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  • Teacher says inflammatory letter was part of lesson plan

    09/15/2007 10:23:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies · 2,099+ views
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | 09/13/2007 | GREG WELTER
    Bidwell Junior High School administrators said a letter sent home with students in an eighth-grade class Tuesday was a good idea for a history lesson, with bad execution. The letter, which appeared to ask parents to renounce their U.S. citizenship, prompted phone calls to the school from several irate recipients. He concluded the letter with "After careful consideration of the facts of our current situation, I have decided to announce to everyone that I am no longer a citizen of the United States, but a free and independent member of the global community." "The point was, I wanted to ask...
  • Liberals fly their colors (displaying foreign flags in our public school classrooms)

    09/08/2006 2:39:46 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 984+ views
    Rocky Mountain News weekly column ^ | Friday September 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Liberals fly their colors, by Mike Rosen It was two years ago that North High School was the center of controversy over a foreign flag. A Mexican flag was given equal prominence with an American flag in a permanent wall display in the school lobby and in a social studies classroom. The teacher who hung the Mexican flag in his classroom said he wanted his students to feel welcome. This was a nice sentiment, but a direct violation of Colorado law. Although North High is almost 85 percent Hispanic, this is still an American school in the United States, funded...
  • C-SPAN to Air David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate

    04/14/2006 11:02:42 AM PDT · by GaryL · 10 replies · 1,891+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 14, 2006 | C-SPAN Scheduling
    David Horowitz - Ward Churchill Debate From George Washington University to Air on C-SPAN Saturday, 8 EDT. The topic was Politics in the Classroom.

    04/08/2006 1:42:06 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 46 replies · 1,597+ views ^ | April 08, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    UNHINGED TEACHER OF THE WEEK By Michelle Malkin   ·   April 08, 2006 09:40 AM The latest government education outrage from Alabama: Christy Jackson does not want a teacher showing her 13-year-old son a video calling the president of the United States an a—hole during class. Nor does she believe her son should be shown Internet videos — which are barred to students by school system controls —that use obscenities. But that is what West Limestone High School eighth grade science teacher Steve White, a Democratic candidate for the District 4 seat on the House of Representatives, is accused of doing....
  • Kristinn Taylor & David Horowitz on 'JustAWoman' radio - KRLA 870am - Sunday evening March 26th

    03/24/2006 3:51:31 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 1,226+ views
    FreeRepublic member 'JustAWoman' website ^ | Friday March 24th, 2006 | Lores Rizkalla
    <p>The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, will talk about the dangerous and even even treacherous behavior on the university campus. He will also weigh in on the Jay Bennish controversy! Don't miss it!</p> <p>Also, Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic, will give us an update on the antics of the Left. Kristinn never holds back. So, don't miss his colorful and passionate assessment of cultural battle. He will also tell us about why sites like Free Republic are so important today.</p>
  • Rosen: Free parents to choose

    03/24/2006 5:59:53 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 24 March 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL:,2777,DRMN_23972_4565731,00.html Rosen: Free parents to chooseMarch 24, 2006So, Jay Bennish has had his 15 minutes of fame - or shame - but the question remains: Where do we go from here? What's the remedy? What should Cherry Creek Schools, or any school district, do to protect students from indoctrination at the hands of politically motivated teachers? Let me offer two plans. Plan A: Internal School Reform 1. Honest self-appraisal: Overland High School Principal Jana Frieler issued a news release after the Bennish debacle,...
  • David Horowitz to Debate Ward Churchill at Academic Freedom Conference

    03/22/2006 12:16:02 PM PST · by GaryL · 59 replies · 2,915+ views
    Students for Academic Freedom ^ | March 23, 2006 | Sara Dogan
    On April 6-7, 2006, Students for Academic Freedom will host its First National Academic Freedom Conference featuring a debate between Students for Academic Freedom Chairman David Horowitz and University of Colorado-Boulder Professor Ward Churchill. The topic for debate will be: “Can Politics Be Taken Out Of The Classroom, and Should It Be?” The debate will be held Thursday evening on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC. Young America’s Foundation and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture are the co-hosts of the debate. Seating for the debate is limited and will be determined by George Washington...
  • Matt Lauer sets his audience up for ignorance

    03/20/2006 9:00:27 AM PST · by HawaiianGecko · 16 replies · 1,245+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/17/2006 | Todd Manzi
    Matt Lauer sets his audience up for ignorance Last week, Matt Lauer interviewed Jay Bennish, the Colorado teacher whose 20-minute socialist diatribe was taped by one of his students. Lauer asked Bennish, "On the tape you can hear Sean Allen asking you questions that seem to be egging you on a little bit. Do you feel you were set up?" Lauer has set himself up for us, once again, to question his journalistic competence and his obvious liberal bias. Apparently, he has listened to the tape. It’s disgusting he has the audacity to say Allen set Bennish up. On tape, the teacher spews...
  • SCHOOLHOUSE PINKOS: LEAVING KIDS BEHIND (the three R's---revolution, rejection, repudiation)

    03/16/2006 4:40:12 AM PST · by Liz · 2 replies · 376+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 16, 2006 | EDITORIALS
    **** In high-school classrooms today, the three R's refer to revolution, rejection and repudiation. Traditional education is taking a back seat to social-reform rhetoric and revisionist rants, with nary reproof from responsible parents. Manhattan **** Thank you for printing Stern's excellent piece, which details the extent to which our public schools have been taken over by Marxist America-haters. It seems there are three particular fields that are extremely attractive to those who despise capitalism and the West and who want to dedicate themselves to changing the system: law, journalism and academia. You won't find many left-wing ideologues selling used cars,...
  • Bennish back in class

    03/14/2006 3:18:20 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 30 replies · 769+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 13, 2006 | Charlie Brennan
    AURORA — Jay Bennish returned to his classroom this morning as Overland High School sought a return to normalcy in the wake of a national controversy over his teaching methods. "Mr. Bennish is a member of our Blazer family, and as such he will be welcomed back here," said Principal Jana Frieler, in a brief press conference outside the school.
  • Classroom Brainwashing (Sowell)

    03/14/2006 1:24:24 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 47 replies · 1,518+ views ^ | 3/14/06 | Thomas Sowell
    Governor Bill Owens of Colorado has cut through the cant about "free speech" and come to the defense of a 16-year-old high school student who tape-recorded his geography teacher using class time to rant against President Bush and compare him to Hitler. The teacher's lawyer talks about First Amendment rights to free speech but free speech has never meant speech free of consequences. Even aside from laws against libel or extortion, you can insult your boss or your spouse only at your own risk. Unfortunately, there is much confusion about both free speech and academic freedom. At too many schools...
  • Jay Bennish Reinstated without Visible Penalty

    03/13/2006 2:39:13 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 75 replies · 1,274+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | Tom Blumer
    School District to Taxpayers and Parents: Up Yours ..... and the Homeschooling Movement Gets a Yet Another Shot in the Arm: Here is yet another reason for parents to homeschool their children if at all possible (By the way, the story is hopelessly slanted -- The lecture was objectively biased; plus, the primary issue here is teaching the subject matter, and secondarily the political indoctrination Jay Bennish engaged in while not doing his job): Bennish to teach again Punishment not revealed; teacher returns MondayAn Aurora social studies teacher accused of giving a biased lecture that sparked national debate over academic...

    03/12/2006 9:29:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 642+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2006 | SOL STERN
    March 12, 2006 -- NO one familiar with our nation's increasingly dysfunctional public schools should have found it surprising that Colorado high-school teacher Jay Bennish delivered a 20-minute, anti-American rant straight out of Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore to his 10th grade geography class. Bennish was somewhat cruder than your average leftist teacher - but he is not unique. Smoother, more effective Bennishes are everywhere in our great American high schools. That's one reason why our graduates are so full of self-esteem and have all the right attitudes, but actually know less math, science and history than their counterparts in...
  • Jay Bennish and 1973

    03/12/2006 4:13:25 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 111 replies · 2,665+ views ^ | 3/12/06 | Mary Grabar
    The debate about Jay Bennish, the Colorado high school teacher who confused a diatribe against the Bush administration with a lesson in geography, is not about free speech, but about the meltdown of Western civilization. Jay Bennish, the product of baby boomer teachers and parents, is not unlike other recent high school and college graduates. He was denied the opportunity for an education. But come to think of it, baby boomers like me were denied educations. I had a Jay Bennish teaching my tenth-grade "social studies" class in 1973 (note the subject name that already reveals the non-academic nature of...
  • 'The Assault On American Youth' Jay Bennish Preaches Hatred

    03/10/2006 8:20:09 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 9 replies · 783+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 3/10/06 | Pat Buchanan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The last Global Geographic Literacy Survey, assessing the geographic knowledge of 18-24-year-olds in nine different countries -- Canada, France, Mexico, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Germany and the United States -- was, at best, a disappointment. It found, for example, that only 17 percent of young Americans could locate Afghanistan on a map; 29 percent could not correctly identify the Pacific Ocean; and 11 percent were unable to find the continental United States. If high-school geography classrooms around the United States are anything like that run by "teacher" Jay Bennish, at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado,...
  • World Record: On CO Teacher, Gabler Gets in 'Right-Wing' Four Times in 14 Seconds

    03/11/2006 4:34:42 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,316+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 11, 2006 As has been well-documented by the Media Research Center, while MSMers are loathe to label anyone or anything 'liberal,' they don't hesitate to brand various entities or individuals 'conservative' or 'right-wing.' Well, folks, I believe we have a new world record in the category. In the course of discussing the case of Colorado teacher Jay Bennish, who compared President Bush to Hitler, liberal [there, I said it] Neal Gabler on tonight's Fox News Watch managed to utter the term 'right-wing' four times . . . in 14 seconds. Yes, I checked it by my...
  • Controversial teacher keeps job

    03/10/2006 7:42:57 PM PST · by randita · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/10/06 | Jennifer Brown, Allison Sherry and Annette Espinoza
    Article Launched: 3/10/2006 01:43 PM Controversial teacher keeps job By A Cherry Creek social studies teacher will not lose his job, after a student went public with a tape recording of controversial comments the teacher had made in class. Superintendent Monte C. Moses said Jay Bennish will be reinstated to his job at Overland High School, and will be teaching on Monday. At a news conference this afternoon, Moses said Bennish doesn't deserve to be praised, nor does he deserve to be fired. "Jay Bennish has promise as a teacher, but his practice and deportment need growth and refinement,"...
  • Bennish Reinstated as teacher

    03/10/2006 1:36:37 PM PST · by Starter · 152 replies · 3,556+ views
    Self | 3/10/2006 | Self
    This just in: Jay Bennish has been reinstated as a teacher at Overland High School.
  • Lawyer: Teacher Disciplined Over Bush Comments Wishes He'd "Picked Different Dictator"

    03/10/2006 10:06:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,330+ views
    Lawyer: Teacher Disciplined Over Bush Comments Wishes He'd "Picked Different Dictator" POSTED: 9:55 am EST March 10, 2006 UPDATED: 12:08 pm EST March 10, 2006 DENVER -- A high school social studies teacher who was disciplined for comparing speeches by President Bush and Adolf Hitler stands by his lecture but wishes "he'd picked a different dictator," his lawyer said. Teacher Jay Bennish also promised school district administrators that he would make sure future classroom talks immediately offered opposing points of view, his lawyer David Lane told KHOW-AM radio in Denver. Lane did not return a telephone call from The Associated...
  • Rosen: Intellectual child abuse (Jay Bennish)

    03/10/2006 3:34:40 AM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies · 980+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 10, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Here's how the Los Angeles Times spun the story: "Teacher suspended for Bush remark." Wrong! Several other news stories in our local papers have been no better. Congratulations to Rocky Mountain News reporters who got it right: "The teacher, Jay Bennish, is on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into whether he violated a district policy requiring balanced viewpoints being presented in class." Bingo! If teachers were disciplined merely for criticizing President Bush, half of them would probably be out of work. Bennish is under scrutiny for violating his public trust as a teacher of callow young minds...
  • Senator Wants To Protect Schools Who Fire Biased Teachers (Bennish inspired)

    03/09/2006 7:40:58 PM PST · by jwalburg · 10 replies · 524+ views
    ABC 7 News Denver ^ | March 9, 2006
    DENVER -- The case of the Aurora teacher who made comparisons between President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler has now hit the state Legislature. State senators are considering whether to give school districts greater protection to fire teachers who present biased views in the classroom. It wouldn't apply to teacher Jay Bennish, only future cases. The Cherry Creek School District is investigating Bennish's comments. A recording of 20 minutes of his lecture has been made public but he has said the rest of the 50-minute class balanced out those comments. State Sen. Doug Lamborn saif school districts may fear...
  • Bennish expects to be back in classroom Monday

    03/09/2006 4:09:57 PM PST · by PtrainerNY · 22 replies · 772+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 03/09/2006 | Kevin Vaughan
    An attorney for Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish said this afternoon he expects Bennish to be back in the classroom on Monday. Attorney David Lane said that is his best guess after he and Bennish spent 90 minutes speaking with Cherry Creek Schools administrators and attorneys. Lane said he heard nothing that led him to believe Bennish would be disciplined.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 03-09-2006

    03/09/2006 4:59:51 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 267+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-09-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Jay Bennish Geography Class: Where liberal rants got a pass; 'Till one student tape-- Now there's no escape for the teacher who talks out his ass!
  • Teacher's Dad Reports Death Threats (Bennish/Colo.)

    03/08/2006 2:04:08 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 411+ views
    7 News Denver ^ | 03/08/06 | 7NewsDenver
    DENVER -- The father of a teacher who compared President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler said he and his family have received at least 12 death threats. Jay Bennish is on paid leave from Overland High School while Cherry Creek School District investigates whether his Feb. 1 lecture violated a policy requiring that balancing viewpoints be presented in classes. Bennish's father, John Bennish of Beverly Hills, Mich., told The Detroit News in Wednesday's editions that people have called his house threatening to kill him or his family. He said he did not report...
  • High School Indoctrination

    03/08/2006 11:12:02 AM PST · by mathprof · 55 replies · 1,560+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 3/8/06 | Sol Stern
    No one familiar with our nation’s increasingly dysfunctional public schools should have found it surprising that a Colorado High School teacher named Jay Bennish delivered a 20 minute, anti-American rant to his 10th grade geography class taken straight out of Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore. True enough, Mr. Bennish was somewhat cruder than your average leftist teacher. Apparently, he was also too stupid to realize that political indoctrination in the classroom goes over much more smoothly and is less likely to cause a public uproar if the teacher observes a few minor pedagogical constraints. In fact, Bennish might have been...
  • Whiff of McCarthy as pupils out teachers

    03/08/2006 6:13:03 AM PST · by I am for Bush · 90 replies · 2,033+ views ^ | 6-6-2006 | James Bone
    TEACHERS who express radical left-wing views in the classroom are facing a new tactic in America: conservative parents are encouraging students to make recordings of their views. The use of micro-recording devices, often in mobile phones or digital music players, is the latest twist in conservatives' struggle against what they see as the leftist slant of American education. A high-school geography teacher was placed on leave last week in Colorado after a 16-year-old pupil recorded him comparing US President George W. Bush to Hitler. The latest flare-up in the festering controversy came not at a university but at a suburban...
  • Cherry Creek Schools Extends Probe (Whackjob Teacher Bennish Sinking Faster and Deeper...)

    03/08/2006 2:48:26 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 97 replies · 2,805+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 03/08/2006 | Kevin Vaughan
    Cherry Creek Schools officials extended their investigation of embattled geography teacher Jay Bennish after his appearance on television and radio sparked a new wave of phone calls. Bennish learned the news from reporters after stepping off a plane Tuesday afternoon at Denver International Airport in returning home from a quick trip to New York, where he spoke publicly for the first time on the Today show. "That's their decision," Bennish said when told that administrators apparently would not end their investigation today - as they had planned - because of unspecified new information that came to light after he appeared...
  • Colo. Teacher Defends Bush-Hitler Remarks

    03/07/2006 2:43:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 102 replies · 3,669+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    A high school social studies teacher who was put on leave after comparing President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler defended his lecture on Tuesday, saying he was trying to encourage students to think. "My job as a teacher is to challenge students to think critically about issues that are affecting our world and our society," Jay Bennish said on NBC's "Today Show." Bennish is on paid leave from Overland High School in suburban Aurora, Colo., while Cherry Creek School District investigates whether his Feb. 1 lecture violated a policy requiring that balancing viewpoints...
  • Scooping the mainstream media [AP bias on Bennish story]

    03/07/2006 11:23:04 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies · 1,318+ views ^ | March 7, 2006 | Todd Manzi
    The Associated Press reached a new level of incompetence, and the "news" industry they serve doesn’t seem to care. If you want political opinion, you’ll find it in Associated Press dispatches. If you want news, you might have to read conservative opinion columns. On February 22nd, Walter Williams, a columnist, scooped the mainstream media. Williams reported that high school teacher Jay Bennish lectured his geography class stating: 1) "[President Bush’s State of the Union Speech] sounds a lot like the things Adolf Hitler used to say." 2) "Bush is threatening the whole planet." 3) "[The] U.S. wants to keep...
  • SAUNDERS: An MP3 player for a teacher [Bennish]

    03/07/2006 7:45:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,959+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/7/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    COLORADO high-school sophomore Sean Allen couldn't convince his father that his geography teacher was as over-the-top as he contended. So Allen taped one of his teacher's rants on his MP3 player. Too bad for Jay Bennish: His 20 minute lecture ended up on talk radio. As aired on Mike Rosen's show, Bennish said President Bush talks like Hitler: "I'm not saying that Bush and Hitler are exactly the same," but that the two share "eerie similarities." Peruvians and Iranians arguably have "a right to bomb North Carolina" because the state grows tobacco. On Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda operatives were...
  • Lauer for the Defense: Matt Asks Colorado Teacher "Were You Set Up?"

    03/07/2006 5:09:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 2,797+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 7, 2006 Turns out the real culprit in the Colorado kerfluffle over the teacher who compared Pres. Bush to Hitler is . . . the student who complained about it. Just ask Matt Lauer. Interviewing teacher Jay Bennish this morning, Lauer laid out this sympathetic scenario: Lauer: "The family here, the student's family, didn't go to the school board with this tape." Bennish: "They never contacted me." Lauer: "They shopped it around to conservative media outlets and finally released it to one and created an uproar. On the tape you can hear Sean Allen [the student...
  • Student 'starting to get crucified,' his dad says

    03/05/2006 11:42:03 AM PST · by Pikamax · 55 replies · 2,842+ views
    rockymountainnews ^ | 03/04/06 | Julie Poppen
    Student 'starting to get crucified,' his dad says By Julie Poppen, Rocky Mountain News March 4, 2006 Sean Allen's dad says he isn't handling this week's media attention and threats as well as his son. "Sean has handled this way better than his father," Jeff Allen, Sean's dad, said in an interview with Sean Hannity, syndicated talk show host with Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes. "To read some of these e-mails that are attacking Sean is just devastating," he said. "It looks like the tactic is to turn it around, to make it about Sean and not about the...
  • Students Walk Out Over Teacher's Suspension for Anti-Bush Comments - on Leave After Criticizing Bush

    03/02/2006 5:00:41 PM PST · by Brilliant · 66 replies · 2,095+ views
    ABC ^ | 3/2/06 | ABC
    March 2, 2006 — A Colorado school is in upheaval following the suspension of a teacher who was recorded comparing President Bush's rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler. More than 100 students at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., walked out of class this morning to protest the decision to put geography teacher Jay Bennish on administrative leave. The school administration made the move after a student went public with a 20-minute recording of Bennish's comments to his class. In the tape, the teacher is heard saying there were similarities between remarks Bush made in his State of the Union...