A new shocking report on social studies "professionals" using classrooms as leftist indoctrination centers should prompt parents and taxpayers to reassert local control over public education.
Mary Grabar, writing for America's Survival Inc., recounts what she witnessed at the National Council for the Social Studies' 2009 annual meeting. Ms. Grabar -- whose parents escaped communist Yugoslavia when she was 2, holds a doctorate in English and teaches part-time -- found only negative views of the U.S. and the West.
Patriotism was absent from sessions and speeches urging that students:
• Become "global citizens" committed to "social justice"
• Sympathize with illegal aliens
• Do the bidding of such government agencies as the U.S. Census Bureau and such liberal outlets as National Public Radio
• Work in groups, play with puppets, sing songs and do multimedia projects instead of thinking and writing.
That's just the tip of this iceberg listing hard to the left. The public must scan schools' curricular horizons and demand course corrections for "education" that properly should be called socialist studies.
(The full report, "Indoctrination without Apology: Social Studies Teachers Share Strategies on How to Mold Students," is available at usasurvival.org.)
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