Leftists, Democrats and socialists (actually are all one and the same) continue to deny the many charges and allegations that the public education system has become nothing more than a socialist indoctrination system for young minds.
Yet, over the past couple of decades, the examples of socialist indoctrination in the public education system are too numerous to mention. A few that come to mind come from students who have reported being taught that American capitalism and free enterprise is a huge problem not only to America but to the entire world. They report that they are being taught globalism instead of patriotism and that America is the enemy of the world. Some have told me that they were never taught real American history, especially about the real reason America was colonized early on by people seeking religious freedom.
Recent surveys have revealed that a growing number of young people (millennials) say they prefer socialism over capitalism. This is why politicians like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been elected to public office.
In the last decade, we’ve also seen teachers trying to force their young students to accept their liberal and socialist points of view. I recall when my granddaughter was elementary school, her teacher took her class to the cafeteria to cast their votes for president. The teacher instructed all of the students of vote for Barack Obama. Those who didn’t were scolded and reprimanded.
In 2012, sixteen-year-old Samantha Pawlucy went to school wearing a pick Romney-Ryan t-shirt. When she entered her geometry class at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia, her teacher Lynette Gaymon, a black woman, likened the t-shirt to the KKK.
The teacher, an obvious Obama supporter, approached Samantha with a red marker and attempted to mark over the shirt telling her that she couldn’t wear that shirt in an Obama school. But Samantha would not let her do it. Then the teacher told her to take off her shirt and she would give her another shirt to wear. The whole time this was happening, the teacher kept berating Samantha about wearing a Romney shirt at an Obama school.
When Samantha refused to take off the t-shirt, the teacher ordered her out of the classroom and again Samantha stood her ground. By the time the teacher finished her tirade, some of Samantha’s classmates joined in as did the school janitor. She was so embarrassed and humiliated by the event that she refused to return to the school.
In October 2016, Brett Abel, a junior at Orcutt Academy High School in California has been targeted by educators for wearing his anti-Clinton t-shirts.
In September of 2016, Abel wore a t-shirt with a picture of Bill Clinton on the front. Below the image of Clinton was the word ‘RAPE’. To no surprise, school officials told him his shirt was offensive. According to Abel:
“On September 6th, my school informed me that my shirt was offensive and sexually suggestive.”
“Pretty much I wore this shirt because I want people to know that Bill Clinton is a rapist and that people should look it up and find out more. I just think people aren’t informed and they need to start doing some research with this upcoming election.”
Rhett Carter, Principal of Orcutt Academy High School ordered Abel to change his shirt. Abel then contacted the ACLU who took his case and tried working with the school to inform them what is legal and what isn’t and making suggestions on how to change their policies
Later on, Abel wore another t-shirt that caught the ire of teachers at school. His latest shirt was a ‘Hillary for Prison 2016’ shirt. Abel commented about it, saying:
“Teachers tend not to like my t-shirts…”
In one of the latest incidents, a 7th grade teacher teaching in the Goose Creek Consolidated School District in Baytown, Texas gave her class an assignment that contained an anti-Trump question as reported:
“‘The teacher – who was not identified – gave her 7th-grade students an assignment where they read 10 student-written essays and determined what each essay inferred – hoping to increase the students’ critical-thinking skills,’ the Houston Chronicle informed. ‘One of the assignments called for the students to infer conclusions after reading an essay titled, ‘Trump Against American Values’.”
“Once students finishing reading the left-leaning reading material, they were given two multiple-choice questions to answer.”
“‘Which of the following conclusions would the author most likely agree with?’ the first question asked, with one of the responses being, ‘Donald Trump should not be president’.”
“Racial tension was then spurred by the next question.”
“‘The second question asked students to complete the statement, ‘The reader can infer that …’ Fox News’ Louis Casian informed. ‘One of the choices listed was, ‘Mexican Americans are the major group upset with President Trump’.”
Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) commented:
“This type of non-factual rhetoric has no place in our schools – regardless of who the president is. My children have experienced great teachers in the classroom, but have also had to put up with those who see their role as indoctrinators – not educators. As a fellow graduate of Goose Creek ISD, I’m embarrassed that this is what our district tolerates.”
“This individual has violated the sacred trust that every parent has with the State of Texas when they send their child into a public school. They have lost the privilege of being in a classroom with Texas children, and forfeit the title of teacher. No teacher should attempt to indoctrinate a child to their ideology – no matter who is in the White House.”
Some are calling for this teacher to be fired. What do you think?
This kind of behavior from teachers in our public schools seems to be on the increase, proving that they have a political agenda that they are trying to impose on YOUR kids. If you value your kids and their future, either get them OUT of public school or spend lots of time working with your kids to undo what the teachers are doing. If you don’t, your kids will help usher in the fall of America.
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