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  • Debunking "The Story of Stuff" with the truth (VIDEO)

    05/14/2009 7:58:52 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 6 replies · 886+ views
    Apparently the apocalyptic, doom-and-gloom, sky-is-falling liberal left is at it again with one of their anti-capital, America-hating indoctrination videos again, just like Al Gore and his "An Inconvenient Truth". "The Story of Stuff" is a huge Internet sensation and is now being shown around the country in our tax-funded public schools with the intent of scaring the hell out of the minds of our children about capitalism and America. Here is something that I hope becomes another Internet sensation. This video comes to us from the good folks at "How the World Works". It's the first part of their installment...
  • Poll: Is A School Assignment To Plot Terrorist Attack Appropriate?

    05/11/2009 10:09:49 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 10 replies · 647+ views
    Students in Pueblo, Colorado have been given a homework assignment to come up with a terrorist attack for history class. Naturally, the school is saying that the kids misinterpreted the assignment, and that any kid who plots an attack on the school will be punished. They are destroying the assignments as we speak. Is an assignment like this appropriate for school? Take the poll at the link.
  • A Cautionary Video About America’s ‘Stuff’ (brainwashing in schools)

    05/11/2009 7:29:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 947+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Leslie Kaufman
    The thick-lined drawings of the Earth, a factory and a house, meant to convey the cycle of human consumption, are straightforward and child-friendly. So are the pictures of dark puffs of factory smoke and an outlined skull and crossbones, representing polluting chemicals floating in the air. Which is one reason “The Story of Stuff,” a 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption, has become a sleeper hit in classrooms across the nation. The video is a cheerful but brutal assessment of how much Americans waste, and it has its detractors. But it has been embraced by teachers eager to...
  • Clinton students featured in book of letters to Obama (Big Education barf alert)

    04/23/2009 8:27:20 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 8 replies · 345+ views ^ | 4-22-09 | Cindy Lange-Kubick
    Samir Al-Salimawi wore a suit to school Wednesday. The second-grader called it his funeral suit because he wore it to his grandmother’s funeral. That was a big day. This is a big day, too. In November, Samir and some other children at Clinton Elementary School drew pictures and wrote letters to their new president. Twelve of their submissions ended up in a book. Wednesday, the book ended up at their school. One copy of “Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America” for each published grade-school author. A copy came for the boss of Lincoln’s schools, Susan Gourley,...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Just 53% of Americans Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

    04/09/2009 5:19:59 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 48 replies · 2,413+ views
    Rasmussen Poll: Just 53% of Americans Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism... Developing...
  • School kids learn about going green

    03/25/2009 8:48:51 AM PDT · by Puppage · 20 replies · 601+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 3/25/09 | Puppage
    Orange (WTNH) - Some school kids in Orange are learning about the world we live in and how they can ensure it will be "green" as they get older. The Goddard School cares for children from 6-weeks old to 6-years old. Some of the little kids in the mobile infant room at the school used paint to make their hand prints on the world. The green paint symbolizes their carbon footprint on the environment. In the room next door smaller children use blue paint. The school is doing all the activities as part of the World Wildlife Fund's 2009 Earth...
  • LOL: How to piss off a liberal professor on his own test. (Thanks for the bonus questions chump!)

    03/13/2009 11:00:40 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 49 replies · 3,028+ views
    13 MAR 09 | dcbryan1
    Last night, I was accosted by my professor due to a question we recieved on our midterm test: A non-partisan, legal organization that defends all individual rights and liberties by the Constitution and laws of the United States is: A: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) B: American Bar Association (ABA) C: Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) D: Association of Pension Lawyers (APL)" Well, on my midterm, I wrote below the choices (E) None of the above. While we were grading, he specifically called me out and told me to defend my point, where I counted SEVERAL ways why the questioning...
  • Mom will fight order against home schooling

    03/13/2009 8:15:42 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 278 replies · 9,529+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | Mar. 13, 2009 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH -- Home-school groups and conservatives across the country are infuriated by a Wake County judge's declaration that he will make a North Raleigh mother stop teaching her children at home and send them to public schools. As part of a continuing divorce case, Wake District Court Judge Ned Mangum said last Friday that it would be in the "best interests" of Venessa Mills' three children to go to public school this fall. Mangum said at the hearing that while the children are "thriving," they need to be exposed to the "real world." "It will do them a great benefit...
  • Gay 'Romeo and Julian' school play called 'political correctness' gone mad

    02/27/2009 12:24:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 2,106+ views
    ANI ^ | Feb 27, 2009
    A British school that staged a gay version of Romeo and Juliet - called Romeo and Julian - has been accused of 'mind-blowing' political correctness. The play, which was performed by teenagers at a mixed school in east London to coincide with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) History Month, has caused a stir in parliament. Drama teacher Jo Letson reworked Shakespeare's play to challenge 'homophobia and homophobic bullying'. The version was praised by actor Sir Ian McKellen when he saw it last month, reports The Telegraph. Calling for a debate on political correctness during questions on upcoming Commons business,...
  • 'God' - the new four-letter word in public schools

    02/25/2009 9:57:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies · 1,262+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/25/2009 | by Charlie Butts
    Why is religion taboo in American schools? Christian attorney John Whitehead addresses that question. "God has become THE four-letter word in most public schools in the United States," says Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute. And he explains in a commentary why that has come to pass: "An elite segment of society that views God as irrelevant has come to predominate." (View video commentary) Whitehead gained his legal insights into the phenomenon through the many cases of religious discrimination that have crossed his desk. "What's happened is [that] the elitists -- the people who run American society, from the public...
  • Audio: Al Gore Tells Kids Not To Listen To Their Parents About Global Warming

    02/04/2009 7:05:21 AM PST · by markedmannerf · 33 replies · 2,072+ views
    Markedmanner ^ | 03/04/09 | Markedmanner
    More on this tonight at 5pm on Fox News.. The audio is from the inauguration. Gore was speaking to a group of young children about Global warming and told them not to listen to their parents. AUDIO AT LINK
  • Gore: "Your parents were wrong about civil rights and wrong about Global Warming"

    02/03/2009 9:05:04 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 106 replies · 4,252+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 3 FEB 09 | dcbryan1
    In the last few minutes of today's show, a caller called in and told Glenn that he had audio of former Vice President Al Gore telling a group of children, "Your parents were wrong about civil rights, and they will be proven wrong about global warming".He will air the audio tommorrow and is looking for video to accompany the audio....developing...
  • Decision on gay-straight club delayed

    01/21/2009 9:22:10 AM PST · by Ikemeister · 6 replies · 615+ views
    Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail ^ | 1/21/2009 | JENNIFER FITCH
    WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Seven people — including one clutching a Bible — passionately objected on Tuesday to a proposal that would form a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Just as many people were on the other side of the argument, with several of them highlighting strides in unity demonstrated just eight hours earlier on a national scale. “It just seems really important to acknowledge today of all days that we have our first African-American president and how much we’re growing as a country,” said Stephanie Kober, a resident of Clayton Avenue.
  • Pornography Prep Schools

    01/16/2009 12:56:19 PM PST · by bs9021 · 20 replies · 1,068+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 16, 2009 | Daniel Allen
    Pornography Prep Schools by: Daniel Allen, January 16, 2009 What did your sixth grader learn at school today? There is a good chance that she learned how to use a condom, or learned about homosexual relations from a gay activist. Or maybe it was a more innocent lesson about the importance of jihad, and how to pray to Allah. Tomorrow it might be a lesson about suicide, or a class discussion about “stupid rules at home” and parental incompetence. The unfortunate truth, as documented in From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth about America’s Public Schools, a collection of stories...
  • Sex And Seminary

    01/13/2009 8:31:47 AM PST · by This Just In · 9 replies · 710+ views ^ | January 13, 2009 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    Sex and the Seminary? Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 6:08 am ET The release of a report entitled "Sex and the Seminary" is certain to attract attention -- which is no doubt why the report was produced in the first place. In this case, the report is an attempt to push the sexual revolution through institutions designed for the training of ministers. As "Sex and the Seminary" makes clear, many liberal institutions joined the sexual revolution long ago. The report was released January 8, 2009 by the "Sexuality Education for the Formation of Religious Professionals and Clergy" project, which...
  • Milwaukee to Open Nation's First Homosexual Middle School

    01/09/2009 8:22:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 91 replies · 1,952+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, January 8, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Thursday January 8, 2009 Milwaukee to Open Nation's First Homosexual Middle School By Kathleen GilbertMILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, January 8, 2009 ( - Milwaukee's Alliance School, one of the few officially "gay-friendly"  high schools in the country, has been given clearance to extend their pro-homosexual curriculum to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.The proposal went through easily last month, with the city's board of education unanimously approving it by default, as it was not pulled for further discussion or a vote.  Tina Owen, Lead Teacher of Alliance, said they would be accepting applications from middle-school-age children for the 2009-10 school year immediately.Marty...
  • Local Mother Distributes Obama's Biography to Syracuse Schools (Messiah Worship)

    12/22/2008 11:23:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,139+ views
    WSYR-AM Syracuse ^ | December 22, 2008
    Having been inspired by reading the President-Elect's biography to her daughter, Letrice Titus personally contacted Obama's publishers for copies of the book for Syracuse students. Some Syracuse students have something new to read in the upcoming school year. "This is really an inspiring story about a mother who [has] read about Obama to her daughter, and then trying to take that experience through the Syracuse City School District," says former City Councilman Mike Atkins. Atkins joined Letrice Titus and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney at Bellvue and Lincoln middle schools Monday morning. "It's relevant to their's not often that...
  • American Teens Lie, Steal, Cheat At 'Alarming' Rates: Study

    12/02/2008 6:51:45 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 60 replies · 1,816+ views ^ | December 1, 2008 | unattributed
    American teenagers lie, steal and cheat more at "alarming rates," a study of nearly 30,000 high school students concluded Monday. The attitudes and conduct of some 29,760 high school students across the United States "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and journalists and generals," the non-profit Josephson Institute said. In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the Los Angeles-based organization said the teenagers' responses to questions about lying, stealing and cheating "reveals entrenched habits of dishonesty for the workforce of the future..."
  • Another Barack in the Wall

    12/01/2008 7:25:23 AM PST · by AJFavish · 13 replies · 1,282+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2008 | Allan J. Favish
    Usually, children's books do not scare me. But I just read a children's book entitled "Barack" by Johah Winter, with illustrations by AG Ford, published on September 30, 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. "Barack's" dust jacket states that it is for children ages 4-7. This book scared me very much.
  • Thanksgiving costumes banned at school

    11/26/2008 10:50:17 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 52 replies · 2,047+ views
    KABC-TV (Los Angeles) ^ | 25 November 2008 | Rob McMillan
    CLAREMONT, Calif. (KABC) -- There is a costume controversy in Claremont. The school board changed a decades-long tradition of students dressing up to celebrate Thanksgiving, and some parents are outraged. The tradition involves kindergarten students at Mountain View and Condit elementary schools. The kids usually dress up in costumes. Each school takes turns dressing up as pilgrims and Indians, and then join together for a Thanksgiving feast.This year, however, there is a big change. The school board decided to continue holding the feast, but they are not allowing the students to dress up. The board is concerned the Indian costumes...
  • Young Conservatives adviser at Texas A&M quits

    11/24/2008 7:51:07 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 53 replies · 2,228+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Nov. 23, 2008
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A faculty adviser for the Texas A&M chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas has resigned, saying he was "ashamed beyond words" when the group posted fliers identifying four professors who signed a petition opposing "demonization" of 1960s radical William Ayers. John Fike, a professor in engineering technology and industrial engineering, quit the adviser role last week, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported Sunday. The national petition asked for support for education "as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment and liberation" and had more than 4,000 signatures. It circulated during the presidential race, when Ayers' acquaintanceship...
  • The Role Academics, Teaching, Textbooks Play In Bringing America Down

    11/18/2008 12:51:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 802+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | November 18, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    There is an ongoing epidemic in the land that may be more dangerous than any we've experienced before. It's not spread by bacteria or viruses, but can be fatal not simply to a person but to a nation. That epidemic is one of anti-Americanism or what might be called hate-Americanism. It is spread in many ways, including by politicians and a political party, by a president-elect and his associates, by the mainstream media and by colleges and universities. One of the most important ways it is spread is by the teaching of history in our colleges and universities, which is...
  • I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag

    11/17/2008 1:25:12 PM PST · by yoe · 36 replies · 1,359+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 17, 2008 | Richard Olivastro
    Vermont is at it again. This time, residents of the Town of Woodbury - approximately 700 adults - are quarreling over 'how and where' students at the local Elementary School should recite the Pledge of Allegiance. First some background, followed by some legal history, en-route to what may be the underlying story. It seems that "No one's sure when daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance fell by the wayside" at Woodbury's 19th-century schoolhouse, which has 55 students in four classrooms covering grades K-6. In September, parent Ted Tedesco, took the initiative and "... began circulating petitions calling for its...
  • NC Teacher who verbally abused McCain supporting child has been found - Diatha Harris

    11/07/2008 9:32:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies · 8,069+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11-7-08 | dfu
    NOTE TO ADMIN MODERATOR: This story has been posted, but I hope you will leave this as a separate post. It took a few hours of digging, but I found this teacher. News reports were incorrect that she was in Asheville, NC. She teaches in Fayetteville. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OUTRAGEOUS TEACHER, DIANTHA HARRIS, BROWBEATING LITTLE GIRL WHOSE DAD IS IN THE MILITARY I already have a call in to the school and am awaiting a return call from the Superintendant's office. SCHOOL WEBSITE SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE TO 5TH GRADE, D. HARRIS, TO SEND HER A MESSAGE....BE CIVIL
  • DISTURBING EMAIL: Bucks County, PA elementary school indoctrinating FIRST GRADERS (Vanity)

    11/03/2008 9:26:46 PM PST · by Windcatcher · 44 replies · 2,556+ views
    November 5, 2008 | Windcatcher
    I just checked my email and found something very disturbing in my inbox. A friend picked up his six-year-old from school today. They got onto the topic of possibly having Sarah Palin become the first female VP, and his daughter announced that she wanted Barack Obama to become President. While he disagreed with her choice, if she had made her mind up on her own that would at least mean that she had some interest in what was going on in the country, which isn't a bad thing. It turns out that her teacher had told her that Obama was...
  • Parents Upset Over Pro-Gay Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners

    11/02/2008 3:15:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | NOV 2,1008 |
    Parents Upset Over Pro-Gay Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners
  • Colorado Professors Join In Petition Supporting Bill Ayers (including Ward Churchill)

    10/30/2008 9:28:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 783+ views
    DENVER -- More than 3,200 supporters -- including former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill -- have signed a petition protesting what they call the "demonization of Professor William Ayers." Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's ties to Ayers have been questioned during the presidential campaign by critics who call the professor a "domestic terrorist." Obama's Republican opponent, John McCain, conducted a robo-phone call campaign in Colorado and several other states, calling into question Obama's connection with Ayers. The phone call campaign against Ayers began at the same time McCain told voters he wasn't concerned with "some washed up terrorist," during...
  • A first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding

    10/12/2008 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53 replies · 2,519+ views ^ | OCT 12,2008 |
      Dear Friend, You're not going to believe this. In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as "lies" claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding. Eighteen first graders traveled to San Francisco City Hall Friday for the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The school sponsored the trip for the students, ages 5 and 6, taking them away from their studies for the same-sex wedding. The wedding...
  • Educators line up to defend domestic terrorist Ayers

    10/08/2008 10:23:07 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 26 replies · 1,083+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 7, 2008 | Drew Zahn
    Hundreds of educators have endorsed a letter opposing the "demonization" of Williams Ayers – the domestic terrorist who helped launch Barack Obama's poliltical career, and whose relationship with the Democratic presidential candidate continues to be major controversy – arguing that frequent reports of his involvement in domestic bombings are "designed to intimidate free thinking and stifle critical dialogue." "We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack," reads the letter, available for endorsement at "The...
  • 'Jesus was a Palestinian,' claims U.S. history text

    10/03/2008 5:09:03 AM PDT · by Sopater · 59 replies · 1,937+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 03, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A new study reveals that if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to criticize the nation of Israel before the United Nations, he could use American public school textbooks to do so. "It is shocking to find the kind of misinformation we discovered in American textbooks and supplemental materials being used by schools in every state in the country," said Dr. Gary Tobin, president of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research and a co-author of the study. "Elected officials at every level should investigate how these offensive passages are creeping into our textbooks. Presenting false information in the classroom undermines...

    10/02/2008 10:25:09 AM PDT · by bayliving · 9 replies · 406+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 2, 2008 | YOAV GONEN
    The teachers union has been handing out thousands of Barack Obama campaign buttons to its members, sparking a clampdown by education brass. The Department of Education - which has a long-standing policy barring teachers from wearing campaign buttons in schools - is set to send out an e-mail this week from Schools Chancellor Joel Klein laying down the law. MORE: Bellwether-state polls ringing for Obama MORE: Ifill Awful: Foes MORE: Bam's plans for tax cuts don't add up HURT: What Sarah & Joe must do to score a knockout "Schools are not a place for politics and not a place...

    10/02/2008 7:46:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,351+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | October 02, 2008 | YOAV GONEN
    The teachers union has been handing out thousands of Barack Obama campaign buttons to its members, sparking a clampdown by education brass. The Department of Education - which has a long-standing policy barring teachers from wearing campaign buttons in schools - is set to send out an e-mail this week from Schools Chancellor Joel Klein laying down the law. "Schools are not a place for politics and not a place for staff to wear political buttons," said department spokeswoman Ann Forte. "We don't want a school or school staff advocating for any political position or candidate to students and we...
  • Teachers asked to remove Obama buttons in class

    10/01/2008 2:07:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 842+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/01/2008 | J.M. BROWN
    Teachers at Soquel High School have agreed not to wear "Educators for Obama" buttons in the classroom after a parent complained that educators were attempting to politically influence his daughter and other students. John Hadley, an importer of South African goods, called the school to complain Friday after his 16-year daughter Teegan returned home and reported that she had seen several teachers wearing the buttons. Hadley said his family supports Sen. Barack Obama's rival, Sen. John McCain, but that he is opposed to teachers wearing political paraphernalia regardless of its nature. "It doesn't matter who they are supporting," Hadley said...
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Ultimatum · 58 replies · 446+ views
    My Fox Colorado ^ | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | My Fox Colorado
    <p>AURORA ( - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies · 407+ views ^ | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Fox
    <p>AURORA ( - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • (WSJ)Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism on Schools(new Obama-Ayers connection uncovered)

    09/22/2008 9:48:56 PM PDT · by maccaca · 77 replies · 947+ views
    Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists. ... In works like "City Kids, City Teachers" and "Teaching the Personal and the Political," Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? "I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers...
  • Ad on sex education distorts Obama policy (Perverted Obama wants sex education for 5 year olds)

    09/11/2008 5:05:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 237+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/2008 | LARRY ROHTER/NY Times
    DAYTON, Ohio - Escalating its efforts to portray Senator Barack Obama as a candidate whose values fall outside the mainstream, the campaign of Senator John McCain on Tuesday unveiled a new television advertisement claiming that Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee, favors “comprehensive sex education” for kindergarten students. “Learning about sex before learning to read?” the narrator asks in the 30-second advertisement, which the campaign says will be shown in battleground states and on national cable. The commercial also asserts that a sex-education bill introduced in Illinois, which Mr. Obama did not sponsor and which never became law, is his “one...
  • Old Books

    08/15/2008 6:20:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 174+ views
    August 15, 2008 | me
    I like to pick up old textbooks from the 1950s and 1960s at yard sales. They are less politically correct. I recently bought a set of children's encylopedias published in 1966. The entry on "communism" was so devastating that I couldn't help chuckling -- I can't imagine it being published today in a reference work. If anyone is interested, I can type in a few paragraphs from the article on communism. All of it is still true.
  • Sex Ed for Kindergarteners 'Right Thing to Do,' Says Obama

    07/31/2008 4:21:28 PM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 62 replies · 1,484+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 18, 2007 | ABC News
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do." "I remember Alan Keyes . . . I remember him using this in his campaign against me," Obama said in reference to the conservative firebrand who ran against him for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Sex education for kindergarteners had become an issue in his race against Keyes because of Obama’s work on the issue as chairman of the health committee in the Illinois state Senate. "'Barack...
  • Academic diversity: Moving to the Center [U of Chicago profs' hissy fit over Friedman Institute]

    06/25/2008 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/30/2008
    There's a splendid controversy brewing at the University of Chicago--at least we'll consider it splendid so long as it has a happy ending, which now seems likely. The U of C may be best known these days as home to the law school where Barack Obama used to lecture on constitutional law (twice a week!), but in simpler times it was most famous as the academic perch of the great free-market economist Milton Friedman, who died in 2006. So when a prestigious university wants to name a research center after its most celebrated (Nobel prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, etc.,...
  • Teacher fired for refusing to sign loyalty oath

    05/02/2008 11:46:40 AM PDT · by EnigmaticAnomaly · 47 replies · 782+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 2, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock
    When Wendy Gonaver was offered a job teaching American studies at Cal State Fullerton this academic year, she was pleased to be headed back to the classroom to talk about one of her favorite themes: protecting constitutional freedoms. But the day before class was scheduled to begin, her appointment as a lecturer abruptly ended over just the kind of issue that might have figured in her course. She lost the job because she did not sign a loyalty oath swearing to "defend" the U.S. and California constitutions "against all enemies, foreign and domestic." * The loyalty oath from the California...
  • U. Houston Professor Responds to Absolut's Apology for its "Map" Ad.

    04/22/2008 8:09:55 AM PDT · by kelsiejackson · 43 replies · 161+ views
    Earlier this month, the makers of Absolut Vodka issued a public apology for running an ad with an early 1830s map of North America with the words "In an Absolut world" emblazoned across the front. The retraction came as a result of a threatened boycott initiated by conservative talk radio and Web sites. Who was Absolut apologizing to and why? The ad itself ran in Mexican magazines and was aimed at an international audience. I would never have even come across it had it not been brought to my attention by this controversy. The complaints seem to range from concern...
  • The California Communists

    04/06/2008 9:14:53 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies · 78+ views
    New York Sun ^ | April 4, '08 | Editorial
    With businesses and individuals fleeing California for states with lower tax burdens, the senate in Sacramento is taking up a pressing issue: allowing the Communist Party access to the state's public schools. Sure enough, a Democratic state senator from Long Beach, Alan Lowenthal, who is longtime professor of "community psychology" at Cal State Long Beach, has introduced a bill to allow Communist groups to use space in the schools and to allow Communists to teach in the schools. A Communist regime still exists in the planet's most populous nation, China, which operates espionage rings in this country. A Stalinist with...
  • Liberals Debunking Indoctrination Charge

    03/28/2008 7:24:59 AM PDT · by bocopar · 15 replies · 880+ views
    Outside The Wire ^ | Bob Parks
    While many on the left are super-sensitive when it comes to any inference of voter disenfranchisement or coercion, their thin skins have emerged when it comes to the ongoing charge of liberal indoctrination in academia, demonstrated by the current rise of all things Obamanation. How else to debunk a conspiracy theory on liberal indoctrination in schools? Try a survey conducted by academics. According to the Associated Press, “The research, to be published later this year in the journal PS: Political Science and Politics, analyzes separate surveys on the attitudes of about 6,800 students at 38 universities and how they changed...
  • Commie kids for the state?

    03/10/2008 8:13:39 AM PDT · by dude707 · 6 replies · 644+ views ^ | March 10, 2008 | Olivia St. John
    In California, your child's neighborhood bully is likely to be the state. And if the state government can't successfully mandate absolute allegiance to its dictates, then a judicial buddy can do the dirty work.
  • Next on school agenda: Teaching communism

    03/05/2008 3:39:24 AM PST · by Man50D · 38 replies · 99+ views ^ | March 04, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A new plan by a California lawmaker would allow schools to be used to promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, and let teachers in public district classrooms "inculcate in the mind of any pupil a preference for communism," according to a traditional values advocacy organization. "Just when we thought the indoctrination in California's public schools couldn't get any worse, state lawmakers introduce bills that will further brainwash innocent children," said a statement from Capitol Resource Institute, a traditional values and family advocacy organization based in California. "We're in California. Of course it has a chance of succeeding," CRI spokeswoman...
  • Teacher rants against South, church, Rush Limbaugh

    12/14/2007 11:37:39 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 127 replies · 174+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 14, 2007 | WND
    Among the statements made by the teacher: What part of the country has the highest murder rate? The South. What part of the country has the highest rape rate? The South. What part of the country has the highest … church attendance? The South. Oh, wait a minute. You mean there is not a correlation between these things … You know, you go down to Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, all these states that are as red as they could possibly be, as right-wing Republican as you could possibly be. When you first present these people with the economic policies of the...
  • Fifth-Graders take stand for workers rights

    12/03/2007 12:10:35 PM PST · by CastleMan95 · 40 replies · 44+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 3, 2007 | Simone Press
    Fifth-graders still several years away from becoming part of the workforce protested union relations at Beth Israel Deaconnessas part of a school program designed to teach them social advocacy. Lisa Gallatin of the Brookline-based Workmen’s Circle, an organization founded in 1900 that considers social justice a core part of what it means to be Jewish, said the protest supported union elections for hospital workers throughout Boston and coincided with topics the fifth-graders were learning about in Sunday school, including immigrant history. “Each of the children wrote a letter to a hospital CEO explaining why they felt that the workers were...
  • How sex ed harms girls' health

    11/19/2007 11:10:26 AM PST · by HerzogAEH · 76 replies · 165+ views ^ | November 16, 2007 | Ashley Herzog
    This is an excerpt from a column I wrote for last week. It is about how politically correct sex education is harming girls' health. The full version can be reached through the link above. As an intern at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, I’ve been working with our Senior Fellow, Miriam Grossman, M.D., author of the book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. Dr. Grossman has garnered media attention because she exposed the fact that health educators often risk students’ well-being in order to promote a particular ideology -- usually...
  • Poll: Should High Schools Allow Student Socialist Clubs?

    10/08/2007 1:30:03 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Take the poll at the top right of the site when you go there. Below is an excerpt from the poll's accompanying story. Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota allows a socialist club to meet and discuss socialist ideals every Thursday morning, and many are uncomfortable with the situation. The school, however, feels the student club is protected by the Equal Access Act passed in 1984. It states that no school administrator can pass judgment on school clubs. Schools must allow additional clubs to be organized, as long as: