07/17/2017

Left-Wing Indoctrination In The Schools: It’s Worse Than You Think

John Hinderaker, Powerline Blog

Edina High School in suburban Minneapolis was long regarded as one of the country’s top secondary schools. In recent years, its national ratings and its local reputation have slipped, perhaps in part because teachers are spending time promoting a left-wing agenda and bullying conservative students rather than teaching the subjects they are paid to teach.

Following last November’s election, 80 Edina High School teachers–which must represent pretty much the entire faculty–signed an editorial in the school’s newspaper that was basically a Democratic Party manifesto. The editorial was authored by Tim Klobuchar (second cousin). It went so far as to oppose calls for unity; unity, it implied, will exist only when all conservatives have been banished from the stage.

We learned of the editorial and other events surrounding the election just a few days ago, and I wrote about left-wing indoctrination at Edina High School on Center of the American Experiment’s web site. This caused more students and teachers to get in touch with us, and I did follow-up posts here and here. Stories about abuse at the hands of bullying left-wing teachers continue to come in.

Not many things shock me, but I confess that I have been shocked by what I have learned about the Edina public school system. Indoctrination in left-wing politics begins in elementary school, where children are taught the pernicious doctrine of “white privilege.” In Edina, not even bus drivers are exempt: they, too, are required to take political re-education classes.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

The Wages Of Tax Reform Are Going To America’s Workers Kevin Hassett, The Wall Street Journal

Can Larry Kudlow Please Explain To Genius Businessman Trump How Online Sales Taxes Work? Carl Arbogast, RedState

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs David Weinberger, The Federalist

Thomas Sowell On Facts And Free Speech (Pt. 1) [Watch] Rubin Report

Liberal College Professor Calls Barbara Bush ‘Racist,’ Cheers Her Death Derek Hunter, Daily Caller

Facebook’s Use Of Data May Annoy You, But IRS Handling Of Your Sensitive Information Is Truly Chilling J.D. Tuccille, Reason

The French Revolution Could Offer A Lens On Thermidor Of Trump Conrad Black, New York Sun

Surprised By Neil Gorsuch's Ruling? You Weren’t Paying Attention. Ilya Shapiro, Washington Examiner

CNN Washes Out Its Own Role In Outing Hannity's Legal Chat With Michael Cohen Tim Graham, mrcNewsBusters

‘Little Pink House’: When The Government Grabs Your Home Nick Sibilla, New York Post

The Changes That Made California Become A Liberal Fiasco Jarrett Stepman, Daily Signal

The New York Times Best-Seller List: Another Reason Americans Don't Trust The Media Dennis Prager, Townhall

Kroger Announces More Benefits For Employees Thanks To Tax Reform Karen Townsend, Hot Air

City Inspector Cites Business Flying U.S. Military Flags. Then She's Confronted By A Veteran. [Watch] Hank Berrien, Daily Wire

Minnesota Public Radio: Anatomy Of A Smear John Hinderaker, Powerline Blog

Time For Conservatives To Deconstruct Academia Malcolm A. Kline, Accuracy in Academia

Explaining The New Illiberal Liberalism John O. McGinnis, Library of Law and Liberty

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Join Our Email List



section

Bookshelf

FreeMarket Central

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature

FreeMarket Central

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

section

In Search Of History

The Reagan Tax Cuts Worked

Thanks to "bracket creep," the inflation of the 1970s pushed millions of taxpayers into higher tax brackets even though their inflation-adjusted incomes were not rising. To help offset this tax increase and also to improve incentives to work, save, and invest, President Reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reductions during the 1980s. What happened? Total tax revenues climbed by 99.4 percent during the 1980s, and the results are even more impressive when looking at what happened to personal income tax revenues. Once the economy received an unambiguous tax cut in January 1983, income tax revenues climbed dramatically, increasing by more than 54 percent by 1989 (28 percent after adjusting for inflation).

 

-- Daniel J. Mitchell,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


FreeMarket Central

ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.07%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 21.7%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central March Year-to-Year: 2.21% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.9%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

section