Every parent knows the importance a good education, but the progressive indoctrination of America's children has reached chilling new heights. For over a year, Glenn has been warning parents about the dangers of Common Core. History is being forgotten, and in many cases rewritten. One mother, Cindy Vines, shared a shocking story with Glenn on radio this morning about her daughter's teacher. Allegedly, the teacher not only told the kids they should only learn from her teacher (not her parents), but also that the Pilgrims were America's first terrorists.
Below is a rough transcript of the segment:
GLENN: So a couple of weeks ago, I was on Facebook, and it's late at night. And I'm reading my Facebook. And I really started to try to interact with you a little bit more on Facebook. I think Facebook is the new -- is the replacement for the telephone and almost talk radio in a way. It's mass communication, but also personal one-to-one.
So Cassidy Vines is a listener and a viewer of ours. And she writes: Glenn, I don't typically post or respond to posts on Facebook. But after your radio program this morning, I feel compelled to share something, a story on what I feel my life purpose is.
And she goes on to talk about how she was homeschooled, and she didn't like it at the time because she was made fun of. But then something happened to her.
She said: Flash forward a decade now, and I have my own daughter. This is the one-year mark since I graduated from the police academy. And it was the deciding factor on whether or not I would homeschool my daughter. I chose to work on my career. But she started kindergarten and public school this year. Seemed to be going great until a couple of weeks ago I went in for a parent/teacher meeting and found that they had been teaching these children that Pilgrims were America's first terrorists and I had an oh-crap moment.
And so we called Cassidy, she's on the phone with us now. Cassidy Vines.
Hi, Cassidy, how are you?
CINDY: I'm good. How are you?
GLENN: I'm really good.
When you were walking into school, and you found out your daughter was making some Indians artwork. Right?
CINDY: Right. Well, they had already done it. They had it lined along the hallways on the walls.
GLENN: And what happened?
CINDY: I went in for just a routine parent/teacher meeting with my daughter's teacher. I went in armed with a slew of questions. The biggest thing that was on my mind was something she told me that absolutely outraged me. I was absolutely furious.
I was prepared to listen to what the teacher had to say just in case my daughter was maybe stretching the truth a bit.
So how it started was, one night I was helping my daughter with her homework. You know, it's absolutely ridiculous math homework. It was the -- the base ten stuff. One ten plus another ten plus one, two, three, one, makes 23. So I tried to correct her on it. And this is Texas. You know, Common Core. It's Tekx. T-E-K-X.
And I tried to correct her on it. And she tells me that -- she snaps at me and tells me that I can't teach her.
She says, I'm her mommy, not her teacher.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh.
CINDY: So I kept that in the back of my mind to bring up with the teacher, but I was more concerned at the time with her new attitude that she brought home from school.
Two days later, she brings home this little booklet to read to me. And, again, I tried to correct her on a word that she kept reading incorrectly. And I said it in the most gentle way possible. And she broke down crying and said, that's how she was taught, and I can't tell her something different because I'm a mommy, not a teacher.
GLENN: Please tell me at this point you asked, where are you hearing this?
CINDY: I did. I did. And my parents were there at the same time. And it was like this new thing she learned how to do. She's reading now. And there's no way this was a coincidence.
So I asked her, I said, is somebody telling you this at school?
She said, yes, I'm only allowed to learn from my teacher.
And I sent several notes to school with her in her folder. And I requested several times a meeting with the teacher, and I never got a response. Finally when I did go in to see her, she tells me she wants me to email her, not send notes.
So finally I get a scheduled meeting with her to discuss her grades, and I tell her what my daughter said. And I'm waiting for her to deny it. It doesn't happen.
She goes on to tell me that they try to discourage parents from introducing contradictory concepts to our children.
STU: Our children?
CINDY: Yes. Our children. As in the school's children?
PAT: Did you correct her on that?
GLENN: No. She's not a teacher.
CINDY: I was a little baffled.
And so when I started talking about my daughter, I emphasized "my daughter."
So I asked her, I said, am I not allowed to help her with her homework?
She tells me that it's better if I just let her do it on her own. They don't want parents confusing the kids.
PAT: Oh, my gosh. That is amazing stuff.
CINDY: So going on to the Indians, during the same -- the same conference, I mention all the Indians lined up in the hallway that the kids made, and I asked when they're going to start on the Pilgrims.
Here's where eyebrows start going up. She tells me that, although they're going to cover the Pilgrims, they're not going to emphasize them because of all the violence and the fact that they were essentially America's first terrorists.
It took my breath away.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. How old was this teacher?
CINDY: She's probably in her 30s. She doesn't look much older than me. I'm 27.
STU: This reminds me of the "Interstellar" movie that was out recently. It was the same thing where the machines were bad.
PAT: And they hadn't gone to the moon.
And the problem was that Matthew McConaughey's character was at the school for was because his daughter kept bringing in the father's history book, his textbook, and he was going over the moon landing and all that stuff. He was an astronaut at one time.
And she says, we can't have that in our school because that's not the corrected version.
STU: The corrected version --
PAT: Of history, which shows that the moon landing was fake.
STU: That's supposed to be fiction. We're learning here from Cassidy and we've learned in how many cases around the country that this stuff is going on.
PAT: Yeah. The revisionist has begun.
GLENN: I don't even know what to say about this. I get so uptight about this stuff. This is the stuff that enrages me.
PAT: I would have been arrested.
GLENN: I would have too. I would have. I would have blown a gasket. What did you do?
CINDY: I went home. First thing I do is I text my dad. Because my dad, when I was homeschooled, he really forced history down my throat. You know, I was writing college-level papers on history. Absolutely hated it.
I texted him.
I said, Dad, get this. This is what they're teaching your grandbaby.
Of course, he was furious. So we started talking about it, and I decided right then and there that she was going to be pulled out of school and I would be homeschooling her.
So I wasn't going to do it right way. I had to build her curriculum. So I'm still working on that. So probably after Christmas, she will be pulled out of school.
GLENN: Good for you.
STU: Wow. That has to be a tough decision.
GLENN: And how long will we be able to do that?
CINDY: I don't know. I was actually looking that up.
GLENN: Yeah. How long will we be able to have the right -- if they're already saying that these are our children and, listen, don't listen to mommy and daddy -- do you know what this? You remember the Al Gore speech. It was right after the election. It was at the inauguration. And he said -- and it was outrageous at the time.
And we played it on Fox. And they, of course, distanced themselves from it, and they wouldn't answer anything. But that's when he called everyone in and would not allow any parents, any adults in there, it was just teenagers. And one of the kids tape-recorded it. They turned on their i Phone, and they recorded it. And what he said was, look, there are some things that your parents don't know that you just instinctively know.
Do we have that anymore?
PAT: I don't think so.
STU: We have to break through our kind of private idea that our kids belong to their parents or our kids belong to their families and recognize kids belong to whole communities.
GLENN: I'm sorry. But this is Hitler youth stuff. It is. When the State deems the child theirs over the parents --
PAT: You don't have to go back that far. Remember the Canadian thing? The co-parent thing?
VOICE: This is a difficult situation for the family to be in. And we do work hand-in-hand with these families because we co-parent, so obviously we --
PAT: Wait. You co-parent? The school co-parents? No, you don't.
GLENN: Remember that study came out and showed that 98 percent of those who are currently unemployed in the United States, 98 percent do not want a job. They don't want a job.
And what was the number -- the number with the youth was also staggering. It was, out of 14 to 27-year-olds, it was -- I don't remember what the number was, but it was a very high number that they don't even want to start looking for a job. They're just not interested in work. Well, why would you be when the government gives you everything? And that's what's happening to us.
They're training us not to think. Not to think for ourselves. Not to do for ourselves. And there is going to come a tipping point, and I don't know when it is.
But when that tipping point hits, we're in trouble.
And I have to tell you, Cassidy, I want to thank you so much for sharing this story with us. And you just keep going and do the right thing. Because you're on the right track. And your parents, I know how much you probably hated -- well, I read your Facebook post. You hated homeschooling, but are you grateful for it now?
CINDY: I'm absolutely 100 percent grateful for it.
GLENN: God bless you. Thank you so much.
PAT: Thanks for what you're doing. I do have the Al Gore thing.
GLENN: Hang on just a second. Let me just say this. That there's coming a tipping point, and it's going to happen sooner rather than later, I fear. That they will just start to say that you're not doing this with your kid. And when that happens -- I mean, we're in deep trouble. We're in deep, deep trouble. And Americans need to wake up.
When you're sitting around the Thanksgiving table, I want you to bring up what you heard -- this story. And you heard it. Don't quote it from me. Don't say what show you heard it on.
Just say, there was this lady in Fort Worth, and she was talking about this happened. And then start talking about what's happening in your schools. And you listen to your parents and your grandparents, the older ones at the table, and see what they have to say about this. This is an outrage, and Americans need to stand up against this.
We're at a point now to where we have to shut down the department of ed. There's no reform that will be good enough. You have to shut down the Department of Education. It must be turned off. And the control has got to go back to the local level.
Here's the Al Gore thing. This happened the week of the first inauguration of Barack Obama. They call all these students in. Al Gore is giving a speech. And there are no parents allowed. And one of the kids hits record on their i Phone. Here's what she picks up.
GORE: I'm thinking back now a long way to when I was your age, and the civil rights movement was unfolding. And we kids asked our parents and their generation, explain to me again why it's okay for the law to officially discriminate against people because of their skin color. And parents try to tell their kids the right thing, you know, usually -- I do. And when our parents' generation couldn't answer that question, that's when the laws started to change.
There are some things about our world that you know that older people don't know.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. This is so dangerous. So dangerous.
The first Thanksgiving was about humiliation, fasting, and prayer. Humbling yourself before the Almighty God, praying, fasting, and giving thanks.
May I recommend, may I strongly recommend that we do this this Thanksgiving and turn our face to the almighty before we destroy ourselves?