Socialist, Marxist and Communist Indoctrination
School kids are being prepared for a socialist world government (under the
United Nations), to which most public school teachers would not object. The kids are
being taught that one culture is just as good as another. They are being taught
that it isn't fair for the United States to be the world's only superpower. They
are being taught that the U.S. uses up "more than its share" of the world's natural
President Obama has plans to
use public schools as indoctrination centers.
and Radical Environmentalism in the American Education System.
a School Letting Students Opt Out of Pledge of Allegiance Says About Our Patriotism. A Florida elementary
school recently caused a stir on social media when a man posted an image of his niece's waiver from reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance. The waiver form asked parents if they would like to opt their child out from "standing and placing his/her
right hand over his/her heart" and reciting the pledge. The infuriated uncle wrote on Facebook, "My niece brought this
home from school today... What is happening to our country?!?"
This is left-wing political indoctrination, not education:
Alert: Professor says Trump is so bad, class doesn't have to be balanced. Gettysburg College Prof.
Kathleen Iannello announced in an Op-Ed penned for Philly.com that she will not even try to treat Democratic nominee Hillary
Clinton and GOP choice Trump equally because, in her mind, Trump is a "lightning rod for promoting further hate." "My
approach for the fall semester will be boldly honest: It is a disservice to students to attempt to provide balance when
I know that balance is an offense to the truth," Iannello wrote.
The Editor says...
So much for a diversity of ideas, wholesome debate, two sides to every story, and agreeing to disagree. This
professor is a little too sure she's absolutely right, and it's easy to see that her assertion -- that Donald Trump
promotes hate -- is obviously questionable, if not entirely false.
upset after niece brings home waiver to 'be excused from reciting' Pledge of Allegiance at school. A Florida
man is upset after his niece brought home a Pledge of Allegiance waiver that asked parents to sign and return the form if
they'd like their child to "be excused from reciting" it.
OSU course weaves 'critical animal studies' into
feminism, social justice. The Ohio State University will be offering a course on "critical animal studies" this
fall to explore how societal structures "facilitate and underpin animal subjection in its various levels and forms." The
course will be taught by Tobias Linne, a Swedish professor who developed the curriculum at Lund University.
Why Do People Still
Donate to Universities? According to The [New York] Times, some college alumni are awakening to the fact that
their beloved alma maters are nothing like the decent, open, tolerant, committed-to-learning places they remember.
Rather, nearly every college and university in America has become the least open, the least tolerant, the most hate-filled
and the most anti-American (and, of course, anti-Israel) mainstream institution in America. As stated in the
article: "Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today's college culture. Among their
laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics."
Bernie Is a Mainstream
Democrat. At this point, people who are willing, even eager, to support a full-blown Commie are legion — and growing.
This is not surprising, given the daily onslaught of left-wing propaganda from Hollywood and the media and the relentless indoctrination
in our public schools and universities. How could we expect this unanswered barrage not to produce poisonous fruit in our society,
especially among young people? Whether or not Sanders is or should be considered a laughingstock, the movement he is leading is
real, and it is a sobering reminder of how far Americans have drifted from our founding principles.
Julie Bosman at the New York Times is shocked that anyone would call them "government schools."
Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They're 'Government
Schools'. Erica Massman, a moderate Kansas Republican, refers to the building where her daughter attends fourth grade as a public school.
Ms. Massman's mother, whose politics tilt further to the right, calls it something else: a government school. "My mother, who is a Tea Party person,
started saying 'government schools' all the time," said Ms. Massman, recalling when she first heard the phrase around 2010.
and the Will to Power. [Scroll down] That is how vile these people are. So determined to protect their own power,
influence and affluence, they will lie, cheat, steal and blame innocent people for their own crimes. They appoint
and confirm people like James Comey and Loretta Lynch who know they must do their bidding to keep their jobs.
There is no honor in our government anymore. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where we find ourselves at this
moment in time. We are a crippled America; crippled by the success of the Marxist left and their mission to inculcate
our youth with their doctrine of moral relativism, entitlement and antiAmericanism. Two generations of our youth
know little or nothing about the Constitution or the men and women who brought it to fruition.
Schools Told To Help Students 'Recover' From Trump Rhetoric. An official in the Washington education department
has sent an email to the state's schools urging them to prepare students for "increasing levels of fear and anxiety" because
of the so-called "Trump effect." Teachers are told to create "safe places," plan for "recovery" from election rhetoric,
incorporate election-related lessons in the classroom, and provide students with "protection" who are exposed to the
rhetoric. The email, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, was sent out by Mike Donlin, program
supervisor of the School Safety Center for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Donlin sent
the email to a mailing list of school officials in charge of complying with state law concerning harassment, intimidation,
and bullying in schools.
Massacre Shows We Must Stop Teaching Children to Hate America. The founders knew that the constitutional
republic they were crafting required a single nation with one national identity smelted out of different ethnicities.
Right away, in 1776 in fact, they came up with the concept of E Pluribus Unum. To instill the new creed into the
immigrants already flocking to America, they set an educational system that would create a nation with one national
identity. Starting in the early 1800s with the Common Schools and continuing later through the Ellis Island period,
American schools Americanized new comers. As historian Mark Edward DeForrest put it, the Common Schools had, ["]a
large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe.
The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs. Rather, the
schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American
experience.["] Schools taught that being an American required a belief in individual liberty and that rights
are granted to us by virtue of our existence, not through government action. These principles united all people who came
to this country in deeply rooted patriotism. For the past three decades, for reasons that will also require analysis
(though at a later date), we have been doing exactly the opposite. The new model, exemplified by the bestselling historian
Howard Zinn, is to present America as a spectacular experiment in oppression.
Milwaukee schools: Almost half a million bucks
for Black Lives Matter curriculum. The Milwaukee Public Schools have set aside $471,073 in next year's budget
"to create a 'cultural studies curriculum'" and to enhance overall school performance via "facilitation of meaningful
dialogue and support on issues surrounding race and trauma faced in communities and schools." This amount almost equals
that allocated for College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages combined.
Public Schools Will Spend Almost $500,000 Pushing Black Lives Matter. Public schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
are planning to spend nearly $500,000 of taxpayer money implementing a program that furthers the goals of Black Lives
Matter. The $471,073 outlay in the proposed 2016-17 budget for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is included as one of
many partnerships the district is pursuing with outside organizations. The partnership with Black Lives Matter is
described as an effort to create a "cultural studies curriculum" and improve school performance through the "facilitation of
meaningful dialogue and support on issues surrounding race and trauma faced in communities and schools."
Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department and stop forcing students to take 'Major English
Poets' course filled with white male writers. Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once
again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color.
Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of
at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only
change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that
the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race and sexuality'.
After Hiroshima Comes the Blah. Americans educated in the schools and universities of this great republic have been
taught (or should I say propagandized) for over two decades that President Reagan was an intellectual lightweight and a warmonger.
There is a lot of evidence cited. Through President Reagan's eight scary years in the White House columnists at the New York
Times and the Washington Post, along with mainstream media and the professoriate in general, regularly came up with
endless evidence of how the President was building up our military and threatening nuclear warfare with the Soviets.
Activists Are More Radical and Troubled than You Think. Americans have become accustomed to student
activism. Progressive Boomer parents and grandparents fondly remember their days in the quad, protesting the Vietnam
War. My generation's liberal activists built their anti-apartheid shantytowns and rallied for more faculty
diversity. Hollywood and mainstream historians have whitewashed these movements, emphasizing their idealism,
overlooking their violence and oppression, and proclaiming student protest as a virtual rite of passage for the good American
citizen. The whitewashing continues to this day. Leftist riots are excused and often even celebrated, victim
status grants moral authority — regardless of the "victim's" ideas or tactics — and conservative speech
(no matter how peaceful or reasoned) is deemed suspect at best and "violent" at worst. But the whitewashing has to stop.
Big Uneasy. [Scroll down] In mid-November, a thousand students at Ithaca College walked out to demand the
resignation of the president, who, they said, hadn't responded aggressively enough to campus racism. More than a
hundred other schools held rallies that week. Protests continued through the winter. Harvard renamed its "house
masters" faculty deans, and changed its law-school seal, which originated as a slaveholder's coat of arms. Bowdoin
students were disciplined for wearing miniature sombreros to a tequila-themed party. The president of Northwestern
endorsed "safe spaces," refuges open only to certain identity groups. At Wesleyan, the Eclectic Society, whose members
lived in a large brick colonnaded house, was put on probation for two years, partly because its whimsical scrapbook-like
application overstepped a line. And when Wesleyan's newspaper, the Argus, published a controversial opinion piece
questioning the integrity of the Black Lives Matter movement, some hundred and seventy people signed a petition that would
have defunded the paper. Sensitivities seemed to reach a peak at Emory when students complained of being traumatized
after finding "trump 2016" chalked on sidewalks around campus.
Awards $746,827 to Improve 'Shopping Practices of Adolescents'. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday [5/19/2016]
six universities have been awarded nearly $3.8 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for programs designed to
help fight obesity. The USDA's program descriptions for the six grants include:
• $746,827 to the University of Kentucky for the testing of the program "Smart Shopping." According to the program
description, Smart Shopping is "aimed at improving the shopping practices of adolescents with the ultimate goal of increasing fruit and vegetable intake."
• $797,995 was awarded to the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine for the "Supermarket Science: Multipronged Approaches
to Increasing Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruit and Vegetable Purchases" program.
• The University of Maryland received $943,287 for a program designed to enhance implementation of school wellness policies.
The efforts['] goal "is to create health promoting school environments that support healthy growth/development of children to prevent obesity."
Student Handbooks to Offer Pledge of Allegiance Opt Out. Starting in July, Florida schools will give students
an opt-out option for the Pledge of Allegiance in their student handbooks and an atheist group is working to make sure it's
in the pages. The American Atheists and Central Florida Freethought Community have sent a letter to school districts
informing them, "We will, after the start of the 2016-2017 school year, request a copy of your district's student handbook(s)
to verify compliance with Florida's law requiring your district to notify students of their rights under the Constitution."
The requirement to publish the opt out in the school handbook and to excuse students from standing during the Pledge of
Allegiance is inside a lengthy school choice bill Florida lawmakers passed into law earlier this year.
Dry Rot of Groupthink in Academia. Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people
invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech.
Mr. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and, perhaps
most relevantly, author of a very insightful book titled "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for
Blacks to Succeed." In short, Jason Riley's views on race are different from the views that prevail on most college
campuses. At one time, 50 years ago or earlier, exposing students to a different viewpoint was considered to be
a valuable part of their education. But that was before academia — and the education system in
general — became virtually a monopoly of the political Left.
Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 4-to-1. According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100
universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies. Only 10 are
hosting speakers who are either openly conservative or who have donated to conservative/Republican politicians.
Worries About Naming Law School After Scalia Because of His 'Offensive' Views. The university that plans to
rename its law school after Antonin Scalia is facing some inside resistance. On Wednesday [4/27/2016], the faculty senate
at George Mason University passed a resolution questioning whether they should be using the late Supreme Court justice's name because
of his reputation. The resolution said Scalia made "numerous public offensive comments" about LGBTQ people, people of color,
and women; and said he was a polarizing figure to the detriment of the country, running "counter to the values of a university that
celebrates civil discourse." The faculty also voiced concern that using his name would rebrand George Mason as a conservative
school, rather than as "an unaligned body."
Why the Left Loathes
Western Civilization. This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have
their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the
proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means "upholding
white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations." The
vote — and the column — encapsulated the left's view: In Europe, Latin America and America, it
loathes Western civilization. Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist
or of European roots — and the non-West, the left portrays the West as the villain.
Feds spend $3,071
for kids to raise red paddles to protest donuts. A group of children was gathered around the exhibit, paddles
in hand eager to denounce another food deemed unhealthy by the National Institutes of Health. The game is called "Go,
Slow, and Whoa!" Think Red Light, Green Light, but for educating kids on the danger of white bread.
Academia in 2016. Since the 1960s, an Alinsky-styled, Jacobin fueled movement that recognizes that power truly
emanates from those centers that disseminate knowledge, has worked to gain control of places like American universities.
Professors like Bill Ayers in Chicago — who wipes his feet on an American flag before a photo op selfie for a
magazine — follows in the lineage of self-styled academic radicals such as Ward Churchill and Noam Chomsky.
In their essential view, there is one profound evil in the world — the conventional America. All of our
traditions, all of our economic and cultural practices, and religious faiths, are code words for direct suppression and
oppression of minorities they define and manipulate through the terminologies of academia. It is difficult to complete
sentences in front of these academic radicals who have made a profession of taking offense.
education guru denounces showing up on time, hard work, and clear language as part of white oppression. Heather
Hackman of the Hackman Consulting Group apparently is a big deal in educational circles concerned with denouncing "white
privilege." School districts all over the country spend big bucks sending teachers and administrators for indoctrination
into White Privilege Theory. The St. Paul public schools, for instance, have spent millions of dollars on this
mission. Blake Neff of the Daily Caller News Foundation has been attending the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference
in Philadelphia, where Hackman enunciated a set of ideas that sound suspiciously close to white supremacy, and which made
explicit the notion that teachers in government schools are now expected to be political indoctrinators more than teachers of
any useful knowledge and skills.
Student March' Organizer Clashes With Cavuto. This year's "Million Student March" took place Wednesday [4/13/2016] on
college campuses across America. Activists called for tuition-free public college, the cancelation of all student debt,
a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers and a divestment from private prisons by all colleges and universities.
Attacking Our Nation's
Founders. During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our
nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear
the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary
schools. [...] Ignorance of our history, coupled with an inability to think critically, has provided considerable ammunition
for those who want to divide us in pursuit of their agenda. Their agenda is to undermine the legitimacy of our
Constitution in order to gain greater control over our lives. Their main targets are the nation's youths. The
teaching establishment, at our public schools and colleges, is being used to undermine American values.
Sometimes the anti-American indoctrination comes from other students.
college students object to 'white feminist' Madeleine Albright as commencement speaker. She is a liberal icon
and was America's first female secretary of state, but not everyone at a California college is thrilled that "white feminist
and repeated genocide enabler" Madeleine Albright has been lined up to give next month's commencement address. Soon
after officials at all-female Scripps College, in Claremont, Calif., announced Albright would speak to graduates, an article
in the school paper derided the Czech-born diplomat for her skin color and previous policy positions, and other students
posted their concerns on social media, according to The Claremont Independent.
Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer. Liberals do a poor job of defending their beliefs with facts, logic or
debate, but they have become unparalleled masters at keeping their opponents' side of the argument from being presented at
all. We have kids who are never exposed to conservatism in high school who go to college where the professors are
liberal; then they graduate and get their information from their local paper and all TV outlets except for Fox which are
liberal, and they watch ostensibly non-political Hollywood-produced liberal movies and TV shows that reinforce left-wing
viewpoints. As if that isn't enough, liberals go to great lengths to convince people that their opponents are so
cruel, evil, racist and despicable that their arguments are tainted by default and shouldn't be considered at all.
behind the student renaming craze. University students across the country — at Amherst, Georgetown,
Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UC Berkeley and dozens of other campuses — are caught up in yet another new fad.
This time, the latest college craze is a frenzied attempt to rename campus buildings and streets. Apparently some of
those names from the past do not fit students' present litmus tests on race, class and gender correctness.
Teacher Defends Her Decision to Take Kids on Black Lives Matter March. A first-grade teacher in North Carolina
who took her students to a Black Lives Matter march without the consent of parents is defending her actions after being
criticized in a scathing op-ed in the Daily Caller published Wednesday [3/16/2016]. That teacher, Ms. Bernal-Martinez
of Central Park School for Children in Durham, told progressive North Carolina news outlet Indy Week that it was actually the
decision of the students to attend the march. She said her students chose to investigate the background of the Black
Lives Matter movement and wanted to get involved following their investigations.
Teachers In Durham Enroll Kids In Black Lives Matter March. Central Park School for Children in Durham, North
Carolina has enrolled grade-school students in a "Black Lives March and Rally" scheduled for March 17, 2016. The
teachers can opt-in or opt-out their classes, but parents have not been given a choice. Stef Bernal-Martinez, a teacher
of 6-year-old children, signed up all the children in her class for a "Black Lives March and Rally" to take place during the
school day, at the city's downtown Central Park and Farmer's Market. Ms. Bernal-Martinez describes herself as a "Radical
Queer Progressive Educator" and "white-passing Xicana."
The Editor says...
If you find out that your 6-year-old child's teacher is a "radical queer progressive," that's an excellent reason to start
homeschooling. If you don't, you will probably spend a lot of time every evening un-teaching all the junk the poor kid was
taught at school that day. You might as well do the teaching yourself. It can be done.
Pledges Allegiance to International Flag? I've been telling you for quite some time that your local public
schools have been co-opted by liberals and turned into anti-American — public indoctrination centers. Nothing
illustrates that point better than an incident that happened at grade school in New York City. [...] The children were told
to paste the flags of 22 other nations over the Red, White and Blue. That's right — Old Glory was covered
up — desecrated by flags from mostly Spanish-speaking nations.
Kindergarteners Pledge Allegiance To 'International Flag' Made from a Desecrated American Flag. A story from
Sean Hannity's website has been tearing up social media on Saturday [3/5/2016] and with good reason. It seems
kindergarten children in New York City, under the direction of teachers and with the approval of the parent teacher
association, desecrated an American flag in order to praise multi-culti internationalism as superior to and authoritatively
above the United States.
is on the Road to Declinistan. [Scroll down] In the age of reality television and social media, college
students cannot identify Joe Biden but resoundingly know Kim Kardashian. They have no idea who fought in and won the Civil
War but know that Snookie appeared on The Jersey Shore. Hollywood elites are distressed over alleged discrimination against
black actors who live in $10 million homes, ignoring the real tragedies occurring in inner cities where blacks are killing
each other in record numbers. Progressives co-opted K-12 education with Common Core and an anti-American AP U.S. History
curriculum. College campuses are rapt with progressive professors more obsessed with their hatred of democracy and capitalism
than teaching facts and promoting critical thinking. Radical 1960's crazies are now respected professors and their hate speech
against America and Israel is common in lectures.
Law Students at Georgetown: We are shaken and angry at conservatives' response to Scalia's death. After the
death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an unusual debate unfolded at Georgetown University Law Center, not only over
the legacy of the conservative scholar, but whether political correctness and a left-leaning bias had stifled the possibility
of open discourse in academia. Two professors questioned a laudatory memorial announcement that was issued by the law
school; one publicly argued that the campus community would not mourn Scalia, who is one of the university's most prominent
alumni, calling him "a defender of privilege, oppression and bigotry."
No one can figure out how and why America's youth have borrowed a collective $1 trillion for college tuition,
and yet received so little education and skills in the bargain. Today's campuses have become as foreign to American
traditions of tolerance and free expression as what followed the Weimar Republic. To appreciate cry-bully censorship,
visit a campus "free-speech" area. To witness segregation, walk into a college "safe space." To hear unapologetic
anti-Semitism, attend a university lecture. To learn of the absence of due process, read of a campus hearing on alleged sexual
assault. To see a brown shirt in action, watch faculty call for muscle at a campus demonstration. To relearn the mentality
of a Chamberlain or Daladier, listen to the contextualizations of a college president. And to talk to an uneducated person,
approach a recent college graduate.
Is Our Children Learning?
It's true that each generation thinks the one following is a collection of self-involved ignoramuses. Still, the transformation of
American colleges and universities into indoctrination sweatshops is a signal tragedy.
Professor Complains After School Shows Respect For Antonin Scalia. Two professors at Georgetown University's
law school have made a very public protest after the school's dean made a statement honoring deceased Supreme Court Justice
Antonin Scalia. Given that Scalia earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown, it would seem fitting for the school to
honor such an illustrious alumnus after his passing. Georgetown University Law Center dean William Treanor thought the
same way, and made a short public statement the day of Scalia's death.
College students taught America created ISIS, war on terror worse than
9/11. ISIS was borne out of President George Bush's decision to send troops to the Middle East after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11,
and in actuality the war on terror has caused more harm than 9/11, college students across Washington were taught recently. The lesson came via
scholar Phyllis Bennis, who gave a series of talks at three colleges in Washington titled "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror," also
the name of her latest book.
White students undergo weekly 'deconstructing whiteness' program at Northwestern
University. White college students are undergoing a weekly "deconstructing whiteness" program at Northwestern University. The "6-part
workshop series for undergraduate students who self-identify as white" launched in January and runs through March, according to the university's website.
Students enrolled chose to do so — it is voluntary. A spokesman for the prestigious private university located outside Chicago declined to
give The College Fix details on the program, such as how many students enrolled and how it's been received so far.
Dumb, Dumber and Democrat.
The Democrats purposely created a narrative of nasty and divisive class envy, destroyed our educational system particularly
through Common Core, and wildly helped millions of people become addicted to a life of entitlement. These do-gooders
demonically created a dependent constituency who will obediently be there when it is time to pull the voting lever, whether
legal or not. The two pillars sustaining today's Democratic Party are the elites and the losers. Remember the so-called
and once important "middle class"? Although occasionally still referenced in stump speeches, these hard-working blue-collar
factory laborers, veterans, police and fire-fighters have been relegated to the back of the Democrats' busload of newly-found
victims. "Black Lives Matter," men in dresses and harboring dangerous illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities are the new
protected class and assured Democrat voters.
Bernie Sanders Is Brainwashing Our Uneducated Youth. Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation
of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to
them. His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of
prosecution. She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions
about socialism are even asked. Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a
results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation. Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic
form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.
The regrettable decline of higher
learning. What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning?
[...] In fact, today's campuses mimic ideological boot camps. Tenured professors seek to indoctrinate young people in certain preconceived
progressive political agendas. Environmental studies classes are not very open to debating the "settled science" of man-caused, carbon-induced
global warming — or the need for immediate and massive government intervention to address it. Grade-conscious and indebted students
make the necessary ideological adjustments.
Good News in American Higher Education. [Scroll down] Sixties Radicals have dominated the academy since, well, the
1960s. This hegemony may be coming to an end, at last. Besides the reality that the oldest radicals are retiring and dying
off, there is also growing recognition that such an overwhelming one-sided tilt is not just bad for classroom discussions, but is also
destructive to entire fields of inquiry and the disinterested pursuit of truth on which the entire academic enterprise is predicated.
Ironically, aging leftist college professors who still think they are "fighting the man," actually have been "the man" for decades now.
on the Obama Years. [Scroll down] America's college campuses have always been a home field for the left.
It's a rule of life that socialism, progressivism and liberalism tend to flourish in an environment where tenure reigns and where
intellectual adventurism is supposed to blossom without the burden(s) of waking early, going to work, and paying the bills.
But today's college scene is a bridge too far. Seems not a day goes by without a media report of some college professor gone
off the progressive deep end. Indeed, we are becoming desensitized to stories of "speech codes", "bias-free guides", "safe
zones", and "trigger warnings". And it's all to do with an aggrieved, fearful left now turned against free speech. [...] Worse,
a new wave of student-brats is more than willing to take over a dean/president's office to make its point.
board votes to rename 4 schools named after Confederate loyalists. The Houston school board voted 5-4 Thursday [1/14/2016]
to rename four campuses named after Confederate loyalists and postponed decisions on four others amid community concerns. Trustees
agreed to kickstart the process of renaming Henry Grady, Richard Dowling and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson middle schools and Robert E.
Lee High School. Now, a committee at each school, including a teacher, student, parent and alumni, will be charged with proposing
a new name. The policy calls for the superintendent then to make recommendations to the board for a vote — to take place
in May, according to the meeting agenda.
The Editor says...
Do you really want to send your kids to a school named after Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Robert Mugabe, or Ron Karenga?
You can bet that Stonewall Jackson's name will be replaced by the name of his polar opposite: some left-wing activist -- almost
certainly black, probably female, and possibly a homosexual.
school recruits students to work for Hillary Clinton campaign. A public high school in Maine was caught red-handed trying to recruit
students to work on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as a "community service opportunity" — without the knowledge or consent of
parents. Could you imagine the national media firestorm had the school been recruiting for Donald Trump's campaign? Students at Marshwood
High School in South Berwick received an email from the Clinton campaign — urging them to sign up for positions as unpaid "fellows".
American Left and the Death of Political Discourse. Much has been made of the precipitous decline and near
death of political discourse in the United States. Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language. However, this
factor is a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma: the inability of not only the general public but nearly
all of the so-called societal leaders and opinion makers to generate an original thought, as well as a stubborn refusal, because of
a rapidly evolving totalitarian mindset on the Left and their total domination of the Democratic Party, to use reason and logic when
confronted with irrefutable facts and arguments. These traits can be explained, insofar as the general public is concerned, as the
consequence of their subjection for the past forty years to a woeful and deliberately incomplete education bordering on indoctrination.
So, It's 2016.
[Scroll down] Our own college students, many, but not all of them black, are making up ridiculous imaginary racism on
campuses that tie themselves in knots to avoid racism. Then they attack the colleges that coddle them and protect them from
having to do a day's work. Then the professors join in out of sheer terror at the sight of angry black students. These
pitiful specimens are attacking institutions (that used to be) of higher learning and screaming obscenities at anyone who even
dares to not bow down to them. They are roving gangs of stormtroopers demanding an end to the First Amendment because free
speech makes them feel "unsafe." That's the real problem: the attack on the Constitution. The universities deserve
their fates. To kowtow to the Sturmabteilung of the race thugs is suicide. But for the universities to become
petri dishes for brewing up the toxins of dictatorship — that's scary. Because of course the real
attackers of safety are the Black Lives Matter and their pals. These guys are dangerous.
The 13 Most Ridiculously PC
Moments On College Campuses In 2015. It seems like 2015 has just been so full of examples of extreme political correctness on college
campuses that it might be easy to forget just how full of them it's been.
Apologizes for 'Social Justice' Placemats After Outrage. Harvard officials were forced to apologize Wednesday [12/16/2015]
after a university office distributed placemats that promoted political opinions about race and justice. The placemats, which
recently turned up in an undergraduate dining hall, appeared to brand Americans worried about the U.S. accepting tens of thousands
of refugees from Syria Islamophobic. They also encouraged political opinions about allegations of racism at Yale University, the
deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers, and the school's decision to change the title of "House Master" because
some argue that it relates to slavery. Two Harvard deans penned an apology note to community members after students expressed
outrage at the placemats and claimed they promoted political stances.
Aims To Turn Elementary Students Into Social Justice Warriors. A professor at the taxpayer-funded Montclair
State University in New Jersey is hoping to train teachers to get excited about social justice. The professor's name is
Bree Picower, associate professor of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Literacy Education at Montclair, and the workshop
she teaches is called "Social Justice Curriculum Design for the Elementary Classroom." "This workshop is designed to help
teachers visualize social justice education by providing examples of projects, making social justice in K-6 setting accessible,
practical, and achievable," the workshop's description reads.
wins out, school brings back Santa and the pledge. Sanity — and Santa — have been restored
at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was
replaced with a "harvest festival." The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning [12/14/2015], a
day after The [New York] Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim. District 15 Superintendent Anita
Skop stormed in the front door at 9:50 a.m., and minutes later, two fifth-grade boys were brought to the main office to lead a
recital over the public address system of the Pledge of Allegiance, teachers told The [New York] Post.
Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become. How radical, weird and out
of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten since Obama came into office? It's worse than you ever thought and although
there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across
how bad things have become. [Example #1:] "College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims. The
everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed
moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns — insulting, childish concerns — that Muslim students would
Indoctrination Mills. If you think college is bad, wait until to find out what is going on in America's elite
high schools. The mania over political correctness and victim culture does not begin in college. It begins, as Prof. Jonathan
Haidt discovered, in the indoctrination mills that prepare children for college. It's a bit much to say that they are schools
at all. Parents are clearly worried about the abuse that is systematically visited on boys. They are surely also
worried about the way that their daughters are being turned into a revolutionary vanguard. Whatever you think about helicopter
parenting, you might consider that parents might very well want to protect their children from the leftist culture that prevails in
Kafka at Kansas University. [Andrea Quenette, a thirty-three year-old assistant professor of communications was] forced
by her judges to read what was in effect a confession of guilt prepared for her by the accusers (the self-same judges). She was
then bullied into sitting quietly as her judges took turns condemning her. When, during this tribunal straight from the depths
of twentieth-century totalitarianism, Quenette attempted to read her own prepared statement of clarification and apology, the students
refused to hear it.
Muslims at SDSU Stage
'Anti-Islamophobia' Rally. Members of the Muslim Students Association at San Diego State University (SDSU) held a rally Monday
[11/23/2015] rally against Islamophobia after a reported attack that the group is highlighting as a "hate crime." A list of demands posted
on Monday to the SDSU Muslim Students Association Facebook page includes: zero tolerance for "Islamophobic" speech; mandatory training for
faculty, staff and students; increased coursework offered on Islam; more money for the Center for Intercultural Relations; and "that the SDSU
administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn [sic], and all
marginalized students on campus."
The Editor says...
These demands presume that white males are never marginalized. The longer the school administrators keep quiet about this nonsense, the
harder it will be to restore order and sanity someday, when the adults once again take over.
grievance generation. These leftist kids are agitated. Angry. This the hangover effect, I suspect, from the shattered utopian
dreams of Hope and Change. I have noticed in recent months that these students attend my lectures not to learn anything —
they know everything already — but hoping that I will slip up or say something they can label as offensive or that violates
their eight-volume campus speech code. When I ask them what they want, a typical response is a "radical transformation of the economy"
to reduce income inequality, racism, sexism, and, of course, to end climate change. Government will command these changes to achieve this
transformation. These are young Stalinists who are willing to suspend almost every basic freedom and civil liberty for "the greater good."
student activists: Protest with us, or else!. [Scroll down] Another student wearing a T-shirt with the
words "Kill White Supremacy" called Columbia a "white supremacist institution." She led the crowd in a progression of
chants including "I love black people," "I love all black people" and "I love queer black people," before adding "I love
black criminals" and "I love black people who steal." "Raise your hand if you're a little bit uncomfortable," she said as
a smattering of hands went up. "It's okay if you're uncomfortable right now. This university was built on
stolen land on the backs of my ancestors — and that is uncomfortable."
Years of socialist indoctrination are now paying off:
Student March aims to fight for free college tuition and cancellation of student debt. On a recent Tuesday at
the City College of New York in Manhattan, a handful of students, activists and professors sat in a small circle casually
planning a revolution. Surrounded by other students typing on their laptops in a basement lounge a few escalator rides
down from street level, the group's conversation flowed easily from the mundane — how many fliers each could hand
out in 15 minutes — to their lofty goals: The cancellation of all student debt, free tuition at public
colleges and universities, and getting campus workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour.
officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover video. Conservatives have long accused academics of
shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it
literally. Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin
agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the
document as "triggering" and "oppressive."
drops pledge, flag from Veteran's Day service. Patriotic students are infuriated after the Pledge of Allegiance
and the Presentation of Colors were removed from Seattle Pacific University's Veteran's Day chapel over fears they might
offend people. The university's Military and Veteran Support Club was outraged by the chaplain's decision. They
called it a "slap in the face" of every soldier who fought, sacrificed and died for our freedoms.
Of Education Issues Guide Urging Schools To Help Illegals Apply For Amnesty. The Department of Education is out with a new
resource guide encouraging schools and educators to help illegal aliens apply for amnesty under President Obama's Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The document, which was released on Tuesday [10/27/2015], also urges schools to provide welcoming
environments for illegal alien students by hosting events such as "Undocumented Week."
student forced to remove American flag shirt deemed 'gang related'. A 12-year-old California honors student
violated his school's dress code for wearing a patriotic T-shirt administrators claim is "gang related," Fox 40 reported
Tuesday [10/27/2015]. Dustin Cole, a student at Yuba Gardens Intermediate school in Olivehurst, arrived home last week
wearing the T-shirt his mom had bought him inside out, according to the station.
Flag Shirt 'Gang Related,' School District Says. This back-to-school season, Lori Carpenter bought a simple,
patriotic T-shirt from Kohl's for her son, Dustin Cole. She said she bought it because she liked the American flag design and
the blue color. However, last week when Dustin came home from school she noticed he was wearing the T-shirt inside out.
"I asked him why," Carpenter said. "He said he was 'dress coded' at school because the stars were gang related."
Report: 99.51% of top liberal arts professors' contributions go to
Democrats. Only one undergraduate professor from the top 50 liberal arts colleges has donated to a Republican presidential
candidate in the current election cycle. According to FEC third quarter reports released October 16, 47 professors at
the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, have given to presidential campaigns.
Of those 47 professors, Hamilton College History Professor Robert Paquette was the sole donor to a Republican candidate, giving $150 to
Carly Fiorina's campaign.
School Bans Pro-Trump Clothing for Supposed Racist, Offensive Theme. A high school in Arizona has banned pro-Donald Trump clothing
at a Friday football game because it would be "racist" or "offensive." Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona — with a
student body known as "The Tribe" — is set to face off against Marcos de Niza High School Friday [10/23/2015] in an anticipated rivalry
game. The game was supposed to have a "USA" theme. But that theme was considered problematic and thrown out.
You can bet that the game started right after the national anthem was played. But please don't wear a patriotic shirt to the stadium -- that would be offensive!
High School Bans Patriotic Gear From Football Game. Administrators at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, have issued
a mandate to students about what they can and cannot wear to a football game against rival Marcos de Niza — wear what we approve of
or you will not be admitted. The reason? The school paper reports "the administration decided it was best to avoid any possible
offensive connotations the theme would have."
Why the Left Keeps Winning?utm_source=akdart.
Millennials emerging from universities are not only loaded down with student-debt and increasingly uncompetitive degrees. In
some cases, they confront unsettled job-markets, especially in Western Europe. Given that many have also been thoroughly
immersed in liberal-left ideas for at least three years, we shouldn't be perplexed that they start viewing socialist solutions
as attractive alternatives.
Mini-Fascists in Training.
Everything old is new again on the progressive side of the scale. These little mini-fascists in training basically want a
localized Kristallnacht on the school paper for the same reason the first one happened — hatred. Rather
than a religion, modern college leftists hate ideas that differ from theirs. But the hatred burns just as deeply.
School Students Revolt After Principal Cancels 'American Pride Day'. Students at a Wyoming high school took
matters into their own hands last week by festooning themselves in the colors of the American flag after the principal and an
assistant principal canceled "America Pride Day" over concerns that some immigrant students could feel sad and left out.
The scene of the red, white and blue brouhaha was Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyo., reports the Jackson Hole News&Guide.
Alum Prove They Are as Irrelevant as Global Warming. The study of 2,716 Harvard Business School graduates, some
of the most powerful people in the U.S economy, shows that by a large margin they think the worst thing that faces this
country economically is "rising income inequality". [...] The income equality myth is most maddening because as our friend at
Political Calculations has pointed out previously, wages have stayed remarkably stable over the last 40 years. The
thing that has changed is the composition of households — which conveniently is how social scientists measure
income inequality. With more single parent households — encouraged by the mostly liberal elite — of
course income by household is going to be dropping at the lower end of the scale.
Lives Matter leader lands Yale teaching gig. [Scroll down] Readings for the course includes Ta-Nehisi
Coates's book "Between the World and Me," a Huffington Post article titled "How The Black Lives Matter Movement Changed the
Church," the book "Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfilled Hopes for Racial Reform by author Derrick
Bell," Leah Gunning Francis' book "Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community," and a New York Times
article titled "Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us." According to Campus Reform, McKesson last worked in the
Minneapolis public school system as a human resources administrator. According to his LinkedIn profile, his only
teaching experience was between May 2007 and June 2009, when he was a middle school math teacher.
Protester Deray McKesson to Teach at Yale. Prominent #BlackLiveMatter protester Deray McKesson will be teaching
at Yale Divinity School this fall as a guest lecturer. The Twitter activist will speak as part of the Transformational
Leadership for Church and Society lecture series. Other lecturers include Democratic Senator Chris Coons and liberal United
Church of Christ minister Nancy Taylor. Both are Yale Divinity alumni.
McKesson Will Be Teaching at Yale — Yes, THAT Deray McKesson. Deray McKesson, one of the most vocal
leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, will be teaching a one credit course at Yale Divinity School this fall as a guest
lecturer. McKesson, whom the university describes as a "civil rights activist and social media leader" will teach a
course titled "Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement," as part of Yale Divinity School's "Transformational
Leadership for Church and Society" program.
Promises to Punish Students Who Heckled Mandatory Play. A liberal arts college in North Carolina is pledging to
identify and potentially punish students who heckled a play about sexual assault the college forced them to attend. "It
Stops Here," an original play produced by students at Greensboro College, was first performed last Wednesday before a crowd
of students, but the performance didn't go as planned. [...] Notably, though, the hecklers do not appear to have been invading
the performance to disrupt it. Rather, attendance at the play was mandatory for all incoming freshmen at Greensboro,
as well as for some older student-athletes who were required to attend by coaches.
University To Cough Up $3,500 For 'Hoodies Up' Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer. Close to four
years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal
trial, an attorney for Martin's family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on
Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled "I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up" at the taxpayer-funded
University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated.
brainwash students into believing 9/11 was our fault. Not all of us will be mourning 9/11 victims and their
families this Friday on the 14th anniversary of the attacks. Hundreds of college kids across the country will instead be
taught to sympathize with the terrorists. That's because their America-hating leftist professors are systematically
indoctrinating them into believing it's all our fault, that the US deserved punishment for "imperialism" — and the
kids are too young to remember or understand what really happened that horrific day. Case in point is a freshman-level
English class taught at several major universities across the country called "The Literature of 9/11" — which
focuses almost entirely on writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists, rather than the nearly 3,000 Americans
who were slaughtered by them.
Nine Signs of the Impending American
Collapse. American pre-university education, with its inbred pedagogical and curricular decrepitude, has been
further compromised by the entrenching of the Common Core program, characterized by coercive federal intrusion and string-attached
funding, monopoly publishing and testing, elimination of pivotal American figures and historical events, a leftist disposition,
and a powerful pro-Muslim bias. Higher education is in no better shape.
teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements. [Scroll down] "It is in fact a deadly ideology that
has led to the murder of more than 100 million people across the world," Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism
Memorial Foundation told FoxNews.com. Regimes operating under the banner of Marxism killed between 85 million and 100 million
of their own citizens in the last century according to the Black Book of Communism published by the Harvard University Press, both through mass
starvation caused by government takeovers of farms and also mass murders of citizens thought likely to resist communist policies. "Professor
Kumar and other so-called educators like her are doing a disservice to our young people by teaching them a narrow and wrongheaded version of
history," Smith said.
Language Guide Says Not to Use the Word 'American'. I had a revelatory moment when
reading this story. Someone was actually paid to write this "language guide" that recommends not
using certain words because they aren't "inclusive" enough, or don't reflect "diversity." Someone
sat around dreaming up reasons why some words that were historically innocuous, or even generated
pride, had suddenly become objectionable. What kind of loon would apply for a job like that?
No matter. The University of New Hampshire's "Bias Free Language Guide" reinforces the notion that
the elites at our universities have gone stark, raving mad, with the promise that their insanity will
only get worse.
AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism. The company behind Advanced Placement
courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning
[7/30/2015], after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last
year, painted American history in too negative a light.
The Editor says...
If there had been no public outcry, the anti-American curriculum would have become a permanent feature. Left-wing
brainwashing in the schools must be vigorously opposed wherever it crops up
Consequences of Lib Indoctrination from the 60s to Obama. Churchill said, "If you're
not a socialist when you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're
40, you have no brain." Churchill's point is youths are idealistic. Liberals (Leftists) have been
allowed to exploit the idealistic nature of our youths from kindergarten through college, making everything
about fairness and not offending. High school grads who cannot read their diplomas are well-schooled
in guilt and anger over "White Privilege" and "Social Justice."
Leftist Power in
the Classroom. The Buffalo Parent-Teacher's Organization in Buffalo, New York, which
is fronting for the New York State United Teachers and the Buffalo Teachers Federation according to
Board Member Carl Paladino, posted it on the Facebook page, Buffalo Schools: Believe,
for the children to see. The program is highly visible, it's leftist, it's propaganda and it's
supported with tax dollars — $500,000 to be exact. The subtitle of the article is:
"The problem here, my fellow whiteys, is that racism does still exist in America today. In fact,
it's alive and kicking, and shows itself readily to anyone what actually wishes to see it.'"
The Coming Confrontation.
The 1960's brought about a progressive indoctrination and reform on college campuses. Teacher's unions
contributed to the degradation of education. Being socialist in nature, administrations hired progressives
to administer and change education and to propagandize the citizenry. Nothing has changed, we still have
college professors ranting against the "white privilege" they are so fond of, but no one else can find.
You can't easily find American History classes that don't blame America for the woes of the world, but you can learn
women's studies, gender equity, you can learn how mean "whitey" is and, best of all, how to effectively riot.
The Coming Confrontation.
We now have a Democrat party that spreads half-truths, propaganda, and tells outright lies to its
citizens. In our schools, our children are being turned into good little Marxists with
indoctrination into such areas as lifestyle, climate change, and immigration. Together, with our
media, they have slowly inculcated all aspects of our lives, both moral and political. They
further these ideas by encouraging a vast populace in this country to become dependent on government,
and looking to one political party to bail them out, turning a challenging time into a hammock of
irresponsibility where people can relax in Marxist splendor, while others work to pay for them.
Professor: All Whites Should Commit Mass Suicide For Being Complicit In Slavery. Why
would any reputable college hire someone condoning mass suicide? Newsflash to a brain dead
social justice warrior... we are not responsible for what others did in the past. If that were the
case, everyone on the planet would be dead for one offense or another. What a self-loathing,
liberal, nut job. Now this unhinged fascist claims his Tweets were sarcasm and we are just
too dense to 'get it.' Sorry professor... we 'get it' all too well.
Blames Whites For Her Menstrual Problems. Zandria Robinson, the recently-departed
University of Memphis professor who described "whiteness" as synonymous with "terror," had even more
old tweets resurface Thursday [7/2/2015], in which she blames whites for every lethal riot in U.S. history,
blasts Dick and Jane stories for being "heteropatriarchal," and even attributes her menstrual
disorder to white "microaggressions."
professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school. Zandria Robinson, who
taught sociology at University of Memphis until resigning on June 11, had previously posted on
Facebook and Twitter that she did not want her daughter attending school with "snotty privileged
whites," apparently ramped up her social media rhetoric after leaving the job. In a series of tweets
that began June 26, nine days after white racist Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans in a
Charleston, S.C., church, Robinson wrote that "whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror" and said
she expected to see "thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from
acting how they are conditioned to act."
White People Are Conditioned to Commit Mass Murder Like in Charleston. A
professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally
ill but rather just another example of "white people acting how they're conditioned to act."
Assistant professor of sociology Zandria Robinson — whose Twitter account is promoted on
the school's official website — posted a tweet following the Charleston shooting
suggesting that the killer's actions were a result of his whiteness: [...]
[Scroll down] You might think that this is just another crazy idea from Berkeley. But the same
concept appears in a report from the flagship campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana. If you
just sit in a room where all the people are white, you are considered to be guilty of "micro-aggression"
against people who are not white, who will supposedly feel uncomfortable when they enter such a room.
At UCLA, a professor who changed the capitalization of the word "indigenous" to lower case in a student's
dissertation was accused of "micro-aggression," apparently because he preferred to follow the University of
Chicago Manual of Style, rather than the student's attempt to enhance the importance of being indigenous.
on Campus: UC Professors Instructed Not to Say ' America is the Land of Opportunity'.
If I didn't know any better, I would say that this article at The College Fix is clever
satire, but what is going on under University of California President Janet Napolitano is all too
real and part of a growing trend of totalitarianism on campus. Standard conservative ideas have
become verboten at some universities where offering a right-of-center opinion about American life
is considered a "microaggression."
High School Folds On Flag Ban When Student Shows Up With Squad Of Veterans. Protesters
lined the street in front of a South Carolina school Thursday morning after administrators had
forced a student at the school to remove an American flag from his truck the previous day.
Wednesday morning [5/13/2015] administrators from the York Comprehensive High School pulled a
student out of class and made him walk to the parking lot where they had already removed an
American flag and a POW/MIA flag from the back of his truck, The Herald reported.
speakers dominate college commencements by six-to-one. Conservatives are essentially
unwelcome on the annual college commencement speaker circuit — when politicians, the famous and
infamous don a graduation robe and make a speech. According to the Young America's Foundation's
annual survey of speakers at the nation's top 100 universities, liberal speakers dominate the field.
Among the top 100 campuses in the nation, liberal speakers outnumber conservatives 6-to-1. Among
the top 50, the ratio increases to 9 liberals for every one conservative. And among the elite
top 10 universities, there were no conservatives invited to speak whatsoever.
Under New AP Standards, 'American History Will Not Be About America'. Stanley Kurtz, a
senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed
by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing
school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America's best and brightest high school
students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many
of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular
Common Core standards for math and English.
Frequently Challenged Books.
The top ten most frequently challenged books of 2014 include:
[#1] The Absolutely True Diary
of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity,
drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for
age group, violence.
[#2] Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. Reasons: gambling, offensive
language, political viewpoint.
[#3] And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age
group. Additional reasons: "promotes the homosexual agenda."
[#4] The Bluest Eye, by Toni
Morrison. Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
[#5] It's Perfectly Normal,
by Robie Harris. Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.
Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples. Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language,
sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
[#7] The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence.
[#8] The Perks of Being a
Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive
language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
Hopkins University's Student Government Opposes Chick-Fil-A Due To 'Microaggressions'.
The student government at Johns Hopkins University decided Chick-fil-A is not welcome on campus, as
its existence would cause "microaggressions" against the gay community. The College Fix obtained
a copy of the Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association's resolution, "A Resolution
Regarding the SGA's Opinion on Current and Future Chick-Fil-A Development Plans." The resolution
attempts to prevent Chick-fil-A from operating on campus "in a current or future sense." The
student government stated it "vehemently opposes" Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage.
university cancels classes amid uproar over American flag protest. Student demonstrators who
walked on an American flag to protest racism have sparked a counter movement, prompting a south Georgia
university to cancel classes Friday [4/24/2015] ahead of a rally expected to draw large crowds of flag
supporters to Valdosta.
Students Earn Credit for Course on Hillary, Field Trip to Clinton Global Initiative.
First-year students at taxpayer-funded Rutgers University have been studying Democrat candidate for
president Hillary Rodham Clinton during a one-credit course titled "A Woman for President?" The
course features guest lectures from former Clinton campaign staffers and a field trip to the Clinton
Brownshirts Are Back. And They're in Our Universities. It is not news that virtually
all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions. Few Americans, however, are aware of
how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone
who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad — as some recent developments
illustrate. What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel.
Students Send Get-Well Cards to Mumia Abu-Jamal. [Marylin] Zuniga, a recent Columbia University
graduate who spends her off-duty hours doing yoga and DJing, according to her school bio, teaches third grade
at the Forest Street School in Orange, New Jersey. And she apparently thought it would be a good idea to
have her third grade students make get well-cards for [Mumia] Abu-Jamal, who, in spite of seemingly endless
appeals and pleas from Ed Asner, stands convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
teacher suspended over third-graders' 'get well' letters to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. An
Orange elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write "get well" letters to
an inmate convicted of killing a cop, school officials announced today [4/10/2015]. In a statement provided
by Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee, district officials sharply criticized the assignment given by teacher Marylin
Zuniga to write letters to former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. School officials said they "vehemently
deny" having prior knowledge of the assignment, and said Zuniga neither sought prior approval nor notified parents
about this "unauthorized activity."
A Kennedy whitewash.
Imagine an eighth grader, presented with a portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late patriarch of
the "royal family" of American politics. The student would learn nothing but legends about "the
greatest senator of all time," as Sen. Ed Markey proclaimed. On the occasion of the opening of an
"Edward M. Kennedy Institute" in Boston, "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley oozed, "Another New
England superstar was honored today. Politics was his game, and we'll have his story next."
There was not one discouraging word — not even the word "liberal" — applied to
arguably the single most left-wing senator of all time.
wearing American flag incite violence? Supreme Court lets stand ruling. The US Supreme
Court announced on Monday that it would not take up a major First Amendment case testing whether
school officials in California violated the free speech rights of three high school students who
were told they could not wear American flag T-shirts at school because it might upset students of
Named After War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-style Haircut. Adam Stinnett
looks up to his older stepbrother — a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to
get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that's
exactly what he got — high and tight — just like his stepbrother. [...] "I have the
utmost respect for the military and its members," the principal wrote in an email to Amy [Stinnett].
"However, we are not a military school and the boy's haircut is against our rules." She tried to
reason with the principal — but it was a lost cause.
group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer. A
black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university
rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted cop killer and
the first woman named to the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist List. A jury convicted Shakur of killing
a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979. She escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The FBI calls her a
domestic terrorist. In 2013, the agency added her to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, alongside
several members of Al Qaeda, airline hijackers and bombers.
No Notice That 8-Year-Old Would Sing at 'Black Lives Matter' Event. The event, called
"Black Lives Matter," was held at Orange County High School last week. The program listed skits
like, "I Can't Breathe," "Does my Black Life Matter?" and "They Don't Really Care About Us."
One couple spoke out this morning on "Fox and Friends" because their eight-year-old daughter was part of
the show. They were only informed that their daughter would be part of a "Motown Medley," but
said the true theme of the performance was not disclosed ahead of time.
Students Protest Campus Screening of 'American Sniper' at University of Missouri. The
University of Missouri students association confirmed that a campus screening of American
Sniper would continue as originally scheduled after a Muslim student had protested the showing
of the film earlier this month, calling it "blatant racist, colonialist propaganda." According to
the Missourian, the film is scheduled to be shown on April 17 and 18 at the campus's
Wrench Auditorium as part of a regular campus film series.
US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus. A group of university
professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American
flag at the University of California, Irvine — because they said Old Glory contributes to
racism. "U.S. nationalism often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia
of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate," read a letter obtained by the website Campus Reform.
flag, others banned in UC Irvine student area. In a push for what has been described
as cultural inclusion, the student government at UC Irvine has voted to ban the display of all
flags — including the American flag — in an area of the campus. A
resolution adopted Thursday by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students calls
for removing all flags from the common lobby area of student government offices.
of California Bans the American Flag as 'Offensive'. The Associated Students of
University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) have decided that the American flag is "offensive" and has
now banned Old Glory from the "inclusive space" on campus. Once again we see the idiocy,
anti-Americanism and loathing for the USA that our colleges are teaching our kids.
AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK. The latest
version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the
French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist
and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.
Seniors vote for
Communism-themed prom. They're calling it "prom-munism." Seniors at an Albuquerque
school want their prom to have a Communism theme. Seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School
near I-25 and Paseo del Norte voted online this week for the theme of their prom this year. "They
wanted prom-munism, so that's what got voted for the most," said senior Sarah Zachary.
Cleaning up the Boondoggles.
Since the late 1960s state universities have established departments and "learning" centers that
have nothing to do with education and everything to do with advocacy for a certain narrow points of
view — say minority studies, feminist studies, advocacy for the poor, the people with
eating disorders, the chronic bedwetters — that sort of thing. State governments too have
allowed taxpayers' dollars to be skimmed off into similar projects. Now state governments, recently
taken over by conservative Republicans — possibly even by Tea Partiers — are
closing down such boondoggles and provoking howls of indignation from the so-called aggrieved.
oppression being taught in Florida high school Earth science class. Once again, this
mother asked that she remain anonymous for fear of retribution — can I just stop and ask,
what sort of a tyrannical society do we live in now that we have to live in fear of retribution for
exposing the truth? Anyway, she's a small business owner, and she doesn't want to affect her
business or of course put her son in harm's way. In her email to me she said, "Over the past
several months my son had been complaining that (Ezekiel Edmonds) his science teacher wasn't teaching
science. I finally asked him for proof. My jaw dropped when I received the text from my son
with a video recording." [Video clip]
Professor Gives Students Extra Credit For Attending Rally Against Scott Walker's Budget. The
professor is Beth Lueck. On Wednesday [2/18/2015], Lueck notified students in her freshman English class
about the exciting extra-credit assignment. "UWW students have organized a non-partisan [sic] rally with
students, faculty, and community members on the UW Whitewater campus against Gov. Walker's proposed $300 million
cut to the UW system, along with speaking out against attacks on shared governance and faculty," Lueck wrote.
Protest organizers asked participants to meet outside the school library.
Justice Warriors Come to Campus. Back in February 2014 a group of 30 Dartmouth
students commandeered the president's office to announce a "Freedom Budget": 70 specific calls for
greater diversity, eliminating sexism and heterosexism, an improved campus climate for minorities and gays,
banning the term "illegal immigrant," offering a class on undocumented workers in America, creating a professor
of color lecture series, and harsher penalties for sexual assault, among many, many others. [...] Keep in mind
that in a few decades such folk may be among our national leaders. Particularly troublesome is how these
presumptuous, self-centered warriors think that if they think something is good, it must be good,
so case settled.
University Student: ROTC Is 'State-Sanctioned Violence'. A Brown University student
wrote a controversial column last week in the school newspaper, The Brown Daily Herald, in which he
called ROTC an "organization of criminals" and "state-sanctioned violence."
worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor 'waste of money,' parent claims. A
Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son's classroom assignment last week described Republicans
as opposed to helping the poor because "it's a waste of money." The woman said her son, a junior
at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., was asked, along with other students, to complete
an assignment about different views on the political spectrum while in a U.S. government and
politics class on Thursday [2/5/2015].
Grade Reading Assignments: Black Panthers, Police Brutality, Need for Amnesty. Fourth
graders in Wake County, North Carolina have been assigned one book that involves the Black Panthers
and racism, and another involving a father's murder, police crackdowns on Mexican unions, and
immigration to the United States. According to Stop Common Core North Carolina, a parent reported
4th graders have been told to read the book One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, in
which three sisters are sent by their negligent mother to a camp run by the Black Panthers.
Hamas On Campus. Anti-Israel
activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted "Allahhu Akbar"
at them during a vote last week on a resolution endorsing a boycott of the Jewish state, according
to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The commotion erupted late Thursday
evening [1/29/2015] as pro-Israel students attempted to counter a student government resolution to
divest from Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
of California Students Chant 'Allahu Akbar' During Anti-Israel Vote. Pro-Hamas
students at the University of California at Davis chanted "Allahu akbar" at Jewish students filing
out of a student government vote calling on the college to divest from companies who do business in
Israel. The 8 to 2 vote passed the council on Thursday [1/29/2015], the latest in a
series of council resolutions passed by students at UC campuses at Berkeley, San Diego, Santa Cruz,
Irvine, and Riverside. The council urged the university regent to divest from companies like
Caterpillar Inc. and Raytheon, which provide military equipment to Israel.
Wing Loons Protest The Teaching Of Economics. Left wing lunatics are now protesting
the teaching of economics, because, well, they're radical commies and economic literates don't help
to promote their world view.
Core: Continuing the lies that Divide America. It is easy and natural to teach children the story of America
in a way that fills them with pride. I know this because I've done it. I've had classrooms children from every
background. By June they were proud to call themselves American and crying when listening to the "Star Spangled Banner".
But I am one teacher in a school district with 1.1 million kids. Besides, Common Core tells me exactly what to
teach. My students are tested on exactly what the experts want them to know. I am rated on whether they have
"learned" the information that the creators of Common Core have deemed is a proper education.
College Chancellors Admit BDS Goal Is the Elimination of Israel. Twenty-two groups
wrote to nine University of California (UC) Chancellors today, demanding they publicly state their
commitment to upholding UC policies which prohibit academic student employees (ASEs) from using
their instructional positions to promote a boycott of Israel.
The Flight from
Reason on Campus. The university is often said to be the first place in our society to
look for the truth. Unfortunately, it is now one of the last places to find it.
law professor learns Ferguson-related exam question taboo. Law school exams often present legal conundrums
ripped from headlines of the day, but one UCLA law professor is apologizing for basing a test question on what is
apparently a taboo subject — the fallout from the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo.
Makes Students Recite 'Anti-American' Pledge of Allegiance. Some college students are blasting their professor for
forcing his politics on them by making them recite what they are calling an "anti-American" version of the Pledge of Allegiance.
On "On The Record" tonight, Caleb Bonham, editor of Campus Reform, explained that this occurred at Metropolitan State University in
Denver, where Professor Charles Angeletti had his students recite an amended pledge during his American Civilization class.
"This Isn't Education, It's Indoctrination"
Dame Offers Seminar On White Privilege. The University of Notre Dame is offering a one
hour credit seminar discussing the critical issue of white privilege. The class is being offered in
the spring semester of 2015. In the course registrar, the course is listed as Sociology 25280 and
is named "White Privilege Seminar." The course will meet eight times next semester for two hours
each time. The course description goes into more detail as to the logistics of the class. "This
six-week preparatory class is designed to educate and train White Privilege Conference delegation
participants on the definitions of, historical/current paradigm of, and causes/effects of white privilege."
erupts in violent protest over police, racism, and 'whaddya got?' My general impression is that
many of the protestors had little grasp of either the details of the incidents in Ferguson and New York, or of
the violent intent of the revolutionaries who seek to spread chaos and unrest. They were probably genuinely
surprised to learn that police could and would lawfully deploy force and declare a gathering illegal once violence
was used by demonstrators. But in mass gatherings, the initiative always lies with those willing to use physical
means. And in the wave of demonstrations currently underway, a well financed and organized core of people are
exploiting the fates of Michael Brown and Eric Garner to sow violence.
Liberal indoctrination generates gleeful exhibition of hatred:
Police Officer Crushed by Vehicle During School "Mike Brown Walkout". A police officer
remains in critical condition as a result of a Denver High School student Ferguson protest walkout.
Four officers responded to students marching down the street, as the officers tried to protect the
students from traffic a motorist slammed into the police. One officer was horrifically injured as
his body was run over and dragged by a vehicle. Details now surface of the protesting students
cheering the injury and chanting "hit him again, hit him again" while marching around the fallen officers.
student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says. Denver high
school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a
car struck four bicycle officers — injuring one critically — Wednesday night [12/3/2014], the city's police
union charged. Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained
in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition. But the reaction of young students,
reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection
Association angry. Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit.
Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted, Fox 31 Denver reports.
Immersion School Coming to Texas. The Houston Independent School District (ISD) will
be adding its first Arabic Language Immersion Magnet School in Fall 2015. The district's Board of
Education voted unanimously to approve plans for the new specialty public school campus at its
November 13 meeting. In response to the vote, Houston ISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Griersaid in a
district news release, "Houston is one of the world's leading energy capitals and it has strong economic ties
to the Middle East."
School Administrators Dishonor Veterans On Their Day. The Eau Claire Area School
District set a new low for the actions of anti-gun school administrators Tuesday when they put a
halt to what had been a Veterans Day tradition in the Wisconsin city. The school district barred a
local veterans group, the Patriotic Council, from conducting their traditional Veterans Day program
on school grounds because it includes veterans carrying rifles and a 21-gun salute with blank ammunition.
Leftist and Islamic War on the Family. The classroom and popular cultural inflate the
self-esteem of the next generation by assuring them of their moral superiority to their parents and
offering them independence from the authority and values of their parents in exchange for accepting
the values and authority of the benevolent liberal state.
Instructor: U.S. Troops Worse than the Islamic State. A University of Arizona
instructor is facing criticism for claiming that the U.S. military is "a greater threat" than the
Islamic State (IS) and for portraying American soldiers as anti-Muslim rapists who commit crimes on
par with — or even worse than — IS itself. University of Arizona instructor
Musa al-Gharbi — who also serves as an academic affiliate at the university's Southwest
Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC) — drew the controversial
comparison between IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) and U.S. soldiers in a recent column arguing that
America's moral outrage at IS's crimes is hypocritical. Al-Gharbi's comments, published in the
online publication TruthOut and several other places, attracted outrage from experts who said that
taxpayer funds should not be supplementing a university that encourages such dialogue about current events.
for Kids. [Scroll down] In this case the author seems to be setting up the story for some kind of
reversal wherein the apparent utopia turns out to be false and another start must be made toward the immanentization
of true communism — which, like the English-language edition of Adamczak's book, is always right around
the corner but never quite gets here. Since applied Marxism has to date produced nothing but violence, there is
plenty of material for stories where things don't quite work out.
Producing Do-Gooder Little Snitches. There is a new program being started at Deer Park
ISD here in the Houston area. We have all heard of Crime Stoppers by now, where you can anonymously
call in a crime in progress or a fugitive tip. Well this same thing is being marketed in a
downloadable AP for kiddies cell phones in school. It's being offered by the Safe School Program
which has been in place since 1997. Money? Oh yes, depending on what is reported, pay-offs range
from 100 smackers to 1000 big ones.
Bears and Anti-White Ethnic Studies. The California school district of El Rancho is
dropping its geography requirement and replacing geography with an ethnic studies requirement. As
nearly everyone understands by now, ethnic studies programs amount to government-funded racial polarization.
[...] As one brave teacher described the ethnic studies program he was part of: "The basic theme of the
curriculum was that Mexican-Americans were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by
the interests of middle and upper-class whites." These programs are problem enough already, and now a
legitimate educational subject is being pushed aside in favor of ethnic separatism.
American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice. Goddard College's recent
decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many
unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such
"educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American
citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have
done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who
feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and
leave, everybody would probably be better off.
Students Think America Is A Bigger Threat To Peace Than ISIS. Campus Reform drops by
the campus of Harvard University to ask students: "What is a greater threat: America or ISIS?" The
students — at least the ultra-pretentious, ultra-annoying ones chosen for the
clip — definitely did not disappoint.
Students at several Jefferson County, Colo., high schools walked out to protest the school board's
recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for
authority, free enterprise, plus the positive aspects of U.S. history. The teachers union, whose
members forced two high schools to close by calling in sick, is against the implementation of
performance-based pay. The union has encouraged and applauded student protests against what it's
calling academic censorship. [...] This kind of teacher indoctrination is by no means restricted to
Colorado. Many teachers, at all grades, use their classroom for environmental, anti-war,
anti-capitalist and anti-parent propaganda.
Sponsors Colorado Students' Petition to Stop Curriculum Censoring. On October 2,
students protesting what they believe to be an attempt to censor their curriculum in Jefferson
County, Colorado, brought a petition to the Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, courtesy of
MoveOn.org. Students delivered over 3,700 pages of more than 41,000 signatures to the board. The
petition at MoveOn.org is titled "Don't Allow the Censorship of American History."
Denver-area high schools shut down in history course controversy. Classes were
canceled [9/29/2014] at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of
teachers called in sick respectively. Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest
against a proposal from the board's new conservative majority to review the history course to make
sure it promotes patriotism and doesn't condone social disorder.
textbooks are biased toward favoring tax hikes. "Let those who will, write the
nation's laws," economist Paul Samuelson once said, "if I can write its textbooks." Samuelson may
have been more correct than he realized. A new study looks at how public finance textbooks treat the
issue of raising taxes to pay for government spending on public goods such as roads and bridges.
Students Protest Instruction in Capitalism, Patriotism, Respect for Authority. You know things have gotten bad when
students are protesting a school board proposal to change U.S. history classes to promote patriotism, capitalism and obedience to
authority while putting less emphasis on historical civil disobedience and social strife. Students walked out at the thought
of it. They and their parents have been taught socialism. Free market capitalism and respect for authority is out, angry
protests are in. This has been going on for two days and it is being encouraged by the teacher unionistas.
Colorado students stage
walkouts to protest proposed curriculum. Hundreds of high school students in Colorado's second-largest school district
staged a walkout on Wednesday [9/24/2014] to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage
Is for Agitation: What's Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools. There's a big
battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a
proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided
students and biased reporters say it's about. "Censorship" is a red herring. The real issue is
union control. Here's the deal: Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out
of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay. The JeffCo
school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective
teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective teachers with 2.4 [percent] raises and inferior
teachers with nothing. Only 2 percent of teachers received no pay raises.
students walk out over anti-protest curriculum. At issue were proposed changes to the
curriculum, which would include a new committee to promote "positive aspects" of U.S. history and
avoid material to encourage or condone "civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law."
The school board's proposed changes, in turn, are in response to the new Advanced Placement U.S.
History course frameworks introduced by the College Board this year. Those guidelines have drawn
criticism from conservative groups, including the Republican National Committee, who complain that
the new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes
negative aspects of our nation's history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects."
Student Forced to Remove American Flag from Balcony, 'Could Offend Foreign People'. A
San Diego State University sophomore was forced to remove an American flag from his balcony after
apartment managers said foreigners could find the display offensive. Brad Smith, who had just
moved into the Boulevard 63 apartment complex in San Diego last month, told ABC 10 News
that he received a written notice to remove the flag a few days ago.
Circuit Affirms That It's Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo. It's official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California
high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus
agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could
censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.
Public Schools homework assignment asks 6th graders to compare Bush to Hitler. A D.C.
public school gave a sixth grade class a homework assignment that required students to draw
comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler. The assignment was given
out this week at McKinley Tech Middle School in Northeast and has angered at least one parent who complained
about the homework.
Public Schools Hides Teacher Who Told Students to Compare Bush to Hitler. Godwin's law
made a surprise appearance in the District of Columbia Public Schools system when a McKinley Middle
School teacher recently instructed 6th-grade students to compare George W. Bush to charismatic
genocide-perpetrator Adolf Hitler. On Wednesday afternoon [9/10/2014], D.C. resident Matt Ashburn
tweeted a photo of the homework assignment, which instructed kids to compare and contrast (based on a
Scholastic text and an AP article) the former president and the fascist dictator. The teacher's
identity is being withheld by the school and DCPS. "We will not release the teacher's name,"
Melissa Salmanowitz, press secretary for DCPS, told The Daily Beast.
the College Board Demoted the Founders. The growing dispute over the College Board's new Framework
for AP U.S. History (APUSH) turns around these clashing views of the American story. The creators and
defenders of the new APUSH Framework are adherents of a radically revisionist approach to American history.
That is why the Framers and the principles of our Constitutional system receive short shrift in the new AP guidelines,
and why the conflict between settlers and Indians has taken center stage instead. The College Board claims
that teachers are perfectly free to illustrate the new Framework's themes by citing great figures of American
history. The problem with this is that the Framework's core concepts have been thoroughly shaped by the
American History framework deletes Martin Luther King, Jr. from lessons. What does the College Board have against
George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr? Although these men are two of America's greatest heroes, the College Board's
"redesigned" Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) Framework shoves them aside. Washington's contribution is limited to
a sentence fragment referencing his Farewell Address. King fares even worse — the Framework completely omits the
nation's greatest civil rights leader.
Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents. Cuba's
communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as
spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week. Cuban intelligence services "have
perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a
percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information
of use to the [Cuban intelligence service]," the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans "devote
a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia."
teacher: 'Too much risk' reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It's now a legal liability
to recite the full Pledge of Allegiance. "I retired from teaching just last year, and although I
would recite the pledge with my class, it was only on special occasions," Shauna Gertsch, a former
elementary education teacher from Salt Lake County, tells The Daily Universe. "There was just too much
risk reciting the pledge often ... we walked on egg shells with both parents and administrative faculty."
Writin' and Social Justice Agitatin'. It's back-to-school season across the country.
But in an increasing number of districts, "back to school" doesn't mean back to learning. Under the
reign of social justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation. Activism
trumps achievement. In Massachusetts, the John J. Duggan Middle School will open on August 25
with a new name and mission. It is now a "social justice magnet school." As a hiring advertisement
for teachers explained earlier this year, the emphasis will be on "helping students develop the necessary
skills to analyze and synthesize information and to generate empathy by looking at multiple sides of
important issues facing the world, be that hunger, water quality, racial barriers, child labor or
imbalance of power."
13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies. College campuses in
America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos. Some of these
schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful. Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for
the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain.
Professor Makes Dubious Declaration. Professor Danielle Allen, at the Princeton Institute for Advanced
Studies, has proposed a closer reading of the Declaration of Independence in order to prove that the country was
intended to be socialist all along. Yes, that's her thesis, and this woman is on the Board of Trustees and has a
MacArthur 'Genius' Award. On the other hand, she's a professor of sociology, a field with a penchant for ideology.
Union Wants Convicted Cop Killer Compared to MLK Jr. in School Curriculum?! Megyn
Kelly tonight [7/29/2014] took on Johanna Fernandez, coordinator for Campaign to Bring Mumia Home,
over a union-backed plan to teach students about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. A
California labor union wants a school district to teach children that Abu-Jamal is a civil rights
hero, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Amnesty: The Death
of America. Traditional America is being diluted, deliberately, in two ways, the
public school system and illegal immigration. It should not be news that our education system has
been and is currently controlled by "experts" with a worldview 100% opposite the worldview of our
founders. Today's left, and likely even our president, would say that the way many of us were
taught American history was a lie. For generations public education has not fostered pride in
America. Nowadays, the products of the public school system believe America has a shameful past and
is racist, sexist, homophobic and more. The classroom is a place where the focus is on one's
"home" country, and that country is not America. In fact, if you identify as being American,
you are questioned about your ancestry and background.
Rep. Joe Garcia: "We've Proved that
Communism Works". It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism. Their
teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of "social justice," "environmental
justice," the "evil" middle class, and the spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx,
Engels, and Lenin. Communism is "cool" in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a
hypocritical political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities. But we expect
them to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded because the
wrong people were in charge.
Back to Work. The
widespread substitution of indoctrination for education in America produces lots of young people who
have been conditioned to believe that their inflated sense of self-worth and moral superiority are
marketable skills. Unsurprisingly, many end up in politics, or working for non-profits and
NGOs, or in civil service jobs — secular clerics all — called to redistribute other
people's money and proscribe unapproved thought or behavior with righteous gusto. In this
progressive utopia-in-progress, causing someone who has victim status to feel uncomfortable for any
reason warrants a public lashing by the media. Expressing a non-approved opinion, even in private, on sex,
gender, race, marriage, immigration, or the environment can destroy careers, businesses, and families.
Lefty Teacher Whines That Fireworks Are Too Much Like 'Pretend War'. Writing for a
website called The Zinn Education Project, the teacher, Bill Bigelow, also manages to criticize
American firework displays on the Fourth of July because "the United States is waging war with real
fireworks around the world." [...] Bigelow then gets to the real reason for his rant, which is to
criticize American middle-school and high-school history and social studies curricula for not being
sufficiently leftist or revisionist. The entire point of the Zinn Education Project, after
all, is to promote Howard Zinn's book "A People's History of the United States" in taxpayer-funded
public school classrooms. Zinn, who died in 2010, called himself an enthusiast of "democratic socialism."
16 Reasons Why the United
States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket. [#9] Government [run] school systems are
nothing more than indoctrination centers for our children, a place where they can be groomed and
molded to the liking the government via propaganda that was designed by trained psychoanalysts to
make future generations of American citizens into subservient slaves in a Big Brother police state.
[...] Now school is like a prison where everything is watched and monitored and any form of free
expression is suppressed and quickly beaten down. [...] They are also training children to be dumbed down
adults that can not think for themselves, to have no personal beliefs, thoughts or opinion other than what
they are told by the "authorities" via the government controlled main-stream media.
Up Believing their Own Lies. [E]very student attending college today gets the
racist-sexist-homophobe agenda force-fed to them. Those college teachers may know tolerance and
universal values in their hearts, but they aren't teaching any of it to the students. Today,
ordinary liberals in politics and culture believe the liberal lies that the professors have taught
them, from sexism to climate change, as young people have always done. When the kids blunder into
reality, it's almost comical.
education establishment's success. Americans fall easy prey to charlatans of all
stripes because of the education establishment's success in dumbing down the nation. Nowhere has
this dumbing down been more successful than it has in creating a historical amnesia. [...] The
National Assessment of Educational Progress tests students in grades four, eight and 12 on several
broad subject areas every few years. Just 20 percent of fourth-graders, 17 percent of
eighth-graders and 12 percent of 12th-graders were at grade-level proficiency in American history
in the 2010 exams. Because students don't learn American history, they learn little about our
founding principles and they fail to learn why America is an exceptional nation.
encouraging legislatures to promote labor history education. Unions and their allies are trying to flex their muscle
in state legislatures, pushing for labor history to be included in social studies curriculum and hoping a new generation of high
school students will one day be well-educated union members.
The indoctrination continues
until the very last day of school.
blasts GOP at high school graduation, tells students to vote Democrat. They're barely
old enough to vote, but graduating seniors at a Massachusetts high school were encouraged Wednesday [6/11/2014]
by President Obama to boot Republicans from office and help the administration enact more of its agenda.
Speaking at the commencement service at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Mass., the president
slowly transitioned from delivering a pep talk to leading a political pep rally.
Principal Allegedly Strikes Patriotic Song from School Ceremony. A Brooklyn
elementary school principal with a reputation for banning patriotic songs has reportedly forbidden
students from marching into a school assembly to a tune called "Stand Up for the Red, White and
Blue." According to a story published Sunday by the New York Daily News, Public School 90 Edna
Cohen School principal Greta Hawkins will not allow 54 pre-K students from walking into a June 19th
ceremony to the song which was scheduled to play over the school's broadcast system.
schools remove 'incendiary' immigration query, deny Sheriff Joe link. A Chicago
Public Schools test question that had seventh-graders read anti-immigration commentary by a
fictitious Bush administration official and conservative writer whose name sounds like
controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has been scrubbed from the curriculum — and
officials say the whole thing was a misunderstanding.
The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public
schools. [...] Jacqueline Battalora, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier
University, informed conference participants that "white people did not exist before 1681. Again,
white people did not exist on planet earth until 1681". That's truly incredible. If
Professor Battalora is correct, how are we to identify William Shakespeare (1564), Sir Isaac Newton
(1642), John Locke (1632), Leonardo da Vinci (1452) and especially dear Plato (428 B.C.)? Were
these men people of color, or did they not exist?
Rice Is Snubbed, Angela Davis Is Embraced In Academia. After the outrageous disinvitation of former
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers University's commencement, leftist radical Angela Davis is hailed
and feted at UCLA. Can higher education get any crazier? [...] The honor to Davis — and the standing
ovations, the gushing words from UCLA's chancellor, the glossy brochures and $43,000 honorarium — came
around the same time Rice was effectively dismissed as commencement speaker at Rutgers based on leftist protests
about her tenure as secretary of state during during 9/11 and the Iraq War.
to Mount the Academic Ramparts, Clean House, and Free the Serfs. Our colleges and universities have become
infectious breeding grounds of the left, fattening their tills as the students are yoked to untenable loans to pay for
often useless educations they provide. The federal government encourages this bubble, undermines free speech and
due process on campus by regulation and encourages young people to enslave themselves in this way. Is there a way out?
wave American flags outside school that banned them on Cinco de Mayo. Free-speech
supporters rallied outside a Silicon Valley high school Monday morning after the 9th Circuit Court
upheld the school district's decision to ban students from wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo.
About 30 people silently held American flags outside of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, the San
Jose Mercury News reported. "No trespassing" signs and a large fence now surrounds the school, where
a nationwide controversy erupted four years ago. Latino students had complained after four Live
Oak students came to the school on the Mexican holiday wearing American flag T-shirts.
Administrators told the students to turn the T-shirts inside out or go home.
has schoolkids comparing Martin Luther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. A lesson plan asking students to
draw parallels between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an
"absolute disgrace," the widow of the fallen officer told FoxNews.com. Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel
was gunned down in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1981, said the latest effort to glorify Abu-Jamal's past using a lesson
plan posted on the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District's website is akin to advocating violence to young students.
free speech intended for everyone? Or just liberals? What is it about liberals that makes them
so afraid of free speech, free thought and free expression of ideas, especially on college campuses?
You may have heard about the absolute terror which faculty and students at Rutgers University greeted the
news that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been chosen as the commencement speaker at
this May's graduation ceremony. Professors at both of the college's campuses voted to ask the
university to disinvite Rice because of her role in the Iraq War, naming her a "war criminal" for her
role in the George W. Bush administration.
A quiet coup ratchets up the propaganda quotient in education with
Advanced Placement exams. While alarm bells are loudly ringing over the Common Core, a much
quieter, yet potentially devastating, coup is underway, enabling the progressives to subvert secondary education.
In classic leftist fashion, the vehicle chosen to propagandize our youth into seeing America as a fundamentally
racist, unworthy, and unfair society in need of "fundamental transformation" revolves around a wealthy non-profit
organization that enjoys a near-monopoly on a prestige-generating market niche. The Heartland Institute
alerts us to what's going on, as the College Board Advanced Placement Examination is being turned into a
vehicle to denigrate American History.
union boss wants schools to teach 'social justice'. Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis wants
schools to teach social justice, not "consumerism," she said in a video. Lewis spoke about ways to avoid "consumerist"
messages while teaching subjects typically seen as apolitical, like math, at the annual conference of the Network for
Public Education, a progressive advocacy group that backs public schools.
Appalled Over Essay Asking 8th Graders If They'd Rather Be Slaves Or Factory Workers. A Detroit-area mother is fuming over
an essay question that asked middle school students if they would rather be slaves or factory workers. Tina James, whose 13-year-old
daughter attends Novi Middle School, told WWJ's Vickie Thomas that she almost couldn't believe an 8th grade American History assignment
that asked students: "Which would you rather be: A slave or a factory worker during the Industrial Revolution?" [...] The essay
was assigned to be completed in class, and the teacher stated that he did not want any parental involvement.
Dartmouth Caves to Student
Threats. [Scroll down] The initial student letter called for greater diversity in the faculty and post-doctoral
program as well as an increase in enrollment for Black, Latino, and Native American students to 10 percent of the student population
each. The anonymous students also demanded that all students be required to take classes on "social justice" and "marginalization,"
that gender-neutral housing be available for all students, and that restrictions on the use of the term "illegal immigrants" be
imposed. In response to the demands for racial quotas, Dartmouth plans to allocate $1 million to hire faculty "who
bring diverse perspectives to campus." Another $30 million will also be spent to bring in more minorities for the
The 'Before Obama' and 'After Obama' history lesson for school children.
With Common Core spoon-feeding school children a steady school-day diet of anti-American propaganda, it's prime time for parents to school their own
children in the true chronicled History of the one nation the rest of the world still cherishes as the escape hatch to freedom and liberty.
Harvard writer: Free speech
threatens liberalism and must be destroyed. If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and
professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier
preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps. Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard
and columnist for the Harvard Crimson. In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors
and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.
Textbook Calls Reagan Sexist, Slams Conservatives. A sophomore at the University of South Carolina was shocked recently to find a school textbook
presenting as fact the claims that Ronald Reagan was a sexist and that conservatives think people are incapable of charity and those on welfare are "lazy."
The book also claims that rich people find that having poor people around is "useful" because it allows them to have a class of people to "look down on."
of Alabama Removes 'Offensive' Pro-Life Display. An administrator at the University of Alabama removed the pro-life display of Bama
Students for Life last week without notification, claiming that some students found the display "offensive." The display, which featured
abortion-related facts, photos of women who died as a result of abortion, and two small pictures of aborted babies, was among numerous other
displays by other student organizations.
How The Left Will Grow Its Power in America's Schools. In 2012, terrorist and activist Chicago professor Bill Ayers told his followers
that the left had "absolute access to the community, the school... the classroom," and that is where it should do its "movement-building."
In October of 2009, when speculation had arisen that Ayers had been the real author of Barack Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father,
the activist was in Washington D.C. to present a keynote address at a conference sponsored by the Renaissance Group.
Outrageous Leftist Propaganda
Buried In Elementary Math Lessons. By now, it is common knowledge among millions of parents that the public school system has been
overtaken by leftist ideologues. Federal curriculum guidelines offer a bounty of highly partisan — and often completely false — leftist
propaganda, while conservative thought is roundly ridiculed in government-approved texts. While these trends are abundantly obvious in
certain subjects, some parents might believe empirical disciplines like mathematics would be a safe haven from such inappropriate ideology.
Tragically, the left's ever-widening grasp on the next generation is firmly implanted across the educational spectrum.
Poison: Professor Says Bin Laden Was A 'Freedom Fighter' In Required Textbook. One of the more "through the looking glass" aspects of
modern American academia is that the most profoundly ignorant people have been put in charge of higher education. At first glance, one would
assume that this man knows quite well that his interpretations aren't at all empirical and that he is lying merely to promote an agenda. In
the narrow-minded bubble world of college politics and history professors, however, his conclusions are accepted as fact, despite being wildly
interpretive and inaccurate.
Progressives' welfare state dream is really a
nightmare. A recent column in Rolling Stone magazine revealed a recurring and troubling trend with young Millennials who have
been brain-washed by professors preaching the Progressive dream of a welfare state.
Schools Groom Children for Life in Police State USA. Government schools
have always been the source of indoctrination and inadequate education, but the rise of security hysteria and zero-tolerance policies has made them into veritable
conditioning centers for life in the American police state. As a matter of policy in most compulsory government schools, students are subjected to warrantless
searches of their bags and lockers, dog sniffs, and are even being forced to give urine samples without probable cause. Drug enforcement and education takes
on a variety of different forms. In Indiana, police officers subjected a class of 5th graders to a "simulated drug raid" in a "drug awareness" event that
resulted in one student getting attacked by the police dog that was demonstrating how it might search children for drugs if the police were crashing a party at
The Denaturalization of America. Human nature
is stubborn and recalcitrant to brute force. It must be subdued through a carefully administered program of indoctrination aimed at countering
the inevitable lessons of normal experience, within the mind-stunting machinery of an artificially restrictive and pre-packaged pseudo-world.
In the more subtle, developmental instantiations of the totalitarian state, these re-education camps have a prettified name: public schools.
Substitute Western Greats With Gender Studies. Parents pay a fortune to send their kids to big-name colleges, and they expect
strong scholarship in return. More and more, what they're getting ranges from drivel to leftist indoctrination.
Professor Tells White Male Students To Commit Suicide To Benefit Society. Noel Ignatiev, a professor at Massachusetts College
of Art, has for years advocated the total elimination of Caucasians. During his final lecture before retirement last Monday, he told
his white male students "you don't deserve to live. You are a cancer, you're a disease."
Obama no match for Liberty the 'Talking Horse'. Public
education bureaucrats, who gave history a backseat for the advance of propaganda, assume children do not want to be proud of their own
country — and they assume wrong. [...] Children will never look into a mirror and see the negative unless they are indoctrinated.
biography, required reading, tells fourth-graders that white Americans are racists. Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a
biography of President Barack Obama is required reading for fourth-graders. They say the book contains a host of controversial elements, not
least of which is that it casts white Americans who disagree with Obama's politics as racist. Fourth-grade students at Bluffview Elementary
School were instructed that they would be tested and graded on the book's contents, reports EAGnews.org. The book, called simply "Barack
Obama," is published by Lerner Publications.
Thanksgiving lesson teaches hate and racism. According to
the Department of Public Instruction website, this approach was first recommended in 1977. This Thanksgiving lesson is based upon a "likelihood,
the 'First Thanksgiving' in colonial America was proclaimed in 1637 to commemorate the murder of approximately 700 Pequot Indians at Mystic Fort."
This disgusting hypothesis is based on the admitted supposition of the late Professor William Newell of the University of Connecticut.
Jewish dad questions homework
assignment, gets investigated for being a 'neo-Nazi'. Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local
teacher's union thinks he's a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased. [...] Last week, his daughter's
eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown.
Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a list of questions his daughter was required to answer and he immediately
determined the assignment was "grossly slanted."
Teacher's union head investigates whether
parent is a neo-Nazi. A Pennsylvania father is steaming mad after the head of a local teacher's union suggested he may be a "neo-Nazi" for
questioning a school assignment. Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., expressed concern after his daughter brought home an assignment analyzing a New
York Times article discussing the recent government shutdown. Examiner.com first reported the story. The assignment asked questions like, "Whom
do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?" and "Do you feel it is principled or irresponsible for politicians to threaten a shutdown?"
Barry thought it was an exercise in indoctrination.
Loving and Hating America. As I've documented in the past, many
leftist teachers teach our youngsters to hate our country. For example, University of Hawaii Professor Haunani-Kay Trask counseled her students, "We need to think very,
very clearly about who the enemy is. The enemy is the United States of America and everyone who supports it." Some universities hire former terrorists to teach
and indoctrinate students. Kathy Boudin, former Weather Underground member and convicted murderer, is on the Columbia University School of Social Work's faculty.
Her Weather Underground comrade William Ayers teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bernardine Dohrn, his wife, is a professor at Northwestern University
School of Law. Her stated mission is to overthrow capitalism.
Checking Your Kids' School Assignments.
Have you checked your kids' school assignments lately? You might be shocked if you do. Sixth-grade children in a history class in the Bryant School District in
Arkansas (whose website brags that the district "has embraced" Common Core standards) were assigned a project to update the U.S. Bill of Rights because it is "outdated."
They were instructed to "prioritize, revise, omit two and add two amendments."
What liberal NC professors think of opposing views. Make sure to read the whole thing, and if
you're a parent who is paying or who will be paying for your daughter and/or son to attend UNC-CH, Duke, or
any of the other universities mentioned in the piece, question what you're money will be paying for.
Student Indoctrination. William Penn, Michigan State University
professor of creative writing, greeted his first day of class with an anti-Republican rant. Campus Reform, a project of the Arlington, Va.-based Leadership
Institute, has a video featuring the professor telling his students that Republicans want to prevent "black people" from voting. He added that "this
country still is full of closet racists" and described Republicans as "a bunch of dead white people — or dying white people"
California college bars student from
handing out copies of Constitution. The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, but don't try to pass out copies of it at Modesto Junior
College in California. A student at the school who tried to pass out pocket-size pamphlets of the very document that memorializes our rights got shut down
on Sept. 17 — a date also known as Constitution Day.
Colleges Recruiting Students to
Propagandize Wikipedia. A new program developed by FemTechNet and titled "Storming Wikipedia" will apparently hit fifteen universities,
including Yale, Brown, and Penn State, beginning this year. The program gives students college credit for writing "feminist thinking" into
Wikipedia entries. There are 300 students registered for the course, according to course facilitator Alexandra Juhasz, professor of
media studies at California's Pitzer College.
Catholic University to Welcome Communist Leader. With no room for opposing
views or questions, Seattle University is planning to host a talk, complete with a book signing and reception for Angela Davis, on October 17. [...] "It
would be difficult to find a speaker who contradicts the teaching of the Catholic Church on more levels than Angela Davis. Stalin, maybe? She is a
notorious feminist, Marxist, communist, socialist who engages in pro-abortion, pro-same-sex "marriage" activism," James Bascom wrote for TFP Student Action,
a group whose goal is "Defending Moral Values on Campus."
Professor Tells Class Republicans "Raped"
America. A Michigan State University professor said Republicans were a bunch of "dying white people" who "raped this country" and wanted to prevent
"black people" from voting in a secretly recorded tirade during the first day of a creative writing class, Campus Reform reported.
Michigan State investigates professor who tells students
Republicans 'raped this country'. Campusreform.org, an online news organization part of the conservative Leadership Institute, posted the video on
Tuesday [9/3/2013], claiming to have received it from a student in the classroom. In the video, MSU professor William Penn berates Republicans in front of
about 400 students in his Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities lecture-hall class on Thursday [8/29/2013].
Re-education at George Mason.
This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise
when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person
Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination,
thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit.
America's Broken Civics Education System. [Scroll down] Most colleges and universities no longer require students
to take a basic course in U.S. history or government (less than 20 percent, according to the American Council of Trustees and
Alumni), and those students who happen to take U.S. history as an elective are not likely to hear much praise for the land of the
free and the home of the brave. In its recent study of the history curriculum in Texas universities, the National Association
of Scholars (NAS) found a preoccupation with the themes of race, class, and gender injustice.
Professor backs statement that God is racist, says 'I have
tenure. I can't get fired'. Anthea Butler, the Ivy League religious studies professor who called God a white racist after the Trayvon
Martin verdict last week, doubled down on her statement and denounced the conservative media outlets that criticized her. Butler, an
associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote a blog post for Religious Dispatches last week arguing
that most Americans worship a "white racist god with a problem" who is "carrying a gun and stalking young black men."
Teaching with Eyes Closed. Although individual
instructors may hold conservative views, teachers as a group are firmly progressivist, committed to "social improvement" through
state intervention. Solidarity with the putatively oppressed has led schools to embrace a variety of ameliorative causes,
most recently, in Canada, a gay-oriented anti-bullying campaign that is at times stridently anti-Christian (though also, ironically
enough, pro-Muslim) and a zealous environmentalist philosophy that teaches children to condemn oil and gas production.
Being Schooled About Transgenders.
Education these days involves indoctrination, far more than teaching children to think clearly and to recognize demagoguery and propaganda.
Too often, our schools — from pre-school to graduate programs — are saturated with so-called "progressive" ideology.
Even when they cannot read or do basic math, children can spout the latest cultural truism [...] They know where to buy condoms or obtain birth
control; they "know" that global warming is the greatest threat facing mankind. And, today, it is becoming perfectly normal for "transgender"
students to pop in and out of whichever bathroom they want to use.
Leaving DHS Under Cloud of Suspicion. [Janet] Napolitano is a poor choice to lead the University of California system, a position
usually filled by an academic, not a highly partisan politician. [...] Napolitano is an extremist zealot who will stop at nothing to achieve her
progressive agenda and stamp out conservatism.
Hating America. University of Southern California professor Darry
Sragow preaches hate to his students in his regulation of elections and political finance class, recently telling them that Republicans are stupid, racist
losers and that they are angry old white people. A few years ago, Rod Swanson, a UCLA economics professor, told his class, "The United States of
America, backed by facts, is the greediest and most selfish country in the world." Penn State University professor Matt Jordan compared supporters
of the voter ID laws to the Ku Klux Klan.
Deliver Us From Evil: Black
Professor Spews Hate. [Scroll down] Around 15 years ago, a white friend of mine said her son came home from middle
school extremely upset — in tears. The poor kid was devastated, suffering with overwhelming guilt for being white after
learning all the horrible things white men did to blacks, women, and Native Americans. His liberal agenda operative teacher actually
implied that he should feel guilty. Today, that same kid, my friend's son, is a twenty-something-year-old zealous member of the
Communist Party. He believes that white males and capitalism are the greatest sources of evil in the world.
Blacklisted by Higher Education.
Professor Mary Grabar has put together a chilling book revelation of how much more liberal and groupthink our universities have become even since
the 1980s and 1990s, when political correctness first started seeping into academic life and poisoning young impressionable minds seeking knowledge;
instead they are daily subjected to an incessant brainwashing of leftist ideology and the rewriting of history.
the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed. In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston
Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association "advocates armed rebellion
against the duly elected government of the United States of America." Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly
done — not even close. He also said that the NRA is guilty of "treason" "worthy of the firing squad."
Indoctrination Included in Common Core for First Graders. Reading, writing and arithmetic are out — Communist indoctrination
is in! The radical left is indoctrinating first graders in communist doctrine disguised as educational tools for first graders.
The indoctrination is part of the Common Core curriculum for elementary students.
end up on Mount Rushmore say a third of George Washington profs surveyed. According to a survey of George Washington University
professors, some 30 percent generally endorse the eventual addition of President Barack Obama's face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
The survey, conducted and reported by The College Fix, is hampered by an extremely limited sample size. Nonetheless, the results are fascinating.
Defending Indoctrination as 'Academic
Freedom'. Even at a leftist bastion such as USC, Professor Dekmejian can be considered an extremist. In a mere twenty minutes
of recorded classroom footage, Dekmejian repeatedly hurls insults at every Republican president since Reagan, claiming that they were "lazy" and
that they "lied to the American people," while praising Jimmy Carter for "still going around doing good things."
Your Tax Dollars at Work: Bevy of Domestic
Terrorists Teaching at College. Controversy ensued when the news broke that Kathy Boudin, former member of the Weather
Underground who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder, received the position of adjunct professor at Columbia University. While
it may be ironic that Boudin received a teaching position at a university she was plotted to bomb, she is not the only former domestic
terrorist to receive such a position.
Core GED textbook: "9/11 hijackers were poor Afghanis". Adult basic education and GED programs, with about 800,000 students
taking GED tests each year, serve a segment of society that escaped government schools, including many homeschoolers. But the
national propaganda effort called the Common Core Curriculum is spreading its tentacles to them.
More Likely to Identify as Liberal, Put International Law Over Constitution. A country whose educational institutions are less
patriotic and more liberal will play a crucial role in the shaping of a less patriotic and more liberal population. Immigrants who tend to
get their identity more from education than national culture (tellingly immigrants are more likely to rank professors higher than soldiers, in
contrast to native-born Americans) are more likely to lean left.
Duval [County] teacher tells 4th graders to give
up [their] constitutional rights. One Duval County parent tells WOKV his son doesn't even know what his constitutional rights are, so he's shocked a
teacher told the ten-year-old to write a letter on his willingness to give them up.
School Crossword's Definition of 'Conservatism' Outrages
Mom! Tamra Varebrook's 8th-grade daughter came home recently with an assignment on liberalism versus conservatism that shocked and angered her because of
how it characterized one of the political ideologies. "I looked at it, and reading the description of 'conservatism' being that we are the party that wants to
restrict all personal freedoms struck me as pretty much incorrect," she said.
Professor Rants in Class Against 'Stupid and Racist' Republicans. The professor's name is Darry Sragow. He openly endorses
illegally suppressing Republican votes.
Video captures professor ranting against Republican Party. A professor at the
University of Southern California (USC) appears to have used a fall semester 2012 political science class to deliver sustained and angered attacks on
Republicans, who he characterized as old, white, racist, and "losers." In a 15 min. video secretly captured by USC student Tyler Talgo,
political science Professor Darry Sragow also appears to endorse the illegal suppression of Republican votes.
Johns Hopkins's and Planned Parenthood's troubling extremism. We know Johns
Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its "Diversity and Inclusion Statement," a classic of the genre,
says the university is "committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion ... by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of
students." Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a "Diversity Leadership Council" that defines "inclusion" as "active,
thoughtful and ongoing engagement with each other." Unless you are a member of Voice for Life (VFL), an antiabortion group.
Facing the Hardest Truth on
Public Education. Were public schools better twenty, forty, or sixty years ago? Of course they were. But
it no more follows from this that public education is not such a bad idea than it follows from the fact that the welfare state of sixty
years ago had not yet incorporated socialized medicine that socialism is not such a bad idea. Today's extensions of progressive
control over an ever-increasing range of our lives did not arise from nowhere; they were made possible by earlier, gradual insinuations
of the concepts and moral perspectives of tyranny into the modern West's soul.
Tale of two terrorists.
Despite the misgivings of some, it is reported that Kathy Boudin urged the use of "anti-personnel bombs." In other words, she wanted
to kill people not just damage property. Before they could act, her fellows were killed in the townhouse explosion. The
townhouse itself collapsed; Boudin fled. She reappeared over a decade later driving the getaway car for the rag tag mix of
Weathermen and Black Panthers who held up a Rockland County bank in 1981, murdering three in the process.
This Is Columbia University.
People who ask how it is possible that a convicted killer — a participant in a failed plot to blow up a social dance attended
by 18-year-old draftees and their dates; a murderess who abetted the cold-blooded massacre of three law-enforcement officers, including
the first African-American on the Nyack police force; a woman whose actions left nine children fatherless and who has shown no genuine
remorse for that — should be hired as an adjunct professor at an elite school like Columbia University haven't been paying
attention to what's happened to our educational system from kindergarten to the university level, which has long been under the academic
thumb of a Left that is comfortable supporting Islamic supremacists and anti-American terrorists both at home and abroad.
5th-Grade Son's Quiz Blames 9/11 Attacks On United States. 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."
of Education "Kids Zone" Features Communist Quote from Mao. This isn't a generic quote about education being a good
thing. It's actually a quote about the need for Communist indoctrination among Communist Party members.
Teaches 9-11 Hijackers Were "Freedom Fighters". I'm beginning to wonder what in the world is going on
in Texas! First I told you how the public school system in Texas is being infiltrated with CSCOPE curriculum
that teaches that the Founding Fathers, who were involved in the Boston Tea Party, were "terrorists." Now,
word is that in a Texas high school, students are told to refer to the Jihadists who hijacked planes on 9-11 to attack
America should be referred to as "freedom fighters," not terrorists. Students at Lumberton High School were not only
told this nonsense, but they have also been told to stop referring to the Holocaust as Genocide.
Education Officials Want Students to Wear 'White Privilege' Wristbands. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs
several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools, EAGnews.org has been finding. Some feel that one of those
programs — an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) — may go a bit overboard by encouraging
white students to wear a white wristband "as a reminder about your (white) privilege."
judge: Arizona can ban classes promoting 'racial resentment against 'whites. A federal appeals judge has upheld most of a
2010 Arizona state law that prohibits school districts from offering coursework that endorses the overthrow of the United States
government or stokes resentment toward a race or class of people. [...] The ruling stems from a case concerning a school district's
intervention to forcibly alter coursework in a controversial Mexican-American studies program in Tucson schools. The highly
race-conscious program taught history, civics and literature from a pointedly Mexican-American vantage point.
Student Disciplined for Refusing to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Lawsuit Says. A Texas couple claims their daughter's
school district tried to force her to sing the Mexican national anthem and recite that country's pledge of allegiance against her
will — then punished her for standing her ground. When the teen refused to participate, arguing it was against her
beliefs as an American, she was eventually thrown out of the class and then given a failing grade for that day's assignment, the
Have Ted Cruz's List: Harvard Law Really Is Littered with Communists. It turns out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was
correct when he claimed Harvard Law School had significant numbers of what might reasonably be called "communists." Anyone
who knows the Ivy League knows the question shouldn't be, Who at Harvard is Marxist? but Who at Harvard isn't
Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge. A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her
school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. The Thomas
More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old
girl's constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
The Editor says...
This is America. Teach the kids about America.
Title IX for our boys.
Large urban school districts are losing students at an alarming pace. They're going to charter schools, to online schools and
to home-schooling. But now there's another reason for parents to think about moving their children out of public
schools — the boys. It seems that teachers — overwhelmingly female — just might be prejudiced
against boys and it's hurting their grades. Stereotyped as "naughty," boys quickly learn that they are thought of as dumber and
more trouble than girls. And that has consequences.
teacher includes questions about slavery in elementary school math homework. A furor over slavery has erupted at
a Midtown elementary school, after a teacher handed out math homework that include questions asking kids to tally the killing
and beating of slaves. The shocking questions were given to at least one class of 9-year-olds at PS 59 in
Manhattan — which included the kids of United Nations personnel. The inflammatory queries were only
uncovered after a student teacher was asked to hand them out to a second class.
Teacher Reportedly Refused to Grade Student
Reports on Guns. An English teacher at Denton High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area allegedly refused to grade two student reports because they
discussed guns. MyFoxDFW.com reports that the teacher, Dewey Christian, told his students to write a report on anything they wanted.
University Stands By Campaign To Teach Diversity By Writing 'Unfair' On White Students' Faces. The University of Wisconsin Duluth-Superior
is standing by a controversial campaign launched in 2012 to increase public awareness about racial favoritism by writing "unfair" on students' faces
along with a variety of grievances supposedly shared by minorities against Caucasians. The university released a statement last week defending
the project and saying that the campaign is prepare to enter its second phase.
of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl. If people dedicated to the complete destruction of the United States as a constitutional
republic became power-players in the public school establishment, would you expect them to build an education system that fostered and preserved the
tenets of republican citizenship as understood by America's founders? Would you continue to support the public schools, and send your children there?
College: Fire professor who forced students to vote
for Obama. A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Barack Obama last November should be fired,
the college's president recommended. Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering,
harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November election.
Blocks Students From Using Fox News as Source for Assignment. Students and parents at West Liberty University
in West Virginia are expressing concern and even outrage over an assignment handed out by professor Stephanie Wolf in which
she told her students which sources they couldn't use in their research. While The New York Times, The Huffington Post and
others were given the clear, The Onion and Fox News were the two outlets she said were off limits.
Children: 'Palestine Solidarity' in the Classroom. Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman is an anti-Israel activist and English professor
who has taught at Boise State University, al-Quds University, the American University of Beirut, and other universities in the Middle
East. In The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans: Addressing Pedagogical Strategies (New York, Palgrave Macmillan,
2011), she has assembled a guidebook for American high school teachers on how to teach the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Told to Stop 'USA!' Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas. Four California high-school students were reportedly
suspended for chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment
has since been rescinded, school administrators said "the incident is far from over." Oxnard Union School District
superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that "we need to pursue this further" and "work with teachers and students
and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency."
Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society. [#15] Schools have moved away from teaching reading, writing, history,
morality, and patriotism for the benefit of the students to pushing self-esteem and liberal indoctrination for the benefit of the teachers' unions and
salaries of professors.
What Our Society Has Become. The United States Constitution, and its concepts of
limited government, State sovereignty, liberty, and a political system governed by the people is being tossed aside as nothing more than an archaic obstacle to
progress. Federalized, our schools have become indoctrination centers that spit out compliant citizens hailing that central government is the new god of the
new age. Television programs, all the way down to the cute little yellow feathered Street for toddlers, reinforces the mental programming of the youngsters, and
the news media and entertainment industry reinforce the teachings not only for the children, but to ensure the proper re-education of the older folks that might still
remember what America was like when it was still truly free.
Middle School Students Being Asked To Design Flags For A New Socialist Nation". You know America is changing when leftists
have even infiltrated Texas schools.
Undocumented And Unafraid, Because This Is What We Learned In School'. On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning [2/2/2013],
Cristina Jiménez, leader of United We Dream, an organization that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrant youth, declared "we are
undocumented and unafraid, because this is what we learned in school." In American schools of today, dominated by government employee
unions, she's likely only too accurate about what's being taught.
Students: Professor Required Us to Attend Van Jones Lecture. An event this past Wednesday [1/23/2013] at Loyola University
Chicago featuring former Obama administration official Van Jones strayed far from the marketed title of "2013 MLK Celebration," instead
encouraging students to embrace a "new patriotism" and the "ugly-unequal founding" of America.
Pallor Games. "A Wisconsin high
school is under fire after parents discovered that the 'American Diversity' class taught students that minorities had historically been oppressed
by white people," reports London's Daily Mail. [...] The parents aren't objecting to their children being taught historical facts about, say,
slavery and Jim Crow, but rather to the curriculum's tendentious view of contemporary America.
termination of teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class. The superintendent of a school district that has
received national attention because of a teacher's controversial lesson plan has decided to recommend that teacher be terminated after
allegedly throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his classes.
teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class. A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and
has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his
students. Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the
course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS.
S.C. teacher quits
after stomping flag. A South Carolina high school English teacher who stomped on a U.S. flag said Friday [3/29/2013] he
has resigned effective the end of the school year.
Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag
stomping deal. Lexington-Richland 5 paid former Chapin High teacher Scott Compton $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge,
part of a settlement that led to his resignation after he stomped on an American flag during a class lesson.
The Role of 'Educators'.
John Dewey saw the role of the teacher, not as a transmitter of a society's culture to the young, but as an agent of change — someone
strategically placed, with an opportunity to condition students to want a different kind of society. A century later, we are seeing schools
across America indoctrinating students to believe in all sorts of politically correct notions. The history that is taught in too many of our
schools is a history that emphasizes everything that has gone bad, or can be made to look bad, in America — and that gives little,
if any, attention to the great achievements of this country.
Every Idea Is an Incitement.
After I got tenure, I left the political Left and became a conservative Republican. I know you've never had a conservative professor
before and you are probably wondering what to expect. In a nutshell, you can expect to hear the truth about a number of things for the
very first time in your college career. And that means you can probably expect to be offended from time to time.
Unmitigated propaganda in the New York Times:
Let's Give Up on the Constitution.
As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.
The Editor says...
The writer of the article immediately above is identified by the New York Times as "a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University," which tells us
a lot about the potential for anti-American indoctrination at Georgetown. He never gets around to his alternatives
to the Constitution, but apparently he would prefer that
Marxist, Barack H.
Obama, be pronounced America's
not-so-benevolent dictator, bypassing the
ballot box. The whole article sounds like sedition to me.
Subverting the Constitution. Louis Michael
Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, is no fringe figure. He is a pillar of the left wing legal
establishment, graduate of Harvard Law, former clerk for Thurgood Marshall, and notable figure in the Leftist "critical legal theory" movement. [...] Seidman
has taken to the pages of the daily bible of the progressive establishment, the New York Times, to lend respectability to a movement to subvert the
Constitution, and turn to an undefined system which inevitably means the loss of our safeguards against tyranny. All expressed in superficially
Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution
Day!' I don't believe the Constitution is holy writ nor do I think that the Founders had all the answers for today's America. But
all public officials and members of the military swear fealty to our founding document for a reason; it is the most visible, the most tangible
representation of our sovereignty as a nation. We don't have kings, or castles, or ancient ruins to which we can point and say our sovereignty
lies within. It is the Constitution that unites us as a people. And positing the notion that we should just throw it away is outrageously
stupid and disquietingly radical.
Law professor: Scrap 'archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil' Constitution. Georgetown Law professor Louis Michael Seidman writes
that the time has come to scrap the Constitution. In an op-ed published in the New York Times Monday, Seidman, a constitutional law professor,
claimed that the nation's foundational document is the real impediment to progress and solutions to America's troubles.
Professor: I Want NRA Vice
President's "Head on a Stick". Campus Reform has reported that University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis has called for NRA Vice President
Wayne LaPierre's "head on a stick" during a rant on his Twitter page. Loomis also called the NRA a terrorist organization.
Schools Replace Great Fiction With Government Propaganda. Forty-six states have surrendered control of school curricula to the
federal government under the remarkably successful and sweeping "Race to the Top" challenge. By entering the challenge —
with no promising of winning the money — states agreed to replace local school district curricula with federally mandated subjects
and standards: the common core state standards. The process took less than two years, and ensures that the federal government
will dictate every aspect of a child's learning forever.
A New Low From
The California Federation Of Teachers: Urine Indoctrination. If anything raises questions about the fitness of the California Federation
of Teachers to be around kids, just look at its new video pushing class warfare doctrine by graphically depicting "the rich" urinating on the poor.
The angry, hate-filled cartoon video was placed right up top on the California Federation of Teachers' website, where children could see it, if it's not
already being shown in classrooms.
percent of Ivy League professors' donations went to Obama. Ivy League educators overwhelmingly supported President Obama
with their campaign donations in the presidential election, reinforcing the suspicions of critics who say their bias also shows up in
the classroom. Some 96 percent of faculty and staffers at the eight universities who donated wrote their checks to Obama,
and at Brown University, just one professor contributed to Mitt Romney's bid, according to a study by student political advocacy group
Campus Reform. In all, the employees of the prestigious schools sent more than $1.2 million to President Obama and just
$114,166 for Romney's campaign — a ratio of more than 10-to-1.
Thanksgiving Celebrates Our
'Original Sin,' 'Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,' Journalism Prof Preaches. Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a
day of fasting and atonement for American "sin." That's according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a "white-supremacist holiday."
As if Obama's "Youth Brigade" wasn't bad enough last election season, now a pro-Obama song ad has been released by advertising agency Goodby,
Silverstein & Partners titled, "Future Children Project, Re-electing President Obama." Through the song's lyrics, they are using children
to promote Obama's un-American, un-Constitutional agendas such as global warming, homosexuality, animal rights, welfare, green energy,
government control of education, and a disdain for parents.
The Axis of Liberalism Marches to
Re-elect Obama. The American Enterprise Institute examined the political registrations of professors at 20 colleges and universities,
representing a cross-section of higher education — public and private, big and small, in the North, South, East and West. By a more than
13-1 margin, the profs were registered with a party of the left. Many departments had no professors from a right-wing party.
Marching Orders: A High
School Band's Communist Celebration. [Scroll down] The parent, who asked not to be identified, attended the game with
his children. He was stunned by the halftime performance. "It was Glee meets the Russian Revolution," he told Fox. "I'm not
kidding you. They had giant hammers and sickles and they were waving them around. Who thought this was a good idea?" he added.
Apparently the judges at the Cavalcade of Bands Association Inc. show at Manheim Township High School on Saturday, September 22nd did.
American High School Band Marches with
Hammer & Sickle. "St. Petersburg: 1917" is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band. Ironically, the school's athletic
teams are called the Colonials and their colors are red, white and blue. The band's website features a picture of the group with students holding a
hammer and sickle. "There is no reason for Americans to celebrate the Russian revolution," said one irate parent who alerted Fox News. "I am
sure the millions who died under Communism would not see the joy of celebrating the Russian revolution by a school 10 miles from Gettysburg."
Why is the race close? Likewise, public schools help shape what
children and their parents think about key issues. They indoctrinate children by emphasizing teamwork to the detriment and even exclusion of
individualism. There was a time when most Americans understood that a society that encouraged individual initiative and self-reliance was both
freer and more prosperous. That lesson has been largely unlearned. [...] Public schools claim that they are teaching children to think critically.
That should mean giving a fair hearing to the major arguments for and against any idea. In practice, public schools encourage children to accept
certain ideas and criticize others. Naturally, people and ideas that are seen as antithetical to public schools — such as free enterprise
and the Republican Party — are often singled out for criticism.
Students Sign 'Vote for Obama' Pledge. A Florida community college has launched an investigation and placed a tenured
professor on leave over reports that she made students in a math class sign a pledge to vote for President Obama. A spokesman
for Brevard Community College told Fox News that Sharon Sweet was placed on an unpaid leave of absence effective immediately after
they received a call from a concerned parent.
Academic Dishonesty. Many
of the nation's colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an "enlightened"
form of racism. This is a decades-old trend. In a 1991 speech, Yale President Benno Schmidt warned: "The most
serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on our campuses. The assumption seems to be that the
purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and to liberate the mind."
U: Professor Forces Students to Pledge They Vote For Obama and Democrats. A professor in Florida is under fire today
after forcing her students to sign a pledge to vote for Barack Obama and Democrats.
School kids taught to praise Obama.
Remember last year when that video of school kids singing about Obama appeared on the net to creep out parents? Here's a new one of
school kids being taught to sing praise of Obama. No one knows yet where this took place, or what school.
Double-Minded Republicans. Certainly, the
media, the academy, and most of our society's major institutions are heavily influenced by progressives, if not outright controlled by them. It is
therefore a given that elite opinion will portray Republicans as villains. Yet, that longstanding challenge for Republicans has never before been an
Back In The USSR: American
Life Under Obama. When we immigrated to the U.S., I realized that most of what we were taught about capitalism was false.
I was surprised how uninformed and downright clueless Americans were regarding communist ideology and history. The platitudes of communist
propaganda that were all around me in the Soviet Union were accepted as something new and wonderful by well-meaning people in the U.S. While
Soviet citizens were excluded from the external world by their government, liberal/progressives in the "free world" were insulated from reality.
Why Isn't Romney Slaughtering Obama? [Scroll down] It
is well-known that virtually all of the opinion-molding organs of American society are firmly in the hands of the leftists. These include: the
media, public schools, academia, legal profession, foundations, seminaries, libraries and, sadly, many major corporations. Therefore, unless an
individual is an exceptionally original thinker or is exposed to a countervailing inoculation, his mindset is inevitably shaped to be part of the liberal
consensus. And the two venues that are most influential in this regard are the media and the government-controlled public schools. [...] Today — and
for the last 30-50 years — the children of America are subject to a relentless barrage of left-wing propaganda that is strongly reinforced by
what their parents see and read on TV, in the movies and in the newspaper.
Union Exemptions from Criminal Laws. Some states require that
students be introduced to the concept of labor unions as part of the public school curriculum. For example, a Board of Education
may include in the required course of study in high school a mandate that students be taught about unions as part of "social
studies." [...] The State Board of Education in Nevada mandated, as part of the required course of study, that children learn about the
role of labor unions beginning in the second and third grade. By fifth grade, in addition to knowing about the role of unions,
students were expected to name specific labor unions.
'Story of Stuff' videos
aim indoctrination at students. Yesterday [7/17/2012], the prolific folks at the Story of Stuff Project released yet another
short video that is sure to become part of the stealth curriculum meant to indoctrinate our children into an anti-capitalist worldview.
This time, it's "The Story of Change," and the message is alarmingly clear: America needs a "new economic system" that is more
environmentally friendly, more "fair," and more democratic (with a small "d"). Perhaps you are not one of the 15 million
people who have viewed the original film that launched this agitprop empire: "The Story of Stuff."
It's parent vs. school over
students' pledge of allegiance to teachers, district. An optional pledge of allegiance to a New Jersey school and its teachers will
continue after an attorney determined it's not problematic following a complaint by one parent who deemed it to be unconstitutional, FoxNews.com has
learned. For the past decade, every Monday of the school year at Asher Holmes Elementary School in Morganville, N.J., has started with students
reciting a pledge honoring the Marlboro Township School District and its teachers, who "help [students] learn" all they need to "know for the future."
School agrees to
nix pledge of allegiance to teachers, recast it as school song. After receiving complaints about a New Jersey elementary
school's pledge of allegiance to teachers, the school district says it has opted to rewrite the pledge as a school song instead.
"Over the summer, a school spirit song will be created to replace the pledge, and will be put into effect for the 2012-13 school
year," The Marlboro Board of Education said in a news release.
Nightmare Of A Conservative On A College Campus. The campus atmosphere, professors and many students are just as liberal,
tree-hugging and socialism-loving as a conservative might imagine. How do I know? I have lived the nightmare for three years
at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. From my first day on campus as a freshman, I have been assaulted by the liberal agenda.
It began with orientation, extended to the classroom and explodes when conservative speakers come to campus.
Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives, 7 to 1. The number of liberal commencement speakers at America's top colleges
dwarfs the number of conservative speakers. The ratio, 7-1 this year, has never been higher, according to Young America's Foundation
(YAF), which made a list of speakers invited to the top 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. this spring. Of the total, YAF
identified 71 of the speakers as liberal or left-leaning. Only 10 speakers this year are conservative or right-leaning.
'Favorite Professor': Poor and Minorities Receive 'Little Benefit' from America. "I had a wonderful political science class," Obama
told YouTube's Steve Grove on January 27, 2011. "It sparked my general interest in politics. And he still teaches there and was
just a wonderful, wonderful professor." That professor was Roger Boesche. Obama took two classes from Boesche — one on
Nietzsche, the other on American history — and they apparently left quite an impression. But Obama's "wonderful professor" had
some rather odious views about the United States military, which contemporaneous accounts in the student newspaper of Occidental confirm.
NC Teacher Screams at Student: It's Criminal to Criticize Obama.
[Scroll down] Clearly, the student should be teaching the class, and the teacher should be reading the Constitution more often. The school district
classified the exchange — which is obviously just another case of a pro-Obama teacher shoveling her views down students' throats — a
"learning experience." It isn't. It's political intimidation, and it's just another example of how the American public school system has become an
indoctrination tool for the left. This teacher should be suspended or fired forthwith, if only for incompetence.
Video stirs debate on teacher's actions in North class. After
reviewing a video in which a North Rowan High School teacher tells a student he can be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama, the Rowan-Salisbury
School System said it can be a learning experience. Meanwhile, an expert on politics at Catawba College says the social studies teacher just doesn't have
her facts straight when she insists speaking your mind about a president can get you charged with a criminal offense.
Rowan Co. teacher suspended after video posted on
YouTube. A teacher caught on video telling a student he could be arrested for speaking negatively of President Barack Obama was suspended
Monday [5/21/2012] in Rowan County. The Salisbury Post reported that Social Studies Teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely told her students at North Rowan High
School they could be jailed for criticizing Obama. The video is nearly 10 minutes long and has gone viral on YouTube, with more than 178,000 views
as of Monday afternoon. It was posted one week ago.
North Rowan teacher suspended. Rowan-Salisbury Schools
officials suspended a North Rowan High School teacher Monday while investigating an incident caught on camera where the teacher told a student he could be arrested
for speaking ill of President Barack Obama. In a nearly 10-minute YouTube video shot by a student in the classroom, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies
teacher, told students criticism of the president could lead to jail time.
The Editor says...
The so-called viral video shown in the article above is a whole lot of nothing, if you ask me. It's a nine-minute picture of the ceiling, and a recording of a
bunch of ill-behaved public school kids being scolded by a poorly-trained, Obama-worshiping "teacher", who doesn't have her facts straight. Typical public
school environment, in other words.
Teacher flunks free-speech test. A person could spin the
story any number of ways: proof of teacher incompetence, political favoritism, ignorance of constitutional rights. It's not clear in words if the
teacher is defending the presidency or Obama, but her passion on the subject suggests a personal loyalty. That political spin will get the most air
time — more evidence, commentators will say, of mindless loyalty to Obama from people who don't have all the facts.
Kids with Cell
Phones: Record Your Socialist Teachers! This week audio surfaced of a North Carolina teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely (black),
berating 13-year-old Hunter Rogers (honky) for criticizing president Obama (hate crime). Neely said Rogers could be arrested for
slandering Obama. What a crock! Children cannot be arrested for criticizing Obama — at least not until his second
term when we will truly see our First Amendment rights vanish like a pack of raw wieners at Rosie's house.
North Carolina teacher who
berated student over Obama criticism to keep job. The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned
President Obama went viral will keep her job. The Salisbury Post reports that Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended without pay, but that she will
return to school next year. As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth
Hunting Hunter. About six weeks ago I told you about Hunter
Rogers, a North Carolina high school student who videotaped his teacher threatening him for allegedly being disrespectful toward Barack Obama.
The teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely, was suspended with pay. She has since been told that she can keep her job. No surprise there. The
sad part of this episode is this: Rogers has become the subject of threats and harassment from students and the school.
Black Teen Run Off the Liberal
Plantation. [Scroll down] Happily, not everyone has ignored [Jada] Williams. She was awarded the first
"Spirit of Freedom" award by the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York on February 18, 2012. Sadly, not enough
people know and celebrate her courage and thoughtfulness. No members of Congress, no former governors, and no professional
basketball teams have taken the time, nor has the president, to publicly applaud Ms. Williams. Nobody dons a hoodie in
support of a young black girl tossed aside like trash for daring to learn, daring to speak up, and being summarily punished
Who Is 'Racist'?: Part II.
There is no subject on which lies and half-truths have become so much the norm on ivy-covered campuses than is the subject of
race. Moreover, anyone who even questions these lies and half-truths is almost certain to be called a "racist," especially in
academic institutions which loudly proclaim a "diversity" that is confined to demographics, and all but forbidden when it comes to a
diversity of ideas.
101: Duncan Approves of Schools Teaching Protest. Speaking at Al Sharpton's recent National Action Network
conference in New York City, Duncan was asked about the appropriateness of schools teaching students how to protest, as well
as bringing students to political protests. His thoughts are, sadly, unsurprising, given his boss's background as a
Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago
Students to Protest. Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools "selective enrollment" school, held "Social Justice Week" in March, a
collection of events geared towards turning students into activists.
California Professors "Corrupt" Higher Education. California taxpayers spend $2.8 billion to educate the
more than 230,000 students at the 10 campuses that comprise the UC system. But the report says the UC system does
not help students learn how to think, but rather teaches them what to think. And what they "learn" is that they
are victims — whether of racism, sexism, classism or discrimination because of sexual orientation.
admirer to teach 'Understanding Obama' class at Harvard Law School. According to the Harvard Law School course
catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called "Understanding Obama" for one classroom credit
during the 2013 spring term. "This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have
impacted the development of President Obama as a leader," the Harvard Law School Course Catalog explains. "We will
explore his views as a biracial child, his time as a student at Harvard Law School, the successes and failures of his
political campaigns, and the way religion and his views on faith nearly derailed his campaign. Finally, time will be
spent analyzing the challenges he faces as president of the United States in establishing both his domestic and global
Textbooks Behaving Badly. Friedrich Hayek said
back in 1944 that the "daily experience of the university teacher leaves little doubt that, as a result of anticapitalist propaganda, values
have already altered far in advance of the change in institutions which has so far taken place."
For the Love of Marx. There
are more Marxists teaching in Sociology Departments in America than living in the former Soviet Union. These sociologists
hold themselves out as scientists despite the fact that they fail consistently in their efforts to predict the future. In
fact, most of them lack the competence to accurately predict the past.
Dangers of academia's 'indoctrination
mills'. For decades, conservatives have documented and criticized how liberal ideology runs rampant throughout higher education.
Hence William F. Buckley's famous quip from the 1960s: "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people
listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University." Fifty years later, few conservatives would
disagree. But could the problem be getting worse?
Teacher tells eighth grade class to dig up dirt on GOP
field. President Obama may have a secret weapon to propel him to victory in November — an eighth grade
class in Virginia, whose students were told by their teacher to do opposition research on the GOP presidential field and then pass
along whatever they found to the Obama campaign.
Reserve "Propaganda" Curriculum Aimed at High Schools. As the Federal Reserve came under increasing
scrutiny by outraged lawmakers and the public in recent years, it hired a lobbyist to defend its controversial secrecy
and produced propaganda-filled comic books aimed at young children. It even sought to develop a tool to spy on
concerned citizens over the Internet. Now, as the anti-Fed outcry continues to grow, the embattled central bank
has another dubious public-relations ploy in the works: reaching out to high-school students.
Critical Race Theory Promoted in Public Schools. A radical organization known as the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) is
actively promoting Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory in public elementary and high schools nationwide, with an intense focus on what
PEG calls "Systemic Racism." With the approval of the Obama administration, and under the guise of closing achievement gaps between
black and white students, PEG is promoting teaching methods that discourage "black and brown" students from conforming to an inherently
"white" — and therefore racist — curriculum.
Educational Group: Radicalism for Kids, on the Taxpayers' Dime. Glenn Singleton's Pacific Education Group (PEG), which
bases its school programs on "Systemic Racism" on Derrick Bell's radical Critical Race Theory, has caused controversy in school districts
across the country — at taxpayer expense. In addition to disputes within the Evanston Township High School district in
Evanston, IL — reported today [3/19/2012] by Breitbart.com — PEG has been the focus of debate in school districts
from St. Paul, MN to Macon, GA.
Illinois Mom: PEG Trained Teachers
on 'Institutional Racism'. "Mary" is an Evanston, IL mother whose children have attended local public schools from kindergarten
through high school. She noticed the recent debate on CNN and Breitbart.com over Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory — and to
her, it was nothing new. She has seen elements of Critical Race Theory introduced into teacher and staff training at Evanston Township
High School by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) in recent several years.
5 Reasons Socialism
Is Inferior To Capitalism. If you have an open mind, a good grasp on human nature and economics, and a passing knowledge
of world history, there's absolutely no question that capitalism is superior to socialism. Unfortunately, this lesson has been
lost on a lot of people because our school systems have become so mediocre, there are no pure capitalist and socialist systems, and
there are a lot of people who promote socialism for reasons that have nothing to do with economics.
Accused of Racism for Chanting "USA USA". Political correctness is killing patriotism in the United States.
Apparently, it is no longer acceptable to chant "USA" after a high school basketball game victory. Chanting USA is now
considered a "racial incident."
Now Learn in College. [Scroll down] If this list is accurate — and that may be
confirmed by visiting a college bookstore and seeing what books are assigned by any given instructor —
most American parents and/or their child are going into debt in order to support an institution that for four
years, during the most impressionable years of a person's life, instills values that are the opposite of those
of their parents. And that is intentional. As Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of Princeton
University before becoming president of the United States, said in a speech in 1914, "I have often said that
the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible."
Left While in College. Do economics degree holders grasp the criminality of the Federal Reserve and
what is has done to the value our nation's currency? Are college grads aware that the current occupant of
the White House touts implied powers and issues imperialistic edicts to govern? Can students trained in the
sciences overcome the drivel they receive about global warming and the overblown concern about the environment, and
understand the need to take advantage of what God put in the earth instead of making the earth a new kind of god?
The answer is No to all to the above.
Teachers Instruct Elementary Students To Write Letters Criticizing Budget Cuts. It should be about
educating kids. For way too many people, it's about more pay for teachers and administrators.
teacher had 5th graders write letters to convicted felon. A Queens teacher is under investigation
after having her students write personal cards and letters to a convicted prison inmate. CBS New York
reports inmate John Coccarelli is allegedly a friend of fifth grade teacher Melissa Dean. He has been in
jail for possession of a loaded 9-mm semiautomatic pistol and violating an order of protection.
The Editor says...
One can safely assume that this lesson was designed to teach children that prisoners are just like everybody else, that there is
no stigma associated with incarceration, and that we should all feel sorry for prisoners because they're probably not even
guilty. I would almost be willing to wager that if one of the students composed a letter telling the convict to
get right with God, it never would have left the school building.
The Ministry of PropOganda.
[Scroll down] Yet when educational institutions are systematically teaching their young children to chant phrases
supporting Barack Obama's political agenda...well, there's just no harm in that. School children singing in support
of the notion of "spreading the wealth around": "Hooray, Mr. President! We honor your great plans to make
this country's economy number one again!" Children too young to know the meaning or implications of Obama's
proposed "change" involving expansive government infrastructure, yet creepily singing: "Obama's gonna change it,
Obama's gonna lead 'em, we're gonna change it, and rearrange it." And most recently, children innocently
singing the nonpartisan phrase "Who do we know is the man? Barack Obama is our man! He's our man, yes he
can!" All this, though... it's all innocent in the eyes of the left.
School Promote Communism over Capitalism? Jeff Travis owns a small business in Des Moines and he is
absolutely furious at a classroom flier that his son received from his high school social studies teacher.
The flier, given to students at Roosevelt High School, features a cartoon and slogans that seem to promote
communism over capitalism. ... The cartoon represented capitalism by featuring an overweight businessman
smoking a cigar while his workers were shackled. On the communism side, the cartoon showed happy workers
earning loads of cash.
History Month: The Left's Favorite Time of the Year. Alas, another Black History Month... or as
the left likes to view it, their annual "Opportunity To Exploit Race Month." It is the month in which
liberals attempt to convince us that race relations in America have progressed very little since the days of
police unleashing dogs on civil rights activists. Rather than presenting a balanced, honest look at
black history, leftist schoolteachers and the media say America is still racist and whites should feel
my seventh-grade daughter learned during her school's 'sustainability day': A few weeks ago, my
seventh-grade daughter's school put regular classes on hold for a "sustainability day." One of the things
they did during this reprieve from the rigors of math, history and English was watch a video titled "The Story
of Stuff," starring Annie Leonard and lots of animated illustrations. The video has been around since
2007. It has had about 2 million YouTube and goodness knows how many voluntary and involuntary
Teaches How to "Occupy" at $5001.09. Recently, Columbia University in New York proposed offering a
class in Occupy Wall Street. ... Given that the Occupy Wall Street class is a three credit hour class, it costs
an undergrad $5001.09 to learn how to camp out in a park and beat a drum while articulating a far left
manifesto. I shouldn't forget to mention that the student ought to consider what a future employer
might think when they see that class on a transcript.
Teacher Uses Media Matters' Anti-Fox News Article in 'World History' Class. Imagine watching Fox
News one night and your high school child walks into the room and proceeds to tell you that "Fox News lies!"
That happened to Nick Benson, a Californian who had two students enrolled at Barstow High School in San Bernardino
County. "How do you know that," Benson said he asked the boy. "My teacher told me," was his grandson's
response. ... Sure enough. His grandson's "World History" teacher, Jim Duarte, fed a steady dose of radical
left wing propaganda to his students, disguised as classroom assignments.
Studies Departments Rife With Radicals. Last May, Arizona's state legislature passed a law outlawing
divisive chauvinistic ethnic studies classes that promote grievance, separatism and the overthrow of the U.S.
government. Sounds obvious, but in Arizona, the ethnic-studies teaching had gotten so bad in Tucson's
public schools that Che Guevara was openly displayed on the walls and schoolchildren were taught that Benjamin
Franklin was a racist, according to the Los Angeles Times. Now the Tucson school superintendent is planning
to pull the plug on the indoctrination, class resentment and grievance politics. All he's getting are
protests, which garner sympathetic press coverage. It's rubbish.
Teacher Takes Class To Occupy Denver Rally.
A teacher who took her students to see Occupy Denver said she brought her class to see what was happening.
"We came to observe," said teacher Celia Bard when questioned by a blogger in a video posted on YouTube.
The Editor says...
Isn't that what television is for? You don't have to be there in person to see what's happening.
Of course, if your real goal is to make the crowds bigger than they were, you have to take the whole class
to the event.
Leftist Indoctrination at American Colleges and Universities. One of the greatest dilemmas facing
American students today is the perennial threat of leftist indoctrination on college campuses. In recent
years, institutions of higher learning — which have historically been places for enlightened thought and dissenting
opinions — have increasingly become breeding grounds for radical liberalism. College courses, which are often
taught by biased professors who espouse leftist ideology, fail to adequately challenge undergraduate students and
often leave many of them woefully unprepared for the real world.
part of political protest in Capitol Rotunda. It is common practice for elementary schools to
take students on a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol, but how would you feel if your child went on just such a
field trip, and ended up being led, quite literally, into the middle of a political protest? One
superintendent refused to watch video of this very thing occurring, and his elementary school principal
waited 22 days to tell parents what happened.
Pass out pamphlets or lose your programs, student athletes, coaches warned.
Student athletes in Tucson's second-largest school district were directed to pass out brochures in support of
next week's bond election at the behest of the district's Governing Board president, the Star has learned.
And coaches were warned that should the bond measure fail, coaches who refused to participate would see their
sports programs cut first.
My high school sophomore son was grumbling as he read his world history textbook. He pointed me
to this paragraph about the encounter between European and Mesoamerican civilizations. "The American
Indian societies had many religious ideas and practices that shocked Christian observers, and aspects of
their social and familial arrangements clashed with European sensibilities..." ... The authors clearly
wish to avoid the unpleasant details of Indian practices in their rush to condemn European depredations.
A curious student would have to discover on his own that the Aztecs themselves claimed to have ritually
sacrificed 80,400 people over the course of four days at the rededication of the Great Pyramid of
Tenochtitlan in 1487.
Teaching Your Child
to be a Dictator's Lackey. Imagine your child's school teaching him how wonderful dictatorships
are by having him and his friends model their very own group of dictatorships as part of their education.
Like so many other Orwellian nightmares in the American educational system, this one is very real and takes place
through the Model UN program. The Model UN program teaches American students that global government is
better than national government and that the corrupt kleptocracy on Turtle Bay is the ideal state of mankind.
Finally it trains them to put American presidents on trial for violating United Nations laws.
Classrooms. Little noticed in the protest army sitting in against Wall Street, the educational
establishment is more involved than you might think. From teachers disrupting school board meetings to
classroom use of lesson plans about the "Occupy" protests to "teach-ins" that aim to educate the public about
protest demands, we are witnessing a vast spread of economic illiteracy for political purposes.
The United States of
Mexico? American students now pledge allegiance to Mexico. They sing its national anthem.
And it is sanctioned by the state of Texas. Sound absurd? It is. Last month in a Spanish
class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas, students recited the Mexican pledge of allegiance and
were instructed to memorize the Mexican anthem. Moreover, they had to wear red, white and green —
the colors of the Mexican flag — as they fulfilled their class assignment. Public high schools no
longer promote American patriotism, but they are doing a superb job of cultivating loyalty to Mexico.
Judging Mrs. White.
It is a truism to say that Marxist thought has done much to undermine the quality of today's college experience.
But few people realize just how deeply Marxist thought has penetrated education in America. Its influence
is not restricted to the realm of higher education. Nor is it restricted to the realm of economics.
Marxism also affects our moral reasoning and it begins to do so in grammar school.
students taught to recite Mexican pledge of allegiance. In the name of educating students about
a foreign culture, a teacher in McAllen, Tex., required students in her intermediate Spanish class to memorize
and individually recite the Mexican national anthem and pledge of allegiance — but one student
objected, catching the attention of the school district and The Blaze, which reported the story this
Conservative viewpoints are unwelcome.
cancels 'partisan' Constitution Day speaker. Conservatives in Georgia are outraged that a
speaker's Constitution Day presentation was canceled at a local high school after complaints from Democrats.
The reason behind the complaints is that Mark Fritz, the man who volunteered to do the presentation to the
students during the week of Sept. 17, is a member of the local tea party. Pickens County High Principal
Eddie McDonald eventually agreed to stop Fritz from speaking after being bombarded with emails and phone calls,
Liberals Are a Thousand Times Smarter Than
Conservatives — Just Ask Them! [Scroll down] America will never again be great
until we return to the brilliant educational roots of our forebears. And this cannot happen until we
dedicate all schools to training in collection of data and refusal to traffic in fallacies and brain-washing.
Father upset over homework promoting polygamy, Islam.
A father's complaint that his daughter's homework promotes the Muslim faith could lead to a lesson change in
Cobb County. [WSB-TV]'s Tom Regan talked to the father who showed him where his daughter's homework
which said there's nothing wrong with having multiple wives.
Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid. Our children are swallowing in gulps, as they listen attentively
to classroom lessons that denigrate capitalism, watch "family" shows that feature gender-bending characters,
and listen to iPods that spew filthy words and perverted images. Undiscriminating, they slurp down the
cultural flavors. But dire consequences lie just ahead for our children, unless we act now.
Rethink 'Blame America
First' As The Way To Teach History. It is well-known that most of the educational establishment
tilts to the left of our political spectrum. For example, in 2008, the American Federation of Teachers
reported that 99% of its political donations went to Democrats.
out children's innocence. If you were the devil, what would be your most important
mission, other than inventing false religions? It would be to corrupt innocent children.
I'd start by kicking God out of the public schools and excising from textbooks the truth about America's
deeply Christian heritage. I'd get rid of glaringly obvious ties between Christianity and the
Founders' vision of unalienable rights and limited government. Children would be indoctrinated
to think of themselves as cosmic accidents of random mutation and survival of the fittest, not
precious beings with eternal souls created in the image of God.
Mouse is the New Godzilla. When Haiti gets discussed in our public schools, it's likely the Haitian
people are depicted as victims of greedy capitalists who are trapped in poverty because U.S. corporations have
turned Haiti into America's sweatshop, making the products that fill our superstores. That's the premise
behind "Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti," a 1996 documentary that was produced by the National Labor Committee and
has infiltrated elementary social studies classrooms all across the country.
purpose of education' — and the failure to pursue it. Everything that was taken for
granted in schools 100 years ago is taken to the garbage dump today. Ask yourself: Do public
schools still have the courage to promote the brilliant accomplishments of America and Christianity?
Or do they toss our traditions aside for the Golden Calves of multi-culturalism, relative truth, and the
propaganda of social justice? The answer, of course, is that as an institution — not
necessarily as individuals — modern education has joined with Karl Marx, Jeremiah Wright and Bill
Ayers in questioning the value of America's contribution to society and the worth of our founding principles.
Chant for Genderless Society. Even though most protestors are "uncomplicated" people, don't be
deceived; staging an effective rally is not a simple task. First, a bully must be identified. For
progressives, a bully is anybody who disagrees with you politically, so there is no shortage of candidates.
However, as Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" explains, it's best to settle on one target to isolate and attack.
Next, protestors need to come up with a catchy slogan to shout at the designated bully.
Learn How to Bargain a Teacher's Contract. In the late 1990s, the Los Angeles Unified School
District partnered with United Teachers Los Angeles — funded by a federal grant — to produce
a multi-part curriculum entitled, "Workplace Issues and Collective Bargaining in the Classroom." ... The
purpose of the lessons is to get students to appreciate the need for collective bargaining, and experience
first-hand how it works. During the lessons, which can take up to a week of class time, students
pose as either "labor" or "management" and bargain a teachers' contract.
The Radical Education Elite and Agenda 21.
Whether intentionally or unintentionally, the progressives laid the foundation for Agenda 21 in the 1960s
when it became unlawful to pray in government schools. In place of prayer, schools began sex education
classes with the rationale that such a curriculum would prevent unwanted pregnancies. Of course, the
program was a failure and the progressives simply changed the objective of sex education programs to preventing
sexually transmitted diseases. Now sex education includes children being exposed to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual
and transgender sex. In addition, U.S. schools — while prohibiting even a hint of Christianity
in classrooms -- have actually directed children to play-act the part of Muslims, complete with Islamic texts,
Muslim costumes and holiday festivities. "Sustainable Development in School Curriculum" is one of the
32 specific objectives of Agenda 21.
Justice Math. In 2009, only 40 percent of fourth graders had math skills that rated as
proficient or advanced, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Even worse, only
32 percent of eighth grade math students test at those levels. Americans are continually reminded
that "the Earth is flat," meaning our economy is so entwined with the global economy that U.S. workers are
competing for jobs against workers in China, India and the rest of the world. Despite these new realities,
our public schools are promoting this silly "social justice" curriculum which substitutes the essentials for
the fuzzy concepts of fairness and equality.
Sex, Lies and Government Schools.
It is no secret that government schools across the United States have become indoctrination centers for the
spreading of a social gospel that is anathema to the values of the majority of American parents. Public
education is largely run by union bosses and liberal school boards protecting incompetent educrats who push
an agenda that has nothing to do with teaching children how to think and everything to do with teaching them
what to think.
'Great Delusion' of Deweyism helped turn America against itself. [Scroll down] American
education had by  became a tool for ridiculing American values, not for teaching them. Is it any
wonder, therefore, that those values have begun to erode? ... Education is about continuity; revolution is
about disruption. What we have had in the schools for the past 50 years is not education, but
Buys 8,000 Diversity Manuals. The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus
dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive.
The book by Virginia education consultants could raise some eyebrows with its viewpoints. The authors
assert that American government and institutions create advantages that "channel wealth and power to white people,"
that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should "take action for social justice."
The Black Panthers Do? The Black Panthers of the 1960s and 1970s and the New Black Panther Party
today are known for employing violence, intimidation and radicalism to get their way. The Black Panthers
were founded in 1966 on Marxist principles, advocating socialism as a solution for the grievances of African-Americans.
Its "Honorary Prime Minister," Stokley Carmichael, said in a speech that year: "This country is a
nation of thieves. It stole everything it has, beginning with black people."
past is prologue; the future is bleak. It was rightly said some years ago that the Constitution
is not a suicide pact. Too bad the same cannot be said about modern American education. Unfortunately,
the seeds of our own potential destruction as a nation and culture have been sown into the fertile ground of
our high schools and universities for at least the last 100 years. How can that be? Don't we
spend billions of dollars every year to train our young people to be prepared to enter society and take their
part as the future leaders of the country? Well, no — actually we spend billions of dollars every year
to teach our young people to question the value of our society; to doubt the legitimacy of our history; and
to mistrust our leaders, our traditions and our laws.
American President. For many of us, "being an American" was a normal part of our collective
upbringing. We learned it in school. We said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning right
alongside our teachers. Even in liberal Southern California the day began with the Pledge often
followed by singing "God Bless America" or "America the Beautiful." Annual "Flag Ceremonies" were
held with quotations from the Declaration of Independence and patriotic songs performed by the student
body, in public, for parents and passersby to enjoy. There were even songs that mentioned God.
Christmas was celebrated, in school. It was understood that God was integral to
the founding of America and that The Creator was the true source of our liberties.
see political slant in 3rd-grade textbook. Some Frederick County parents are upset over a
third-grade textbook that they say promotes such ideas as government-sponsored child care and universal
health care. ... "The entire slant of the book is youre getting used to the idea of government running your
life," said Cindy Rose, a parent who requested that the book be removed from the countys curriculum.
Wants Engineering Students and 'Diversity'. President Obama wants America's universities
to graduate 10,000 more engineers annually than they're now turning out. He wants more college students
to major in math and science. But as universities embrace affirmative action and "diversity" programs
supported by Obama and liberals, problems arise. These programs at bottom are aimed at creating a
liberal vision of "social justice" — yet they ultimately dumb down education as merit and
excellence are sacrificed for liberal social engineering.
The Socialist Phobia
of Scarcity. My new son-in-law is an enthusiastic member of ISO, the International Socialist
Organization. He is on the verge of a Master's in Political Science, with the goal of becoming a
college professor. With his philosophical bent, I think it's a slam-dunk.
the Founders Teach? There has been ample tongue-clucking about abysmal student scores on the
civics and history portions of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), but the real scandal
has gone unnoticed. It is certainly a shame that two-thirds of fourth-graders and nearly three-quarters
of eighth-graders don't know the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and that over half of America's
high-school seniors score below the basic level on history. What's worse, however, is that some of what
students are expected to know about the principles of the American Founding is at odds with what the
founders themselves believed.
The Audacity of
Progressivism. A real education is about teaching the pupil to think critically. Routinely,
education today is more about spending time in science classes listening to professors talk about the merits of
joining the Peace Corps (yes, this happened to me), iconoclastic gender, race and political studies courses and
cultural Marxist programming of the heirs apparent of the political, economic and cultural hierarchy of the
country. Of those who graduate from these institutions and matriculate to the political realm, the
progressive ethic pervades. And what is this ethic? The elite must decide for the sheep.
Public School Teacher Calls Florida Exam 'Soviet-Style Propaganda'. There are many conservative teachers
sounding the alarm about the hijacking of their profession and the radicalization of school curriculums by left-wing union
leaders. Exhibit A: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis saying they're not teachers but "education
Studies' Course Teaches How to Shut Down Non-Union Companies. While University of Missouri -Kansas City
Professor Judy Ancel has yet to explain her false and misleading defense of classroom statements suggesting violence is
an acceptable tactic with an appropriate place in advancing the labor movement, new video reveals Ancel giving students
insight into how to put non-union companies out of business. The tactic Ancel recommends to students is based upon
deception and designed to burden a non-union company with a costly labor action under false pretenses.
Your Teacher Said
WHAT?! This book begins with a story about how daughter Blake came home one day reporting
that her teacher suggested that it would be good for the economy if people stopped buying and selling so
much. ... I'm certain that a large number of parents have hit a brick wall of sorts when confronted by
questions from their children about how the economy works. This book totally solves the problem of
how to explain free markets to elementary school children by using examples from the real world and
things they encounter in everyday life.
Official Teaches College Course in Violent Union Tactics. If you are wondering why some folks
are starting to question whether a college education is worth the cost, the video below goes a long way
towards explaining it. Recently, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of
Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) sponsored two college courses: Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor
Politics and Society, to be taught simultaneously through a video conference between to two campuses.
The average American, as parent, student and taxpayer, has little idea of the academic rot at so many of our
colleges. Save for a tiny handful of the nation's colleges, what distinguishes one college from another
is the magnitude of that rot.
The Toxic Influence
of Progressive Education Schools on K-12 Curricula. [Scroll down] By encouraging minorities
to resist socioeconomic assimilation, progressive politicians maintain a nationwide nursery of government-dependent
adults from which to draw lifelong votes... and income. Progressive teachers steer students toward a
strange-brew mindset of anti-assimilation, collectivism, diversity, and we-are-the-world-ness. Stotsky
points out that the "evidence-free" education school theory of "social justice" alleges that minority children
learn best when encouraged to embrace grievances against middle class whites. Social justice-indoctrinated
teachers instill resentment in "non-dominant" (minority) children and guilt in "dominant" (white) children. ... More
K-12 students than ever are now being manipulated through lesson plans warped into platforms for moralizing
against capitalism, the white middle class, and America.
Cultural Marxism in
Education: The Gathering Revolt. For decades now, American schools corrupted by cultural Marxism
have been eroding the moral fiber and judgment skills of schoolchildren. Unless sensible parents and
teachers put a stop to the indoctrination, today's free speech-crippling political correctness, tolerance
of immorality, and lack of knowledge of our country's birth will continue to grow until America is no more.
To stop the indoctrination, parents and teachers must understand how cultural Marxism came to permeate school
The Left is Goin' After
Our Kids. More and more God, patriotism and everything we hold dear are under vicious attack by
the left. Most insidiously, the left is going after the hearts and minds of our children. Fox News
reported several schools are discouraging the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance while teaching our kids
America is the greatest source of evil in the world.
Preschools Are Using a
Marxist's Theories to Manufacture Collectivists. The room buzzes with little voices. Little
children engage in "mature, dramatic play." An adult helps the children "regulate" and "monitor each
other's compliance" with "rules and assigned roles." Each child knows his or her place. Each
child does the group's bidding, nothing else. Orwell's 1984? No, a scene played out in
thousands of classrooms across America. The drumbeat of collectivism begins in preschool. And a
long-dead Soviet psychologist helped define that drumbeat.
Education: Progressive Indoctrination Camps. Dr. Jim Nelson Black, founder and senior analyst of
Sentinel Research Associates, wrote "Freefall of the American University," which is an excellent book.
In it, he documents the clear biases pervading our public academic settings. Among that lopsidedness is
the intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues
such as abortion and homosexuality, and become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism,
globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.
Agenda 21 and the Death Knell of Liberty.
[Scroll down] Why do you think the Democratic (and many Republican) political hacks on Capitol Hill are so
dismissive of "we the people"? They are essentially putting on a "dog and pony show" for public consumption,
while the final pieces for America's defeat are slid into place. To a great extent the Globalists own the
mass media, the entertainment industry, and the Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branches of government.
Why should they worry? Already, several generations have been indoctrinated, via our school systems, to
value globalization and "social justice," over personal responsibility and free enterprise. They have
been repeatedly sold the idea that they should, "Think globally, act locally."
Wisconsin's teachers required to teach kids labor union and
collective bargaining history. Wisconsin's teachers are required to teach children about the
history of the labor union movement and collective bargaining in the United States, per a law former
Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle signed in December 2009. Wisconsin's Assembly Bill (AB) 172 requires
the state's teachers to incorporate "the history of organized labor in America and the collective
bargaining process" into their lesson plans.
Communists Launch National 'Red School-Bus Tour'. It's communism that's about 40 feet
long and rolls along on four wheels. And it could be coming to a town near you. The Southern
California Young Communist League (YCL), a branch of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), announced on its
website that it's launching a "National Red School-Bus Tour." The YCL calls each stop on the tour
"weekend long schools" for "young activists."
Back. [Scroll down] The aim of public education is, and has always been, to make
members of the public more standardized and thus better suited for incorporation into
It is unsurprising that socialists have taken up the cause with verve. President Obama, speaking
to an audience of schoolchildren, described in some detail how he expects the schools to produce students
who will serve the needs of the state; unsurprisingly, he cast the situation in terms of his own agenda,
emphasizing health care, racial discrimination, and job creation. ... The public provision of educational
services is understood today, and has long been understood, as a component of national economic planning.
It would be difficult to find in the United States any profession so dedicated to socialism as that of
educators, and difficult to find any argument for socialism as popular as the cause of public education.
Race, Propaganda, and
Schoolkids: A new exhibit opened this week at the Boston Museum of Science called "RACE —
Are we so different?" [Caps in original.] The exhibit offers a fascinating window into the fun-house
mirror world of race theorists, racial "scholars," and a good part of the anthropology profession. Even a
sympathetic reviewer in the Boston Globe admits that "there's a wearying didacticism to the show," and it's no
surprise that the didactic lessons about race are all slanted toward the left.
The Girl in the Plastic Bubble. Everyone in America is exposed to the opinions of the left.
The journey of new Americans into the weird world of leftism takes root in children's television, which is
filled with politically correct drivel, and progresses via films for younger audiences, which are lightly
painted propaganda. Public schools follow the same track. Academia, almost invariably, is far
to the left of the rest of America. Television programming, documentaries, news networks —
everything, really, is little more than a tool for reinforcing leftism in our lives.
Scientific Reaction To Velikovsky Symptomatic
Of Climate Science Debacle. A critical change in the adoption and infiltration of ideas came
with extension of government-controlled education. From kindergarten through university it became
indoctrination not education. Graduation is allowed once you've demonstrated a grasp of the current
'truths'. Questioning those truths pose a threat to your assessment and even progress.
encouraging students to receive welfare benefits. Many American colleges and universities are
steering their students toward a new source of "financial aid": food stamps. In Oregon, for instance,
both Portland State and Pacific University encourage their students to apply for food stamps. "Many students
are surprised to learn that they may be eligible for Food Stamps," explains Portland State's website.
Education: The Elephant
in the Room. The truth of the matter is this: as long as America's children continue to be educated
(and fed) by government employees, conservatives will make precious little headway in preventing America's steady
march towards statism. This holds true no matter how well conservatives organize or electioneer or broadcast their
limited-government message. It simply defies logic and historical evidence to believe that a populace raised and
educated by government employees will choose to move away from government encroachment.
Conservatives Should Not Be
Celebrating the Election Results. [Scroll down] Throughout America, leftist teachers dominate K-12 education,
and they have no moral or ethical problem with indoctrinating your children. They are doing it daily in their
selection of books, movies, reading materials, lecture content, and so on. When you take your kids to
school today, realize that you are dropping them off at something akin to a Maoist reeducation camp, where they
will be taught the glorious benefits of Marxism and Socialism whether you want them taught these things
We Don't Need No (Leftist)
Education. One of [David] Horowitz's burning passions is restoring sanity to our schools.
For years, he's launched a a virtual one-man campaign to expose the extreme left-wing bias among university
professors. Horowitz figured out early on what the radicals were doing: earning their Ph.D.s, infiltrating
the universities, and brainwashing students into radical ideology. With tenure-for-life academic positions,
the radicals then brought like-minded professors into the fold and shut out conservatives. The militants
wanted to start the indoctrination as early as possible.
spent three years learning to be a Trot. What are universities for anyway? I went to one
and spent the whole time being a Trotskyist troublemaker at the taxpayers' expense, completely neglecting my
course. I have learned a thousand times more during my 30-year remedial course in the University of Fleet
Street, still under way. I am still ashamed of the way I lived off the taxes of millions of people who
would have loved three years free from the demands of work, to think and to learn, but never had the chance.
Academia's Hate-America Presses.
The extreme left-wing bias of American academia is well documented. Thus, it is not at all surprising that
our nation's university presses — nonprofit publishing houses that are ideological extensions of
their parent institutions — invariably serve as platforms for the dissemination of far-left
dogma. Each year, they produce hundreds of tracts extolling the virtues of pacifism, radical environmentalism,
open borders, and socialism, while delivering an endless stream of literary assaults on capitalism, American
culture, and Western civilization generally.
Schools, Dumb and Dumber. As the nation's children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is
increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how poorly served they are and
how their learning environment is increasingly tainted by a socialist agenda.
Boy Take American Flag Off Bike. 13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back
of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert.
He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday [11/8/2010], was told to take it down.
13 year old with flag on bicycle rides across patriot
hearts forever. Cody had been flying the flag on the back of his bicycle for almost two months to show
support for veterans like his grandfather who served their country. Citing complaints from other students, officials
at Denair Middle School told Cody he would no longer be allowed to display the flag — just in time for
School Reverses Course on Bike Flag. A California school has done a U-turn after it forced a student
to remove an American flag attached to his bike, saying the Stars and Stripes could spur racial tensions on campus.
The Editor says...
Since when is an American flag symbolic of racism?
Association Selling its Saul. The National Education Association (NEA), the U.S.'s largest
labor union, is promoting communism to the millions of American public school teachers it represents.
Teachers who are influenced by their union's efforts are more likely to indoctrinate American children into
communism. For the past several months, the NEA website has recommended that its members read books by
communist sympathizer Saul Alinsky. And, for a time, the website listed October 1 as a day for
teachers and students to celebrate the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao Zedong.
Tells Community Organizers 'Read Saul Alinsky'. President Barack Obama started his political
career as a community organizer in Chicago. Apparently, the National Education Association intends to
train more community organizers to grab political power by recommending on its official website for them to
read 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama appears to have closely followed Mr. Alinsky's
guidebook for seizing power.
reason for controversial Cuba trip: I'm a communist. A Manhattan high school history teacher,
who resigned under fire after taking students on a spring-break "Club Red" field trip to Cuba three years ago,
is a self-proclaimed Communist who tried justifying the jaunt by telling Education officials he needed to see
Fidel Castro one more time before the dictator died.
Who is John Locke?
My wife and I attended a parents' night at our son's school. As we entered his English classroom, I
noticed that the walls of the classroom were covered with photos of Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir
Lenin. The eighth-grade students had been studying George Orwell's "Animal Farm." On every wall
was a hand-made poster featuring a photo of Karl Marx, some biographical information, along with some pithy
bit of wisdom attributed to him. As we left the room, I whispered to my son, "Tell your teacher that
your father wants to know when she will teach the work of John Locke." My son responded, "Who is
Five Rights the Left Doesn't Want You to Have.
The left loves to whine and complain about how evil Republicans are, but they sure don't want anyone to talk
back. On many issues, the left openly tries to prevent the right from speaking out. You need not
look beyond what's going on at our nation's colleges to see how the left operates. Often times, college
campuses are overrun with Marxist professors and uninformed students who will try to stop invited conservative
speakers to even open their mouth and utter a single sentence, without being interrupted, shouted down, or, in
some cases, have the entire meeting be taken over by "protests."
They needed a "study" to determine this?
Study Shows Law Schools Hiring Far More Liberal Professors Than Conservatives.
While previous studies have analyzed the gender and ethnic makeup of law school professor, this
study breaks new ground in analyzing the political leanings of recently hired professors. The
study looks at factors such as work experience, publications, and even Facebook profiles for a sample
of 149 professors hired in the past five years.
'ACORN Youth Union' Chapters Were Funded by Justice
Department, Says GAO. The U.S. Justice Department gave a group called the New York Agency for
Community Affairs a grant of $135,130 in fiscal year 2005 to "provide youth leadership training to students
at select New York City schools, form 'ACORN Youth Union' chapters, and coordinate student campaigns to
address issues such as school funding, neighborhood safety, and school governance," according to a Government
Accountability Office report released this week.
Places Where politics Doesn't Belong. [#5] In the class room: Unless the class is
political science, politics doesn't belong in the class room. In fact, it's absolutely appalling that so
many teachers feel free to try to indoctrinate their kids. Let's tell the kids that Bush is a terrible
guy! Let's show the kids Al Gore's new movie! Let's sing a song about Barack Obama!
Hey, let's not. Instead, how about educating the kids and leaving the politics elsewhere?
School Refuses to Host Rove, Welcomes Obama Appointee. A private university in Chicago that
refuses to host former senior Bush adviser Karl Rove, arguing that welcoming a "political" speaker ahead of
the midterm elections could threaten its tax-exempt status, has added an Obama administration appointee to
address the student body. Loyola University Chicago is hosting Eboo Patel, an Obama appointee to the
White House interfaith council, next month, calling into question the school's rationale for rejecting
No teacher left behind.
Results in the public school system are increasingly measured by standardized test results. Many educators
are faced with the unappealing prospect of actually doing the job that the tax-payers have hired them to do; teach
their students. ... The social engineering experiment known as public education has been much more concerned with
pushing their socialist agenda than in teaching little Barry and Micki how to read, write and do math.
sees Graduation Day bias for left. The Obamaites are proving a much bigger hit than the Bushies
ever were on the cap-and-gown circuit. A survey by the conservative Young America's Foundation found
that nine officials from the Obama administration have been invited to speak at commencement exercises at
the nation's 100 top-ranked universities this spring alone — compared with 14 officials from
the administration during President George W. Bush's eight years in office.
The Naked Left. [Scroll
down slowly] Colleges used to be places of learning, debate, and free thought -- long ago.
Academia is no longer like that. The soft disciplines like political science, history, and philosophy
have become pretentious tools in the hands of aging Marxists and their craven pals. Politically correct
speech, which sounds like it comes right out of Orwell's 1984, was the serious and severe creation of the
once-respectable college administrations.
Ivy League Useful Idiocy.
Big Government would not exist were it not given sanction by the people. Those who continue to support
it have been duped in large part as a direct or indirect result of the ideological subversion of our academic
institutions. The leaders in all fields of our society were raised in the politically correct, militantly
liberal academy, and so it is only natural that the influence of socialist ideas has infected every aspect of
our culture. In so doing, academia has produced leaders that undermine our society rather than helping it
Triumvirate Destroying America. [Scroll down] It should also be noted that two other institutions
are, in part, responsible for selling the American public the fraud that is Barack Obama. There are the major
universities and colleges that have become home to education as biased, dishonest, and fraudulent as that of the
mainstream media. These major universities are dedicated to indoctrination with a liberal and radical point
of view rather than dedicated to education. ... These major colleges have become centers of radicalism, anti-Americanism,
anti-military, anti-conservative, and anti-Israel forces. ... What's worse, this indoctrination is already underway
even in grades K-12.
The War on Truth: [Scroll
down] Modern education has also become largely divorced from the founding principles of learning: Take
truth and critically build upon it, and reservedly doubt when truth requires doubt. Disciplines like history
have been mutilated into freaks reflecting the bitterness of educational elites. Soft sciences like sociology
are simply police-state guardhouses. We have not yet reached the point in Orwell's 1984 where two plus two
equals five, but with no clear dividing line between objective truth and politically correct thinking, some of us
may live to see that day.
Indoctrination, Soft Indoctrination, and the Books that Change Us. There are few problems as
misrepresented or misunderstood as that of indoctrination in American schools. ... Looking back at my own
education from the vantage point of four post-graduate years in the university of the Real World, I must
re-ask myself: Did I experience indoctrination as an undergraduate political science and English
double-major at BSU?
Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona. Standing in front of a wall-to-wall mural featuring
a who's who of revolutionaries, including Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and boldly
displaying the motto Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!!! (Fatherland or Death, We Shall Overcome!!!), a group
of teachers, students, parents and community activists in the Los Angeles Unified School District gathered last
month for an unusual field trip — to Arizona, to protest that state's controversial immigration law.
Them All' At Central Falls High. [Scroll down] The long-term solution to the disasters of
our "educational" system, which functions as little more than tax-supported propaganda-camp day-care centers, is
to remove the government from its operations completely through the "transformation" of privatization.
Then, and only then, will you see the free interplay and accountability of free competition on a free market
work its wonders, just as it does with shoes, refrigerators and a million other sectors of our economy.
How Bad Is the Indoctrination
in our Colleges? There are no open conservatives on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts
and none that the conservative students who were hosting me could identify. My student hosts were political
science majors and the absence of conservative professors was a real problem for them given the extreme and abusive
nature of many of their professors. One professor gave an exam, for example, that consisted of a speech by
President Reagan. The exam question was: Explain why Reagan is wrong.
Homeschooling vs. Howard Zinn.
[Scroll down] While I may not be a history major, or a certified teacher, I can read these books, teach
from them, and supplement the text with additional curriculum of my choosing. If my child were in a public
school, what would they be learning from? One of the more popular texts is The People's History of the
United States by the late Howard Zinn, a radical Marxist.
How to Pollute a Mind:
Lessons from John Dewey and Van Jones. A new Ivy League "fellow" will soon have the opportunity
to teach students his belief that white people are "steering poison into the people-of-color communities" and
that America should give up its wealth to the American Indians. This June, Princeton University will welcome
to its hallowed halls former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist. The story of
how America started down a path leading to communist instructors in our classrooms begs to be told.
this what they mean by 'it's for the children'? Students in San Francisco public schools
are being organized by their unionized teachers to protest cuts in tax-supported education budgets,
according to SFPublicPress. "On Thursday [3/4/2010], San Francisco public school students as young as five
will get a real-life learning experience about civic engagement — through protest.
Students from kindergarten through college plan to convene at Market and Powell streets in the late
afternoon to protest cuts to public education during a coordinated political action called the Rally
for California's Future."
through to unions. It's amazing what a mass of pink slips can do to make a teachers union see the
light — especially when the layoffs are publicly hailed by the president of the United States.
On Monday [3/1/2010], President Obama endorsed the decision by Rhode Island's smallest, poorest city to fire the
entire unionized faculty of its notoriously underperforming high school.
Sector Unions Tarnish the Golden State. Last week, teachers in the San Francisco area planned
to take their students out of school in order to attend a protest about proposed cuts in education spending.
According to a piece in the SF Public Press, children as young as five years old were slated to attend under
the auspices of their schools, until the superintendent quashed the idea because of safety concerns.
Aside from the disturbing specter of children being used as political props by their teachers, the spectacle
Dissing America: Unlike
"global warming," "patriotism cooling" is real and extremely dangerous. In our schools, national pride is
considered biased, ignorant, and rude. How dare we think of America as exceptional?! Our kids are
no longer taught the incredible sacrifice our boys at Normandy made for freedom. I recently read that
educators are pushing a new curriculum which would eliminate much of America's early history. The more
ignorant our kids are of the value, the struggle, the uniqueness, and the price of freedom, the more passive
they are when freedoms are systematically taken away. And yet, our schools are teaching songs about
Barack Hussein Obama, mmm...mmm...mmm.
What Does 'Racial Socialism'
Sound Like to You? The United States today has slipped toward race-based socialism: That's the
true name for an overwhelming bias for one race above others, in employment, promotion, and educational opportunities.
Our media are constantly stirring the witch's brew of racial grievances, constantly making black people feel aggrieved
and white people feel accused. Our schools drive that lesson home with young and innocent kids in a totally
ruthless way. Repeat that for twelve years of schooling and TV, and you have a brainwashed kid.
Daddy's not a dinosaur, Mama's not a moron.
Obama, Ayers and the unelected czars running America from the shadows knew that in order to make their plan work,
they had to indoctrinate school children. After a couple of generations passed through the public school
system, they would be ready for Plan B. Moms and Dads thought that their children were safe in class
as they set out to work each day. Little did they know that Daddy was being portrayed as a dinosaur and
Mommy a moron by a system bent on indoctrinating rather than educating the young.
Conservatives, End the
Apology Tour. [Scroll down] National Public Radio offers curriculum materials on nearly
all subjects. And so does the far-left magazine The Nation and the radical group PETA. In
the midst of this takeover, many conservatives have retreated to their homes, choosing to educate their own
children with their own curricula. But public education should be the concern of all who are worried
about the country. Public schools produce teachers who spread the gospel of social justice even in
private and religious schools. Public schools, which we all pay for, produce voters, workers,
citizens, and prison inmates.
Great Myths of the Great
Depression: Students today are often given a skewed account of the Great Depression of 1929-1941 that
condemns free-market capitalism as the cause of, and promotes government intervention as the solution to, the economic
hardships of the era. In this essay based on a popular lecture, Mackinac Center for Public Policy President
Lawrence W. Reed debunks the conventional view and traces the central role that poor government policy played
in fostering this legendary catastrophe.
Not Ashamed to
Love My Country. Liberalism has contributed greatly to the decline of patriotism. The
hostile takeover of our schools by Liberalism has indoctrinated many of our kids to hate their country.
They are encouraged to sing the praises of Barack Hussein Obama, but not of God and country.
Bill Ayers and the real threat to
education. Imagine your child's teacher telling you his days in jail and violent protesting were
formative to his teaching philosophy. Most parents would have a serious discussion with the principal, at
the minimum. But the teacher who brags about such beginnings is now a "Distinguished Professor of
Education." Despite his specialty as "Professor of Curriculum and Instruction," he trains future
teachers to dispense with curricula and discipline, as well as tests and grades.
someone mention Bill Ayers?
Conservatism and the University Curriculum.
One topic the undergraduates at ... the vast majority of [American] universities and colleges are unlikely to find covered
is conservatism. There is no legitimate intellectual justification for this omission. The exclusion of conservative
ideas from the curriculum contravenes the requirements of a liberal education and an objective study of political science.
A Call to
Arms for Parents Upset About Obama's Public School Address. Public school parents cannot afford to be
passive any longer. You cannot simply delegate your child's education to others — some who are
wholeheartedly committed to subverting the traditions and values you hold dear — and walk away. You
must be prepared to work as hard as homeschooling parents when the need arises. You must make every
effort to know what is going on in your children's schools — and now, obviously, coming down from the
executive branch — and become a parent activist in what in some places is beginning to look like a
Schooling, and the Take-Over of America's Culture. Half-a-century ago, a band of Leftist thugs violently
took over the administration building at Columbia University and hijacked the American education system. From that
moment on, they used this system to indoctrinate — in fact brainwash — generation after
generation into their cult of Leftism. For the next five decades (pseudo)-intellectuals, hiding
behind tenure and "Academic Freedom," have been spewing greater and greater nonsense designed for one
purpose and one purpose only: sabotaging and eventually destroying all of Western Civilization.
our youth: School teachers, at all grades, often use their classroom for environmental,
anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-parent propaganda. Some get their students to write letters to
political figures condemning public policy the teacher doesn't like.
Education or Indoctrination? Nobody wants to think that he or she is paying for his or her
children to be indoctrinated rather than educated. Unfortunately, on campuses across the country, the
line between indoctrination and education is being blurred and ignored on a daily basis. Even more
appallingly, students and faculty members are victims of enforced campus orthodoxy.
The Government Is Indoctrinating Our Children.
The government and its friends are indoctrinating our children all for control of their minds, your freedom of
choice and our future. It must stop, because history when taught properly has already shown us where it leads.
Viral Video 'The Story of Stuff' Is Full of
Misleading Numbers. The California-based filmmaker has an online hit with "The Story of Stuff,"
a 20-minute video that is being used in thousands of schools to explain America's dangerous obsession with
material things — and one that some critics are calling a misleading diatribe against capitalism.
The Story of Stuff's kid-friendly illustrations and easy delivery have endeared it to environmentalists and
Student Says Teacher Scolded Him for Viewing
FOXNews.com. A Michigan high school is investigating allegations that one of its teachers
berated and belittled a student for taking part in what the teacher considered an unacceptable activity:
reading FOXNews.com. A young man who identified himself only as Mitchell, an 18-year-old senior at
Traverse City West Senior High School, called in to Rush Limbaugh's radio show Thursday and said he was
yelled at in front of his classmates for reading the "wrong" news.
A Huge Serving of Academia Nuts.
There is nothing sacrosanct per se about the university which, like any human institution, can profane its
founding principles and grow corrupt and oppressive. The German universities of the 1930s, for example,
despite their long tradition of rigorous scholarship, were by no means citadels of informed thought and genuine
research, but outright propaganda factories, preparing students' minds for the absurd theories of National
Socialism, the restriction of free expression, and the absorption of sundry false doctrines.
Obama Blames America.
Five decades of teaching in colleges and universities across the land, portraying the U.S. as a power mainly
responsible for injustice and evil, whose military might was ever a danger to the world — a nation
built on the fruits of greed, rapacity and racism — have had their effect. The products of
this education find nothing strange in a president quick to focus on the theme of American moral failure.
Classroom. Indoctrination — as opposed to education — takes place when
opinion is taught as scientific fact; when syllabuses provide no room for alternative views that might
actually be correct; and when assigned readings contain no texts that challenge the instructor's point of
view. Indoctrination is the attempt to impose an orthodoxy on students, to tell them what to think
instead of teaching them how to think. Such instruction is alien to the core principles of the modern
research university and the democracy that supports it. It is also unprofessional under existing
No "Progressives" Left Behind. In
One-Party Classroom, [David] Horowitz and [Jacob] Laskin examine 150 courses at a dozen universities. ... "One
particularly telling example is the book Teaching Science for Social Justice, which is forthright in its aim: to
replace science with political activism." The exact quote from the textbook authors is: "By illustrating how
science brings about different kinds of change, we make the claim that all teaching and learning science is political."
Moral Education for the New
Order. The Rasmussen folks last week revealed a poll wherein American young people are just about evenly
divided on whether they prefer capitalism to socialism. Among our under-30 crowd, 37% prefer capitalism,
33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Sucking at the teat of the state has never looked so good, apparently.
Well, this certainly helps explain Obamamania.
Return of the useful idiot. Capitalism
over socialism would seem to be about as settled as opinion gets, ranking somewhere up there with the earth being
round, penicillin being better than bleeding, and that Shakespeare fellow being rather talented. Primary
culprits in the survey were those under the age of 30, who gave the nod to capitalism over socialism by only
a 37 percent to 33 percent margin, with a clueless remaining 30 percent "unsure." Several
decades of politically correct leftist indoctrination in our high schools and colleges has apparently taken
Most Perilous Legal Pick: Judges should interpret the Constitution according to other nations'
legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis
of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to
become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh. President Obama has nominated
Koh — until last week the dean of Yale Law School — to be the State Department's
The Editor says...
If the dean of the Yale Law School believes all that, imagine what the classes are like.
Decry Obama Nominee for State Department Legal Adviser. Former Clinton administration official Harold Koh,
who has been dean of the Yale Law School since 2004, once wrote that the U.S. was part of an "axis of disobedience" with
North Korea and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Koh also has long held that the U.S. should accept international law when
deliberating cases at home. Obama nominated Koh on March 23 to become the State Department's legal
adviser — an appointment that, if confirmed by the Senate, will give Koh far-reaching influence
over the extent to which international norms affect U.S. law.
Did UVa Cancel Classes Only This Time? On Jan. 20, 2005, George Bush was sworn in as
president of the United States. On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama [was] sworn in as the
44th president of the United States. The University of Virginia decided to suspend classes
on only one of these important days. Can you guess which one?
Schools board member to teachers who did not show inauguration: Go home. Jackson Public Schools
board member Sheila Patterson had a strong message Tuesday for some teachers who did not "feel it was important"
to show the inauguration of President Barack Obama during class. "They don't belong in this school
district — not the type of district we have here," Patterson said at Tuesday's board meeting.
our Kids so Brainwashed? Sadly, it appears that the government schools these kids have been subjected to have
failed to teach their charges about anything like the American system, federalism, even science seems neglected. But
they SURE taught their kiddies that government is there to spend, spend, spend, that government is to be treated like our
collective parents, and that the war in Iraq is obviously an evil venture. Obviously. And, yes little kiddies,
The One, your very own Obamessiah, is flying to the rescue like a super hero.
Another Barack in the Wall.
Usually, children's books do not scare me. But I just read a children's book entitled "Barack" by Jonah Winter, with
illustrations by AG Ford, published on September 30, 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins
Publishers. "Barack's" dust jacket states that it is for children ages 4-7. This book scared me very
much. ... To help protect your child from "Barack" I present some of the information missing from that book. If your
child's school has "Barack" make sure that this missing information accompanies it.
Teachers' liberal bias permeates Tucson
High. A true American loves this country and, despite like or dislike, shows respect for the current
president. But I have seen Young Republican Club meeting posters torn down by my peers. I have heard the same
jokes about Sarah Palin so many times that I could repeat each of them without stuttering. I have listened to
students laugh at Sen. John McCain as he gestured to his supporters to stop the "booing" — the "booing" against
the presidential candidate that each one of those students supported. Yet when President-elect Obama's speech
was shown, the classroom was dead silent.
Obama in Leftland:
The permissible range of thought on such topics as protected minorities, protected species, protected psychosexual
deviations, et al. is clearly spelled out from kindergarten onward. Young teachers in the 1970s proudly
acknowledged their political biases: They were the New Left in action, on a long march through the institutions.
But many of today's young teachers — in consequence of the long march's brilliant success — don't even
realize that they are left-wing ideologues. As far as they know, their ideas are innocuous
and mainstream — just like the New York Times!
Ayers' Agenda: First-Grade Guinea Pigs.
Our first-grader astonished her father at the end of the past school year as he dropped her off at her D.C. public
school, Horace Mann Elementary, where he had attended school in the early 1960s. She told him that her
teacher announced her impending marriage — to another woman — to the class. Following her
revelation, this teacher encouraged questions from the children. Our daughter also mentioned a
book the teacher read aloud, "Uncle Bobby's Wedding," about two male "gay" guinea pigs, promoted by
the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Lobby for children.
Bill Ayers' Scary Plans for Public
Schools: Most of Ayers's socialist propaganda is financed with taxpayers' money at state
universities and teachers colleges. Some of the schools that have adopted Ayers-style pedagogy have
received grants from ACORN or from Bill Gates's charitable foundation. You might assume that Ayers's
political ideas would put him on the outer fringe of the left-wing education establishment. However,
his peers recently elected him to serve as vice president for curriculum in the American Education Research
Association, the largest organization of education school professors and researchers.
With Texas... Textbooks! By now, you most likely know that Texas has become ground zero for the
latest battles in the textbook wars. While conservatives and progressives take their stands on the issue,
I wonder: What would America's Founders think about this feud?
Texas Kicks Out Liberal Bias From Textbooks.
For years, liberals have imposed their revisionist history on our nation's public school students, expunging
important facts and historic figures while loading the textbooks with liberal propaganda, distortions and
cliches. It's easy to get a quick lesson in the virulent leftwing bias by checking the index and noting
how textbooks treat President Ronald Reagan and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Pushed on Our Kids in 8th Grade Textbook. Over at RealDebateWisconsin Fred Dooley was contacted
by the mother of a Racine Unified School District 8th grade student in Wisconsin public schools about an
outrageous thing she found in her son's school textbook. Apparently, in this textbook supposedly
teaching about literature, one of the books being pushed as a perfect example of that subject is
Barack Obama's memoir Dreams from my Father. That's right, a book by a current political candidate for
president is being pushed on our children as "literature." It also seems probable from campaign donation
records that a principle member of the publishing company is a large Obama donor.
Angered to Find Obama Speech in Son's Middle-School English Text. A Wisconsin mother is
furious that her tax dollars helped buy a middle-school textbook that includes a passage from Barack Obama's
speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention — but has no mention of John McCain.
Teachers Union Sparks Outrage With 'Obama Blue Day'. Virginia Republicans are in an uproar after the
state teacher's union sent an e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show
their support for Barack Obama. State Republicans are calling it an undisguised attempt to influence students'
Children: [Scroll down] In the lesson plan for junior high schoolers, the adolescents are
encouraged in their correspondence with Congress to cite [the Children's Defense Fund]'s specialty: a litany of how many children
suffer every day in America. It calculates how many babies are born without health insurance, how many
children suffer corporal punishment, how many babies are born into poverty, how many children are arrested, how
many children are killed by guns, etc. The implication is that Congress and the deities of Big Government
can heal these tragic numbers with additional federal spending.
Some Wicked Friends of
Public Schools. The goal of the Nazis was to compel all children in Germany to only go to state
schools in which there would be no religious instruction, no instructors except for Nazi-approved instructors,
and no textbooks except those prepared by the Nazis.
The goal of the Nazis was not to make sure that
German children learned to read and write — religious schools had done an excellent job in of
teaching children those skills. What the Nazis wanted was a chance to indoctrinate children and,
importantly, to keep children completely separated from all moral and philosophical systems which competed
L'Eggo My Lego. Some Seattle school
children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning
Legos. A ban was initiated at the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle. According to an article in
the winter 2006-07 issue of "Rethinking Schools" magazine, the teachers at the private school wanted their
students to learn that private property ownership is evil. According to the article, the students had
been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its
destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership."
'You Squander Wealth That's Mine'.
The Go Project NYC is a nonprofit organization in Lower Manhattan that is dedicated to providing academic assistance and social
services to low-income, underperforming elementary school children in the area. When a teacher's aide expressed concern
that a new summer program would include a political message, he was abruptly let go from the program.
Spied For Cuba Gets Prison. A public university professor who spent decades spying for a terrorist
nation while collecting his state paycheck was sentenced to five years in prison for passing on illicit
intelligence to an enemy nation. The teacher often conducted his espionage for the Republic of Cuba,
which has long appeared on the State Department's list of terrorist nations, during regular taxpayer-funded
work hours. His wife, a counselor at the same university, assisted him and was sentenced to three years
to counter liberal professors. A 2005 study by American and Canadian professors indicated that
72 percent of those teaching at U.S. colleges and universities identified themselves as liberal. Only
15 percent called themselves conservative. Several students said professors' liberal views tend to
spill out in classrooms in subtle and overt ways. It can trigger lively debates but also intimidate some
students. Blake Rebling, 19, president of the UA College Republicans, said he typically doesn't challenge
his liberal professors' opinions because they control his grades. "I don't want to risk going to law
school over that," the political science major said.
Conservatives in the Academy: An Endangered
Species. Lyndon Johnson once observed that "If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that
one of them is doing the thinking." Looking at the state of American universities today, perhaps we should
extend President Johnson's logic: If a thousand faculty members agree on everything, are any of them really
thinking? The question is not just rhetorical, because if recent surveys of the professoriate are to be
believed, there is a virtual unanimity of general political outlook among the faculty. This conformity of
opinion has degraded intellectual discourse and impoverished intellectual debate on some of society's most
pressing questions from immigration to abortion to the war in Iraq.
the high school frontlines in the culture. Across the nation, public school students are being
indoctrinated in "health" classes and other venues to treat their families with skepticism and to regard
traditional mores as "dysfunctional." Liberals have achieved what the Italian communist Antonio
Gramsci only dreamed about: They have completed "the long march through the institutions" and now
control the commanding heights of the culture.
As a Republican,
I'm on the Fringe. Are university faculties biased toward the left? And is this diminishing
universities' role in American public life? Conservatives have been saying so since William F. Buckley
Jr. wrote "God and Man at Yale" — in 1951. But lately criticism is coming from others — making
universities face some hard questions.
facts. Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for
their children to read during the summer, in order to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination
they have been getting in schools and colleges.
1984 at the University of Delaware. In a tersely worded statement issued on November 1st,
University of Delaware President Patrick Harker brought an end to an Orwellian reeducation program run through
the Office of Residence Life and affecting thousands of students living in residence halls at the University of
Delaware. Published accounts of the residence life education program and publicly available documents
show it to be a systemic model of leftist and politically correct indoctrination, foisted on vulnerable
students by a publicly-funded university.
academic elites communists? While academic leftists, and I'd include their media allies, are
not communists, they are anti-anti-communists. In other words, they have contempt for right-wingers,
conservatives or libertarians who are anti-communists. Why? Academic leftists, and their media
allies, are in agreement with many of the stated goals of communism, such as equal distribution of wealth,
income equality and other goals spelled out in Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' "Manifesto of the Communist
Party." Leftist elites love the ideas of communism so much that they are either blind to, or tolerant
of, its many shortcomings.
Academedia Bias: Too
often we treat academic and media bias separately when their relationship is much more symbiotic. After all,
not only are media elites trained in academia but they frequently return to school to teach and "give
something back" to the educational system that spawned them.
students suffer from 'left bias'. [Dr. Mark Lopez] said he had no doubt that students who presented
conservative arguments or interpretations were at a disadvantage because teachers were more likely to be critical
of their work if they felt the student's argument was "politically incorrect". His concerns are likely to
spark a culture wars debate not seen since 2006 when then education minister Julie Bishop criticised "left-wing
ideologues in state governments", describing some subjects as "straight from Chairman Mao".
Indoctrination starts when
teachers are the students. Beware the words "social justice" and "dispositions"
when used by schools of education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Education (NCATE). These apparently harmless terms lay the groundwork for politicizing
the training of teachers and giving the ed schools an excuse to eliminate conservatives from
their programs. The news this week is that NCATE is backing down a bit from its use of
"dispositions" and "social justice" while denying the political use of these words and calling
its new policy a "clarification."
think outside the college box. Academia has become a solid bastion of the Left, as demonstrated
by two articles in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Current Review. One article presents a
survey of academic social scientists that reports that 79.6 percent of 1,208 respondents said they voted
mostly Democratic over the last 10 years, with 9.3 percent voting Republican.
A New Low for Higher Education.
A funny thing happened on the way to academic freedom. Some liberal college people don't want
it. If you veer away from liberal orthodoxy, you are not welcomed at commencement.
YAF brings 'leftist' campus
bias to light — again. A campus watchdog group complains that very few conservative speakers
were invited to deliver commencement addresses this year at American colleges and universities. But
that's nothing new, notes the group.
in … Hate? "Hate studies," an academic program being developed on campuses nationwide is,
we're told, an intellectual response to racism. Raymond Reyes, director of diversity at Gonzaga
University, is trying to establish an entire major in Hate Studies.
Official Apologizes For Saying Bush Should Be
Shot Between Eyes. State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday [6/1/2006] for
a "beyond dumb" remark about a fellow Democrat putting "a bullet between the president's eyes." Hevesi
called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting his foot in his mouth at the Queens College commencement.
are unwelcome on commencement day. Though resistant to conservative, Republican and even some
moderate speakers, a few highly political campuses seem ready to accept even ax murderers as commencement
speakers, provided that they speak from the left. The late "Tookie" Williams gave two commencement
speeches. He is ineligible for more because he was executed last December for the slaughter of many
innocents in two robberies. Mumia Abu-Jamal has given many commencement speeches, including five in
one year, on tape of course, since he sits on death row for the cold-blooded execution of a cop.
unhinged: I am so relieved to discover that movie star Jodie Foster thinks that America
is in worse shape than it was four years ago and that the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania
needs to march out and do something about it, as in voting for Democrats.
Shedding the intellectual straitjacket:
Academic freedom has often become an opportunity for radical professors to proselytize students. Now the
discussion is turning to academic freedom for students: the opportunity to hear a variety of viewpoints
and present their own, without faculty intimidation.
Burned Out in Birmingham:
Liberal Education and America. Once upon a time, liberal arts colleges acted in loco parentis,
actually caring for and about their students in ways of which their parents could approve. What's more, the
whole notion of liberal education supported that undertaking, for it was understood to prepare students for a life
befitting a free human being, a life of responsible self-government, which, it went without saying, was a life of
Restructuring Education For the Global
Village: Academic education has been replaced with indoctrination programs. The process is
designed to change the attitude, values and beliefs of the children — away from traditional American
values of God and Country. Away from the family; away from the American work ethic; away from
The politics of
disparity: Class warriors incessantly complain of the expanding gap between "rich"
and "poor," by which they mean the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor. In fact,
all boats rise with the tide — the poor are getting richer, too. Unfortunately, too many
Americans believe the lie because of its constant repetition in the media and in our public schools.
Dangerous Professors. Ward Churchill,
Cornel West … we all know the names of some of the radical professors in academia today. But
in his new book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, truth-teller
David Horowitz paints a portrait of some of higher-ed's worst.
Defending Indoctrination: When
David Horowitz published his book The Professors in 2006, he instantly became the target of vitriolic attacks from
tenured radicals and their apologists outside the academy. Among the latter, the most determined was a group
calling itself Free Exchange on Campus. The name was a misnomer. Comprising teachers unions, left-wing
political action groups like the ACLU and the People for American Way, and funded by the Open Society Institute, the
grant-making arm of financier George Soros, Free Exchange was created to to attack Horowitz's most recent book, The
Professors, which called attention to activist professors whose political mission abrogated long-standing principles
of academic scholarship and academic freedom and resulted in an ideological curriculum.
Panel says Churchill should be fired. Ward Churchill,
the professor who called some of the World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," should be fired because of
"repeated and deliberate" infractions of scholarship rules, a University of Colorado committee said today [6/13/2006].
CU probably will prevail if Churchill files lawsuit. Churchill's attorney likens his client
to Galileo. More apt comparisons are to erstwhile journalist Jayson Blair or disgraced young novelist
Kaavya Viswanathan … except for the fact that those two plagiarists owned up to what they did. Not
so Ward Churchill.
Indoctrination at the University of
Colorado: In the fields of sociology and anthropology, for example, the ratio of leftwing
professors to conservatives was now approximately thirty-to-one. These two fields themselves had been
largely transformed into exercises in leftwing ideology and bore little resemblance to scholarly inquiry. In
these fields particularly, but in many others that still bore some resemblance to traditional academic pursuits
there was a disturbing absence in university courses of assigned texts that did not validate or amplify with
the professor's ideological point of view.
reading list: Hardly a day goes by without parents asking me for advice on how
to protect their children from the harmful secular and socialist influences they will encounter
in college. Today, I present a reading list, which should help any high school student
understand the reality of socialism long before setting foot on a college campus.
kids: Any parent with a child in a public school has likely discovered that our
education system is little more than a vehicle through which liberals indoctrinate our children
with socialist ideology. If this sounds like a radical assertion, I assure you it is
not. In fact, examples abound indicating just how accurate it is.
supremacists back school district over parental control. When former first lady and U.S.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. proclaimed that it takes a village to raise a child, many people
didn't realize that she was enunciating liberal dogma that the government should raise and control
children. This concept fell on fertile soil when it reached activist judges eager to be
anointed as elders of the child-raising village.
The outrages taxpayers and
parents pay for: Repeated surveys report that Democratic professors outnumber Republican
professors by about 10 to 1, but that ratio doesn't begin to reveal the outrageous leftist culture to
which college students are subjected. Many professors are Marxists or other varieties of radicals who
hate the United States.
Are Liberals The Worst Bigots of
All? At Seattle's Bellevue Community College, for example, an unnamed teacher changed the
wording of a practice math quiz question to read: "Condoleezza holds a watermelon just over the edge of
the roof of the 300-foot Federal Building, and tosses it up with a velocity of 20 feet per second."
Marxism' is not exactly Peter, Paul and Mary. Marxists ain't what they used to be. Once
upon a time they would climb on the nearest orange crate and yell, "Workers of the world unite!" Now
they don't even return calls. I phoned the top Marxist at the University of Cincinnati to ask why he
still believes in the most discredited political faith of the 20th century. No response. I
wanted to ask why anyone still teaches and preaches Marxism 20 years after it was hauled away to
the ash heap of history.
Essential Economics Instruction. Too
many kids, particularly those in college, simply share an unquestioning view, similar to the one espoused by
Ralph Nader, believing that regulations and excessive government spending come at no real cost to them.
The presence of die-hard liberals in academia is another hindrance to eliciting the truth as to how the world
The liberal art of public
education: What does a cool ten grand per student get you nowadays in a public school? If
you happen to have a kid at Poplar Tree Elementary School in Chantilly, Va., there's a good chance it will help
to buy her a lesson in the virtues of communism.
The Left's last paradise.
One study of 1,000 professors finds that Democrats outnumber Republicans at least seven to one in the humanities
and social sciences. That imbalance, more than double what it was three decades ago, is intensifying
because younger professors are more uniformly liberal than the older cohort that is retiring. Another
study, of voter registrations records, including those of professors in engineering and the hard sciences,
found nine Democrats for every Republican at Berkeley and Stanford. Among younger professors, there were
183 Democrats, six Republicans.
That's Just Plain
Snobbery. Liberals control publishing and academia through ideological nepotism. Then
they cast those who are not published or tenured as not up to par in erudition. I've heard it over
and over as an adjunct. A thesis on Paradise Lost and a dissertation on Walker Percy do not fit into such
currently fashionable categories in English departments as "trauma studies," digital technology, video games, or
explorations of the nine different genders put forth by "cutting-edge theorist" Judith Butler.
College Hires Leftist Terrorist
Pardoned by Clinton. Several faculty members at Hamilton College are protesting the school's
decision to hire a visiting professor convicted of possessing explosives as a former leftist radical in
District sorry for
homeschooler-terrorist link. A school district that participated in a terrorist-attack response
drill apologized for using a scenario in which children were threated by a fictitious radical group that
believes everyone should be homeschooled. The made-up group, called Wackos Against Schools and Education,
was invented by the local government emergency services director.
Why Johnny's sociology professor is a
Marxist. Marxism is an emotional disorder, not a political philosophy. Wealthy people
sometimes accept Marxism, not because it has ever worked, but because they feel guilty about having more than
other people. But, more often, it is accepted by those with less who are angry, usually because they lack
the talent and drive to succeed in a capitalist society.
Why liberals rule academia and
media. A chapter on journalism
Secular Revolution," edited by University of North Carolina professor Christian Smith] shows how "key
persons within journalism (especially publishers and editors, and also journalism professionalizers from the
ranks of the universities and the active press) actively sought to minimize and ultimately to undermine traditional
Liberals Dominate Spring Commencement
Exercises. A survey released today [6/17/2004] by Young America's Foundation
indicates students across the nation overwhelmingly heard from liberal guest speakers during
Life With The Academic Left: Unfortunately, since former 60s protesters have
now become the associate and full professors of the University establishment, they perform
as block captains for correct thinking. They keep a sharp ear out for any grumbles
or dissent. Those whom Horowitz calls the "neo-communists" are pervasive within
the university's structure. Their brand of political philosophy is so all-encompassing
that bringing up politics in class is a given.
NEA Votes on Flood of
NBIs: NEA delegates considered 109 New Business Items (NBIs) during the union's annual
convention July 2-5. For example, among the NBIs that passed, NBI 8 directs the NEA to
"review the research on the environmental impact of chalk dust on children, teachers and support
personnel in the classroom," noting that "breathing chalk dust may be associated with respiratory illnesses."
More about The Teachers' Unions
Academy Under Siege: Does
the mindset of the New World Order run the universities? Interviews
with college students, a University professor, and others reveal a shocking
number of incidents of classroom indoctrination. (Videotape, $15.00)
Poll shows the Existence of Political Bias on Ivy League Faculties: David Horowitz,
President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture today [1/9/2002] released a poll taken on
the beliefs and attitudes of Ivy League professors. Horowitz stated, "For all the
Ivy League's talk of diversity, it is painfully evident from this survey that there is no
real diversity when it comes to the political attitudes and social values of Ivy League
professors. Not only is there an alarming uniformity among liberal arts professors at
our elite universities, but this uniformity bears the clear stamp of the Democratic Party and
the political left."
"World Anthem" Strikes
Discord: The dust is still settling in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Poudre High School's
senior class council decided to play the World Anthem rather than the national anthem at
its May 24 graduation.
Professors: Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of
academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students.
Lefty Profs Exposed.
[David] Horowitz's 101 profiles remain mostly free of editorializing. Instead, the author lets the
professors do the talking, and they proceed to condemn themselves with their own words, actions, and