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Jewish dad questions homework assignment, gets investigated for being a 'neo-Nazi'
fox news ^ | november 6, 2013 | todd starnes

Posted on 11/06/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by lowbridge

Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher’s union thinks he’s a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased.

“I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.”

Last week, his daughter’s eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown.

Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a list of questions his daughter was required to answer and he immediately determined the assignment was “grossly slanted.”

The worksheet included questions like “To what issue do House Republican leaders insist on tying the federal budget?” and “Whom do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?”

Barry fired off letters complaining about the assignment to his daughter’s teacher as well as the school board. But a few days later, he was shocked to discover that the head of the local teacher’s union was making calls around town – asking if he was a neo-Nazi.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 11/06/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Pssst... private school.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 1:03:13 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: lowbridge
The teacher responded by explaining that the lesson was not about politics -- it was about literacy.

And then the teacher dutifully reported him to the union boss (probably). Because it was about literacy.
3 posted on 11/06/2013 1:04:09 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

We are almost there folks..almost there. The totalitarian state of Big Brother is just around the corner. And you thought that it couldn’t happen here.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 1:24:42 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lowbridge

If the complaining parent had not been Jewish, the union official would have gotten away with it. This was an attempt to start a whisper-campaign to smear the parent.


5 posted on 11/06/2013 1:24:46 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: lowbridge

Thou shalt not challenge or question the received dogma of the Establishment.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 1:29:28 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: lowbridge

How did the teachers’ union get into this at all? Who gave them information from the school board? What business is this of the teachers’ union in any way?


7 posted on 11/06/2013 1:43:36 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1

The worksheet included questions like “To what issue do House Republican leaders insist on tying the federal budget?” and “Whom do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?” <<

Too bad it did not include process questions like:
Does the House originate all spending legislation?
Can a congress obligate a future congress to any issue?
What processes are available to the congress and the president when they disagree? Please include both formal and informal processes in increasing levels of difficulty.

I would not expect a group of eighth graders to answer, but to think about how to resolve issues between groups that disagree.

Years ago, schools were to educate a student so as an informed voter, they would be able to try the above questions. I doubt some congress people know the answer and they should have known them for years BEFORE going to congress. I would put as a case in point my favorite congressmen, Congressman Hank Johnson asking an admiral in a hearing “Would the island of Guam capsize?” if more servicemen and women were put on the base on that island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XXVLKWd3Q

I believe the Admiral deserves a medal for not even cracking a smile when answering the man who holds the purse strings.

DK


8 posted on 11/06/2013 3:06:30 PM PST by Dark Knight
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To: lowbridge

Since the ‘90s, more Jewish people have been investigated from allegations that they were neo-Nazis. That kind of false accusation activity appeared to start with some radical academic feminists and former military and contractor intelligence men (who were sleeping with some of the feminists) trying to entice and defame some Jewish fathers’/family rights advocates.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 3:55:59 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: lowbridge

Some the men were also radical, bisexual homo-activists, BTW.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 3:56:57 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: lowbridge

...some of the men behind the defamation schemes with the feminists, BTW.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 3:58:05 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: lowbridge
“I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.”

Sure, that's what Clayton Bigsby said.

12 posted on 11/06/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Dark Knight
Thanks for your informed comment re the issues involved, but it does not answer my pointed question as to why the teachers' union had any part in this matter.
13 posted on 11/06/2013 9:13:02 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1

Because they have a “confused” idea of what being an advocate means. If schools actually taught logical fallacies...what investigation entails...what constitutes the scientific method...I could go on with this list but you were right, I did not outline what the union has to do with this.

Since the teacher’s union rep did not have a clue on any of the aspects above, he or she was reduced to rumoring a fantasy, that only reflects their own echo chamber bias. I listen to what passes for commentary on many sites. A logical mind will destroy their beliefs easily, but a herd will force all members off a cliff.

DK


14 posted on 11/06/2013 9:26:11 PM PST by Dark Knight
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15 posted on 11/07/2013 5:35:20 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: lowbridge

He should sue the crap out of the head of the local “teacher’s” union for libel. Enough is enough.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 6:22:42 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: lowbridge

A bigoted Jew accuses another Jew of being a neo-Nazi for questioning what is clearly an attempt at indoctrination.

I just might die of irony.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 6:25:30 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: familyop

“Since the ‘90s, more Jewish people have been investigated from allegations that they were neo-Nazis. “

I am a Porsche addict. Old Porsches, in particular.

Anyway, I refused to back down on a Porsche forum that somehow drifted political and was accused by the resident liberals of being a “neo-Nazi evangelical Christian.”

Mind you, there is a picture of me in my avatar (Hasidic Jew, beard, the whole bit), my name on the forum is “Jewbacca” and it has my real name because we trade car parts, which is “Moshe” and a derivative of the “Cohen” surname.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 7:23:51 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Jewish old Porsche guy....cool.

(don’t let the lift throttle oversteer get ya)

Rock on!


19 posted on 11/07/2013 7:33:02 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

“don’t let the lift throttle oversteer get ya”

I almost spun my 993S last air cooled model) today . . . . time for the cold weather tires.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 8:47:13 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

I went to the Bondurant school at Ontario California way back in 73. One of their instruction cars was an old 911. It really taught you about influence of throttle on yaw angle.


21 posted on 11/07/2013 9:04:15 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Yep.

I used to ride dirt bikes in the Negev. Learned the hard way a few times kicking the back tire out and then going for a fly.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 9:14:18 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: lowbridge

America has gone insane. Dissent, and you are accused of being a neo-Nazi, i.e., a crusher of dissenters. Make aliya, before the Boyscouts are outlawed and replaced with Strength Through Joy.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 10:21:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Jewbacca

Thank you for relating that to me. Some of my American ancestors (way back) were Coens (and others), but I’m not Jewish. I’m a friendly in a nation, though—a nation that seems to become even more alien recently.

Ah, yes—the “Volkswagon.” I’ve read a little about it. It’s only a machine now—a pretty cool one in the form of a Porsche. It’s a great car. So many people are so intentionally ignorant and getting inexplicably meaner, it seems.

I work on machines but am restricted to the four-wheel-drive type in vehicles. The climate up here is extreme at over 9,000 feet, just east of some high peaks, and the roads are terrible (on the Rockies).

I don’t have a full beard, but I’m kinda grubby looking and usually do wear some kind of grubby hat of whatever color. Qualifies me as a redneck. Heh. And even I wash hands and all after the occasional visit to rotting civilization.


24 posted on 11/07/2013 2:21:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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