http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/3/11/123015.shtml Education Trojan Horse of Liberals G. Russell Evans Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) Tuesday, March 19, 2002 Our president wants "no child left behind." He campaigned on it, promised it and now plans on it as a priority of the nation. Splendid! The most important part of this wonderful goal, however, is what the child is taught especially since taxpayers pay and since the vast majority of people, polls show, favor basic studies, old-fashioned Americanism, and character and honor, instead of so much social sciences and situational ethics. Open the Gates But unfortunately, in so many cases, basic studies, basic Americanism and character are not what our youngsters are getting. More and more, our progressive educational system has become a sort of Trojan horse, used to open the gates to the army of internationalists and other zealots so they can spread their gospel of the "new age of collectivism," to quote the 1934 National Education Association (NEA) Report of the Commission on Social Studies, Jimmy Carter Again Let us thank Jimmy Carter for this Trojan horse, bred and groomed by the NEA, assuring federal domination of our public schools and universities through the Carter-created Department of Education a quid pro quo for the NEA vote that helped Carter become president. President Carter gave the NEA a powerful federal voice. The NEA was founded in 1857 by a group of 43 educators, grew to 2,000 members by the year 1900 and today boasts of over 2 million dues-paying union members with political and educational clout. By 1960, the NEA was requiring teachers to join or lose their jobs. NEA's progressive educators were preparing textbooks and teaching materials featuring social sciences and neglecting core subjects such as math, history, English, science and student behavior. The NEA's influence on the thinking and values of our children is profound. History books are modified to exclude religious references and the great accomplishments of many American heroes, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Henry Ford. Warriors for Islam At this critical time of the War on Terrorism, when American values should top school agendas, Superintendent Peggy Green of the Byron Union Schools of Oakland, Calif., is teaching seventh-graders about Islam role-playing as "Warriors for Islam," dressing like Muslims and studying the Koran, with nothing about the Muslim terrorists dedicated to destroying the "Great Satan," in obedience to their god Allah, who commands in Surah 2:193 of the Koran: "Kill them until ... the religion is Allah." Imagine the uproar if the children role-played the crucifixion of Jesus. The ACLU and Barry Lynn would be in apoplectic fits. Top Universities Too Anti-war demonstrators marched and howled at the College of William and Mary just before the Christmas break. With media support, they screamed obscenities about America's "terrorist" bombing of Afghanistan before going home to Mommy and Daddy for fresh infusions of expense money, sometimes $30,000 per year for education. Yale is in a class by itself. There, Muslim Chaplain Zaid Shaki warns that "Muslims cannot accept the existing order in America," but didn't say when Muslims would be leaving. Even so, Yale may now allow the ROTC back, since "it's a more dangerous world." Yalies were going to the University of Connecticut for ROTC, three hours roundtrip. Taxpayers Pay Professors At the University of South Florida, Prof. Sami AI-Arian tells students, "Allah curses Christians and Jews," adding, "Let us damn America." He raises money for terrorist groups. American taxpayers pay his salary. He, in turn, teaches their children. Senior professors at many American universities give "expert commentary" for TV documentaries, with scurrilous lies such as: * the U.S. was at fault for the Cold War and the Soviets were the victims; * the U.S. was the aggressor in World War II, with "racist, anti-Asian imperialism"; * modern Americans reject our Founding Fathers as "slave-owning white males." Liberal Intellectuals NEA collectivism largely dominates our educational system. Liberal intellectuals can be a problem. An example is the Oxford/Harvard-educated Michael Kinsley, editor of Slate magazine and former arrogant co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" TV show. Apparently, his academic credentials give him carte blanche to write frequent "highbrow" op-ed pieces in the liberal press where he can talk down to peon readers and enlighten us. Kinsley, always the critical writer but not a very good sport about his "superiority," in a recent New York Times column called conservative best-selling books "barely books at all [but] sloppy stews of tired anecdote ... bought for comfort, not intellectual challenge." Brave rhetoric for a man who, himself, has not had a best seller but never lacks clever rhetoric for those who have. But author Bernard Goldberg has the last laugh after Kinsley called Goldberg's best seller "Bias" (Regnery, 2002) "dumb." Lo and behold, there goes President Bush across the White House lawn with a copy of "Bias" exposed to the world! Intellectuals like Kinsley and other "superiors" may slander our popular president as "dumb," too but "the source it comes from" is what really matters because, after all, it's mostly the doings of that Trojan horse of long ago.