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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...
  • Confronting Controversy: Wire-tapping,war and the aftermath of 9/11 are hot issues in the classroom

    09/11/2006 7:41:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies · 573+ views
    NEA Today(may not link,members only) ^ | September 2006 | Cindy Long
    Alongside posters of Gandhi and John Lennon, covers of "Time" magazine, and a life-size cutout of the Three Stooges dressed in caps and gowns, social studies teacher Michael Palermo's ground rules for classroom behavior are prominently tacked on the classroom wall. The first rule: Respect People and Opinions. Palermo teaches at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia-a suburb of Washington, D.C., and a short distance from the Pentagon, where five years ago one of the hijacked jets crashed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Yorktown students were deeply affected by 9/11-many of their parents work at the Pentagon-and...
  • Attacking the Cancer of Anti-American Liberalism

    09/08/2006 8:14:43 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 354+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/08/06 | Purple Mountains
    Most conservatives who have taken a look at what is being taught about American history and values in our high schools and colleges are well aware of the horrendous brainwashing that is going on to teach our kids to hate America. I first encountered this as a college professor myself, amazingly at a Catholic college you would think would be espousing traditional American values. This was not the fault of that particular college, however, it was just that the professors they hired were products of Vietnam era education where something went so terribly wrong in our entire educational system, and...
  • 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...
  • Horowitz' Sleeping Giant

    04/19/2006 12:08:33 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 1,197+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2006 | Rosemarie Capozzi
    The big difference in the latest spate of horror stories about academic abuse is that they are taking place in lower grades. Sean Allen, a 10th-grader from Colorado who made national news when he taped his World Geography teacher’s political rant, spoke from experience, “I was flooded with similar stories from students across the nation,” he said at a conference on academic freedom. “We can’t simply deal with this on a case-to-case basis, we have to get to the root of it.” Sean firmly believes that the Academic Bill of Rights crafted by conservative author and activist David Horowitz gives...
  • 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.
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • Teacher fuss shows need for choice

    03/16/2006 8:38:03 AM PST · by aynrandy · 2 replies · 429+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/16/2006 | David Harsanyi
    Now that Jay Bennish's 15 minutes of fame are all but over, it's time to ask: What have we learned? For many of us, this episode proves we need more freedom, not less. More free speech, yes. But also more choice. Many conservatives have grumbled that Cherry Creek School District administrators did not properly react to parental concerns by keeping Bennish on as a "geography" teacher. Accountability within the stifling monopoly of government education is a pipe dream - but the reality is, school boards wouldn't be able to meet parents' demands even if they wanted to. Why? Because there's...
  • 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.
  • An Accelerated Curriculum of Ignorance

    03/14/2006 2:05:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 396+ views
    The New Media ^ | 03.10.06 | Frank Salvato
    In days of old, when teaching right from wrong was the responsibility of parents, schools exclusively taught the basics and neither teachers nor parents could be charged with a crime if they disciplined unruly children, not only was a public education worth something, the country was a civilized place complete with ethics, morals and values. Today, the “village,” governmentally empowered to educate and look after our children, is producing arsonists and anarchists. Civility is nowhere to be found. Oh, happy day!It’s ironic that “evolved” liberal institutions of learning (such are our universities and increasingly, our high schools), complete with accelerated...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Teacher's attorney: Lesson learned (Jay Bennish Pretends To Backtrack)

    03/10/2006 4:37:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies · 993+ views
    Denver Post ^ | March 10, 2006 | Allison Sherry and Annette Espinoza
    Social studies teacher Jay Bennish told Cherry Creek school leaders Thursday that he should have used a different dictator when comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler in a geography class, his lawyer David Lane said Thursday. Bennish also told district officials that he should have balanced each lecture "contemporaneously" on controversial issues rather than over the course of the term, Lane said. "When he gives the yin, give the yang right there," he said. "Don't wait a week." Fewer than a dozen complaints to the school have surfaced, Lane said, since the "national turmoil" has unfolded about Bennish, who was...
  • 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...
  • Bennish Decision Near (Moonbat Teacher Refuses to Apologize; Lawyer Will Sue if Board Punishes)

    03/10/2006 1:01:32 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies · 1,118+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 03/10/2006 | Kevin Vaughan
    Overland High School teacher Jay Bennish could be back in the classroom Monday, his attorney predicted Thursday after a 90-minute meeting with school district administrators and attorneys. Whether that comes to pass will be decided today, when Bennish and his attorney, David Lane, sit down one final time with Cherry Creek Schools administrators to learn whether any action will be taken against the teacher for a Feb. 1 classroom lecture. In that lecture, Bennish compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, questioned U.S. foreign and drug policy and suggested that capitalism was "at odds" with human compassion. "I'm guaranteeing you that...