Skip to comments.Grade Schools: New Leftist Frontlines
Posted on 12/30/2019 3:15:13 AM PST by Kaslin
For decades we have said that there is a liberal slant in education, a leftist bias. But the concept of tacit liberal influence is in the distant past. Today, liberalism is at the forefront. Liberalism is the curriculum.
Grade schools throughout the country are rewriting their history curriculums based on today's leftist politics. Some Illinois, New York and New Jersey public schools are teaching a collection of New York Times leftist opinion essays known as the 1619 Project as factual objective history. This leftist propaganda project audaciously rewrites our history as a country that was started as a "slavocracy" in 1619 and attempts to prove that "nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery." Select Vermont, Oregon, California, and Washington state public schools will be teaching "social justice" and "institutionalized racism" in place of mathematics, because, wait for it ... math is racist.
And, a growing list of private schools throughout the country are rolling out the Pollyanna curriculum, which teaches kids that "racism is a primary institution of the United States" and requires political compliance by students for "rectifying current social ills, such as learning and planning how to carry out anti-racist activism and/or social advocacy." According to multiple parents who pay to send their children to one of these schools, conservative students are being discriminated against when they voice objection to the politics of such a curriculum. A white student was told to "go home" and "check your white privilege," upon questioning a teacher on the suspicious similarity between "equity" and socialism, a private school parent reported to TownHall. The parent advised that this teacher was not disciplined after complaints from parents and continues to "educate" the students. Another parent reported that a conversation with administrators about concerns with the racially charged curriculum resulted in a response indicating that the complaining parent was implicitly biased, just as Pollyanna prophecies.
Race-baiting has effectively replaced history class (even math class for some). But classroom indoctrination isn't enough. The leftist puppeteering is only effective if it transcends the bounds of schoolhouses.
Virginia public schools are now encouraging students to engage in protests giving them an excused absence if they go. Pollyanna, for private schools, begins indoctrinating protest as a tool for the effectuation of liberal policy in the Third Grade, in a lesson that teaches 8-year-old children "how we can be agents of communal, social, political, and environmental change." The neoliberal politician behind Virginia's new protest policy hopes this trend will catch on. "I think we're setting the stage for the rest of the nation with this," he told the Washington Post. "It's a dawning of a new day in student activism, and school systems everywhere are going to have to be responsive to it." He tweeted that his policy was in response to a "steady rise in student activism." Back in September, New York City public schools excused absences for kids who skipped school to protest climate change. Last year, Massachusetts private schools excused absences for gun control walkouts. CNN and other leftist media outlets encouraged a "National School Walkout" and taught kids about their "rights."
All excused school absences discussed in national news have been for liberal causes.
Experts agree, a policy that excuses absence for protest is likely to favor liberal students. "People who call themselves conservatives probably do still count respecting authority staying in school as a crucial and central tenet of the social order," said Thai Jones, a lecturer at Columbia University who studies radical social movements. Indeed, it is common knowledge that conservatives do not engage in protests or mass public displays in the same way as liberals. Unsurprisingly, conservatives are the ones outraged at the new school curriculums and policies.
In context, a left-favoring protest policy is but a crumb of the poisonous leftist cake that has been baking for decades in American schools. Liberal politicians and teachers have completely mobilized our schools as leftist training grounds. American children have been placed on the frontlines of leftist political battles; our children have been brainwashed into liberal fighting machines. Leftists are successfully manipulating our children, one mind at a time. The 2019 YouGov poll of Millennials showed that 70% are likely to vote socialist. American leftists are becoming as effective at scholastic brainwashing as the socialists in the USSR, China, and East Germany.
What will be the next chapter of American history? Are we the next Venezuela?
“Restorative Justice” programs are now being pushed in middle and high schools — ostensibly to ‘reduce bullying.’ Riiight.... Google or duckduck that one.
To call this disturbing is a gross understatement.
The leftist took control of the schools years ago when a handful of liberals got contracts to produce all the textbooks. There is no wonder why kids these days graduate from high school and college with their skulls full of mush as Rush Limbaugh would say.
Brave New World.
Huxley was right.
This has been building since the 1950s, when the USSR sent moles into a few influential areas to introduce Soviet propaganda to susceptible recipients. The seeds they planted are now blossoming.
Can parents file class action lawsuits against schools for failing to educate and conditioning kids to be leftist useful idiots?
add to the mix almost 30 years of ritalin and participation trophies...
and people wonder why we have a certain group of creatures that refuse to accept the reality of losing...
Since these perverts dont have many children to indoctrinate, they will indoctrinate your children at school. And you will pay for it with your taxes.
Betsy DeVos (a Trump Appointee) runs the Dept of Education. What has she done to reform the hostile learning environment for conservatives in the Universities, the attacks on freedom of speech in schools, and the widespread indoctrination taking place? It seems the answer is NOTHING!
“....based on today’s leftist politics...”
also called indoctrination!!
Betsy has been under constant attack, let’s not forget. She is pushing reforms which endanger the progressive loser schools.
These facilitators - useful idiots - when their wishes are delivered, in the end, always face the same permanent, terminal fate. So at least we have that to look forward to.
Hey kids, question authority.
Question the authority of Red Diaper Doper Baby Marxists who selectively discuss Communism as some utopia and who deride the United States of America at every turn.
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo thankful I stopped uni. teaching a half decade ago.....thank you, Jesus. I’d be going ape sh*t on all these snowflake and SWJ idiots, unfrakin’ real......
“Betsy has been under constant attack, lets not forget. She is pushing reforms which endanger the progressive loser schools.”
I understand that she has been from the very beginning demonized by promulgators of leftist philosophy but I am confused. She is the head of the Department of Education for the entire United States. I realize each state devises a curriculum but didn’t that whole “No Child Left Behind” debacle emanate from the Federal government? Why hasn’t she eradicated that as well as the federal Common COre program which has not improved a thing and start putting some old fashioned schooling ideas in action? I don’t seem to understand.
What in blazes has happened to VA? Is it because The Hill’s demonrats live there?
Schools income is based on attendance. If excused absences are included in attendance numbers; then schools get paid regardless of attendance. All absences will be due to protests. The students who do not want to attend will simply protest the school’s attendance requirement.
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