'The School of No!': Do you really need more evidence than this that progressivism has failed America's youth?

How many times have you heard the argument in your lifetime, if it just helps one child, then it’s worth it, just one child, one, you know, big-eyed, little, one-eyed child? If we just help them, then it’s worth it. They use it all the time. Don’t believe me?

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Jay Carney: If even one child’s life can be saved by the actions we take here in Washington, we must take those actions.

President Obama: This act is about doing what’s right for our children.

Michelle Obama: There is nothing Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative, about doing what’s best for our kids.

Arne Duncan: Most importantly for our children.

President Obama: This is our first task, caring for our children.

Michelle Obama: In the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children, nothing.

Does anybody buy any of this bull crap from these people anymore? And I mean that for the right as well. I hear a Conservative say yeah, we’ve got to do it for the children, shut up, shut up. We’ll just do it for the children, it’s so stupid. Even if it just saves one child, let’s save the stupidity of that argument for a minute, and let’s focus just on the reality, because it isn’t about the children, and that’s what makes me so angry about it. It isn’t about the children. If things for the children were really getting better, well then maybe.

Let me take you to schools here for a second. Do you remember the union thug that was one of the only ones that was willing to admit the truth because he was leaving the union? Watch.

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Bob Chanin: Which is why at least in my opinion NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates. Despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merits of our positions. It is not because we care about children, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.

Wow, is that amazing? Oh, there goes Glenn Beck again, throwing around baseless allegations – did you hear this guy? It’s because they have power, one truthful union member. Okay, so what are they doing with that power? Are they helping the kids? Because they get things done because they have power, but in the end, does it help the kids?

I want to introduce you to another public school. This one’s in Far Rockaway Queens. Prepare yourself to be horrified and see something that I think this is what it’s like in North Korea. It’s a Title 1 school, which means they get extra federal funding, but nobody seems to know where it’s going, and they’re wondering because it certainly is not going to the school.

They’re getting an additional about $2.5 million every year. Two hundred thirty-four kids show up to school every day in this building, but there’s no art class. There is no gym class. There’s no music class. Oh see, see what you Conservatives are doing? You’re cutting the gym. You’re cutting the music. You’re cutting the art. No, there is also no nurse’s office. There are no substitute teachers when a teacher is out. There is no special ed, even though a teacher for special ed is required.

There are no books even for the Common Core curriculum. When you’re supposed to be teaching Common Core, how are you doing it without books? Now, sure, the art, the gym, all conservatives hate that, but how about math? There’s no math program. The kindergarten class sit down in trailers that “reek of animal urine.” “Rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls and ceiling.”

Well, what is it the kids are doing all day? What are they doing? They don’t have math. They don’t have gym. They don’t have art. They don’t have reading. They don’t have books. What are they doing? Are you ready? They’re watching movies all day, lots and lots of movies, not educational films. Monsters, Inc. was one film that they aired last week for the whole school.

You’d ask yourself who is in charge of this childhood hell? Well, the principal’s name is Marcella Sills. She’s been the principal there for almost a decade. Predictably she is rarely showing up for work, and when she does, it’s usually after 11:00 AM. Oh boy, are you judging her because she’s black? According to the New York Post last week, Sills missed every day except one, and the day she showed up, it wasn’t until the kids had already been dismissed for the day.

Okay, alright, let’s cut her some slack. She was probably sick. Yeah, not really. She didn’t appear that way. Here she is spotted driving around in her BMW all around town when she wasn’t at school. Boy, she looks really nice. I mean, she’s all dressed up. She’s got the glamour lipstick on. She’s got that nice fur coat and hat, huh? Now she’s a struggling educator. For her efforts when she shows up, she is paid $128,207 a year, but that’s not all. She also gets bonuses on top of that because of all of the overtime that she works.

Nothing is about the children, nothing. Nothing is being done, they’re not doing anything for these 234 kids, and no one seems to care in the system. You know what, let me take that back. See, there he goes again, Glenn Beck flying off the handle saying she’s not done anything for the kids. That’s not true. That’s not true. Every year she does make the parents pay $200 each so their kids can attend some sort of strange annual prom-like wedding event.

The boys have to dress in mini tuxedos, and the women have to wear like white gowns. Isn’t that great? Uh huh, and then Queen Sills, the principal, enters. She is the queen of the ball, of course.

I’m going to give you an update that should make this better, but it doesn’t. There’s an investigation now into the school, and because of the investigation, Sills showed up on work on time on Monday, first time in six or seven years according to sources inside the school. Wow! Do you have the picture of her showing up at school? There she is. And what’s nice is she was dressed to impress. I don’t know if she had to go right out afterwards, you know, for, you know, a night on the town or what, but she looks good. She looks good.

Also, the Department of Education investigator, not really troubled by anything that they saw there. In fact, I’ll let them explain.

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Dorita Gibson: I don’t know if I’ll be recommending further investigation, but we will be making some recommendations, because, as you know, this is Far Rockaway, and this school was part of the tragedy of Sandy.

Tiffany?

Tiffany: Yes?

Why didn’t you tell me that this school was hit by Hurricane Sandy?

Tiffany: I know, it totally changes the story.

It totally changes the story. I didn’t know that. Sandy just happened how long ago, just like not very long ago, okay? Nothing to see here. I apologize. There was a storm which obviously means kids can watch movies all day for the next year and a half while principal bunny fur takes a spin in her BMW. It’s great.

Now, it has taken just a few reports by the New York Post for someone to actually check into things, but you saw what they’re going to do. Nearly a decade this school has been churning kids through this system and sending them out into the world with absolutely no chance of success, unless they want to replace Siskel and/or Ebert. That’s it. Nearly a decade, and no one really has cared.

Now, there’s two indictments here: Number one indictment, parents. How long would you let your kids sit in that school? How long? Now, if you’re underprivileged, what do you do? You raise holy hell, that’s what you do. But do you think very many kids, 234 kids, been going on for a decade, this is the way it’s been, do you think any of the parents are sitting down with their kids and saying, “Hey, what happened in school today? What did you learn in math today?”

This has been going. They don’t have math books. They don’t have book books. They don’t have a library. They have nothing. Anybody ask? So number one indictment, parents, where are they? Number two, media, where are they? You know what they’re doing with their time today? I kid you not, there is currently or there was 20 minutes before we went on air, there was a banner. Do we have the pictures? Yeah, here it is.

Here’s CNN. They got a chopper over Justin Bieber’s house, okay? FOX and CNN, breaking news alerts, they’re investigating at Justin Bieber’s house – I better sit down for this – an egg throwing incident. Yes, Justin Bieber, can you believe it, has been in a spat with his neighbors. Why is TheBlaze – Tiffany?

Tiffany Yes?

Glenn Thank you. First of all, you give me a story, and you left out the hurricane, and now Justin Bieber, and what are we covering? We’re covering the neglected crumbling public school.

Here’s why I think this is really an important story for you to share with a friend, because the world is absolutely upside down. I don’t think I need to remind you, but you need to remind your friends that the people who brought you this fail, this factory fail of a school are the same people who are going to be running America’s healthcare system. See, greed is an interesting thing. You want to talk about greed, they always talk about the capitalists that are greedy.

People are greedy, people. Racism, that’s a human disease, okay? Greed, racism, human disease, all people have it. And I can tell you right now that you’re greedy. If I said to you right now that everybody in your office except maybe 20% are going to be laid off, are you the one that’s going to march in and say, you know what, I’m probably the weakest link in the chain, or do you keep your mouth shut and your head down, and you try to be the one? You’re greedy. Or are you a survivalist?

You see, greed comes in many forms. Hey, how come people in Poland and all across Europe didn’t raise their hand and say hey, maybe we should stop putting Jews into the ovens? You know why? Greed. What are you talking about? Well, some people got rich running that system.

Do you know that there is a trademark on the door of the crematorium, a trademark? Because that company thought they were going to – this is true – they thought they were going to get rich making the crematoriums because once Nazism hits the whole world, we’re going to be burning people in ovens all over the world.

Greed, but how about the people who didn’t raise their hand and say hey, what happened to my neighbor? That was greed too. You were greedy for your children, your time, your life. See, greed is human, and greed happens. And it happens with Socialism and Progressivism like nobody’s business, and it hits the poor the hardest because they’re the ones whose kids are forced first into the rat-infested schools. They are the ones who are forced into an awful healthcare system.

You go there as well. Everybody goes there unless you’re willing to compromise and play ball with the people at the top. And their friends, the greediest of them all, they get in. It seems no amount of failure ever stops Socialism and Progressivism from marching on, and we are watching the progressive mecca that is Detroit crumble right in front of us. And yet, we’re saying hey, let’s do that again around the whole country. Let’s do that everywhere.

There’s an amazing YouTube video out right now with 14 million views. It’s called Income Inequality in America, and it makes a really good case if you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. We have to put together a response to this, 14 million views. Socialism fails every time. They don’t explain this, because there’s always somebody that wants to get wealthy, and how do you get wealthy in a socialist system? You’re the one that says no, I’m going to make sure everything is equal. That way you get kickbacks.

Never ever, ever, in all of human history has big government Progressivism, Communism, or Marxism, ever, ever, ever worked, never; However, where there is capitalism, yes, there is greed, and there is inequality; however, because of the free market, people live. Because of the free market, people change stations, people who are poor. I was flat broke in 1999, flat broke. I couldn’t afford my apartment. It was like $700 a month. I couldn’t afford it. Now look at me.

What happened? I can lift myself out of poverty. I can change my station in life. Now I’m a greedy capitalist. Before I was a poor schlub that somebody had to help. Yesterday, we had a guy on from the Tea Party in Italy, and he gets it better than most Americans. Why? Because he’s in the belly of the beast, the far-left beast, the socialist beast, the communist beast, the fascist beast, the Mussolini beast. He’s seen it. He had the answer for America and the rest of the world. Listen.

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Carlo: In the Second World War, the German army and the SS take some people from their home, and they put these people on the oven. They kill more than 6 million people. The SS, it was under respect to the German Nazist rules. But these kind of rules is the human rules. The natural rules is another kind of rules, and they come from the God. I think that if we stay concentrate – of course, it’s not easy, but if we stay concentrate on these rules, we really can build a better world.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.