Skip to comments.Indoctrination 101: Chicago School Teaching Students How To Protest (Part 1)
Posted on 04/24/2012 7:47:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
Jones College Prep a Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment school recently held Social Justice Week in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists. See the schedule of events here.
According to a flyer on the schools website:
Social Justice Week was created to promote community advancement through dialogue and community service based activism. Moreover, we hope to unify the voice of various JCP and community organizations in which to facilitate collaboration for the betterment of the community at large and promote a unified human rights advancement initiative.
The school is, according to U.S. News & World Report, a Top 100 high school in the country. Its one of the best of the best the cream of the crop.
Demographically, Jones College Prep is pretty balanced. Statistics from 2007-2008 show black enrollment is 23.4%, white enrollment is 29.5% and Hispanic enrollment is 33.7%.
Yet the schools focus appears to be bent on radicalizing the students through political activities devised by adult employees, EAGnews.org reports exclusively.
See the EXCLUSIVE video here.
On Wednesday of Social Justice Week, Black Star Project, a Chicago-based community organizing group, was brought into the school to teach students about non-violent protesting. Led by Phillip Jackson, former Chief of Education under former Mayor Richard Daley, the discussion was focused on students fighting back against gun crime.
Black Star Project, according to its website, is funded by Open Society Foundations (i.e. George Soros), Best Buy, ING and Toyota Motor Sales, among others.
But Jackson apparently had no interest in discussing the issue of gun ownership with students and allowing them to come to their own conclusions. When one student disagreed with Jacksons premise on the topic, her opinion was dismissed. The agenda is not to teach students how to think, but rather what to think.
Jackson's co-presenter, Camille Williams of the Peace in the Hood movement, made several inflammatory statements about gun ownership and the National Rifle Association. She claimed the NRA is indifferent to gun violence. She also asserted she has received emails from the NRA and/or its members claiming she is "going to hell" for her advocacy and "these porch monkeys deserved to die," referring to the students.
EAGnews.org contacted Jackson regarding these emails, wishing to make them public. We received no response.
Students simply thinking about issues is obviously not enough for Jackson. He strongly encouraged them to develop forms of non-violent protesting. Im not telling you to do it, but if you were going to, he said, leading the proverbial horse to the water.
"I'm just saying," he said on several occasions.
Jackson then offered the idea of creating a graveyard on the school lawn of headstones featuring the names of Chicago residents killed with guns.
It sounds as though Mr. Jackson was simply using the opportunity to recruit volunteers for his political mission. And that sounds more like indoctrination that education.
Do the parents of Jones College Prep students understand whats going on? What about school leaders?
Coming tomorrow: A Jones dean says times are changing and thats why Social Justice Week is good for students and adults. Also, what can adults do to harness all that teenage angst?
This just doesn’t surprise me one bit.
Protesting is the new way to lobby government.
First, one has to believe that one is a victim. After that, it’s a cakewalk.
Nice going, Chi-Town.
I see. You can teach Lenin and Alinsky but not Jesus.
As long as they don’t teach anything related to “how to get a job” Obama be happy.
Mark Levin said on his program that when he reported for his first day of work in the Reagan Administration he found cases of “Rules For Radicals” which had been ordered by the Carter Administration for distribution to the yutes via various after school programs.
Too bad for Chicago that it’s not 1968... Chicago’s glory days are O-VAR...
Good. Mcdonalds can always use a few good social protesters for their fry guys.
In what way? The only "excellence" I'll believe in is raw numbers: what are their SAT scores? Everything else is open to subjective distortion.
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