Skip to comments.Connecticut Considers Bill Requiring Students Learn "Labor History"
Posted on 03/17/2012 4:20:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Connecticut Senate is considering a bill which would require all government school students to learn labor history as a part of the curriculum. The bill would add language to existing law which stipulates the types of subjects schools shall teach.
Currently, the law requires students to learn information about these histories:
the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland;
Puerto Rican history;
Native American history
Strangely, American history is missing from the list. But if the Connecticut Democrats get their way, students will be learning more about the virtues of Jimmy Hoffa than of George Washington; of Andy Stern than of Abraham Lincoln.
The bill would insert the requirement in two parts of existing law. The other lists several subjects which students shall learn, including:
health and safety, including, but not limited to,
o human growth and development
o first aid
o disease prevention
o community and consumer health
o physical, mental and emotional health, including:
~ youth suicide prevention
~ substance abuse prevention
~ safety, which may include
the dangers of gang membership, and
language arts, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and spelling
social studies, including, but not limited to, citizenship, economics, geography, government and history
Lawmakers clearly havent updated the law to require students learn about technology but they want students to learn about the virtues of Big Labor. How comforting. It shows where their priorities lie.
If this bill passes, it will add Connecticut to a very short list of progressive states that have done such a thing. As I talked about in Indoctrination: How Useful Idiots Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism, Wisconsin (under total Democrat control) passed a similar bill. The law states students must learn about the collective bargaining process even though the legislature last year severely curtailed it for public employees.
The United Teachers Los Angeles in conjunction with L.A. Unified School District created a similar program and the California legislature funded its replication. Two employees of LAUSD push the program locally and around the country.
If Democrats in Connecticut get their way, this same propaganda will be coming to a classroom in that state as well.
That’s what you get with “UNION SCHOOLS”.
If I had had any idea that our “UNION SCHOOL” was filling my son’s head with that crap, he would have attended a “nonunion” school.
Labor history, eh ? Thuggery & mayhem 101.
Communist indoctrination mandated by law.
Yep....still one more reason people and businesses are flocking to Connectic......um..............wait..........
Of course you really couldn’t teach labor history without large doses of “Das Kapital” thrown in.
Extra credit for tracking down the remains of Jimmy Hoffa
or “How to Engage in Violent Protest 101”
I am a CT resident. I was assigned here by the Navy in 2006 by the Navy. Now, I am a civilian. One day when the housing market allows me to sell my house at a price that I can afford, my family and I are going to leave this state and their confiscatory tax policies. Sadly, this state could be beautiful.
I think if the course included some critical thinking, this would be an excellent addition to the curriculum. Students would be aware of the damage the unions have done to our country and why there isn’t any industry left to speak of. The only professions the unions now control are those that can’t be taken off shore.
It could backfire big time.
“Labor history, eh ? Thuggery & mayhem 101.”
Very amusing. But it’s worth noting that many employers also engaged in thuggery and mayhem and forced employees to work in appalling conditions at minimal pay. Few remember this now, but the exploitive behavior of many factory owners helped the rise of Marxism by making its theories sound credible.
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they teach gay culture/marriage.
Forced collectivism 101.
can’t learn enough about the many positive aspects side of THAT.