Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Chuck Norris - Public Education: Progressive Indoctrination Camps

It takes years to capture an entire education system, from pre-school right through college, but the progressives, including the unions now have a lock on the education of our children. That is a lock if you don't count responsible parenting. Chuck Norris is following this article with a second part that will give eight specific ways that you and I can fight progressivism in the U.S. public education system. My children are now full grown and I can say that 2 of the 3 run on the conservative side. My other is on the fence and tends to be a tree hugger, which is not that bad if you don't fall for all the distorted info that is out there.

One of the primary ways these educative platforms are spread is by recruiting and retaining faculty members who reflect and teach them. For example, citing the polling firm Luntz Research, Black notes that 57 percent of faculty members in our most esteemed universities are Democrats (only 3 percent are Republican), and 64 percent identify themselves as liberal (only 6 percent conservative). Moreover, 71 percent of them disagree that "news coverage of political and social issues reflects a liberal bias in the news media." They also were asked, "Who has been the best president in the past 40 years?" The No. 1 answer was Bill Clinton. (Only 4 percent said Ronald Reagan.)

This is why it is no surprise that the two largest teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, are the largest campaign contributors in the nation (giving more than the Teamsters, the National Rifle Association or any other organization) and that 90 percent of their contributions fund Democratic candidates. So do you think such funding is going to balance traditional and conservative values with liberal ones in public schools?

The impact of progressivism is being experienced by students across this land, hundreds of thousands of whom already have cried out with complaints of academic inequity. A sampling of the hundreds of student grievances from across the academic spectrum can be found on Students For Academic Freedom's website.

Read full Townhall article here.

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