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Indoctrination 101: Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Approves of Schools Teaching Protesting Techniques
Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 04/26/2012 5:58:52 AM PDT by Kaslin

On Tuesday, EAGnews.org brought you footage of Black Star Project community organizer Phillip Jackson teaching students in Chicago Public Schools' Jones College Prep the finer points of non-violent protesting. He was positioning the students to achieve a particular result he was seeking.

On Wednesday, we brought you a shocking interview with the dean of the school, Grace Moody, who explained that students should be taught how to protest. She reasoned that with all their "teenage angst," students are going to protest something, so they might as well be taught how to protest effectively.

Moody also explained how Jones' "Social Justice Week" was the result of a botched "Gender Bender Day" earlier in the year.

Today, we bring you U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's opinions on the matter.

See the EXCLUSIVE video interview here.

Speaking at Al Sharpton's recent National Action Network conference in New York City, Duncan was asked about the appropriateness of schools teaching students how to protest, as well as bringing students to political protests.

His thoughts are sadly unsurprising, given his boss' background as a community organizer:

EAGnews.org Producer: I wanted to get your comments on the introduction of non-violent protest training activism in the schools with the children, specifically taking children to protests and advocating for their own change in the educational system.

Arne Duncan: Thank you – that’s a great question. I think whether it’s, you know, children in elementary school, middle school, or high school, or college, getting our students engaged in the civic life of our country is hugely important. So getting young people engaged – protest being a part of it – but creating clubs, participating in service, giving back – not just being recipients of service but being the givers of service … The more our young people are actively engaged, I think the more we’re going to have a strong and vibrant democracy. And so, I think, having young people at the earliest ages doing things that are somehow non-traditional, I’m a big supporter of. (emphasis added)

It is disturbing that America's top educator (theoretically) would openly endorse utilizing children for political protests and having schools use valuable time teaching such tactics. It sends a signal to every school in America that it is appropriate and it will not be scrutinized by federal educational leaders.

Our students ought not be treated like pawns by union and school leaders. Our schools ought to be places of learning, not hothouses for growing politically-charged student activists. It must be added that when students protest in support of more money for government schools, it’s the school employee unions that ultimately stand to gain the most financially. More spending leads to more school employees, who are then forced to pay union dues. Is that a coincidence?

Not to mention, programs such as "Social Justice Week" may do something to assuage the white guilt some teachers and administrators may feel, but it does little to actually help students become productive adults who are prepared to compete in the world economy.

EAGnews.org will continue to conduct these types of investigations to show taxpayers what is going on in our government schools, and to raise questions about what school officials are really trying to achieve: education or indoctrination?


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Entire title: Indoctrination 101: Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Approves of Schools Teaching Protesting Techniques (EAGnews.org Exclusive Part 3)
1 posted on 04/26/2012 5:58:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children like you can.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that goes DOUBLE for any government “education” program.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 6:09:54 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

Right in line with the logic that “they’re going to have sex anyway, so we might as well show them how to put a condom on a banana”.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Kaslin
Good news!

The scumbags who have criminally abused their offspring over the past decades by incarcerating them in government indoctrination asylums deserve all the bad news they can get.

These are the serfs who are primarily responsible for the final destruction of the former constitutional Republic during the past four decades.

All this education marxist is doing is formally naming something that has already been in place since the 70's.

Too late, for the rest of us, to worry about it now. The number of mindless obedient serfs has long since passed critical mass...The time to "worry" was yesterday...The time for radical surgery is now.

4 posted on 04/26/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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