Is anybody worried about the education of our kids and grandkids? I certainly am. I’m very thankful that I had the opportunity to receive a quality education when I went to school. However, I think that what’s being delivered today is not education. It is indoctrination in areas that are destructive to our great country. Unfortunately, this situation is found in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges and universities. It will not turn out future adults who have the ability to think critically and independently, who know about the United States of America, the laws and history of our country, and are grateful to be citizens of the United States of America.
What we are seeing on a daily basis is the feeding of progressive, anti-American, anti-White, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian ideology by left-leaning professors. In some cases, students are disciplined for having opposing views and grades are even affected, or worse. Currently, a large number of students know nothing of US history or civics, have no idea where certain cities, even states, and landmarks, are! They are not taught about the sacrifices of our military, but in some elementary schools are even taught the Five Pillars of Islam. This is not an Islamic country, and never will be one. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, yet nothing is taught about that. Whatever happened to separation of Church and State? It’s not okay to discuss Christianity and Judaism, but Islam is being pushed into the curriculum. How absurd is that?
It is extremely difficult to believe and watch how much American education is deteriorating before our eyes. Here are some examples of hypocrisy, stupidity, and extreme leftist ideology found in today’s educational institutions:
*The Chancellor of California’s 113 Community Colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, stated during an NPR interview that algebra should be eliminated from college because it’s a civil rights issue. He claims that algebra is especially hard for black and other minority students, so we should get rid of it.
I admit that algebra was definitely not one of my favorite subjects, but I struggled through it and passed, because I had to, and because I wanted to do it.
Obviously, the Chancellor does not realize how racist his statement was, and he’s all wrong. We need to stop making excuses for students and faculty. Nobody seems to be trying and what is sad is the fact that in Academia today, that seems to be alright. They want everything to be easy…and it’s not. You do not build character and good work ethics with “easy”.
*A University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center press release told students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism.
*The University of Nebraska Omaha will host a workshop for “anti-racist allies” to develop “action plans” that confront America’s “foundation of systemic oppression” in the context of “the current political climate”.
*Black students at the University of Michigan demand campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work”.
*Bob Lange is a professor at Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He says, “It is not terrorism to kill representatives of a government that you are opposed to”. Lange also maintains that the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya (which killed four people and injured 10) was “not terrorism”.
*At Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California, a human sexuality professor Olga Perez Stable Cox spent class time telling her students that Donald Trump’s election was “an act of terrorism” because he is a “white supremacist” and Vice President Mike Pence “is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country”. In addition, the professor asked all of the Trump supporters in the classroom to stand up and be accounted for. A different professor at this school was caught on tape in 2016, calling Trump supporters “terrorists”.
Last word: It is imperative that there be a change in education in America. Let’s get rid of Common Core, no more teaching Islam in the curriculum, stop coddling the students, get back to where colleges and universities were for open and frank discussions…about everything. The administrations of these schools need to make it clear that the faculty is not to impose their political beliefs on the students. The halls of ivy must be where opposition views can be heard, without fear of retribution.
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