The brilliant and, to date, successful strategy of the left, to control the academy and produce the shock troops of the future, marches on. The latest chapter involves the teaching of the history of unions. To many of us, unions are important, but, then, so is the elevator and we don't teach its history. No, the real reason for the new curriculum is to indoctrinate in the successes of socialism. According to one report, the curriculum contains the following statement: "free market competition, an outdated nostrum." Check it out: "That could soon change in Wisconsin, if Democratic Governor Jim Doyle signs a bill requiring the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction to include the history of organized labor and the collective bargaining process in state social studies standards. Teachers draw on those standards as they prepare students for standardized tests. Doyle has said he will sign the law. The measure passed the Wisconsin Senate on October 27, supported by all Democrats and three Republicans; it had already passed the state's assembly. While the law does not mandate that labor history be taught in schools, its presence in state standards means some schools will likely teach the subject, and that the state will provide assistance to schools that do. " Labor Scores Long-Sought History Victory in Wisconsin Schools - Working In These Times Reasonable, I am sure to our friends on the left, but what would the feelings be if the following were inserted into curriculum: 1. The History of the Successes of Capitalism 2. Intelligent Design. 3. The Grotesque History of Communism 4. How McCarty Saved America.