Liberalism and Political Correctness
in the American Education System

My son spent his first few years of school in the nearest public school, and a number of reasons led us to educate him at home for the 3rd through 12th grades.  After all, my wife is a state-certified teacher.  One factor in our decision was the leftist propaganda that he was being taught, including the idea that he could "save the earth" by picking up litter in his spare time and avoiding the use of styrofoam.  That was only a small part of it, of course, and we figured the politically correct nonsense was bound to get worse – with later grades learning only the humanist side of evolution, environmentalism, animal rights, and birth control – and there was no point in sending him to school every day only to un-teach him at night, so we pulled him out of the public school system.

Even a brief tour of the internet with your favorite search engine will dig up abundant anecdotal evidence that the public schools have become indoctrination centers for the political left.  Public school kids are taught to succeed only as teams, and they focus more on accomodating the feelings of others than on reading, writing, math and science.  School teachers and university professors seem to have an almost universal tilt toward the political left, as illustrated by the material below.

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Revising history to fit the template of socialist politics

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The acceptance of feminism and abortion

Socialist, Marxist and Communist Indoctrination

Darwinism and humanism and the debate over Intelligent Design

Religious Studies Exit the Schools

Speech codes and other rules that only apply to conservatives on campus.

Gun control indoctrination

Anti-American and anti-war indoctrination

Pro-Islam indoctrination in schools, large and small.

Political Correctness and Moral Relativism

Sex Education

Acceptance and Promotion of Homosexuality

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The subcategories above show the numerous ways that public schools and universities are being used as indoctrination centers more than (or rather than) educational facilities.  The reason this is happening is because most of the teachers tend to lean to the left politically, which is only natural since they rely heavily upon big government, high taxes, and the teachers' unions.

Anecdotal evidence of the political bias on campus is shown below.

Judge Roy Moore:  We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void.  CNN is lamenting the fact that GOP frontrunner for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Judge Roy Moore told pastors and Christians in a speech last month that shootings and killings in American society are the result of removing God from schools.  Andrew Kaczynski's KFile on CNN dug up a video of Moore from late August speaking at Citizen Impact USA, making the comments that have CNN and the GOP establishment in Washington similarly freaked out.

Keywords: Thin-skinned, grow up already, crybaby, sissy.
Emory President: Students Scared by 'Trump 2016' Chalk Signs.  A flurry of chalk scrawls supporting Donald Trump on the Emory University campus sparked a demonstration by students who demanded and were granted a meeting with the president, saying the messages made them feel concerned and frightened.  At least one of them said he got death threats after the protest.  The students viewed the messages as intimidation, and they voiced "genuine concern and pain" as a result, Emory President Jim Wagner wrote Tuesday [3/22/2016], one day after meeting with 40 to 50 student demonstrators.

Emory Student Govt: Pro-Trump Chalk Justifies 'Emergency' Measures.  Emory University's student government has announced that it is deploying "emergency" student funds in response to an outbreak of pro-Donald Trump chalk around campus, which many students claimed was "triggering" and damaging to their psychological wellbeing.  The announcement came one day after several dozen student protesters demonstrated outside Emory's administration building, asking why the school had responded quickly after swastikas were drawn on a Jewish house but hadn't reacted similarly to support for Trump.  They called on James Wagner, the university's president, to have the school officially denounce Trump and his on-campus supporters.  Wagner declined to do so, but did send out a campus-wide email pledging to improve social justice work on campus.  Now, the student government is getting in on the action, pledging to provide much-needed assistance to students offended by the chalk markings, which included phrases such as "Build the wall" and "Accept the inevitable: Trump 2016."

Political correctness devours yet another college, fighting over mini-sombreros.  On Saturday [3/5/2016], two members of Bowdoin College's student government will face impeachment proceedings. What heinous transgression did they commit?  Theft, plagiarism, sexual assault?  Nope.  They attended a party where some guests wore tiny sombreros.

PC Hysteria Claims Another Professor.  The movement to purge all offensive speech from American college campuses has claimed another scalp.  Andrea Quenette, an assistant communications professor, was chased out of her own classroom — not because she was a bad teacher, but because her students said she wasn't agreeing with them quickly enough.  For months, Quenette has been under investigation by the University of Kansas.  She is on academic leave.  Her students' refusal to return to class left her no other choice but to take the semester off.

Harvard Law School dean asks to change the school's shield because of its ties to slavery.  Harvard Law School should remove its official shield because of its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder, a committee said Friday [3/4/2016].  'We believe that if the Law School is to have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not,' the committee wrote in its recommendation to the Harvard Corporation, one of the university's governing boards.  The current shield, officially adopted in 1937, represents three bundles of wheat under the university's motto, 'Veritas'.  It derives from the family crest of Isaac Royall Jr, a plantation owner and slave trader from Antigua.

'Excluded' by the Rev. Martin Luther King — a new low in campus PC.  Campus PC has come to this:  The Student Union Board at the University of Oregon seriously debated removing a Martin Luther King Jr. quote from the rec center because the words weren't "inclusive" enough.  And perhaps his most famous quote:  "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."  And that says nothing about gender issues — leading one student leader to ask:  "Does the MLK quote represent us today?"  As if every inspiration in a public place has to be about "representing us today."

The Campus Left Begins to Implode.  If you pay any attention to the ways in which radicalism dominates the culture of the university these days, you're likely to feel as though you've gone through the looking glass.  "White privilege."  "Trigger warnings."  "Rape culture."  All of this (and much else) has turned academia into a bizarre, Orwellian simulacrum of itself.

Too Offensive? Elementary Schools Cancel Halloween Celebrations.  There are a lot of angry parents and disappointed kids in Newington, Connecticut after elementary schools there canceled Halloween celebrations.  The schools were apparently concerned about offending families who don't observe Halloween.  A "Fall Festival" will be held in place of the usual Halloween parades for kindergarten and first-grade students at Ruth Chaffee Elementary and Anna Reynolds School.

Education Department Slashes 'Father,' 'Mother' From Student Aid Forms.  In 2014-2015, the federal government will make a groundbreaking shift:  fathers and mothers will not be included on federal student aid forms.  Instead, the Department of Education announced Thursday [5/9/2013] that income would be listed "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."  Instead of "father," the societally-sensitive term "Parent 1" will be used.  And for "mother," the term will be "Parent 2."

Education Dept. eliminates 'father,' 'mother' from student aid forms.  The U.S. Department of Educationhas announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."  The new FAFSA form will use terms like "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father," Campus Reform first reported Thursday [5/9/2013].

It's Come to This: Hugs Banned at Maryland Schools.  Some people say California is the most liberal, progressive state in the country but I beg to differ.  Maryland is far worse and its newly implemented ban on hugging and passing out birthday invitations at schools (so people don't get their feelings hurt) has just proved my point.

Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt.  Here's the dirty little secret:  Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.  That's because curriculum is king.  The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century.  He who controls the textbooks, teaching guides and tests controls the academic agenda.

Dartmouth cops hunt faux-Chinese gibberish speaker.  From Joe Asch comes word that the Dartmouth campus police are, in the words of the College's Media Relations department, "on the hunt for a student who allegedly verbally harassed two students."  The object of this manhunt stands accused of speaking faux-Chinese to two Chinese students.  If captured, what will happen to the lout? According to the Media Relations Department, he could face expulsion.

University Punishes Staffer for Signing Marriage Petition.  Conservatives and even some liberals across the nation are outraged after Gallaudet University suspended the school's chief diversity officer after she signed a petition in her church to put a gay marriage referendum on the ballot in Maryland.  Angela McCaskill, a 23-year veteran of the university, was placed on paid leave as the university investigates her support for traditional marriage.

Harvard Professor Refuses to Support Obama; Left-Wing Academics Call for Him to be Fired.  That should teach Niall Ferguson to never, never, never step out of line again.  Tell us again, what is the separation between the Obama Campaign, Academia, and Big Media.

Fabianism In Education.  Fabianism brings to mind the theory that a bullfrog, placed in tepid water, won't notice a one-degree-at-a-time increase in the water's temperature until it's too late, and will succumb to death by boiling.  As a college teacher, I have observed a sort of one-degree-at-a time Fabianism in education, as academic standards succumb to ideas that work against this country's most valuable resource:  its young people.

Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School's Racist Teaching?.  The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question.  "What would you know about it?" exclaimed the teacher dismissively.  "You're not our race."  This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie.  According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month.  Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.

Keep government out of the schools.  Religion is peaceful because it is government-free.  Liberate the schools, and they too would be at peace.  Taxpayer-funded, one-curriculum-fits-all schooling makes conflict inevitable.  There would be far less animosity if parents were as free to choose how and where their children learn as they are to choose how and where they worship.

Liberal assault on education:  According to various polls, many educators at all levels consider themselves to be liberal.  This political ideology often makes its way into the classroom. While some liberal educators do a good job at educating students, it is unfortunate that others are more interested in promoting their political views.

Geography lessons 'sacrificed' in favour of trendy causes.  Traditional geography lessons have been sacrificed in favour of political causes such as multiculturalism, human rights, global warming and sustainability, according to a new study.

Before Sending Your Child to a College, Ask these Questions.  Over 10 years ago, the Rocky Mountain News reported that registered Democrats on the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder outnumbered registered Republicans 31–1.  If such a ratio exists in the social science departments of your child's prospective college, why would you want your child to attend such an institution?

"Social Justice" and Other High School Indoctrinations.  When there have been revelations of professors egregiously indoctrinating students in leftist political views or intimidating conservative students (as in the Ward Churchill case) administrators have responded that these are isolated examples.  When confronted with surveys showing that liberals outnumber conservatives in their humanities departments by a factor of 10:1 — or greater — these administrators usually argue that this is irrelevant, because professors are in any case duty bound to keep their personal political views out of the classroom.

"Hey, kids, need a ride to a protest rally?"  According to the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 10-to-1 ratio in the faculty of 150 departments at 32 elite colleges and universities.  At 13 of the schools, they found only one Republican.  And four of the schools showed no registered Republican in the departments examined.

Today's Public Schools — Pagan Religion Indoctrination Centers.  Many public schools have become pagan religion indoctrination centers.  These schools now teach children anti-Judeo-Christian beliefs and pagan religions, and try to mold children's minds through the latest techniques in behavioral psychology.  Here are two examples of how schools now use spirit religions as brainwashing techniques in classrooms across America….

PETA Wants Proposed Homosexual High School to Have 'Vegan' Cafeteria.  In the name of "tolerance," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants a proposed Chicago public high school designed for homosexual and lesbian students to offer a vegetarian-only menu.

Professor Sues Students For Doubting Hairbrained 'Theories'.  She claims that her students violated her civil rights.  She says student's "anti-intellectualism" made her life a living hell.  So, this ex-Dartmouth professor is threatening to sue her students for the temerity to have doubted her hairbrained theories on "ecofeminism" and the "French narrative theory." … Why, it was so horrible for her that she felt she had to consult a physician for her symptoms of "intellectual distress."

Most Think Political Bias Among College Professors is a Serious Problem.  As legislation is introduced in more than a dozen states across the country to counter political pressure and proselytizing on students in college classrooms, a majority of Americans believe the political bias of college professors is a serious problem, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

Virginia Tech's Professor of Hate.  Many have asked:  "How could the English Department not recognize the horrific implications of these works?"  No one who wonders that, however, is familiar with the poetic oeuvre of one of Cho's own teachers, Virginia Tech's Distinguished Professor of English and Black Studies, Nikki Giovanni.  Among the most celebrated figures of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and recipient of 21 honorary degrees, Giovanni has published poems strikingly similar to Cho's plays in both vileness and incompetence.

Caution:  Graphic descriptions of the worst college courses.
The Dirty Dozen:  America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses.  Young America's Foundation brings you the worst of the worst — hundreds of courses researched, only 12 selected. … Do you think adultery is beautiful?  Well, the University of Pennsylvania does.  The school's Adultery Novel class reads a series of 19th and 20th century works about adultery and watches "several adultery films" in order to place adultery "into its aesthetic, social and cultural context".

Collegiate Network Announces Campus Outrage Awards.  Duke spends over $50,000 on a tactical training session for activists dedicated to the destruction of the state of Israel, while a graduate student at LeMoyne College is expelled for writing that light spanking has a legitimate role in classroom discipline.  A UNLV professor is engulfed in a whirlwind of controversy after making a remark about the financial planning habits of homosexuals, while a student at Occidental College is convicted of sexually harassing the whole school over the radio.  Ward Churchill is defended by the academic community for declaring that victims of the World Trade Center bombing deserved their fate, while at Harvard, Larry Summers is demonized for daring to suggest that there may be innate differences between men and women.

Top Ten Campus Rarities:  For example, [#1] A prayer vigil, even a nondenominational one.  [#5] A professor going off on a tangent about Capitalism's benefits.  [#9] An American flag.

Ever wonder why?  It is not the downtrodden masses but the pampered Ph.D.s who most vent their spleen at the country that protects and indulges them.  When a friend who teaches at Harvard put an American flag sticker on his car, his astonished colleagues demanded to know:  "What is that?!"

Academic Intimidation:  Authority in general, and physical force in particular, are anathema to many among the intelligentsia, academic or otherwise.  They can always think of some "third way" to avoid hard choices, whether on campus, in society, or among nations.  Moreover, they have little or no interest in the actual track record of those third ways.  Having to learn to live with intimidation by their own students is one of the consequences.

The Time is Now for an Exodus from Government Schools.  It is tough today for parents to claim ignorance as the slightest research into their local school will show they heavily promote hedonism, socialism, immorality and an anti-family agenda.

English for lesbians, feminists, queers, and communists:  I decided to search the webpage of the nearest university English department to see what I could find.  Naturally, I went looking first on Cornell [dot] edu.  Here is a summary of what I found out about the English faculty at Cornell University.

Follow-up:  Liberals miss entire point, details at eleven.  And for all the other liberals who didn't understand the point of the article, here it is in bold letters:  English departments are becoming increasing politicized and, hence, increasingly irrelevant.

Brainwashed:  Ben Shapiro is my friend and fellow nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate.  Ben is only twenty years old and has not only established himself as a brilliant political commentator and columnist, but has now written a book, "Brainwashed" that I hope will become a bestseller.  Ben has just completed his undergraduate degree and has witnessed firsthand the type of liberal bias that permeates academia today.

College update:  In far too many instances, what passes as college life and education today is no less than shameful.  Under the name of diversity and political correctness, billions of taxpayer dollars and donor contributions are used to promote what might be charitably called enlightened racism, uniformity of thought and political proselytizing.

Confronting the campus radicals:  David Horowitz thinks that anybody who cares about the future should confront the fact that U.S. colleges and universities are the fountainhead of financing for the radical movement in America.

A sign of the times:  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  That was certainly true of a recent photo of a little 7-year-old boy holding a sign demanding more money for the schools and holding his fist in the air.

What You Pay For Is Not Necessarily What You Get.  A concerned mom starts a web site that exposes "indoctrination" by college profs.

Phony Diversity:  Americans as taxpayers and donors have been far too generous, and carelessly so, with colleges and universities.  It's high time we began to demand accountability, not only in the area of ideological diversity, but in academic honesty and excellence as well.

Conservatives' Apathy Blamed in Part for Pervasive Leftist Attitudes on Campuses:  A conservative author and columnist says the hiring process at America's public universities is ruthlessly controlled by the political left.

Hard Left Dominates Campuses:  Time to Fight Back?  As young people head back to the nation's college and university campuses, a legal scholar has raised the prospect that Middle Americans may no longer have to sit back and accept hard left indoctrination of their children.

Winning the War Over Liberalism:  A review of "Let Freedom Ring – Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism", by Sean Hannity.  "Too many of our public schools have become liberal indoctrination centers, cultural battlegrounds and poorly performing graduation factories," Hannity writes.

Been Busted a Few Times?  Get a Scholarship!  A conservative policy expert says some public universities are rewarding students who have drug convictions.

Modern Academia:  The Educational Equivalent of Fool's Gold?  It used to be, parents had to warn their college-bound sons and daughters not to let frat parties and football games interfere with their studies.  Now they have to warn them about the studies themselves.

Yank your kids out of school:  Let me ask you a question.  Which is worse:  The drugs your children might pick up in public school, or the ideas?  It's a serious question, asked mainly because parents seem inordinately fearful of substances and much less so about thoughts.  But thoughts can be dangerous things.

Year Ends on a Sour Note at Southwestern U.:  Georgetown, Texas has never been considered a hotbed of radical left-wing activism or PC-fanaticism.  Yet, as the home of Southwestern University, a small liberal arts college, one of the most anti-male and anti-American feminists of our time was given center stage to spread her radical ideas and political agenda to the captive audience of 2002's graduating seniors.  Criticizing our society's emphasis on working "for progress and advancement," she stated, "every imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal nation on the planet teaches its citizens to care more for tomorrow than today."

"Good" Teachers:  A "good" teacher is not defined as a teacher whose students learn more.  A "good" teacher is someone who exemplifies the prevailing dogmas of the educational establishment.

Educrats Censor Christmas:  The thought police who run America's government schools are censoring Christmas at an even more alarming rate than usual this year.  Read appalling examples that show how anti-religious fanaticism is one type of bigotry that the left encourages.

Be sure to visit the Anti-Anti-Christmas Page.

Conservative Group Challenges Taxpayer-Funded 'Indoctrination':  "In a nutshell, what [The Center for Civic Education] has done is that it's redefined education so that it is no longer a system of information; it is now a system of persuasion," said Prof. Allen Quist.  "It now is advocacy for a particular brand of politics.  [It's] no longer education; it's indoctrination.

Liberalism Flourishing on College Campuses.  What's happening on America's college campuses these days?  Everything from manufactured diversity to the use of Navajo rug designs to teach calculus, according to the Young America's Foundation.

PC Universities:  Gulag of the Mind "The Left's control of our colleges and universities has already unleashed untold havoc on the country.  It's the reason we're losing the culture war."

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