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.
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