Indoctrination: 4th grader taught giving up rights for security is ok

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This morning, TheBlaze posted a shocking story out of a Florida elementary school. A father, Aaron Harvey, is furious with Cedar Hills Elementary in Jacksonville, Florida after finding a piece of paper in his fourth grade son’s backpack that read: “I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.”

According to TheBlaze:

Back in January, a local attorney came in to teach the students about the Bill of Rights. But after the attorney left, fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Sabb dictated the sentence to part of the class and had them copy it down, [Harvey] said.

The paper sat unnoticed in Harvey’s son’s backpack for several months until last week, when his son’s mother almost threw it away. The words caught her eye in the trash, and she showed it to Harvey, who said he was at a loss for words. He asked his son, who said Sabb had spoken the sentence out loud and told them to write it down. Harvey said he asked some of his son’s classmates and got a similar answer.

Over the last several weeks, Glenn has exposed education systems like CSCOPE and Common Core that are funded and supported by leftists in Washington and beyond and are slowly taking over our nation’s schools. Needless to say, he plenty to say about this story on radio this morning.

“Florida, I don’t know how you’re doing it. I don’t know how you’re doing it,” Glenn said. “Can you imagine your child coming homing with that? If that’s not indoctrination, tell me what is indoctrination. After a lesson on the Constitution, the teacher has your child write that, ‘I’m willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure’?”

While initially the spokesperson for Duval County Public Schools, which includes Cedar Hills, told TheBlaze she didn’t know what prompted the teacher to have students write the sentence, the school has since contacted Harvey and told him that the sentence came during a lesson with the lawyer and the teacher had nothing to do with it. Instead, the school is now claiming that Harvey’s son “wrote it on his own free will.”

“All the children are pointing at the teacher,” Harvey told TheBlaze on Friday. “They [the school] told me that my son wrote that on his own free will — there’s now way he knew how to write that on his own free will. He likes to use some big words to flourish — [but] if he was going to put together a sentence that political I’m sure it would be more jumbled than a nice sentence like that.”

“Oh, my gosh, I would be outraged,” Glenn said. This is – there’s no way to dismiss this. This is indoctrination. We have shown you the curriculum from CSCOPE. We have shown you the things that are happening with Common Core, but those are all, you know, screen shots from the lesson plans, et cetera, et cetera. They are not something that comes right out of the classroom.”

“And everybody has always said, ‘Well, no. Well, that’s not really what it is,’” Glenn continued. “When the teachers are saying, you know, preaching against guns and they are saying, ‘You know what? You’ve got a cracker, you know, eaten in the shape of a gun. We’re going to have to call the police,’ everybody says that’s just out‑of‑control, you know, political correctness. No, it’s not. It’s indoctrination.”

Unfortunately, as of late, stories like this have become all the more common. From children being reprimanded for playing with toy guns to teachers imposing their own views on students, the American education system is broken, and Glenn, a long time supporter of home schooling (his two youngest children are home schooled), had a very frank message this morning.

“Pull your kids out of school,” Glenn said. “Get them out. I know that is really harsh, and I know that’s really hard and most people can’t do it and they are overwhelmed. Let me tell you something. If you are not doing it because you just can’t afford it and you’re like, ‘I can’t do it,’ please think about it, pray on it, talk. Seriously think about it this weekend and if you can’t, you can’t. And I understand that. And that’s why we’re going to continue to fight against this kind of indoctrination because we have to stand together because you can’t let any child be indoctrinated with this stuff.”

“If you say, ‘I can’t do it because I don’t know what I teach my kid, I don’t know how to do it,’ believe me you’ll do a better job than the teachers will. Believe me,” he continued. “You have been trained to think that you are not qualified to teach your child. And you know what? I wasn’t qualified to talk about Woodrow Wilson. I wasn’t qualified to talk about the progressive movement. But I did my own homework. You are smart enough to do it. You can… And there’s plenty of groups that will help you along the way.”

Home schooling might not be a viable option for everyone, but regardless of your situation, joining together to fight against this type of indoctrination and rhetoric in our schools is essential. “Are you willing to roll the dice that this kind of stuff is being done to your kids and you’re going to miss it,” Glenn asked. “Are you willing to roll the dice on that?”

“It’s not just about politics. It’s not education,” Stu concluded. “It’s about culture.”

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    It will keep accelerating, and there is no telling how much damage has already been done to the current generation of youth in our nation. This is evil and madness made manifest.

    They are no longer even hiding their deeds, as they assume no one can or will even try to stop them.

    • Draxx

       I have been saying for months now that we need to start evaluating our kids schools, because they are doing things behind the parents backs and concealing their efforts.  I have also stated that it will be the Kids of Today that will Make The Difference Tomorrow, and that they need to be taught more Traditional Values (the value of hard work, a penny saved is a penny earned, honesty, truth, integrity, respect for others & themselves, patience is a virtue, the best things in life are earned not given to you, marriage is a spiritual bond not a piece of paper by the gov’t, and so on…)!  I try and try to reach other parents (some have come around), let’s hope others do to before it really is too late!  They want us to believe that things are too far gone/advanced by the progressives that we cannot turn them around… And Those Are Flat Out Lies And Propaganda!!!  If We so desire to do it, we can Change Anything At Anytime (it just gets more costly as time passes and things get worse)…

      • Richard Dean MacLean

        YES YES YES! You are correct. Common Core is NOT the issue. Its the people who twist it and EVERYTHING else to fit their own agenda. These people should not be allowed NEAR a school! I really think we’re missing the mark by focusing so much on the idea of a common standard. The real problem is the PEOPLE in our schools. As you say we need to take a hard look at our schools and make immediate and public change.

        • Anonymous

          Good luck with that!  My mother had gone to my middle school principal with tests I had been given which had misspelled words and inaccurate questions and answers.  The principal told her that the unions would make it impossible to get rid of that teacher.  I am 53 years old and that crap still goes on.  Get rid of the unions and you get rid of the lowest teaching zombies.

    • Anonymous

      how much damage already is been done ?
      easiest and best answer to that question is the issue of gun control, we used to be a nation where it was absolute normal to own, have, carry and use firearms on a daily basis, now there is a “discussion” on why we “need” them and a demand of some to get rid of them at all, i guess Eric Holder and affiliates are successful in their “teachings” and brainwashing of the people that guns are bad and something evil, that we have to abolish them in order to be “more secure”.

      • Susan Guldenstein

        A guest on C-Spann’s Washington Journal actually said that the 2nd Amendment is irrelivant because we no longer live in an agrarian society!

        • Anonymous

          yeah thats what they want us to believe and of course to make it easier for the gov’t to force their will on us,which show that they do not understand why there is a 2nd Amentment,to counteract a tyranic gov’t,if they dont fear us,they are free to roam at their will,thats why they would just love to see us loosing our guns,see history’s hitler stalin etc

    • Anonymous

      Enough is enough.  If you have not already armed yourself and your family, it is now time. 

  • Draxx

    I haven’t even heard/read the post, just the tagline alone pisses me off…  (now I am going to listen to what has to be heard).

  • Sharmane

    Parents need to monitor everything that their children are being taught in the public indoctrination centers.  Better yet, if at all humanly possible, either send them to a private (preferably church affiliated) or home school them.  These public indoctrination centers need to be shut down.

  • Draxx

     They are setting up the ground work for our kids to believe, that in order for you to “become a citizen” you will have to Serve In The Gov’t First and unless you do you will have No Constitutional Rights…

  • Anonymous

    That teacher has committed treason  IMO.

    • Anonymous

      FIRE ALL the teachers and start over!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        I smell war in the air America it will be coming soon!

  • MarsBarsTru7

    “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Adolph Hitler”Give me the children and I will give you a nation.” Adolph Hitler”It is not truth that matters, but victory.” – Adolph Hitler”Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” – Joseph Stalin”In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security.  They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all — security, comfort, and freedom.  When … the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free.” – Sir Edward Gibbon “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” – Plato”Necessity, the tyrant’s plea.” – John MiltonStand now or be complicit with the fall of everything good about this nation.

    • Janet Rousch

       Dear Americans:  Working everyday to try and wake people from their sleep. Write emails letters, make calls to Washington,D.C., write Facebook messages, write hand written messages to Congressman Forbes.  Tell me what more to do  (besides talking to the Good Lord daily). 

      • MarsBarsTru7

         You have to live a functional life. Don’t let them take that from you for as long as you can avoid it. But spend plenty of your time researching factual information. Build lists of it. Test and stretch that memory of yours. Reason things out. Know why your side is the righteous side before entering the fray. Then, engage. What you’re doing now is great… But I would say that the most important thing we can do is meet *them* in the field of battle and try to educate them. We can’t win this battle by huddling together.

        We have to engage people who are currently indifferent and/or against our cause. Get small groups together and plan trips to go to where these people are. Contact college campuses and organize with people who are successful educated career conservatives and get them to speak at these colleges. Send out pamphlets for organized community meetings scheduled at churches, community halls, parks, or even rent if you have to. Make the invitation rather open, but have a list of speakers that present our side.

        We can not win this fight legally by ourselves. We have to start convincing those who don’t share our convictions that we’re correct. And we can’t make the mistake of trying to advocate liberty for imaginary pragmatic purposes. Liberty is a virtuous state. There is no pragmatic argument for liberty. When you use statistics, simply use them to refute the attempts to make pragmatic and ideological arguments on their side. And it can be done every time, because whether they acknowledge it or not, the foundations of their ideologies lie in secularism. The great lie is that their way is more pragmatic. But when it comes down to it, any well-run system can be the pragmatic choice. Liberty or tyranny is not a pragmatic choice. It’s a choice or morals. It’s a choice of virtue.

        Engage the enemy. Tear down their false-pretenses. Face them with reality. Convert them if you can. We need converts. And those who have no passion for politics – Either the facts of how bad things can and are getting will shock some life into them (and present them with examples of how good things can be with liberty – historic examples and micro-economies), or they’re going to have to be left to the influences of pop culture as that is all that matters to them.

        God bless.

      • MarsBarsTru7

         Also, I would say that sometimes you have to focus on a mission. One mission that is always worthwhile is when you see a legal violation by government officials or leaders on the left (whether it be community activists, leftist union leaders, educators, media personalities, etc.), go after them. Contact fellow conservatives, consult whatever legal assistance you can find, and then do your best to take them down legally.

        One major edge missing from our side is that we do not make them suffer the legal consequences of their actions. If we do, we will build a fear in them of legal consequences and this will help inhibit/intimidate them from pursuing their nefarious goals. I know there is an antipathy toward suits on our side of things, seeing as how we have the majority of the concentration of entrepreneurs on our side, but we have to understand that the court system is there to be our backstop if we utilize it properly.

        Lastly, we can never let up. This is a life-long struggle, and our goal can’t be to placate them. That isn’t enough. History prove it. We have to work to eliminate them from the political sphere to the greatest degree we can during our lifetimes. Our way of life allows them to live free. Their way of life puts us all in bondage. Compromise is compromised slavery and it always leads down the path we’re on now. Our Constitutional rights are not open for compromise.

        Again, God bless.

      • mspatdev

        Get involved in your schools. See what they are talking to their students about. Volunteer to help the students do reading, math, english or whatever. Then you can get some idea as to what they are teaching. Take a small recorder to school and record what they are saying. Take it to principle, if he won’t do it, then take to the next level and so forth. Unions are with the Socialist and Hitler. Take it to your governors. Get enough people to protest and whatever you can do to make a move on these lazy people. Get a fire under them to change.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, Hitler and all……

      • Anonymous

        Maybe you should try “winning an election”

        • Anonymous

          You mean like the 140% of voters for Obama in certain counties? Hmmm….

        • greywolfrs

          You seem to have missed the 8 years of GWB. You seem to also have missed the fact the Republicans took the House back in 2010 and have held it since, that sounds like winning elections. You know what I find really funny, you left wing morons think that you control something and that will never change. What you never bother to lok at is how the political winds go through cycles and the Democrap cycle is almost up. Idiot.

      • Feet2Fire

        Post-It Notes on gas pumps are always fun and informative. A captive audience!

    • Martha Sparkman

      Give me a child at an impressionable age, and she will be mine for life! – Miss Jean Brodie (admirer of Mussolini and avowed Fascist)

    • daphne

       Plagiarizing this.  Thank you for posting!

    • Anonymous

      was that Hitler saying that or Hussein-Obama…he said the same

    • greywolfrs

      Unfortunately, there are so many people in this country who refuse to see what you are talking about and are destined to repeat these mistakes.

      • Anonymous

        No, they just don’t agree with you, and don’t want your bull shit anymore.

        • greywolfrs

          They and you can feel free to leave at any time. I do not see anyone holding them or you down, forcing you to stay here. Now, piss up a flagpole, critter.

    • Anonymous

      You right wing clowns have been filling kid’s heads with fairy tales for years, what’s a matter, you can dish it out but can’t take it?

    • Anonymous

      You fucking hypocrites gave up your right to have wars only declared by Congress back when Bush was in power, give me a break.

  • Anonymous

    Add this to the list of articles in support of home schooling. My son actually asked to be home schooled.

  • Donna Casas

    My granddaughter is in third grade and I am sending this to her parents as a warning of things to come. Fortunately for my granddaughter, her parents are levelheaded conservatives who are teaching her about this country the correct way.

  • John Abramson

    Oh, good Beck, a 6 year old confirmed your idiot theory. Now you have proof in all it’s multi-colored-crayola glory. How much mileage do you think you’ll get out of this little gem? Your fear spreading days are numbered. your base will wither and dry up and you’ll turn to some other angle to fleece the unaware public. Thanks for keeping the cows in the corral!

    • Sam Thomas

      don’t bet on it commie boy, yours and your ilk’s days are the ones that are numbered

      • greywolfrs

        Don’t mind John, he is the poster boy of ARC.

  • Ken O’Bara

    That teacher should be fired. period. -and never allowed to teach again!

    • mspatdev

      But that teacher has the Unions behind her. She can say and do anything she wants and her job well be protected.  A big problem is to get rid of the UNIONS.

  • Ken O’Bara

    John… you, my friend, are a dumbass.
    Just because you choose to live your life with your head buried in the sand, don’t expect the rest of us to do the same.

  • Anonymous

    Look up and STUDY – “Agenda 21″……………..  Then for Americas sake, WAKE UP, get up and FIGHT….   We are out of time, quit pushing the SNOOZE BUTTON, this will not go away without your participation in the process….   It may very well come down to battle in the streets of America……..  Our forefathers knew and told us Liberty requires the blood of both tyrants and Patriots….  FREEDOM IS NOT FREE…..

  • tobias

    They are now advertising “common core” during the Masters , so do you all really think this has not been planned?? BY all Parties???

  • Dave Call

    Public schools must change, Get the Federal Government out of education they have been screwing it up for years. Parents must be more involved about the curriculum that’s taught to there kids. Oh yea Bust up every single teachers union in this country. There nothing but a tenure cesspool. 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t stand the TRUTH!! I hope you are one of the first to loose ALL freedoms you deserve it!

  • Anonymous

    My daughter is an upper level, high school math/science teacher. She is quit conservative. In school, she was required to take a diversity class and told if a student asked a question about their heritage or a cultural question, the teacher should stop what is being taught and teach about that students culture. Needless to say, my daughter had many arguments with the teacher and received a poor grade (only B she received) in that class. The other teachers to be were all in agreement with the cultural awareness teachings. The cultural awareness teacher also preached that whites can not be discriminated against – only minorities can. The teacher obviously is not aware of the numerous, large settlements to WHITES for outright racial discrimination.
    This is how our kids teachers are being taught. Wonder no more why our kids do not understand math and science – they are being taught cultural awareness rather than math and science.

    • SoThere

      Little Suzie can’t read but she can show you how to put a condom on a cucumber.

  • Richard Dean MacLean

    So which Common Core standard is this? Glenn, I love you man, but you’re missing the mark. The problem is about hiring and firing people who subject our kids to political ideology. Common Core by itself isn’t the issue. It’s bigger (and yes more difficult), but defeating Common Core won’t help a bit.

    • SoThere

      It’s a start.

  • Mullikin Family   <——-Begin here for info on homeschooling. 

  • donl

    This is pure Communism at it’s best.  GOOGLE YURI BEZMENOV for the truth about COMMUNISM. Yuri escaped soviet communism while he was an agent for them. This information will explain what Obama is trying to do to our country.

  • Chris Richard

    He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security. – Benjamin Franklin

  • Peggy Stephens

    Thank you for posting this! This is very scary – I’m glad that I homeschool my 4th grade son, especially now!

  • Sargonarhes

    I have no kids, but I’m always checking on my nieces and nephews to see what crazy talk is going on with them. And I make it clear to them it’s crazy talk.

  • Carol Bowers

    Good thing that is not my child, or teacher might have a very sore face as I would not tolorate my child being taught such garbage, and parents of this school need to get together and sue the teacher and distirct to stop such garbage frome being taught.

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing new. When my sons were in 2nd, 3rd & 4th grades, now in their 30s,  they were taught that if their parents drank more than 2 drinks. They were alcoholics, & encouraged to tell the teacher because the parent/s were not only alcoholics but abusive too… So, it is no surprise to me what is being pumped into a child’s brain.   

  • SoThere

    “Give me your children and we will rule the world.”  Adolf Hitler.  (paraphrased)

  • Anonymous

    About 25 years ago I home schooled my younger children for a year (good schools then/there, but social problems for 2 of my elementary boys – 1 year to remove everyone from the situation). It really scared me to do it, but it turned out to be SO easy! I used the books the school had for each grade my children were in. I divided up the chapters into the weeks of the school year, every subject, every book (4 school age children and a pre-school age). I told them they had a week to accomplish the assigned reading, to do the questions at the end of each chapter, and write a sentence on each paragraph they read. I took time to discuss things. I even studied ahead in their science and math books and easily kept up with their abilities and assignments. We took a few field trips. They ALWAYS had their weekly assignments done by early Wednesday! By the end of the year they were completely through all their books and all got A’s on their tests administered by the school, WAY higher than the test scores by school kids. We all got together each day for reading scriptures out loud. Even the 1st grader learned to read scriptures that year. We also read a couple of books I had on Columbus and Jefferson. They learned the constitution (so did I – again). 

    All this while I worked 50+ hours a week in our in home orthodontic lab business, had 8 children of my own plus 2-4 foster kids at any given time. If I can do it, YOU can do it as long as you can be home. 

    That is the big challenge these days. It is hard to survive on one salary. 

  • Anonymous

    This is openly manifest EVIL! That teacher should be fired and then charged for neglect of duty to her students.  Where is the outcry from all the parents????

  • William WhatzamattaU

    A fact is that we already do give up some of our freedoms for safety and security. You cannot speed, you cannot run red lights or stop signs, you cannot carry a Barrett fifty Cal on an airplane, and this was before 9-11, you cannot set fire to your house, or your neighbor’s. you cannot aim a firearm at another person, you cannot torure or kill your neighbors cat, no matter how much noise that little furball makes in mating season. Yes, these are somewhat satirical examples, but the fact is we do give up freedoms for the public good. And I think that right now Ronald Reagan would make a better President than Barack H. Obama. And yes, I know that Reagan is dead, that’s my point.

    • Anonymous

      While those things may be aspects of an anarchic form of absolute freedom, and the Lockean argument has always been as you say, that the social contract provides for Man to give up a portion of his freedoms in order to maintain the better part, the examples you cite are not /Constitutional/ rights, which is the issue in question.  The Constitution already accounts for the surrender of certain freedoms within the Lockean framework, such as giving Congress the power to tax, but the Constitution also sets down very specific rights — “Constitutional rights” — which the government may never violate even when it would otherwise be working within the powers granted to it. The statement “I am willing to give up some of my Constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure,” goes beyond the simple Lockean notion of the trade-off between total anarchy and limited government, and enters the realm of unlimited government which can only result in tyranny.

  • mspatdev

    If my son/daughter was in school, all hell would have broke loose. I would take my kids out of school and they would have learned to do school at home, actually so would I. The person over the schools in the government is a Socialist. This is what the Obammy and czars want our children to learn, No, No, I have been on the backs of some of the schools when I haven’t had children in school to teach our children the right things such as Freedom. The way schools were taught 5 years ago. This is America and what has the parents done? Probably nothing and sat on their butts. Then they wonder why the kids are in trouble. The children do not more moral things and they are lazy. America is way down on the ladder of education. Obammy want the USA to be a 3rd World Country or less, well, he is getting it. PARENTS WAKE UP.  THIS IS VERY STUPID AND EVIL FOR YOUR CHILDREN and OUR NATION. What a shame, you parents are making to your children.   Then you will have the same thing happen to you as a German Couple came to the USA and OUR Government wants them sent back. The reason is This nation doesn’t have home school. SINCE WHEN???????  I know many families that home school their children and they are smart kids.  The USA is in the process of sending the family back to Germany. The children will be taken away from them and the parents will go to jail. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   We don’t have a lot of time to change. 

  • Josh Nelson

    I checked with my kids today… they said that this hasn’t been going on in their schools. My Kids are sober, sharp as a tack thinking kids!

  • Anonymous

    America was founded on I will not give up my rights We the people will secure our own rights.

  • Anonymous

    We have already given up our rights by the people we elected to GOVERN, but who passed off this to the Agencies that RULE, not GOVERN. We have the EPA, FDA (murder for corporate profits Inc) Labor Relation Board(union goons controlled), the Board of (PROPAGANDA) Education, TSA (child molesters), and the list is never ending. Your Senator and Representative have sold us out for their portion of the Blood Stain 30 pieces of Silver. I educated people and I mean I educated people, not spread the lies of how good the Socialist are to you. Just remember the thousands murder by the leader of a Socialist Governments like Mao, Hitler, Comer Rouge, Stalin  and the list is never ending.  During my teaching I found that High School Grads, could barely read or understand of a 5 grade level. I even had a 2 year College person who was at the 6th grade level. Later I started a business of Cosmetology and a lot of my patrons were school teacher, but I found that they were lacking in the endeavor or in some case totally a mental case and should of never been in class room, maybe a straight Jacket and rubber room would of have been better. So, all those Socialist Progressives out there do you part and bow low with head down and bare backside up to get the Shaft for as put foot in mouth Biden stated the Messiah has a big big stick. Another thought, seeing that the Messiah has that big stick, maybe that why the Liberal Progress Women are prostrating then at the Altar of Worship of the Messiah.      

  • Anonymous

    Why were 4th graders writing in crayon?

  • Anonymous

    This article sounds like it was written by the same 4th grader

  • Anonymous

    You have to acknowledge that we have let our guard down; we can no longer do so: our very freedoms and liberties depend upon it. There is no more time to fool around! Realize that unless you take control all is lost!

  • Janet Brown

    I called that school early this morning when I read it  from the Blaze.  The school did not know anything about it, the secretary printed it and took it to the principal.  I also googled the teachers name and found that she did indeed teach 4th grade at that school

  • Kristie Downs

    Oh Lord help us!!!!!!

  • Vae Victis

      “I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.”

    To which Benjamin Franklin would say, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

  • Anonymous

    this “phrase” would be so much more truthful if it would read……
    i am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights to be a more safer and securer slave

  • dennis reilly

    Michelle Obama said we would have to learn to change our culture.

  • Anonymous

    my 7th grade daughter who was only one of 7 who made the Principals
    honor role and has not been in trouble at anytime this year was told
    she could not mentor the 6th graders next year because she
    is defiant in class. My daughter stands up and questions the
    teachers when they tell her things that she has looked up and found
    not true. She had this big list of items that the “Muslims” had
    invented, they just didn’t look right and some were not, the teacher
    told her that she had to teach what the book said! They told her she
    was too young to read Animal Farm and to understand it? She read the
    book and said I quote “Obama is a pig!” My little
    conservative…she makes me proud but she is miserable in school.

    • Anonymous

      Great understanding of Animal Farm there. Lol.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a community college teacher that believes that Glenn is absolutely correct about the indoctrination attempts. I fight it in the classroom by requiring my students to read chapters from books like “The 5,000 Year Leap” and “One Party Classroom”. The quote on all emails is that of Ben Franklin, “Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither”. We have to fight both in the classroom and outside. I have three children and I have chosen to keep them in public school and counter the strange curriculum with the TRUTH! 

    • Anonymous

      I wanted my child to stay and fight, but it is really beating her down.  Your child does not get picked for extra activities if you are the “defiant one”.  How do they cope?

  • Anonymous

    This is exactly what Hitler did in the 1930’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Anyone caught tampering with the constitution, or all round pissing with what made America great, should be put to death.  It’s time America pulled out of its nose dive into all out mental retardation, grabbed its balls back, and dealth with the pussies that are doing this.  I never thought I’d see America get so goddamn pathetic.

  • E. Browning Bosley

    Honestly, I don’t see why parents can’t teach their kids up to the third grade at least.  How hard is it to teach the alphabet and read?  If the parent can do it then they should be able to teach others and, by teaching others, it reaffirms what they already know.  I dare anyone to teach someone something you know and you will remember it forever.

    • Anonymous

      How hard is it to teach the read?

      Pretty hard.

  • Anonymous

    obummer is going to go down as the most anti American president in history ! his and his kind have gone to far . They have been pissing away our money for years now they want our guns,
    BUT OUR KIDS >>>>>>>NO FUCKING WAY . i live in california and i just went to the common core meeting for our school . every question i asked was not realy anwserd with a anwser but with a question .  I am taking with friends to see about home schooling a small group of kids next year or maybe going to a private christian school what ever it takes . honestly if we had the money we would move to Texas like a few of our friends have ;(

  • Anonymous

    Dear john … people fear what they dont understand….. well Mr. i understand” FREEDOM”  is worth fighting for and i guess it will come to that . the people who will not let our FREEDOM be washed away like a dirty little stain that wont go away . Glen dont  preach fear to his followers he just gives them some info and lets them deside whats real or whats  not . The fact is…. Our new president could care less about our FREEDOM our RIGHTS or OUR FUTURE COUNTRY. He has a master plan and as far as i can see it most will follow him like the liitle sheep getting all there wool cut for free while the working poor pay the bill. I do fear they will be coming for my god next and that my friend is when i will put the butter knife in my hand and go to WAR!! to fight for the FREEDOM to go to my church. think it wont or cant happen. I bet they are counting on it . 

    • Anonymous

      Is that why you’re whining on a message board? That’s about as effective as you with a butter knife.

  • Birdbranze

    I have tried to tell people for years. Your schools are indoctrination centers with UNION teachers doing the indoctrinating. Two stories from the 2012 election, stories absolutely identical but one occurred in Colorado and one in Georgia. A friend in Colorado’s Granddaughter and my Preachers Granddaughter, both about 7 years old, were listening to their respective grandfathers talk politics and tell their family that they had to get out and vote for Romney. Both little girls spoke the exact same words “But…Romney is a crook and a thief”. Now tell me these two little girls, on opposite ends of the country, sat around thinking about politics, and with their vast knowledge of the candidates and politics in general, they came to this conclusion all on their own.  CRAP!!!

    • Anonymous

      Romney really was a crook and a thief. Facts are facts.

      • greywolfrs

        And Democraps are pure as the driven snow, you are a moron.

      • Birdbranze

        Facts are you have a lot of time on your hands and think you knowitall regardless of your nom de plume. Romney never was shown to be a crook. He was not my choice of candidate but as usual we were given the choice of voting for the lesser of two evils. Obama and his luxury vacations and schmoozing with the stars and sending his teenage daughters on luxury vacations all on the taxpayer, this is a crook! Notice these children were not told anything about these facts. Only the democrat party line which you have passed along yet again. Next you’ll be telling me it’s all Bush’s fault.

  • Arleane S. Vásquez Prisbrey

    I come from a country were you are FREE to send your kids to the school you want, like public or private or religious schools if you want.  I’ve heard many American people saying here is a free country… free??? and you have no choice to send your kids to other school beside the one the district says? In my country religion classes are taught in every school and i RATHER my kids have religion class than classes where they learn  things like this. I married an American man but since I knew about school and everything that happens there, i decided to homeschool. Those kind of thoughts damage people and countries i wish i could have that teacher and this other Lady Melissa Harris-Perry and talk to them. Maybe i won’t get anything from them at lest they would hear what i have to say. Parents should be FREE to send their kids where want. and Change to a different school if after sending to one they decided they were wrong and it is not as good as they thought. Only that way school would try to improve in order to get students. If they know they will have students every year no matter how bad they are they won’t get better … NEVER! We need to do something. Everybody is asking for wrong things to make laws change, Why don’t we ask publicly To be respected as individuals and also our rights!

    • Anonymous

      That’s very communist of you.

  • Jennifer Richer

    I have been a teacher for seventeen years in an elementary school.  I taught in Palm Beach County, Fl and for a few reasons decided to leave the security of my seniority, my excellent reputation, and my friends to teach in a charter school where the headmaster believes in the Constitution, the United States of America, as well as the Arts. We have to use the Common Core because we are still affiliated with the state of Florida BUT we as a school are allowed to chose our curriculum.  We are allowed to teach a STRONG belief in America, a STRONG sense of PRIDE in our founders and the Constitution.  We have a moment of silence/ prayer every morning.  

    I walked away from a lot of money and security to assure myself that I could do what I knew was right by the children that I was to teach.  I was always one to buck the system when it came to curriculum.  It has been very skewed to the left since I began teaching and there are a HUGE contingency of liberals in education.  People need to wake up.  They need to look into homeschooling or a charter school that emulates their beliefs.  

    God bless this country, especially if we don’t wake up!

    • Anonymous

      Most people become liberal when they get an education. It just makes sense. But way to take a pay cut just so you can brainwash kids.

      Guess what, you’re not being paid less because of ideology. You’re paid less because you’re a terrible teacher who brainwashes students into your perspective.

      • greywolfrs

        Wrong and tyhis has been debunked more times than one can count. Actually, most people who get a higher education become Conservatives. You should look up Pyschological Projection or Freudian Projection as it is sometimes referred, moron.

  • Anonymous

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”- 
     Vladimir Lenin quotes 

    It is more about indoctrinating the kids than teaching them; it is the new “religion” of liberalism with zero tolerance for anything they dislike.  But they talk about freedom. 

  • Debra McGeehan

    We are trying our best to be able to begin homeschooling this fall.  Our kids will be entering 5th and 6th grade.  I keep saying it’s not too late.  I pray every single day that we will be able to make this work.  My mother-in-law, whom we live with, will be the only thing that can stop us. 

    My husband and I don’t make a lot of money together, and we will make even less if I don’t work.  I don’t think I can put in as much for my kids if I am also working full time, so I am just trying to find ways to make it work so I can be home.

    We are willing to cut back and do what we have to, but it literally may not be financially possible because of this economy.  We each make so little, and we each have a college degree-which comes with student loans.  It’s a horrible cycle. 

    But we are doing our best and praying that home schooling will be possible sooner rather than later. 

    • Anonymous

       Good for you, and I wish you all the luck. I will keep you in my prayers that you find a way to do this.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure if you pray hard enough, your children will magically learn it all.

      • Birdbranze

        Knowitsome, being rude and sarcastic makes you small and insignificant.

  • Anonymous

    In regards to tearchers unions, I have always thought how strange middle management is union?  It is like the Ford Plant in our town having middle management protected by the union and the workers not….how long would the workers last?  It is VERY stressful for our children to go to school every day. 

  • Anonymous

    There are a bunch of sick bastards on the left and they need confrontion

    • Anonymous

      Too bad your mom grounded you this month.

  • Oscar Pearson

    Obama’s cronies and the trickle down effect it is having in all areas of our country.  It needs to be brought to a halt.

  • Dawn Brayton

    Looks like the teacher was trying to get the kids to write it for an assignment and then have the lawyer in class explaining what the Constituion means. If the paper was no big deal to the kid and just something to write then having the critical thinking issues get brought up in class means the parents are the ones who are insecure with what the kids are taught. Probably because of what Common Core teaches the generations in school now will be much better off than thir parents are because they will be able to see all sides of what they are told and be able to make up their own minds 

  • Take 2

    This particular snake has many heads reestablished in 1972 era. Its been sucking breeding and in 2009 surfaced with an obscure off the wall abandoned 1/2 black Islamist born Communist child-raised anti-American and as an Adult transformed black social justice i.e. student of Marxist dogma.  What an amazing story that must and will end really really bad.         

  • Anonymous

    Too bad you let bush and the republicans pass the patriot act, huh? Where were all your guns to prevent your rights being taken away?

    • greywolfrs

      Too bad you let Obamao and Democraps pass the NDAA, where were you and your fake outrage? Dunce.

  • Karen Pates Dickson

    Indoctrinating the kids is the way to change the world.  They’re doing a good job of it from the looks of things.  Who is making the schools do it?  Where are these guidelines coming from?  There are answers out there–I want to know!  Some teachers or principals or superintendents must know!

  • greywolfrs

    Of course, the district is defending this. She teaches exactly the opposite of what Ben Franklin said and the school system is perfectly OK with that. What a joke.

  • Rivka Gornall Leiner

    I have been both a teacher and social worker and I am firmly convinced that home schooling is not right for a lot of people. If you are a believer then put your child in a strong faith based private school. If not find or start a private school that is not touched by these programs.

  • Fungus Exterminator

    Even more idoctrination in schools!

    In Chicago on July 27, 1997, then Mexican President Ernesto Zedilla
    told the National Council of LaRaza, “I have proudly affirmed that the
    Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders.” He
    announced a Mexican constitutional amendment that purports to allow
    Mexicans to retain their Mexican nationality even though they become
    U.S. citizens (which is contrary to the U.S. naturalization oath).

    When former President Vicente Fox came to the United States this year, he
    reiterated this line, proclaiming that “the Mexican nation extends
    beyond the territory enclosed by its borders” and includes migrants
    living in the United States. He called for open borders and endorsed
    Mexico’s new dual citizenship law.

    Some Mexicans use the term “reconquista,” which is
    Spanish for reconquest, to describe their desire to see California, New
    Mexico, Arizona and Texas acquired by Mexico and named the new country
    of Aztlan. They are teaching their youth that the United States “STOLE”
    those areas from Mexico and that they should be “returned.”

    The United States acquired the Southwest a century and a half ago in
    three ways: part by the 1845 annexation agreement with Texas, which was
    then an independent republic, part ceded by Mexico in the 1848 Treaty of
    Guadalupe Hidalgo after the Mexican-American War, and part by the 1852
    Gadsden Purchase.

    Mexico’s claim to the Southwest originated with the 1494 Treaty of
    Tordesillas, which drew an imaginary line on the map to divide the
    Western Hemisphere between Spain and Portugal. Because
    geography had so many unknowns at that time, Portugal got only
    Brazil (which is why Brazilians speak Portuguese).

    Other countries never recognized this treaty, and Americans consider
    it ridiculous even to talk about giving the Southwest to Mexico. Most
    national borders all over the world have come about as the result of

    Mexicans obviously have no thought of invading the Southwest with
    troops, so their hope is reconquista by migration, both legal and
    illegal. According to Mario Obledo, founder of the Mexican American
    Legal Defense & Education Fund, “California is going to be a
    Hispanic state and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave.”

    An amnesty rally in the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 10, 2000
    attracted 25,000 people. In demanding amnesty for illegal Mexican
    aliens, the speakers proudly announced the names of at least a
    dozen unions in Los Angeles that are now headed by Mexicans.

    Vicente Fox presented Mexico’s Congress with a five-year
    development plan to eliminate the U.S.-Mexican border. He said he
    plans to serve “the 100 million Mexicans who now live in Mexico and
    the more than 18 million who live abroad,” and to “strengthen our
    ability to protect and defend “the rights” of all Mexicans ( illegals) abroad.”

  • Anonymous

    I would like to know more of the context of why this was written.  From what I can gather the guide for that lesson was  aimed to “create an awareness of the five rights contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” and help students “determine their opinions on which rights they value most and least.”  The lesson included a visiting constitutional lawyer, which is a partnership used specifically for these civics-based lessons.  I think it is good that we introduce kids to critical thinking at a young age, as William Graham Sumner said “Schools make persons all on one pattern, orthodoxy. School education, unless it is regulated by the best knowledge and good sense, will produce men and women who are all of one pattern, as if turned in a lathe. An orthodoxy is produced in regard to all the great doctrines of life. It consists of the most worn and commonplace opinions which are common in the masses. The popular opinions always contain broad fallacies, half-truths, and glib generalizations.
    Sumner recognized the deep need for critical thinking in life and in education:
    “Criticism is the examination and test of propositions of any kind which are offered for acceptance, in order to find out whether they correspond to reality or not. The critical faculty is a product of education and training. It is a mental habit and power. It is a prime condition of human welfare that men and women should be trained in it. It is our only guarantee against delusion, deception, superstition, and misapprehension of ourselves and our earthly circumstances. Education is good just so far as it produces well-developed critical faculty. A teacher of any subject who insists on accuracy and a rational control of all processes and methods, and who holds everything open to unlimited verification and revision, is cultivating that method as a habit in the pupils. Men educated in it cannot be stampeded. They are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all degrees, without certainty and without pain. They can wait for evidence and weigh evidence. They can resist appeals to their dearest prejudices. Education in the critical faculty is the only education of which it can be truly said that it makes good citizens”you can read folkways here It’s not an easy read, but I think important.

  • Norm Leiding

    why does this teacher still have a job? or still around?

  • Anonymous

    Where was all this outrage when Bush passed the PATRIOT act and we actually did give up rights for security???

    • GNH

      You’re kidding, right? You must be new to the outrage. Most of us have been ticked off since he signed it, and we’re not alone. The outrage has always been there for those that truly care about individual liberty. Do some research.

  • Anonymous

    As a high school social studies teacher, it is forced upon us to teach crap like this. That or our jobs. *sigh* My first year and I already want out. :/

    • GNH

      Sorry to hear that, because you seem to be the kind of teacher students need. Is there any chance you have a sympathetic school board? Someone you could confidently approach and work with to change your district? Hate to see you move on so soon, but sure wouldn’t blame you. I come from a long line of educators and academic publishers, so I’m familiar with the sad state of affairs within our public school systems; the twisted culture, the twisted “state-mandated” materials.

  • GNH

    Looks like Obama’s handwriting.

  • Brian Rood

    I have to take a different stance that Mr. Beck here.  One of the major problems in education today is the lack of interest, by and large, of parents.  Very few of us can afford to simply homeschool our children.  And there are intrinsic values in the social environment it public school lends.I believe the greater power would come from parents taking a deep and unabiding interest in their childrens education.  Don’t simply ask how their day was at school.  Look at their work, ask them what was said and what they learned.  Get involved.  And when something like this comes to light…..go to that school and demand an answer to the multitude of questions it must invoke.
      Ask yourself….’do I know who is teaching my kids….and what?’

  • Pat Cole

    What can caring aunt’s and uncle’s do?  I’m a carng ant who has no kis of her own but I am concerned about my nieces and nephews who live in a small town in Indiana but I am 4 hrs. away in Chicagoland.  I am concerned about the are learning.  My oldest niece is a h.s. sophomore….she is on FB and I always ask her what they are learning in health class.

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