Indoctrination of Our Young

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    Why isn't the spotlight being focused brightly on these "intellectual elites" before they brainwash our future generations into being socialists? Such a shame that these people have access to such an impressionable age group.

    Indoctrination of Our Youth
    by Walter E. Williams for Human Events
    February 22, 2006

    Let's start off with a few quotations, then a question. In reference to the president's State of the Union: "Sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say." "Bush is threatening the whole planet." "[The] U.S. wants to keep the world divided." Then the speaker asks, "Who is probably the most violent nation on the planet?" and shouts "The United States!"

    What's the source of these statements? Were they made in the heat of a political campaign? Was it a yet-to-be captured leader of al Qaeda? Was it French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin? Any "yes" answer would miss the true source by a mile. All of those statements were made by Mr. Jay Bennish, a teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo.

    During this class session, Mr. Bennish peppered his 10th-grade geography class with other statements like: The U.S. has engaged in "7,000 terrorist attacks against Cuba." In his discussion of capitalism, he told his students, "Capitalism is at odds with humanity, at odds with caring and compassion and at odds with human rights."

    Regardless of whether you're pro-Bush or anti-Bush, pro-American or anti-American, I'd like to know whether there's anyone who believes that the teacher's remarks were appropriate for any classroom setting, much less a high school geography class. It's clear the students aren't being taught geography. They're getting socialist lies and propaganda. According to one of the parents, on the first day of class, the teacher said Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto" was going to be a part of the curriculum.



    http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=12597
     
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    Absolutely inappropriate. He should be fired.
     
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    or deported.
     
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    Yes, he should be, Mom, but I think we both know that there's very little chance that he will be. Ward Churchill still has his job, despite all the national publicity, in the same state, I might add.

    Parents in Colorado and all across this country should start getting up in arms against these people and demanding that something be done. If school boards refuse to listen, they should turn these people out to pasture the next time their terms in office come up for election.
     
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    I'm 100% with you. I mean, what if a Christian teacher got up and started evangelizing in Math class? People would be all over that. This man is doing the same thing... spewing his personal beliefs into the minds of these kids, without reference to subject relevance..
     
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    If I keep hearing about stuff like this and that idiot preacher protesting at funerals, I'm going to have to start my campaign of spreading patriotism through repeated nut shots.
     
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    My daughter's 9th grade English teacher spouts anti-Bush rhetoric regularly. :puke:
     
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    Go scream at the principal. Bring a lawyer if you can. The only thing public schools seem to fear is supremely pissed off parents who brin up legal issues.
     
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    I'd like to hear from the teachers quoted in the article. How do we know this guy isn't taking what they said out of context. For example, they could have said, so and so philosopher would tell you that capitalism is inhumane.

    I don't trust this writer as far as I can throw him. And I like the sociology assignement, that would be an eye opener for people, help them understand what it is like to look different.

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    Sorry, but some of that stuff can't be put in any context and be appropriate. Then there's the fact that it's a GEOGRAPHY class, not a social science class. He needs to be teaching mountain ranges and country capitals, not communism.
     

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