In “Education and Capitalism Struggles for Learning and Liberation” edited by Jeff Bale and Sarah Knopp, the writers of the different articles argue that grade school and high school teachers must teach social justice and equality, as taught by Marx and Engels, to bring about a transformation of the education system. The essence of the argument is that the Socialist and or Marxist way of thinking must be adopted by the teachers and transmitted to the students for an effective transformation of the United States as promised by Obama. One comment that exemplifies the way our students are being indoctrinated is that the failings of Capitalism must be shown in any form possible while the fairness and goodness of Socialism must be accentuated.
Many of us perhaps, along with our children and our grandchildren, have been forced to sit in perhaps a math class listening to the tenured teacher rant and rave about the unfairness of the American system and how it is an oppressive system whereby the evil 1% have everything and masses have nothing. If any student were to refute that teacher, as I did and I am sure many of you did, we were ridiculed and required to do extra work if we wished to maintain our place on the honor role.
As we know, most teachers and educators, at all levels, lean far left on the political spectrum, and if they are the ones making and teaching the curriculum we can rest assured that there will be some level of indoctrination and a lack of creative thinking.
This excerpt from a College Fix article on indoctrination in high school states the issue well:
It’s no surprise that a system that is state-funded and state-run advocates for a bigger government. The public school system is a microcosm of the socialist system, one that is bureaucratic, wasteful, and does not serve its original and intended purpose. Education is the cornerstone of Western society, a place where our youth are taught to think broadly and develop their own unique worldview. Instead, they are often taught what to believe instead of how to think.
Don’t just take this claim at face value. There is a myriad of stories from angry parents about their kids being indoctrinated in the public education system. One mom took to social media to display her daughter’s fill-in-the-blank vocabulary quiz that sported questions such as, “It was difficult for me to [blank] my feeling when I learned that Donald J. Trump had been voted in as our 45th President” and “After reading about President Trump’s immigration ban, I did not realize how [blank] the law can be.” More parents at an upscale school in Chicago pushed back when the administration sought to have an all-school social justice day with events such as “Developing a Positive, Accountable White Activism for Racial Civil Rights.” These stories are everywhere, but how many websites, organizations, or network television shows are as dedicated to shedding light on these issues as they are to revealing the issues present on college campuses? None as far as I know.
It’s not all about what students are being taught though. It’s about what they’re not being taught. In a video titled “Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?” the author makes the point that, in the education system, Nazism is widely condemned for its gruesome ideology and the atrocities that have been committed in its name. Rightly so, but the problem is many students either only briefly learn about the ills of communism or never learn about them at all. The public education system almost completely ignores this part of history because, although teachers and administrators may not necessarily identify as communists, many are at least sympathetic to communist ideas. As the author puts it, “Communism is based on nice sounding theories, and Nazism isn’t. Intellectuals, in general, are seduced by words so much so that they deem actions as less significant than words. For that reason, they haven’t focused nearly as much attention on the horrific actions of communists as they have on the horrific actions of the Nazis.”
Our public school system is failing the student by not educating them to think and it is failing the cause of freedom and liberty. All Freedom Loving Americans have a direct calling to change this unless they are content with the United States continuing down the path desired by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) and big government leaning members of the Republican establishment. The United States is becoming a Collectivist (Marxist, Communist, Socialist, Progressive, Leftist) nation where the rights of the individual are subjugated to the demands of the group of government. If you wish to change this you must attend classes of your children or grandchildren, review homework lessons of your children or grandchildren, attend school board meetings, and yes even run for school board. Never forget that freedom and liberty do not just happen but must be maintained.