We knew the universities were hostile toward free-thinkers, but now we have to worry about middle schoolers as well. Eighth-grader Jacob Hein faced ridicule --- not from his classmates, but from his teacher. She bullied him for holding conservative beliefs. Or, worse, for bringing a conservative news source to class as part of his homework.
The assignment was to find an article about current events, then translate it to Spanish. That’s right. Spanish. It was for a Spanish class.
Here’s Jacob’s father describing what happened:
The teacher’s elitism and intimidation would come as no surprise if Jacob were in a college Political Science class --- or, really, any Humanities class at this point. The hysteria would be silly, though still uncalled-for, if Jacob were in a high school civics class, a history class, or some sort of Social Justice mesh of the two. But it isn’t. It’s Spanish. Middle-school Spanish. His Spanish lessons should involve colors, days of the week and awkward introductory phrases.
Not only has Trump Derangement Syndrome seized our cultural landscape, it’s infested the lives of our children.
Why is a Spanish teacher worried about the content of the article at all? The assignment is to: "Find an article about current events, and translate it into Spanish."
Not only has Trump Derangement Syndrome seized our cultural landscape, it’s infested the lives of our children. It has subsumed our lives. All we can do now is be honest, be as kind as possible and respond to obstinate fury with dignity and grace.