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Parents ‘OUTRAGED’ over billionaire’s $25 million donation to their kids’ school – here’s why

What happened?

A Pennsylvania school board has announced that the local high school will be renamed to recognize a $25 million donation from a billionaire investor – and some parents aren’t happy about it. They’re slamming Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman for being “vain” and an “embarrassment.”

What’s in a name?

As thanks for Schwarzman’s donation, board directors voted unanimously to change the name of Abington Senior High School. Schwarzman’s alma mater will be renamed Abington Schwarzman High School.

How is the school responding?

Despite criticism over the name change, the board is fully supporting Schwarzman, praising his generosity to his former high school.

“There was discussion back and forth, but Mr. Schwarzman is not the kind of individual to draw a line in the sand and make demands,” Superintendent Amy Sichel told CBS News. “He did this because he’s extremely committed to his alma mater and to making sure that this high school is state of the art.”

Glenn’s take:

Why do people want to think everything comes from the government? We shouldn’t have a problem with honoring people who share their private wealth with schools, libraries and other public resources.

“He’s giving you a gift,” Glenn said. “Who’s the one with the ego problem?”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: When a Wall Street billionaire Stephen Schwarzman announced that he was donating $25 million to the Abington HEP Senior High School. He said in a release that investing in public education yields one of the best returns imaginable: a new generation of creative, capable, and collaborate future leaders.

He's the CEO of Blackstone.

STU: I disagree with his analysis there, by the way.

GLENN: All right. I'm just --

STU: Side point.

GLENN: Side point. Yes.

This was hiss alma HEP mater. This was the high school that he went to. And he wanted to give back to the community. And he's already given back to the community. I think there's a stadium named after him. There's a hospital named after him. I mean, he's given a lot to this community.

The -- the school board voted unanimously, Tuesday night, to accept his money, and to rename the high school Abington HEP Schwartzman High School.

Well, this has set people all up in arms. How dare -- this egomaniac. His name is already on the hospital. His name is already on the stadium. And now it's on the high school over the front door as well?

What an egomaniac. He's an egomaniac? He is. He is. The guy who is giving you a stadium, giving you a hospital, giving -- giving you a school, he's an egomaniac?

You won't accept it. You don't want it. For what reason?

He's giving you a gift. And all he's asking for is, hey, can I have my name on it, just so people remember?

I don't know about you, but the New York public library wasn't always public. It was personal. It was private. It was two great men that brought their libraries together and gave it to the city. One of them was Astor. I can't remember the name of the other one. I don't think it was Rockefeller. I don't remember who it was. Why? Because we call it the New York Public Library, and all good things come from the government. No. No. That library came from two very wealthy men who now say were robber HEP barrens. They were so evil and so bad, they were robbing everybody blind.

To, what? Give everybody one of the greatest libraries the country has ever known?

Who is the one with the ego problem? I mean, you can give in secret. Is it better to give in secret? Probably. We should. We're not looking for accolades or anything else.

But I'm going to judge a guy who has given $25 million so the town can have, instead of a rundown high school, a -- a nicer high school and really pour money into education? I'm going to have a problem with him putting his name on it?

STU: I mean, he didn't even get it first. It's Abington Schwartzman High School. It should be Schwartzman Abington.

GLENN: It's really crazy. It's really crazy. What is wrong with us? What is wrong with us?

STU: You should be excited about that. Who cares if he wants to put his name on there? Who cares?

GLENN: How about this one: Thank you. Thank you.

STU: Yeah. You should be telling him, we demand you put your name on there. That's what it should be.

GLENN: But you know what this is? This is class hatred. Class hatred.

STU: Yeah. You bring up the public library. It was Astor and HEP Lenox, by the way, the two, and Tilden.

But, again, like, people believe that that's just a government thing. Because it's called the New York public library. And it's like, no, these are great men who donated all of this to the city. And now no one remembers it.

GLENN: Thank you, Mr. Schwartzman. My kids will never use your stadium or your high school, but thank you.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.