Scanning the newspaper today, I was wondering what else would shock me in the education section, knowing that we are a few decades too late to do much about it even if we tried.
A teacher in Virginia has ordered a student to turn his shirt inside out because the message content was offensive. The t-shirt pictured Si Robertson, the jocular sage uncle of the Duck Dynasty clan, a tight-knit family with traditional American values, who believe in God, country, and hunting. The wonderful Robinson family members are the type of Americans who made this country great.
Progressives have labeled and derided real patriotic Americans who are proud of our history, of our exceptionalism, of our way of life, the “cling to your guns, Bible beating, and fly over country” Americans.
Conservative Americans’ healthy values are being challenged by self-loathing, dumbed down indoctrinated progressives who hate their country and everything it stands for. Liberal teachers and administrators do not bat an eye when their students show up for class in Che Guevara, Karl Marx, and Fidel Castro t-shirts – those are enlightened garments and it would violate their freedom of speech to tell them to change into more appropriate clothing.
Does it surprise me that the whole country is now adopting Common Core educational standards that introduce revisionist history on purpose, praise wrong answers if the students feel good and justified in their incorrect calculations, and “educators” teach Ebonics instead of proper English? It does not surprise me because the decay and rot have been coming for years – it has accelerated since the introduction of the State Department of Education in 1979-1980. Carter was such a terrible president but his crowning achievement was the toxic Department of Education.
A Maryland school board meeting recently turned into bullying of parents when they tried to ask questions about the adoption of Common Core standards without community input. One father was assaulted by a man wearing a white t-shirt with the words “Security” written on it. This parent was later arrested after being physically forced out of the meeting while the superintendent droned on. Why were the rest of the parents silent and not jumping to help him? Is this America anymore? You be the judge. http://michellemalkin.com/2013/09/20/parents-you-need-to-question-these-people-shock-video-of-dad-arrested-at-school-meeting-after-challenging-common-core/
Common Core standards do not represent just abject mediocrity; they indoctrinate students into community organizing and the collective mindset, the hallmarks of socialism/Marxism. Michelle Malkin said, “Stanford University professor James Milgram, a prominent dissenting member of the Common Core math standards committee, has exposed how the muddled standards would leave American students at least two years behind the rest of the planet.” http://hoosiersagainstcommoncore.com/james-milgram-testimony-to-the-indiana-senate-committee/
One particular English lesson in Common Core for beginning 9th graders is clearly designed to corrupt human decency, presenting perversion as a norm and as an individual choice. The selfish, evil woman in Guy de Maupassant story, “The Mother of Monsters,” deliberately binds her body to give birth to 11 grotesquely deformed children, “monsters,” which she sells to carnivals. The first born is a mistake; she is just a shopkeeper girl who tries to hide her pregnancy by binding her body tightly. The subsequent ten babies are deliberately deformed for financial gain.
Instead of presenting her evil side which most decent humans would revile, the Common Core standards present her as “bourgeois,” (alluding to making money), and “a woman who expressed her individuality in the face of outside pressure.” This story is not about individuality, this woman was pure evil, and she chose to deform her children for her own selfish financial gain and vanity. Yet the Common Core assignment asks students to write an essay on how this character demonstrates individuality in the face of outside pressure. http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/monstrous-story-monstrous-curriculum-ugly-heart-common-core/#cvZ4F6vwdybl7Mos.99
Back to stark reality, in a small town in the south, the single conservative teacher was denied a retirement party because of her politics. The local paper that held a tight liberal monopoly over all the mass media, refused to even print a student’s paid ad about the teacher’s retirement. At the same time, an entire page was dedicated to the retirement of the very liberal local principal who thought that the liberal guru, Thomas Friedman, was a great economist and his advice should be emulated and his writings studied in depth.
The darling of the school system, a young woman who taught science in the public schools, was a nut case who pretended to have cancer and walked around with a chemo pump, luxuriating in the attention and pity her colleagues lavished upon her daily. Several teachers took time off to drive her weekly to a town sixty miles away to get her infusion drugs. They would wait patiently for three hours in the waiting room, while the supposed cancer stricken teacher would walk out the back door and go shopping. After a few months of this deranged game, people caught on that she was not sick. It did not stop them from electing her teacher of the year for the entire state. She was transferred quietly to another town’s school system with glowing recommendations. Such is the liberal dementia in our public schools.
Is there any wonder that Common Core standards are taking over our school system in exchange for federal grants? It starts with first grade textbooks such as “Voices, Literature and Writing.” The book is meant to be part of the English Language Arts curriculum but instead, it prompts students to “use their voices to advocate solutions to social problems that they care deeply about like social role models, social advocacy, and developing a Democracy Plan to help people in need.” The first graders I know only care about play and recess, they don’t understand social advocacy. First graders don’t think about ways to organize people in their communities to fix social problems, this is community organizing indoctrination, this is communist indoctrination 101, the brainchild of moneyed liberals with fundamental transformation goals for our society.