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Here’s What Our Schools Call ‘U.S. History’

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Your school tax dollars at work–used against you, and against your country.

By the People is a new U.S. History textbook, published by Pearson Education, to be used next year by Advanced Placement students in public high schools nationwide. It describes our elected president, Donald Trump, as “mentally ill” and “racist” (https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/u-s-history-textbook-portrays-trump-as-mentally-ill-racist/). And those of us who voted for him aren’t very nice people, either.

Y’see, explains the textbook, us Trump voters are bad people ’cause we have too much “anger.” Gee willikers, why in the world should we be “angry”? Why, we should be thanking them for revealing to us that the president that we elected is a nut and a racist! We should thank them for showing us what creeps we are. How could that possibly make us angry?

If we had been nice people we would’ve elected Hillary. [Reaches for barf bag.]

And they make us pay for this! Taxes galore. They make us pay to be insulted and lied to. And we let them do it! That’s the part that I don’t understand: we let them do it.

When are normal people going to understand that the Far Left crazies who own our public education system despise them, hold them in extreme contempt, and operate the schools that we pay for as a means of turning our children against us? And against everything we value.

We are “educating” ourselves to death; and when we all wake up in Venezuela North someday, we’ll know whose fault it is.

Our own. For not stopping this while we had the chance.


Found! My Newswithviews Column, April 25 (‘Now They Hate Your Daughters, Too’)

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Don’t stop your ears! Stop the colleges

I don’t know why this wasn’t available earlier this morning. With the same problem cropping up in New Jersey, Virginia, and Idaho, it was probably a computer glitch at the publisher’s end. Anyway, here it is now.

Now They Hate Your Daughters, Too

I find it increasingly difficult to escape the conclusion that our colleges and looniversities are purposely trying, as hard as they can, to destabilize our country, plunge our social order into chaos, and somehow emerge on top, ruling the rubble. Or else it’s just something so deeply perverse as to have no rational explanation at all.

Either way, we’d better put a stop to it, like, now–before “higher education” puts a stop to America.


Back When We Were Citizens

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I remember back in the 1960s, when I was still in public school, and they first tried to add “sex education” to the curriculum.

Practically the whole town turned out for the school board meeting, to tell the board, in no uncertain terms, “Thou shalt not!” And so they didn’t, because they would’ve all been voted out of office if they had.

My friend Jimmy’s father, Mr. K., was particularly persuasive. They didn’t like to see him coming. So they refrained from innovations to the curriculum–because they had a wholesome fear of how the community would react. Because back then, see, we still had a community.

What’s changed?

For one thing, the state took away virtually all the power that the local school boards had to determine how education was conducted in their district. So if the voters rejected the school budget, the state commissioner had the power to nullify their vote. Eventually people stopped voting down school budgets, because it was futile. And meanwhile, the board had to tailor the curriculum to conform to whatever the state wanted.

I’m sure this happened in other states besides New Jersey.

Local control of school districts protected us from the kind of endless mischief now perpetrated daily by the state and federal governments. We could get it back, if there were ever the political will to abolish the federal Dept. of Education and get the federal government out of education altogether. We would also have to abolish the office of state commissioner of education, abolish state departments of education, and repeal Common Core–including all the “rewrites” which are only Common Core hiding behind a less controversial name.

All of that would be tremendously difficult to accomplish, going up against rich, powerful, entrenched opposition from the government and teachers’ unions.

Much better to pull Christian children, and others, out of public education and give them a Christian education, either at home or in a Christian school.

And there’s a wonderful upside to that.

Kill public education, and liberalism dies.


‘#RedforEd’ Demands AZ Teachers Join Walkout

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How “red” are they?

The head honcho of the Arizona teachers’ union has called upon union members to “intimidate” teachers who won’t join a May Day walkout planned by the “#RedforEd” movement within several teachers’ unions nationwide (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/23/watch-az-teachers-union-head-pressures-teachers-to-intimidate-colleagues-to-join-redfored-walk-outs/). By “intimidate” he means “coerce and bully,” not to mention “threaten.”

It makes me think of Abe Vigoda playing a union boss in a Rockford Files episode. Asked about some of the activities of union goons, the boss replies, “We call them labor  consultants now.”

Supposedly this is about higher pay and, ahem, a better education for the kiddies. In 2016 Arizona teachers ranked 43rd in the nation in salary. It’s about mo’ money. But critics think it’s also about clamping down a Far Left Crazy ideology on all teachers in all the public schools… as if they didn’t already have one.

Anyway, they’ve got the union boss on video calling for strongarm tactics, a la Jimmy Hoffa in the bad old days, and we’ll have to see just how radical those tactics turn out to be.

Do you trust these people to educate your children?

Would you like to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?


‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’ (2015)

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Sometimes it just paralyzes the mind, to think that our government–that we pay for, that’s supposed to represent us–gets up to wicked mischief like this.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/06/so-kiddies-you-get-drunk-and-have-sex/

This “lesson” was for eighth graders, 13-year-olds. It was perpetrated by the government, under the guise of Common Core–the federal government’s scheme for to micromanaging every public school classroom in America.

Why don’t we hear much about Common Core anymore?

Mostly because Common Core got real unpopular–so the states that had it stopped using the name and “rewrote” a lot of it. So a lot of states still have it. The Trump administration isn’t pushing it, but hasn’t been able to get rid of it entirely, either.

If we ever elect another Democrat president, Common Core will come roaring back in all its awfulness.


Now the Colleges Hate White Women, Too

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Do we have to shout it from the housetops? “College” has become toxic, an active virus infecting our society, and it must have no more of public funds. Cut it back! Cut it way, way back!

Having amassed a great reservoir of hatred and contempt for white men who are not homosexuals, “higher education” is now spewing its vitriol at white women.

Profs and other idiots are flocking to a symposium in Toronto to hear a paper by a… student… entitled, “Love in the Time of Beckyism: On Willfulness and Wokeness–” what? wokeness?–“in Teacher Education” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=12134).

What the devil is “Beckyism”? Well, “Becky” is a new term coined by, ahem, educators to show their disdain for young white women–same thing as calling a black person “Sambo.”

Let me quote at length from the symposium’s organizers.

“In the tradition of speculative fiction, parable, and counterstorytelling [?] within critical race theory [?], this session aims to problematize [?] the characterization of ‘Becky,’ a term specific to white women who engage in whiteness [?], often in gendered ways [?]… This characterization is relevant to education by critically examining who is Becky and how she is characterized, her positionality [?] in education, and how the hope for diversity, inclusion, equity, and racial justice [?] within the P-20 educational pipeline [whatever that is] is impacted by Becky” (who, we are told, “enacts oppression”)…”

Is this even English? Is this how sane people talk?

More: “Explorations of Becky and implications of educational practice from a variety of perspectives and contexts will illuminate the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression tied to the gendered and raced mechanisms of whiteness [?] enacted by Becky.”

Can you feel the love?

And, “This paper establishes how white women are not seeking to disinvest from whiteness,” blah-blah-blah. Gonna need two Drivel Bingo cards for this one.

This is being done on your dime, America. These are your colleges and universities, that you pay for, expressing the most profound contempt for you and everything you value–and teaching your children to do the same.

That’s your tuition money, and your taxes. Those are your daughters, whom they despise as “Becky.” It really ought to make you mad.

It is a sin to raise up strife among people who would otherwise be at peace with one another. But this is what our colleges are doing–every day, everywhere. A self-respecting people would put a stop to it.

Now. Stop it now.


Do You Have to Agree with Bernie, to Ace the SAT?

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Don’t forget to agree with him when you take your SAT

The New Hampshire Dept. of Education has added a “pro-Bernie Sanders essay question” to this year’s Scholastic Aptitude Test, which 13,000 students have taken so far (https://godfatherpolitics.com/new-hampshire-dept-of-education-indoctrinating-students-with-bernie-sanders-praise-on-sat-tests/).

Sanders, an avowed socialist, is a leading contender for next year’s Democrat presidential nomination. Students were asked to “read and process” an op-ed he wrote in 2014 and tell “whether or not the author made a persuadable argument,” explained one of the state’s education commissars. Oops. I mean commissioner.

Here’s a quote from Sanders’ op-ed: “[W]ealthy special interests who want to privatize or dismember virtually every function the government now performs… to make billions in profits out of these services.” (Question: why can’t the government run them efficiently and profitably?)

We are not told what a student has to say in his essay, to get a good grade and qualify for further indoctrination in college… but I think we can guess it’d be something like this.

“Wow! He is like so right on! There’s nothing the private sector can do that government can’t do better, and prophits, like, dude, they are just so icky and bad! I hate prophits! I love the government! Bernie for president!”

Definitely ready for college.


Some Kinda Stupid

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Hmm, let’s see… In a case of some homicidal maniac barging into a school and shooting everybody, which do you suppose would be the more effective policy–to have some of the teachers armed, so they could maybe plug the bad guy before he can rack up his full tally of victims… or to give teachers another pay raise?

Sen. Kamala Harris, one of the Democrat Gang of 20 who think they should be president, sez “We need to give teachers a raise–not guns” (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/15/kamala-harris-give-teachers-raise-not-guns/).

What? As in “You can’t shoot me–I make too much money”?

In many communities, public school teachers already make multiples of what the defenseless taxpayers make. A few more multiples will make them safer? How? Well, I guess if you can retire at 35 instead of 55 and go on a world cruise, you ought to be pretty safe from school shooters.

It’s not funny that America is always one election away from self-destruction, anymore. Obama wounded us; Hillary would have surely finished us. For as long as the Democrat Party breeds nothing but Far Left Crazy, it constitutes an existential threat to our country.

But it’s great for teachers’ unions!


‘Reparations’–Not Me, Pal

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They want to punish you for what you didn’t do.

I’ve been holding off writing about “reparations,” because frankly I don’t need a lot of Far Left Crazy morons calling me a racist. But enough is enough already.

Georgetown Looniversity students have voted for a “manadatory reparations fee” to be paid by undergraduates to the “descendants of 272 slaves that Georgetown sold in 1838” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=12094). Lemme see… that’d be 181 years ago.

“Reparations” doctrine states that all “white people” are guilty for slavery in America, even 181 years ago, even people whose ancestors weren’t here when slavery was formally and forever ended in 1865. You’re all guilty and you’ve all got to pay!

One–count ’em: one–of my ancestors got off the boat just in time to be sucked into the Union army and shot in the head at Chancellorsville.

I refuse to be punished for slavery.

Besides which, “reparations” is a flagrant violation of the Constitution.

P.S.–Every single one of the 20 Democrat candidates for president has publicly stated his or her support for making you pay for what other people did over 150 years ago.

Vote for a Democrat at your peril.

And now I just can’t take any more news. Basta, basta for today!


‘Common Core: 5 + 5+ 5 Does NOT = 15’ (2015)

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Hey! Let’s have the federal government micromanage every public school classroom in America!

The result of that brainstorm was “Common Core,” and suddenly 5 + 5+ 5 doesn’t equal 15.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/10/26/common-core-555-does-not15/

Common Core soon wore out its welcome and, one by one, states have been repealing it. You don’t hear much about it anymore.

But don’t be fooled. Mostly what they did was change the names and plug in a few rewrites. Public school still sucks.


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