent on killing innocent people. Neither our citizens nor our government did anything to invite such an attack.

This sounds like it's along the same lines of blaming the murders of the Benghazi 4 on a video. That was a lie as well.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Agreed.

Quoting eema.gray:

I think A, B, or C are all equally valid answers . . . . . . each answer is one part of a very complex issue.

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amberjade11
by New Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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Sounds like Ms. Sands needs to take a look at some of the things that the US does to the people of other countries.  You reap what you sow, whether you are a person or nation.  I am American, and I am proud to be, but one thing people need to keep in mind is that God isn't.  And his rules apply to everyone.

illinoismommy83
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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I don't see the problem. Is there really a single person in the US who believes we are perfect and not one of our decisions negatively impacted someone outside of our country? Seriously?

That doesn't mean we CAUSED 9/11 or deserved it, but that is a valid reason why our country would be a target. 

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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I don't see it so much as blaming as explaining a complex issue. Our decisions do negatively impact terrorists. That's a good thing. I'd like to know the context in which this issue was taught.
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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That's not propaganda.  It is true that decisions that one country makes might offend or affect people elsewhere.  It's not a perfect answer, but it is the best choice from that group. 

stormcris
by Christy on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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Um truth is now propoganda ....who knew?

I do not see the issue or where it blames anyone.

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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I wouldn't be very happy with that at all!!  I do not want anti-Israel propaganda taught to my children, which is what the answer boils down to.

 Way to blame the victim. 


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