Skip to comments.Indoctrination by Crossword
Posted on 04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
Eighth-graders in Wisconsins Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a Liberalism vs. Conservatism crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable facts.
Students learned conservatism is the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms
Conversely, they learned liberalism is the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.
See the photos here.
The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter received the lesson at Union Grove Elementary School yesterday.
Varebrook said she posted the assignment on her Facebook page to share with other parents who might not be aware of the blatant political bias and effort at indoctrination, disguised as civics.
The definitions of conservatism and liberalism make me sick, Varebook told EAGnews. I think its horribly distorted and its biased.
Varebrook, who serves on her local Republican Party board and has appeared in commercials promoting conservative values, said she was particularly disturbed by the definition of conservatism as restricting personal freedom.
It's insinuating conservatives dont believe in people having civil liberties. That its only for old-fashioned fuddy-duddies, Varebrook said. Thats completely negative. Its completely false.
Last time we checked, its the big government progressives who are determined to restrict personal freedoms. You know, the bans on sugary drinks, fatty foods, snacks at school lunch time, salt intake, etc.
But apparently thats not the case, according to Sunburst Visual Media, the puzzles producer, or the Union Grove school district.
Varebrook said she doesnt believe her daughters teacher is the problem, but rather the curriculum shes forced to teach.
I dont think her teacher is a radical indoctrinator, its the curriculum, she said. Its not factual. Every piece of homework Ive seen paints conservatism in a negative light.
I can only imagine what high school is going to bring.
On the back side of the crossword puzzle was a political survey students were required to fill out to identify their beliefs, something Varebrook believes is equally troubling.
Its about guns, its about freedoms, it just goes on and on, Varebrook said.
Varebrook said her daughter is 13 years old, and likely has little interest in political philosophy.
She didnt pick up on (the bias), she was just happy to get it filled out, Varebrook said.
Varebrook plans to email her daughters teacher about political bias in the assignment, but is skeptical of what good it will do.
My guess is most students got this done in class and didnt bring it home, Varebrook said. I put it on my Facebook and people were just shocked.
I think if its shared, parents will question their kids to see whats going on in the schools.
We certainly hope they do.
Just another feature in the ongoing attempt by the media to undermine traditional American values and promote hussein’s Marxist revolution.
The Soviets knew it as propaganda.
yada, yada, yada... her daughter is 13... been in school about 8 years now... how is it that this parent is just now finding out about this???
I'm becoming convinced that American parents need to fight for their children's political and personal sanity by removing them from the clutches of the Leftist Long Marchers in two steps:
- Take the kids out of the schools,
- Defund the schools until they have to turn loose faculty and administrators,
- Take control of the school boards, and
- Use school board control to separate the Leftist administrators and teachers and their biased, disinformational classroom materials from the student body.
Then and only then will it be safe again to entrust the education of the country's children to the school systems.
In between all the foregoing, it will also be necessary to fight off the Obammunists like Arne Duncan and his Soviet Dept. of Education, who are trying to seize control of school funding and curricula.
This is a demonstration as to why the left is and will remain in control. THEY LEAVE NOTHING TO CHANCE. THEY OVERLOOK NO OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR MESSAGE ACROSS. They in we lose.
Another totally stupid action by teachers.
Right, because liberals are so interested in liberty.
Liberals are interested in "social justice", not liberty, and the two are frequently at odds.
How are these teachers supposed to understand and teach the difference between liberty and tyranny? Who prepared them? Certainly the teachers' colleges, the certification boards, and the NEA did not do it!
If they are under 70, chances are they were indoctrinated by the college and university professors who prepared them for the field to look with disdain on those who called themselves "conservatives," and to cling to the Legislative Agenda of the NEA as their anchor for the politically-correct philosophy of the day.
Why would anyone expect that their students would be taught the Founding philosophy of Creator-endowed, unalienable, life and liberty for individuals? Such an expectation is unreasonable.
Thankfully, home schools, private schools, and a few other institutions are training what may be a remnant of citizens to cherish and preserve freedom.
Isn't that true? Don't liberals support unrestricted, unregulated abortion? As long as people have the right to engage in irresponsible sexual behavior and abort the resulting children, they don't need any other freedoms.
Note: This is my interpretation of liberalism, not my opinion. I am not pro-abortion.
Liberty at odds with social justice is anarchy.
Liberty at odds with social justice is limited, constitutional government.