Indoctrination  Displaces  Education
Part Two

Socialist, Marxist and Communist Indoctrination

School kids are being prepared for a socialist world government (under the United Nations), to which most public school teachers would not object.  The kids are being taught that one culture is just as good as another.  They are being taught that it isn't fair for the United States to be the world's only superpower.  They are being taught that the U.S. uses up "more than its share" of the world's natural resources.

Related topic:  President Obama has plans to use public schools as indoctrination centers.
and Radical Environmentalism in the American Education System.

Background, overview and recap articles:

There is No Greater Threat to This Civilization Than Modern Universities.  When the great American experiment in liberty officially comes to an end, there will be plenty of finger-pointing and blame-assigning taking place.  Plenty of Founding Fathers observed that the natural progression of things was for government to grow and liberty to contract.  But when we're wanting to pinpoint what institutions, what things played the biggest part in facilitating the demise of freedom, I am going to predict that a fair reading of history will show that few entities had a bigger hand in destroying our civilization than the American university system.  With far too few exceptions, college campus culture has become little more than a radicalizing agent seemingly designed for the sole purpose of deprogramming its clientele of any appreciation or respect for the history, heritage, accomplishments, and values of Western society.  It has become an intellectual dumping ground for radical theories and failed ideologies, espoused as gospel from the lecterns of professors whose expertise is confined to the narrow bubble of academia alone — a bubble that is dangerously insulated from the hard realities of real life, and immune from the responsibility to adjust or rethink positions that prove untenable in practice.  Nothing is practice there — it is all theory.  The consequence of utopian promises fed to gullibly idealistic youth, untethered from any moral foundation but full of boundless passion and self-assuredness.

Political Bias And Anti-Americanism On College Campuses.  A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation.  The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains a lot of that disappointment.  Professors Mitchell Langbert and Sean Stevens document this bias in "Partisan Registration and Contributions of Faculty in Flagship Colleges."  Langbert and Stevens conducted a new study of the political affiliation of 12,372 professors in the two leading private and two leading public colleges in 31 states.  For party registration, they found a Democratic to Republican (D:R) ratio of 8.5:1, which varied by rank of institution and region.  For donations to political candidates (using the Federal Election Commission database), they found a D:R ratio of 95:1, with only 22 Republican donors, compared with 2,081 Democratic donors.

This Time It Is Personal — for Us.  The public schools do not need to teach ideologies: cisgender, transgender, non-binary gender, the whole leftist agender.  They do not need public school teachers to hand out condoms or teach sexual strategies for avoiding pregnancy, nor courses on who in history was gay, who was straight, who had bellies inside-out or outside-in.  Rather, the schools need to teach reading and writing and arithmetic, hard sciences and technology.  Even with texting and keyboards, kids still should grow up knowing how to read a handwritten birthday card or write one.  And even with calculators and smartphones, they should be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide on their own.  Just look at Congress to see what happens to people who grow up without skills needed to balance a checkbook.  And they need to learn real history, not the pure garbage that now consumes valuable pages in texts and jams kids' minds with dross and detritus.  Just imagine if, instead of being encouraged to whine and blame, they were taught the heroism and sacrifice of Americans of all ideologies and races during World War II.

Our Education System Fosters American Self-Loathing.  n a recent poll by YouGov and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 70 percent of millennial Americans (23 to 38 years old) are likely to vote socialist, and 36 percent have a favorable view of communism.  In a 2018 YouGov poll, millennials are almost four times as likely as those Americans older than 54 to say they are not proud to be an American and almost three times as likely to disagree with the statement that "America is the greatest country in the world."  These generational differences are stark and disturbing for the future of America.  They are not surprising, however, given that our education system emphasizes the evils of America, the West, and capitalism.  Today, teachers underscore our failures, fostering American self-loathing, never teaching that the United States has been the greatest force for freedom and opportunity in the history of humankind and that free-market capitalism has created unparalleled wealth, even among the poorest.

The Right Needs To Adopt This Revolutionary Higher Ed Reform Plan Now.  Speakers such as Heather Mac Donald have done an excellent job of highlighting examples of the far-left bias that is prevalent at America's higher ed institutions.  Conservative YouTube channels are great at highlighting the perils of conservative speakers attempting to speak on various campuses.  But few address the elephant in the room.  Taxpayers are heavily subsidizing the entrenched and blatant anti-American and anti-Christian bent in our colleges and universities.  The huge budgets of these colleges — and their ability to pay professors well over six figures to teach for only several hours a week, only during the school year — is entirely the result of choices our elected officials have made.

Marxism in America: The Final Stages.  Much of what we see happening all across this country began as a spin off of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that made its way to Germany and then the United States.  These German Marxists, or Communists, started a school of social theory called the Frankfurt School; a school that was dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization. [...] Their goal is to change society, transform our beliefs from the ground up, leaving fertile ground for communism to grow and flourish.  It is what Saul Alinsky practiced and preached to the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and countless others on the Left.  When Hitler threw out these Marxists, not wanting any competition, they made their way to the United States, first finding a home at Columbia University.  From there they branched to Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, etc.  They are now deeply embedded in our education system from kindergarten on up, our political institutions, Hollywood, and the mass media.

College Scam:  That's Not the Half of It.  [Scroll down]  There is little that is secret about this.  During finals, administrators are known to openly tell faculty, sometimes in writing, to remember the institution's laudable commitment to retention and diversity.  You do not need a doctorate to comprehend the meaning of such messages.  Such departments are also sandboxes for playing at social justice and indoctrinating students in leftist ideology.  They are forums for telling students what to think, not teaching them how to think.  From the administrative perch, they are safety valves for students to act out, demonstrate, shut down speakers, and otherwise make noise while the real work of the university continues unimpeded. [...] Real students in demanding programs have neither the time nor the energy to engage in demonstrations.

Marxism, the Frankfurt School, and the Leftist Takeover of the College Campus.  When one observes the modern-day college campus, one observes nothing but the Marxist-leftist indoctrination of America's youth. [...] One has to look no farther than Boston University to find courses with titles such as "Dismantling White Privilege, Power, and Supremacy."  Any course that attempts to induce guilt for one's ethnicity is undeniably subjective in nature.  Consider the debates on sex, sexuality, and human physiology.  There is arguably mainstream societal acceptance that there are more than two "genders" and that sex and sexuality are in no way linked.  Furthermore, if one even questions the eligibility of male athletes in female-only sports, he will often be labeled a bigot, or at the very least old-fashioned.  No empirical research is needed to realize that much of American history is now scrutinized rather than honored.  American military involvement is commonly preached as oppression rather than liberation.  Everything from the nuclear family to supporting ICE is under scrutiny.  There is a systematic dismantling of American values that were once accepted as objectively good and now maligned as evil.  When objective truth and reality no longer exist, the Left can rewrite the rules to society — and it has.  Where do all of these ideas come from?  Primarily college campuses.

Climate brainwashing in schools and the Democrats' lurch to the left.  The mainstreaming of climate change hysteria into the public schools, beginning in early grades, has probably more to do with the overwhelming leftist sentiments of the rising generations than any other factor, including demographic shifts in the population.  Preferring socialism to capitalism is linked to the belief that corporations, particularly certain kinds, are responsible for rising temperatures, and only government can change the direction and save the planet.

10 Ways to Be a Good Citizen, and Fight Bad Ones.  For decades, American public schools included a course on "civics" as an integral and fundamental part of their curriculum.  Civics teaches what it is to be a citizen; how government is structured, organized, and perpetuated; the history of the country and its admirable traits; the importance of elections; how to vote; and patriotism — love of and loyalty to America.  Lamentably and perilously, civics classes no longer exist in America's schools.  They have been replaced with classes on diversity, gender classifications, toxic masculinity, white privilege, cultural misappropriations, and victimology — hardly a curriculum that facilitates the formation of a healthy functioning adult, marketable in a skill-based competitive workplace, let alone encouraging assimilation and love of country.

How Public Schools Indoctrinate Kids Without Almost Anyone Noticing.  Many people have long suspected that governments sometimes attempt to indoctrinate their people to increase the government's own power and influence.  Unfortunately, ambitious governments will not stop at merely controlling what their people can do; they must control their minds.  Indoctrination happens through many channels — entertainment, speeches, and censorship — but its main instrument is the school system. [...] While indoctrination involves pushing a certain opinion, it is also much more.  It is the comprehensive effort of passively disseminating a particular viewpoint.  The passive aspect is key.  People who are indoctrinated with a certain narrative or ideology do not arrive at the intended conclusions through their own thinking, but hear the same thing repeated in a million different ways until they finally take it as unquestionable truth.  Because indoctrination happens in the absence of thinking, many teachers who engage in indoctrination do so unconsciously.  They themselves take what they're given and pass it along without thinking.  Ideologues often intervene at this level by writing the scripts for teachers, which is how LGBT advocacy and anti-Semitic fabrications become included in their lessons.  Thoughtlessness is essential.

Hard Times at Snowflake U.  At some point, America's high schools, liberals arts colleges, and universities got taken over by Leftist radicals, who starting in the 1960s had burrowed into the system as eternal graduate students and who gradually emerged, like parasites, to devour their hosts.  The result has been increasingly politicized, feminized institutions that, in many cases, bear almost no resemblance to their original incarnations besides their names.  They've become an expensive parody of education, some costing into six figures per year, all in.  Obsessed with "social justice," they bristle with diversity administrators and other barnacles; teaching has become secondary to the schools' primary mission of ideological indoctrination; and the diploma has become simply a very expensive certificate of attendance, different from a mail-order diploma mill only in the prestige of the name on the piece of paper.

Get Your Kids Out of Government Schools, Right Now, Today.  The situation in government schools is dire and getting direr every year.  All parents, whatever their circumstance, must consider the danger government schools present to the souls of their children and even the soul of our country.  Activist/author Mary Rice Hasson and philosopher Theresa Farnan get this exactly right in their important new book Get Out Now:  Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It's Too Late. [...] There has been no more influential history book in our time than Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, a primer for hating America because America has only ever done evil.  You can be sure that most of those teaching history to kids have been steeped deeply in Zinn.  Hassan and Farnan point out that the National Network of State Teachers of the Year recommend a smelly book called the Social Justice Book List that lists the themes of "classism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, and transgenderism."  This is for kids in pre-school through sixth grade.  If you wonder why your 4th grader comes home sounding like Jeremiah Wright and worse, this is why.

The University Is Ripe for Replacement.  Beginning in early K-12 and continuing to the highest levels of university education, Leftist indoctrination is the gravest dilemma that afflicts education in North America, rendering it perhaps the most powerful instrument of anti-Western bias and socialist propaganda of the modern era.  Here my concern is with the abandonment of genuine scholarship, fact-based historical research, familiarity with the "Great Books" and the development of critical thinking habits, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.  The curriculum now in place is one of intellectual dysphoria promoting the circulation of false or unprovable narratives — anthropogenic global warming, Islam as a religion of peace, the campus rape epidemic, toxic masculinity, the scandal of American history, the glories of "diversity and inclusion," the benefits of socialism, to cite just a few among a veritable encyclopedia — and furthering the revolutionary project of social and political deconstruction.  Education has been transformed into a grooming operation for social justice warriors, radical feminists, anti-white vigilantes and budding socialists.

The Permeation of Propaganda in the College Student Brain.  In 1937, an editorial in The New York Times declared that "what is truly vicious is not propaganda but a monopoly of it."  Thus begins an article titled "Propaganda Techniques of German Fascism," written by Clyde R. Miller and reprinted in the fifth edition of Modern English Readings (1946).  This text was used by college students.  There is nothing dealing with gender, white privilege, social justice, the religion of peace, or alleged microaggressions.  When pundits discuss the culture wars, it is essential to see how so many present-day textbooks have contributed to generations of young people who have, for the most part, never been exposed to how America's ideals have shaped the country.  Instead, students are indoctrinated by public school teachers with connections to Antifa.  More chilling is that these same teachers publicly acknowledge they would not protect the rights of students who disagree with them.

Progressive Child Abuse in the Schools.  Many "educators" today sadly have become indoctrinators.  Educators and professors who teach students to use logic and critical thinking are doing God's work.  Teachers who spur cognition and who encourage students to question, to read, and to investigate all points of view are truly teaching.  On the flip-side of the coin, we have teachers who now subscribe to methods of leftist indoctrination and who are currently using this indoctrination as a weapon within the classroom.  It becomes dangerous when these indoctrinators start using propaganda as a means of engaging young and impressionable minds.  Indoctrination eventually turns into brainwashing.

The case for abolishing public schools.  Here are the reasons why a public school system should be abandoned. [...] [#4] Indoctrination.  The leftist agenda gets pounded into "our" kids relentlessly.  They're not called government schools for nothing.  God is out, government is in — or, spoken another way, the government is the religion.  As a parent, you may want to protect your kids from undesirable influences.  How can you do this when they are forced into associations with teachers and kids who live, breathe, and talk the agendas and ideologies that you despise?  In this environment, your young loved ones will surely morph into something or someone you do not recognize.  It's not much of an exaggeration to say they will become "possessed."

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We Have Failed to Fight Anti-Americanism in Public Education.  I really think that we lost this culture and political battle to the teachers, teachers union, education.  I know the media's a major factor as well.  But there are far more people, kids, human beings in mandatory classrooms starting in grade school and then middle school and high school and college than watch the media every day.  I mean, schools have become, the education system, the public schools have become the propagandization and indoctrination center for the American people.

Black Lives Matter In Public Schools Is Turning Kids Into Little Marxists.  New York City is one of many school systems in the United States set to roll out Black Lives Matter (BLM)-themed lesson plans this fall.  According to the NYC Department of Education, teachers will delve into "systemic racism," police brutality, and white privilege in their classrooms. [...] Encouraging people to identify and condemn racism is an undeniably laudable undertaking by these school administrators.  That's not what's really happening, however.  By bringing BLM into the classroom, activist educators are allowing the most radically divisive movement in modern American history to warp children's worldviews.

Teacher, BLM activist says "2 + 2 = 4" is a "cultural" belief based on "western imperialism/colonization".  This lady on Twitter who describes herself in her bio as "she/her, teacher, scholar, social justice change agent, Chicagoan, PhD student, architecture enthusiast, wannabe math person, BLM always..."  has gone and fulfilled another George Orwell prophecy.

This fall, get the children back in school.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a needed opinion that is strongly in favor of getting children back to school this fall.  It's just what the nation needs right now in times that seem anything but normal.  "The AAP," the group's statement reads, "strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school."  "Schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being," AAP's statement points out.

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The Deep State urgently wants children to return to the government schools, where they will be infused with anti-capitalist claptrap.  If the kids stay home and learn independently, and maybe run across a set of encyclopedias (It could happen!), they'll be a lot more difficult to indoctrinate once they return to the public schools.

Trump: 'Our Children Are Taught in School to Hate Their Own Country'.  President Donald Trump said during his speech before Mount Rushmore on Friday night that America's schools continue to indoctrinate America's children, and children are taught to "hate their own country."  Trump said during his speech on Friday [7/3/2020] that the left has become increasingly radical and influential within the many facets of American society.

America's Sovereignty Is Teetering on a Precipice.  We are at a historical moment where America's institutions of higher education, many of them founded and led by Christian leaders, have rejected their founders and become transmission belts for socialism and Marxist propaganda.  Using concepts such as "white privilege" and "systemic racism," these social justice warriors have inverted traditional concepts of equality, justice, and freedom as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution with its Bill of Rights.

5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War.  [#1] Choose and fund alternatives to public schools.  This is the big one.  The problem of public schools of course deserves many columns and books — and has them — but you can't leave it off any list of how to fight back.  Public schools have become indoctrination centers for the woke left.  Just look at the hordes of college-educated protesters screaming Marxist nonsense at the police.  What they learned in college has trickled down into our middle and high schools, even some of our elementary schools.  Arguably the number one thing conservatives can do to preserve our constitutional system and save the republic is to educate their kids anywhere but in public school.  Obviously, not everyone can afford private school, and not everyone is able to home school.  But now is the time to start thinking hard about educational alternatives.

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Great idea, but it's about 50 years too late.

Universities [are] Sowing The Seeds Of Their Own Obsolescence.  Universities are certainly teaching our youth to be confident, loud and self-righteous.  But the media blitz during these last several weeks of protests, riots and looting also revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.  Many of the young people on the televised front lines of the protests are in their 20s.  But most appear juvenile, at least in comparison to their grandparents — survivors of the Great Depression and World War II.  How can so many so sheltered and prolonged adolescents claim to be all-knowing?  Ask questions like these, and the answers ultimately lead back to the university.

The Coming Collapse of the Republic.  [Scroll down]  As I warned in 2012, there no longer is a culture war.  "What is occurring now is a pacification effort."  Its progress is why corporate America, including the now-absorbed Chick-fil-A and NASCAR, has turned decidedly to the dark side (shifted "left").  It's why prominent people, including Republicans such as Indiana senator Mike Braun, are bowing before terrorist group Black Lives Matter.  It's why mobs are enabled and good people hobbled for defending themselves from the mobs.  It's why we're seeing a complete cultural collapse — portending a political collapse.  This is partially due to a new "woke" generation having entered the corporate sphere and others of influence.  But what did you expect?  The apocryphal saying (no, it's not Lincoln's) informs, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."  Did you really think the Left could completely control academia for generations and that, somehow, it all would "stay in college"?

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?  The New York Times' "1619 Project" is designed to infiltrate K-12 education by stealing U.S. history and replacing it with lies about America's "racist" founding.  It's no wonder students arrive at college primed for the propaganda being taught.  When San Francisco requires a high school to cover a 1936 mural about George Washington, Minnesota bans novels by Mark Twain and Harper Lee, and U.S. history is rewritten in the vision of liberals who see a racist in every white person, we should all feel victimized by what liberals are taking from us.

Intolerance threatens US - here's who to blame for 'cancel culture'.  Activists sue to block a Trump rally, the New York Times fires a non-compliant editor, Twitter "fact-checks" conservative voices.  Ivanka Trump, Sid Rosenberg, Erik Prince, Raymond Ibrahim, Jeh Johnson, Kevin McAleenan and countless others "disinvited" to speak on college campuses.  Wonder where today's "cancel culture" comes from?  It comes from college campuses, fueled by young people and abetted by an older generation that has not had the courage to say no.  This is how the slide toward totalitarianism begins.  Silencing the opposition is essential to creating "legitimacy" for despots like Vladimir Putin or Kim Jong Un; if political opponents have no voice, people will assume they don't exist.

School axes George Washington event, says it ignores 'significant role' of women, people of color.  A Nashville prep school for girls has ended its annual George Washington event after determining it wasn't inclusive enough in the wake of the George Floyd protests.  Harpeth Hall School announced last week that after "years" of discussion it was ending the annual "George Washington Celebration" — a tradition that began in 1913 and "experienced many evolutions over the decades," the school said in a statement to The Tennessee Star, The Daily Wire reported.  Ms. Hill said school officials determined the celebration "is not consistent with or relevant to the way that we teach history today," and that "it does not demonstrate the significant role that women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups play in our nation's history."

Why Are University Students So Stupidity-Friendly?  The contemporary political landscape is mired in a tsunami of bad ideas.  Who would have ever anticipated that defunding police departments, emptying out prisons, eliminating cash bail, free health care, free college, looting as a legitimate form of social protest politics, among other screwball ideas would go mainstream?  Socialism?  How did views resting on blatant falsehoods jump from the academy's ideological wet markets to the New York Times?  A full explanation must wait until passions cool, but in the meantime let me offer a personal account based on decades of university teaching where this nonsense initially metastasized from a few quirky campus ideas to a conquering idiocy.

Defund colleges, not cops.  The American left, from Black Lives Matterers to their knee-taking social-justice allies in their hydrangea-colored masks, has decided now is the moment to drain public resources from the custodians of public order.  I have an alternative.  Now is the moment to defund the colleges.  We should defund them because they are the root of the virulent anti-Americanism that feeds the riots, the looting and the learned helplessness that afflict the country.  And they have been feeding the protest culture for generations.  The chief lesson taught by our nation's colleges and universities is soft disdain for our country and its forms of self-government.  And the soft disdain ripens to outright antipathy for about a quarter of the graduates.

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High School History Teacher Throws Out Textbooks For Radical Marxist 'History' Book.  A young high school history teacher, named Annie, posted a TikTok video raving about Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," which she explains will be her new classroom textbook.  Howard Zinn's 1980 left-wing revisionist history book, "A People's History of the United States," is a Marxist's take on American history.  This class warfare, victim narrative, famously praised by Matt Damon in his 1997 academy award winning movie, Good Will Hunting, has sold more than two million copies and gone through five editions.  In short, the book is a Marxist narrative whereby American history is viewed exclusively through the prism of race and class.  In her TikTok video, posted in the wake of the George Floyd riots, Annie explains she will no longer be using official textbooks in her classroom because they "omit a lot of the truth from our past."  Ironically, "A People's History" is replete with factual omission to twist history in order to fit a narrative of American shame.

Gingrich: Three generations of brainwashing in anti-American hatred are paying off for the left.  Newt Gingrich blamed "three generations of brainwashing" for the current level of anti-American hatred in the country.  The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives pulled back the curtain on how "freedom itself is at stake" in America, connecting the "educated ignorance" taught in the nation's schools for decades and the current manifestation of radical "Leftist Anti-American Theology."  The "brainwashing" Gingrich maintained in an op-ed published by Fox News Thursday [6/18/2020], may go back to a German-born University of California, San Diego professor, Herbert Marcuse, who taught on Marxism in the 1960s.  What followed was years of the left's takeover of academia.  "We have watched the hard left, the America-hating totalitarians who want to define acceptable speech, as they took over the academic world," Gingrich wrote.

How Our Anti-American Education System Made Riots Inevitable.  Injustice, unfairness, and bigotry are, indeed, an ineradicable part of life.  But America is not a systemically racist society.  Far from being fruit of a rotten tree, America's founding principles form the best recipe for racial harmony, and rebuke to inequality, yet devised by man.  Where does this poisonous anti-American idea, acceptance of which seems to be toppling institution after institution, come from, especially after the United States has advanced so far in living up to the promises of its birth?  As many of us warned years ago, the radical ideas born on campus have already metastasized across society.  Today, K-12 public schools across the country increasingly teach some version of the lie.  The error-ridden, America-hating 1619 Project, and its associated Pulitzer-endorsed, Common Core-compliant lesson materials, is already being taught in more than 3,500 schools across the country.  Anecdotally, ever more superintendents are responding to the current unrest by promising to adopt the 1619 curriculum.  The problem will get worse before it gets better.

Academia Fans The Flames Of Social Disorder.  Those of us who thought higher education could do little damage while it was shut down were sadly mistaken.  As Antifa-led demonstrators burned and looted American cities in the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop, academia, like the rest of the American Left, never let a crisis go to waste, even one they helped engender.  "Fittingly, the ideological handmaiden of this violence — academia — has already sprung into action," Heather Mac Donald wrote in City Journal on May 31, 2020.  "The chancellors and presidents of Harvard, the University of Arizona, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale, among others, released statements over the weekend assuring their black students of their schools' commitment to racial equity, in light of the George Floyd death — an event wholly unrelated to the academic."  "No college leader denounced the violence."

Wokeness & the Endarkenment.  Science and math will always be safe from the ideologues.  That's what some people thought. [...] I'm getting emails from academics working in the sciences, talking about the rapid politicization of their departments, especially this week.  They read like letters smuggled out from behind the Iron Curtain.  I'm not kidding.  One of them forwarded me e-mails from his or her department chair, who writes like a commissar, instructing them all about what they are all going to be doing to make this science department woke.  The reader begged me not to post them, out of fear someone would identify him or her.  But I can assure you that this isn't from the head of a science team at Bugtussle A&M, but rather from a prestigious school.

Welcome to Maoist America.  This American cultural revolution began decades ago on our campuses and in our media.  Now it is taking over our streets.  But it is our schools, primarily, that have been the instigators of this.  In far too many cases, they have gradually turned into institutions resembling indoctrination camps.  This is true from kindergarten through PhD and from the Ivy League to bare bones community colleges.  Viewpoint diversity is a thing of the past with faculty meetings morphing into our own versions of Maoist "struggle sessions," teachers and professors first shutting their mouths if they disagree, then exercising what amounts to "self-criticism" to save their jobs or just to gain some peace. [...] And what is politically correct often changes from day to day, but, no matter what, conformity rules.  You have to be part of the program or you're out.  Even basic math is under assault. [...] Our media of course are products of the same educational system and have long been prepared to ratify and amplify these same behaviors and views.  The communications and journalism departments of our universities are literal fonts of group think, training students to be propagandists for the glorious new future.

Authors: Antifa Rioters Are the Tech Economy's College Discards.  The black-clothed Antifa activists who are leading the anti-police riots are mostly the discarded, angry college-grade workforce of an increasingly high-tech, globalized economy, say a variety of experts and millennials.  Colleges are producing many "graduates who've absorbed a worldview that trains them for "metropolitan elite" job types that turn out to be far scarcer than the graduates competing for them," writes Mary Harrington, a young writer at

The Bloodletting and Wilding Is Part of An Agenda To Tear Down The Country.  I haven't had much time to reflect on the looting and riots that swept mostly (but not exclusively) large Democrat cities.  It was a wilding on a scale we've never seen.  It was a bloodletting and release of criminal fury.  We should be clear what is happening.  It is not protest over the death of George Floyd.  That is the spark, but not the fire.  This has been a long time coming.  At least a generation, maybe two.  The left methodically has taken control of key institutions to implement an anti-American, anti-Capitalist agenda.  You send your kids to public schools and college, where they are taught from their earliest years that America and capitalism are the sources of evil in the world, that we are a systemically racist society that consumes 'black and brown bodies,' while socialist and communist systems are more equal and fair.  It's all a lie, but it's a lie told by the teachers, professors, and administrators with power.  The real racists are the people who obsess about race, and who judge people based on the color of their skin.  When your kids emerge from the social justice warfare meat grinder, you don't recognize them anymore.

How to destroy civilization.  The violence that is exploding across the country now has almost nothing to doing with the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by Derek Chauvin, a white policeman.  That was merely the catalyst for a process that has deep roots in American culture.  The moral is:  ideas matter.  For decades now, our colleges and universities (and increasingly our grades schools) have been preaching a gospel of cultural self-hatred.  America, according to this gospel, is evil.  The country is inextricably racist and beholden to an irredeemably exploitative economic system.  The latest retelling of this creation myth is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning '1619 Project' whose fundamental message is that America was started as a 'slavocracy.'  According to this malignant fantasy, the Revolutionary War was fought primarily 'to protect the institution of slavery.'  At last count, elements of this disgusting bit of historical revisionism were being adopted in the curricula of some 4,000 school districts.

Univ. of Alabama professor instructs rioters on how to tear down monuments on Twitter.  A professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham is receiving backlash on Twitter Monday after she launched a series of tweets instructing protesters about how to successfully pull down monuments, as rioters torched the nation's capital over the weekend.  Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist who specializes in ancient architecture, says she is an expert on obelisks, the shape of the Washington Monument.  She noted obelisks "might be masquerading as a racist monument."

Where Is Cuomo's Apology for Killing 10,000 People?  I do not quite fathom the mind of the quintessential New York Democrat liberal.  I grew up in Brooklyn, surrounded by Democrats who really all were deeply conservative but had no other party to vote for in a one-party town that the Republicans abandoned, so they elected solid "Democrats for Reagan" types.  Then I went to college at Columbia in Manhattan, where I suddenly was submerged into a liberal muck.  All the non-STEM professors were radical left, and I was a social sciences major.  The political science classes all had Marx and Engels on every reading list.  By the time I graduated, I had been assigned to read Marx so often that I practically could quote his every anti-Semitic statement by heart.  The leftists were everywhere.

Coronavirus Vs. The Deep State Educational Complex.  The educational complex from pre-k to graduate school is controlled to a large extent by the Deep State.  Many 1960 radicals like Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Angela Davis joined the educational complex with the intent of indoctrinating children.  1960s radical Jerry Rubin boasted, "We are stealing the youth of America right out of the kindergartens and elementary schools."  The Deep State believes children belong to the state.  This is an ancient idea that can be traced back to Plato.  It was popular during the French Revolution and advocated by Bertrand Barere and the Marquis de Sade who stated, "Do not think you can make good republicans so long as you isolate in their families the children who should belong to the republic alone."

California Public School Teacher Admits to Teaching Her Students That Trump is Fascist, Trashes Republican Students On Social Media.  A California public school teacher has bragged on social media that she is indoctrinating her students by teaching them that President Donald Trump is a "fascist," compares the administration to death cult leader Jim Jones in lesson plans, and trashes her Republican students on social media.  The unhinged teacher also compared the 2016 election results to the deadly 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Dangerous Distinction.  Common sense can dictate the distance one keeps from others or the judicious use of self-mitigating practices.  But, common sense is the one thing the liberal and communist education curriculums try desperately to eradicate.  Communism doesn't work logically, to common sense it is irrational so common sense is the one thing that must be done away with.

On 4 Fronts, How China Quietly Infiltrates American Life.  Since 2003, hundreds of so-called Confucius Institutes have opened on college campuses around the United States.  Their activities have included pressuring schools to shut down events featuring the Dalai Lama and generally shaping the narrative about Tibet, the Tiananmen Square massacre, and the existence of Taiwan.  The Confucius Institutes actually have little to do with Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher.  As Charles Horner wrote for the Claremont Review of Books, it would be more accurate to call them the "Mao Zedong Institutes," after the China's first communist dictator.  Although the Confucius Institutes operate under the guise of education, Horner noted, "they are really about keeping tabs on Chinese students in America, spreading propaganda, meddling in American politics generally, and performing espionage."

'Social Action' as a Bogus Alternative to True Education.  "Political Activism" means anything except openly promoting respect for the office of the presidency of the USA, whether it be held by a Republican or a Democrat.  In New York City, there are many teachers who consider even the Democrats far too "conservative."  This writer arrived at one department meeting, and one of the communist teachers was agitated because Kim Jong-un was getting bad press and being "victimized" for testing long-range missiles toward Japan.  Other teachers, without challenge or restrictions, passed out Progressive Worker (communist) newspapers to their students.  There are teachers who advocate for communist interpretations of history, economics, and current events on an almost daily basis.  One teacher who was teaching Advanced Placement European history spent an entire month presenting The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  When the students complained to the chair of the department that they needed to get off this one topic and study additional history, as their exam was coming up in May, the department chairperson did nothing.

A Howard Zinn Pandemic.  In the midst of a global pandemic, left-wing pundits and politicians spin the blame to comport with the propaganda coming from Communist China, the regime responsible for the virus's spread in the first place.  And as students are forced to take classes remotely, companies such as National Public Radio, Newsela, and the Zinn Education Project — with the assistance of U.S. taxpayers — are ensuring they get the left-wing version of current events along with their history lessons.

Coronavirus may kill noxious classroom leftism.  Because of the coronavirus, colleges and universities have sent their students home.  Most will finish the semester by holding their classes online.  Charlie Kirk, the dynamo who founded Turning Point USA, the largest conservative group on American campuses, sees an opportunity.  He's asked college students to capture video of indoctrination in their online lessons: [...] The pushback on Twitter was immediate, with negative responses ranging from personal insults against Kirk (the left's elitist snobbery is stunning) to insults against Trump-supporters to people comparing Kirk's tactics to Maoism.  On the positive side, people noted that this would finally give parents a chance to see what they're paying for, said they see indoctrination in their children's online content, and applauded the idea of transparency.  The most fascinating responses came from academics themselves, who are genuinely worried that their days of indoctrinating, instead of educating, are over.

Left-wing professors fear the sunlight:
Professors Are Scared that Online Lectures Will Be Shared by 'Right Wing Sites'.  According to a report by Campus Reform, professors at universities and colleges around the country are worried that their recorded online courses will be shared by "right-wing sites."  Many professors expressed concern that their classroom lectures on controversial issues like "immigration" would be picked up by conservative news outlets.  In a tweet thread, professors at different universities voiced their concerns to one another.  One user in the thread argued that conservative outlets have a "history of making misleading edits to remove context" and then sharing those videos "get professors in trouble."

A Hidden Benefit of the COVID-19 Virus Can Be Seen In America's Classrooms.  There is a hidden benefit to the COVID-19 disruption unknown to most.  This is an amelioration of the progressive brainwashing in most colleges and universities that may offer students and their parents a reprieve from these educational indoctrination factories.  For conservatives who have friends or loved ones, or are themselves attending college, COVID-19 carries with it a respite from the ongoing indoctrination.  With the coronavirus scare and the arrival of spring break, nearly every university, save Falwell's Liberty University, are now suspending face-to-face classes, and professors have been instructed to adopt the online mode of delivery for at least several weeks after students return, if not for the remainder of the term.  Since many professors still deliver their classes face-to-face, this mandate forces them to reformat their instruction into a more nuanced and less spontaneous style.  Being able to use the most recent progressive proclamations from MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post or New York Times will no longer be doable.

Coldwater High School in Ohio Tells FFA Members to Remove Their Trump Flags.  Local FFA (Future Farmers of America) members at Coldwater High School in Ohio were told they couldn't fly Trump flags on their tractors.  So the students held a pro-Trump tractor parade to Coldwater High School.

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Free advice:  Do not mess with the FFA kids.  They're as tough as nails.

Get Children Out of Public Schools, Warns Arizona Education Chief.  Former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, who oversaw the state Department of Education, sounded the alarm about what is happening in public schools across America in an interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman.  To combat the dumbing down of children and the promotion of globalism and extreme obscenity and sexualization, the best thing parents can do is remove their children from public school in favor of homeschooling or private schools, she said.  Douglas ran to repeal the Common Core national education standards, but the powers that be did everything possible to sabotage her efforts.  Douglas also made clear that Common Core was not the only problem.  "It's so far beyond Common Core," she said, warning about a "global agenda" infecting the schools.

Gun Control Activist David Hogg Targets Semi-Automatic Rifles.  Progressive curriculums in our schools and colleges teach budding white male mass murderers to be ashamed not only of their country, but their skin color, as well.  Their already-confused minds are methodically indoctrinated with the concept of white privilege, a political narrative designed to create racial guilt and self-loathing among white people.  Militant feminism further erodes the self-worth of young white males by stereotyping them with the invented malady known as toxic masculinity.  Message:  They're not only white and male, [...] they're also wildly cruel to women.

K-12: The World According to Orwell's 1984.  Most critics agree that George Orwell's 1984 is a supremely great novel.  But is it suitable for teenagers?  After all, this book is a grim portrayal of a totalitarian dystopia, and for many readers, it is a traumatic experience.  Several years ago, I argued that 1984 is too deep, dark, and unpleasant for high school students.  Let's protect them.  Now the political atmosphere has shifted wildly.  High school students praise socialism and even communism as if they know all about them.  These kids don't need to be protected; they need to be educated.  I believe that Orwell wrote his beautiful but terrifying book as a gift to the world.  Look what happens, he warns us, if you don't recognize danger.

Public School 'History' Lesson Compares Trump to Soviets, Nazis.  Taxpayers in Maryland are funding anti-Trump history lessons that compare the president to the Soviets and Nazis.  An unidentified teacher(s) inserted the propaganda into a slide show used in an advanced placement history class at Loch Raven High School in the city of Towson, according to the Associated Press.  A slide depicts President Trump above pictures of the Soviet Union flag and the Nazi Swastika. [...] The only thing "advanced" about this class is the instructor's Trump Derangement Syndrome.  If students are capable of drawing "their own conclusions," as the public school official spokesman suggests, then why not just teach students the historical facts?  For example, maybe students should know the Nazi Party, or the National Socialist German Workers' Party, were big government socialists.  But I guess then the students might conclude the Nazis and Soviets have more in common with the modern left than with President Trump.

Baltimore County High School Teacher's Lesson Slide Compares President Trump to Nazism and Communism.  [Video clip]

The Democrat Left is cruel and sadistic.  The Democrat party as currently constituted is not just socialist but verging on communist. Young people are no longer taught about the ravages of these ideologies, the death and destruction they invite.  They seem to no longer grasp the true nature of, their natural right to liberty.  They are not being taught self-reliance.  That they have been deprived of the glorious knowledge of these rights has been the cruel agenda of the left since Woodrow Wilson was President.

Kent State to Pay Hanoi Jane $83k for May 4 Commemoration Speech.  It's hard to believe, but May 4, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Kent State University, where Ohio National Guard troops fired on a crowd of students during a massive anti-Vietnam War protest, killing four students and injuring nine.  Witnesses, military and law-enforcement experts, historians, and activists are divided on whether the shooting was justified (that's a discussion for another day), but it appears that Kent State is going all-in on pouring salt in the wounds of America's Vietnam veterans.  In a move that surprised many in the Northeast Ohio area and beyond, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced that actress, activist, and (former?) communist sympathizer Jane Fonda will be one of the speakers at an anniversary commemoration of the shooting on May 3 — and she'll be paid a whopping $83,000 to ostensibly reminisce about her anti-war activism.

Seattle To Make Math Instruction All About Race, Downplay Right And Wrong.  When a blogger of American Mathematical Society writes of the urgent need for math to be "antiracist," it's time to start worrying.  In the post, blogger Tian An describes his experience teaching college-level methodology class to non-math majors, attempting to employ a social justice curriculum.  His starting point was the assumption that "mathematics operates as whiteness" because, in the view of critical race theorists, over the course of last several centuries, many prominent practitioners have been "white."  An did not go into specifics of his class, but when the Washington state superintendent of public instructions developed a curriculum along the same lines last year, it published the details online.  Because of the "urgent need for anti-racist education," the superintendent's office produced Seattle Public Schools' Math Ethnic Studies Framework aimed at "resist[ing] and liberat[ing] people and communities of color from oppression."

Soros Starts $1 Billion Anti-American University.  Radical anti-American financier George Soros recently unveiled a scheme to sink $1 billion into a new global university to fight nationalism and climate change, twin phantoms he emotes are "threatening the survival of our civilization."  Why is this a bad thing?  Because global warming is a hoax and nationalism — at least in a good nation like the United States — is a good thing, and because Soros is a living, breathing malignancy who has devoted the past several decades of his life to advancing evil in the world.

Democrats Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them.  Poorer Americans, many of them minorities, are harmed disproportionately when forced to send their children to failing schools.  The Democrats, buried in the pockets of the teachers' unions, have no room to maneuver on this issue.  The fiscal argument also strongly favors school choice since it is costing more by the year to send kids to public schools.  In the Northern Virginia area, where I live, it costs between $15,000 and close to $20,000, depending on the county, to educate each student every year.  To spend that much to send students into often unsafe environments where they are certain to fail is ludicrous.  As the president noted, "no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school."  My only quibble is that schools are failing only when examined from an American perspective, since they are doing exactly what Democrats want, which is cranking out postmodern anti-American anti-religious future Democrat voters by the truckload.

Marxism Sugarcoated And Forcefed To Schoolchildren As 'Equity'.  Marxism is the philosophy that has led to the darkest levels of poverty for the Soviets, East Germans, Venezuelans, and all others who tried it.  But the neoliberals of the United States have decided to ignore things such as historical examples of utter failure, and instead chose to take a Utopian, pollyanna approach to the fairytale they crafted of socialism.  American elementary schools have spent the past decade rapidly introducing leftist and socialist curricula into classrooms of little children.  This type of leftist propagandization was previously reserved for older children in colleges and high schools.  But the Obama era, followed by the shock of Trump's election, catalyzed a more emboldened approach for leftist pedagogy.

Children in All 50 States Being Taught Revolutionary War Was Fought To Promote Slavery.  The New York Times' 1619 Project — a curriculum that makes the fantastical claim that a primary cause of the Revolutionary War was the colonists' desire to protect slavery — has been adopted in 3,500 classrooms across all 50 states.  For this reason, some of the nation's most renowned historians have called for The Times to correct this and other factual errors.  The Pulitzer Center, which is partnering with The Times to promote The 1619 Project, recounted in its 2019 annual report, "Good journalism, innovative educational resources, and deep community engagement are absolutely essential to bridging the divisions that threaten to rip our democracy apart.  It is this belief that has driven the Pulitzer Center for the last 14 years."

Academic Lunacy Turned up to 11.  Crazy academic job advertisements are a dime a dozen these days, which is one reason I've stopped covering them closely.  But sometimes an institution goes the extra mile, such as Champlain College in Vermont, where this job ad sounds like it was written by the Bernie Sanders campaign: [...]

Red China's infection of US classrooms.  Dangerous menaces are spreading from mainland China to the United States.  Surgical masks and Big Pharma vaccines, however, won't protect this nation from its infiltration.  The problem doesn't lie with bats.  It lies with America's batty pursuit of globalization at all costs.  Chinese Communist Party agents are using our suicidal pathologies — blind worship of "diversity," naive exaltation of "cultural exchange" programs, and reckless surrender of our education system — against us for economic espionage, intellectual property theft and world dominance.  While Beltway blowhards rail against foreign interference in our elections, Beijing's hijacking of our classrooms ensues with hardly a peep of political resistance.

Critics blast California bill to mandate climate change lessons, call it brainwashing and indoctrination.  Teaching California students about climate change may soon become mandatory.  Public school teachers in California would be required to teach students as young as six-years-old about climate change under a recently proposed bill.  The bill, AB 1922, seeks to require the science area of study to include an emphasis on "the causes and effects of climate change."  But several critics of the bill contend the effort is really an attempt to brainwash and indoctrinate students, and that the curriculum would only teach students a biased view on climate change.

America's College Professors Are 95 Times More Likely To Donate To Democrats Than Republicans, Study Shows.  College professors in America are vastly more likely to donate to Democrats than they are to Republicans, according to a new study.  The study, conducted by Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert, found that by a ratio of 95:1, college professors across the country donated heavily to Democrats over Republicans.  Campus Reform reported that the study "looked at the political donations of 12,372 college professors at universities in 31 states and the District of Columbia during the past two election cycles in 2015-16 and 2017-18."

Democratic professors outnumber Republican ones by 9 to 1 ratio, according to new data.  Democrats outnumber Republicans by a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 among college professors, according to new statistics published by Brooklyn College Associate Professor of Business Management Mitchell Langbert and Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens.  Langbert and Stevens sampled the political registrations of 12,372 university professors and found that 48.4 percent are registered Democrats and 5.7 percent are registered Republicans, a ratio of 8.5 to 1.  As the authors note in their study, the Democratic Party advantage in the general population is only about 1.1 to 1, with 29 percent of Americans identifying as Democrats and 26 percent identifying as Republicans.

Indoctrination Education:  Public Schools Are Now Programming Facilities.  Today's children are being institutionally indoctrinated to be unreflective, uncritical automatons of the liberal cause — on immigration, climate change, abortion, and whatever the progressive cause du jour demands.  Preying on children is not just for predators anymore.  For instance, school walk-outs to ban firearms are not balanced with school walk-outs to uphold the vital Second Amendment and its protections against tyranny.  Those who label Donald Trump a tyrant do not teach children to study both sides and consider the importance of an armed citizenry when society is threatened with a tyrant.  The "climate justice warriors" have now taken America's schoolchildren hostage in their battle to impose their tyrannical carbon tax on the citizenry.  They encourage children to block traffic, lie in the streets, skip school — because "the world will end in 11 years!"

The Zinn Education Project:  Teaching Trump-Hate and Other Dogma.  In December, the Zinn Education Project (ZEP), a non-profit co-founded in 2007 by William Holtzman, one of Howard Zinn's Boston University students (class of 1974), to spread the lessons of Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States, excitedly announced in a fundraising appeal that his goal of signing up 100,000 teachers had been reached. [...] ZEP's lessons are as un-political as Zinn's tract, which for forty years has been spreading communist disinformation through wildly distorted quotations of sources, omission of critical evidence, and plagiarism, as I discovered in writing Debunking Howard Zinn.  While Zinn lazily cut and pasted paragraphs from the historically suspect works of fellow radicals, he praised the Viet Cong by twisting the words of foreign service officer Douglas Pike to mean their opposite.

Pete Buttigieg's Comments on Slavery Show the Failure of Our Educational System.  Video surfaced on Saturday of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg saying in 2014: "It's an embarrassing thing to admit, the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing."  In saying this, Buttigieg demonstrated both his abject ignorance of the history of America's founding and the utter failure of the American educational system to teach that history.  No wonder this place is crawling with young socialists and America-haters.  Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is 37 years old; he reportedly attended Catholic schools, not public schools, in his youth.  At this point, however, that is a distinction with barely a difference:  both Catholic and public schools generally teach the spirit of the age, and that spirit dictates that the Founding Fathers, when not ignored altogether, should be presented as white male slave owners without any redeeming qualities.

Social Justice Education in AmericaSocial Justice Education in America is a comprehensive examination of the inner workings of social justice advocates at more than 60 universities and how they have insinuated themselves into the university system to propagandize students.  Administrators have transformed universities into training camps for progressive activism.  Most job postings for professors today demand conformity to the doctrine of social justice.  Entire campus bureaucracies are built on social justice, contributing to the skyrocketing cost of tuition.  Soon universities will be staffed entirely by people who teach activism and call it education.

The Destructiveness of the Liberal Child Mind.  The Left's takeover of our schools and media has brainwashed a whole generation.  We've got millions of befuddled biological adults walking about with the minds of kids, cheering on the likes of foolish teen Greta, who should be at home practicing for her soccer meet or piano recital.  Give any of these kinderlings or their kind the reins of adult power, and what you get is an utter economic and societal wreckage.  You get the squalor, poverty, and degradation of the socialism of the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, and now Venezuela.  You do get nice slogans and cool tee-shirts emblazoned with "Health Care Is a Human Right" and "Medicare for All," but such things won't put food, let alone an MRI scanner or anti-cancer drug, on the table.

Lies Law Professors Tell.  [A] whole generation of law students has been trained to think that the 19th Century courts were heartless tools of malicious capitalists, and that enlightened reform came only with the virtuous 20th Century "progressives."  Does this kind of indoctrination have real world consequences?  You bet it does.  Law school is the only time when most attorneys undertake full-time education.  Many carry their law school experiences with them throughout their professional careers.  Law school affects how they serve clients and argue to judges and juries.  It probably affects how they vote.  If they become judges, it may affect how they decide cases.  Fortunately, some lawyers overcome the damage, but many never do.

It's Spreading Like the Plague — Social Justice Education.  More and more, education in the U.S. is turning into propaganda for statism.  What's taught is not knowledge that helps people to live their lives but rather beliefs that are calculated to turn them into obedient citizens of the welfare state.  The overseers of that state don't want people who can think, but people who won't question what the state does.  The National Association of Scholars has been doing its utmost to expose this spreading plague, and it has just released a new study on social justice education in higher education.

Chico State Professor:  College Republicans' First Amendment Rights 'Intensely Hurtful' to Students.  A professor at Chico State (CSU, Chico) referred to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party as "poison," and suggested that she and other professors use the "immense privilege" they have as "tenured faculty" to protect students who are offended by their classmates exercising their First Amendment rights.  The instructor told Breitbart News that the First Amendment allowing the school's College Republicans to "voice their support for Trump and — the Republican Party" is "intensely hurtful" to many students on campus.  "The First Amendment protects our Republican Club students to voice their support for Trump and their support of the Republican Party.  That is intensely hurtful to many of our students on campus," CSU, Chico instructor Lindsay Briggs told Breitbart News.

The New Far-Left Curriculum Transforming Our Public Schools.  "Deep Equity," developed by the Corwin company, is quickly becoming the new standard curriculum being taught in our public schools. [...] Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson reported on the curriculum Friday, November 8, 2019.  Created by for-profit "education" company Corwin, owned by SAGE Publishing, Deep Equity is the latest example of how the "Left has abandoned education in favor of naked political propaganda," stated Carlson.  Corwin described its curriculum "as a teacher training program that is 'aimed at producing real school improvement for equity and social justice,'" Carlson related.  How does Deep Equity purport to accomplish this?  Mainly "by attacking the students on the basis of their skin color," said Carlson.  "According to Deep Equity, America is based on a hierarchy of various oppressions:  men oppress women, Christianity oppresses Islam, English oppresses Spanish, white people oppress everyone," the pundit continued.

Survey: Almost Half of Conservative Students Claim Their Profs Rant Against Donald Trump.  A new survey suggests that professors at American colleges and universities are frequently using their classrooms to rant against President Donald Trump.  The survey polled over 1,000 conservative college students around the country, finding that almost 50 percent had experienced anti-Trump rants in the classroom.

A Safe Space Society Is A Totalitarian Nightmare.  As the undisputed star of the new film No Safe Spaces — the hit documentary on academia's descent into Orwellian tyranny features a quick shot of a lawyer letter I wrote to some collegiate gulag apparatchiks — I wholeheartedly recommend that you go see it.  Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager take you on a guided tour of the insanity and evil that has gripped academia, and it's utterly terrifying.  You need to see it not merely to gape at the freak show but to learn what's coming for society as a whole.  The dreary conformity factories that pretend to be providing our next generation of leaders with a higher education have instead embarked on a campaign of indoctrination designed to manufacture a generation of goose-stepping creeps who use their bizarre collection of buzzwords and fetishes as weapons to suppress any kind of dissent.  And the problem is that this PC Nazism is not just limited to academia.  Eventually, these daddy-issue cadres are going to get out into the world and contaminate all of our institutions even worse than they are contaminated now.

Leninism: The Highest Stage of Progressivism.  How far will the Left take political science?  We all know as well, when the political Left wants legitimacy, it does not turn to the people but to academics, as it has in the impeachment inquiry.  Factions within the political science profession, bored by the dominant behaviorist and quantitative approaches to the discipline, have agitated for more connection between scholarship and its policy implications.  One example is the journal Perspectives on Politics, launched in 2003 as a publication of the American Political Science Association, the professional association of political science founded in 1903 in the midst of the Progressive era.  The journal's distinctiveness lies in its avowed "attention only on work that in some way bridges subfield and methodological divides, and tries to address a broad readership of political scientists about matters of consequence."  What this amorphous language actually means is plain:  In these pages, the Left is free to indulge its pleasures and fantasies.

Mayor Pete's Rainbow Army.  [Scroll down]  Why anyone would think that Pete Buttigieg is qualified to be president is a mystery.  An even greater mystery would be why a conservative evangelical girl would spend her college break knocking on doors for a cultural radical to be president of the United States.  Actually, it's no mystery.  The answer is right in front of you:  she's in college.  This promising young lady went to an elite university in the northeast.  End of story.  In no time, Hillary-like, she was fundamentally transformed — fully converted from Bible-believing evangelical to LGBTQ-crusading leftist.  It took only two or three semesters.  That's no surprise.  That's the job of these colleges, after all.  That's what they do.  From day one, orientation day, when your son or daughter is asked which gender pronoun he or she prefers, young Americans are overwhelmed with obsessive, unrestrained, unhinged identity ideology.  They are force-fed a nonstop toxic diet of race, gender, and sexual identity.

The obsessive, intolerant, despicable do-nothing-but-obstruct Democrats.  It is the Left that has undone the tenets of Martin Luther King.  It is the Left that has branded any words they don't like as hate speech and destroyed higher education in America with trigger warnings and safe spaces.  Universities have infantilized college students for a couple of decades now.  Our pseudo-professorial class has indoctrinated its students and taught them nothing but intolerance for the slightest word of opposition to their prescribed, permitted speech with which they've been inculcated.  They have severely handicapped many thousands of young people.  Ask one of them who Mao was?  Stalin?  The Holocaust?  Socialism?  About America's founding?  They know nothing, by design and what they think they know is so wrong.  But ask them about transgenderism, institutional racism, homosexuality, white privilege, etc.  They will wax rhapsodic with their infinite knowledge of those topics, each of which is relatively meaningless in the grand scheme of this once great nation.

Five Reasons to be Thankful for School Choice.  The children being educated (or indoctrinated) in today's schools will be the lawmakers, business owners, police officers, teachers, and lawyers of the future.  You'll encounter them in everything you do — from shopping at the grocery store to getting a cavity filled.  Do you really want to live in a society comprised of citizens who can't do basic math?  Or be neighbors with people who have no idea what caused the Civil War or what happened during the Holocaust?  Or how about living in a town where the mayor believes, as a Massachusetts public school district does, that condoms should be handed out to five-year-old children?  Some of these scary scenarios are inevitable, regardless of what school system our nation adopts.  However, our country is assuredly doomed if we continue down the current path of widespread government control of education.  The good news is that the education choice movement is growing.

Teachers Strive to Ensure Students 'Unlearn' Thanksgiving 'Myth'.  Teachers across America are striving to have their students "unlearn" what progressive activists say is nothing more than a "feel-good" Thanksgiving "myth."  "Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, and the myth of familial relations between colonial settlers and Native Americans has persisted in American culture ever since," says Education Week.

42 charged in Harvard-Yale football protest.  Students and alumni from both schools occupied the midfield of the Yale Bowl during Saturday's halftime protest.  Some held banners urging their colleges to act on climate change.  Other signs referred to Puerto Rican debt relief and China's treatment of Uighurs.

Education Is Not About Your 'Lived Reality'.  [Scroll down]  If education is merely about your "lived reality," why should you cast yourself into an abyss of debt to get it?  Do you not have that reality already?  But I know the answer.  Education is not about reality at all, in the sense of what is objectively true.  It is about political action.  Its swindlers and their marks want power, not truth.  And what power?  Not the power of a liberally educated mind.  It is the power rather of being a lemming of tomorrow:  leading rather than following the lemmings tumbling over the brink.

Grand Valley State University Kills Pledge of Allegiance Tradition.  Students at Grand Valley State University in Michigan voted last week to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at student government meetings over concerns that it is discriminatory and oppressive.  According to a report by The College Fix, Grand Valley State University students voted last week to end their tradition of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before student government meetings.  Student activists argued that the pledge was oppressive and discriminatory against international students.  The students voted last week 22-10 in favor of the Pledge ban.

Detention, Socialist Style (or How I Never Learned Math).  I've lived in America now for over 20 years and have spent the better part of those years engaged within the American academy.  The strange thing about the current trajectory of American schools is that it is becoming worse than anything I experienced during my childhood in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.  Naturally, that feels in many ways like a bizarre thing to say.  I know how extreme it sounds, but I have come to the conclusion that education in America is both ambiguous and insidious.  In Communist Yugoslavia at least we could know for certain what the regime we were living in was all about. [...] In America, we are now witnessing an education so poisonous, so devious, so unnatural that it wears not just one mask, but many.  It insists on the concepts of sharing and solidarity as long as you don't question the leftism of the teachers.  It wears a mask of coddling and care but with a totalitarian intent.

WSJ: Veterans Feel Betrayed by Colleges that Undermine American Values.  U.S. Air Force Veteran Rob Henderson penned a column for the Wall Street Journal this week in which he made the case that veterans feel betrayed by colleges and universities that seek to undermine American values.  Henderson expressed concern that campus activists actively seek to destroy the American values that veterans have risked their lives to defend.  Henderson noted that college students often boast about their opposition to basic American values, like the First and Second Amendments.

UC Berkeley Instructor:  Rural Americans Are 'Bad People'.  An instructor at UC Berkeley argued that "rural Americans" are "bad people" who have made "bad life decisions" in a tweet that he has since deleted.  UC Berkeley instructor Jackson Kernion said that "rural Americans" are "bad people" in a tweet last week.  Kernion, a graduate student studying philosophy, has taught ten courses at UC Berkeley over the past few years.  The tweet, which was highlighted this week by Campus Reform, was deleted after it sparked criticism from other Twitter users.

Young Americans' Date with Socialism.  Universities in America have finally accomplished convincing young adults to abandon the most successful and free form of government in favor of a system that has a historical failure rate of 100%.  It is a sobering reminder of how successful the propaganda of the leftist media and higher education system has been when one realizes that socialism is viewed by nearly half of the millions of young Americans as a sociable way of life — a better way of life where they feel people work together for the good of everyone, where the wealth generated by the sweat of the worker is not accumulated into the bank accounts of a small group of the mega-wealthy.

Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing.  he U.S. education system is brainwashing today's youth to believe that capitalism is evil while also indoctrinating students with utopian, false, and fairy-tale notions about socialism and communism.  Although this may sound like hyperbole, I have experienced this miseducation first-hand.  Long story short, while teaching U.S. History, World History, Economics, and American Government for five (long) years to high school students in the Chicago suburbs and in Bluffton, South Carolina, I was absolutely shocked and dismayed.  In both of my experiences, the "state standards," which dictate the curriculum, were chock full of pro-socialist, anti-capitalist rhetoric.

Racist Instructor Exposed at WSU in Anti-White Rant.  Michael Moreno, a student at Weber State University, recently released audio of his instructor, Ryan Wash, going on a strange, racist anti-white tirade in which he questioned the existence of space.  As disappointing as it is, this is par for the course when it comes to the far-left's takeover of academia.

Next Generation of Americans Will Embrace Socialism If We Lose 'War on History'.  As young Americans are losing an understanding of civics and American history, they increasingly embrace socialism.  An annual poll conducted for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation again found that the younger generations have a far sunnier view of socialism and communism than their elders.  Some of the findings from the YouGov survey, released Oct. 28, were deeply worrisome.  According to the poll, 70% of millennials responded that they are likely or extremely likely to vote for a "socialist."  About 50% said they have an unfavorable view of capitalism.

Don't Let the Deep State Divide Us.  [Scroll down]  See, I think the left is played out.  Lefty street activists?  They are play-acting at Revolution, Baby, the spoiled children of the ruling class.  Entitlement politics?  Played out, because the broad middle class has its entitlements and is not going to allow "their" money to be spent gigantic new programs.  Medicare for All?  It would merely give the educated bureaucratic class jobs-for-life administrating a nightmare.  Green New Deal?  It would give the educated activist class jobs-for-life conjuring up new follies to replace the follies of wind and solar and plastic straw bans.  Deep state intelligence professionals?  Play-acting at spying, jockeying for Deputy Acting Assistant Director jobs, but not willing to get their hands dirty.  See what I am saying?  These people are merely actors, strutting and fretting their hour upon the stage.  But they do not have a clue what they are doing.  They are just reciting the lines taught them by their teachers and professors.  And what they have been taught is a lie.

The Source of the Media's Post-Truth Analysis.  The source of the left-liberal bias in journalism is no mystery.  You need look no further than the faculty of any journalism or communications department at any American university.  But what really needs to be understood is how the people in the fake news business came to be liberated from feeling any obligation to tell the truth. [...] For some time now, something called postmodernism has ruled on American campuses, and a core idea of the postmodernists is that claims to truth are meaningless.

Exposing the Fraud of Socialism.  People seem shocked that recent polls show millennials are enamored of socialism — an economic system that reasonable and educated Americans have long known is disastrous.  They shouldn't be; this has been a long time coming.  The latest survey by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that 70% of millennials are likely to vote socialist.  Adding insult to injury, only 57% believe the Declaration of Independence "better guarantees freedom and equality" over "The Communist Manifesto."  The worst part of this is that it is real, not a parody piece in "The Onion."  Now do you finally believe that our schools and universities, Hollywood and the liberal media are brainwashing our kids?  Are you taking this seriously?

College kids' hard left turn means trouble ahead for America.  If college kids' political views are a clue to the nation's future, America is headed over a left-wing cliff.  Consider:  A recent Chegg/College Pulse poll found 69% of students say they'd vote for a Democrat in 2020, while just 23% back President Trump. [...] That survey highlighted other eye-opening trends:  College kids back the Green New Deal 2 [to] 1, and two-thirds want Medicare for All.  And get this:  The Yale study says 32% of college kids believe it's sometimes OK to "shout down" campus speakers, and 31% are actually OK using "physical violence" to stamp out "hate speech" or "racially charged language."  The dangers there are obvious:  Who decides what speech deserves to be silenced, even perhaps with violence?  And what kind of society are we headed for when that kind of thinking becomes so prevalent?

Teacher indoctrinates 6 year-olds telling them that Donald Tump is a criminal and cheated to win presidency.  [Video clip only, followed by numerous comments.]

Closing Schools to Indoctrinate Educators in 'White Privilege'.  By longstanding tradition, on the third weekend in October, Minnesota schoolchildren are granted a four-day holiday so that their teachers can attend an indoctrination boot camp — otherwise known as the "Minnesota Educator Academy" or "MEA" — sponsored by Education Minnesota, the state's teachers union.  Billed by the union as an opportunity for professional development and for educators to connect with their colleagues across the state, the Academy is a poorly-disguised effort for leftists to further their agendas by promoting radical race theory and the progressive concepts of "white privilege" and "Islamophobia" to the individuals charged with educating our next generation.  The most recent MEA which was held last week in St. Paul was no exception and the conference itinerary made no effort to hide the political thrust of its efforts.

Woke Evangelists Spread the Gospel.  [Scroll down]  The nation's teachers' unions are certainly not lacking in woke zealotry.  At their convention in July, the National Education Association's new business items — proposed directives and projects for action during the coming year — included incorporating "the concept of 'White Fragility' into NEA trainings/staff development, literature, and other existing communications...."  One adopted item pushes for "reparations for descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States," and another publicizes the union's "vigorous defense of immigrants' rights:  defending the right to asylum, ending the criminalization of border crossings, opposing child separation, the construction of a border wall, and immediately shutting down immigrant concentration camps."

College majors and jobs in America:The good, the bad, and the ugly.  [Scroll down]  The problem with academic selection these days is this:  Leftist radicals now running humanities and related "studies" departments have systematically replaced the study of Western literature, philosophy and history with ideological indoctrination consigning our rich literary, historical and cultural traditions to the trash barrel.  Marxist academic committees systematically replaced western tradition and culture with "alternative" tracts, texts and historically selective readings.  All focus on various flavors of anti-American, anti-Western and Marxist thought.  Ruthless replacing history, literature and the arts with Marxist-flavored ideology deprives today's students of historical, social and artistic context.  As a result, students who choose to major in these "disciplines" have wasted their money on an academic dead end.  Their diplomas mean nothing to most employers.  In fact, most employers know a likely HR problem already lives within these graduates' heads.  Consequently, earning a BA in these areas today will likely get you a job at McDonalds and not much more.

San Diego City College Labels 'MAGA' as 'Covert White Supremacy'.  San Diego City College hosted an event allegedly examining "white supremacy" earlier this month, which labeled "Make America Great Again" as an instance of "covert white supremacy."  An event examining instances of "white supremacy" at San Diego City College referred to the phrase, "Make America Great Again" as an instance of "covert white supremacy" that is currently "socially acceptable," according to a report by Campus Reform.

All the indoctrination is paying off:
How College-Educated Whites Are Polarizing And Fracturing The Democratic Party.  Elizabeth Warren's rise in the polls (and Joe Biden's stumbles) will start obscuring what the first eight months of the presidential primary campaign revealed to many:  the Democratic Party is fractured along lines of ideology, identity, and age (if age is not a subset of identity).  A new survey suggests college-educated whites are driving fissures into the Democratic rank-and-file. [...] A follow-up study showed progressive activists have among the most distorted views of their political rivals.  Moreover, "Democrats' understanding of Republicans actually gets worse with every additional degree they earn.  This effect is so strong that Democrats without a high school diploma are three times more accurate than those with a postgraduate degree."

30 of The Biggest Lies & Hoaxes Perpetrated on The American People.  [#8] The Education System:  It has been designed to indoctrinate children with disinformation, teaching them about fabricated historical events, and pumping them full of false narratives.

Palm Beach County teacher 'reassigned' after calling President Trump an 'idiot' on student test.  Granted, it's Palm Beach County, Florida, where Democrats struggle to accurately count votes and protect school children, but the Trump Derangement Syndrome on display at a middle school still catches you by surprise.  A Watson B. Duncan Middle School teacher was "reassigned" after giving students a quiz that described President Donald Trump as an "idiot," WPBF reported.  The quiz contained a multiple-choice question asking students to pick the person in question based on a series of descriptions.

Teacher investigated for quiz question calling President Trump an 'Idiot'.  A Florida teacher is under investigation for giving her students a quiz with a question that referred to President Trump as an "Idiot."  A student at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens took a photo of the multiple-choice question that read: "45th Pres; 2017; Republican; Real Estate businessman; Idiot."  That didn't sit well with the student's dad, who took to Twitter with his gripes.  "This was an actual question on my daughters middle school test today," Cameron Cary wrote.

San Francisco Schools Indoctrinating Kids as Young as 5 With Anti-Trump, Anti-American Propaganda.  Last week, 3 San Francisco schools took students as young as 5-years-old to a local "Close the Camps" rally.  Liberals are starting their brainwashing before children even learn how to read and write.

Democrats Expect Terrified Children to Lead the Climate Propaganda Push.  Social media have amplified society's cultural upheaval, increasing anxiety and depression in American children.  Adults have foisted the entire globe's problems on a small group of so-called youth activists.  This unprecedented politicization of America's children is causing irrevocable psychological damage.  Vermont is the Petri dish where progressive experiments are easily conducted on children, whether it is widespread displays of Black Lives Matter flags in schools, transgender surgeries for children, or third-trimester abortions.  Youths are encouraged in Vermont to protest, by numerous organizations, teachers, and government officials.  They protest race, sex, guns, nudity, marijuana, and border children.  Currently, there is a week-long protest to rescue the planet from climate change.  But these young people are not being taught to change the world.  They are being made anxious, barraged with dire warnings about the imminent end of the planet.  Mobilizing them through fear is reckless endangerment of an entire generation, solely on left-wing ideological grounds.

It Won't Be Academics Like This Who Reclaim 'American Excellence' From Bad Ideas.  Thirty years ago, nobody was more prepared than I to treat graduate school as a boot camp for scholarship.  I was a young man ready to be molded.  Instead, I encountered professors who were — there is no other way to put it — a gaggle of petty, bitter, and incestuous fools who seemed to either hate their students or view them as tools to further their own small-minded ends.  That, or sleep with us.  There were a couple of exceptions, but even those guys were weird or broken.  It says something that the most normal professor I encountered in graduate school was the extremely odd and reclusive aesthetician and novelist William H. Gass. [...] My graduate professors were a pack of blithering idiots.  What's worse, they were representative.  Anthony Kronman, former dean of the Yale Law School, portrays the opposite impression of late twentieth-century academia in his book, The Assault on American Excellence.

Blame academia for the insanity at Thursday's Dem debate.  [Scroll down]  For those who are wondering how the Democrats could have produced such a distinguished slate of the sanity-challenged, it is because of radical liberal control of America's colleges and universities.  The Marxist radicals of yesterday became college professors of today, seizing ideological control of much of America.  Just as Saudi-funded Salafist religious schools have radicalized large swaths of the Islamic world, American universities are radicalizing an increasingly large share of America.  This is aided by the fact that nearly 70% of kids now go to college, where most of them are taught not to think.  Every candidate on stage is convinced that the lion's share of Democrat primary voters are radical Marxists. [...] These candidates should know their voters, since every one of them is likely a product of America's universities.  It is hard to overstate the damage this institution is inflicting on America but that outcome was on fully display during the Democrat debate.

Left-wing principal of DC school fails to protect Trump-supporting student.  The principal of a high-performing magnet high school located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. has jeopardized the safety of one of his students because of her support for President Trump.  Jayne Zirkle, a senior at School Without Walls High School, known as "Walls," will spend the rest of the school year taking classes online.  The severity of threats and harassment coming from her classmates has made it impossible for her to attend the public school without fear of physical harm.

Ideological Discrimination in Academia Is More Complicated than You Think.  Many right-of-center students (especially those who are grade-obsessed) self-censor, fearing that their professors will punish them for their political and cultural views if they were to express them in class discussions or assignments.  It's easy to understand why they are concerned.  The dearth of ideological diversity in the professoriate is significant; in social-research fields, the left-to-right ratio is roughly 10:1.  Professors rarely assign readings by conservative or libertarian intellectuals, let alone engage with such thinkers in a charitable way.  Faculty regularly make off-topic jabs at Trump or the Republicans, or even end up digressing into full-on rants.

Bucknell University To Host Antifa Leader Who Promotes Political Violence.  On the American college campus, the constant advance of extremist ideas goes on.  Sometimes, those ideas are put into direct action in the form of violence, such as when radicals attack speakers and physically prevent audiences from gathering to hear them.  But the more insidious aspect of the advance takes the form of invitations to propagandists in the garb of scholars who defend and encourage violence while attempting to mask their deeply totalitarian motivations in a superficial and mendacious veneer of moral self-righteousness and academic respectability.

Howard Zinn's American Holocaust.  If anyone wonders why youngsters today are less patriotic and more inclined toward socialism, they need look no further than the most popular "history" textbook in the United States, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States — a one-sided work written from the perspective of a Communist activist that contains a plethora of distortions and outright lies.  In 2012, the director of the American Textbook Council noted that Zinn's text had sold two million copies and was the "best-selling survey of American history."  By 2018, it was estimated that the book had sold more than 2.6 million copies.

University of Alabama dean quits a day after tweets emerge where he described the US flag as 'representing a systemic history of racism'.  A black dean at the University of Alabama has resigned after a conservative website highlighted old tweets he sent linking the US flag with racism.

On Destroying America.  Our education system has been decimated.  Marxist teachers and professors are everywhere.  Young people are being bombarded constantly with secular socialist propaganda, teaching the young to be non-judgmental.  Accept every form of degeneracy.  Children come home from school questioning their grandparent's values because many of their parents are already on board.  They are no longer taught Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, Judeo-Christian values.  Instead they are taught Malcolm X, Lenin, Mao and the transsexual that reads to them at the local library.  Government schools have virtually eliminated parental authority.

L.A. Students Enthusiastically Sign Petition To Protect Unborn Eagles; But When It Comes To Unborn Babies...  In the video below, Prager University's Will Witt asks students in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to sign a petition supporting the protection of unborn eagles.  All are happy to sign.  Then, he tells them about his "other" petition which supports the rights of unborn babies.  They quickly lose their enthusiasm.

University of Alabama Dean:  American Flag and Police Represent 'Systemic History of Racism'.  A series of resurfaced tweets from Dr. Jamie R. Riley, the University of Alabama's assistant vice president and dean of students, show he once believed the American flag and police in America are racist.  "The [American flag emoji] flag represents a systemic history of racism for my people," Riley wrote in a September 2017 tweet.  "Police are a part of that system.  Is it that hard to see the correlation?"

We Must Say No to the 1619 Project in Schools.  In 1967, I was a black 18-year-old from the Baltimore ghetto who was a freshman at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art.  Progressives are tripling-down on infecting youths with their insidiously evil lie that all American white men are racist.  And yet, I was a poor black kid attending college thanks to scholarships from two white senators and white Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer.  A required course was, "The History of Ideas."  The first day of class, the professor passionately trashed Christianity, America, and President Abraham Lincoln.  I felt like my head would explode as the professor crushed every tenet of my Christian upbringing and reasons why I loved my country.

Proposed California Curriculum Riddled With Anti-Police Rhetoric, Anti-Israel Bias.  A proposed California schools curriculum includes anti-Israel programming and also aims to teach students a one-sided view of police officers and police brutality.  The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, proposed by the California Department of Education, includes anti-Israel bias and aims to teach students about the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Palestinian-led anti-Israel initiative.  The curriculum also has students study issues of police brutality and asks teachers to find incidents of bias by police in their own communities.

A Lost Generation In Love With Socialism.  Following the weekend social media circulation of clips from The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) conference in Atlanta, and news that the political affiliation of at least one of the mass shooters leaned far to the left, the reality that more and more young people are embracing a violent form of socialism is moving from amusing to disconcerting.  A consequence of this fascination with socialism, says Charlie Copeland, president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), is revealed in the results of a recent poll from Insights College Pulse which shows 30% of college students believe China to be the most powerful country in the world, compared to 48% who said the United States.  "There is clearly a problem of education if you don't understand that the U.S. has a quarter of the number of people [that China has], but our economy is twice as large," Copeland told Townhall.

The war against 'discriminatory' knowledge and competence embraced by higher education.  You've heard of "Latinx," which is used to address "a person of Latin American origin or descent" in a "gender-neutral or nonbinary" way.  Prepare to be introduced to the term "Mathematx," which refers to a way to "reconceptualize" mathematics. [...] It is obvious Gutiérrez believes math should be just another tool to be used in the social justice war on all things exceptional.  Her attempt to paint the purely rational as somehow unethical is sadly illustrative of modern-day progressives.  "Reconceptualizing" mathematics in a "nonbinary" way is patently absurd.  "Binary" is a mathematical term.  "Skills can perpetuate discrimination?"  That's entirely the point.  Discriminating the skilled from the unskilled in any given discipline makes all of us richer, all of our lives better and safer.

The Ideological Roots of 'The Squad' in Academic 'Postcolonial' Theory.  To understand the ideological goals of the so-called "Squad" of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, one needs to understand the academic theories labeled colonial and postcolonial studies.  Many of us "people of color" who have direct or indirect ties to other parts of the third world have seen this nonsense being peddled many times before.  What we are witnessing, despite the veneer of watermelon politics, is not just Marxism, or Alinkyism, or socialism, or communism, or Black Pantherism, or eco-fascism.  We are seeing iron-fisted colonial and postcolonial theory acting itself out on the national stage.  The study of European colonialism and its aftermath, post colonialism, is a combination of all of those leftist social, economic, and environmental projects rolled into one, presented under the auspices of a systematic academic canon.

Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence.  Unlike the campus rebels of the '60s, today's student activists don't want more freedom to act, speak, and think as they please.  Usually they want less.  Most strange:  Today's students are not chafing under some bow-tied patriarchal WASP dispensation.  Instead, they are the beneficiaries of a system put in place by professors and administrators whose political views are almost uniformly left-wing and whose campus policies indulge nearly every progressive orthodoxy.  So why all the rage?

California Wants To Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist.  The state of California is taking a page out of Malcom X's book to ensure that future generations of students know that capitalism is an inherently 'racist' -- and just as bad as the patriarchy, white supremacy and 'ableism,' according to a recent Op-Ed by Stanford University Hoover Institution research fellow Williamson M. Evers.  At issue, the state's Department of Education has solicited public comments on a new "Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum" until Aug. 15, which will dictate how public school teachers can instruct their students in the field of "ethnic studies."  It was created by an advisory board of teachers, academics and bureaucrats, and "It's as bad as you imagine," writes Evers.

Gallup, Darwinism, and Scientism.  Darwinists are invariably the product of an educational system that has as little to do with free thought as the educational systems of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.  Groupthink, instead, is what these institutions create and nurture.  There are no longer "schools of thought," but simply "settled science" and its detractors (those with free and thinking minds).  It is Darwinism, not its alternative theories, that is an intolerant system of blind faith that brooks no reconsideration, no conflicting scientific opinion, and no independent thought.

An Angry Old White Guy on 'AOC Plus Three'.  In academia, if you point out that your female colleague's letter to the editor is not a piece of peer-reviewed research and is not a qualification for promotion, you are sexist.  If you note that the African-American candidate for a faculty position lied when he said that H.D. Laswell, one of the luminaries in social science, was his mentor, you are a racist.  If you protest that coming out as a lesbian, as your application for promotion is being reviewed, is not exactly an academic qualification, you are a homophobe.  Students are commonly taught that all whites are racists, and only whites can be racists.  Such definitions are incorporated in orientation presentations for new students and in compulsory sensitivity training.

Adams: How To Confront And Cross Examine Incompetent Marxist Educators.  [Scroll down]  The student in question attends a public high school.  Last year, he took a world geography class that was taught by a socialist.  In the class, the teacher tried to advance his socialist ideas.  In the process, he claimed that a) communist countries founded on Marxist principles are "not that bad," and that b) students' unfavorable impression of communist nations is the result of brainwashing by their parents.  That kind of indoctrination is arrogant.  It is also disappointing for at least two reasons.  First of all, we expect to hear about socialist professors using the college classroom for indoctrination.  But it is truly disappointing to hear this happening in a high school setting.  Second, it is deeply disappointing to hear of teachers going beyond merely propping up socialism (to the point of defending communist regimes) and actually attacking the students' parents in the process.  These parents are the very people who pay the taxes that allow the teacher to earn a living.

The American Left's Army of Dupes.  Having been brainwashed by segments of the education and entertainment establishment into believing the United States is an evil nation with an equally evil past, a gullible segment of society is susceptible to the demagoguery that has succeeded in creating legions of mind-numbed robotic machines repeating ad nauseum these talking points.  They not only regurgitate these talking points, but too many consider it a sacred duty to volunteer and join a new crusade, known as Antifa, to defeat, by any means necessary, the hordes of fascists currently running amok throughout the nation.

Maricopa College Enrollments Decline Due to Left-Wing Policies.  Occasionally, we board members heard complaints.  Parents objected to a movie scene in a religion class that depicted Jesus making love to Mary Magdalene.  At a scheduled event, speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter criticized law enforcement — with no representation from the other side.  At one college, students were urged to go on a 4-day bus excursion, "Bridging Cultures," paid for through donations to the college.  The teacher in-charge described it as a worthwhile cultural experience.  Later we discovered that the main point was for the students, as a captive audience away from home, to listen to speakers highly critical of President Trump and his policies.  We could do nothing due to the instructors' "academic freedom" — which allows teachers to do or say whatever they choose as long as it does not break the law.

What Conservatives Get Wrong about the Campus Wars.  Much of the debate about campus culture would have you believe that the average college student is hellbent on tearing down the patriarchy.  One wakes up in the morning, wallows in grievance, and proceeds to spend the day railing against the evils of privilege.  I attend Harvard University, one of the places most associated with such snowflakery. [...] But most students do not subscribe to the madness.  Contrarian conservatives repudiate it and find sanctuary in the Republican Club.  Others are too focused on studying and partying to care.

Politicizing UC Berkeley Graduation Ruins it for Parents.  At the commencement of University of California, Berkeley recently, Chancellor Carol T. Christ delivered the commencement speech, along with barbs and jabs at President Donald Trump, according to several parents who attended the graduation ceremony at Memorial Stadium. [...] "The chancellor used her speech as a political platform," one parent said.  "I was there to support the kids and their efforts — not to have to hear someone drone on about politics."  And then the parents said they and their graduates left the ceremony early, "out of disgust."

Red Ed.  The almost comical thing about the U.S. is that most people persist in believing that the top educators are harmless, nice, pleasant, typical Americans.  But the field of education has been a whirlpool or cesspool of socialist-communist-collectivist thinking for more than 120 years.  Throughout that time, these subversives operated covertly but belligerently.  They were the tireless termites in our basement.  At first, John Dewey wanted to call himself what he was, a socialist, but he realized that the public wasn't ready for the S-word.  He urged the Socialist Party of America to change its name.  Dewey ended up calling himself a Progressive, a Liberal, or a Democrat.  Point is, explicating American history is difficult because the Left was always hiding and lying.

Did Your Child Return From College a Better Person?  Did your son or daughter (or niece or nephew, grandson or granddaughter) return home from college:
    More, less or equally kind a person?
    More, less or equally respectful of you, his or her parent(s)?
    More, less or equally grateful to you for the monetary sacrifice you made to enable him or her to attend college?
    More, less or equally proud to be an American?
    More, less or equally respectful of religion?
    More, less or equally wise?
    More, less or equally committed to free speech?
    More, less or equally open to hearing views he or she disagrees with?
I think I know the answers to those questions, in most instances.

School's Purpose is Indoctrination.  The main indoctrination stories you hear are those of radical professors on college campuses, outlandish majors created to forward social justice movements, and, on occasion, a political outburst by a high school teacher.  Although these issues need addressing, by far the biggest — and the one that should scare everyone the most — is the silent indoctrination.  Indoctrination is no longer dependent upon the political beliefs of teachers.  We are now past that.  Course material is blatant political propaganda.  Not just the course material for gender studies and similar.  The core curricula of grade school through college.  Sciences, economics, literature — any core course you can think of is politically influenced.

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Church Hosts Summer Camp to Train Grade School Kids to Be Antifa Activists.  There's so much wrong here it's hard to know where to start.  The first thing that struck me, before anything else, was the mask-clad, fist-raising elementary school kids in the illustration.  Teaching incoming 4th-8th-graders how to riot, become members of antifa, and join a communist revolution seems a bit much — even for Portland, Oregon.  Notice the star on the mask and the raised fist.  Classic imagery from the USSR, China, and other violent Marxist revolutions in the 20th century.  One might immediately think of the Brown Shirts, except that Nazis and antifa hate each other.  Antifa formed in the 1930s to oppose the rise of the Nazi party and to try to bring a Marxist revolution to Germany.  Rather, the imagery is eerily reminiscent of the Vladimir Lenin All-Union Pioneer Organization, or Pioneer Youth.  Lenin established this organization to replace the Boy Scouts, which he outlawed after the Bolshevik revolution.

K-12 Education Has Become Progressive Sunday School.  As a teacher and a former public school student, I have become intimately acquainted with the inner workings of the Progressive Liberal Sunday School catechizing the youth of America.  Over 50 million young people attend the public schools every year where — to an overwhelming extent — their minds are prepared to accept and think uncritically about basic Progressive Liberal doctrines by the priests and priestesses who teach their classes.  Within the schools that teach the teachers, Social Sciences — which the university Schools of Education fall under-registered Democrats outnumber Republican Professors by a margin of over 10 to 1.

The End of Legitimacy and the Collapse of Democracy.  College professors, who in another era fought loyalty oaths tooth and claw, now succumb to writing a statement lauding diversity and their commitment to it as a condition of employment, retention and promotion.  They do so without so much as whimper.  Thought control, however, is still thought control.

The High Cost of Education in America — Indoctrination.  There is a clear reason why the left has free college education as one of its "policy" platforms.  They realize that their ideological domination in our culture is dependent on the indoctrination of our children.  This is what we see happening on our college and university campuses across America.  Now, we can even see this reach going not just into high schools but down into our elementary schools.  Who could have ever imagined that little boys and girls of elementary school age would "identify" as a different gender?

The University System Is the Progressives' Seminary.  [Scroll down]  What's happening isn't education; it's indoctrination.  It's not necessarily a conspiracy, and I suppose more often than not it's not always even malevolent.  But it doesn't change the deleterious effects of hearing only one side persuasively argued.  For a student majoring in anthropology or communications at one of these elite universities, it is possible to go four whole years without encountering a single Republican professor.  Elaborating on the study, we know from it that "despite the variability, none of the 51 colleges had more Republicans than Democrats.  According to the survey, over a third of them had no Republicans at all."

What We Have Become?  Influence like the Frankfurt School, a German communist think tank that found a home within the American university system in the early to mid twentieth century that has now spread to the public schools, a problem we have yet to deal with or even recognize.  I do not feel bold in my prediction that if we do not get a handle on our current leadership's ignorance, their dabbling in areas they know nothing about, especially among the youthfully oblivious, their willingness to totally change the order of society with us as their test bed, their presumption that freedom can co-exist along with socialism or collectivism, that we will all die or be enslaved, and it won't be from climate change.

Environmental indoctrination in our schools.  Ever wonder why kids come home from school often sounding as if they had received woefully inadequate instruction in everything from English, history, and civics to mathematics, science, and other traditional fields of learning?  That's because, in far too many K-12 classes across the country, these subjects have been pushed aside in favor of a curriculum specifically designed to set children on a path toward progressive indoctrination of their impressionable young minds.  This is not a new development; it's been gradually tightening its grip on our education system (public and private) ever since the poisonous progressive ideas of John Dewey and his acolytes started making their way into school curricula during the last century.  Over time, the discipline of history has given way to "social studies," and the teaching of science has undergone a noticeable politicization.

Minnesota Students Assigned to Color Reverential Photos of Rep. Ilhan Omar.  In her short time in Congress, freshman U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar has made a name for herself as a vehement anti-Semite.  She infamously invoked age-old anti-Semitic tropes when she tweeted "It's all about the Benjamins [$100 bills], baby," accusing the pro-Israel organization AIPAC of donating to politicians in order to secure favorable treatment of the Jewish state.  Omar is also an ardent supporter of the Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.  Now it appears that despite her highly controversial record and short career in public service, schoolchildren in Minnesota are being taught to venerate the fledgling politician.

NYC Department of Education: 'Individualism' Is 'White Supremacy Culture'.  The New York City Department of Education has instructed its teachers that "objectivity" and "individuals" are "white supremacist" concepts.  According to a report from the New York Times, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza gave a presentation about "white supremacy" culture.  In the lesson, Carranza claims that concepts like "perfectionism," "paternalism," and "objectivity" are part of "white supremacy culture."

Public school indoctrination is paying off!
Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism.  Americans today are more closely divided than they were earlier in the last century when asked whether some form of socialism would be a good or bad thing for the country.  While 51% of U.S. adults say socialism would be a bad thing for the country, 43% believe it would be a good thing.  Those results contrast with a 1942 Roper/Fortune survey that found 40% describing socialism as a bad thing, 25% a good thing and 34% not having an opinion.

Left-Leaning, Anti-Christian Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines Proposed in Michigan.  A task force in Michigan has released a new proposal recommending dramatic changes to the social studies guidelines for teaching K-12 public school students.  Critics charge that the recommendations would foster politicized teaching, anti-Christian bias, and promote a leftist vision of America's history and ideals that our nation's founders would find difficult to recognize.

Surprise! Learning about Cotton in School Is Racist Now.  I currently live in Arlington, Va., and do not vote in local elections.  It's not that I don't want to vote, but there is literally no one [...] on the ballots who could even pretend to be anywhere close to being a conservative.  The problem isn't my lack of desire, it's that I don't have anyone to vote for.  As one of the most progressively leftist communities in this country, my local government is completely devoid of any representation of my beliefs and values.  So, I was not surprised to read ARLNow's article about an Arlington elementary school teacher who has found herself in hot water for having her students study cotton.

Planting of Cotton at Arlington Elementary School Prompts Discussion.  A cotton plant growing at Campbell Elementary School drew criticism online today, but Arlington Public Schools said allegations that staff were going to make kids "pick cotton" was a misunderstanding.  "At no time, never, was the school going to have students pick cotton," said APS spokesman Frank Bellavia.

Fifth Grade Girl Protests Students Giving Nazi Salute.  That Causes A Ruckus.  A fifth-grade girl, who was deeply upset and called out other students participating in a "living history" project who were giving the Nazi salute, was removed from the class, with a teacher writing that the young girl "was disrespectful with her tone and body language to me and Mrs. J[redacted] while we were trying to discuss her behavior with her."

From Indoctrination to Education:  Salvaging the University.  The promise of higher education has become a trap for tens of millions of Americans.  The promise:  Every one of us and our children could go to college, earn a degree, and set off on a good career, secure in the knowledge that we had gained the tools necessary for a productive life.  The trap:  Years (usually more than the advertised four) of indoctrination in the classroom and, more harshly, the dormitories, followed by decades of crushing debt, all made far worse by the realization that our degrees have qualified us for very little.  It wasn't always like this.

Why are so many Democrats so reprehensible in exactly the same way?  [The political] left has done such terrible damage over the years.  They have destroyed academia, especially our once great universities.  Few of them today permit free speech or freedom from the forced acceptance of all things politically correct.  They no longer value critical thinking, so they do not teach it.  They indoctrinate.  Students who deviate from the new rules that seem to have leapt off the pages of Orwell's 1984 will be harassed, punished.  They have terrorized the young with their frightening exhortations of man-caused global warming hysteria.  They are working hard to obliterate the absolute truth of gender.  Science and biology [notwithstanding].

The Brainwashing of a Nation.  [Scroll down]  The political brainwashing campaign in this country targets the upper class and the middle class.  The best subjects for brainwashing are intelligent and emotionally vulnerable. [...] That's why the Left aims most of its brainwashing efforts at high school and college students.  It's why it prioritized control of the educational system and the entertainment industry above all else.  Both of these have become highly profitable brainwashing industries: one sugar-coated, and one bitter.  Classrooms and campuses provide physical control over students for nearly two decades of their lives.  That control was initially used for simple dogmatic preaching.  Then it escalated to cult behavior with classroom role-playing rituals encouraging mass expressions of love and hate, transformations of sexual and gender identity, detachment from friends and family, and violent displays of pain and rage.  The modern American identity politics campus looks a whole lot like Jonestown or a Hitler Youth rally.

San Francisco School May Destroy George Washington Murals For "Traumatizing" Students.  Imagine having something on the walls of your high school as fascinating as an original 13-panel history of George Washington's life painted by a communist protege of Diego Rivera — and wanting to destroy it.  The artist, Victor Arnautoff, was a respected painter and professor, not some hack brought in to brighten up the kiddies' surroundings.  He was commissioned to paint the series in 1936 by FDR's Works Progress Administration, making the murals part of U.S. history in more than one way.

High School Mulls Removing George Washington Murals Because They 'Traumatize' Students.  A high school in Northern California — George Washington High School, to be specific — is mulling over a push to remove two 83-year-old murals from its hallways.  Critics advocating for their removal say they are offensive to Native Americans and African-Americans.  They say the pair of panels "traumatizes students and community members."

University of Virginia:  No Class.  [The comments are the best part of this article.]

7 Years Later Shows Me Why I Am Thankful for Breitbart.  In an April 23 article on a Powerline blog titled, AP History Textbook Calls Trump "Racist," Questions his Mental Stability, Paul Mirengoff reports that by 2020 AP high school students will be reading from a text that characterizes the President as someone whose opponents questioned his mental health, and as someone who ran a campaign that permitted racists to come out of the American shadows.  Mirengoff exposes the textbook author's intent in citing "Clinton supporters'" concerns about Trump as opposed to citing objective facts as "a device to plant the idea that President Trump is mentally unstable, a proposition for which there is no basis other than raw hatred of the man."

Teacher Rejects President Trump as Subject of Student's "Hero" Essay.  Sixth grade student Bella Moscato and her family have gone public after the middle schooler's teacher assigned her class to write an essay on a person they consider a hero — and then rejected Bella's proposal to write about President Donald Trump. [...] That teacher, says Bella, rejected Trump as a subject of her essay "because he spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women."  According to Bella, this statement was made in front of the whole class as well as another faculty member.  Her teacher then told her to pick a different individual to profile in her assignment.  "The thing I didn't get is she was okay with someone doing Barack Obama, but not okay with doing Donald Trump.  That's what got me angry and I didn't like that," Bella explained.

Many University Campuses Are Playgrounds for Insanity.  If you think the left hasn't taken over university life in America, you are probably not paying close enough attention or in denial.  I'm not just talking about the liberalism of the professors and the core curriculum but about all of college life.  There are glaring examples of leftist extremism everywhere you turn, and they're so loony that even sane liberal parents should be concerned.

The ideologue who wrote the textbook calling Trump and his supporters "racists".  Yesterday [4/23/2019], I wrote about the AP U.S. History textbook By the People that calls President Trump and his core supporters "racists" and suggests that the president is "mentally unstable."  Today, I want to write about James W. Fraser, the author of this egregiously biased left-wing book.  Stanley Kurtz blew the whistle on Fraser a year ago.  Rereading Stanley's piece made my blood boil, just as it was simmering down.  Fraser isn't just a hard-leftist.  Stanley shows that, at a minimum, he's a communist sympathizer.  That phrase went out of style decades ago, perhaps for the best.  But applying it to Fraser actually gives him the benefit of the doubt.

AP U.S. History textbook calls Trump "racist," questions his mental stability.  I have written repeatedly about the hard-left bias in the teaching of AP American History.  I finally got tired of writing such posts and abandoned the beat.  But now, I learn that, beginning in 2020, many Advanced Placement students will be using an American History textbook that suggests President Trump is mentally ill and that depicts him and many of his supporters as racists.  The book asserts that "[Trump's] not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters."  What connected with a significant number of primary voters was Trump's strong opposition to illegal immigration and his concern over terrorists entering the U.S. The textbook effectively characterizes these concerns as "not very-hidden racism" and those who share them as racists.  This is controversial, to say the least.  I consider it slanderous.

Too many school teachers hate capitalism, and are vowing to get rid of Trump in 2020.  School teachers are the largest single occupational group contributing to socialist Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.  As Breitbart notes, "A disproportionate number of those to whom we have entrusted the task of passing our values on to the next generation disagree with those values and would prefer a "revolution."  So many school teachers in North Carolina joined Marxist May Day protests organized by #RedforEd, the four largest school districts shut down for the day.  #RedforEd talks about hirer wages and Medicare for all.  They pretend to be bi-partisan.  They are anything but mainstream.

Yes, the Green New Deal Could Happen.  Democrats are like conniving teenagers asking for a 3 a.m. curfew knowing their parents will squawk and say no, but negotiate down to 1 a.m. when that's what the kid was going for in the beginning. [...] The reverse happens with speech codes.  So the Left wants to constrain what can be whispered in polite company.  There can be no thoughtful discussion of the consequences of gay marriage, transgenderism and discrimination against women, whether it's a good idea to destroy historical monuments, and on and on.  The only thing that is okay to talk about is what they deem correct and only in a way positive to their point of view.  By doing these two things:  proposing huge, absurd, monstrous ideas that expand the scope of socialist ideology and then constraining language that might be critical of it, they control the game.

Academia's rabid left taking new swings at leading intellectuals who don't conform.  The rabid left has been rampant on college campuses since the 1960s, but never has it been as emboldened as it is now, not content to just spew crazy things, but to censor conservatives and independent thinkers.  What's standing out now is that they are no longer going for the small fry — students, untenured assistant professors, conservative academics who really do say malapropistic things ... they're going for the bigs now.

Parents Raise Concern over SAT Essay Question on Bernie Sanders' Op-Ed.  The commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE) responded Thursday in a press statement to the concerns of some parents who reported their children taking the recent SAT test were requested to write an essay on an excerpt from a 2014 op-ed by current presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  "The column in question was probably a poor choice, in hindsight," said Commissioner Frank Edelblut.  "However, it doesn't affect the ability of students to be able to read and process the concept of the piece and whether or not the author made a persuadable argument — which is the purpose of the essay in the first place."

Washington State Resorts to Shock Tactics, Indoctrination to Teach Tribal History.  Washington State is in the process of implementing a new mandatory curriculum on Native American history in its public schools.  Proposed lesson plans are now up on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's website.  And some parents in the state are highly disturbed by the content of those lessons which they say indoctrinate students in a one-sided leftist understanding of American history and could be traumatizing for young children.

When Christian Colleges Teach Students to Fear, Not to Think.  Christians are called to be strong and courageous.  But that's not what Christian students are being taught on many Christian college campuses today.  Too often, they're taught to fear and to hide behind a false pretense of grace while extending none.  Christian writer, speaker and author Matt Walsh was protested by college staff and students, at Baylor University, who didn't want to hear a Biblical perspective on culture-shifting issues.  How dare a Christian father speak Biblical truths about abortion, marriage and gender!  That's "hate speech."  This is intolerable in a day and age when many define their own subjective truth which cannot, apparently, be subjected to any level of scrutiny no matter how civil the discourse.

Don't Assume Good Intentions from Campus P.C. Pushers.  [Scroll down]  Watch your step, professor.  Outside of class, students hear a nonstop mantra of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion, along with catechisms against -isms and -phobias.  It has primed them to sniff out discrimination in its subtlest forms whenever it is aimed at historically disadvantaged identities.  Now, with the sensitivity questions added to the evaluation form, the classroom is another setting of scrutiny, with the professor in the dock.  Course evaluations matter.  They can affect tenure, promotion, and salary.

Texas Students To Be More Dumbed Down.  The 2019 Texas legislature is rushing headlong into expanding technology in K-12, forcing children into more "personalized learning," a euphemism for replacing teachers with digital screens.  Ignoring volumes of proof that digital learning has lowered academic achievement and created mental and psychological problems, states spend $5 billion each year of taxpayers' money on technology.  Removing children from the "dangerous influences" of parents and day teachers is a goal of UNESCO, the educational arm of the U.N. founded in 1946.  Through computers, children are being brain mapped and their mindsets changed to accept a socialistic One World Order.  Extensive data mining of personal student information is being via digital learning, a violation of a student's Fourth Amendment rights to privacy.

UNESCO Programs Continue In U.S. Schools, Promote One-World Government.  Although the U.S. has now withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the tentacles of the radical organization remain deeply entwined in America through education.  Founded as the United Nations' education agent, the purpose of UNESCO is to influence school curriculum to change the worldviews and beliefs of students.  In a 1949 pamphlet about using the classroom to promote "world understanding," UNESCO said:  "As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism, education in world-mindedness can only produce precarious results."  To counter that, schools should use various means to "combat family attitudes."  This mission to remove children from their parental influences as early as possible and place children in public schools where government approved attitudes are taught is found in the agenda of Progressives to expand public pre-K.

Public university to offer course in 'Angry White Male Studies'.  The University of Kansas is offering a course on the study of "angry white men" for the fall 2019 semester.  Students will explore the role of "dominant and subordinate masculinities" as they connect to "rights-based movements of women, people of color, homosexuals and trans individuals."  "Angry White Male Studies" (HUM 365) is cross-listed under both the Humanities department and the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at KU.  It is an option to satisfy a Humanities course requirement.  The humanities are the study of how people process and document the human experience.  In other words, the course falls under the umbrella of English literature, modern languages, history, and philosophy.

Parents say teacher told daughter she could not choose President Trump as her hero for report.  As bizarre is it may sound, anti-Trump bigotry appears to be spreading across the country.  Last month a Florida bus driver ripped a "Make America Great Again" hat off a child's head in rage.  At the start of this month an anti-Trump zealot in California harassed and berated an elderly Starbucks supporter at a Starbucks.  And according to the latest reports, last week a New York teacher prevented an 11-year-old student from choosing President Donald Trump as her hero for a class assignment.  If this isn't bigotry, what is?

White Vermont Schools Display Black Lives Matter Flags.  In what appears to be a practice unique to Vermont, yet more of the Green Mountain State's schools have elected to officially fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag.  Since Montpelier High School, in the state's capital, became the first public school in the nation to display this flag (for the month of February 2018), a number of other Vermont schools have followed suit.  Most recently, the Town of Rutland's public schools board "voted unanimously to fly the flag for 400 consecutive days starting April 12 — the 158th anniversary of the start of the Civil War."  Vermont is an odd venue for such protests.  The first state to abolish slavery (in 1777), Vermont had numerous residents serve and die in the Civil War.

Pence Delivers Powerful Response To Students Enamored With Socialism.  Speaking at Rice University's Baker Institute on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a stinging rebuke to students who protested his appearance and a harsh dose of reality to students who have become enamored with the concept of socialism.

Even More University Corruption.  Professor [Carl] Salzman argues that for most of the 20th century, universities were dedicated to the advancement of knowledge.  There was open exchange and competition in the marketplace of ideas.  Different opinions were argued and respected.  Most notably in the social sciences, social work, the humanities, education and law, this is no longer the case.  Leftist political ideology has emerged.  The most important thing to today's university communities is diversity of race, ethnicity, sex and economic class, on which they have spent billions of dollars.  Conspicuously absent is diversity of ideology.  Students are taught that all cultural values are morally equivalent.  That's ludicrous.  Here are a few questions for those who make such a claim. [...]

Unfathomable 7th grade assignment 'Trump Against American Values' has people fighting mad.  A middle school teacher in Texas faced death threats and angry parents after a school assignment appearing to be critical of President Donald Trump was called out by a state lawmaker.  The Houston-area teacher, who was not identified, was accused by a Texas state congressman of violating the "sacred trust" of parents sending their children to public school after it was learned that she gave her 7th grade students an assignment to review an essay titled, "Trump Against American Values," the Houston Chronicle reported.

Houston Teacher Caught Indoctrinating Kids with Anti-Trump Reading Material.  A Houston-area teacher was caught indoctrinating the children.  She was teaching them to see President Trump as a threat while inculcating them with social justice values — Marxism.  The unnamed teacher had seventh-grade students read ten student-written essays to test reading comprehension.  One essay was titled "Trump Against American Values," and it said some of the President's policies "have gone against what Americans value most, like freedom of opportunity" and that "we have witnessed insensitive remarks toward other racial and cultural groups."

Climate Lies, Child Abuse And The Truth.  Hitler had a infamous program which was popularly known as "Hitler Youth."  He wasn't stupid.  Grabbing teens and indoctrinating them is a lot simpler than trying to do the same thing with more-fully developed reasoning skills.  Having children run tropes and flat-out lies is a shopworn tactic of demonic monsters world-wide for thousands of years.  Today it goes on in America and elsewhere. [...] The reason we don't let children make policy decisions is that they're insufficiently experienced and too-easily influenced.

7 Reasons Conservatives Are Losing the Culture Wars.  [#2] Schools:  No socialist, terrorist bomber, anti-white professor, anti-American professor, radical feminist, or radical Marxist should ever be allowed to teach in our universities.  When we take the worst of us and put them in charge of molding the next generation of minds, it shouldn't shock anyone that it has an incredibly negative impact on the culture.  It also shouldn't surprise us that the history, values, and philosophy that made America successful to begin with are either largely ignored or misrepresented by Leftist teachers who want to replace it with something new and inferior.  Yet our school systems are overwhelmingly run by people with this kind of mindset from top to bottom.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Progressive University.  How is it, considering the economic nonsense she spouts, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could graduate cum laude from Boston University, with a degree in international relations and economics?  Worse, how is it that her generation could embrace the very economic system that destroyed Eastern Europe and collapsed Venezuela, which sixty years ago was one of the top three economies in the world? [...] It is no accident that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spouts socialist banalities.  This is what colleges teach. [...] Political correctness produced the activist scholar, who, in the true Marxist sense of the word "praxis," demands to use university resources for tribal leftist political activism while arguing that activism be considered a glorified substitute for scholarship.

Study: Social and Emotional Learning, the 'New-Age Nanny State'.  A new study released Monday [3/11/2019] finds the most popular education topic today is social and emotional learning (SEL), which amounts to the "psychological training of children starting at a young age."  The Boston-based, privately funded Pioneer Institute published the study, "Social-Emotional Learning:  K-12 Education as New-Age Nanny State," which asserts SEL is the latest panacea in a long line of so-called progressive "education reforms" that only serves to distract from the fact that American public school children are failing academically.

Ted Cruz Calls Out 'Socialist' Universities for Bias Against Conservatives.  More Republicans need to speak out in this way, especially when Democrats demand free college for everyone.  Why should taxpayers fund political indoctrination centers for the left?

Arizona High School Suspends Girl Just for Holding a Trump Flag.  A high school student in Gilbert, Arizona, was suspended from her school because she dared to hold a Donald Trump flag to take some pictures.  The outrageous punishment occurred last Friday at Perry High School when teen Logan Jones was suspended after a security officer criticized her for posing for photos with the Trump flag and a Trump sweatshirt.

The Plague of the Good Little Girls in Congress.  There seems to be an emerging conventional wisdom that the freshmen Democratic women in Congress really don't know what they are saying, poor little things, so we shouldn't really take their anti-Semitic statements seriously.  Note to all non-Democratic men and women:  Do not try this at home!  But I do not think that we are giving congresswomen like Sandy O, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib enough credit.  To me they are perfect products of our lefty educational system.  Ask yourself:  If you went to school and college in the United States today and believed everything your teachers taught you, how would your worldview be different from Sandy O, Omar, and Tlaib?

Ted Cruz calls universities 'nutty' and 'socialist' for avoiding controversial speakers.  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called university leaders who decline to host controversial speakers "nutty" and "weak" in an interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying the censorship was to avoid debate over failed socialist ideas.  "You look at what is happening at our universities where they've really gone nutty," Cruz said in an interview with the Washington Examiner's Larry O'Connor, criticizing campuses for what he described as shutting down free speech.  "It's really a sign of weakness."  Cruz labeled university leaders who censor speech "socialists" and said they do not want to have a real debate over policy because they know their ideas have failed.

Perry HS students say they were 'disrespected' for wearing MAGA gear on 'USA Day'.  Several students at Perry High School say they were disrespected by staff and asked to leave campus because they were wearing "Make America Great Again" attire.  Friday [3/1/2019] was the last day of "Spirit Week" at the high school and it was dubbed "Party in the USA Day."  "We just wore all of the America stuff we had, obviously Trump is the president so we wore Trump stuff because he's the leader of our country, right?" said sophomore Morgan Dupuis.  At least eight students in MAGA gear were brought to the office at the end of the school day.

Crazy Commie Prof at UC Davis Says Police "Need to Be Killed".  The colleges and universities in our nation have gone very far-left and lie to our youth as part of their Marxist indoctrination.  This English professor is a standout at UC Davis and that is saying something.  Professor Joshua Clover has published work on critical theory, political economy, and Marxism.  He made his anti-police comments during an interview in 2016, according to The California Aggie.

California professor reprimanded for saying police 'need to be killed,' reports say.  The university said in a statement:  "The UC Davis administration condemns the statement of Professor Clover to which you refer.  It does not reflect our institutional values, and we find it unconscionable that anyone would condone much less appear to advocate murder. ... We support law enforcement, and the UC Davis Police Department and Chief Joe Farrow have been and remain critical partners to our community."  Clover, whose work focuses on critical and political theory, political economy, poetry, poetics and Marxism, wrote to The Aggie, saying, "I think we can all agree that the most effective way to end any violence against officers is the complete and immediate abolition of the police."

11-Year-Old Docked Points for Not Bashing Trump.  To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year.  It's hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests, yet here we are.  It's so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump: [...]

The Credible Press:  An Autopsy.  I attended journalism school some time ago, yet I recall well the preaching of objectivity as if it were the Hippocratic Oath for the future guardians of truth roaming the beige halls of my alma mater.  But even then, at the dawn of the 21st century, the writing (pun intended) was on the wall; despite their good intentions, my professors made clear their radically progressive political slants, as was their right, but they never forced their opinions or punished opposing views to my knowledge.  Nevertheless, many of my classmates absorbed their politics like a sponge (myself being the rare exception) and entered their professional lives as full-blown advocates.  The chain reaction of indoctrination is now plain to see — the tact of their predecessors must seem like a weakness to today's openly partisan media class who wear their political philosophies on their sleeves like $1,000 cufflinks.

Calif. College Board Cancels Pledge of Allegiance Because It Is 'White Nationalist'.  According to Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President Robert Miller, the Pledge is "steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism."  So, the board will no longer recite the pledge at meetings.

The Progressive Race to the Bottom.  [Scroll down]  We are also reaping the fruits of the new university run by hard-core leftists who have indoctrinated a generation with progressive envy and anger, while offering them little education.  The resulting ignorance and arrogance make a lethal combination.  Professors now in their late sixties can remember old-fashioned liberals of the 1970s and 1980s whose politics were incidental to their professional expertise, but there is now almost no one left in the academy who recalls such dinosaurs.  Instead, after the early 1980s, now-tenured progressives sought to produce leftists who took over and produced socialists.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a valuable reminder of how university education results in self-importance coupled with witlessness.

Home Depot co-founder:  Socialism 'comes right out of the universities.' He's not wrong.  Home Depot billionaire co-founder Bernie Marcus said Friday that the growing appeal to socialism in America comes out of the universities.  Marcus, during an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, discussed the deterioration of socialist Venezuela and Cuba, comparing the situations in those countries today with the realities there decades ago, pre-socialist rule.  Marcus called the economic downturns in each of those countries, Cuba, in particular, a "perfect example of socialism gone wrong."

Why is Fake News Accepted by so Many?  [Scroll down]  Account should also be taken of the lack of diversity of political opinion in universities, since they have a responsibility to educate those who will become reporters.  Education should emphasize the necessity to be free of bias in scholarship, and the dangers of curtailment of free speech on university campuses, ideological conformity, and outright discrimination.  But studies show that political correctness pervades the campus, and that political leaning of faculty is overwhelmingly leftist and friendly to the Democratic party. [...] Figures for some colleges such as Wellesley, Swarthmore, Williams, indicate the ratio of the faculty is 120 [to] 1 liberal.

The Left vs. Logic.  A statement cannot refute itself and be true, be logical.  The postmodern mantra, "There is no absolute truth!" — usually said with great didactic gusto, is such a statement.  "There is no absolute truth," is an absolute statement and therefore argues against itself.  How can one stay sane if one actually believes such tripe?  One can't.  College professors love to play this dishonest shell game with their students.  Slip ideas around fast enough, which is easy once ideas are distanced from their source, and you can convince anyone of anything.  Do we wonder why our young people drink themselves through high school and college?  Why the drug overdose problem is what it is?  They are being driven to madness.

Notre Dame to cover up murals depicting Christopher Columbus in the New World because they portray stereotypes of Native Americans.  The University of Notre Dame will cover 19th century murals on campus that depict Christopher Columbus in America due to their stereotypical portrayal of Native Americans.  Notre Dame President Rev John Jenkins announced the news on Sunday [1/20/2019], saying the murals' depiction of Columbus as a "beneficent explorer and friend of the native peoples hides from view the darker side of this story."

Related topic:  Notre Dame sells out.

Colleges Are Breeding Grounds for Civil War.  We have become a nation of angry people.  Too many of us carry a chip on our shoulder and find racism everywhere, sexism everywhere, misogyny rampant, homophobia out of control.  It is no wonder we have masked leftists lashing out with violence, a new congresswoman making profanity-laced speeches demanding President Trump's impeachment.  We now have a Democrat majority House of Representatives with scores of avowed communists in their ranks who are in no mood to cooperate with the system as founded, but to overturn it.

University [of Florida] Sued for Being [an] 'Assembly Line For One Type of Thought'.  The University of Florida is being sued for favoring some speech, giving liberal students generous budgets to promote their ideology on campus but restricting the 1st Amendment for conservatives.  The complaint was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the non-partisan Young Americans for Freedom.  The issue is that the school arbitrarily gives a budget to some student groups, but not others.  "State universities are uniquely expected to be a free marketplace of ideas, not an assembly line for one type of thought," said ADF Legal Counsel Blake Meadows.  "University of Florida administrators are limiting YAF members' First Amendment freedoms by forcing them to pay into a system that funds opposing viewpoints.

12-Year-Old Boy Named Trump Bullied, Ridiculed, Punched on Bus; Is Forced to Change his Name.  An 11-year-old Delaware boy named Joshua Trump was forced to change his last name after liberal indoctrinated children at the school bullied him and beat him.  Joshua's parents said it was so bad they decided to use the boy's father's name at the school from now on.

The Editor says...
Where are the "zero tolerance" anti-bullying enforcers?  On the other hand, why wasn't he known by his father's name in the first place?

James Comey, Menace to Society.  Education, K-12 and university is now all about, only about, indoctrination.  Dead white males like Shakespeare, Dickens, and Twain, are verboten.  Anyone who thinks their son or daughter will become educated on any university campus (except Hillsdale and a few others) is sadly misguided.  They will return from college spouting all the race, class, gender, and climate change nonsense that is the stuff of "education" today.  They will have learned nothing but contempt for all those people who do not agree with their newfound, professor-inculcated intellectual superiority.

We're all in gender studies 101 now.  Manhattan Institute scholar and author Heather Mac Donald appeared on the Mark Levin show this weekend to discuss how campus culture has begun to surface in American politics.  Social justice warriors used to be confined to college campuses, now their world view has been adopted by many elected officials.  Mac Donald points out that college students are indoctrinated upon arrival to believe they are either victims or oppressors and that this paradigm is worsening the problem it is supposedly solving.  She uses the Kavanaugh hearings as an example of the advancement of the progressive concept of campus 'rape culture' and the diminished value of due process.

44 Percent of Young Americans Believe Barack Obama Had "Bigger Impact" Than George Washington.  According to a recent survey, 44 percent of Milennials believe that Barack Obama had a "bigger impact" on America than George Washington.  The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) released a survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by FLAG, the results of which are disturbing and demonstrate a dearth of belief in American exceptionalism and in comprehension of basic American political tenets.

Survey Shows 1 in 5 Millennials Sees U.S. Flag as 'Sign of Intolerance and Hatred'.  A survey released on Nov. 27 found that one in five millennials views the American flag as "a sign of intolerance and hatred," and two in five think it is okay to burn Old Glory.  The "State of American Patriotism Report," which was designed to assess the patriotism and historical knowledge of young Americans, also revealed that six in 10 millennials (ages 22-37) believe the United States is racist and sexist.

Why Are So Many Millennials Ignorant Anti-Americans?  A new YouGov poll asked more than 1,000 people aged 14 and up about their knowledge of the country's history and institutions, and their patriotic feelings toward the U.S. The nationwide survey, sponsored by the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, produced some alarming results.  Basically, it found younger generations — millennials (age 22-27) and Gen Z (age 14-21) — are less likely to love and respect the country.  And they're less informed about American history, and way more likely to embrace socialism.  Is that just evidence of youthful ignorance?  Or is it the result of a school system that indoctrinates children in leftist ideology?

Teacher Evacuates Classroom Because Student Is Wearing MAGA Hat.  A teacher was caught on camera berating a student for wearing a Make America Great Again hat in class.  The teacher lectures the classroom for several minutes.

Democratic Socialists of America's Plan to Infiltrate America's Public Schools.  The Democratic Socialists of America is serious about recruiting young people to become teachers and change agents in our education system.  Fox News and Campus Reform exposed the DSA's infiltration of America's public schools, but the best example of the DSA's intent is the Young Democratic Socialists of America's pamphlet "Why Socialists Should Become Teachers."  In this 19-page document, the YDSA lays out its case for taking over public schools in every district in our country.  The organization is well-organized, well-funded, and committed.  This YDSA recruiting piece is filled with the usual socialist slogans and clichés.  In the second paragraph, they admit that "halting charter school legislation" is a priority along with raising taxes "on the corporations and extractive fossil fuel industries that exploit our people."  (Never mind that those same businesses provide heat, light, food, fuel, and clothing for "our people.")  In the opening paragraphs they identify their enemy as successful business, the "ruling class" (whoever that may happen to be), and a capitalistic economy.

Fruits Of College Indoctrination.  A recent Brookings Institution poll found that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.  That's nonsense; it is.  Fifty-one percent of college students think they have a right to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree.  Nineteen percent of students think that it's acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking.  Over 50 percent agree that colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people.  One shouldn't be surprised at all if these visions are taught and held by many of their professors.  Colleges once taught and promoted an understanding of Western culture.  Today many professors and the college bureaucracy teach students that they're victims of Western culture and values.

Brave 6th Grade Girl Records Unhinged Teacher in 15 Minute Anti-Trump Rant.  Sixth grader Josie Orihuela got tired of her history teacher constantly trashing the American president.  So one day she recorded her teacher smearing President Trump in a 15 minute rant.

China Infiltrates American Campuses.  The main points of contact for Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) chapters in the U.S. are often intelligence officers in the embassy and consulates.  China's Ministry of State Security uses CSSA students to inform on other Chinese on campus.  Let us get the FBI to round up Ministry of State Security agents who, up to now, have been given free rein to operate in America.  Putting these agents behind bars or even just revoking their visas will end many of the activities that endanger American campuses.

9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up.  To keep their teaching licenses, many teachers have to regularly attend conferences like these for usually taxpayer-sponsored "professional development."  Nowadays teacher licensing mandates often specifically require teachers to learn Common Core-themed things.  So basically, to keep their jobs, teachers have to learn more about Common Core.  The Standards Institute helps them fulfill that job requirement.  It did so this year by using Common Core as a Trojan horse to insert wildly leftist, arguably racist, indoctrination.

Dartmouth prof: 'If we don't abolish capitalism, capitalism will abolish us'.  Dartmouth College lecturer Mark Bray made the argument to abolish capitalism in a recent op-ed for Truthout, linking capitalism to the prioritizing of profit over the environment and everything else.  The professor has previously donated half of the profits from his book chronicling Antifa to the organization, written an introduction to an Antifa comic book, and tweeted glowingly about Antifa flags made by kids at a summer camp.

Democratic Socialists of America's Plan to Infiltrate America's Public Schools.  When James O'Keefe's Project Veritas exposed the Deep State's unelected, unaccountable operatives working on "company" time to disrupt President Donald Trump's agenda, it also revealed that many of these officials are affiliated with, and inspired by, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).  The DSA is also infiltrating America's public schools.  The Democratic Socialists of America is serious about recruiting young people to become teachers and change agents in our education system.  Fox News and Campus Reform exposed the DSA's infiltration of America's public schools, but the best example of the DSA's intent is the Young Democratic Socialists of America's pamphlet "Why Socialists Should Become Teachers."  In this 19-page document, the YDSA lays out its case for taking over public schools in every district in our country.  The organization is well-organized, well-funded, and committed.

Triggered by Trump Week in Higher Education.  Here's an important question.  How can you study anything related to Trump if his existence gives you PTSD?

Prof Allegedly Offered Students Credit to Vote for Beto O'Rourke.  Some people on the left have truly lost their minds over Beto O'Rourke.

Abbott goes after college professor who said 'we must show up for Beto'.  Gov. Greg Abbott offered a curt remark to a professor from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi who said he would offer extra credit to students that vote in the upcoming elections, and suggested that Texans back Beto O'Rourke.  "People like this don't belong on the state payroll," wrote Abbott of the Del Mar Political Science professor, Adrian Clark.  Sometime this week, a screenshot of the professor's Facebook comment was shared with KRIS 6 News, reading:  "I am offering extra credit for my students for voting beginning tomorrow!  We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue!"

Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'.  The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.  "Don't just interrupt a Senator's meal, y'all," James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.  "Put your whole [...] fingers in their salads," he wrote.  "Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners.  Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out.  They don't deserve your civility."

American universities are now 'mob' assembly lines.  Imagine that a person selects you to fill a position you have always dreamed of having.  Before you step into your new role, groups of people suddenly begin to accuse you of wrongdoing in a whole variety of areas of your life.  None of the accusations carry any proof and your family and friends all come to your defense.  Nonetheless, people currently inside the organization believe that just the fact that the accusations are being made, coupled with the discomfort you seem to be causing people, is enough reason to not let you step into the position.  I'm talking about the recent confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, right?  Wrong.  I'm talking about what has been happening on college campuses to conservative professors and students for the past two decades.  That is where the Kavanaugh mob was trained.  That is where fresh mob members are currently being produced for future battles.

Conservative Christians Unwelcome at the University of Oklahoma.  Last month, the campus newspaper at the University of Oklahoma, the O.U. Daily, began a systematic attack on law professor Brian McCall for his religious and social views.  Once an average college newspaper, in recent years, the Daily has degenerated into a publication entirely devoted to promoting radical leftist ideology.  The young staff live in an anxious and insecure world permeated with racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, inequality, and social injustice.

University of Michigan Bans Professors from Withholding Support to Pro-Israel Students.  The University of Michigan is acting now to prevent professors from refusing support to students with opposing political views.  In September, Breitbart News reported on University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold, who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student that was looking to study abroad in Israel.

SF School Board Replaces Pledge of Allegiance With Maya Angelou Quote.  Here are some "fab" quotes from Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Russian Communist Party, that the San Fran School Board may want to use in future meetings:  A lie told often enough becomes the truth.  The goal of socialism is communism.  One man with a gun can control 100 without one.

San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance.  The San Francisco school board's new president broke with protocol Tuesday night by deciding to skip the Pledge of Allegiance before a meeting, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.  In its place, Steven Cook recited a quote from the poet Maya Angelou:  "When you learn, teach.  When you get, give."  Cook told The Chronicle he chose not to enforce the pledge because of his disappointment with the political climate. [...] The Pledge of Allegiance, while required by state education code, is rarely enforced by schools, district officials said.  District spokesman Gentle Blythe said it is not required for school boards.

College Administrator Forced Out for Conservative Religious Views.  In a brazen act of irrational discrimination against an administrator, simply because of his religious views expressed in a book that he had written, the University of Oklahoma Law School removed Brian McCall late last week from his post as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. [...] McCall will retain his teaching position (for now).  Apparently, he did not express any of these views in the classroom, nor did he display any discriminatory viewpoint against anyone who did not follow these views.  McCall's personal religious views only came to light when a student journalist, Drew Hutchinson, wrote two articles about them in the college newspaper.

Delusion on Campus.  We are constantly lectured about how the increasingly distant past has apparently permanently marginalized various identity groups, so they must be handed ever more power in the present.  But aren't those who are being paid to do this lecturing part of the powerful?

That's Zinncredible.  I've never bothered to declaim on the fundamental shoddiness of Howard Zinn's scandalously popular People's History of the United States, in part because I simply can't get through it.  Every few pages offer egregious errors of fact and even more tendentious interpretations of facts, such that it is impossible to take seriously.  I'd rather read Heidegger or grind my teeth.  Certainly an honest history of America (or any country) should include its crimes, mistakes, oppressions, and manifold other defects, and many bland history textbooks can be faulted for doing this poorly (or not at all).  But Zinn's approach includes only that aspect of the American story, and supposes that the evils and shortcomings of America represent the whole of America.  And that explains the book's enormous popularity:  it becomes a balm for people who wish to think poorly of America, and as an intellectual boat anchor to sink the republic we have.  A book so biased and so agenda-driven actually cuts off sensible evaluation of past events, and what they might tell us about today.  It is possible, though, that even some liberals may be having second thoughts about Zinn, or are coming to recognized that Zinnified history contributes to the campus nihilism that is starting to make their lives increasingly miserable.

Gavin Newsom featured in 1st-grade textbook with Abraham Lincoln, MLK. Parents are angry and shocked.  A California school textbook touting Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom as a "champion for people's rights" has angered parents who are shocked by the "propaganda."  A suburban school district in Sacramento is under fire for featuring the Democratic Party candidate for governor on a page in a first-grade textbook along with President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., KTXL-TV reported.  "Sometimes, Gavin helped marry people.  Some marriages were not between a man and a woman.  He made sure that people's rights were respected." the page in the book stated about the former San Francisco mayor who was once married to Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Fox News host and current girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.

California Schools Pushing Racist, LGBT, SJW Agenda on Children.  In his community of Elk Grove, CA, Greg Burt, the Director of Capitol Engagement with the California Family Council, is in the midst of reviewing some new state approved curriculum published by textbook publisher Pearson Press, that parents were encouraged to review Sept 10.  Burt took a picture of a first grade lesson on Citizenship featuring Gavin Newsom as the "Champion of People's Rights."  It's curious why Gavin Newsom, the former Mayor of San Francisco and California's Lt. Governor, made the pages of an elementary textbook when former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, or current Gov. Jerry Brown are not in it.  This is campaign hype; Newsom is running for Governor, but isn't the Gov yet.  In a second grade textbook Burt shared, the lesson on honesty did not feature "Honest Abe" Lincoln as most of us were taught, but instead chose a cross-dressing politician few have ever heard of.

Diversity Ideology Killed the University.  Now, It's Choking Out Civilization.  In 2016, a student petition at Yale University called for dismantling the college's decades-long requirement that English majors take a course covering Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, and Wordsworth.  Reading these authors "creates a culture that is especially hostile to students of color," complained the students.  Sadly, there was by then nothing remarkable in this demand.  Attacks on the canon as an instrument of exclusivity and oppression have flourished since the 1980s, when Jesse Jackson famously joined Stanford University students in chanting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go."  But in the past few years the worldview behind such antagonism has become even more militant, transforming not just universities but the world at large.

Yale Law Professors Cancel 31 Classes So Students Can Protest Kavanaugh.  Professors at Yale Law School, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alma mater, cancelled class on Monday to allow students to protest Kavanaugh's confirmation in light of sexual assault allegations made against him.  One professor, James Forman, cancelled his Criminal Law class in an email to his students, writing "I just received a request to cancel class on Monday.  I understand that some students want to go to D.C. to protest or otherwise engage with the Kavanaugh hearings.  Criminal Law is cancelled"

The Problem With All Those Liberal Professors.  In recent years, concern has grown over what many people see as a left-of-center political bias at colleges and universities.  A few months ago, Mitchell Langbert, an associate professor of business at Brooklyn College, published a study of the political affiliations of faculty members at 51 of the 66 liberal-arts colleges ranked highest by U.S. News in 2017.  The findings are eye-popping (even if they do not come as a great surprise to many people in academia).  Democrats dominate most fields.  In religion, Langbert's survey found that the ratio of Democrats to Republicans is 70 to 1.  In music, it is 33 to 1.  In biology, it is 21 to 1.  In philosophy, history and psychology, it is 17 to 1.  In political science, it is 8 to 1

Cruz: Chinese Want Mexico Radio for Propaganda.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must block the sale of a Mexican radio station over concerns the station will be used for Chinese information warfare, according to Sen. Ted Cruz.  Separately, a group of prominent U.S. scholars warned American universities that host Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes on campuses that the institutes are furthering Chinese influence operations.  Cruz stated in a letter sent Tuesday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the commission should not approve the radio station deal because government regulations permit halting the sale of stations when there is anticipated "objectionable programming and harmful interference by foreign stations."

Student council members:  Ice cream is not 'inclusive' enough.  Student council members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are asking the school to change the ingredients in its official ice cream to be more 'inclusive.'  The students say that minority students of certain religious backgrounds cannot enjoy the ice cream, which contains beef gelatin, without violating their religious beliefs. [...] UW-M's official ice cream, the Babcock, contains a beef gelatin additive, which according to the legislation, "renders certain communities such as the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and vegetarian unable to enjoy it without violating their beliefs."

The Editor says...
This is America.  Assimilate or leave.

History Expert Sounds Off on School Textbook That Has Inaccuracy on 'Almost Every Other Page'.  Conservatives have long complained about schools' use of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.  But, a popular AP U.S. History textbook, The American Pageant, written by Thomas Bailey, David Kennedy, and Lizabeth Cohen, is also riddled with inaccuracies.  That's according to Daniel Oliver, chairman of the board of the Education and Research Institute.  "Almost every other page" has liberal bias, Oliver charged during an interview with Townhall on Tuesday [9/11/2018].  His "favorite" example, he said, is the book's section on Alger Hiss.  It's well known that Hiss was a communist who was supplying information to the Soviet Union, Oliver relayed.  He was convicted of perjury in 1948.  Yet, in The American Pageant, the authors write that Hiss was being chased by Richard Nixon, a "red hunter," and that he got caught in "embarrassing falsehoods."  Oliver calls the description "extraordinary" and "ridiculous."

Enemies Within.  For decades, we have allowed the American left (public education, Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and fake news media) to indoctrinate our children, teaching them that America [is bad] and is the greatest source of pain and suffering for people both here and abroad.  We're still allowing leftists to mold and shape our kids into their anti-Christian radical progressive image as early as preschool.  Consequently, we have young adults in positions of power and influence who literally hate their country.  Like sleeper cells, leftist young enemies-within operatives are seeking to bring down by any means necessary America as founded, openly advocating violence and treason.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being.  The curricular fetish of "social justice," which is destroying the university as an institution of higher learning, continues to metastasize.  Indeed, the university as a social and cultural institution is a slow-motion train wreck picking up speed:  equity hiring, affirmative action, anti-conservative and overt leftist politics, the "diversity and inclusion" myth on which the academy prides itself, groupthink, speech codes, snitch lines, trigger warnings, safe spaces, microaggressions, the attack on academic freedom — the list goes on.

Social Justice books your kids are reading for college.  Each year, Campus Reform comprises a list of the most controversial books that have been chosen as "summer reading" material for incoming students.  This year, universities chose books that focus largely on social justice themes of incarceration, police brutality, sexuality, and immigration.

UC Berkeley Offers Class on "Deconstructing Whiteness".  The University of California, Berkeley, is offering a course entitled "Deconstructing Whiteness" this semester on campus.  The course, which was first reported on by Campus Reform, will focus on the negative aspects of "whiteness" and the responsibility of white people to take stands against white supremacy movements.  The course will also address concepts like "environmental racism," gentrified food practices, and "white comfort/coddling."

Berkeley Lets Students Teach 'Whiteness' Courses.  The University of California Berkeley students are being given the opportunity to organise their own courses discussing topics such as; 'Deconstructing Whiteness', 'Palestine', and 'Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research'.  The new program is being offered through the DeCal program, which allows students to create their own courses and even receive credit for them.  All it takes is a faculty member and department chair to approve their far-left topic, and they're free to teach other students about how horrible white people are.  And yet somehow, these people think they live in a white supremacist society with white supremacist universities!

School Gets Equipped With 'Social Justice' Manuals That High-5's Islam, Black Panthers & Che Guevara.  Here's another taste of the 'fundamental change' President what's-his-name had promised.  Where are all those 'Separation of Church and State' radicals now?  In Portland — of course it would be Portland — there is a new teacher's handbook.  It's chock-full of inspiring quotes, and important dates like holidays (Except Thanksgiving.  That's now called 'National Day of Mourning'), anniversaries of protests, and quotes from such wonderful and inspiring people as Che Guevara or founders of the Black Panthers?  Objection to the ideas or indoctrination of 'See You ta The Pole' events are so yesterday.  Now they WANT indoctrination and activism.

YDSA Urges Socialists to Infiltrate Public Education.  Do not make the mistake and think that democratic socialists are just a group of welfare state extremists.  Their goals are much broader and much more dangerous to the free market and free society structures.

YDSA urges socialists to infiltrate public education.  The Young Democratic Socialists of America are encouraging socialists to become teachers in order to exploit the "political, economic, and social potential the industry holds."  The pamphlet argues that education is a "strategic" sector for socialists to infiltrate because it is already heavily unionized, and also offers a platform to engage entire families in campaigns for socialist policies.

College offer courses on 'queering' children, the Bible.  This school year, colleges and universities across the country will be offering courses on "queering" children, the Bible, and theology in general.  Pomona College, for instance, will offer a course arguing that "the figure of the Child" is used to "justify continued cultural investment in reproductive heteronormativity and productive ablebodiedness."  Courses on "queer theologies," meanwhile, will be taught at Harvard Divinity School, Swarthmore College, the University of San Francisco, Eugene Lang College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Editor asks...
Which university offers a course about "queering the Koran?"

English prof assigns Trump-bashing books in rhetoric course.  A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rhetoric course requires students to read textbooks that bemoan the "Trump effect" and describe Trump supporters as prejudiced against immigrants, Muslims, and LGBTQ+ individuals.  The course, which fulfills a graduation requirement, also assigns supplementary readings from liberal outlets, such as an "NPR piece about fake news" and a New York Times op-ed questioning whether Breitbart is "an ethical rhetor."

University gives radical leftist Noam Chomsky $750k contract.  The University of Arizona will pay Noam Chomsky, a radical leftist professor who has previously expressed support for the terrorist group Hezbollah, a total of $750,000 over three years to teach a course on politics.  Chomsky's $250,000 annual salary dwarfs the compensation offered to other UA faculty members, according to Judicial Watch, which notes that the average engineering professor at UA earns only about $80,000.

Harvard Professor Calls For Academic Blacklisting Of Trump Administration Members.  In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, calls for what is effectively an academic blacklisting of members of the Trump administration, who, Rodrik contends, should be prohibited from receiving "even a semblance of honor or recognition" from the gatekeepers of higher learning.  "Universities should uphold both free inquiry and the values of liberal democracy," writes Rodrik.  "The first calls for unhindered exchange and interaction with Trumpist views.  The second requires that the engagement be carefully calibrated, with not even a semblance of honor or recognition bestowed on those serving an administration that so grossly violates liberal democratic norms."

Why Normal Americans Hate the "Elites".  It requires a peculiar sense of self-worth to think that your approval is needed to legitimize a president who was elected by the American people.  Left-wing academics may think that ordinary Americans don't notice their arrogance, but they are mistaken.

Atlanta school removes Pledge of Allegiance from morning ritual.  An Atlanta charter school will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance as part of its morning meeting agenda.  Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School on Grant Street announced the change Tuesday [8/7/2018] in a statement from elementary campus president Lara Zelski.  The decision was made "in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community," Zelski said.  "Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge."

School reverses Pledge of Allegiance policy after criticism.  An Atlanta charter school moved the timing of its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance as the school year started, but reversed course after the move attracted criticism.  The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School's early all-school meeting of students and parents had traditionally included the pledge, until this year.  Elementary campus principal Lara Zelski notified parents that the pledge was being moved to classrooms because of concerns from some parents and students.

Elementary School Puts Pledge Of Allegiance Back Into Morning Meeting After Backlash.  A Georgia elementary school put the Pledge of Allegiance back into its morning all-school meeting Thursday after backlash from parents and politicians.  The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) reversed course on a policy that moved the Pledge of Allegiance from an all-school morning meeting — which included parents — to individual classrooms, after parents and students raised concerns, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Teaching Good Little Girls to Hate and to Fear.  [J[ust when we deplorables had finished digesting the incomparable Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along comes another tasty dish:  the New York Times' pet racist and sexist, Sarah Jeong.  AOC's claim to fame is a B.A. at Boston University, which explains everything.  So I wondered about Korean-born Sarah Jeong.  Sure enough, says La Wik:  ["]She attended the University of California Berkeley and Harvard Law School, where she was editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.["]  [Expletive deleted]  Of course, Jeong is an anti-white racist and an anti-male sexist, for that is what she was carefully taught by her lefty teachers and administrators.

Colleges: A Force for Evil.  Johnetta Benton, a teacher at Hampton Middle School near Atlanta, was recorded telling her sixth-grade students, "America has never been great for minorities."  In a tirade, she told her class:  "Because Europeans came from Europe ... you are an immigrant.  You are an illegal immigrant because you came and just took it. ... You are an immigrant.  This is not your country."  To exploit young, immature young people this way represents an act of supreme cowardice.  The teacher should be fired, but I'm guessing that her colleagues share her sympathies.  At the same school, students were given a homework assignment that required them to write a letter asking lawmakers for stricter gun control laws.

LSAT prep test disparages Trump in practice questions: 'unfit,' racist, tax cheat.  The "Trump Bump," a reported spike in the number of students taking the Law School Admission Test following Donald Trump's election, does not appear to be the only way the president is influencing LSAT test-takers.  One LSAT study guide directly and implicitly mentions the president in a manner that some may consider inappropriate in a purportedly neutral educational resource.  The LSAT Prep Book, published by the Windham Press imprint Test Prep Books, includes at least two questions related to Trump in its most recent guide, which was first published in December 2016 and reprinted May 24, 2018, according a copy obtained by The College Fix.

Check Out This Undeniable Proof Of Public School Anti-Trump Indoctrination.  Public school textbooks are far left trash.  It's been that way for some time, but of late, especially with the stunning victory of Donald Trump in 2016, this bias now screeches from every page.  Check out this example from a current AP history text that high school juniors are forced to read across the nation.  Factual point of reference:  Donald Trump earned more minority, female, union workers, and under-30 votes than any Republican candidate in generations.

The Origins of Our Second Civil War.  In the 1980s, the universities embraced two antithetical agendas, both costly and reliant on borrowed money.  On the one hand, campuses competed for scarcer students by styling themselves as Club Med-type resorts with costly upscale dorms, tony student-union centers, lavish gyms, and an array of in loco parentis social services.  The net effect was to make colleges responsible not so much for education, but more for shielding now-fragile youth from the supposed reactionary forces that would buffet them after graduation.  But if campus materialism was at odds with classroom socialism, few seemed to notice.  Instead, the idea grew up that one had no need to follow concretely the consequences of his abstract ideology.

Protesters Demand Northeastern University Ends Partnership With ICE.  Protesters at Northeastern University demanded the school end its research partnership with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during rallies on Wednesday afternoon [7/11/2018].  Students, faculty and community members marched around the school's quad chanting, "ICE has got to go."  According to the New York Daily News, Northeastern has received $2.7 million from ICE since 2016.  The highest potential earning is "listed at over $7.7 million over an five-year period."

Columbia Grad School Tells K-12 Teachers How to be 'Agents of Social Justice'.  Teachers College, Columbia University hosted a workshop instructing K-12 history teachers on how to be "agents of social justice" on Tuesday [7/17/2018].  The school offered "How Can Social Studies Teachers Be Agents Of Social Justice?" and 14 similar courses on the "Racial and Cultural Literacy" day of its multiple-day "Reimagining Education" training directed at K-12 teachers.  While the "agents of social justice" workshop instructed teachers on how to incorporate "critical race theory" into their curriculum as a means to initiate "student-school-community activism," another Tuesday course told teachers how to help students forge "equity-based historical narratives."

Russian Bots vs.  Media/Academia/Hollywood — Which Had A Bigger Impact On The Election?  Academia, on the humanities side, overwhelmingly leans left.  What effect does this have on the voting habits of students?  Since Trump's election, we've seen a video of a university teacher likening Trump voters to "terrorists."  We hear of professors denouncing Trump as "racist" and predicting a dystopian future.  No doubt during the election many professors let their opinions and preferences be known to their students.  Years ago, an American Enterprise magazine study confirmed what we already know, that our college and university faculty, whether big or small, north or south, east or west, private or public, are mostly left-wing.  What effect does our left-wing academia have on the electorate?

An Insidious Inside Job.  John Dewey and his supporters, a century ago, did not think of themselves as traitors, nor would they use the word coup.  But they organized themselves in exactly that fashion.  A few hundred professors of education took control of Columbia's Teachers College, et al. with the goal of creating "progressive" teachers who could be sent out to the public schools of America to create a new kind of citizen, more cooperative and pliable.

Student Highlights 'Shocking' Backlash After Classmate's Pro-Trump Comment During Debate.  A California high school student said that a pro-Trump classmate received backlash after he voiced his support for a border wall during a class debate.  Shaina Chen, 17, said Saturday on "Fox & Friends" that during a debate about race in politics, the classmate stated:  "We should build the wall."  Chen said the suggestion was met with "awkward silence" from the rest of her class.

Texas college no longer promises 'freedom of thought'.  Lone Star College-Tomball removed an online registration form for student activities shortly after Campus Reform revealed that the document promised students "freedom of thought," but not freedom of speech.  Quade Lancaster, a student who alleges that he was demoted from his position as student government president due to his conservative views, believes school officials removed the page "in an attempt to cover their tracks."

The Left and Children.  Tens of millions of U.S. children who are stuck in government schools are not only being taught that homosexuality and same-sex "marriage" are normal, but that biology doesn't determine a person's sex.  Because of liberalism, children are being read to by drag queens, "entertained" by drag queens, and even turned into drag queens!  Because of liberalism, children in government schools are being provided with a study guide on transgenderism that instructs kids that a gender-deluded lifestyle is just another choice for a young person to make.  Because of liberalism, children in government schools are being provided with a George Soros-funded "sexual health toolkit" that, among other immoralities, and in spite of the significant health disparities suffered by homosexual teens, instructs them on homosexual behavior, including sodomy.  Because of liberalism, those who wish to flee the immoral and unhealthy homosexual lifestyle are being hindered from doing so, and in this backwards process, liberals have banned the Bible.  Because of liberalism, in addition to invading girls' locker rooms and bathrooms, and as I warned would be the case, boys are taking trophies from girls.

California school board votes to name elementary school after illegal immigrant activist/journalist.  At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.

Today's Professors Don't Teach, They Indoctrinate Progressivism.  There is a dangerous trend that is taking place on college campuses across America and the Western world.  It's been building for decades, but it's never been more dangerous or disturbing than it is today.  No longer do our Universities strive to be places of higher education — teaching our kids science, math, history, literature, or critical thinking — today, their highest goal is to indoctrinate our kids to think as they do and to act in a manner accordant with their philosophy of progressivism.  Today's professors were radicalized while at University in the 60s and 70s, and they never left their ivory towers.  Now, with no real problems to protest they manufacture them and demand that their little soldiers' go out and force the culture at large to bend to their radical beliefs.

Homeschooling Rates Skyrocket As Parents Are Waking Up To Liberal Social Engineering & Violence.  Homeschooling rates are skyrocketing as parents are continually getting more and more upset at the leftist social engineering taking place in public schools.  The indoctrination is getting so bad, that some parents are even concerned about liberal violence against those who reject the brainwashing.

Liberal Columnist Slated To Teach Anti-Trump Course At Ivy League College.  Liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne is slated to teach an Anti-Trump undergraduate course at Harvard University during the 2018-2019 school year, Campus Reform reported.

Moronic NYU Professor Compare American National Anthem To Nazi Salute.  If you weren't already disgusted with how far left the American university system has gotten, this should pretty much set you over the edge.  You may remember former Drexel and present NYU 'scholar-in-residence', Professor George Ciccariello-Maher, from his now infamous "All I want for Christmas is white genocide" tweet that went viral last year and ultimately sparked enough backlash that Drexel terminated him.  Ciccariello-Maher's twitter account is a sickening mix of anti-American, anti-male, and anti-white rhetoric (ironic considering he is a white American man) but this sort of far-left self-hatred is far too common these days.

Dartmouth Survey Finds Democrat Students Are the Most Intolerant.  This completely defies the accepted narrative but conservative students know it's true.

More Scenes From The Decline Of Evergreen State College.  Kirsten Shockey of Oregon had her son enrolled at Evergreen.  Her daughter was considering going there too, but after watching the school's response last year, she dropped it from her list.  She tells the WSJ, "The way identity politics played out looked to us like a university going from a place of learning to a new type of antiintellectualism."  She added, "This is about where the alt-left seems to be taking us."  And it's not just people looking in from the outside who are sick of the left-wing mob.

Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble.  [Scroll down]  Just look at the one area where American liberals have nearly total power, academia.  There's no freedom of speech there, none.  Conservative speakers, on the rare occasions they are invited in, are immediately driven back out.  Professors punish students who refuse to buy into liberal lies about our country, about the climate scam, and about whether the list of all possible genders consists of more than boys and girl and that is all.  Squads of purple-haired and pierced mutants who can't figure out which bathroom to use wander our campuses, a SJW stasi seeking out and punishing dissent.  That is the liberal utopia — total control of the flow of ideas, total submission to the liberal elite.  They would eagerly turn the whole country into Gumbo State University if they could, and we normal people would all end up majoring in Obedience with a minor in Toiling to Subsidize Deadbeats.

Homogeneous:  The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty.  In this article I offer new evidence about something readers of Academic Questions already know:  The political registration of full-time, Ph.D.-holding professors in top-tier liberal arts colleges is overwhelmingly Democratic.  Indeed, faculty political affiliations at 39 percent of the colleges in my sample are Republican free — having zero Republicans.  The political registration in most of the remaining 61 percent, with a few important exceptions, is slightly more than zero percent but nevertheless absurdly skewed against Republican affiliation and in favor of Democratic affiliation.  Thus, 78.2 percent of the academic departments in my sample have either zero Republicans, or so few as to make no difference.

Are good parents at breaking point with schools?  Public-school advocates in some parts of the country need to decide which they want more:  a captive audience of children to saturate in liberal dogma, or a broader base of support for public education.  As long as there are good parents out there with a worldview different than that of state officials, education bureaucrats won't have it both ways.  The ongoing debacle of the application of the "California Healthy Youth Act" in Orange County is a classic example of a public school system doing its best to alienate good parents.  The Orange County Board of Education's general counsel, Ronald Wenkart, recently advised the Board that while this state law specifically allows a parent or guardian to excuse a child from all or part of the school's "comprehensive sexual health education and HIV education" program, parents may not opt their children out of instruction about gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation if that instruction does not include discussion of reproductive organs.  If you find this bizarre and confusing, you're not alone.

California Bill Wants To Drop Washington/Lincoln's Birthday And Replace It With Communist Holiday.  The California Assembly discussed Thursday [5/10/2018] a bill that would replace Abraham Lincoln or George Washington's birthday with International Socialist Workers' Day as a paid holiday.  California Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago introduced Bill AB-3042, which would allow schools to replace Washington Day and Lincoln Day with Presidents' Day and install an "International Workers' Day" — conventionally known as "May Day" — as a second holiday.  "I'm aghast that a bill like this would be able to get through committee," California Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said to the Assembly.  "Are we in competition to be the laughing stock of the United States?"

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Yes, such a competition is apparently underway, and California is far ahead, although New York is catching up.

Study: Profs at top schools are 'overwhelmingly Democratic'.  A recent study conducted by a professor at Brooklyn College finds that faculty members at most of the top-ranked schools in the country are "overwhelmingly Democratic," with more than 10 Democrat professors for every Republican.  Nearly 40% of the colleges surveyed did not have a single Republican on their faculty, whereas just one school was devoid of Democrats.  The two military colleges in the sample came close to having even D:R ratios.

Study: Nearly 40 Percent of Top Liberal Arts Colleges Have No GOP Professors.  A new study found that 39 percent of "top-tier liberal arts colleges" in the United States don't have any Republicans on their faculties.  The study by the National Association of Scholars also found that the Democrat-to-Republican ratio was 10.4:1 among 8,688 Ph.D.-holding professors.  The ratio is 12.7:1 when two military colleges, West Point and Annapolis, are removed from the sample.

George Washington U. Students Petition to Get Rid of 'Offensive' Colonials Mascot.  More than 200 George Washington University students have signed a petition calling for the school to adopt a new mascot and nickname because the current moniker, Colonials, is "extremely offensive."  "The historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression," the petition reads.  It suggests alternative nicknames such as "Hippos" or "Riverhorses."  The Colonials mascot was adopted in 1926 to honor the school's namesake, George Washington, and is intended as a reference to colonial America and the Continental Army.

Whatever the Left Touches it Ruins.  In the words of Harvard professor Steven Pinker — an atheist and a liberal — outside of the natural sciences and a few other disciplines (such as mathematics and business), "universities are becoming laughing stocks of intolerance."  If you send your children to a university, you are endangering both their mind and their character.  There is a real chance they will be more intolerant and more foolish after college than they were when they entered college.  When you attend an American university, you are taught to have contempt for America and its founders, to prefer socialism to capitalism, to divide human beings by race and ethnicity.  You are taught to shut down those who differ with you, to not debate them.

Democratic professors outnumber Republicans 10 to 1, study shows.  There are more than 10 professors affiliated with the Democratic Party for every faculty member who is a registered Republican, according to a new study.  Mitchell Langbert, an associate professor of business management at Brooklyn College, reviewed the party affiliations of 8,688 tenure-track, Ph.D.-holding professors at 51 of the top 60 liberal arts colleges listed in U.S. News and World Report's 2017 rankings.  Nearly 60 percent of all faculty members were registered as either a Republican or a Democrat, and of that sample, there were 10.4 times as many Democrats as Republicans.

The ex-husband of Barbara Bush-basher Prof. Randa Jarrar speaks out.  Randa Jarrar, the Fresno State University tenured professor who demonized Barbara Bush shortly after her death and mocked her critics by pointing out that she has tenure and cannot be fired from her six-figure job shaping young minds, ought to become a poster child for the depths to which academia has sunk.  Her status is under review according to university officials, no doubt worried about alumni giving declining, so there is a decent possibility that she will become a cause célèbre on the left, should she lose her job.  More attention on her would be perfect, as far as I am concerned.

Social Justice Bullies.  We were happy to see that New York University had found a constructive way to shut down campus social justice bullies.  Administrators called their parents and told them that if they continued to disrupt the school's educational mission, they would be suspended and would lose their financial aid.  End of protest.  And yet, NYU is the exception to the rule.  George Leef explained in National Review that victimhood culture has infested universities because administrators are too weak to oppose it.  And far too weak to shut it down.  Does this have anything to do with the fact that these schools have all become effective or actual matriarchies?

High school history text:  Trump deranged, all whites racist.  Many are contending that the updated Advanced Placement (AP) high school U.S. History textbook published by Pearson reads more like a New York Times op-ed — a political tool replete with teaching that President Donald Trump is mentally ill and that his supporters and most whites are racist.  The AP Edition of the giant school publishers' text, By The People, carries on the anti-Trump narrative when covering the 2016 presidential election, portraying him and white Americans as racists living in the past who are yearning to oppress minorities — similar to the way those from the pre-Civil Rights movement era and the time of slavery did.

Is It History, Or Is It Propaganda?  Fox News reports on an AP American History textbook that tells our kids what happened in the 2016 presidential election.  From Hillary Clinton's point of view, of course: [...] This sort of ignorance and bias is rampant throughout American education.  Some have suggested that it is parental malpractice to send your children to a public school.  In many areas of the country, that proposition is hard to deny.

N.J. professor caught bashing conservative student.  A New Jersey college professor is being investigated by school officials for classroom footage of him berating a conservative student with "F--- your life!"  Students who registered for Howard Finkelstein's Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication course at Brookdale Community College say it has devolved into polemic against 23-year-old Christopher Lyle.  Footage obtained by NJ Advance Media on Tuesday [4/17/2018] shows Mr. Finkelstein hurling an expletive at the student during a discussion on sexual harassment.

The Enemy in our Schools.  "If you've read Marx, there's really no reason to read Howard Zinn," notes author Daniel Flynn, but many have read Zinn's million-selling A People's History of the United States. [...] As [Daniel] Greenfield learned, students have eNotes to explain Zinn and there are teaching editions for college and high school.  An "entire spin-off industry" was busy adapting Zinn's vision for lower grades, with works such as A Young People's History and "a plethora of lesson materials is offered to teachers through the Zinn Education Project."  As the Zinn project website now explains, the goal is "to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula."

Prof cheers death of Barbara Bush, then hides behind tenure.  A California State University, Fresno professor has come under fire for cheering the death of Barbara Bush and claiming that she will "never be fired" due to her tenure status.  In a series of tweets on Tuesday, academic Randa Jarrar gleefully celebrated the death of the former First Lady, calling her a "witch" and an "amazing racist."

Progressive professors behaving badly.  Two professors, one in California and one in New Jersey, are reportedly under investigation by their employers for behavior that at a minimum is rude and arrogant and that, some hope, could cost them their jobs.  I believe that both are exemplars of the moral hazard that accompanies the exalted status accorded professors, often aggravated by the practice of granting tenure.  Tuesday evening [4/17/2018], following news of the death of Barbara Bush, Professor Randa Jarrar, who teaches creative writing at Fresno State University, violated the norms of decency when she tweeted: [...]

High School History Book Says Trump is Mentally Ill, Supporters are Racists.  Conservatives have been making the argument for years that public schools are no longer about teaching kids what they need to know to be prepared for the real world and instead have become indoctrination centers for the left.  Some might think that's some sort of tinfoil hat nonsense, but it's the truth and a new high school history textbook is proof.  This textbook apparently teaches that President Trump is mentally ill and his supporters, along with all white people, are racists.

Anti-Trump American history textbook blatantly biased,' critics say.  A new Advanced Placement honors American history textbook has not been distributed to students yet but it's already stirring controversy for being anti-Trump and suggesting his supporters are angry xenophobes.  Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount High School in Minnesota, who saw a copy of the book sent to her school, told Fox News she was "appalled" after seeing how "blatantly biased" the newest edition of "By the People:  A History of the United States" was toward Trump and his voters.  She said it also glossed over all issues then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced during her campaign.

Video: 'White Privilege' Indoctrination In Our Public Schools.  [Sean] Fitzgerald sheds light on the stealth ways this radical programming is being introduced, as well as its devastating effects on students.  The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign.  [Video clip]

AP U.S. History Text:  White, Christian Americans Finding It 'Difficult to Adjust' to Becoming Minority.  A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it "difficult to adjust" to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump's election occurred because his apparent "racism connected with a significant number of primary voters."

New Pamphlet:  "Leftist Indoctrination in Our K-12 Public Schools".  The Freedom Center's new pamphlet documents how the Left is subverting our students' education[.]  The same "progressives" who have made American higher education into indoctrination chambers for cultural Marxism, identity racism and other anti-American ideas are now targeting our K-12 public schools.

Leftist Indoctrination In Our K-12 Public Schools.  One of the most dangerous developments of the last few decades has been the subversion of our universities by radicals who in the 1960s first tried to burn them down and then, after this strategy of destruction failed, decided to get on the tenure track to take them over.  Their generational long march succeeded, possibly beyond their wildest expectations. With the exception of a few rear guard actions by brave conservative students, American higher education is now an indoctrination center for cultural Marxism, identity racism and other anti-American ideas.

Virginia Delegate Supports Code of Ethics to Reign in Teachers' Political Activism.  Like the federal Hatch Act, [Dave] LaRock's resolution — inspired by conservative pundit David Horowitz — would prevent individuals from using their position to promote their political views or support a specific candidate.  "That's exactly what is happening in schools," LaRock said.  "I think many teachers are using their position as a role model and an educator."  Teachers are "imposing their own personal views — very often their pretty extremely liberal views — on kids through lessons and comments and sometimes even bullying kids that don't agree with their liberal viewpoint," LaRock said.

Indoctrination, bias and racism have no place in a classroom.  Hampton Middle School has a problem.  The school in Hampton, Georgia managed to make national news twice in one week.  A sixth-grade teacher from the school was caught on tape ranting against Trump's slogan of Make America Great Again.  "Maybe he's talking about it was great during segregation in the '60s.  Is that what he's talking about?"  "He must be talking about when it was great for Europeans," Johnetta Benton sneered.  "Because when it comes to minorities, America has never been great for minorities."  Josie Orihuela, the Cuban-American student who tried to argue with her teacher, was told that she had no right to complain because her European ancestors have killed millions.  The teacher, who was supposed to be talking about Black History Month, also claimed that all Americans were illegal immigrants who had stolen the land.  "When you say immigrants are killing folks, that's us.  That's you, you, you, you and you," she said, pointing at the different students, including Josie.  Josie had been named after her grandfather, who had fled Castro's Cuba, and had Cherokee ancestry.

The Battle of Woke Island.  [Scroll down]  In the world of the campus, one's status and moral authority increases with the number of victim groups in which one claims membership.  This is the postmodern dogma of "intersectionality" that promotes solipsism at the personal level and division at the social level, that forbids the "cultural appropriation" of one victim group's tastes, symbols, language, and commodities by another group, and requires members of the victimizer group — cis-gendered white males — to recognize, confess, and atone for their "privilege."

Can America Survive the Latest Plague?  A mob of foreigners planning to march across the United States border knowing in advance that numerous sanctuary cities will break federal law and welcome them in.  Unidentified individuals being allowed to vote in U.S. elections, riots at universities with the intention of preventing any discussion that does not agree with theirs.  These realities are all happening now and are all symptoms of a political plague that has been visited upon America and most of Europe. [...] The primary vehicles used to spread this insidious cognitive disorder at alarming rates consist of a leftist propaganda network known as the mainstream media, and indoctrination to leftist ideals via an overpriced monopolized leftist education system.

America Is In Utter Jeopardy.  The big jeopardy that America faces is a series of self inflicted wounds that have been strategically foisted upon our beloved land of liberty.  Number one is government school indoctrination instead of real education of young Americans.  If the education process is not soon decentralized and returned to more local and state control, American students will possibly be permanently locked in last place educationally, rendering them unable to intellectually compete with their counterparts from around the world.  A close second is that our civilization has been on a slippery slope away from the awesome values, principles and fundamental beliefs that provided the foundation to build America the beautiful into the envy of the world.

This brave sixth grader recorded her teacher's ugly rant about Trump and minorities and told her story.  A Georgia middle school teacher's rant about President Trump forced the school district to respond to an "extremely unfortunate" incident that was brought to light by a student.  The Henry County school district responded to an audio recording of sixth grade teacher Johnetta Benton which was captured by one of her students at Hampton Middle School.  Josie Orihuela began recording the audio once Benton began her lecture as she was introducing a video to celebrate Black History Month.  The teacher reportedly gave students a 15-minute monologue about how "America has never been great for minorities," taking a jab at Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."  [Video clip]

Sixth-grade teacher delivers 15-minute rant claiming Trump's MAGA slogan is a call to bring segregation back.  A sixth-grade teacher has delivered a shocking classroom rant claiming that President Donald Trump wants a return to segregation and accused white students of being the progeny of 'European' mass murderers.  Student Josie Orihuela recorded the incident last month at Hampton Middle School near Atlanta, where social studies teacher Johnetta Benton was delivering a lesson for Black History Month.  Josie began recording just after Benton turned off a film the class was watching and pronounced that that 'Make America Great Again' could be a precursor to 'trying to bring back segregation,' the student told Fox News.

Profs claim higher ed rankings promote 'whiteness'.  In a recent academic journal article, two instructors from Michigan State University argue that the stock imagery common on higher-ed ranking websites promotes the hegemony of "whiteness."  Additionally, the two academics claim that such websites also perpetuate "homonormativity," a word that is used to describe privilege within the LGBT community.

Harvard Conference 'of Color' an Exercise in Hating Whitey.  Harvard University's Graduate School of Education held its Annual Alumni of Color Conference earlier this month in Cambridge, Mass.  These annual conferences are distinguished by their radical perspective, wherein the USA is depicted as a racist society in need of a complete restructuring. [...] These people are seeking an alternative to capitalism.  However, Harvard University is far and away the most highly endowed of all universities in the USA, with an endowment of over $35 billion.  During the year 2015 alone, Harvard alumni giving topped $650 million.  The very students, alumni, and professors organizing this conference are the direct beneficiaries of these resources.  Capitalism has enabled these endowment funds to flow into the coffers of Harvard, yet the organizers of the conference wish to repudiate capitalism as a model for ongoing progress.

Minnquisition.  Last fall in Thinking Minnesota magazine, Katherine Kersten authored, "Whose values?  Educational Excellence Threatened by Ideology in Edina Schools."  As she learned, district bosses were more occupied with "white racism," dressed up as a concern for "equity" but in reality "an oppressive ideology with authoritarian undercurrents that steamrolls students and intimidates parents."  Some Edina parents had never heard of the "white privilege" concept until it turned up in an eighth-grade class on "21st Century Literacy Skills."  On social media, one parent noted, "this is a mandatory class!" and part of the official curriculum.  It also featured tests, and if students failed to answer in politically correct fashion, teachers took points away.

Former officer speaks out about 'stage one of brainwashing' our kids in schools.  A visit to his son's school left one former Tucson police officer shocked — at what he did not see.  Brandon Tatum believes he discovered "stage one of brainwashing" kids after a visit to his son's classroom, as he watched the students get ready to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

'Highest IQ Man In The World' On Colleges: 'They're A Breeding House For Parrots'.  Christopher Michael Langan has been called the "smartest man in the world" for having an IQ said to be anywhere from 190 to 210.  In this piece from Scout Productions, Langan says colleges are a "breeding house for parrots," democracy is a recipe for rule by "mediocrity" and says if he ran the world he'd institute a benign "anti-dysgenics" program.  [Video clip]

Outrage after California HS magazine cartoons depict Trump as Nazi, police as KKK members: report.  Police and parents in California were reportedly outraged after students at a high school magazine published cartoons depicting President Donald Trump as a Nazi and an officer wearing KKK garb while aiming a gun at a black child.  "The Pawprint," a student publication at the prestigious Bonita High in LaVerne, featured two provocative cartoons that were apparently pulled from Google Images, Fox Los Angeles reported.  One drawing shows a swastika hiding underneath Trump's hair.  Another portrays a uniformed police officer in a white hood pointing a pistol at a baby-faced black child holding a bag of skittles, in an apparent reference to Trayvon Martin — the teen who bought the candy before being shot by George Zimmerman in 2012.

The Penn Law School Mob Scores a Victory.  The campus mob at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has scored a hit.  Prof. Amy Wax will no longer be allowed to teach required first-year courses, the school's dean announced last week.  Now the leader of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania wants Ms. Wax's scalp.  According to a weekend newspaper report, if she isn't fired within a week, "he plans to make things on the West Philadelphia campus very uncomfortable."  Ms. Wax's sin this time was to discuss publicly the negative consequences of affirmative action.  Her punishment underscores again the dangers of speaking uncomfortable truths in a university setting.  The academic left has been gunning for Ms. Wax since last August, when she co-wrote a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed calling for a return to the "bourgeois culture" of the 1950s.  She was branded a white supremacist for advocating personal responsibility, even though the op-ed criticized "the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites."

March for Our Minds — Stop Indoctrinating Kids.  March for Our Lives and the school walkout isn't about gun violence; it's about indoctrination.  And there's no age limit.  Sixteen years ago, David Horowitz and the Freedom Center unveiled the Academic Bill of Rights to protect intellectual diversity on college campuses.  But now the same indoctrination and intolerance urgently demand that the Freedom Center step in to protect K-12 students from political abuse.  The ugly scenes from the student walkout haunt our screens as the classroom organizers of the left work to turn students into the latest anti-American protest movement after Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

On Today's Despicable Misuse of Children.  Today [3/14/2018] students were excused from classrooms all across America to participate in demonstrations in favor of firearms bans of one sort or another.  These were anything but spontaneous actions organized by children.  Rather, the anti-gun demonstrations were condoned, if not sponsored, by school administrations that are almost universally liberal.  And the teachers' unions played a part too.

The Left and Distraction:  Pulling It All Apart.  Our university system is a shadow of itself.  That was the plan:  take over the university system, and make it in the image of their leftist heroes.  Make the youth of America believe insane things that aren't true or helpful.  Deconstruct, and make them hate their own culture.  Wow, were they successful.  That education remake has gone farther, down into our K-12 public schools, and into many private schools as well.

Report: Liberal Student Orgs Get 20-Times More Funding Than Conservative Groups at UW-Madison.  At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the vast majority of money allocated to student organizations goes to left-leaning groups, according to Campus Reform.  The higher education watchdog reported that students paid more than $48 million in mandatory fees in 2017, with approximately $1.5 million of that going to student organizations.  Left-leaning organizations received 95 percent of that funding, compared to just 4.5 percent for right-leaning groups.  That means each student paid an estimated $7.60 towards leftist causes, and just $0.36 towards conservative groups.

Texas Public School District Emails Encouraged Staff to Switch Parties to Influence GOP Primary.  Amid accusations of "political advocacy" leveled against several Texas public school districts by Attorney General Ken Paxton, emails obtained from one jurisdiction under review highlight commentary advocating for political party switching in primary elections and the promotion of a single slate of candidates — all on an official communication network.  Several Texas school districts recently came under fire over purported "political advocacy" campaigns involving the state's March 6, 2018 primary election.  Six days before early voting began, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleged these schools violated education and election codes.

When a picture is worth a thousand nervous breakdowns.  Just another example of mind-blowing stupidity on campus?  More proof that many college students will be unable to function in a society that doesn't care how woke they are?  Yes, and more. [...] Minorities, feminists, gays — any group told they are "marginalized" — are, in fact, in complete control of campus thought.  They are not snowflakes or marginalized in any way.  They are dominant.

Yesterday's Communist Is Today's Progressive.  Thanks to a "progressive," anti-intellectual educational system we have created a generation of students who can't read or write as they function like zombies attracted to materialistic greed and outraged at the latest perceived instance of "injustice".  As Leonard Peikoff in The Ominous Parallels writes, students today are "brainwashed into feeling that their minds are helpless and they must adapt to 'society', that there is no absolute truth and that morality is whatever society says it is."

Democrats Stonewall Ed Civil Rights Nominee As Anti-Semitism in Schools Rises 94%.  Democratic obstruction in the Senate has left the Department of Education without leadership in its office of civil rights at a time when anti-Semitism has risen by 94 percent in U.S. schools.  Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nominee to be assistant secretary for civil rights, has been stalled since Oct. 30.  Marcus is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people.  Marcus was not confirmed out of the Senate HELP committee until last month on a party line vote and now awaits confirmation before the entire body.  While the permanent position to lead the civil rights division remains vacant, news broke this week that anti-Semitism is surging throughout America, particularly in K-12 schools.

An education in how things went so wrong.  [Scroll down]  In essence, other than in a few hundred private schools and among home schools, there is no such thing any longer as traditional education — the kind of education that insists on students learning not just the fundamentals of knowledge, but also the moral, religious and cultural underpinnings that give that knowledge meaning and significance.  Progressive education does not believe in moral, religious or cultural absolutes, but rather only believes in questioning those absolutes and replacing them with relative truths, i.e., convenient lies.

College defends art professor who desecrated American flag.  Lisa Rockford, an assistant professor of art, covered Old Glory in white paint, cut the flag in half and laid it on the ground like a door mat.  The artist had reportedly set up a camera to take photographs of people unknowingly stepping on the flag.

Don't know much about history...  This new poll, put out by a couple of political science professors, places President Trump at rock bottom in its rankings of all the U.S. presidents.  Worse than Warren G. Harding.  Worse than James Buchanan.  Worse than Franklin Pierce.  Worse than Jimmy Carter.  And certainly worse than Barack Obama, who correspondingly rose to the top ten in the same estimation of the same political scientists.  After bringing us the Iran deal, Obamacare, the one-way love-fest with Castro, the unmaskings, the IRS targeting of dissidents, the global apology tour, the SEIU thugcraft, the politicization of the Department of Justice, and Ben Rhodes, he's top ten!

High school bans 'outdated and racially offensive' national anthem from rallies.  Student leaders at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area have decided that the national anthem is racist and outdated and have banned it from school rallies.  According to multiple area news outlets, the Associated Student Body at California High School in San Ramon made that decision based on a phrase in the rarely-played third verse.  "It was brought to our attention that the national anthem's third verse is outdated and racially offensive," Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote in an open letter.  "We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body."

The Editor says...
The first verse of the national anthem is the only part that is ever sung at schools or public events.  There are other verses, written in the context of the War of 1812, but hardly anyone — especially high school kids in California — is aware of the existence, let alone the lyrics or the implications, of the second and subsequent verses.

California teacher who slammed military refuses to quit, but is condemned by city council.  A Southern California city council member and teacher who called members of the military the "lowest of our low" was condemned Tuesday [2/13/2018] by his council colleagues — some of whom demanded he resign.  Gregory Salcido, who was placed on leave from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, was heard on a video denigrating members of the military in a rant directed toward a 17-year-old student wearing a U.S. Marine Corps sweatshirt.  "They're not like high-level thinkers, they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people; they're the frickin' lowest of our low," he said.  "I don't understand why we let the military guys come over here and recruit you at school.  We don't let pimps come in the school."

The Editor says...
When a public school teacher can see no difference between a Marine recruiter and a pimp, and the administration is aware of it and yet retains that teacher, then the school is actively engaged in anti-American indoctrination.

College syllabus refers to POTUS as an 'orange reality star' and 'white supremacist'.  A California State University-Dominguez Hills lecturer recently used her political science course syllabus to assert that President Trump was elected by "appealing to hatred and bigotry," even labeling him a "white supremacist."  Dr. Brooke Mascagni included the language in her syllabus for an "American Political Instituions" course, which is worth three credit hours at the California institution.  "The President of the United States won the 2016 election by appealing to hatred and bigotry," the syllabus declares, according to images obtained by Campus Reform, adding that "just about everyday, a new scandal breaks or evidence of corruption emerges."

The Demons of Higher Ed.  None of this will come as a shock to anybody who's followed the follies and failings of traditional nonprofit higher ed: the politicized and hyperspecialized curricula, the astronomical prices, the ever-expanding armies of administrators, the diminishing quality of teaching.  All this at institutions that pay no taxes and that, in the case of state universities, receive hundreds of millions in direct appropriations every year.

Military-bashing California teacher pulled from classroom, city council duties pending investigation.  The Southern California teacher facing a firestorm after he was recorded by a student bashing the military in a profane classroom rant has been placed on administrative leave and removed from all assignments he'd be given as a city councilman.  Gregory Salcido, the El Rancho High School teacher and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, will not be able to enter the classroom while school officials conduct an investigation into the recording, the Whittier Daily News reported late Monday [1/29/2018].  "One thing we are telling people for sure is that the commitment of the board and the superintendent and the staff is to really get to the bottom of this for the community," School Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort told the paper.

California Teacher Suspended After Profane Rant Defaming American Military Personnel.  The danger of allowing cell phones in schools is that students can record moonbat instructors barking their vicious lies and send them viral, forcing even educrats who likely agree with Salcido's point of view into damage control mode.  He is out of the classroom while school officials "conduct an investigation."  Why was student Victor Quinonez, who wants to be a Marine, recording his teacher?  "He has a history of being anti-military," the student said, of Salcido.

California professor encourages 'abolition of white democracy'.  A California professor's controversial social justice lecture on "the abolition of white democracy" has gone viral after a student videotaped the anti-Trump presentation and shared it online.  During the talk, Diablo Valley College Professor Albert Ponce labeled President Trump a white supremacist and encouraged students in attendance to violate American laws.  "So we begin with the fact that we exist in a white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative, capitalist system," Ponce says at the outset of his one-hour talk, "White Supremacy in the U.S."  The speech was the first in DVC's Social Justice Lecture Series for the 2017-2018 academic year.

So much for "keeping an open mind," and "a diversity of ideas."
Students hate Trump's SOTU — before it even happens!.  Donald Trump's State of the Union address is coming up this Tuesday [1/30/2018], but some students must have gotten a sneak peek, because they already hated it.

Real Americans vs.  Our Effete Elites.  The American left today is fascist.  They intend to dictate to every citizen what they can say, do or think.  And they are indoctrinating our young people, our elementary through university students, with their radical intolerance.  College students no longer learn about the horrors of communism and fascism, both products of the far left.  No, they are being trained to be mind-numbed, doctrinaire leftists.  They learn to renounce their country, our Constitution, to abhor themselves if white, to see themselves as a victim and so superior if black, Hispanic, etc.

Why the Academic Left Fears and Loathes Dr. Jordan Peterson.  [Dr.] Peterson deviates from the leftist academic canon — a conservative, traditionalist, moralist anti-political correctness psychologist academic.  He objects to the speech police and the tyranny of the left.  He that a totalitarian-speech police state is developing in Canada, and, by instinct and conviction, he objects strongly to the "good speech" laws demanding the use of concocted or inapposite pronouns and labels preferred by the little darlin's of the newly concocted gender-identity claxon, cowbell, and tin drum army.  Peterson objects to speech police tactics, and he does it eloquently.  That's a threat to and dangerous for the academic poobahs who live and breathe censorship and intellectual tyranny.

Grade School's Anti-Border Wall Posters Describe Police as Predators.  [W]hy would teachers at an elementary school expose children to a self-proclaimed "international network of aspiring revolutionaries?"  A spokesperson for the local school district told the Todd Starnes Radio Show they were not aware the posters originated from an organization with anarchist leanings.  The spokesperson also refuted the National Public Radio station's report that the posters included the organization's website.  "There was no website link on the posters at the school," the spokesperson said.  "It appears that a related or original poster design included a link to a website at the bottom of the poster, but that was not included on the posters at the school."  Over winter break, construction workers noticed the propaganda posters and tore them off the walls — prompting outrage from the school district as well as local residents.

Prof Caught Preaching Violent Overthrow Of American Democracy.  [Scroll down]  To be fair, the Albert Ponces of the contemporary academic world are a dime-a-dozen.  While the drivel that he espouses is obnoxious, and while it can't fail to jolt the sensibilities of many to see and hear a professor at a taxpayer-subsidized institution engage in educational malpractice by substituting anti-American preaching for teaching in the liberal arts, the tragic truth of the matter is that Ponce [...] is indistinguishable from the vast majority of his colleagues in academia in these respects.  Nevertheless, it is good and just that this video is going viral, there has been a backlash, and that parents of current and prospective DVC students can discover for themselves the depths of the cesspool to which radical leftist academics have reduced our institutions of higher learning.

Exam questions blast Trump as bigot, tout Hillary as unifier.  The final exam for African Studies 161 asked students whether Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric was "anti-Mexican," "anti-Muslim," "anti-woman," or "all of the above."  Another question described Hillary Clinton's 2016 concession speech as being focused on "breaking down barriers and bringing people together," asking only that students identify which groups her overtures addressed.

Prof Calls for Overthrow of 'White Democracy,' Violate Laws of 'White Man's Constitution'.  he video above features Diablo Valley College Professor Albert Ponce telling his class they "must destroy" the foundation's of the United States because it was built on laws created by white men.  The footage was published last week by The Red Elephants after a student sent in the video taken during a lecture called "White Supremacy in the USA." [...] The laws written by Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers in the Constitution should be violated, Ponce argues, simply because they were written by white men.  The professor believes our founding document "should be called a white man's constitution."  This from a man who considers Karl Marx "one of the most profound thinkers in the history of Western philosophy."

Five things professors actually said in 2017.  Most Americans expect college professors to be beacons of knowledge and wisdom, or at least to exercise more maturity than their teenage students.  Every year, however, Campus Reform comes across professors who unashamedly make outrageous, preposterous, and downright absurd remarks in their classrooms and on social media, denigrating conservatives and their viewpoints.  In 2017, President Trump's first year in the Oval Office brought academic rage to new heights as professors frequently blasted the Commander-in-Chief and berated his voters, traditional conservatives, and anyone who does not embrace progressivism.

Swarthmore College offers a course in 'queering God'.  One of the nation's most prestigious liberal arts colleges is advancing a "queer theology" agenda with hopes of destabilizing traditional beliefs about what the Bible says about gender and sexuality.  Swarthmore College, founded by Quakers, is offering courses in "queering the Bible" and "queering God."  The courses were first reported by Campus Reform.  "Queering the Bible" is a one-credit class that surveys "queer and trans readings of biblical texts."

Professor: 'Mathematics Itself Operates as Whiteness'.  A math-education professor at the University of Illinois wrote about some of the more racist aspects of math in a new anthology for teachers, arguing that "mathematics itself operates as Whiteness."  "Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White," Rochelle Gutierrez wrote, according to an article in Campus Reform.  Confused?  Think that math is just math?  Well, you're wrong; math might as well be called "white math," because as Gutierrez explained, "curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans."

Why I Quit Teaching.  Three reasons determined my course of action.  For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing body rather than an arm of the teaching profession. [...] For another, colleagues were increasingly buying into the politically correct mantras circulating in the cultural climate.  The dubious axioms of "social justice" and equality of outcome, the postmodern campaign against the Western tradition of learning, and the Marxist critique of capitalism now superseded the original purpose of the university to seek out truth, to pursue the impartial study of historical events and movements, and to remain faithful to the rigors of disciplined scholarship.  Most of my colleagues were rote members of the left-liberal orthodoxy: pro-Islam, pro-unfettered immigration, pro-abortion, pro-feminist, anti-conservative, anti-Zionist, and anti-white.  Departmental committees were now basing their hiring protocols not on demonstrated merit, but on minority and gender identities, leading to marked pedagogical decline.

The Whiteness Protection Program.  As a criminology professor, I spend a lot of time counseling students who are getting abused in the classroom.  In fact, any white male that decides to become a police officer can expect to be attacked viciously by Marxists trying to "transform" the criminal justice system indirectly through classroom indoctrination.  These people aren't criminal justice professionals.  They aren't even teachers.  They are tenured bigots invading an institution they wish to destroy.  They are sort of like the atheists who enter seminary just to undermine religion.  To make matters worse, the typical criminal justice department also requires students to take several sociology classes.  In these classes, tenured white feminists routinely preach about white privilege while directing virtually all of their vitriol towards white males.  Ironically, the lectures of many of these unhappy women are fueled by five-dollar white mochas.  I like to call them Starbuck Stalinists.

Yale Claims To Have Cured Conservatives By Turning Them Into Liberals.  [Scroll down]  And you wonder why people are increasingly turned off by institutes of higher education.  This sort of pseudoscience doesn't require a post-graduate degree to pick apart.  Yale's starting premise is that people who feel "unsafe" (or afraid) are more likely to adopt conservative viewpoints.  They base this on a belief that people who dwell on, "the dangers of terrorism and immigration" are most likely to be afraid of immigrants and thereby adopt conservative positions on immigration and border security.  As usual, this is labeled as being anti-immigrant in the usual fashion of what passes for leftist analysis.

College Campuses And The Origins Of The New Totalitarianism.  Whereas the essence of democracy, as Tocqueville so brilliantly notes, is compromise and conciliation, the essence of totalitarianism is that truth is whatever the movement says it is.  Different ideas are to be quashed.  The individual who believes that politics is a series of negotiations or deal making is hardly a totalitarian.  By contrast, the diversity administrator who organizes a bunch of pubescent thugs who have been inculcated in the belief that truth is that which advances the interests of their identity and those who share it, is a totalitarian.  He or she is no different from those who mobilized Hitler's Brownshirts to shut down intellectuals whose ideas were not sanctioned by the Nazi movement. [...] This is the campus mentality that prevents conservative speakers from setting foot on campus and disrupts their speeches when they do.  They have either the wrong identity or the wrong ideas and sometimes both.

Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennials.  I teach in a law school.  For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials.  Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn.  But true to stereotype, I increasingly find that most of them cannot think, don't know very much, and are enslaved to their appetites and feelings.  Their minds are held hostage in a prison fashioned by elite culture and their undergraduate professors.  They cannot learn until their minds are freed from that prison.

Is Anti-American Sentiment the Biggest Threat to the Nation?  A Jamaican-born professor of philosophy has had enough of hearing invectives spewed against America, especially in the classroom.  Prompted to challenge the derision of the American Dream and the depiction of America as a white supremacist nation, Dr. Jason D. Hill of DePaul University wrote an open letter to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Coates's 2015 book, titled "Between the World and Me," is often required reading to depict the black American experience to students.  Hill calls such required reading "child abuse" or "child neglect."  Hill is disturbed by the growing anti-American orthodoxy that he hears on American campuses, and believes Americans need to be fortified with a rational pride that recognizes what is great about America.

Professor who calls Antifa violence 'vital' is giving proceeds of his propaganda to Antifa.  Mark Bray is a foppish son of privilege who did the bare minimum to stay in the history Ph.D. program at Rutgers University while he served as Occupy Wall Street's spokesperson.  Now that he's the leading academic booster of Antifa, he still can't bring himself to condemn the movement's violence against words when asked directly by a reporter.  Even worse, he's going to start funding these thugs with the proceeds from his new "handbook" on Antifa.

Public school in Minnesota requires English course aimed at eradicating white privilege.  A public high school in Minnesota implemented a required, race-based English course aimed at eradicating "white privilege," but it wasn't billed that way to students or parents, according to a public policy organization.  "Pre-AP English 10 constitutes an abuse of parents' trust, taxpayers' money and — most importantly — vulnerable children," Katherine Kersten, a senior policy fellow for the Center of the American Experiment, told Fox News.  "Edina citizens should hold district leaders accountable for substituting political indoctrination for a real education."

Liberal Teacher Confronts Latino Student Over His Support For Trump, Gets Crushed With Facts.  Within the heated political exchange, the liberal teacher perpetuated the notion of rampant anti-black racist police shootings in America, claimed she was "smarter" than the dictionary, suggested FBI statistics were bunk because the organization is "seeded" in white supremacy, and accused the Latino student of being a brainwashed "radical."  Although the 12th grader cited statistics and facts, the teacher maintained her victimhood narrative and carried on the debate for what the student said was well over the ten minutes captured on camera.

Having 'white nuclear family' promotes white supremacy, says New York professor, report says.  A City University of New York sociology professor reportedly said in a tweetstorm last week that "the white-nuclear family" promotes racism, prompting a backlash on social media.  Jessie Daniels, described as an expert on "the Internet manifestations of racism" on her CUNY page, infuriated social media users after reportedly saying that white families promote racism by default.

Undermining America.  Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the statue of Thomas Jefferson, the university's founder.  Students at the University of Missouri also want Jefferson's statue gone.  Why?  He was a slave owner. [...] What goes unappreciated is just why America's leftists' movement attacks the Founders.  If they can delegitimize the Founders themselves, it goes a long way toward their agenda of delegitimizing the founding principles of our nation.  If the leftists can convince the nation that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were good-for-nothing slave-owning racists, then their ideas can be more easily trashed.  We find the greatest assaults on our founding documents on the nation's college campuses.

Why Should We Care About Crackpot Professors?  Higher Academia is obviously liberal.  It always has been.  Increasingly though, it seems that higher academia is instead moving away from arguing for communism or a larger federal government and instead, as McKellop does, views its purpose as ingraining in our society the idea that America is an inherently evil place.

The End of the University?  Colleges and universities have become flashpoints for the most heated culture war conflicts of the day.  Our former institutions of higher learning are now the sites of anarchic violence against the few conservative speakers who manage to get invited on campus.  With a Republican in the White House, academics with a far leftwing bias indoctrinate students more aggressively than ever before.  Some of those same professors, and timid school administrators, are under literal siege from radicalized minority students demanding racial payback for perceived oppression.  Instead of allowing their worldviews to be expanded by the campus diversity they claim to value so highly, students wail about racist and sexual "microaggressions" and retreat into segregated safe spaces.  Universities have degenerated into circuses of irrationality and radicalism.

School district pulls 'To Kill A Mockingbird' from reading list; 'makes people uncomfortable'.  "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.  The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week.  School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable."

Reassessing Orwell to Understand Our Times.  Orwell's warnings about totalitarianism written in novel form in Animal Farm and 1984 came shortly after Freidrich Hayek's Road to Serfdom was published at the end of World War II.  But it took the shocking revelations from books on Nazism and Soviet Communism, by scholars like William Shirer and Robert Conquest in the 1960s, to really make Orwell relevant for teaching to the masses educated in American public schools. And it was not just an academic exercise insofar as Stalin's successors Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin were at that time rolling tanks into Czechoslovakia to crush all resistance — enforcing the "Iron Curtain" over eight countries in Eastern Europe — the Soviet model of totalitarian control and subservience to Moscow.  Reading Orwell, it was thought, would help American students appreciate their freedoms and gain perspective and critical faculties so as to understand socialist totalitarianism and its defining features:  1) the institutionalization of propaganda designed to warp and destroy people's grasp on reality, and 2) the fostering of group think, conformity and collectivism designed to eliminate critical and independent thinking.

How Leftism Can Ruin a Once-Proud School District.  Kathy Kersten is a Senior Fellow at Center of the American Experiment, the organization I run.  Her column in today's Minneapolis Star Tribune is titled "Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools."  The column is drawn from Kathy's much longer article in the current issue of Thinking Minnesota, the Center's quarterly magazine, but it also includes some new material.  Kathy's Star Tribune article describes the obsessions with race and liberal politics that pervade the Edina public school system.

Nevada professor suggests Trump deserves blame for Las Vegas massacre.  A university professor in Las Vegas was filmed in class this week suggesting President Trump deserves some blame for the city's shooting massacre because "all he's done" is "encourage violence."  "Right when he got elected, I told my classes, three semesters ago, that some of us won't be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die," University of Nevada, Las Vegas history professor Tessa Winkelmann said Thursday [10/5/2017], according to video obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  "Other people will die because of this.  And we've seen this happen, right?"

Parent furious over teacher's 'shooting at Trump' quiz answer.  A teacher at Wyoming's Jackson Hole High School on Thursday gave her students a multiple choice quiz that referenced shooting President Trump.  Parent Jim McCollum told me he was furious about the question — especially since the quiz was administered four days after the Las Vegas massacre.  "This is not right.  You don't do that to a sitting president — you respect the office," McCollum told me in a telephone interview.  "They used Trump's name — insinuating gun violence and shooting the president."  "As torn apart as the country is right now, I could not tolerate that and let that go without saying something," he said.

Harvard Professor Says NRA Is a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'.  Harvard University Professor Jonathan L. Walton called the NRA a "domestic terrorist organization" during a speech at the campus's Memorial Church.  "We have to have the courage to call the NRA exactly what it has become — a domestic terrorist organization that places profit above the lives of the American people," Dr. Jonathan Walton said at the Memorial Church of Harvard University.  Walton's remarks were made available as a blog post on Harvard's website.  Walton, a Professor of Christian Morals and a minister at the Memorial Church at Harvard University, argued that America is "sick."

Journalism Alert:  Washington Post Interviews Third-Graders Who Hate Trump.  Whitney Houston may have warbled that the children are our future.  But they're not great political analysts right now.  The folks over at The Washington Post seem to have forgotten this particular fact, so they decided to head over to four third-grade classes around Washington D.C. to hear what the tykes have to say about the issues of the day.  Unsurprisingly, the small children thought and spoke like small children, which meant they sounded like Leftists.  As the Post acknowledged, "While the students were diverse socioeconomically, they were — like the Washington region as a whole — exceedingly un-diverse when it came to politics.  In the three classes where I asked how many students would have voted for Hillary Clinton, all hands went up."

Antifa violence 'vitally worth doing,' says NYU librarian.  A New York University librarian praised Antifa violence as "vitally worth doing" in an essay about the recent rise of violence on the far-left.  April Hathcock argues that since "an explicitly peaceful movement" like Black Lives Matter faces "similar scrutiny" to Antifa, leftist protesters might as well employ violence in pursuit of their goals.

Teachers desecrate American flag — Inside a school library.  Is it permissible to desecrate the American flag for educational purposes?  That question is at the center of a raging firestorm in suburban Chicago after a public high school allowed teachers to desecrate an American flag — in the school's library.  It was a one-day exhibit at York High School on Sept. 26.

Chicago-area school board member defends likening American flag to 'toilet paper'.  A Chicago-area school member says she isn't backing down from comments she made on Facebook equating the American flag with toilet paper, saying the flag is a meaningless piece of cloth and "a false symbol of hope" for black people.  In a post on her personal Facebook page supporting NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, School District U46 board member Traci O'Neal Ellis wrote, "That flag means nothing more than toilet paper to me," The Chicago Tribune reported.

Arizona teacher has 4th-grade class recite altered Declaration of Independence.  An Arizona public school district says one of its teachers broke school policy when she reportedly had her class recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence.  A 4th-grade teacher at Salk Elementary School in Mesa altered a poster of the historical document by crossing out two instances of the word "men" in the second and third sentences and substituting it with "humans," a local ABC affiliate reported.  She then had students recite the altered version in class, the station said.  Parent Elizabeth Vaillencourt said she complained about the teacher's actions to school officials, and that the school reacted by putting her child in a different class.

Thugocracy rising: 19% of college students support violence to silence dissent, study shows.  Early results from a Brookings Institution study on the First Amendment's standing among college students foreshadow an ominous future for free speech rights. [...]
  •   44% of all students said "hate speech" is not protected by the First Amendment, while 16% answered "don't know."
  •   51% of all students said shouting down speakers to silence them in a public forum is acceptable.  Over 60% of Democrats agreed compared to roughly 40% for Republicans.
  •   19% of students supported violence as a means of shutting down speech deemed unacceptable.

College kids: 20 percent OK with First Amendment violence.  The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation, and found fully 44 percent think hate speech — whatever that is — isn't a First Amendment right.  About half that think violence is an OK form of protest.  The indoctrination of the next generation is nearly complete.  The left's years and years of hard work at shutting down dissenting political views is paying off big time.

Berkeley receives $100K to 'honor the legacy' of the Black Panther Party.  The radical Marxist revolutionary organization from the 1960s, the Black Panthers, will be the subject of an academic study conducted by the University of California-Berkeley to discover and honor the group's legacy.  The study is being funded by the American taxpayer via a grant for about $100,000 from, curiously, the National Park Service.

Antifa professor 'privileged to teach future dead cops' was obsessed with hating cops.  Trying to impress with his oh-so-ironic perspective, John Jay College adjunct professor Michael Isaacson declared on Twitter last month that he was privileged to teach "future dead cops." [...] But it was far from an over-the-top indiscretion made in the midst of a heated argument, as some tweeters get themselves in trouble for.  Teaching at the John Jay College for Criminal Justice, New York's top school for students interested in law enforcement careers, Isaacson made a string of rabid, anti-cop statements over the past years, all of them perfectly in line with that of someone utterly hostile to cops.

Oberlin College Begins to Follow Mizzou and Evergreen State Down the Tubes.  It isn't just the tail-spinning University of Missouri and Evergreen State.  Colleges that succumb to social justice warriors will all pay a price: [...] The rest of academia isn't far behind in the race to achieve maximum moonbattery — and the consequent financial ruin, as students who want to learn something more useful than sensitivity training head elsewhere for their education.  Big Academia is obscenely expensive and corrupt to the core with pernicious hard left ideology.  The free market will produce superior alternatives.

Enrollments, budgets fall short at universities known for 'social justice warfare'.  Universities known for being hotbeds of campus protest and liberal activism are struggling with declining enrollments and budget shortfalls, and higher education analysts say that's no coincidence.  Take Oberlin College.  According to a document leaked to The Oberlin Review, the school's student newspaper, the small liberal arts college famous for social justice hoaxes has had trouble attracting and retaining students, missing this year's enrollment mark by 80 and racking up a $5 million budget deficit in the process.

Berkeley Students Want To Name Campus Building After Cop Killer.  Ever since Charlottesville, the tyrannical left has been on the rampage, trying to purge anyone and everyone who had an improper thought.  Well, except for Margaret Sanger, apparently.  I guess she's cool.  That's the mentality at work at the University of California-Berkeley, where students have been battling with administrators to purge the name of a past university president from one campus building.

Teacher compares Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan to swastikas.  A Georgia high school teacher compared the President Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan to a swastika and ordered students wearing t-shirts supporting the president to leave her classroom.  The incident happened Aug. 31 at River Ridge High School in Cherokee County — north of Atlanta — and it was all captured on video.

Evergreen State College Follows University of Missouri Into Ruin.  The wages of moonbattery is ruin.  Mizzou is learning it.  So is Evergreen State College.

Judge Richard Posner: 'No value' in studying the U.S. Constitution.  Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner sees "absolutely no value" in studying the U.S. Constitution because "eighteenth-century guys" couldn't have possibly foreseen the culture and technology of today.  In a recent op-ed for Slate, Judge Posner, a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, argued that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post-Civil War amendments "do not speak to today."

Texas School Sheds 'Robert E. Lee' for 'Student Safety'.  A Texas high school cited "student safety" concerns as the reason for shedding its nearly 60-year-old Confederate namesake, General Robert E. Lee.  This marks the second time in a week that public education officials in the Lone Star State used the rationale to strip a slice of history from a campus.  North East Independent School District trustees held a special meeting Tuesday night where they voted unanimously, 7-0, to change the name of Robert E. Lee High.  Last Thursday, Midland ISD administrators framed "student safety" to nix a few bars of the southern favorite "Dixie" out of their school fight song.

Math Education Org Prints Articles Using 'Math for a Certain Social Agenda'.  The world's largest mathematics education organization has printed articles in its multiple journals that "use math for a certain social agenda," the director of publications confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon.  The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has accepted articles to print in its practitioner journals and research publications that "align some aspect of math to a social issue," said publications director Eleanore Tapscott on Tuesday [8/29/2017].

Scandal Erupts over the Promotion of 'Bourgeois' Behavior.  Were you planning to instruct your child about the value of hard work and civility?  Not so fast!  According to a current uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, advocacy of such bourgeois virtues is "hate speech."  The controversy, sparked by an op-ed written by two law professors, illustrates the rapidly shrinking boundaries of acceptable thought on college campuses and the use of racial victimology to police those boundaries.

How American Anarchy Parallels China's Cultural Revolution.  China's Cultural Revolution was triggered by a group of students at Beijing University, the most elitist college in China.  They called themselves the Red Guards because they worshiped China's communist dictator Mao and his socialist/communist ideology feverishly.  In their manifesto, they questioned the usefulness of knowledge, and condemned their professors and university administrators for harboring "intellectual elitism and bourgeois tendencies" and for stalling China's progress towards a communist utopia.  Mao immediately realized that he could use these over-zealous and ignorant teenagers as a political tool to purge his enemies and shape society to his own liking.  He elevated the Red Guards' status by appearing at a massive Red Guard rally on August 18, 1966 at Tiananmen Square.  This event lent Red Guards political legitimacy, and officially kicked off the Cultural Revolution.  The Red Guards' ideas quickly spread from colleges to high schools.  No one on campus dared challenge the Red Guards.  Capitulations from school authorities only emboldened them.  They led students to strike, refusing to take classes from people who were deemed less than ideologically pure.  Professors, teachers, and school administrators were paraded and forced to make numerous public self-criticisms about "transgressions" against government-sanctioned orthodoxy.  Soon, college entrance exams were suspended and many schools, from universities to high schools, were closed.  The entire education system was paralyzed.

Math is 'unjust and grounded in discrimination,' educators moan.  Two national organizations of math teachers are on a mission to prove that math education is "unjust and grounded in a legacy of institutional discrimination."  In a joint statement, the groups complain that making students "master the basics" leads to "segregation and separation," and call on math instructors to adopt a "social justice stance" in the classroom.

Thomas Jefferson, 'emblem of white supremacy,' targeted in UVa. students' list of demands.  University of Virginia students have issued a list of demands regarding a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus because his visage allegedly serves as "an emblem of white supremacy."  President Trump asked reporters on Aug. 15 if violence in Charlottesville over historical monuments would inspire campaigns against the nation's third present.  A coalition of minority student groups answered his call less than one week later with a list of demands for administrators.

Oberlin Council gets rid of Columbus Day.  With enthusiasm, the Oberlin City Council changed the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.  The unanimous vote for the resolution was anticipated, though it was not without opposition.  Council voted about 8:15 p.m.  Monday [8/21/2017] after nearly an hour of public comment from people for and against replacing the federally recognized holiday.

Sounds like a Complete Reassessment of Academic Priorities.
Georgia State Launches 'Multicultural Competence and Peer Education Ambassadors' Program. Georgia State University has launched a program for students to serve as "Multicultural Competence and Peer Education Ambassadors" (MAP).  The MAP ambassadors will work 12 hours per month to "train and educate the Georgia State University community in multicultural competence, allowing them to explore the world through a more progressive perspective."  "Cultural competence and identity affirmation are highly integral for the success of our students," the ambassador position description explained.

Too politically correct?  Board drops 'Lynch' from school names.  A school board in Portland, Ore., has dropped "Lynch" from the names of two elementary schools, claiming it had negative connotations and made some people feel uncomfortable.  The move Wednesday evening [8/9/2017] by the Centennial School District's board also included a slight alteration to the name of a third school.  But the move has sparked criticism, including on social media, from some community residents and former students.

Purdue Dean Wants Engineering Dept. to 'De-Center Western Civilization'.  When one thinks of the Progressive subversion of higher education, many people assume that the hard sciences are devoid of the kind of social justice agenda one finds in the humanities.  But in a fascinating piece for the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, engineer Indrek Wichman complains that engineering education has become more about social engineering than actual engineering.  "A phalanx of social justice warriors, ideologues, egalitarians, and opportunistic careerists has ensconced itself in America's college and universities," he writes.  "The destruction they have caused in the humanities and social sciences has now reached to engineering."  Social justice warriors, Wichman continues, "have sought out the soft underbelly of engineering, where phrases such as 'diversity' and 'different perspectives' and 'racial gaps' and 'unfairness' and 'unequal outcomes' make up the daily vocabulary.  Instead of calculating engine horsepower or microchip power/size ratios or aerodynamic lift and drag, the engineering educationists focus on group representation, hurt feelings, and 'microaggressions' in the profession."

Women's Studies Prof: 'I Wish Someone Would Just Shoot' Trump.  Donald Trump isn't everyone's cup of tea.  Some people love him, some people hate him, and some of us just watch the left howl over the guy while personally feeling kind of "meh" about him as president.  But some Leftist academics, for example, hate him so much they wish for assassination.

College Professor Argues in Favor of Murdering Newborns.  Once you let a handful of black-robed oligarchs decree that it is your "right" to kill your baby, a slide down the slippery slope is inevitable.

University of Chicago Professor — It Should be Legal to Kill Newborns.  Professor Jerry Coyne, a biologist at the University of Chicago, has convinced himself that murdering infants is morally fine because infants are too stupid to know they're being murdered. [...] He says that if a child in the womb looks like they will have a genetic condition, they ought to be murdered.  This is an arbitrary decision, because what we considered to be life ending conditions 100 years ago are now treatable.  This is an arbitrary decision, because sometimes genetic tests and fetal scans give inaccurate results.

Prominent UK College Will Replace Portraits of School's Founders Because They're Bearded White Men.  King's College London, a prominent university in the UK, announced it will be replacing some of the portraits of the school's founders in the main entryway because they are white, which, apparently, is "intimidating" to minority students.  The entryway will instead feature a "wall of diversity" of black and ethnic minority scholars.  The changes are being implemented by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, whose dean of education, Patrick Leman, explained that the reason for the change was because the entrance was full of "busts of 1920s bearded men."  The inclusion of more diverse modern scholars will make the entrance feel less "alienating," he said.

Star Teacher:  Schools Are Subjecting Pupils to 'Left-Wing Brainwashing'.  A teacher who fronted a major recruitment drive for the Department for Education accused schools of "indoctrinating" pupils "from a very young age" in the wake of the EU referendum, it has emerged.  In an article penned for the Conservatives for Liberty group shortly after the Brexit referendum, computer science teacher Calvin Robinson said he was "not at all surprised that the majority of young people voted in line with a Left-wing agenda to remain in the undemocratic, or even anti-democratic European Union.  "Schools have been grooming children towards this decision for years."

Liberal Bias Starts Long Before College.  In my own experience, during my years at a public high school, I had a teacher who aired his left-leaning political views on a daily basis, during class hours, when we were supposed to be learning biology. [...] It was frustrating that the only reason we learned certain things was so that we did well on statewide standardized tests.  Every aspect of our education revolved around these tests.  There was absolutely no room for critical thinking.  Teachers would ask us, for example, what we thought about a Shakespeare play, and if we didn't have the exact answer that they were looking for, crafted in the exact phrasing that was present on their curriculum guides, we were shot down.

Alabama school bans Reagan, Coulter, Levin summer reading list.  The summer reading list for Gene Ponder's AP Government and Economics class at Spanish Fort High School in Alabama is causing some trouble. [...] [Students] could choose from books like "God & Government," "Black Rednecks and White Liberals," "Liberty and Tyranny:  A Conservative Manifesto," "FairTax:  The Truth," and "48 Liberal Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned in School)."  In other words, Mr. Ponder was providing the children with an alternative to the liberal propaganda that has saturated public school textbooks.

Prof calls whites 'inhuman [...],' says 'let them die'.  A professor at Connecticut's Trinity College seemingly endorsed the idea that first responders to last week's congressional shooting should have let the victims "f*****g die" because they are white.

The Editor says...
One would presume that a college professor would have the ability to express himself without resorting to profanity.  Apparently that is now too much to ask.

Professor: 'white marble' in artwork contributes to white supremacy.  A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of "white marble" used in classical artwork contributes to "white supremacist ideas today."  Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an article published in Hyperallergic that "many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient Western world were in fact painted," meaning the "white marble" often seen in such pieces of art were intended to be colored.

Here Comes Progress.  Over the past couple weeks, Evergreen has leapfrogged over Yale, Mizzou, and even Berkeley to become the most eagerly self-castrating school of higher learning in the US of A.  Reaching back to the 1970s, the school has hosted an annual "Day of Absence" in which nonwhite students and faculty were encouraged to skip school and reflect elsewhere on how [bad it was] to go to a racist school with racist teachers and racist students and racist buildings with racist libraries full of all that racist knowledge, even though their educations were likely almost entirely funded by racist white taxpayers.  The annual holiday was supposed to underline what college life would be like without black people, which presumably would make white students feel bad about themselves and possibly even lead to mass self-sterilization in the hope of building a better future.

Why kids can't think.  Students are repeatedly taught that capitalism and profits are bad, corporations are greedy and the rich don't pay their fair share.  They are taught that government is a benevolent entity that helps the poor.  They should be taught that capitalism is what caused the United States to lift people up and that socialism destroys countries and holds people down, such as Venezuela, Cuba, and the Soviet Union.

High School Art Display:  "Burn in Hell, Trump".  A New York school district has launched an investigation into a student art show that included profane references to President Trump.  The art show at Shen High School featured a dozen drawings of the president's face.  Above the drawings was a sign that read, "Draw on Me."  On a nearby table was a box filled with markers.

Muslim activist critical of Israel is cheered at graduation.  A Muslim-American activist whose role as a commencement speaker had come under protest from critics opposing her stance on Israel was given a standing ovation by graduating students Thursday after she told them they must commit to demanding change.  "We in this room together must commit to never being bystanders to poverty, lack of jobs and health care," Linda Sarsour told graduates of the City University of New York's Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.  Critics of Sarsour who don't like her views on Israel had spoken out against her being the keynote, but the school administration stood behind the decision, with the dean saying it was important to listen respectfully to differing ideas.

Evergreen State's Racist Safe Space Hell.  "I'm George Bridges, I use he/him pronouns."  That was how the president of Evergreen State College, a man with a PhD in Sociology, an MA in Criminology and the backbone of an incontinent weasel began his apology to the radical leftists who had terrorized his school, shouted racial slurs at a professor and other students, and driven an entire class off campus.  Then he paid respect to the "elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe."  The university was once a place of reason and learning.  It is now a sick, sad totalitarian joke.  From now on all official Evergreen State events must begin by stating that it is built on stolen Indian land.  The president's pronoun was an admission of his cisgender privilege.  It was the first of a series of ritual humiliations that he would undergo.  And no one deserved them more than George Bridges.

Minnesota yearbook: Behead Trump.  I have some bad news for the kids at Brainerd High School in Minnesota — your 2017 yearbook is not so much a celebration of you as it is an anti-Trump propaganda book.  The 2017 edition of the yearbook included a section titled, "Trump 2k17-2k20? How do you feel about him?"  And let's just say I'm surprised the Secret Service hasn't paid a courtesy call to the campus.  "I would like to behead him," one student declared.  "I do not like him."

Student's Quote on Wanting to See Trump Beheaded Makes Brainerd High School Yearbook.  A post in the Brainerd High School yearbook from a student about wanting to see President Donald Trump beheaded is drawing scrutiny on social media.  The post appears on a page titled "Trump 2k17-2K20? How do you feel about him?"  "I would like to behead him," reads one student's response.  "I do not like him."  Mark Johnson, the assistant special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service field office in Minneapolis, confirmed the agency is investigating the matter.

Social-Justice Math Class: 'Math Has Been Used as a Dehumanizing Tool'.  A new online course instructs math teachers how to incorporate social-justice ideology into their lessons by discussing how mathematics has historically been used to oppress people.  The class — titled "Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics" — was developed by Teach for America and is being offered through edX, according to an article in Campus Reform.  "Do you ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?" the course overview asks.  "This education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with topics such as inequity, poverty, and privilege to transform students into global thinkers and mathematicians."

Teachers Instructed to Use Math to Indoctrinate Kids in Social Justice.  There are some subjects one thinks would be immune from the input of social justice warriors.  While social studies are ripe for their meddling — as are literature and even science these days — a subject like math should be resistant to their tampering.  Well, one would think that.  Unfortunately, a report at Campus Reform shows that such an assumption would be wrong.

College Prof: 'College Campuses Are NOT Free Speech Areas'.  What's the opposite of diversity?  UNIVERSITY!  You're now only allowed one opinion on campus:  It's a LEFTIST opinion.  This is why you pay the big bucks for tuition, folks.  To make sure that the college students come out with the 'correct' worldview.

California Schools Approve New Policy For Students: 'It's Okay To Break The Law, Police Are Evil'.  The Los Angeles School Board is taking modern day liberalism to a whole new level.  They have created a mantra to not only ignore Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents also known as ICE, but to also ACTIVELY do their best to take illegal actions against them if they were to see ICE ever to set foot on their school grounds.  It was a unanimous approval for a set of policies that the board members said would provide families with a much higher level of protection when it came to federal immigration raids.  Among this set of new policies it was also stated that no immigration officer will be given any permission to be on campus without first getting clearance from the superintendent of schools.  Until that happens they will be denied access to school property EVEN if they arrive with a legally valid subpoena.

Another day, another capitulation to the threat of force on a University of California campus.  Handing over control of mandatory brainwashing sessions to a group that has resorted to the threat of force is another step toward handing control of the university over to organized mobs, enforcing heartless indoctrination sessions.  I was a spectator of the late 1960s/early 1970s takeovers of many campus buildings by leftists, and I watched as the consequences of the surrenders that followed unfolded.  That is how academia took its left turn, with recruiting handed over to the activists, who staffed up two generations of leftists and brought us today's academy.

UC Santa Cruz agrees to all demands from black student group.  Students protesting what they believe is a "hostile climate" toward black students at the University of California Santa Cruz were locked inside an administrative building for three days until they scored a sweeping victory Thursday [5/4/2017].  Members of the university's African/Black Student Alliance organization took over Kerr Hall Tuesday [5/2/2017], locked all of the doors, covered the windows with slogan-filled posters, and vowed to not leave until their demands were met.

Potemkin Universities.  College campuses still appear superficially to be quiet, well-landscaped refuges from the bustle of real life.  But increasingly, their spires, quads, and ivy-covered walls are facades. [...] At most universities, if a scheduled campus lecturer expressed scholarly doubt about the severity of man-caused global warming and the efficacy of its government remedies, or questioned the strategies of the Black Lives Matter movement, or suggested that sex is biologically determined rather than socially constructed, she likely would either be disinvited or have her speech physically disrupted.  Campuses often now mimic the political street violence of the late Roman Republic.  Campus radicals have achieved what nuclear strategists call deterrence:  Faculty and students now know precisely which speech will endanger their careers and which will earn them rewards.

Will Fascism Come to America through Its Colleges and Universities?  The biggest cowards in our country today are many, if not most, of our college and university administrators followed closely by a fair amount of their faculty.  They are allowing their institutions to be taken over by a monolithic world view that is increasingly totalitarian and antithetical to the diversity of opinion on which the search for truth depends. [...] This restrictive attitude toward viewpoint diversity is pervasive throughout our colleges and universities, even though the freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment is arguably the most important of all principles on which this country was founded.  Yet only a tiny minority of those responsible for our higher education have the courage to defend it.

How Conservative States Should Handle Academia.  In fact, the Orwellian control of academia by the left virtually guarantees that tens of millions of young Americans will not only lack knowledge — that can be remedied by study and reflection — but have instead noxious stews of pseudo-knowledge percolating out of their ears and guiding (or rather misguiding) their whole lives.  There is precious little conservatives can do in places like the People's Republic of California.  The so-called "Berkeley Free Speech Movement" of the early 1960s was a fraud from beginning to end.  Nearly all the faculty and university administration comprised people who were radically leftist, and it was only the method of protest (screaming obscenities) that bothered anyone.

'Communism for Kids' Turns Deadly Ideology Into a Fairy Tale.  In order to make the deadliest ideology of the 20th century palatable to young Americans, "Communism for Kids" is coming to a bookstore near you.  This newly released book from MIT Press "proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism."  The death toll from communist regimes in the 20th century is well-documented.  One study found that more people were killed under communism than homicide and genocide combined, and only 9 million more people were killed in World War I and World War II combined than under governments of this ideology.

The Greatest Threat to America Isn't Islam — It's the Left.  For more than a century, the left has waged a relentless jihad on the West.  In the 19th century, Karl Marx saw Christianity as the cultural carrier and defender of capitalism and launched an intentional attack on religion in general, and Christianity in particular.  He believed that, if Christian values could be undermined, it would be much easier to replace capitalism with utopian socialism.  As an articulate intellectual, Karl Marx attracted many academics to his cause, and gradually left-wing radicals took over western universities.  From this position of intellectual power, they were slowly able to poison the minds of most young people by feeding them lies that effectually turned them into enemies of their own civilization.  The left has been insidious in accomplishing this feat by subtly rewriting academic history textbooks.

How the Media Try to Lay Waste to the Trump Administration.  In "Public-School Students Take On Fake News," The New Yorker magazine describes how an after-school program launched by nonprofit Mighty Writers "teaches media literacy to kids."  Media literacy, in this case, means being taught to hate and disparage our President. [...] This is nothing but pure indoctrination of future generations under the guise of public service.  Our children are being taught not to differentiate between facts and lies, but to blindly repeat radical left-wing dogma.

Teacher wears profane anti-Trump jacket — in classroom!  Cheryl Judy is the art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia.  She is also a self-described liberal.

From Dept of the Obvious:  Liberal "ideological uniformity marginalizes law professors".  From the Department of the Obvious comes a recent research paper confirming what we already knew, law professors as a group are very liberal.  Paul Caron of Pepperdine Law School (aka TaxProf) highlights the research paper and commentary on it, bragging how BYU And Pepperdine Are The Most Ideologically Balanced Faculties Among The Top 50 Law Schools (2013).

Repudiating the Obama Vision for Higher Education.  We are all aware of the undue influence the federal government has had on local control of K-12 education.  This began with No Child Left Behind under President George W. Bush, and moved to new levels of federal control under Common Core.  No Child Left Behind was at least a legislative initiative, passed by Congress.  But Common Core was initiated through the Executive Branch and was developed and implemented through state departments of education — composed of appointed, not elected, officials — that got on board because of Race To The Top moneys being used as an inducement for participation.  All of this was unconstitutional because the Tenth Amendment relegates control of all powers not enumerated in the U.S. Constitution to the several states.  Common Core got around this by saying the federal government is not telling the states what to teach, but if the states would get on board (they all got on board), the federal government would supply the standardized tests that would give the states greater feedback about whether they were meeting "standards."  Thus, states would begin teaching to the tests, the tests would be controlling, but the federal government on a technicality would not be literally "in control" of state education.

Levin: The left has completely taken over our education system.  Here's how and when it happened.  Friday night [4/14/2017] on his radio program, Conservative Review editor-in-chief Mark Levin dug deep into the systemic problems within our system of education in America.  Why are our college campuses and public schools run amok with left-leaning, socialism-loving young people who despise America's founding and its basic conservative principles?  It didn't happen over night, "it was in planning over a hundred years ago!" exclaimed Levin.

Fresno State Reports Own Professor for 'Trump Must Hang' Tweet.  Virulently anti-Trump professors — by which I mean "most professors" — feel pretty invincible.  After all, when a video recently surfaced of a professor comparing the election of Trump to a terrorist attack, the student filming it got punished.  So imagine Fresno State professor Lars Maischak's surprise last week when his tweet demanding President Trump be hung was reported to law enforcement by Fresno State's president: [...]

Taxpayer-Funded University Student Senate Drops American Flag Requirement, Citing Diversity.  The student senate at the University of California, Davis voted to stop requiring the American flag at senate meetings.  Student senators at the taxpayer-funded school decided to change a rule requiring the display of the U.S. flag because "the concept of United States of America and patriotism is different for every individual," reports Campus Reform.  UC Davis student senator Jose Meneses introduced the bill, Senate Bill 76, which prompted the change.  In the bill, he observed that the student senate had frequently been flouting its own rules about displaying the flag, anyway.

Students Act like Little Fascists Because They Refuse to Grow Up.  Fascists are not people who have been duped into committing horrible atrocities; they are, instead, people who obstinately refuse to grow up and for that reason insist — with brutal violence if need be — that the world parrot back to them their own narrow prejudices and idiotic ideas.

Republican Complacence in the Face of Public University Radicalization.  Herein lies a cautionary tale.  If publicly funded higher education can be hijacked in America's most conservative state, under the noses of a legislature with lopsided Republican majorities in both houses, and with a Republican governor and Republican lieutenant governor, it can (and likely will) happen in your state — if you let it.  Gregory L. Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin since 2015, is apparently intent on remaking the place in the image of his alma mater (B.S., 1980; Ph.D., 1984), the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught for 20 years before moving in 2008 to UT as dean of the engineering school. [...] While Fenves has steered clear of the flagrant cronyism and corruption that plagued the university under Powers, he has promoted a left-wing political agenda that is even more troubling.

Metastasizing Academic Cancer.  College diversity agendas are little more than a call for ideological conformity.  Diversity only means racial, sex and sexual orientation quotas.  In pursuit of this agenda, colleges spend billions of dollars on offices of diversity and inclusion, diversity classes, and diversity indoctrination.  The last thing that diversity hustlers want is diversity in ideas.  By the way, the next time you hear a college president boasting about how diverse his college is, ask him how many Republican faculty members there are in his journalism, psychology, English and sociology departments.  In many cases, there are none, and in others, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans might be 20-to-1.  Nearly 100 percent of political campaign contributions from liberal arts faculty go to Democrats.  At Cornell University, for example, 97 percent of contributions from faculty went to Democrats.  At Georgetown University, it was 96 percent.

Socialist indoctrination in the public schools is paying off:
Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care.  A GenForward poll says a majority of people ages 18 to 30 think the federal government should be responsible for making sure Americans have health insurance. [...] The most popular element of the law is allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26, which is favored by 75 percent of 18-30 year olds.

Academia:  The New Gestapo.  When Chester Evans Finn, Jr., a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education, observed in 1989 that university campuses had become "islands of repression in a sea of freedom," he was anticipating a troubling and prevalent trend now poisoning academia, namely, the suppression of free speech.  With alarming regularity, speakers are shouted down, booed, jeered, and barraged with vitriol, all at the hands of groups who give lip service to the notion of academic free speech, and who demand it when their speech is at issue, but have no interest in listening to, or letting others listen to, ideas that contradict their own world view.  This is the tragic and inevitable result of a decades of grievance-based victimism by self-designated groups who frame their rights and demands on identity politics and who have been successful in weaponizing this victim status to stifle debate.

Your Tax Dollars At Work:  Subsidizing Elite Colleges That Produce Intolerant Bigots.  In early March, distinguished author and social scientist Charles Murray was scheduled to talk at Middlebury College, a Vermont school that charges $64,000 a year in tuition.  Several students erupted in noisy demonstrations that ended up with the 74-year-old Murray being shoved and Middlebury political science professor Allison Singer in a neck brace.  The attack was so vicious and unwarranted that even some liberals who normally ignore such outbursts when they target conservatives were shocked.  They should hardly have been surprised.  Elite schools that cater mainly to the children of wealthy parents have become havens for militant, narrow-minded and often-violent bigots.

Socialism's Rising Popularity Threatens America's Future.  How did we get here?  The popularity of Bernie Sanders, whose 2016 presidential campaign was marked by an altruistic spirit and a consistent value system, is of course not the cause of this movement in public opinion but rather an indicator of it.  Many Americans have forgotten the lessons of the Cold War and the disasters witnessed in the crumbling economies and failed polities of Communist and socialist countries in the 1990s.  Communism was on its last leg, it appeared, and its little brother socialism was not far behind.  Little did we know that the fires of socialism were being stoked in corners all across America where it is held in higher regard than in nations that have suffered under it.  It is obvious where such thinking abounds and continues to spread:  in our colleges and universities.  The ideologies of professors and educators have proven stronger than facts:  The "benefits" of socialism and Communism are taught from the Ivy League to the local community college.  A generation has been taught a lie, and they now believe it.

Today's Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System.  Today's street theater is the culmination of decades of radical education revision.  The radical Left's systematic attack on the study of Western Civilization has essentially been an attack against the study of any and all civil societies.  It is an attack on the features that make a society civil and free.  Those features include freedom of expression, civil discourse, the Socratic method of figuring out truth, value of the individual, and a common knowledge of the classics of history and literature that help us understand what's universal in the human experience.  All of that had to go.  Now, as we see students marching to demonize as "fascists" proponents of free speech, their ignorance is in full view.  This is really a full frontal attack on the rule of law, the Constitution, and a system of checks and balances that guards against the consolidation of centralized power.  That's the whole point of the education these students have been fed.

Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created.  In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings, and shout down speakers they differ with.  These condemnations, coming about 50 years too late, should not be taken seriously. [...] Here's the problem:  It is the Left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most now are.  It is the Left that created the moral monsters known as left-wing students who do not believe in free speech, let alone tolerance.  It is the Left that has taught generations of young Americans that America is essentially a despicable society, racist and xenophobic to its core.  It is the Left that came up with the lie that the university has been overrun by a "culture of rape."  It is the Left that taught generations of Americans that everyone on the right is sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, and bigoted.  It is the Left that is anti-intellectual, teaching students to substitute feelings for reason.

Obama's Snowflakes.  It is not necessary for the hard-left to win over a majority of their targeted demographics.  They only need to create a vocal, domineering minority that gets their hands on the levers of power and money.  Nowhere do we see the success of this strategy more than on college campuses.  Jobs for radicals was Obama's major jobs initiative:  get progressives hired on campus, where they recruit thousands of young people, encouraging vulnerable kids to major in grievance studies, then use threats and funds from the federal government, and campus agitation to require more hiring of grievance professors and staff, more power for the hard left.

The Left's Romance with Violence.  Modern liberal culture has built an educational system politicizing every study of nature and human value, a system of intellectual slavery that is good only for the master.  The system binds generations of students to an ideological post; and their ability to reason effectively extends no further than the length of their chains, for their instruction is the only truth they need to know. [...] Their handbooks tell us that self-reliance is now considered anti-social; that intellectual honesty serves only to weaken one's commitment to the new liberal order, and that a personal sense of right and wrong can only stain the collective purity of correct thought.

SJP: Jew-Hatred Dressed Up As 'Justice'.  Founded at UC Berkeley in October of 2000, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is a highly influential campus organization with chapters based at approximately 200 American colleges and universities, where it organizes and sponsors anti-Israel events and campaigns — more actively than any other student group in the nation. [...] The most significant and influential supporter of SJP is American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), which was established in 2005 by none other than SJP co-founder Hatem Bazian.  Writes Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD):  "AMP provides speakers, training, printed materials, a so-called 'Apartheid Wall,' and [financial] grants to SJP activists.  AMP even has a campus coordinator on staff whose job is to work directly with SJP and other pro-BDS campus groups across the country.  According to an email it sent to subscribers, AMP spent $100,000 on campus activities in 2014 alone."  Further, AMP has co-sponsored events with various SJP chapters.  At least eight of AMP's current board members, key officials, and close allies were previously members of now-defunct Islamic extremist groups that funded terrorist activities.>

The suspension of a conservative student is lifted three months after he defended himself and Donald Trump.  Donald Trump's victory, said human-sexuality instructor Olga Perez Stable Cox, was "an act of terrorism" — one made worse because "the people leading the assault are among us."  She said the nation is back to "being in a civil war," made references to white supremacy, and argued the election attacked "our sense of what it means to be an American and the things that we stand for."  One of those "among us" was Caleb O'Neil.  A campaigner for Trump and student in Cox's class, O'Neil recorded a video of the diatribe and brought the matter to the attention of school officials.  When it became clear nothing would come of his complaint, O'Neil said he released the video on social media.  It went viral, and quickly became a national news story because it reinforced the kind of intimidation conservative students often complain about.  Instead of dealing with the instructor, the Orange Coast College administration — and the union representing faculty members — criticized the student for undermining the college's commitment in open dialogue.  In mid-February, the administration sent O'Neil a letter that reads as if it came from the pen of a Soviet-era bureaucrat.

Another Teacher Exposed as a Leftist Radical.  [Scroll down]  It seems today, teachers are doing everything but teaching.  They join and sometimes organize protests, marches and sit-ins.  They advocate for every wacky liberal cause imaginable, and from the sound of some, they appear to not know enough to teach the subject for which they are being paid.  But really, many are being paid to indoctrinate — not teach.  And the last thing they want to do is be discovered as fraud activists merely posing as teachers, which is why some are unilaterally demanding they not be recorded in class.

Iowa senator wants political balance among university professors.  A bill in the Iowa Senate seeks to achieve greater political diversity among professors at the state's Board of Regents universities.  Senate File 288 would institute a hiring freeze until the number of registered Republicans and Democrats on the university faculty fall within 10 percent of each other.  "I'm under the understanding that right now they can hire people because of diversity," said the bill's author, Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa.  "They want to have people of different thinking, different processes, different expertise.  So this would fall right into category with what existing hiring practices are."

Don't spend a cent on colleges that teach Leftist indoctrination.  Thursday evening [2/16/2017] on "The Mark Levin Show," Conservative Review's editor in chief covered the story of Southern California college freshman Caleb O'Neil, who was suspended for videotaping his instructor vilifying President Trump after the election.  The professor in question, a gay Latina, referred to Trump's election as an "act of terrorism."  O'Neil took the recording to the local chapter of College Republicans, which shared the video after complaints to school administration led nowhere.  For this, he was punished.

Student who recorded his professor describing Trump's election win as 'an act of terrorism' is suspended by Californian college.  A Republican student who filmed his professor describing Trump's election win as an 'act of terrorism' has been suspended by his college.  Caleb O'Neil filmed Olga Perez Stable Cox, 66, labeling the president a 'white supremacist' during a psychology and human sexuality class at Orange Coast College, California, in December.  He anonymously sent the clip to the college's Republican body for it to be shared online, prompting a barrage of complaints against Cox who critics said should not thrust her political views on students.

Orange Coast College student suspended for secret recording speaks out.  An Orange Coast College student who faces a suspension for secretly filming a teacher in class making anti-Donald Trump comments filed an appeal Wednesday [2/15/2017] with the school.  Flanked by his attorney and students who came out in support, Caleb O'Neil, 19, spoke publicly about his experience for the first time during a news conference at the Costa Mesa college.

Teacher: I Lost $100 Bet Because Trump Wasn't Shot.  Jane Germaine said her son's English teacher at Rancho Campana High School told the class that she lost a $100 bet because President Donald Trump had not been shot on Inauguration Day.  Mrs. Germaine tells me the teacher's remarks were troubling.  "A public school teacher using classroom time to share with students how she lost a bet because the president was not shot on Inauguration Day is beyond reprehensible to me and I do not see how the school district does not find this troubling as well," she told me.  And it turned out not to be the first time she's heard about teachers at the high school making politically-charged statements in the classroom.

The Handmaidens of Hatred.  Hatred of Americas founding principles was pushed early on by Howard Zinn, the loony Marxist who now controls the narrative of our history books.  His writings were filled with partial truths, half-truths, and outright lies about American history.  He cleverly inserted himself into the lexicon of hate in the attempt to help the global communist revolution come to America.  He has become the most widely read historian today — and has taught an entire generation, and an entire party, to hate their own country.

Today's Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System.  Today's street theater is the culmination of decades of radical education revision.  The radical Left's systematic attack on the study of Western Civilization has essentially been an attack against the study of any and all civil societies.  It is an attack on the features that make a society civil and free.  Those features include freedom of expression, civil discourse, the Socratic method of figuring out truth, value of the individual, and a common knowledge of the classics of history and literature that help us understand what's universal in the human experience.  All of that had to go.  Now, as we see students marching to demonize as "fascists" proponents of free speech, their ignorance is in full view.

Duke University Training Students For Anti-Trump Activism.  Duke University is sponsoring a workshop for the purpose of training students to engage in activism against President Trump's administration.  LGBTQA activist Mandy Carter will lead the February 15 event, which is titled "Ideas for Activism in the Time of Trump."

Teacher fired after writing 'Only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter'.  While substitute teacher David Colin was supposed to be watching students in Rutherford County Schools, he was instead posting about his hatred for Donald Trump supporters on Facebook.  "The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter," Colin allegedly wrote at 9:29 a.m. Nov. 9.

Study: Liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio in academia will blow your mind.  As the largely conservative "Greatest Generation" faded into retirement in the 1990s, "Baby Boomers" holding increasingly liberal worldviews came to dominate university faculty.  Studies released by the Heterodox Academy, tasking themselves with studying the evolving hegemony of "progressives" in academia, have revealed a significant lack of diversity in political thought encompassing various universities and academic departments.  So dominant is leftist ideology that across university departments in nearly all states, an average ratio of 10:1 exists among faculty who identify as liberal versus conservative.

Principal says Trump is worse than 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The principal of a fancy New York City private school says the election of President Trump is worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Steve Nelson, principal of the Calhoun School, fired off a hate-filled email to parents blasting the president.  He also said Trump's election would be more devastating than Vietnam, Watergate and the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

California College Prohibits Recording Lectures After Professor's Unhinged Anti-Trump Rant.  Clearly they afraid of further humiliation because their so-called "professors" can't control themselves.  Let's reverse roles and pretend there was a professor somewhere who enjoyed anti-Obama diatribes.  We surmise secret recordings of this person would be widely available moments after recording and the media would gladly run with it 24/7.  But a nutty professor goes crazy over and Trump and hey, we can't have the public seeing that.

College Warns Against Recording in Class After Prof's Anti-Trump Rant Goes Viral.  Shortly after the election, Orange Coast Community College professor Olga Perez Stable Cox launched into a tirade during her class on human sexuality, calling Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and Mike Pence "one of the most anti-gay humans in this country."  While it's unlikely she was the only professor to make such statements, she did have the misfortune of being recorded by a student who was less than appreciative of her behavior.  OCCC claims they've launched an investigation.  However, their target seems to be students, and not the professor.

College Forbids Classroom Recordings After Video of Prof Trashing Trump Goes Viral.  Orange Coast College has forbidden students from making in-classroom recordings without permission after a video went viral last semester showing one instructor describing Donald Trump as a "white supremacist" and his election as "an act of terrorism."  Signs posted on campus warned students that unauthorized recordings were prohibited under the Student Code of Conduct and California Education Code.  California law also prohibits the recording of private conversation without the consent of all interlocutors.

California professor in hiding after video of her anti-Trump rant surfaces.  She talked tough about Trump and her supporters — and now she has gone into hiding to avoid the criticism, including death threats.  Olga Perez Stable Cox, a professor at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., left the state Monday after a video of her anti-Trump rant during a lecture was posted on Facebook, the Orange County Register reported.  "Our nation is divided.  We have been assaulted.  It is an act of terrorism," Cox said in the video.

The Editor says...
If a left-wing indoctrinator can't tell the difference between an election and an assault, or an act of terrorism, he or she is unfit to teach.

A professor called Trump's election an 'act of terrorism.' Then she became the victim of terror.  For weeks now, nightmares have been jolting Olga Perez Stable Cox awake several hours before sunrise.  Sometimes she's able to fall back asleep, but more often she finds herself lying in the dark, body tossing and thoughts racing, until she's reduced to tears.  The morning offers fleeting distractions but no permanent relief — a cup of coffee, some Christmas decorating, maybe a phone call from concerned friends.  But the blinds in her home will remain closed, her door will remain locked and the formerly outgoing professor — a woman who has always thrived by connecting with others — will spend another day isolated by fear, weeping, too scared to walk outside.

The Editor says...
I see.  A professor goes on a misguided rant and gets caught on video, and is now portrayed as the victim by the Washington Post.

Oh wait — now she has no regrets.  Just depends on which newspaper you read.

OCC instructor: No regrets calling Trump's election 'an act of terrorism'.  A community college teacher who attracted national attention for describing the election of Donald Trump as "an act of terrorism" said her comments were meant to comfort her students, not ignite political controversy.  Olga Perez Stable Cox defended her statements — secretly videotaped by a student in clips that went viral online and made national news last month.  "I didn't say anything wrong or do anything wrong.  I didn't say anything that thousands of Americans weren't feeling or saying," Cox, 66, said in a recent interview at her home.  "I don't regret it."

Too many Democratic shills are working on college campuses.  Everyone knows higher education is inundated with liberalism.  But according to a new study, the problem may be more extreme than anyone realized.  The study, published in Econ Journal Watch, examined the ratio of Democrat tenure-track professors to Republican tenure-track professors at 40 elite private and public colleges.  Of more than 7,000 professors included in the study, only 314 were registered Republicans.  The most elite among the 40 schools, Ivy League institutions, were comparatively more liberal, but all the institutions analyzed in the study revealed the same overarching theme:  Democrats dominate academia.

High school teacher stages mock assassination of Trump.  A Texas high school art teacher has been placed on administrative leave after video surfaced showing her "shooting" President Donald Trump inside a classroom while screaming, "Die!"  The Secret Service field office in Irving tells me they are aware of the incident, but declined further comment.

Dallas teacher 'assassinates' Donald Trump in class with water pistol.  A Dallas high school art teacher is in hot water for firing a water pistol at a projection of Donald Trump during last Friday's inauguration.  The teacher yells "DIE!!" while repeatedly firing the gun.  The incident appears to take place in a classroom, but it's unclear whether students were present.

Presidential protestors don't understand America.  It's time that Americans demand that their schools once again teach American history (so students know that the popular vote winner does not always win the presidential election), American government (so they know we are a republic and not a democracy), the Constitution (so they understand our bicameral federal and election system), and absolute truth (that personal opinion must submit to truth and reality).  If we don't make these changes, we will not want to imagine, much less experience, the horrifying results from Abraham Lincoln's warning that "the philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."

The Brainwashing of a Nation.  Why are the hallowed halls of the Ivy League institutions offering worthless degrees designed to keep graduates from obtaining economic independence and thus remain perpetually immature students?  Because that was the whole plan, wasn't it?  Take the young brains and promise them the world without them having to work hard for anything.  Make them feel that everything is a right that others have to pay for.  Fight against the status quo of a good work ethic to achieve success.  Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and other protest organizations were perfect examples of blind subservience to Marxist dogma and ignorance of reality.

Teacher draws Trump as Hitler.  A classroom conversation about President Donald Trump's inauguration took a very ugly turn when a California high school teacher drew a caricature of the president as Adolf Hitler.  It happened Friday [1/20/2017] when an English teacher at Verdugo Hills High School drew a Hitler mustache on President Trump's face.  A student in the classroom reportedly posted video of the image on Snapchat.  A source with ties to the school sent me a series of photos taken from the video.  "The teacher told the students that Trump and Hitler are one in the same," said the person who sent me the photographs.

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The Trump-hating  teacher  leftist indoctrinator is black, but I guess that's supposed to be irrelevant, because the news coverage doesn't mention it.

Student group sues after members arrested for handing out copies of Constitution.  Student members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Kellogg Community College are suing their school after they were arrested for passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.  The group says that on Sept. 20, 2016, KCC students Michelle Gregoire, Brandon Withers and three others were in an open area in front of KCC's Binda Performing Arts Center handing out pocket Constitutions and talking with students about YAL.  The students allege in their federal lawsuit that campus administrators and security approached them and told them they were violating the school's Solicitation Policy because they were passing out the Constitutions without prior approval.  They were also informed they could not engage in such activity at that particular location.  The students allege that an administrator told them that "engaging [students] in conversation on their way to educational places" violated the Solicitation Policy because it was an "obstruction to their education" to ask them questions such as "Do you like freedom and liberty?"

Schools to black out Trump's inaugural address.  Students at Independence High School in Williamson County, Tennessee, will not be allowed to watch President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration during class on Friday, according to one student and her mother.

Michigan teacher won't let students watch Trump inauguration speech.  A teacher in Michigan reportedly will not allow his fourth-grade students to watch President-elect Trump's inauguration speech Friday.  In an email to parents Monday, Brett Meteyer said he will let students watch Trump's inauguration ceremony, but will not show the speech because he fears what the 45th president could say.

NEA urges teachers, students to protest Trump at schools.  The National Education Association is urging students and teachers to skip school Thursday to protest the presidency of Donald Trump at school.  Promoting a "National Day of Action" on Thursday, the NEA said, "On Thursday, January 19, the day before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, thousands of students, parents, educators and community members from across the nation will hold rallies in front of school buildings to inclusively stand up for all students."

Twenty Non-Questions on Campus.  Merriam-Webster defines dogma as "a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted."  On too many college campuses, certain beliefs are promoted just that dogmatically.  Students are not allowed to challenge them. [...] Those beliefs are:
  •   There is a campus rape culture that encourages the sexual assault of women.
  •   A woman accusing a man of rape has vastly more credibility than a man who claims his innocence.
  •   The earth is getting dramatically warmer due to human activity, and altering that activity can stop or slow this trend.
  •   Israeli settlers and the Israeli government are as bad as or worse than Palestinian terrorists.
  •   Fundamentalist Christians are morally the same as Muslim terrorists.
  •   Any military action in the Middle East creates more problems than it solves.
  •   Criticizing Islam as a religion of terrorism is an example of Islamophobia.
  •   Religious freedom is less important than acceptance of sexual minorities.
  •   Society would generally be better off if traditional religion disappeared.
  •   Marriage between those of the same sex should be seen as the same as marriage between those of different sexes.
  •   Trans women (men who identify as women) should be allowed to use the same facilities as biological women.
  •   The physical differences between men and women play no role in economic disparities between them.
  •   A woman has a right to an abortion for whatever reason she chooses.
  •   Black men are targeted by the police.
  •   Anti-Hispanic racism is an important part of what motivates those who oppose immigration reform.
  •   President Obama has been criticized more than previous presidents because of his race.
  •   Raising taxes on the wealthy will improve our economy.
  •   Political conservatives are either greedy manipulators exploiting the marginalized, or sincere dupes voting against their own economic interests.
  •   There is little if any correlation between hard work and economic success.
  •   The United States is more damaging to the world than other western industrialized nations.

Anti-Trump Derangement in Los Angeles Schools.  As Inauguration Day nears, "Post-Traumatic Trump Disorder" is ubiquitous.  Many of the president-elect's supporters "suffer" from excessive jubilance, bordering on ecstasy, while many of his detractors are wallowing in angst, panic, and rage, and the latter, PTTD group is making life miserable for children across the country.  Los Angeles may be ground zero for the disorder.  The United Teachers of Los Angeles — or, more aptly, the United Trump-Loathers Association — led by its radical, agenda-driven president, Alex Caputo-Pearl, is planning a major demonstration before school on January 19, the day before the new president is sworn in.  The demonstrators are being instructed to launch a tweetstorm to Trump (#schooltrump) and hold symbolic shields at school sites, to show that "educators are united with our students and our communities against Trump's racially charged and anti-immigrant proposals and that we will continue to fight attempts to privatize public education."

Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week.  A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week.

Study:  Psychology Textbooks [are] Riddled with 'Politically Correct' Nonsense.  The study, titled "Education or Indoctrination:  The Accuracy of Introductory Psychology Textbooks in Covering Controversial Topics and Urban Legends about Psychology," was published this month by Christopher Ferguson, a professor at Stetson University.  Ferguson analyzed 24 commonly assigned introductory psychology textbooks, and examined how each text handled a number contentious topics, and sought to determine whether the topics were presented in a "fair, comprehensive and accurate" fashion.  Topics included "media violence," "stereotype threat," "evolution and mating choices," and others issues related to gender, race, and child development.

Professor tweets 'all I want for Christmas is white genocide'.  The Caucasians among the tender young minds exposed to Professor George Ciccariello-Maher at Drexel University are on notice that their teacher wants them exterminated because of their race.  Not exactly a welcoming atmosphere.

Warning to Democrats:  The rules have changed.  After decades of indoctrination in the public schools and universities, a population of newly minted liberals has filled the big cities and the coasts, feeling entitled to win elections, even when they don't vote.  Merely disagreeing with them incites them to anger, sometimes to violence.  Thus, they rarely if ever hear what we conservatives have to say.  They vilify middle America.  If you respect unborn life, they label you a woman-hater.  If you weary of your child's school being overcrowded with illegal (and illiterate) aliens, they call you a hater.  If you lose your job to a foreigner, they regard you as an angry white bigot.

Tucker Grills SUNY Prof. Who Said Trump 'Embodies White Power Movement'.  Tucker Carlson debated a New York State college professor who sent an email to 600 colleagues believed to have voted for President-elect Donald Trump, asking why they did so.  SUNY-Geneseo mathematics Professor Tony Macula asked colleagues to respond to why they "voted for a candidate who embodies the white power movement endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi[sm].

California professor caught on video calling Trump's election 'terrorism'.  A professor at a California college was caught on video calling Donald Trump's election an "act of terrorism," saying the nation had been "assaulted" — and the local teacher's union was quick to threaten the student who made the recording once it was posted online this week.  [Video clip]

A fascinating peek into the mentality of the liberal bubble.  Frederick deBoer is newly-minted PhD in English working at Brooklyn College in support roles ("Academic Assessment Manager"; "WAC Coordinator") lacking the crucial word "professor" in his title.  His blog post titled, "condescending, certain, and incoherent" is drawing a lot of attention, including a link on heavyweight Instapundit.  The picture deBoer paints is of people who seem to be in a collective trance.  Their assumptions are mistaken for facts, and are never enumerated, much less discussed.  They remain hazy, varying from person to person, because those assumptions are never challenged: [...] Unless people like deBoer can yank the leftists out of their political trance, they will be digging their own political graves.  At least 70% of the country laughs at the extremes of campus leftists.  Political strategies based on a shared fantasy have a poor chance of success.

Parents fuming over Pledge of Allegiance 'waiver'.  Florida's Pledge of Allegiance waiver shouldn't surprise those who are keeping up with the attack on patriotism in our public school system.  What is surprising, though, is who's responsible for it.

Student Kicked Out Of Class For Disagreeing That Trump Election Was As Bad As 9/11.  From President Krista Newkirk on down, the Converse community invested a huge part of its identity in Democrat Hillary Clinton shattering the last remaining glass ceiling in America.  The only acceptable sentiments to express since Wednesday have been grief and outrage.  Feelings are so raw that the few contrarians on campus have become targets.  One student even claims she got kicked out of class after she challenged her professor's comparison of Trump's election to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Ohio State Student After Attack: 'The Left Is More Scared of Trump Than of ISIS'.  A student at The Ohio State University compared her college's response to Trump's victory to its response to the stabbing attack earlier this week.  She noted, disturbingly, that liberals seemed more scared of a Trump presidency than an attack inspired by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS).  "After this terrorist attack I've truly learned that the left is more scared of conservatism and Trump and Republicans than they are of ISIS and terrorists," Mackenzie, a student who wished to keep her last name anonymous, said on Sean Hannity's radio show Thursday [12/1/2016].  "After the election, my professors went crazy," Mackenzie told Hannity.  "I remember calling my mom and saying, 'You would think Hitler just got elected and massacred half the country.'  It was ridiculous.  Trump was called a Nazi, a rapist, a white supremacist, one of my professors actually said we should be terrified because Mike Pence believes women don't have the right to exist, or deserve to exist is actually what she said."

Hampshire College relents after veterans protest, raises American flag on campus.  The American flag once again flies over Hampshire College.  A tumultuous November in Amherst, Massachusetts, that involved stolen and burned American flags may be followed by a calmer December.  Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash announced Friday that a moratorium on flying the flag has ended.  The decision comes less than one week since roughly 1,000 veterans descended upon the campus to protest the flag's absence.

Hampshire College returns US flag to full staff; president denies playing politics.  Hampshire College in Massachusetts raised the American flag back to full staff Friday after outraged veterans protested the school's decision to stop flying all flags across campus.  The college in Amherst had lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff after Election Day.  The flag was found burned on Veterans Day, and the school chose to stop flying it — and any other flags — a week later.

Ohio State Knife Attacker Abdul Artan Was Taking a Class About Microaggressions.  Before he was shot dead while attempting to murder a bunch of people with a car and a butcher's knife, Ohio State University student Abdul Artan — a Somali-born Pakistani immigrant who reportedly became radicalized after learning about injustices committed against fellow Muslims — was enrolled in a class called "Crossing Identity Boundaries."  In fact, he had a group project on "microaggressions" due later this week.  The assignment, worth 15 percent of his grade, required students to find a dozen examples of microaggressions on social media and explain which identity groups were the victims, according to the syllabus.  The purpose of the class is to promote "intercultural leadership" and transform students into "actively engaged, socially just global citizen/leaders."  It seems to go well beyond merely educating students, though — it actually requires them to become social justice activists.

Castro Defender:  He Was 'A Symbol For People Seeking Freedom, Opportunity'.  A history professor from a western New York college clashed with Tucker Carlson over the merits of late dictator Fidel Castro's decades-long rule in Cuba.  Rene de la Pedraja told Carlson that much of the anger professed by Cuba toward the United States stems from assassination attempts on Castro stretching back to 1959.  De la Pedraja, a professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, said Castro was often a "symbol throughout the world for people who are seeking freedom or seeking opportunity."

College Declines American Flag — But Will Take U.S. Taxpayer Dollars.  The Boston Business Journal reports, Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. may decline to fly the U.S. flag — but has no plans to decline any of the more than $7 million it and its students recieved from the U.S. government last year.  Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash announced the decision to stop flying any flags on the school's flagpole for a period of time following a burning of the flag on the campus after the presidential election.

See College Students' Responses When Asked to Compare Castro to Trump.  College students in the nation's capital thought it was a "tough question" whether former Cuban President Fidel Castro or American President-elect Donald Trump is more favorable.  [Video clip]  Many students could not give a clear answer whether they thought Castro, the Cuban dictator who died last week, or Trump was a better leader.

Hampshire College Removes U.S. Flag as Offensive.  After the tragic shooting in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, perpetrated by a young man who was shown on social media with the Confederate "battle flag," there was a national uproar to remove that flag's presence from all public buildings in the state, and eventually across the nation.  In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley quickly led an effort to take the flag down from the Capitol grounds.  Some even advocated digging up Confederate heroes out of public parks.  As other "Confederate" symbols came under assault, many warned that elimination of all Confederate heritage symbols was not the ultimate goal of those calling for their removal, predicting that the U.S. flag and other American symbols of national pride would soon be under attack.

Less than 3 percent of Ithaca College professors identify as Republicans.  Ithaca College has a total of 10 Republican professors between three schools: humanities, sciences and business — and four of the 10 teach in the much smaller School of Business, a survey of professors' party registrations reveals.  Of the 27 departments researched, many lacked even one Republican professor, including the History, Philosophy and Religion, and Politics departments.  Overall, 46.5 percent of professors researched are registered as Democrats, while only 2.6 percent are registered Republicans.  In total, 182 Democrat professors were identified compared to 10 Republican professors, a ratio of nearly 20 to one.

Enemies of Language.  [Scroll down]  Campus "safe space" is another vocabulary distortion.  Such places are often set-aside spots that actually discriminate on the basis of race or gender.  Likewise, college "theme houses" often admit residents on the basis of segregation by ethnicity or race — in a way that would have been considered deplorable during the Civil Rights movement.  Indeed, the word "segregation" has now virtually disappeared from our vocabulary because it could more likely apply to left-wing rather than right-wing protocols.  "Microaggression" is certainly not aggression as usually defined.  Instead, the term seeks to stifle free expression on the principle that one can still be dubbed a racist or sexist by saying something that normally would not offend anyone — at least not without arcane academic inventions of bias.  Both right-wing Nazi Germany and the left-wing Soviet Union banned old words and created new words that furthered political agendas and warped reality.

GWU Students:  Police Protection Is 'Violence' Because Cops Supported Trump.  Protesting students at George Washington University (GWU) claim forcing them to accept police protection during their marches is "violence," because many police officers supported President-elect Donald Trump.  In a list of demands assembled by several progressive student groups, GWU protesters say school officials should find a way of guaranteeing their safety during marches that doesn't involve police.  "The Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police union in the United States, has formally endorsed President-Elect Donald Trump," the list says.  "The FOP includes over 10,000 members in Washington D.C., many of which have jurisdiction over GW's campus.  Placing us in these officers' care is an act of violence, especially for Black students."

George Washington University Students Bark That Police Protection Is an "Act of Violence".  This is what happens when children reach physical if not mental adulthood without ever receiving needed spankings or even hearing the word "no": [...] What this has to do with black students is anybody's guess, but there would be plenty of criminals of color running riot on campus, assaulting and robbing the precious snowflakes like marauding Vikings, if the police were not there to maintain law and order.  The District consists largely of ghetto.

American flags, patriotism now triggering college students.  States and municipalities have pulled down the Confederate flag to avoid hurt feelings, but now Old Glory is under attack, this time from college students triggered by the flag's association with the Nov. 8 election results.  Since Donald Trump was elected president, college students across the country have mourned, protested and walked out of classrooms in despair.  Unable to cope with someone getting elected whom they disagree with, these college snowflakes have begun taking their frustration and fear out on the American flag and patriotism.

College lowers flag to half-staff, then removes it, after Trump's win sparks campus fury.  A Massachusetts college's attempt to placate upset students and faculty after Election Day backfired and then prompted officials to remove the U.S. flag from campus.  Individuals at Hampshire College were so enraged at Republican Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory over Hillary Clinton that its U.S. flag was stolen one night and then burned before dawn on Veterans Day.  Officials lowered a third replacement to half-staff due to claims the flag represents "racism and hatred," but anger by military veterans and their families prompted the school to remove it entirely.

City school teaching kids to HATE Trump.  After being spoon-fed hateful liberal propaganda their entire lives, is there any wonder young people are rioting over the election of Donald Trump?  Our children are being taught by their teachers to be angry from a young age — and there's little parents can do to stop this outrageous indoctrination, because authorities encourage it!  San Francisco's public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls our country's president-elect a racist, sexist man who became president "by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base."  The union that represents city teachers posted the plan on its website and distributed it via an email newsletter to its more than 6,000 members.  The school district has more than 57,000 students who may be required to learn this to pass.

Higher education is awash with hysteria.  That might have helped elect Trump.  The morning after the election, normal people rose — some elated, some despondent — and went off to actual work.  But at Yale University, that incubator of late-adolescent infants, a professor responded to "heartfelt notes" from students "in shock" by making that day's exam optional.  Academia should consider how it contributed to, and reflects Americans' judgments pertinent to, Donald Trump's election.  The compound of childishness and condescension radiating from campuses is a reminder to normal Americans of the decay of protected classes — in this case, tenured faculty and cosseted students.

Maryland college calls 'America'-themed parties 'divisive and harmful'.  Students at Loyola University Maryland were recently pressured to abort plans for an "America"-themed party over concerns they might "oppress" others.  An annual "Senior 200s" celebration organized by Loyola's student government became a cause for concern after Republican Donald Trump's Election Day victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  "I encourage you to reconsider this plan in light of the legitimate concerns raised by so many," the school's executive vice president, Sarah Donovan, told student government members in emails provided to the Daily Caller.

'Sanctuary Campus': Stanford Students Demand Illegal Alien Refugee Camp.  Students at Stanford University, an elite private institution in Silicon Valley that costs $47,940 per year to attend, marched Tuesday [11/15/2016] to demand that the lush Palo Alto grounds be turned into a "sanctuary campus" to shelter illegal aliens facing deportation under President Donald Trump.

San Francisco Teachers' Union Provides Anti-Trump Curriculum: 'Do Not Tell Them That We Have Lost'.  The United Educators of San Francisco, the union that represents teachers in the city's public schools, released a controversial guide Wednesday to teaching public school children about Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the recent election.  The guide, called the "Lesson Plan on the November 2016 Election," informs teachers that "a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base," and suggests they teach children the same.

Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school.  A skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump by two 10th grade students at Marshall High School provoked anger and dismay from the parents of a student who watched it unfold last week.  Harold and Melinda Bean said that in the skit, entitled "The Assassination of Donald Trump," one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death.  All of the students were required to submit descriptions of their English class presentations beforehand to be approved by their teacher, the parents said, but these two students in particular changed their skit afterward.

U.Va. professors ask president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson.  Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school's president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university's founder, because of his slave-owning past.  The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday [11/11/2016], The Cavalier Daily reported.

The totalitarian impulse flourishes at George Mason University.  George Mason University is showing disturbing signs of embracing a totalitarian impulse, even though it is supported by the taxpayers of Virginia.  Consider that its admissions director, Andrew Bunting, did something astonishing: publicly called supporters of traditional marriage and of Donald Trump "worthless trash."

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Pro-Israel Artist Threatened with 5 Years in Jail for Anti-Terror Posters at GMU.  It's not a story out of the Soviet Union though Oleg Atbashian, an artist, activist and commentator, had gotten in trouble for defying the authorities there too.  "Back in my Soviet dissident days, when I was collecting signatures in defense of Andrei Sakharov, I was screamed at, threatened, and lectured by the KGB and Communist funcionaries.  What I never imagined was that in the United States, the land of the free, I would not only be subjected to similar treatment, but go to jail," Oleg writes.  But that's exactly what happened to him.  Oleg's mixture of art and satire took off with Communists for Kerry.  He's the mastermind behind The People's Cube and his tweaking of the radical left and its alliance with Islamic terrorists allowed him to continue the same fight he had pursued in the days of the Soviet Union.  But as the US comes to resemble the USSR, political satire and activism carries a serious price.

Pomona College sends students to protest Trump.  On Friday [11/11/2016], Pomona College's Draper Center for Community Partnerships informed the Pomona community that it will provide students with funding to participate in Saturday's anti-Trump rally in downtown Los Angeles. [...] Information in the form includes a link to the Facebook event page of the protest, named "March in Los Angeles against Trump!"  The march's event page states that "it is our time as a movement to unite and fight back against Donald Trump and what he wants to do to this country!"  Further information on the form included a number to reach an on-call dean via Campus Safety "in event of arrest or other emergencies," as well as a link to a guide on protesters' rights.  A similar protest on Friday in Los Angeles resulted in the arrest of 187 adults and eight juveniles, although the Saturday demonstration was described by national media as more "peaceful."

Some New York City students allowed to skip class to join in Trump protests.  History teachers at an elite New York City high school reportedly allowed their students to skip class Tuesday [11/15/2016] to join protests at the Trump Tower despite objections from fellow educators.  Sources told the New York Post reported that about 200 kids from Beacon High School in Manhattan joined other students in the city to demonstrate in front of Trump Tower.  However, English teachers at the same school firmly opposed the history teachers' decisions.  The students' English teachers told them that they'd be penalized if they skipped out on their class.

Adopting 'sanctuary campus' status urged at Oberlin.  Students and faculty today will march in support of making Oberlin College a sanctuary campus in response to the election of Donald Trump as president.  A petition was submitted to college President Marvin Krislov on Monday [11/14/2016] by a group of six faculty members asking him to investigate how the college could become a sanctuary campus as a way of offering protection.  With the petition, Oberlin joins a national movement of colleges and universities asking to be a sanctuary campus in reaction to Trump and his campaign promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Hundreds walk out of Stanford classes, demand 'sanctuary campus'.  More than 500 Stanford University students, faculty and staff members walked out of classrooms and ducked out of jobs Tuesday [11/15/2016] in a protest of the policies of Donald Trump, the latest in a wave of Bay Area and national demonstrations against the president-elect.  Some of the Stanford dissidents, though, came with a concrete demand for the university's administrators:  investigating the possibility of the South Bay campus serving as a sanctuary against the sort of millions of deportations Trump has said he'll seek as president.

The Editor says...
That's nothing that a search warrant and a big ugly raid couldn't overcome.

Report: Students Demand That Their Classmates Remove 'Trump/Pence' Flag Because It Is 'Harassment'.  A student at St.  John's University in Queens, N.Y., is claiming that his classmates received a letter from some of the residents in their dorm, Century Hall, demanding that the students take down a "Trump/Pence" flag displayed in their window on the grounds that it constitutes "harassment."  "This may not matter to you," explains the letter, a photo of which was sent via e-mail to National Review by a senior who asked to remain anonymous "for professional reasons."

College Faculties Are Mostly Leftist and Becoming More So.  A paper recently published in Econ Journal Watch, "Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology," shows that something almost everyone believes to be true — that college faculties in the social sciences are predominantly left of center — is in fact true. [...] Authors Mitchell Langbert, Anthony Quain, and Daniel Klein describe themselves as classical liberals who find both major parties to be "by and large, horrible," so the study can't be dismissed as merely partisan griping.  They describe their findings modestly, writing, "Other than indicating that Democratic-to-Republican ratios are even higher than we had thought (particularly in Economics and History), and that an awful lot of departments have zero Republicans, and that, yes, the ratios are higher at more prestigious universities and lower among older professors and among professors with higher-ranking titles, and that there are some regional effects, the paper does not offer new results of any great consequence."

The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Trump Hysterics.  [Scroll down]  College campuses all over the country sent blast emails to their students expressing their heartfelt understanding of the horror they must be experiencing due to the election results.  They offered numerous locations of "safe" or "supporting" spaces they could come to for relief.  In almost all cases, it was the administrations and faculties who were melting down as hysterically as Rachel Maddow did on MSNBC.  On numerous campuses, students marched and rioted, vandalized and burned stuff to protest Trump's victory.

Quit Whining, Liberals.  You Brought Trump on Yourselves.  Readers of PJ Media are likely familiar with the explosion of political correctness on college campuses.  While the trend traces much further back, the recent fracas reached a fever pitch in the fall of last year:  students complained that Halloween costumes constituted "cultural appropriation" and "microaggressions."  The very idea of a microaggression — where speech or actions not intended to be insulting can be interpreted that way anyway — is arguably anti-free speech.  But students took the idea and ran with it, demanding censorship.  Fro[m] then on, things just started getting worse.  A state university had a "stop white people" event for RA training.  Racially segregated housing is making a comeback — only now it's black dorms ruled off limits to white people.  Last month, University of California-Berkeley students formed a blockade to keep white people from using a bridge.  Oh, and if you even disagree with "safe spaces," you're a white supremacist.

A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation.  Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel "harassed" is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU).  ISU students are told that they must abide by the school's policy against "harassment" of anyone in the university community.  Students must complete a "training program" consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university's non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them.  But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights under the First Amendment?

Math professor urges students to vote for Hillary Clinton.  A math professor recently went on a tangent in class, telling students that this is the "scariest" presidential election he's ever witnessed and that students should vote for the candidate who does not detest women and immigrants — a clear jab at Republican candidate Donald Trump. [...] While [Professor Peter] Rosnick insisted he was not telling students who to vote for, he used common Democrat talking points against Trump as he spoke to students on Oct. 21 about the upcoming election.

College textbook: 'Capitalism explains the persistence of poverty'.  Newsflash — colleges are teaching the opposite of truth.  In today's example comes word of a college textbook that states "the basic tenet of capitalism — who gets what is determined by private profit rather than by collective need — explains the persistence of poverty."  The textbook, In Conflict and Order:  Understanding Society, is required reading for a sociology class at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Campus Reform reports, adding it also instructs students that American exceptionalism has "racist overtones."  "In a section on 'Cultural Values in the United States,' the book explains why American values such as 'competition,' 'work,' 'progress,' and 'individual freedom' are detrimental to society," Campus Reform adds.  "According to the authors of the book, the United States' emphasis on hard work causes Americans to 'assume that poor people deserve to be poor' as opposed to recognizing a 'social system that systematically thwarts efforts by the poor.'"

Textbook claims American exceptionalism has 'racist overtones'.  A sociology textbook in use at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne teaches that American exceptionalism has "racist overtones" and that capitalism is to blame for "the persistence of poverty."  The book also asserts that American values such as "competition," "work," "progress," and "individual freedom" are detrimental to society.  "In Conflict and Order" is the only textbook used in the introductory Sociology course, which also fulfills a 3-credit general education requirement.

2,000 Seattle teachers wear 'Black Lives Matter' shirts to class.  About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education.  Schools across the district held "Black Lives Matter at School" rallies before classes began for the day.  Students, parents and teachers also wore stickers and buttons emblazoned with the "Black Lives Matter" slogan.  The purpose of the day was to affirm that "black lives matter in the public schools," according to organizers, who are members of Social Equality Educators, a group of educators within the Seattle teachers union.  Teachers also wanted to show their support for John Muir Elementary, which had its "Black Men Uniting to Change the Narrative" event canceled last month after receiving a threat over teachers' plans to wear Black Lives Matter shirts.

Seattle teachers to wear 'Black Lives Matter' T-shirts for a week, sparking debate.  About 1,000 Seattle Public Schools teachers will wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts all next week in what they say is a bid to raise awareness about racial injustice within the school district.  Throughout the week, they're encouraging teachers to have race-related lesson plans and they're offered resources to guide the conversation.  From the TV screens to social media to the classrooms at Garfield High, students are talking about racial injustices and Black Lives Matter.

Cultural Marxism Is Destroying America.  How is it that eight years after Obama promised a post-racial America and fifty-two years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, Americans are more divided by race than ever before?  It is certainly not for lack of resources being thrown at the problem.  American universities have Black Studies Departments, corporations have diversity trainers and racial staffing quotas and the mainstream media covers race issues constantly.  Despite all of this, the divisions keep worsening.  This trend is not being driven by white prejudice.  It is being driven by ideology.  The reason race relations in America continue to deteriorate is the cultural Marxist philosophies being taught relentlessly in schools and colleges across the nation.

Students instructed to compare Hitler to Trump.  Instead of parsing participles, a public high school English teacher has been using her classroom to wage an ugly propaganda campaign against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters.  "Basically, the only people who seem to be safe from this guy are white Christian males," the teacher said in a classroom discussion recorded by a student.  "Am I missing anything?  Oh, American — white, Christian, male Americans."  The unidentified teacher at North Carolina's Cedar Ridge High School even made students watch speeches delivered by Hitler and had them compare them to speeches that Trump had delivered, outraged parents tell me.

N.C. history teacher stomps American flag during free speech lesson.  A history teacher in North Carolina is facing backlash after he reportedly stomped on the U.S. flag as part of a lesson on free speech.  A parent's Facebook picture showing Lee Francis standing over a crumpled flag in his class at Massey Hill Classical High School has gone viral with more than 10,000 shares, The Fayetteville Observer reported.  Sara Taylor, whose child attends Massey Hill but is not enrolled in Mr. Francis' class, wrote that the teacher first asked students for a lighter or scissors to destroy the flag.

The Editor says...
Here's an idea:  Try walking on a Black Lives Matter flag, or a Black Liberation flag and see what kind of reaction you get.

Georgetown students say U.S. Constitution taken 'too seriously'.  An education watchdog's Constitution Day interviews on Georgetown University's campus revealed no shortage of students who said the document is outdated.  Campus Reform asked Georgetown students, who have an average SAT score of 1460 and a high school GPA of 4.01, what they thought of the document George Washington said he would "never abandon."  They overwhelmingly disagreed with the nation's first president and Revolutionary War hero.

Princeton Professor Wants High Schools Teaching How To Be Activists For Illegal Immigrants.  An activist Princeton University professor is urging high schools to teach students how to advocate for immigration reform for illegal immigrants to the United States.  Dan-el Padilla Peralta, an assistant classics professor at Princeton, writes in an op-ed in the New York Times that he is pro-immigration reform and that high school students should be taught about how to fight for illegal immigrants in school.  He also does not differentiate between legal and illegal immigration.

High school football fans told to stop chanting "USA, USA".  Patriotism is under fire in Western Michigan.  The OK Conference, representing 50 schools, has announced a crackdown on fans chanting, "USA" at football games.  They are also implementing strict rules on flags and political banners.

Professor Tears Down Students' 9/11 Memorial Posters.  Students watched Thursday morning [9/8/2016] as a professor at Saddleback College tore down their posters memorializing the lives lost to terrorism on 9/11.

Taxpayer-Funded Universities Are Forcing Social Justice Indoctrination On Every Student.  In the wake of the swarm of Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America's campuses last academic year, administrators at a number of taxpayer-funded college and universities are forcibly indoctrinating students with required social justice training.  The University of Missouri, Oregon State University, Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are four public schools at which bureaucrats have instituted mandatory social justice curricula, according to Inside Higher Ed.

What a School Letting Students Opt Out of Pledge of Allegiance Says About Our Patriotism.  A Florida elementary school recently caused a stir on social media when a man posted an image of his niece's waiver from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  The waiver form asked parents if they would like to opt their child out from "standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart" and reciting the pledge.  The infuriated uncle wrote on Facebook, "My niece brought this home from school today... What is happening to our country?!?"

This is left-wing political indoctrination, not education:
Bias Alert:  Professor says Trump is so bad, class doesn't have to be balanced.  Gettysburg College Prof.  Kathleen Iannello announced in an Op-Ed penned for that she will not even try to treat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP choice Trump equally because, in her mind, Trump is a "lightning rod for promoting further hate."  "My approach for the fall semester will be boldly honest:  It is a disservice to students to attempt to provide balance when I know that balance is an offense to the truth," Iannello wrote.

The Editor says...
So much for a diversity of ideas, wholesome debate, two sides to every story, and agreeing to disagree.  This professor is a little too sure she's absolutely right, and it's easy to see that her assertion — that Donald Trump promotes hate — is obviously questionable, if not entirely false.

Man upset after niece brings home waiver to 'be excused from reciting' Pledge of Allegiance at school.  A Florida man is upset after his niece brought home a Pledge of Allegiance waiver that asked parents to sign and return the form if they'd like their child to "be excused from reciting" it.

OSU course weaves 'critical animal studies' into feminism, social justice.  The Ohio State University will be offering a course on "critical animal studies" this fall to explore how societal structures "facilitate and underpin animal subjection in its various levels and forms."  The course will be taught by Tobias Linne, a Swedish professor who developed the curriculum at Lund University.

Why Do People Still Donate to Universities?  According to The [New York] Times, some college alumni are awakening to the fact that their beloved alma maters are nothing like the decent, open, tolerant, committed-to-learning places they remember.  Rather, nearly every college and university in America has become the least open, the least tolerant, the most hate-filled and the most anti-American (and, of course, anti-Israel) mainstream institution in America.  As stated in the article:  "Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today's college culture.  Among their laments:  Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics."

Bernie Is a Mainstream Democrat.  At this point, people who are willing, even eager, to support a full-blown Commie are legion — and growing.  This is not surprising, given the daily onslaught of left-wing propaganda from Hollywood and the media and the relentless indoctrination in our public schools and universities.  How could we expect this unanswered barrage not to produce poisonous fruit in our society, especially among young people?  Whether or not Sanders is or should be considered a laughingstock, the movement he is leading is real, and it is a sobering reminder of how far Americans have drifted from our founding principles.

Julie Bosman at the New York Times is shocked that anyone would call them "government schools."
Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They're 'Government Schools'.  Erica Massman, a moderate Kansas Republican, refers to the building where her daughter attends fourth grade as a public school.  Ms. Massman's mother, whose politics tilt further to the right, calls it something else: a government school.  "My mother, who is a Tea Party person, started saying 'government schools' all the time," said Ms. Massman, recalling when she first heard the phrase around 2010.

Comey and the Will to Power.  [Scroll down]  That is how vile these people are.  So determined to protect their own power, influence and affluence, they will lie, cheat, steal and blame innocent people for their own crimes.  They appoint and confirm people like James Comey and Loretta Lynch who know they must do their bidding to keep their jobs.  There is no honor in our government anymore.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where we find ourselves at this moment in time.  We are a crippled America; crippled by the success of the Marxist left and their mission to inculcate our youth with their doctrine of moral relativism, entitlement and antiAmericanism.  Two generations of our youth know little or nothing about the Constitution or the men and women who brought it to fruition.

Public Schools Told To Help Students 'Recover' From Trump Rhetoric.  An official in the Washington education department has sent an email to the state's schools urging them to prepare students for "increasing levels of fear and anxiety" because of the so-called "Trump effect."  Teachers are told to create "safe places," plan for "recovery" from election rhetoric, incorporate election-related lessons in the classroom, and provide students with "protection" who are exposed to the rhetoric.  The email, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, was sent out by Mike Donlin, program supervisor of the School Safety Center for the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Donlin sent the email to a mailing list of school officials in charge of complying with state law concerning harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools.

Orlando Massacre Shows We Must Stop Teaching Children to Hate America.  The founders knew that the constitutional republic they were crafting required a single nation with one national identity smelted out of different ethnicities.  Right away, in 1776 in fact, they came up with the concept of E Pluribus Unum.  To instill the new creed into the immigrants already flocking to America, they set an educational system that would create a nation with one national identity.  Starting in the early 1800s with the Common Schools and continuing later through the Ellis Island period, American schools Americanized new comers.  As historian Mark Edward DeForrest put it, the Common Schools had, ["]a large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe.  The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs.  Rather, the schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American experience.["]  Schools taught that being an American required a belief in individual liberty and that rights are granted to us by virtue of our existence, not through government action.  These principles united all people who came to this country in deeply rooted patriotism.  For the past three decades, for reasons that will also require analysis (though at a later date), we have been doing exactly the opposite.  The new model, exemplified by the bestselling historian Howard Zinn, is to present America as a spectacular experiment in oppression.

Milwaukee schools:  Almost half a million bucks for Black Lives Matter curriculum.  The Milwaukee Public Schools have set aside $471,073 in next year's budget "to create a 'cultural studies curriculum'" and to enhance overall school performance via "facilitation of meaningful dialogue and support on issues surrounding race and trauma faced in communities and schools."  This amount almost equals that allocated for College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages combined.

Milwaukee Public Schools Will Spend Almost $500,000 Pushing Black Lives Matter.  Public schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are planning to spend nearly $500,000 of taxpayer money implementing a program that furthers the goals of Black Lives Matter.  The $471,073 outlay in the proposed 2016-17 budget for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is included as one of many partnerships the district is pursuing with outside organizations.  The partnership with Black Lives Matter is described as an effort to create a "cultural studies curriculum" and improve school performance through the "facilitation of meaningful dialogue and support on issues surrounding race and trauma faced in communities and schools."

Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department and stop forcing students to take 'Major English Poets' course filled with white male writers.  Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color.  Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men.  An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely.  It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race and sexuality'.

Years After Hiroshima Comes the Blah.  Americans educated in the schools and universities of this great republic have been taught (or should I say propagandized) for over two decades that President Reagan was an intellectual lightweight and a warmonger.  There is a lot of evidence cited.  Through President Reagan's eight scary years in the White House columnists at the New York Times and the Washington Post, along with mainstream media and the professoriate in general, regularly came up with endless evidence of how the President was building up our military and threatening nuclear warfare with the Soviets.

Campus Activists Are More Radical and Troubled than You Think.  Americans have become accustomed to student activism.  Progressive Boomer parents and grandparents fondly remember their days in the quad, protesting the Vietnam War.  My generation's liberal activists built their anti-apartheid shantytowns and rallied for more faculty diversity.  Hollywood and mainstream historians have whitewashed these movements, emphasizing their idealism, overlooking their violence and oppression, and proclaiming student protest as a virtual rite of passage for the good American citizen.  The whitewashing continues to this day.  Leftist riots are excused and often even celebrated, victim status grants moral authority — regardless of the "victim's" ideas or tactics — and conservative speech (no matter how peaceful or reasoned) is deemed suspect at best and "violent" at worst.  But the whitewashing has to stop.

The Big Uneasy.  [Scroll down]  In mid-November, a thousand students at Ithaca College walked out to demand the resignation of the president, who, they said, hadn't responded aggressively enough to campus racism.  More than a hundred other schools held rallies that week.  Protests continued through the winter.  Harvard renamed its "house masters" faculty deans, and changed its law-school seal, which originated as a slaveholder's coat of arms.  Bowdoin students were disciplined for wearing miniature sombreros to a tequila-themed party.  The president of Northwestern endorsed "safe spaces," refuges open only to certain identity groups.  At Wesleyan, the Eclectic Society, whose members lived in a large brick colonnaded house, was put on probation for two years, partly because its whimsical scrapbook-like application overstepped a line.  And when Wesleyan's newspaper, the Argus, published a controversial opinion piece questioning the integrity of the Black Lives Matter movement, some hundred and seventy people signed a petition that would have defunded the paper.  Sensitivities seemed to reach a peak at Emory when students complained of being traumatized after finding "trump 2016" chalked on sidewalks around campus.

USDA Awards $746,827 to Improve 'Shopping Practices of Adolescents'.  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday [5/19/2016] six universities have been awarded nearly $3.8 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for programs designed to help fight obesity.  The USDA's program descriptions for the six grants include:
  •   $746,827 to the University of Kentucky for the testing of the program "Smart Shopping."  According to the program description, Smart Shopping is "aimed at improving the shopping practices of adolescents with the ultimate goal of increasing fruit and vegetable intake."
  •   $797,995 was awarded to the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine for the "Supermarket Science: Multipronged Approaches to Increasing Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruit and Vegetable Purchases" program.
  •   The University of Maryland received $943,287 for a program designed to enhance implementation of school wellness policies.  The efforts['] goal "is to create health promoting school environments that support healthy growth/development of children to prevent obesity."

Fla. Student Handbooks to Offer Pledge of Allegiance Opt Out.  Starting in July, Florida schools will give students an opt-out option for the Pledge of Allegiance in their student handbooks and an atheist group is working to make sure it's in the pages.  The American Atheists and Central Florida Freethought Community have sent a letter to school districts informing them, "We will, after the start of the 2016-2017 school year, request a copy of your district's student handbook(s) to verify compliance with Florida's law requiring your district to notify students of their rights under the Constitution."  The requirement to publish the opt out in the school handbook and to excuse students from standing during the Pledge of Allegiance is inside a lengthy school choice bill Florida lawmakers passed into law earlier this year.

The Dry Rot of Groupthink in Academia.  Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited — to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech.  Mr. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and, perhaps most relevantly, author of a very insightful book titled "Please Stop Helping Us:  How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed."  In short, Jason Riley's views on race are different from the views that prevail on most college campuses.  At one time, 50 years ago or earlier, exposing students to a different viewpoint was considered to be a valuable part of their education.  But that was before academia — and the education system in general — became virtually a monopoly of the political Left.

Liberal Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives 4-to-1.  According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100 universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies.  Only 10 are hosting speakers who are either openly conservative or who have donated to conservative/Republican politicians.

Faculty Worries About Naming Law School After Scalia Because of His 'Offensive' Views.  The university that plans to rename its law school after Antonin Scalia is facing some inside resistance.  On Wednesday [4/27/2016], the faculty senate at George Mason University passed a resolution questioning whether they should be using the late Supreme Court justice's name because of his reputation.  The resolution said Scalia made "numerous public offensive comments" about LGBTQ people, people of color, and women; and said he was a polarizing figure to the detriment of the country, running "counter to the values of a university that celebrates civil discourse."  The faculty also voiced concern that using his name would rebrand George Mason as a conservative school, rather than as "an unaligned body."

Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization.  This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s.  Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347.  A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why:  Teaching Western civilization means "upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations."  The vote — and the column — encapsulated the left's view:  In Europe, Latin America and America, it loathes Western civilization.  Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist or of European roots — and the non-West, the left portrays the West as the villain.

Feds spend $3,071 for kids to raise red paddles to protest donuts.  A group of children was gathered around the exhibit, paddles in hand eager to denounce another food deemed unhealthy by the National Institutes of Health.  The game is called "Go, Slow, and Whoa!"  Think Red Light, Green Light, but for educating kids on the danger of white bread.

Reforming Academia in 2016.  Since the 1960s, an Alinsky-styled, Jacobin fueled movement that recognizes that power truly emanates from those centers that disseminate knowledge, has worked to gain control of places like American universities.  Professors like Bill Ayers in Chicago — who wipes his feet on an American flag before a photo op selfie for a magazine — follows in the lineage of self-styled academic radicals such as Ward Churchill and Noam Chomsky.  In their essential view, there is one profound evil in the world — the conventional America.  All of our traditions, all of our economic and cultural practices, and religious faiths, are code words for direct suppression and oppression of minorities they define and manipulate through the terminologies of academia.  It is difficult to complete sentences in front of these academic radicals who have made a profession of taking offense.

Multiculti education guru denounces showing up on time, hard work, and clear language as part of white oppression.  Heather Hackman of the Hackman Consulting Group apparently is a big deal in educational circles concerned with denouncing "white privilege."  School districts all over the country spend big bucks sending teachers and administrators for indoctrination into White Privilege Theory.  The St.  Paul public schools, for instance, have spent millions of dollars on this mission.  Blake Neff of the Daily Caller News Foundation has been attending the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia, where Hackman enunciated a set of ideas that sound suspiciously close to white supremacy, and which made explicit the notion that teachers in government schools are now expected to be political indoctrinators more than teachers of any useful knowledge and skills.

'Million Student March' Organizer Clashes With Cavuto.  This year's "Million Student March" took place Wednesday [4/13/2016] on college campuses across America.  Activists called for tuition-free public college, the cancelation of all student debt, a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers and a divestment from private prisons by all colleges and universities.

Attacking Our Nation's Founders.  During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles.  Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument.  But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. [...] Ignorance of our history, coupled with an inability to think critically, has provided considerable ammunition for those who want to divide us in pursuit of their agenda.  Their agenda is to undermine the legitimacy of our Constitution in order to gain greater control over our lives.  Their main targets are the nation's youths.  The teaching establishment, at our public schools and colleges, is being used to undermine American values.

Sometimes the anti-American indoctrination comes from other students.
California college students object to 'white feminist' Madeleine Albright as commencement speaker.  She is a liberal icon and was America's first female secretary of state, but not everyone at a California college is thrilled that "white feminist and repeated genocide enabler" Madeleine Albright has been lined up to give next month's commencement address.  Soon after officials at all-female Scripps College, in Claremont, Calif., announced Albright would speak to graduates, an article in the school paper derided the Czech-born diplomat for her skin color and previous policy positions, and other students posted their concerns on social media, according to The Claremont Independent.

The Questions Liberals Never Have to Answer.  Liberals do a poor job of defending their beliefs with facts, logic or debate, but they have become unparalleled masters at keeping their opponents' side of the argument from being presented at all.  We have kids who are never exposed to conservatism in high school who go to college where the professors are liberal; then they graduate and get their information from their local paper and all TV outlets except for Fox which are liberal, and they watch ostensibly non-political Hollywood-produced liberal movies and TV shows that reinforce left-wing viewpoints.  As if that isn't enough, liberals go to great lengths to convince people that their opponents are so cruel, evil, racist and despicable that their arguments are tainted by default and shouldn't be considered at all.

The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze.  University students across the country — at Amherst, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UC Berkeley and dozens of other campuses — are caught up in yet another new fad.  This time, the latest college craze is a frenzied attempt to rename campus buildings and streets.  Apparently some of those names from the past do not fit students' present litmus tests on race, class and gender correctness.

First-Grade Teacher Defends Her Decision to Take Kids on Black Lives Matter March.  A first-grade teacher in North Carolina who took her students to a Black Lives Matter march without the consent of parents is defending her actions after being criticized in a scathing op-ed in the Daily Caller published Wednesday [3/16/2016].  That teacher, Ms. Bernal-Martinez of Central Park School for Children in Durham, told progressive North Carolina news outlet Indy Week that it was actually the decision of the students to attend the march.  She said her students chose to investigate the background of the Black Lives Matter movement and wanted to get involved following their investigations.

First-Grade Teachers In Durham Enroll Kids In Black Lives Matter March.  Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina has enrolled grade-school students in a "Black Lives March and Rally" scheduled for March 17, 2016.  The teachers can opt-in or opt-out their classes, but parents have not been given a choice.  Stef Bernal-Martinez, a teacher of 6-year-old children, signed up all the children in her class for a "Black Lives March and Rally" to take place during the school day, at the city's downtown Central Park and Farmer's Market.  Ms. Bernal-Martinez describes herself as a "Radical Queer Progressive Educator" and "white-passing Xicana."

The Editor says...
If you find out that your 6-year-old child's teacher is a "radical queer progressive," that's an excellent reason to start homeschooling.  If you don't, you will probably spend a lot of time every evening un-teaching all the junk the poor kid was taught at school that day.  You might as well do the teaching yourself.  It can be done.

School Pledges Allegiance to International Flag?  I've been telling you for quite some time that your local public schools have been co-opted by liberals and turned into anti-American — public indoctrination centers.  Nothing illustrates that point better than an incident that happened at grade school in New York City. [...] The children were told to paste the flags of 22 other nations over the Red, White and Blue.  That's right — Old Glory was covered up — desecrated by flags from mostly Spanish-speaking nations.

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NYC Kindergarteners Pledge Allegiance To 'International Flag' Made from a Desecrated American Flag.  A story from Sean Hannity's website has been tearing up social media on Saturday [3/5/2016] and with good reason.  It seems kindergarten children in New York City, under the direction of teachers and with the approval of the parent teacher association, desecrated an American flag in order to praise multi-culti internationalism as superior to and authoritatively above the United States.

America is on the Road to Declinistan.  [Scroll down]  In the age of reality television and social media, college students cannot identify Joe Biden but resoundingly know Kim Kardashian.  They have no idea who fought in and won the Civil War but know that Snookie appeared on The Jersey Shore.  Hollywood elites are distressed over alleged discrimination against black actors who live in $10 million homes, ignoring the real tragedies occurring in inner cities where blacks are killing each other in record numbers.  Progressives co-opted K-12 education with Common Core and an anti-American AP U.S. History curriculum.  College campuses are rapt with progressive professors more obsessed with their hatred of democracy and capitalism than teaching facts and promoting critical thinking.  Radical 1960's crazies are now respected professors and their hate speech against America and Israel is common in lectures.

Black Law Students at Georgetown: We are shaken and angry at conservatives' response to Scalia's death.  After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, an unusual debate unfolded at Georgetown University Law Center, not only over the legacy of the conservative scholar, but whether political correctness and a left-leaning bias had stifled the possibility of open discourse in academia.  Two professors questioned a laudatory memorial announcement that was issued by the law school; one publicly argued that the campus community would not mourn Scalia, who is one of the university's most prominent alumni, calling him "a defender of privilege, oppression and bigotry."

Weimar America.  No one can figure out how and why America's youth have borrowed a collective $1 trillion for college tuition, and yet received so little education and skills in the bargain.  Today's campuses have become as foreign to American traditions of tolerance and free expression as what followed the Weimar Republic.  To appreciate cry-bully censorship, visit a campus "free-speech" area.  To witness segregation, walk into a college "safe space."  To hear unapologetic anti-Semitism, attend a university lecture.  To learn of the absence of due process, read of a campus hearing on alleged sexual assault.  To see a brown shirt in action, watch faculty call for muscle at a campus demonstration.  To relearn the mentality of a Chamberlain or Daladier, listen to the contextualizations of a college president.  And to talk to an uneducated person, approach a recent college graduate.

Is Our Children Learning?  It's true that each generation thinks the one following is a collection of self-involved ignoramuses.  Still, the transformation of American colleges and universities into indoctrination sweatshops is a signal tragedy.

Georgetown Professor Complains After School Shows Respect For Antonin Scalia.  Two professors at Georgetown University's law school have made a very public protest after the school's dean made a statement honoring deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  Given that Scalia earned his bachelor's degree from Georgetown, it would seem fitting for the school to honor such an illustrious alumnus after his passing.  Georgetown University Law Center dean William Treanor thought the same way, and made a short public statement the day of Scalia's death.

College students taught America created ISIS, war on terror worse than 9/11.  ISIS was borne out of President George Bush's decision to send troops to the Middle East after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and in actuality the war on terror has caused more harm than 9/11, college students across Washington were taught recently.  The lesson came via scholar Phyllis Bennis, who gave a series of talks at three colleges in Washington titled "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror," also the name of her latest book.

White students undergo weekly 'deconstructing whiteness' program at Northwestern University.  White college students are undergoing a weekly "deconstructing whiteness" program at Northwestern University.  The "6-part workshop series for undergraduate students who self-identify as white" launched in January and runs through March, according to the university's website.  Students enrolled chose to do so — it is voluntary.  A spokesman for the prestigious private university located outside Chicago declined to give The College Fix details on the program, such as how many students enrolled and how it's been received so far.

Dumb, Dumber and Democrat.  The Democrats purposely created a narrative of nasty and divisive class envy, destroyed our educational system particularly through Common Core, and wildly helped millions of people become addicted to a life of entitlement.  These do-gooders demonically created a dependent constituency who will obediently be there when it is time to pull the voting lever, whether legal or not.  The two pillars sustaining today's Democratic Party are the elites and the losers.  Remember the so-called and once important "middle class"?  Although occasionally still referenced in stump speeches, these hard-working blue-collar factory laborers, veterans, police and fire-fighters have been relegated to the back of the Democrats' busload of newly-found victims.  "Black Lives Matter," men in dresses and harboring dangerous illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities are the new protected class and assured Democrat voters.

Uncle Bernie Sanders Is Brainwashing Our Uneducated Youth.  Lovable Bernie is essentially propagandizing a generation of gullible American young people who don't have anything near the education or experience to understand what is happening to them.  His task is made simpler because his Democratic Party opponent is demonstrably and obviously corrupt and in danger of prosecution.  She has also been pushed so far to the left by Bernie's success (and her own fears) that no serious questions about socialism are even asked.  Our educational system, which, even at the college level, rarely looks at socialism from a results-oriented perspective, exacerbates this situation.  Yet those results sit just below our southern border in catastrophic form for all to see, though few, especially among the young, have the background or, frankly, even the interest, to look.

The regrettable decline of higher learning.  What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning? [...] In fact, today's campuses mimic ideological boot camps.  Tenured professors seek to indoctrinate young people in certain preconceived progressive political agendas.  Environmental studies classes are not very open to debating the "settled science" of man-caused, carbon-induced global warming — or the need for immediate and massive government intervention to address it.  Grade-conscious and indebted students make the necessary ideological adjustments.

The Good News in American Higher Education.  [Scroll down]  Sixties Radicals have dominated the academy since, well, the 1960s.  This hegemony may be coming to an end, at last.  Besides the reality that the oldest radicals are retiring and dying off, there is also growing recognition that such an overwhelming one-sided tilt is not just bad for classroom discussions, but is also destructive to entire fields of inquiry and the disinterested pursuit of truth on which the entire academic enterprise is predicated.  Ironically, aging leftist college professors who still think they are "fighting the man," actually have been "the man" for decades now.

A Retrospective on the Obama Years.  [Scroll down]  America's college campuses have always been a home field for the left.  It's a rule of life that socialism, progressivism and liberalism tend to flourish in an environment where tenure reigns and where intellectual adventurism is supposed to blossom without the burden(s) of waking early, going to work, and paying the bills.  But today's college scene is a bridge too far.  Seems not a day goes by without a media report of some college professor gone off the progressive deep end.  Indeed, we are becoming desensitized to stories of "speech codes", "bias-free guides", "safe zones", and "trigger warnings".  And it's all to do with an aggrieved, fearful left now turned against free speech. [...] Worse, a new wave of student-brats is more than willing to take over a dean/president's office to make its point.

HISD board votes to rename 4 schools named after Confederate loyalists.  The Houston school board voted 5-4 Thursday [1/14/2016] to rename four campuses named after Confederate loyalists and postponed decisions on four others amid community concerns.  Trustees agreed to kickstart the process of renaming Henry Grady, Richard Dowling and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson middle schools and Robert E. Lee High School.  Now, a committee at each school, including a teacher, student, parent and alumni, will be charged with proposing a new name.  The policy calls for the superintendent then to make recommendations to the board for a vote — to take place in May, according to the meeting agenda.

The Editor says...
Do you really want to send your kids to a school named after Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Robert Mugabe, or Ron Karenga?  You can bet that Stonewall Jackson's name will be replaced by the name of his polar opposite:  some left-wing activist — almost certainly black, probably female, and possibly a homosexual.

Public school recruits students to work for Hillary Clinton campaign.  A public high school in Maine was caught red-handed trying to recruit students to work on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as a "community service opportunity" — without the knowledge or consent of parents.  Could you imagine the national media firestorm had the school been recruiting for Donald Trump's campaign?  Students at Marshwood High School in South Berwick received an email from the Clinton campaign — urging them to sign up for positions as unpaid "fellows".

The American Left and the Death of Political Discourse.  Much has been made of the precipitous decline and near death of political discourse in the United States.  Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language.  However, this factor is a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma:  the inability of not only the general public but nearly all of the so-called societal leaders and opinion makers to generate an original thought, as well as a stubborn refusal, because of a rapidly evolving totalitarian mindset on the Left and their total domination of the Democratic Party, to use reason and logic when confronted with irrefutable facts and arguments.  These traits can be explained, insofar as the general public is concerned, as the consequence of their subjection for the past forty years to a woeful and deliberately incomplete education bordering on indoctrination.

So, It's 2016.  [Scroll down]  Our own college students, many, but not all of them black, are making up ridiculous imaginary racism on campuses that tie themselves in knots to avoid racism.  Then they attack the colleges that coddle them and protect them from having to do a day's work.  Then the professors join in out of sheer terror at the sight of angry black students.  These pitiful specimens are attacking institutions (that used to be) of higher learning and screaming obscenities at anyone who even dares to not bow down to them.  They are roving gangs of stormtroopers demanding an end to the First Amendment because free speech makes them feel "unsafe."  That's the real problem:  the attack on the Constitution.  The universities deserve their fates.  To kowtow to the Sturmabteilung of the race thugs is suicide.  But for the universities to become petri dishes for brewing up the toxins of dictatorship — that's scary.  Because of course the real attackers of safety are the Black Lives Matter and their pals.  These guys are dangerous.

The 13 Most Ridiculously PC Moments On College Campuses In 2015.  It seems like 2015 has just been so full of examples of extreme political correctness on college campuses that it might be easy to forget just how full of them it's been.

Harvard Apologizes for 'Social Justice' Placemats After Outrage.  Harvard officials were forced to apologize Wednesday [12/16/2015] after a university office distributed placemats that promoted political opinions about race and justice.  The placemats, which recently turned up in an undergraduate dining hall, appeared to brand Americans worried about the U.S. accepting tens of thousands of refugees from Syria Islamophobic.  They also encouraged political opinions about allegations of racism at Yale University, the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers, and the school's decision to change the title of "House Master" because some argue that it relates to slavery.  Two Harvard deans penned an apology note to community members after students expressed outrage at the placemats and claimed they promoted political stances.

Professor Aims To Turn Elementary Students Into Social Justice Warriors.  A professor at the taxpayer-funded Montclair State University in New Jersey is hoping to train teachers to get excited about social justice.  The professor's name is Bree Picower, associate professor of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Literacy Education at Montclair, and the workshop she teaches is called "Social Justice Curriculum Design for the Elementary Classroom."  "This workshop is designed to help teachers visualize social justice education by providing examples of projects, making social justice in K-6 setting accessible, practical, and achievable," the workshop's description reads.

Sanity wins out, school brings back Santa and the pledge.  Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a "harvest festival."  The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning [12/14/2015], a day after The [New York] Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim.  District 15 Superintendent Anita Skop stormed in the front door at 9:50 a.m., and minutes later, two fifth-grade boys were brought to the main office to lead a recital over the public address system of the Pledge of Allegiance, teachers told The [New York] Post.

15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become.  How radical, weird and out of touch have liberals on college campuses gotten since Obama came into office?  It's worse than you ever thought and although there is an almost unlimited number of problematic incidents to choose from, these 15 are particularly effective at getting across how bad things have become.  [Example #1:]  "College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims.  The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low:  Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns — insulting, childish concerns — that Muslim students would be offended."

America's Indoctrination Mills.  If you think college is bad, wait until to find out what is going on in America's elite high schools.  The mania over political correctness and victim culture does not begin in college.  It begins, as Prof. Jonathan Haidt discovered, in the indoctrination mills that prepare children for college.  It's a bit much to say that they are schools at all.  Parents are clearly worried about the abuse that is systematically visited on boys.  They are surely also worried about the way that their daughters are being turned into a revolutionary vanguard.  Whatever you think about helicopter parenting, you might consider that parents might very well want to protect their children from the leftist culture that prevails in high school.

Thought Terminated: Kafka at Kansas University.  [Andrea Quenette, a thirty-three year-old assistant professor of communications was] forced by her judges to read what was in effect a confession of guilt prepared for her by the accusers (the self-same judges).  She was then bullied into sitting quietly as her judges took turns condemning her.  When, during this tribunal straight from the depths of twentieth-century totalitarianism, Quenette attempted to read her own prepared statement of clarification and apology, the students refused to hear it.

Muslims at SDSU Stage 'Anti-Islamophobia' Rally.  Members of the Muslim Students Association at San Diego State University (SDSU) held a rally Monday [11/23/2015] rally against Islamophobia after a reported attack that the group is highlighting as a "hate crime."  A list of demands posted on Monday to the SDSU Muslim Students Association Facebook page includes:  zero tolerance for "Islamophobic" speech; mandatory training for faculty, staff and students; increased coursework offered on Islam; more money for the Center for Intercultural Relations; and "that the SDSU administration address, alleviate, and eliminate systems of oppression that disproportionately target students of color, womyn [sic], and all marginalized students on campus."

The Editor says...
These demands presume that white males are never marginalized.  The longer the school administrators keep quiet about this nonsense, the harder it will be to restore order and sanity someday, when the adults once again take over.

The grievance generation.  These leftist kids are agitated.  Angry.  This the hangover effect, I suspect, from the shattered utopian dreams of Hope and Change.  I have noticed in recent months that these students attend my lectures not to learn anything — they know everything already — but hoping that I will slip up or say something they can label as offensive or that violates their eight-volume campus speech code.  When I ask them what they want, a typical response is a "radical transformation of the economy" to reduce income inequality, racism, sexism, and, of course, to end climate change.  Government will command these changes to achieve this transformation.  These are young Stalinists who are willing to suspend almost every basic freedom and civil liberty for "the greater good."

Columbia student activists: Protest with us, or else!.  [Scroll down]  Another student wearing a T-shirt with the words "Kill White Supremacy" called Columbia a "white supremacist institution."  She led the crowd in a progression of chants including "I love black people," "I love all black people" and "I love queer black people," before adding "I love black criminals" and "I love black people who steal."  "Raise your hand if you're a little bit uncomfortable," she said as a smattering of hands went up.  "It's okay if you're uncomfortable right now.  This university was built on stolen land on the backs of my ancestors — and that is uncomfortable."

Years of socialist indoctrination are now paying off:
Million Student March aims to fight for free college tuition and cancellation of student debt.  On a recent Tuesday at the City College of New York in Manhattan, a handful of students, activists and professors sat in a small circle casually planning a revolution.  Surrounded by other students typing on their laptops in a basement lounge a few escalator rides down from street level, the group's conversation flowed easily from the mundane — how many fliers each could hand out in 15 minutes — to their lofty goals:  The cancellation of all student debt, free tuition at public colleges and universities, and getting campus workers a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

University officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover video.  Conservatives have long accused academics of shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it literally.  Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as "triggering" and "oppressive."

University drops pledge, flag from Veteran's Day service.  Patriotic students are infuriated after the Pledge of Allegiance and the Presentation of Colors were removed from Seattle Pacific University's Veteran's Day chapel over fears they might offend people.  The university's Military and Veteran Support Club was outraged by the chaplain's decision.  They called it a "slap in the face" of every soldier who fought, sacrificed and died for our freedoms.

Dept. Of Education Issues Guide Urging Schools To Help Illegals Apply For Amnesty.  The Department of Education is out with a new resource guide encouraging schools and educators to help illegal aliens apply for amnesty under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The document, which was released on Tuesday [10/27/2015], also urges schools to provide welcoming environments for illegal alien students by hosting events such as "Undocumented Week."

California student forced to remove American flag shirt deemed 'gang related'.  A 12-year-old California honors student violated his school's dress code for wearing a patriotic T-shirt administrators claim is "gang related," Fox 40 reported Tuesday [10/27/2015].  Dustin Cole, a student at Yuba Gardens Intermediate school in Olivehurst, arrived home last week wearing the T-shirt his mom had bought him inside out, according to the station.

American Flag Shirt 'Gang Related,' School District Says.  This back-to-school season, Lori Carpenter bought a simple, patriotic T-shirt from Kohl's for her son, Dustin Cole.  She said she bought it because she liked the American flag design and the blue color.  However, last week when Dustin came home from school she noticed he was wearing the T-shirt inside out.  "I asked him why," Carpenter said.  "He said he was 'dress coded' at school because the stars were gang related."

Report: 99.51% of top liberal arts professors' contributions go to Democrats.  Only one undergraduate professor from the top 50 liberal arts colleges has donated to a Republican presidential candidate in the current election cycle.  According to FEC third quarter reports released October 16, 47 professors at the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, have given to presidential campaigns.  Of those 47 professors, Hamilton College History Professor Robert Paquette was the sole donor to a Republican candidate, giving $150 to Carly Fiorina's campaign.

High School Bans Pro-Trump Clothing for Supposed Racist, Offensive Theme.  A high school in Arizona has banned pro-Donald Trump clothing at a Friday football game because it would be "racist" or "offensive."  Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona — with a student body known as "The Tribe" — is set to face off against Marcos de Niza High School Friday [10/23/2015] in an anticipated rivalry game.  The game was supposed to have a "USA" theme.  But that theme was considered problematic and thrown out.

You can bet that the game started right after the national anthem was played.  But please don't wear a patriotic shirt to the stadium — that would be offensive!
Arizona High School Bans Patriotic Gear From Football Game.  Administrators at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, have issued a mandate to students about what they can and cannot wear to a football game against rival Marcos de Niza — wear what we approve of or you will not be admitted.  The reason?  The school paper reports "the administration decided it was best to avoid any possible offensive connotations the theme would have."

Why the Left Keeps Winning?utm_source=akdart.  Millennials emerging from universities are not only loaded down with student-debt and increasingly uncompetitive degrees.  In some cases, they confront unsettled job-markets, especially in Western Europe.  Given that many have also been thoroughly immersed in liberal-left ideas for at least three years, we shouldn't be perplexed that they start viewing socialist solutions as attractive alternatives.

Mini-Fascists in Training.  Everything old is new again on the progressive side of the scale.  These little mini-fascists in training basically want a localized Kristallnacht on the school paper for the same reason the first one happened — hatred.  Rather than a religion, modern college leftists hate ideas that differ from theirs.  But the hatred burns just as deeply.

High School Students Revolt After Principal Cancels 'American Pride Day'.  Students at a Wyoming high school took matters into their own hands last week by festooning themselves in the colors of the American flag after the principal and an assistant principal canceled "America Pride Day" over concerns that some immigrant students could feel sad and left out.  The scene of the red, white and blue brouhaha was Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyo., reports the Jackson Hole News&Guide.

Harvard Alum Prove They Are as Irrelevant as Global Warming.  The study of 2,716 Harvard Business School graduates, some of the most powerful people in the U.S economy, shows that by a large margin they think the worst thing that faces this country economically is "rising income inequality". [...] The income equality myth is most maddening because as our friend at Political Calculations has pointed out previously, wages have stayed remarkably stable over the last 40 years.  The thing that has changed is the composition of households — which conveniently is how social scientists measure income inequality. With more single parent households — encouraged by the mostly liberal elite — of course income by household is going to be dropping at the lower end of the scale.

Black Lives Matter leader lands Yale teaching gig.  [Scroll down]  Readings for the course includes Ta-Nehisi Coates's book "Between the World and Me," a Huffington Post article titled "How The Black Lives Matter Movement Changed the Church," the book "Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfilled Hopes for Racial Reform by author Derrick Bell," Leah Gunning Francis' book "Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community," and a New York Times article titled "Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us."  According to Campus Reform, McKesson last worked in the Minneapolis public school system as a human resources administrator.  According to his LinkedIn profile, his only teaching experience was between May 2007 and June 2009, when he was a middle school math teacher.

#BlackLivesMatter Protester Deray McKesson to Teach at Yale.  Prominent #BlackLiveMatter protester Deray McKesson will be teaching at Yale Divinity School this fall as a guest lecturer.  The Twitter activist will speak as part of the Transformational Leadership for Church and Society lecture series.  Other lecturers include Democratic Senator Chris Coons and liberal United Church of Christ minister Nancy Taylor.  Both are Yale Divinity alumni.

Deray McKesson Will Be Teaching at Yale — Yes, THAT Deray McKesson.  Deray McKesson, one of the most vocal leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, will be teaching a one credit course at Yale Divinity School this fall as a guest lecturer.  McKesson, whom the university describes as a "civil rights activist and social media leader" will teach a course titled "Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement," as part of Yale Divinity School's "Transformational Leadership for Church and Society" program.

College Promises to Punish Students Who Heckled Mandatory Play.  A liberal arts college in North Carolina is pledging to identify and potentially punish students who heckled a play about sexual assault the college forced them to attend.  "It Stops Here," an original play produced by students at Greensboro College, was first performed last Wednesday before a crowd of students, but the performance didn't go as planned. [...] Notably, though, the hecklers do not appear to have been invading the performance to disrupt it.  Rather, attendance at the play was mandatory for all incoming freshmen at Greensboro, as well as for some older student-athletes who were required to attend by coaches.

Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For 'Hoodies Up' Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer.  Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin's family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements.  Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled "I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up" at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix.  Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated.

Colleges brainwash students into believing 9/11 was our fault.  Not all of us will be mourning 9/11 victims and their families this Friday on the 14th anniversary of the attacks.  Hundreds of college kids across the country will instead be taught to sympathize with the terrorists.  That's because their America-hating leftist professors are systematically indoctrinating them into believing it's all our fault, that the US deserved punishment for "imperialism" — and the kids are too young to remember or understand what really happened that horrific day.  Case in point is a freshman-level English class taught at several major universities across the country called "The Literature of 9/11" — which focuses almost entirely on writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists, rather than the nearly 3,000 Americans who were slaughtered by them.

Nine Signs of the Impending American Collapse.  American pre-university education, with its inbred pedagogical and curricular decrepitude, has been further compromised by the entrenching of the Common Core program, characterized by coercive federal intrusion and string-attached funding, monopoly publishing and testing, elimination of pivotal American figures and historical events, a leftist disposition, and a powerful pro-Muslim bias.  Higher education is in no better shape.

Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements.  [Scroll down] "It is in fact a deadly ideology that has led to the murder of more than 100 million people across the world," Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation told  Regimes operating under the banner of Marxism killed between 85 million and 100 million of their own citizens in the last century according to the Black Book of Communism published by the Harvard University Press, both through mass starvation caused by government takeovers of farms and also mass murders of citizens thought likely to resist communist policies.  "Professor Kumar and other so-called educators like her are doing a disservice to our young people by teaching them a narrow and wrongheaded version of history," Smith said.

University Language Guide Says Not to Use the Word 'American'.  I had a revelatory moment when reading this story.  Someone was actually paid to write this "language guide" that recommends not using certain words because they aren't "inclusive" enough, or don't reflect "diversity."  Someone sat around dreaming up reasons why some words that were historically innocuous, or even generated pride, had suddenly become objectionable.  What kind of loon would apply for a job like that?  No matter.  The University of New Hampshire's "Bias Free Language Guide" reinforces the notion that the elites at our universities have gone stark, raving mad, with the promise that their insanity will only get worse.

Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism.  The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning [7/30/2015], after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light.

The Editor says...
If there had been no public outcry, the anti-American curriculum would have become a permanent feature.  Left-wing brainwashing in the schools must be vigorously opposed wherever it crops up

Disastrous Consequences of Lib Indoctrination from the 60s to Obama.  Churchill said, "If you're not a socialist when you're 20, you have no heart.  If you're not a conservative by the time you're 40, you have no brain."  Churchill's point is youths are idealistic.  Liberals (Leftists) have been allowed to exploit the idealistic nature of our youths from kindergarten through college, making everything about fairness and not offending.  High school grads who cannot read their diplomas are well-schooled in guilt and anger over "White Privilege" and "Social Justice."

Leftist Power in the Classroom.  The Buffalo Parent-Teacher's Organization in Buffalo, New York, which is fronting for the New York State United Teachers and the Buffalo Teachers Federation according to Board Member Carl Paladino, posted it on the Facebook page, Buffalo Schools:  Believe, for the children to see.  The program is highly visible, it's leftist, it's propaganda and it's supported with tax dollars — $500,000 to be exact.  The subtitle of the article is:  "The problem here, my fellow whiteys, is that racism does still exist in America today.  In fact, it's alive and kicking, and shows itself readily to anyone what actually wishes to see it.'"

The Coming Confrontation.  The 1960's brought about a progressive indoctrination and reform on college campuses.  Teacher's unions contributed to the degradation of education.  Being socialist in nature, administrations hired progressives to administer and change education and to propagandize the citizenry.  Nothing has changed, we still have college professors ranting against the "white privilege" they are so fond of, but no one else can find.  You can't easily find American History classes that don't blame America for the woes of the world, but you can learn women's studies, gender equity, you can learn how mean "whitey" is and, best of all, how to effectively riot.

The Coming Confrontation.  We now have a Democrat party that spreads half-truths, propaganda, and tells outright lies to its citizens.  In our schools, our children are being turned into good little Marxists with indoctrination into such areas as lifestyle, climate change, and immigration.  Together, with our media, they have slowly inculcated all aspects of our lives, both moral and political.  They further these ideas by encouraging a vast populace in this country to become dependent on government, and looking to one political party to bail them out, turning a challenging time into a hammock of irresponsibility where people can relax in Marxist splendor, while others work to pay for them.

White Professor: All Whites Should Commit Mass Suicide For Being Complicit In Slavery.  Why would any reputable college hire someone condoning mass suicide?  Newsflash to a brain dead social justice warrior... we are not responsible for what others did in the past.  If that were the case, everyone on the planet would be dead for one offense or another.  What a self-loathing, liberal, nut job.  Now this unhinged fascist claims his Tweets were sarcasm and we are just too dense to 'get it.'  Sorry professor... we 'get it' all too well.

Professor Blames Whites For Her Menstrual Problems.  Zandria Robinson, the recently-departed University of Memphis professor who described "whiteness" as synonymous with "terror," had even more old tweets resurface Thursday [7/2/2015], in which she blames whites for every lethal riot in U.S. history, blasts Dick and Jane stories for being "heteropatriarchal," and even attributes her menstrual disorder to white "microaggressions."

Memphis professor behind racist tweets resurfaces at crosstown school.  Zandria Robinson, who taught sociology at University of Memphis until resigning on June 11, had previously posted on Facebook and Twitter that she did not want her daughter attending school with "snotty privileged whites," apparently ramped up her social media rhetoric after leaving the job.  In a series of tweets that began June 26, nine days after white racist Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church, Robinson wrote that "whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror" and said she expected to see "thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they are conditioned to act."

Professor: White People Are Conditioned to Commit Mass Murder Like in Charleston.  A professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally ill but rather just another example of "white people acting how they're conditioned to act."  Assistant professor of sociology Zandria Robinson — whose Twitter account is promoted on the school's official website — posted a tweet following the Charleston shooting suggesting that the killer's actions were a result of his whiteness: [...]

Micro-totalitarianism.  [Scroll down]  You might think that this is just another crazy idea from Berkeley.  But the same concept appears in a report from the flagship campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana.  If you just sit in a room where all the people are white, you are considered to be guilty of "micro-aggression" against people who are not white, who will supposedly feel uncomfortable when they enter such a room.  At UCLA, a professor who changed the capitalization of the word "indigenous" to lower case in a student's dissertation was accused of "micro-aggression," apparently because he preferred to follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style, rather than the student's attempt to enhance the importance of being indigenous.

Totalitarianism on Campus: UC Professors Instructed Not to Say ' America is the Land of Opportunity'.  If I didn't know any better, I would say that this article at The College Fix is clever satire, but what is going on under University of California President Janet Napolitano is all too real and part of a growing trend of totalitarianism on campus.  Standard conservative ideas have become verboten at some universities where offering a right-of-center opinion about American life is considered a "microaggression."

SC High School Folds On Flag Ban When Student Shows Up With Squad Of Veterans.  Protesters lined the street in front of a South Carolina school Thursday morning after administrators had forced a student at the school to remove an American flag from his truck the previous day.  Wednesday morning [5/13/2015] administrators from the York Comprehensive High School pulled a student out of class and made him walk to the parking lot where they had already removed an American flag and a POW/MIA flag from the back of his truck, The Herald reported.

Liberal speakers dominate college commencements by six-to-one.  Conservatives are essentially unwelcome on the annual college commencement speaker circuit — when politicians, the famous and infamous don a graduation robe and make a speech.  According to the Young America's Foundation's annual survey of speakers at the nation's top 100 universities, liberal speakers dominate the field.  Among the top 100 campuses in the nation, liberal speakers outnumber conservatives 6-to-1.  Among the top 50, the ratio increases to 9 liberals for every one conservative.  And among the elite top 10 universities, there were no conservatives invited to speak whatsoever.

Scholar: Under New AP Standards, 'American History Will Not Be About America'.  Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote.  This month, America's best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English.

Frequently Challenged Books.  The top ten most frequently challenged books of 2014 include:
[#1] The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.  Reasons:  anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence.
[#2] Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi.  Reasons:  gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint.
[#3] And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.  Reasons:  Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group.  Additional reasons: "promotes the homosexual agenda."
[#4] The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.  Reasons:  Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.
[#5] It's Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris.  Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group.
[#6] Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.  Reasons:  Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
[#7] The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.  Reasons:  Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence.
[#8] The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.  Reasons:  drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group.

Johns Hopkins University's Student Government Opposes Chick-Fil-A Due To 'Microaggressions'.  The student government at Johns Hopkins University decided Chick-fil-A is not welcome on campus, as its existence would cause "microaggressions" against the gay community.  The College Fix obtained a copy of the Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association's resolution, "A Resolution Regarding the SGA's Opinion on Current and Future Chick-Fil-A Development Plans."  The resolution attempts to prevent Chick-fil-A from operating on campus "in a current or future sense."  The student government stated it "vehemently opposes" Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage.

Georgia university cancels classes amid uproar over American flag protest.  Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism have sparked a counter movement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday [4/24/2015] ahead of a rally expected to draw large crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.

Rutgers Students Earn Credit for Course on Hillary, Field Trip to Clinton Global Initiative.  First-year students at taxpayer-funded Rutgers University have been studying Democrat candidate for president Hillary Rodham Clinton during a one-credit course titled "A Woman for President?"  The course features guest lectures from former Clinton campaign staffers and a field trip to the Clinton Global Initiative.

The Brownshirts Are Back. And They're in Our Universities.  It is not news that virtually all American universities are decidedly leftist institutions.  Few Americans, however, are aware of how inhospitable they have become to free inquiry and free discourse, and how hostile they are to anyone who stands up for Western values and against the global jihad — as some recent developments illustrate.  What is happening in American universities today has a clear historical parallel.

Philly Students Send Get-Well Cards to Mumia Abu-Jamal.  [Marylin] Zuniga, a recent Columbia University graduate who spends her off-duty hours doing yoga and DJing, according to her school bio, teaches third grade at the Forest Street School in Orange, New Jersey.  And she apparently thought it would be a good idea to have her third grade students make get well-cards for [Mumia] Abu-Jamal, who, in spite of seemingly endless appeals and pleas from Ed Asner, stands convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

N.J. teacher suspended over third-graders' 'get well' letters to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.  An Orange elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write "get well" letters to an inmate convicted of killing a cop, school officials announced today [4/10/2015].  In a statement provided by Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee, district officials sharply criticized the assignment given by teacher Marylin Zuniga to write letters to former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.  School officials said they "vehemently deny" having prior knowledge of the assignment, and said Zuniga neither sought prior approval nor notified parents about this "unauthorized activity."

A Kennedy whitewash.  Imagine an eighth grader, presented with a portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late patriarch of the "royal family" of American politics.  The student would learn nothing but legends about "the greatest senator of all time," as Sen. Ed Markey proclaimed.  On the occasion of the opening of an "Edward M. Kennedy Institute" in Boston, "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley oozed, "Another New England superstar was honored today.  Politics was his game, and we'll have his story next."  There was not one discouraging word — not even the word "liberal" — applied to arguably the single most left-wing senator of all time.

Does wearing American flag incite violence? Supreme Court lets stand ruling.  The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not take up a major First Amendment case testing whether school officials in California violated the free speech rights of three high school students who were told they could not wear American flag T-shirts at school because it might upset students of Mexican heritage.

School Named After War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-style Haircut.  Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother — a soldier in the U.S. Army.  So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut.  And that's exactly what he got — high and tight — just like his stepbrother. [...] "I have the utmost respect for the military and its members," the principal wrote in an email to Amy [Stinnett].  "However, we are not a military school and the boy's haircut is against our rules."  She tried to reason with the principal — but it was a lost cause.

Student group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer.  A black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted cop killer and the first woman named to the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist List.  A jury convicted Shakur of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979.  She escaped prison and fled to Cuba.  The FBI calls her a domestic terrorist.  In 2013, the agency added her to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, alongside several members of Al Qaeda, airline hijackers and bombers.

Parents: No Notice That 8-Year-Old Would Sing at 'Black Lives Matter' Event.  The event, called "Black Lives Matter," was held at Orange County High School last week.  The program listed skits like, "I Can't Breathe," "Does my Black Life Matter?" and "They Don't Really Care About Us."  One couple spoke out this morning on "Fox and Friends" because their eight-year-old daughter was part of the show.  They were only informed that their daughter would be part of a "Motown Medley," but said the true theme of the performance was not disclosed ahead of time.

Muslim Students Protest Campus Screening of 'American Sniper' at University of Missouri.  The University of Missouri students association confirmed that a campus screening of American Sniper would continue as originally scheduled after a Muslim student had protested the showing of the film earlier this month, calling it "blatant racist, colonialist propaganda."  According to the Missourian, the film is scheduled to be shown on April 17 and 18 at the campus's Wrench Auditorium as part of a regular campus film series.

Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus.  A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine — because they said Old Glory contributes to racism.  "U.S. nationalism often contributes to racism and xenophobia, and that the paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate," read a letter obtained by the website Campus Reform.

American flag, others banned in UC Irvine student area.  In a push for what has been described as cultural inclusion, the student government at UC Irvine has voted to ban the display of all flags — including the American flag — in an area of the campus.  A resolution adopted Thursday by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students calls for removing all flags from the common lobby area of student government offices.

University of California Bans the American Flag as 'Offensive'.  The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) have decided that the American flag is "offensive" and has now banned Old Glory from the "inclusive space" on campus.  Once again we see the idiocy, anti-Americanism and loathing for the USA that our colleges are teaching our kids.

Barron's AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK.  The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.

Seniors vote for Communism-themed prom.  They're calling it "prom-munism." Seniors at an Albuquerque school want their prom to have a Communism theme.  Seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School near I-25 and Paseo del Norte voted online this week for the theme of their prom this year.  "They wanted prom-munism, so that's what got voted for the most," said senior Sarah Zachary.

Cleaning up the Boondoggles.  Since the late 1960s state universities have established departments and "learning" centers that have nothing to do with education and everything to do with advocacy for a certain narrow points of view — say minority studies, feminist studies, advocacy for the poor, the people with eating disorders, the chronic bedwetters — that sort of thing.  State governments too have allowed taxpayers' dollars to be skimmed off into similar projects.  Now state governments, recently taken over by conservative Republicans — possibly even by Tea Partiers — are closing down such boondoggles and provoking howls of indignation from the so-called aggrieved.

Black oppression being taught in Florida high school Earth science class.  Once again, this mother asked that she remain anonymous for fear of retribution — can I just stop and ask, what sort of a tyrannical society do we live in now that we have to live in fear of retribution for exposing the truth?  Anyway, she's a small business owner, and she doesn't want to affect her business or of course put her son in harm's way.  In her email to me she said, "Over the past several months my son had been complaining that (Ezekiel Edmonds) his science teacher wasn't teaching science.  I finally asked him for proof.  My jaw dropped when I received the text from my son with a video recording."  [Video clip]

English Professor Gives Students Extra Credit For Attending Rally Against Scott Walker's Budget.  The professor is Beth Lueck.  On Wednesday [2/18/2015], Lueck notified students in her freshman English class about the exciting extra-credit assignment.  "UWW students have organized a non-partisan [sic] rally with students, faculty, and community members on the UW Whitewater campus against Gov. Walker's proposed $300 million cut to the UW system, along with speaking out against attacks on shared governance and faculty," Lueck wrote.  Protest organizers asked participants to meet outside the school library.

Social Justice Warriors Come to Campus.  Back in February 2014 a group of 30 Dartmouth students commandeered the president's office to announce a "Freedom Budget":  70 specific calls for greater diversity, eliminating sexism and heterosexism, an improved campus climate for minorities and gays, banning the term "illegal immigrant," offering a class on undocumented workers in America, creating a professor of color lecture series, and harsher penalties for sexual assault, among many, many others. [...] Keep in mind that in a few decades such folk may be among our national leaders.  Particularly troublesome is how these presumptuous, self-centered warriors think that if they think something is good, it must be good, so case settled.

Brown University Student: ROTC Is 'State-Sanctioned Violence'.  A Brown University student wrote a controversial column last week in the school newspaper, The Brown Daily Herald, in which he called ROTC an "organization of criminals" and "state-sanctioned violence."

School worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor 'waste of money,' parent claims.  A Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son's classroom assignment last week described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because "it's a waste of money."  The woman said her son, a junior at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., was asked, along with other students, to complete an assignment about different views on the political spectrum while in a U.S. government and politics class on Thursday [2/5/2015].

4th Grade Reading Assignments: Black Panthers, Police Brutality, Need for Amnesty.  Fourth graders in Wake County, North Carolina have been assigned one book that involves the Black Panthers and racism, and another involving a father's murder, police crackdowns on Mexican unions, and immigration to the United States.  According to Stop Common Core North Carolina, a parent reported 4th graders have been told to read the book One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, in which three sisters are sent by their negligent mother to a camp run by the Black Panthers.

Hamas On Campus.  Anti-Israel activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted "Allahhu Akbar" at them during a vote last week on a resolution endorsing a boycott of the Jewish state, according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  The commotion erupted late Thursday evening [1/29/2015] as pro-Israel students attempted to counter a student government resolution to divest from Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

University of California Students Chant 'Allahu Akbar' During Anti-Israel Vote.  Pro-Hamas students at the University of California at Davis chanted "Allahu akbar" at Jewish students filing out of a student government vote calling on the college to divest from companies who do business in Israel.  The 8 to 2 vote passed the council on Thursday [1/29/2015], the latest in a series of council resolutions passed by students at UC campuses at Berkeley, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Irvine, and Riverside.  The council urged the university regent to divest from companies like Caterpillar Inc. and Raytheon, which provide military equipment to Israel.

Left Wing Loons Protest The Teaching Of Economics.  Left wing lunatics are now protesting the teaching of economics, because, well, they're radical commies and economic literates don't help to promote their world view.

Common Core: Continuing the lies that Divide America.  It is easy and natural to teach children the story of America in a way that fills them with pride.  I know this because I've done it.  I've had classrooms children from every background.  By June they were proud to call themselves American and crying when listening to the "Star Spangled Banner".  But I am one teacher in a school district with 1.1 million kids.  Besides, Common Core tells me exactly what to teach.  My students are tested on exactly what the experts want them to know.  I am rated on whether they have "learned" the information that the creators of Common Core have deemed is a proper education.

U.S. College Chancellors Admit BDS Goal Is the Elimination of Israel.  Twenty-two groups wrote to nine University of California (UC) Chancellors today, demanding they publicly state their commitment to upholding UC policies which prohibit academic student employees (ASEs) from using their instructional positions to promote a boycott of Israel.

The Flight from Reason on Campus.  The university is often said to be the first place in our society to look for the truth.  Unfortunately, it is now one of the last places to find it.

UCLA law professor learns Ferguson-related exam question taboo.  Law school exams often present legal conundrums ripped from headlines of the day, but one UCLA law professor is apologizing for basing a test question on what is apparently a taboo subject — the fallout from the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo.

Professor Makes Students Recite 'Anti-American' Pledge of Allegiance.  Some college students are blasting their professor for forcing his politics on them by making them recite what they are calling an "anti-American" version of the Pledge of Allegiance.  On "On The Record" tonight, Caleb Bonham, editor of Campus Reform, explained that this occurred at Metropolitan State University in Denver, where Professor Charles Angeletti had his students recite an amended pledge during his American Civilization class.

"This Isn't Education, It's Indoctrination"
Notre Dame Offers Seminar On White Privilege.  The University of Notre Dame is offering a one hour credit seminar discussing the critical issue of white privilege.  The class is being offered in the spring semester of 2015.  In the course registrar, the course is listed as Sociology 25280 and is named "White Privilege Seminar."  The course will meet eight times next semester for two hours each time.  The course description goes into more detail as to the logistics of the class.  "This six-week preparatory class is designed to educate and train White Privilege Conference delegation participants on the definitions of, historical/current paradigm of, and causes/effects of white privilege."

Berkeley erupts in violent protest over police, racism, and 'whaddya got?'  My general impression is that many of the protestors had little grasp of either the details of the incidents in Ferguson and New York, or of the violent intent of the revolutionaries who seek to spread chaos and unrest.  They were probably genuinely surprised to learn that police could and would lawfully deploy force and declare a gathering illegal once violence was used by demonstrators.  But in mass gatherings, the initiative always lies with those willing to use physical means.  And in the wave of demonstrations currently underway, a well financed and organized core of people are exploiting the fates of Michael Brown and Eric Garner to sow violence.

Liberal indoctrination generates gleeful exhibition of hatred:
Denver Police Officer Crushed by Vehicle During School "Mike Brown Walkout".  A police officer remains in critical condition as a result of a Denver High School student Ferguson protest walkout.  Four officers responded to students marching down the street, as the officers tried to protect the students from traffic a motorist slammed into the police.  One officer was horrifically injured as his body was run over and dragged by a vehicle.  Details now surface of the protesting students cheering the injury and chanting "hit him again, hit him again" while marching around the fallen officers.

Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says.  Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers — injuring one critically — Wednesday night [12/3/2014], the city's police union charged.  Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition.  But the reaction of young students, reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection Association angry.  Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit.  Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted, Fox 31 Denver reports.

Arabic Immersion School Coming to Texas.  The Houston Independent School District (ISD) will be adding its first Arabic Language Immersion Magnet School in Fall 2015.  The district's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve plans for the new specialty public school campus at its November 13 meeting.  In response to the vote, Houston ISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Griersaid in a district news release, "Houston is one of the world's leading energy capitals and it has strong economic ties to the Middle East."

Anti-gun School Administrators Dishonor Veterans On Their Day.  The Eau Claire Area School District set a new low for the actions of anti-gun school administrators Tuesday when they put a halt to what had been a Veterans Day tradition in the Wisconsin city.  The school district barred a local veterans group, the Patriotic Council, from conducting their traditional Veterans Day program on school grounds because it includes veterans carrying rifles and a 21-gun salute with blank ammunition.

The Leftist and Islamic War on the Family.  The classroom and popular cultural inflate the self-esteem of the next generation by assuring them of their moral superiority to their parents and offering them independence from the authority and values of their parents in exchange for accepting the values and authority of the benevolent liberal state.

University Instructor: U.S. Troops Worse than the Islamic State.  A University of Arizona instructor is facing criticism for claiming that the U.S. military is "a greater threat" than the Islamic State (IS) and for portraying American soldiers as anti-Muslim rapists who commit crimes on par with — or even worse than — IS itself.  University of Arizona instructor Musa al-Gharbi — who also serves as an academic affiliate at the university's Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC) — drew the controversial comparison between IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) and U.S. soldiers in a recent column arguing that America's moral outrage at IS's crimes is hypocritical.  Al-Gharbi's comments, published in the online publication TruthOut and several other places, attracted outrage from experts who said that taxpayer funds should not be supplementing a university that encourages such dialogue about current events.

Communism for Kids.  [Scroll down]  In this case the author seems to be setting up the story for some kind of reversal wherein the apparent utopia turns out to be false and another start must be made toward the immanentization of true communism — which, like the English-language edition of Adamczak's book, is always right around the corner but never quite gets here.  Since applied Marxism has to date produced nothing but violence, there is plenty of material for stories where things don't quite work out.

New Program: Producing Do-Gooder Little Snitches.  There is a new program being started at Deer Park ISD here in the Houston area.  We have all heard of Crime Stoppers by now, where you can anonymously call in a crime in progress or a fugitive tip.  Well this same thing is being marketed in a downloadable AP for kiddies cell phones in school.  It's being offered by the Safe School Program which has been in place since 1997.  Money?  Oh yes, depending on what is reported, pay-offs range from 100 smackers to 1000 big ones.

Teddy Bears and Anti-White Ethnic Studies.  The California school district of El Rancho is dropping its geography requirement and replacing geography with an ethnic studies requirement.  As nearly everyone understands by now, ethnic studies programs amount to government-funded racial polarization. [...] As one brave teacher described the ethnic studies program he was part of:  "The basic theme of the curriculum was that Mexican-Americans were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by the interests of middle and upper-class whites."  These programs are problem enough already, and now a legitimate educational subject is being pushed aside in favor of ethnic separatism.

Teaching American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice.  Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges.  Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times.  If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off.

Harvard Students Think America Is A Bigger Threat To Peace Than ISIS.  Campus Reform drops by the campus of Harvard University to ask students: "What is a greater threat: America or ISIS?" The students — at least the ultra-pretentious, ultra-annoying ones chosen for the clip — definitely did not disappoint.

Teacher indoctrination.  Students at several Jefferson County, Colo., high schools walked out to protest the school board's recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for authority, free enterprise, plus the positive aspects of U.S. history.  The teachers union, whose members forced two high schools to close by calling in sick, is against the implementation of performance-based pay.  The union has encouraged and applauded student protests against what it's calling academic censorship. [...] This kind of teacher indoctrination is by no means restricted to Colorado.  Many teachers, at all grades, use their classroom for environmental, anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-parent propaganda. Sponsors Colorado Students' Petition to Stop Curriculum Censoring.  On October 2, students protesting what they believe to be an attempt to censor their curriculum in Jefferson County, Colorado, brought a petition to the Jefferson County Board of Education meeting, courtesy of  Students delivered over 3,700 pages of more than 41,000 signatures to the board.  The petition at is titled "Don't Allow the Censorship of American History."

Two Denver-area high schools shut down in history course controversy.  Classes were canceled [9/29/2014] at Golden and Jefferson high schools after 81 percent and 70 percent of teachers called in sick respectively.  Some students who had the day off hit the street to protest against a proposal from the board's new conservative majority to review the history course to make sure it promotes patriotism and doesn't condone social disorder.

How textbooks are biased toward favoring tax hikes.  "Let those who will, write the nation's laws," economist Paul Samuelson once said, "if I can write its textbooks."  Samuelson may have been more correct than he realized.  A new study looks at how public finance textbooks treat the issue of raising taxes to pay for government spending on public goods such as roads and bridges.

Denver Students Protest Instruction in Capitalism, Patriotism, Respect for Authority.  You know things have gotten bad when students are protesting a school board proposal to change U.S. history classes to promote patriotism, capitalism and obedience to authority while putting less emphasis on historical civil disobedience and social strife.  Students walked out at the thought of it.  They and their parents have been taught socialism. Free market capitalism and respect for authority is out, angry protests are in.  This has been going on for two days and it is being encouraged by the teacher unionistas.

Colorado students stage walkouts to protest proposed curriculum.  Hundreds of high school students in Colorado's second-largest school district staged a walkout on Wednesday [9/24/2014] to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage civil disobedience.

'A' Is for Agitation: What's Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools.  There's a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system.  The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines.  But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters say it's about.  "Censorship" is a red herring.  The real issue is union control.  Here's the deal:  Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay.  The JeffCo school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective teachers with 2.4 [percent] raises and inferior teachers with nothing.  Only 2 percent of teachers received no pay raises.

Colorado students walk out over anti-protest curriculum.  At issue were proposed changes to the curriculum, which would include a new committee to promote "positive aspects" of U.S. history and avoid material to encourage or condone "civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law."  The school board's proposed changes, in turn, are in response to the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course frameworks introduced by the College Board this year.  Those guidelines have drawn criticism from conservative groups, including the Republican National Committee, who complain that the new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation's history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects."

College Student Forced to Remove American Flag from Balcony, 'Could Offend Foreign People'.  A San Diego State University sophomore was forced to remove an American flag from his balcony after apartment managers said foreigners could find the display offensive.  Brad Smith, who had just moved into the Boulevard 63 apartment complex in San Diego last month, told ABC 10 News that he received a written notice to remove the flag a few days ago.

Ninth Circuit Affirms That It's Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo.  It's official:  the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.  The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

D.C. Public Schools homework assignment asks 6th graders to compare Bush to Hitler.  A D.C. public school gave a sixth grade class a homework assignment that required students to draw comparisons between former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.  The assignment was given out this week at McKinley Tech Middle School in Northeast and has angered at least one parent who complained about the homework.

D.C. Public Schools Hides Teacher Who Told Students to Compare Bush to Hitler.  Godwin's law made a surprise appearance in the District of Columbia Public Schools system when a McKinley Middle School teacher recently instructed 6th-grade students to compare George W. Bush to charismatic genocide-perpetrator Adolf Hitler.  On Wednesday afternoon [9/10/2014], D.C. resident Matt Ashburn tweeted a photo of the homework assignment, which instructed kids to compare and contrast (based on a Scholastic text and an AP article) the former president and the fascist dictator.  The teacher's identity is being withheld by the school and DCPS.  "We will not release the teacher's name," Melissa Salmanowitz, press secretary for DCPS, told The Daily Beast.

Why the College Board Demoted the Founders.  The growing dispute over the College Board's new Framework for AP U.S. History (APUSH) turns around these clashing views of the American story.  The creators and defenders of the new APUSH Framework are adherents of a radically revisionist approach to American history.  That is why the Framers and the principles of our Constitutional system receive short shrift in the new AP guidelines, and why the conflict between settlers and Indians has taken center stage instead.  The College Board claims that teachers are perfectly free to illustrate the new Framework's themes by citing great figures of American history.  The problem with this is that the Framework's core concepts have been thoroughly shaped by the revisionist perspective.

Redesigned American History framework deletes Martin Luther King, Jr. from lessons.  What does the College Board have against George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr?  Although these men are two of America's greatest heroes, the College Board's "redesigned" Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) Framework shoves them aside.  Washington's contribution is limited to a sentence fragment referencing his Farewell Address.  King fares even worse — the Framework completely omits the nation's greatest civil rights leader.

FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents.  Cuba's communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.  Cuban intelligence services "have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service]," the five-page unclassified FBI report says.  It notes that the Cubans "devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia."

Utah teacher: 'Too much risk' reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  It's now a legal liability to recite the full Pledge of Allegiance.  "I retired from teaching just last year, and although I would recite the pledge with my class, it was only on special occasions," Shauna Gertsch, a former elementary education teacher from Salt Lake County, tells The Daily Universe.  "There was just too much risk reciting the pledge often ... we walked on egg shells with both parents and administrative faculty."

Readin', Writin' and Social Justice Agitatin'.  It's back-to-school season across the country.  But in an increasing number of districts, "back to school" doesn't mean back to learning.  Under the reign of social justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation.  Activism trumps achievement.  In Massachusetts, the John J. Duggan Middle School will open on August 25 with a new name and mission.  It is now a "social justice magnet school."  As a hiring advertisement for teachers explained earlier this year, the emphasis will be on "helping students develop the necessary skills to analyze and synthesize information and to generate empathy by looking at multiple sides of important issues facing the world, be that hunger, water quality, racial barriers, child labor or imbalance of power."

The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies.  College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos.  Some of these schools are worse than others.  Some are just egregiously awful.  Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain.

Princeton Professor Makes Dubious Declaration.  Professor Danielle Allen, at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, has proposed a closer reading of the Declaration of Independence in order to prove that the country was intended to be socialist all along.  Yes, that's her thesis, and this woman is on the Board of Trustees and has a MacArthur 'Genius' Award.  On the other hand, she's a professor of sociology, a field with a penchant for ideology.

CA Union Wants Convicted Cop Killer Compared to MLK Jr. in School Curriculum?!  Megyn Kelly tonight [7/29/2014] took on Johanna Fernandez, coordinator for Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, over a union-backed plan to teach students about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.  A California labor union wants a school district to teach children that Abu-Jamal is a civil rights hero, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amnesty: The Death of America.  Traditional America is being diluted, deliberately, in two ways, the public school system and illegal immigration.  It should not be news that our education system has been and is currently controlled by "experts" with a worldview 100% opposite the worldview of our founders.  Today's left, and likely even our president, would say that the way many of us were taught American history was a lie.  For generations public education has not fostered pride in America.  Nowadays, the products of the public school system believe America has a shameful past and is racist, sexist, homophobic and more.  The classroom is a place where the focus is on one's "home" country, and that country is not America.  In fact, if you identify as being American, you are questioned about your ancestry and background.

Rep. Joe Garcia: "We've Proved that Communism Works".  It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism.  Their teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of "social justice," "environmental justice," the "evil" middle class, and the spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx, Engels, and Lenin.  Communism is "cool" in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a hypocritical political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities.  But we expect them to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded because the wrong people were in charge.

Back to Work.  The widespread substitution of indoctrination for education in America produces lots of young people who have been conditioned to believe that their inflated sense of self-worth and moral superiority are marketable skills.  Unsurprisingly, many end up in politics, or working for non-profits and NGOs, or in civil service jobs — secular clerics all — called to redistribute other people's money and proscribe unapproved thought or behavior with righteous gusto.  In this progressive utopia-in-progress, causing someone who has victim status to feel uncomfortable for any reason warrants a public lashing by the media. Expressing a non-approved opinion, even in private, on sex, gender, race, marriage, immigration, or the environment can destroy careers, businesses, and families.

Radical Lefty Teacher Whines That Fireworks Are Too Much Like 'Pretend War'.  Writing for a website called The Zinn Education Project, the teacher, Bill Bigelow, also manages to criticize American firework displays on the Fourth of July because "the United States is waging war with real fireworks around the world." [...] Bigelow then gets to the real reason for his rant, which is to criticize American middle-school and high-school history and social studies curricula for not being sufficiently leftist or revisionist.  The entire point of the Zinn Education Project, after all, is to promote Howard Zinn's book "A People's History of the United States" in taxpayer-funded public school classrooms.  Zinn, who died in 2010, called himself an enthusiast of "democratic socialism."

16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket.  [#9]  Government [run] school systems are nothing more than indoctrination centers for our children, a place where they can be groomed and molded to the liking the government via propaganda that was designed by trained psychoanalysts to make future generations of American citizens into subservient slaves in a Big Brother police state. [...] Now school is like a prison where everything is watched and monitored and any form of free expression is suppressed and quickly beaten down. [...] They are also training children to be dumbed down adults that can not think for themselves, to have no personal beliefs, thoughts or opinion other than what they are told by the "authorities" via the government controlled main-stream media.

Dems End Up Believing their Own Lies.  [E]very student attending college today gets the racist-sexist-homophobe agenda force-fed to them.  Those college teachers may know tolerance and universal values in their hearts, but they aren't teaching any of it to the students.  Today, ordinary liberals in politics and culture believe the liberal lies that the professors have taught them, from sexism to climate change, as young people have always done.  When the kids blunder into reality, it's almost comical.

The education establishment's success.  Americans fall easy prey to charlatans of all stripes because of the education establishment's success in dumbing down the nation.  Nowhere has this dumbing down been more successful than it has in creating a historical amnesia. [...] The National Assessment of Educational Progress tests students in grades four, eight and 12 on several broad subject areas every few years.  Just 20 percent of fourth-graders, 17 percent of eighth-graders and 12 percent of 12th-graders were at grade-level proficiency in American history in the 2010 exams.  Because students don't learn American history, they learn little about our founding principles and they fail to learn why America is an exceptional nation.

Unions encouraging legislatures to promote labor history education.  Unions and their allies are trying to flex their muscle in state legislatures, pushing for labor history to be included in social studies curriculum and hoping a new generation of high school students will one day be well-educated union members.

The indoctrination continues until the very last day of school.
Obama blasts GOP at high school graduation, tells students to vote Democrat.  They're barely old enough to vote, but graduating seniors at a Massachusetts high school were encouraged Wednesday [6/11/2014] by President Obama to boot Republicans from office and help the administration enact more of its agenda.  Speaking at the commencement service at Worcester Technical High School in Worcester, Mass., the president slowly transitioned from delivering a pep talk to leading a political pep rally.

Controversial Principal Allegedly Strikes Patriotic Song from School Ceremony.  A Brooklyn elementary school principal with a reputation for banning patriotic songs has reportedly forbidden students from marching into a school assembly to a tune called "Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue."  According to a story published Sunday by the New York Daily News, Public School 90 Edna Cohen School principal Greta Hawkins will not allow 54 pre-K students from walking into a June 19th ceremony to the song which was scheduled to play over the school's broadcast system.

Chicago schools remove 'incendiary' immigration query, deny Sheriff Joe link.  A Chicago Public Schools test question that had seventh-graders read anti-immigration commentary by a fictitious Bush administration official and conservative writer whose name sounds like controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has been scrubbed from the curriculum — and officials say the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

White Privilege.  The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. [...] Jacqueline Battalora, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University, informed conference participants that "white people did not exist before 1681.  Again, white people did not exist on planet earth until 1681".  That's truly incredible.  If Professor Battalora is correct, how are we to identify William Shakespeare (1564), Sir Isaac Newton (1642), John Locke (1632), Leonardo da Vinci (1452) and especially dear Plato (428 B.C.)?  Were these men people of color, or did they not exist?

Condi Rice Is Snubbed, Angela Davis Is Embraced In Academia.  After the outrageous disinvitation of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at Rutgers University's commencement, leftist radical Angela Davis is hailed and feted at UCLA.  Can higher education get any crazier? [...] The honor to Davis — and the standing ovations, the gushing words from UCLA's chancellor, the glossy brochures and $43,000 honorarium — came around the same time Rice was effectively dismissed as commencement speaker at Rutgers based on leftist protests about her tenure as secretary of state during during 9/11 and the Iraq War.

Time to Mount the Academic Ramparts, Clean House, and Free the Serfs.  Our colleges and universities have become infectious breeding grounds of the left, fattening their tills as the students are yoked to untenable loans to pay for often useless educations they provide.  The federal government encourages this bubble, undermines free speech and due process on campus by regulation and encourages young people to enslave themselves in this way.  Is there a way out?

Protesters wave American flags outside school that banned them on Cinco de Mayo.  Free-speech supporters rallied outside a Silicon Valley high school Monday morning after the 9th Circuit Court upheld the school district's decision to ban students from wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo.  About 30 people silently held American flags outside of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, the San Jose Mercury News reported.  "No trespassing" signs and a large fence now surrounds the school, where a nationwide controversy erupted four years ago.  Latino students had complained after four Live Oak students came to the school on the Mexican holiday wearing American flag T-shirts.  Administrators told the students to turn the T-shirts inside out or go home.

Lesson has schoolkids comparing Martin Luther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.  A lesson plan asking students to draw parallels between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an "absolute disgrace," the widow of the fallen officer told  Maureen Faulkner, whose husband Daniel was gunned down in Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 1981, said the latest effort to glorify Abu-Jamal's past using a lesson plan posted on the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District's website is akin to advocating violence to young students.

Is free speech intended for everyone? Or just liberals?  What is it about liberals that makes them so afraid of free speech, free thought and free expression of ideas, especially on college campuses?  You may have heard about the absolute terror which faculty and students at Rutgers University greeted the news that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been chosen as the commencement speaker at this May's graduation ceremony.  Professors at both of the college's campuses voted to ask the university to disinvite Rice because of her role in the Iraq War, naming her a "war criminal" for her role in the George W. Bush administration.

A quiet coup ratchets up the propaganda quotient in education with Advanced Placement exams.  While alarm bells are loudly ringing over the Common Core, a much quieter, yet potentially devastating, coup is underway, enabling the progressives to subvert secondary education.  In classic leftist fashion, the vehicle chosen to propagandize our youth into seeing America as a fundamentally racist, unworthy, and unfair society in need of "fundamental transformation" revolves around a wealthy non-profit organization that enjoys a near-monopoly on a prestige-generating market niche.  The Heartland Institute alerts us to what's going on, as the College Board Advanced Placement Examination is being turned into a vehicle to denigrate American History.

Teachers union boss wants schools to teach 'social justice'.  Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis wants schools to teach social justice, not "consumerism," she said in a video.  Lewis spoke about ways to avoid "consumerist" messages while teaching subjects typically seen as apolitical, like math, at the annual conference of the Network for Public Education, a progressive advocacy group that backs public schools.

Parent Appalled Over Essay Asking 8th Graders If They'd Rather Be Slaves Or Factory Workers.  A Detroit-area mother is fuming over an essay question that asked middle school students if they would rather be slaves or factory workers.  Tina James, whose 13-year-old daughter attends Novi Middle School, told WWJ's Vickie Thomas that she almost couldn't believe an 8th grade American History assignment that asked students:  "Which would you rather be: A slave or a factory worker during the Industrial Revolution?" [...] The essay was assigned to be completed in class, and the teacher stated that he did not want any parental involvement.

Dartmouth Caves to Student Threats.  [Scroll down]  The initial student letter called for greater diversity in the faculty and post-doctoral program as well as an increase in enrollment for Black, Latino, and Native American students to 10 percent of the student population each.  The anonymous students also demanded that all students be required to take classes on "social justice" and "marginalization," that gender-neutral housing be available for all students, and that restrictions on the use of the term "illegal immigrants" be imposed.  In response to the demands for racial quotas, Dartmouth plans to allocate $1 million to hire faculty "who bring diverse perspectives to campus."  Another $30 million will also be spent to bring in more minorities for the post-doctorate program.

The 'Before Obama' and 'After Obama' history lesson for school children.  With Common Core spoon-feeding school children a steady school-day diet of anti-American propaganda, it's prime time for parents to school their own children in the true chronicled History of the one nation the rest of the world still cherishes as the escape hatch to freedom and liberty.

Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed.  If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps.  Her name is Sandra Korn.  She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson.  In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.

School Textbook Calls Reagan Sexist, Slams Conservatives.  A sophomore at the University of South Carolina was shocked recently to find a school textbook presenting as fact the claims that Ronald Reagan was a sexist and that conservatives think people are incapable of charity and those on welfare are "lazy."  The book also claims that rich people find that having poor people around is "useful" because it allows them to have a class of people to "look down on."

University of Alabama Removes 'Offensive' Pro-Life Display.  An administrator at the University of Alabama removed the pro-life display of Bama Students for Life last week without notification, claiming that some students found the display "offensive."  The display, which featured abortion-related facts, photos of women who died as a result of abortion, and two small pictures of aborted babies, was among numerous other displays by other student organizations.

Common Core: How The Left Will Grow Its Power in America's Schools.  In 2012, terrorist and activist Chicago professor Bill Ayers told his followers that the left had "absolute access to the community, the school... the classroom," and that is where it should do its "movement-building."  In October of 2009, when speculation had arisen that Ayers had been the real author of Barack Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father, the activist was in Washington D.C. to present a keynote address at a conference sponsored by the Renaissance Group.

Outrageous Leftist Propaganda Buried In Elementary Math Lessons.  By now, it is common knowledge among millions of parents that the public school system has been overtaken by leftist ideologues.  Federal curriculum guidelines offer a bounty of highly partisan — and often completely false — leftist propaganda, while conservative thought is roundly ridiculed in government-approved texts.  While these trends are abundantly obvious in certain subjects, some parents might believe empirical disciplines like mathematics would be a safe haven from such inappropriate ideology.  Tragically, the left's ever-widening grasp on the next generation is firmly implanted across the educational spectrum.

Academic Poison: Professor Says Bin Laden Was A 'Freedom Fighter' In Required Textbook.  One of the more "through the looking glass" aspects of modern American academia is that the most profoundly ignorant people have been put in charge of higher education.  At first glance, one would assume that this man knows quite well that his interpretations aren't at all empirical and that he is lying merely to promote an agenda.  In the narrow-minded bubble world of college politics and history professors, however, his conclusions are accepted as fact, despite being wildly interpretive and inaccurate.

Progressives' welfare state dream is really a nightmare.  A recent column in Rolling Stone magazine revealed a recurring and troubling trend with young Millennials who have been brain-washed by professors preaching the Progressive dream of a welfare state.

Schools Groom Children for Life in Police State USA.  Government schools have always been the source of indoctrination and inadequate education, but the rise of security hysteria and zero-tolerance policies has made them into veritable conditioning centers for life in the American police state.  As a matter of policy in most compulsory government schools, students are subjected to warrantless searches of their bags and lockers, dog sniffs, and are even being forced to give urine samples without probable cause.  Drug enforcement and education takes on a variety of different forms.  In Indiana, police officers subjected a class of 5th graders to a "simulated drug raid" in a "drug awareness" event that resulted in one student getting attacked by the police dog that was demonstrating how it might search children for drugs if the police were crashing a party at someone's home.

The Denaturalization of America.  Human nature is stubborn and recalcitrant to brute force.  It must be subdued through a carefully administered program of indoctrination aimed at countering the inevitable lessons of normal experience, within the mind-stunting machinery of an artificially restrictive and pre-packaged pseudo-world.  In the more subtle, developmental instantiations of the totalitarian state, these re-education camps have a prettified name:  public schools.

Colleges Substitute Western Greats With Gender Studies.  Parents pay a fortune to send their kids to big-name colleges, and they expect strong scholarship in return.  More and more, what they're getting ranges from drivel to leftist indoctrination.

Liberal Professor Tells White Male Students To Commit Suicide To Benefit Society.  Noel Ignatiev, a professor at Massachusetts College of Art, has for years advocated the total elimination of Caucasians.  During his final lecture before retirement last Monday, he told his white male students "you don't deserve to live.  You are a cancer, you're a disease."

Obama no match for Liberty the 'Talking Horse'.  Public education bureaucrats, who gave history a backseat for the advance of propaganda, assume children do not want to be proud of their own country — and they assume wrong. [...] Children will never look into a mirror and see the negative unless they are indoctrinated.

Obama biography, required reading, tells fourth-graders that white Americans are racists.  Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a biography of President Barack Obama is required reading for fourth-graders.  They say the book contains a host of controversial elements, not least of which is that it casts white Americans who disagree with Obama's politics as racist.  Fourth-grade students at Bluffview Elementary School were instructed that they would be tested and graded on the book's contents, reports  The book, called simply "Barack Obama," is published by Lerner Publications.

Thanksgiving lesson teaches hate and racism.  According to the Department of Public Instruction website, this approach was first recommended in 1977.  This Thanksgiving lesson is based upon a "likelihood, the 'First Thanksgiving' in colonial America was proclaimed in 1637 to commemorate the murder of approximately 700 Pequot Indians at Mystic Fort."  This disgusting hypothesis is based on the admitted supposition of the late Professor William Newell of the University of Connecticut.

Jewish dad questions homework assignment, gets investigated for being a 'neo-Nazi'.  Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher's union thinks he's a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased. [...] Last week, his daughter's eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown.  Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a list of questions his daughter was required to answer and he immediately determined the assignment was "grossly slanted."

Teacher's union head investigates whether parent is a neo-Nazi.  A Pennsylvania father is steaming mad after the head of a local teacher's union suggested he may be a "neo-Nazi" for questioning a school assignment.  Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., expressed concern after his daughter brought home an assignment analyzing a New York Times article discussing the recent government shutdown. first reported the story.  The assignment asked questions like, "Whom do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?" and "Do you feel it is principled or irresponsible for politicians to threaten a shutdown?"  Barry thought it was an exercise in indoctrination.

Loving and Hating America.  As I've documented in the past, many leftist teachers teach our youngsters to hate our country.  For example, University of Hawaii Professor Haunani-Kay Trask counseled her students, "We need to think very, very clearly about who the enemy is.  The enemy is the United States of America and everyone who supports it."  Some universities hire former terrorists to teach and indoctrinate students.  Kathy Boudin, former Weather Underground member and convicted murderer, is on the Columbia University School of Social Work's faculty.  Her Weather Underground comrade William Ayers teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Bernardine Dohrn, his wife, is a professor at Northwestern University School of Law.  Her stated mission is to overthrow capitalism.

Checking Your Kids' School Assignments.  Have you checked your kids' school assignments lately?  You might be shocked if you do.  Sixth-grade children in a history class in the Bryant School District in Arkansas (whose website brags that the district "has embraced" Common Core standards) were assigned a project to update the U.S. Bill of Rights because it is "outdated."  They were instructed to "prioritize, revise, omit two and add two amendments."

Unhinged: What liberal NC professors think of opposing views.  Make sure to read the whole thing, and if you're a parent who is paying or who will be paying for your daughter and/or son to attend UNC-CH, Duke, or any of the other universities mentioned in the piece, question what you're money will be paying for.

Student Indoctrination.  William Penn, Michigan State University professor of creative writing, greeted his first day of class with an anti-Republican rant.  Campus Reform, a project of the Arlington, Va.-based Leadership Institute, has a video featuring the professor telling his students that Republicans want to prevent "black people" from voting.  He added that "this country still is full of closet racists" and described Republicans as "a bunch of dead white people — or dying white people"

California college bars student from handing out copies of Constitution.  The Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, but don't try to pass out copies of it at Modesto Junior College in California.  A student at the school who tried to pass out pocket-size pamphlets of the very document that memorializes our rights got shut down on Sept. 17 — a date also known as Constitution Day.

Colleges Recruiting Students to Propagandize Wikipedia.  A new program developed by FemTechNet and titled "Storming Wikipedia" will apparently hit fifteen universities, including Yale, Brown, and Penn State, beginning this year.  The program gives students college credit for writing "feminist thinking" into Wikipedia entries.  There are 300 students registered for the course, according to course facilitator Alexandra Juhasz, professor of media studies at California's Pitzer College.

Catholic University to Welcome Communist Leader.  With no room for opposing views or questions, Seattle University is planning to host a talk, complete with a book signing and reception for Angela Davis, on October 17. [...] "It would be difficult to find a speaker who contradicts the teaching of the Catholic Church on more levels than Angela Davis.  Stalin, maybe?  She is a notorious feminist, Marxist, communist, socialist who engages in pro-abortion, pro-same-sex "marriage" activism," James Bascom wrote for TFP Student Action, a group whose goal is "Defending Moral Values on Campus."

Professor Tells Class Republicans "Raped" America.  A Michigan State University professor said Republicans were a bunch of "dying white people" who "raped this country" and wanted to prevent "black people" from voting in a secretly recorded tirade during the first day of a creative writing class, Campus Reform reported.

Michigan State investigates professor who tells students Republicans 'raped this country'., an online news organization part of the conservative Leadership Institute, posted the video on Tuesday [9/3/2013], claiming to have received it from a student in the classroom.  In the video, MSU professor William Penn berates Republicans in front of about 400 students in his Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities lecture-hall class on Thursday [8/29/2013].

Re-education at George Mason.  This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty.  You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training."  This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit.

Immigration and America's Broken Civics Education System.  [Scroll down]  Most colleges and universities no longer require students to take a basic course in U.S. history or government (less than 20 percent, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni), and those students who happen to take U.S. history as an elective are not likely to hear much praise for the land of the free and the home of the brave.  In its recent study of the history curriculum in Texas universities, the National Association of Scholars (NAS) found a preoccupation with the themes of race, class, and gender injustice.

Professor backs statement that God is racist, says 'I have tenure. I can't get fired'.  Anthea Butler, the Ivy League religious studies professor who called God a white racist after the Trayvon Martin verdict last week, doubled down on her statement and denounced the conservative media outlets that criticized her.  Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote a blog post for Religious Dispatches last week arguing that most Americans worship a "white racist god with a problem" who is "carrying a gun and stalking young black men."

Teaching with Eyes Closed.  Although individual instructors may hold conservative views, teachers as a group are firmly progressivist, committed to "social improvement" through state intervention.  Solidarity with the putatively oppressed has led schools to embrace a variety of ameliorative causes, most recently, in Canada, a gay-oriented anti-bullying campaign that is at times stridently anti-Christian (though also, ironically enough, pro-Muslim) and a zealous environmentalist philosophy that teaches children to condemn oil and gas production.

Being Schooled About Transgenders.  Education these days involves indoctrination, far more than teaching children to think clearly and to recognize demagoguery and propaganda.  Too often, our schools — from pre-school to graduate programs — are saturated with so-called "progressive" ideology.  Even when they cannot read or do basic math, children can spout the latest cultural truism [...] They know where to buy condoms or obtain birth control; they "know" that global warming is the greatest threat facing mankind.  And, today, it is becoming perfectly normal for "transgender" students to pop in and out of whichever bathroom they want to use.

Napolitano Leaving DHS Under Cloud of Suspicion.  [Janet] Napolitano is a poor choice to lead the University of California system, a position usually filled by an academic, not a highly partisan politician. [...] Napolitano is an extremist zealot who will stop at nothing to achieve her progressive agenda and stamp out conservatism.

Hating America.  University of Southern California professor Darry Sragow preaches hate to his students in his regulation of elections and political finance class, recently telling them that Republicans are stupid, racist losers and that they are angry old white people.  A few years ago, Rod Swanson, a UCLA economics professor, told his class, "The United States of America, backed by facts, is the greediest and most selfish country in the world."  Penn State University professor Matt Jordan compared supporters of the voter ID laws to the Ku Klux Klan.

Deliver Us From Evil: Black Professor Spews Hate.  [Scroll down]  Around 15 years ago, a white friend of mine said her son came home from middle school extremely upset — in tears.  The poor kid was devastated, suffering with overwhelming guilt for being white after learning all the horrible things white men did to blacks, women, and Native Americans.  His liberal agenda operative teacher actually implied that he should feel guilty.  Today, that same kid, my friend's son, is a twenty-something-year-old zealous member of the Communist Party.  He believes that white males and capitalism are the greatest sources of evil in the world.

Blacklisted by Higher Education.  Professor Mary Grabar has put together a chilling book revelation of how much more liberal and groupthink our universities have become even since the 1980s and 1990s, when political correctness first started seeping into academic life and poisoning young impressionable minds seeking knowledge; instead they are daily subjected to an incessant brainwashing of leftist ideology and the rewriting of history.

Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed.  In a bizarre op-ed in The Charleston Gazette last week, journalism professor Christopher Swindell argued that the National Rifle Association "advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America."  Stirring words, to be sure, but Swindell was hardly done — not even close.  He also said that the NRA is guilty of "treason" "worthy of the firing squad."

Communist Indoctrination Included in Common Core for First Graders.  Reading, writing and arithmetic are out — Communist indoctrination is in!  The radical left is indoctrinating first graders in communist doctrine disguised as educational tools for first graders.  The indoctrination is part of the Common Core curriculum for elementary students.

Obama should end up on Mount Rushmore say a third of George Washington profs surveyed.  According to a survey of George Washington University professors, some 30 percent generally endorse the eventual addition of President Barack Obama's face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  The survey, conducted and reported by The College Fix, is hampered by an extremely limited sample size.  Nonetheless, the results are fascinating.

Defending Indoctrination as 'Academic Freedom'.  Even at a leftist bastion such as USC, Professor Dekmejian can be considered an extremist.  In a mere twenty minutes of recorded classroom footage, Dekmejian repeatedly hurls insults at every Republican president since Reagan, claiming that they were "lazy" and that they "lied to the American people," while praising Jimmy Carter for "still going around doing good things."

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Bevy of Domestic Terrorists Teaching at College.  Controversy ensued when the news broke that Kathy Boudin, former member of the Weather Underground who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder, received the position of adjunct professor at Columbia University.  While it may be ironic that Boudin received a teaching position at a university she was plotted to bomb, she is not the only former domestic terrorist to receive such a position.

Common Core GED textbook: "9/11 hijackers were poor Afghanis".  Adult basic education and GED programs, with about 800,000 students taking GED tests each year, serve a segment of society that escaped government schools, including many homeschoolers.  But the national propaganda effort called the Common Core Curriculum is spreading its tentacles to them.

Immigrants More Likely to Identify as Liberal, Put International Law Over Constitution.  A country whose educational institutions are less patriotic and more liberal will play a crucial role in the shaping of a less patriotic and more liberal population.  Immigrants who tend to get their identity more from education than national culture (tellingly immigrants are more likely to rank professors higher than soldiers, in contrast to native-born Americans) are more likely to lean left.

Duval [County] teacher tells 4th graders to give up [their] constitutional rights.  One Duval County parent tells WOKV his son doesn't even know what his constitutional rights are, so he's shocked a teacher told the ten-year-old to write a letter on his willingness to give them up.

School Crossword's Definition of 'Conservatism' Outrages Mom!  Tamra Varebrook's 8th-grade daughter came home recently with an assignment on liberalism versus conservatism that shocked and angered her because of how it characterized one of the political ideologies.  "I looked at it, and reading the description of 'conservatism' being that we are the party that wants to restrict all personal freedoms struck me as pretty much incorrect," she said.

USC Professor Rants in Class Against 'Stupid and Racist' Republicans.  The professor's name is Darry Sragow.  He openly endorses illegally suppressing Republican votes.

Video captures professor ranting against Republican Party.  A professor at the University of Southern California (USC) appears to have used a fall semester 2012 political science class to deliver sustained and angered attacks on Republicans, who he characterized as old, white, racist, and "losers."  In a 15 min. video secretly captured by USC student Tyler Talgo, political science Professor Darry Sragow also appears to endorse the illegal suppression of Republican votes.

Johns Hopkins's and Planned Parenthood's troubling extremism.  We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so.  Its "Diversity and Inclusion Statement," a classic of the genre, says the university is "committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion ... by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students."  Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a "Diversity Leadership Council" that defines "inclusion" as "active, thoughtful and ongoing engagement with each other."  Unless you are a member of Voice for Life (VFL), an antiabortion group.

Facing the Hardest Truth on Public Education.  Were public schools better twenty, forty, or sixty years ago?  Of course they were.  But it no more follows from this that public education is not such a bad idea than it follows from the fact that the welfare state of sixty years ago had not yet incorporated socialized medicine that socialism is not such a bad idea.  Today's extensions of progressive control over an ever-increasing range of our lives did not arise from nowhere; they were made possible by earlier, gradual insinuations of the concepts and moral perspectives of tyranny into the modern West's soul.

Tale of two terrorists.  Despite the misgivings of some, it is reported that Kathy Boudin urged the use of "anti-personnel bombs."  In other words, she wanted to kill people not just damage property.  Before they could act, her fellows were killed in the townhouse explosion.  The townhouse itself collapsed; Boudin fled.  She reappeared over a decade later driving the getaway car for the rag tag mix of Weathermen and Black Panthers who held up a Rockland County bank in 1981, murdering three in the process.

This Is Columbia University.  People who ask how it is possible that a convicted killer — a participant in a failed plot to blow up a social dance attended by 18-year-old draftees and their dates; a murderess who abetted the cold-blooded massacre of three law-enforcement officers, including the first African-American on the Nyack police force; a woman whose actions left nine children fatherless and who has shown no genuine remorse for that — should be hired as an adjunct professor at an elite school like Columbia University haven't been paying attention to what's happened to our educational system from kindergarten to the university level, which has long been under the academic thumb of a Left that is comfortable supporting Islamic supremacists and anti-American terrorists both at home and abroad.

Mom Claims 5th-Grade Son's Quiz Blames 9/11 Attacks On United States.  Kara Sands posted on her Facebook page earlier this month a quiz her fifth-grade son at Flour Bluff Intermediate School took after watching a video entitled "Remembering September 11th."  One of the questions on the quiz asked "Why might the United States be a target for terrorism?" with the correct answer being "Decisions we made in the United States have had negative effects on people elsewhere."  Sands called it "propaganda."

Department of Education "Kids Zone" Features Communist Quote from Mao.  This isn't a generic quote about education being a good thing.  It's actually a quote about the need for Communist indoctrination among Communist Party members.

Texas School Teaches 9-11 Hijackers Were "Freedom Fighters".  I'm beginning to wonder what in the world is going on in Texas!  First I told you how the public school system in Texas is being infiltrated with CSCOPE curriculum that teaches that the Founding Fathers, who were involved in the Boston Tea Party, were "terrorists."  Now, word is that in a Texas high school, students are told to refer to the Jihadists who hijacked planes on 9-11 to attack America should be referred to as "freedom fighters," not terrorists.  Students at Lumberton High School were not only told this nonsense, but they have also been told to stop referring to the Holocaust as Genocide.

Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear 'White Privilege' Wristbands.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools, has been finding.  Some feel that one of those programs — an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) — may go a bit overboard by encouraging white students to wear a white wristband "as a reminder about your (white) privilege."

Federal judge: Arizona can ban classes promoting 'racial resentment against 'whites.  A federal appeals judge has upheld most of a 2010 Arizona state law that prohibits school districts from offering coursework that endorses the overthrow of the United States government or stokes resentment toward a race or class of people. [...] The ruling stems from a case concerning a school district's intervention to forcibly alter coursework in a controversial Mexican-American studies program in Tucson schools.  The highly race-conscious program taught history, civics and literature from a pointedly Mexican-American vantage point.

Texas Student Disciplined for Refusing to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Lawsuit Says.  A Texas couple claims their daughter's school district tried to force her to sing the Mexican national anthem and recite that country's pledge of allegiance against her will — then punished her for standing her ground.  When the teen refused to participate, arguing it was against her beliefs as an American, she was eventually thrown out of the class and then given a failing grade for that day's assignment, the lawsuit says.

We Have Ted Cruz's List: Harvard Law Really Is Littered with Communists.  It turns out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was correct when he claimed Harvard Law School had significant numbers of what might reasonably be called "communists."  Anyone who knows the Ivy League knows the question shouldn't be, Who at Harvard is Marxist?  but Who at Harvard isn't Marxist?

American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge.  A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.  The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl's constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

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This is America.  Teach the kids about America.

Title IX for our boys.  Large urban school districts are losing students at an alarming pace.  They're going to charter schools, to online schools and to home-schooling.  But now there's another reason for parents to think about moving their children out of public schools — the boys.  It seems that teachers — overwhelmingly female — just might be prejudiced against boys and it's hurting their grades.  Stereotyped as "naughty," boys quickly learn that they are thought of as dumber and more trouble than girls.  And that has consequences.

Midtown teacher includes questions about slavery in elementary school math homework.  A furor over slavery has erupted at a Midtown elementary school, after a teacher handed out math homework that include questions asking kids to tally the killing and beating of slaves.  The shocking questions were given to at least one class of 9-year-olds at PS 59 in Manhattan — which included the kids of United Nations personnel.  The inflammatory queries were only uncovered after a student teacher was asked to hand them out to a second class.

Teacher Reportedly Refused to Grade Student Reports on Guns.  An English teacher at Denton High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area allegedly refused to grade two student reports because they discussed guns. reports that the teacher, Dewey Christian, told his students to write a report on anything they wanted.

Wisc. University Stands By Campaign To Teach Diversity By Writing 'Unfair' On White Students' Faces.  The University of Wisconsin Duluth-Superior is standing by a controversial campaign launched in 2012 to increase public awareness about racial favoritism by writing "unfair" on students' faces along with a variety of grievances supposedly shared by minorities against Caucasians.  The university released a statement last week defending the project and saying that the campaign is prepare to enter its second phase.

Total Destruction of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl.  If people dedicated to the complete destruction of the United States as a constitutional republic became power-players in the public school establishment, would you expect them to build an education system that fostered and preserved the tenets of republican citizenship as understood by America's founders?  Would you continue to support the public schools, and send your children there?

College: Fire professor who forced students to vote for Obama.  A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Barack Obama last November should be fired, the college's president recommended.  Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November election.

Professor Blocks Students From Using Fox News as Source for Assignment.  Students and parents at West Liberty University in West Virginia are expressing concern and even outrage over an assignment handed out by professor Stephanie Wolf in which she told her students which sources they couldn't use in their research.  While The New York Times, The Huffington Post and others were given the clear, The Onion and Fox News were the two outlets she said were off limits.

Indoctrinating Children: 'Palestine Solidarity' in the Classroom.  Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman is an anti-Israel activist and English professor who has taught at Boise State University, al-Quds University, the American University of Beirut, and other universities in the Middle East.  In The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans: Addressing Pedagogical Strategies (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), she has assembled a guidebook for American high school teachers on how to teach the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Students Told to Stop 'USA!' Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas.  Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A!" and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game.  While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said "the incident is far from over."  Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that "we need to pursue this further" and "work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency."

20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society.  [#15]  Schools have moved away from teaching reading, writing, history, morality, and patriotism for the benefit of the students to pushing self-esteem and liberal indoctrination for the benefit of the teachers' unions and salaries of professors.

What Our Society Has Become.  The United States Constitution, and its concepts of limited government, State sovereignty, liberty, and a political system governed by the people is being tossed aside as nothing more than an archaic obstacle to progress.  Federalized, our schools have become indoctrination centers that spit out compliant citizens hailing that central government is the new god of the new age.  Television programs, all the way down to the cute little yellow feathered Street for toddlers, reinforces the mental programming of the youngsters, and the news media and entertainment industry reinforce the teachings not only for the children, but to ensure the proper re-education of the older folks that might still remember what America was like when it was still truly free.

Texas Middle School Students Being Asked To Design Flags For A New Socialist Nation".  You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools.

'We Are Undocumented And Unafraid, Because This Is What We Learned In School'.  On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show this morning [2/2/2013], Cristina Jiménez, leader of United We Dream, an organization that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrant youth, declared "we are undocumented and unafraid, because this is what we learned in school."  In American schools of today, dominated by government employee unions, she's likely only too accurate about what's being taught.

Loyola Students: Professor Required Us to Attend Van Jones Lecture.  An event this past Wednesday [1/23/2013] at Loyola University Chicago featuring former Obama administration official Van Jones strayed far from the marketed title of "2013 MLK Celebration," instead encouraging students to embrace a "new patriotism" and the "ugly-unequal founding" of America.

Pallor Games.  "A Wisconsin high school is under fire after parents discovered that the 'American Diversity' class taught students that minorities had historically been oppressed by white people," reports London's Daily Mail. [...] The parents aren't objecting to their children being taught historical facts about, say, slavery and Jim Crow, but rather to the curriculum's tendentious view of contemporary America.

Superintendent seeking termination of teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class.  The superintendent of a school district that has received national attention because of a teacher's controversial lesson plan has decided to recommend that teacher be terminated after allegedly throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his classes.

South Carolina teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class.  A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students.  Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS.

S.C. teacher quits after stomping flag.  A South Carolina high school English teacher who stomped on a U.S. flag said Friday [3/29/2013] he has resigned effective the end of the school year.

Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag stomping deal.  Lexington-Richland 5 paid former Chapin High teacher Scott Compton $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge, part of a settlement that led to his resignation after he stomped on an American flag during a class lesson.

The Role of 'Educators'.  John Dewey saw the role of the teacher, not as a transmitter of a society's culture to the young, but as an agent of change — someone strategically placed, with an opportunity to condition students to want a different kind of society.  A century later, we are seeing schools across America indoctrinating students to believe in all sorts of politically correct notions.  The history that is taught in too many of our schools is a history that emphasizes everything that has gone bad, or can be made to look bad, in America — and that gives little, if any, attention to the great achievements of this country.

Every Idea Is an Incitement.  After I got tenure, I left the political Left and became a conservative Republican.  I know you've never had a conservative professor before and you are probably wondering what to expect.  In a nutshell, you can expect to hear the truth about a number of things for the very first time in your college career.  And that means you can probably expect to be offended from time to time.

Unmitigated propaganda in the New York Times:
Let's Give Up on the Constitution.  As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.

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The writer of the article immediately above is identified by the New York Times as "a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University," which tells us a lot about the potential for anti-American indoctrination at Georgetown.  He never gets around to his alternatives to the Constitution, but apparently he would prefer that the America-hating Marxist, Barack H. Obama, be pronounced America's not-so-benevolent dictator, bypassing the ballot box.  The whole article sounds like sedition to me.

Subverting the Constitution.  Louis Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, is no fringe figure.  He is a pillar of the left wing legal establishment, graduate of Harvard Law, former clerk for Thurgood Marshall, and notable figure in the Leftist "critical legal theory" movement. [...] Seidman has taken to the pages of the daily bible of the progressive establishment, the New York Times, to lend respectability to a movement to subvert the Constitution, and turn to an undefined system which inevitably means the loss of our safeguards against tyranny.  All expressed in superficially reassuring prose.

Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution Day!'  I don't believe the Constitution is holy writ nor do I think that the Founders had all the answers for today's America.  But all public officials and members of the military swear fealty to our founding document for a reason; it is the most visible, the most tangible representation of our sovereignty as a nation.  We don't have kings, or castles, or ancient ruins to which we can point and say our sovereignty lies within.  It is the Constitution that unites us as a people.  And positing the notion that we should just throw it away is outrageously stupid and disquietingly radical.

Georgetown Law professor: Scrap 'archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil' Constitution.  Georgetown Law professor Louis Michael Seidman writes that the time has come to scrap the Constitution.  In an op-ed published in the New York Times Monday, Seidman, a constitutional law professor, claimed that the nation's foundational document is the real impediment to progress and solutions to America's troubles.

Professor: I Want NRA Vice President's "Head on a Stick".  Campus Reform has reported that University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis has called for NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre's "head on a stick" during a rant on his Twitter page.  Loomis also called the NRA a terrorist organization.

American Schools Replace Great Fiction With Government Propaganda.  Forty-six states have surrendered control of school curricula to the federal government under the remarkably successful and sweeping "Race to the Top" challenge.  By entering the challenge — with no promising of winning the money — states agreed to replace local school district curricula with federally mandated subjects and standards:  the common core state standards.  The process took less than two years, and ensures that the federal government will dictate every aspect of a child's learning forever.

A New Low From The California Federation Of Teachers: Urine Indoctrination.  If anything raises questions about the fitness of the California Federation of Teachers to be around kids, just look at its new video pushing class warfare doctrine by graphically depicting "the rich" urinating on the poor.  The angry, hate-filled cartoon video was placed right up top on the California Federation of Teachers' website, where children could see it, if it's not already being shown in classrooms.

96 percent of Ivy League professors' donations went to Obama.  Ivy League educators overwhelmingly supported President Obama with their campaign donations in the presidential election, reinforcing the suspicions of critics who say their bias also shows up in the classroom.  Some 96 percent of faculty and staffers at the eight universities who donated wrote their checks to Obama, and at Brown University, just one professor contributed to Mitt Romney's bid, according to a study by student political advocacy group Campus Reform.  In all, the employees of the prestigious schools sent more than $1.2 million to President Obama and just $114,166 for Romney's campaign — a ratio of more than 10-to-1.

Thanksgiving Celebrates Our 'Original Sin,' 'Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,' Journalism Prof Preaches.  Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American "sin."  That's according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a "white-supremacist holiday."

Emulating Dictators.  As if Obama's "Youth Brigade" wasn't bad enough last election season, now a pro-Obama song ad has been released by advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners titled, "Future Children Project, Re-electing President Obama."  Through the song's lyrics, they are using children to promote Obama's un-American, un-Constitutional agendas such as global warming, homosexuality, animal rights, welfare, green energy, government control of education, and a disdain for parents.

The Axis of Liberalism Marches to Re-elect Obama.  The American Enterprise Institute examined the political registrations of professors at 20 colleges and universities, representing a cross-section of higher education — public and private, big and small, in the North, South, East and West.  By a more than 13-1 margin, the profs were registered with a party of the left.  Many departments had no professors from a right-wing party.

Marching Orders: A High School Band's Communist Celebration.  [Scroll down]  The parent, who asked not to be identified, attended the game with his children.  He was stunned by the halftime performance.  "It was Glee meets the Russian Revolution," he told Fox.  "I'm not kidding you.  They had giant hammers and sickles and they were waving them around.  Who thought this was a good idea?" he added.  Apparently the judges at the Cavalcade of Bands Association Inc. show at Manheim Township High School on Saturday, September 22nd did.

American High School Band Marches with Hammer & Sickle.  "St. Petersburg: 1917" is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band.  Ironically, the school's athletic teams are called the Colonials and their colors are red, white and blue.  The band's website features a picture of the group with students holding a hammer and sickle.  "There is no reason for Americans to celebrate the Russian revolution," said one irate parent who alerted Fox News.  "I am sure the millions who died under Communism would not see the joy of celebrating the Russian revolution by a school 10 miles from Gettysburg."

Why is the race close?  Likewise, public schools help shape what children and their parents think about key issues.  They indoctrinate children by emphasizing teamwork to the detriment and even exclusion of individualism.  There was a time when most Americans understood that a society that encouraged individual initiative and self-reliance was both freer and more prosperous.  That lesson has been largely unlearned. [...] Public schools claim that they are teaching children to think critically.  That should mean giving a fair hearing to the major arguments for and against any idea.  In practice, public schools encourage children to accept certain ideas and criticize others.  Naturally, people and ideas that are seen as antithetical to public schools — such as free enterprise and the Republican Party — are often singled out for criticism.

Professor Made Students Sign 'Vote for Obama' Pledge.  A Florida community college has launched an investigation and placed a tenured professor on leave over reports that she made students in a math class sign a pledge to vote for President Obama.  A spokesman for Brevard Community College told Fox News that Sharon Sweet was placed on an unpaid leave of absence effective immediately after they received a call from a concerned parent.

Academic Dishonesty.  Many of the nation's colleges and universities have become cesspools of indoctrination, intolerance, academic dishonesty and an "enlightened" form of racism.  This is a decades-old trend.  In a 1991 speech, Yale President Benno Schmidt warned:  "The most serious problems of freedom of expression in our society today exist on our campuses.  The assumption seems to be that the purpose of education is to induce correct opinion rather than to search for wisdom and to liberate the mind."

Indoctrinate U: Professor Forces Students to Pledge They Vote For Obama and Democrats.  A professor in Florida is under fire today after forcing her students to sign a pledge to vote for Barack Obama and Democrats.

School kids taught to praise Obama.  Remember last year when that video of school kids singing about Obama appeared on the net to creep out parents?  Here's a new one of school kids being taught to sing praise of Obama.  No one knows yet where this took place, or what school.

Double-Minded Republicans.  Certainly, the media, the academy, and most of our society's major institutions are heavily influenced by progressives, if not outright controlled by them.  It is therefore a given that elite opinion will portray Republicans as villains.  Yet, that longstanding challenge for Republicans has never before been an insuperable one.

Back In The USSR: American Life Under Obama.  When we immigrated to the U.S., I realized that most of what we were taught about capitalism was false.  I was surprised how uninformed and downright clueless Americans were regarding communist ideology and history.  The platitudes of communist propaganda that were all around me in the Soviet Union were accepted as something new and wonderful by well-meaning people in the U.S.  While Soviet citizens were excluded from the external world by their government, liberal/progressives in the "free world" were insulated from reality.

Why Isn't Romney Slaughtering Obama?  [Scroll down]  It is well-known that virtually all of the opinion-molding organs of American society are firmly in the hands of the leftists.  These include:  the media, public schools, academia, legal profession, foundations, seminaries, libraries and, sadly, many major corporations.  Therefore, unless an individual is an exceptionally original thinker or is exposed to a countervailing inoculation, his mindset is inevitably shaped to be part of the liberal consensus.  And the two venues that are most influential in this regard are the media and the government-controlled public schools. [...] Today — and for the last 30-50 years — the children of America are subject to a relentless barrage of left-wing propaganda that is strongly reinforced by what their parents see and read on TV, in the movies and in the newspaper.

Union Exemptions from Criminal Laws.  Some states require that students be introduced to the concept of labor unions as part of the public school curriculum.  For example, a Board of Education may include in the required course of study in high school a mandate that students be taught about unions as part of "social studies." [...] The State Board of Education in Nevada mandated, as part of the required course of study, that children learn about the role of labor unions beginning in the second and third grade.  By fifth grade, in addition to knowing about the role of unions, students were expected to name specific labor unions.

'Story of Stuff' videos aim indoctrination at students.  Yesterday [7/17/2012], the prolific folks at the Story of Stuff Project released yet another short video that is sure to become part of the stealth curriculum meant to indoctrinate our children into an anti-capitalist worldview.  This time, it's "The Story of Change," and the message is alarmingly clear:  America needs a "new economic system" that is more environmentally friendly, more "fair," and more democratic (with a small "d").  Perhaps you are not one of the 15 million people who have viewed the original film that launched this agitprop empire:  "The Story of Stuff."

It's parent vs. school over students' pledge of allegiance to teachers, district.  An optional pledge of allegiance to a New Jersey school and its teachers will continue after an attorney determined it's not problematic following a complaint by one parent who deemed it to be unconstitutional, has learned.  For the past decade, every Monday of the school year at Asher Holmes Elementary School in Morganville, N.J., has started with students reciting a pledge honoring the Marlboro Township School District and its teachers, who "help [students] learn" all they need to "know for the future."

School agrees to nix pledge of allegiance to teachers, recast it as school song.  After receiving complaints about a New Jersey elementary school's pledge of allegiance to teachers, the school district says it has opted to rewrite the pledge as a school song instead.  "Over the summer, a school spirit song will be created to replace the pledge, and will be put into effect for the 2012-13 school year," The Marlboro Board of Education said in a news release.

Living The Nightmare Of A Conservative On A College Campus.  The campus atmosphere, professors and many students are just as liberal, tree-hugging and socialism-loving as a conservative might imagine.  How do I know?  I have lived the nightmare for three years at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.  From my first day on campus as a freshman, I have been assaulted by the liberal agenda.  It began with orientation, extended to the classroom and explodes when conservative speakers come to campus.

Liberal Graduation Speakers Outnumber Conservatives, 7 to 1.  The number of liberal commencement speakers at America's top colleges dwarfs the number of conservative speakers.  The ratio, 7-1 this year, has never been higher, according to Young America's Foundation (YAF), which made a list of speakers invited to the top 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. this spring.  Of the total, YAF identified 71 of the speakers as liberal or left-leaning.  Only 10 speakers this year are conservative or right-leaning.

Obama's 'Favorite Professor': Poor and Minorities Receive 'Little Benefit' from America.  "I had a wonderful political science class," Obama told YouTube's Steve Grove on January 27, 2011.  "It sparked my general interest in politics.  And he still teaches there and was just a wonderful, wonderful professor."  That professor was Roger Boesche.  Obama took two classes from Boesche — one on Nietzsche, the other on American history — and they apparently left quite an impression.  But Obama's "wonderful professor" had some rather odious views about the United States military, which contemporaneous accounts in the student newspaper of Occidental confirm.

NC Teacher Screams at Student: It's Criminal to Criticize Obama.  [Scroll down]  Clearly, the student should be teaching the class, and the teacher should be reading the Constitution more often.  The school district classified the exchange — which is obviously just another case of a pro-Obama teacher shoveling her views down students' throats — a "learning experience."  It isn't.  It's political intimidation, and it's just another example of how the American public school system has become an indoctrination tool for the left.  This teacher should be suspended or fired forthwith, if only for incompetence.

Video stirs debate on teacher's actions in North class.  After reviewing a video in which a North Rowan High School teacher tells a student he can be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said it can be a learning experience.  Meanwhile, an expert on politics at Catawba College says the social studies teacher just doesn't have her facts straight when she insists speaking your mind about a president can get you charged with a criminal offense.

Rowan Co. teacher suspended after video posted on YouTube.  A teacher caught on video telling a student he could be arrested for speaking negatively of President Barack Obama was suspended Monday [5/21/2012] in Rowan County.  The Salisbury Post reported that Social Studies Teacher Tanya Dixon-Neely told her students at North Rowan High School they could be jailed for criticizing Obama.  The video is nearly 10 minutes long and has gone viral on YouTube, with more than 178,000 views as of Monday afternoon.  It was posted one week ago.

North Rowan teacher suspended.  Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials suspended a North Rowan High School teacher Monday while investigating an incident caught on camera where the teacher told a student he could be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama.  In a nearly 10-minute YouTube video shot by a student in the classroom, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher, told students criticism of the president could lead to jail time.

The Editor says...
The so-called viral video shown in the article above is a whole lot of nothing, if you ask me.  It's a nine-minute picture of the ceiling, and a recording of a bunch of ill-behaved public school kids being scolded by a poorly-trained, Obama-worshiping "teacher", who doesn't have her facts straight.  Typical public school environment, in other words.

Teacher flunks free-speech test.  A person could spin the story any number of ways:  proof of teacher incompetence, political favoritism, ignorance of constitutional rights.  It's not clear in words if the teacher is defending the presidency or Obama, but her passion on the subject suggests a personal loyalty.  That political spin will get the most air time — more evidence, commentators will say, of mindless loyalty to Obama from people who don't have all the facts.

Kids with Cell Phones: Record Your Socialist Teachers!  This week audio surfaced of a North Carolina teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely (black), berating 13-year-old Hunter Rogers (honky) for criticizing president Obama (hate crime).  Neely said Rogers could be arrested for slandering Obama.  What a crock!  Children cannot be arrested for criticizing Obama — at least not until his second term when we will truly see our First Amendment rights vanish like a pack of raw wieners at Rosie's house.

North Carolina teacher who berated student over Obama criticism to keep job.  The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned President Obama went viral will keep her job.  The Salisbury Post reports that Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended without pay, but that she will return to school next year.  As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth plan."

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Hunting Hunter.  About six weeks ago I told you about Hunter Rogers, a North Carolina high school student who videotaped his teacher threatening him for allegedly being disrespectful toward Barack Obama.  The teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely, was suspended with pay.  She has since been told that she can keep her job.  No surprise there.  The sad part of this episode is this:  Rogers has become the subject of threats and harassment from students and the school.

Black Teen Run Off the Liberal Plantation.  [Scroll down]  Happily, not everyone has ignored [Jada] Williams.  She was awarded the first "Spirit of Freedom" award by the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York on February 18, 2012.  Sadly, not enough people know and celebrate her courage and thoughtfulness.  No members of Congress, no former governors, and no professional basketball teams have taken the time, nor has the president, to publicly applaud Ms. Williams.  Nobody dons a hoodie in support of a young black girl tossed aside like trash for daring to learn, daring to speak up, and being summarily punished for it.

Who Is 'Racist'?: Part II.  There is no subject on which lies and half-truths have become so much the norm on ivy-covered campuses than is the subject of race.  Moreover, anyone who even questions these lies and half-truths is almost certain to be called a "racist," especially in academic institutions which loudly proclaim a "diversity" that is confined to demographics, and all but forbidden when it comes to a diversity of ideas.

Indoctrination 101: Duncan Approves of Schools Teaching Protest.  Speaking at Al Sharpton's recent National Action Network conference in New York City, Duncan was asked about the appropriateness of schools teaching students how to protest, as well as bringing students to political protests.  His thoughts are, sadly, unsurprising, given his boss's background as a community organizer.

Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago Students to Protest.  Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools "selective enrollment" school, held "Social Justice Week" in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists.

Leftist California Professors "Corrupt" Higher Education.  California taxpayers spend $2.8 billion to educate the more than 230,000 students at the 10 campuses that comprise the UC system.  But the report says the UC system does not help students learn how to think, but rather teaches them what to think.  And what they "learn" is that they are victims — whether of racism, sexism, classism or discrimination because of sexual orientation.

Obama admirer to teach 'Understanding Obama' class at Harvard Law School.  According to the Harvard Law School course catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called "Understanding Obama" for one classroom credit during the 2013 spring term.  "This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader," the Harvard Law School Course Catalog explains.  "We will explore his views as a biracial child, his time as a student at Harvard Law School, the successes and failures of his political campaigns, and the way religion and his views on faith nearly derailed his campaign.  Finally, time will be spent analyzing the challenges he faces as president of the United States in establishing both his domestic and global policies."

Textbooks Behaving Badly.  Friedrich Hayek said back in 1944 that the "daily experience of the university teacher leaves little doubt that, as a result of anticapitalist propaganda, values have already altered far in advance of the change in institutions which has so far taken place."

For the Love of Marx.  There are more Marxists teaching in Sociology Departments in America than living in the former Soviet Union.  These sociologists hold themselves out as scientists despite the fact that they fail consistently in their efforts to predict the future.  In fact, most of them lack the competence to accurately predict the past.

Dangers of academia's 'indoctrination mills'.  For decades, conservatives have documented and criticized how liberal ideology runs rampant throughout higher education.  Hence William F. Buckley's famous quip from the 1960s:  "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."  Fifty years later, few conservatives would disagree.  But could the problem be getting worse?

Teacher tells eighth grade class to dig up dirt on GOP field.  President Obama may have a secret weapon to propel him to victory in November — an eighth grade class in Virginia, whose students were told by their teacher to do opposition research on the GOP presidential field and then pass along whatever they found to the Obama campaign.

Federal Reserve "Propaganda" Curriculum Aimed at High Schools.  As the Federal Reserve came under increasing scrutiny by outraged lawmakers and the public in recent years, it hired a lobbyist to defend its controversial secrecy and produced propaganda-filled comic books aimed at young children.  It even sought to develop a tool to spy on concerned citizens over the Internet.  Now, as the anti-Fed outcry continues to grow, the embattled central bank has another dubious public-relations ploy in the works:  reaching out to high-school students.

Bell's Critical Race Theory Promoted in Public Schools.  A radical organization known as the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) is actively promoting Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory in public elementary and high schools nationwide, with an intense focus on what PEG calls "Systemic Racism."  With the approval of the Obama administration, and under the guise of closing achievement gaps between black and white students, PEG is promoting teaching methods that discourage "black and brown" students from conforming to an inherently "white" — and therefore racist — curriculum.

Pacific Educational Group: Radicalism for Kids, on the Taxpayers' Dime.  Glenn Singleton's Pacific Education Group (PEG), which bases its school programs on "Systemic Racism" on Derrick Bell's radical Critical Race Theory, has caused controversy in school districts across the country — at taxpayer expense.  In addition to disputes within the Evanston Township High School district in Evanston, IL — reported today [3/19/2012] by — PEG has been the focus of debate in school districts from St. Paul, MN to Macon, GA.

Illinois Mom: PEG Trained Teachers on 'Institutional Racism'.  "Mary" is an Evanston, IL mother whose children have attended local public schools from kindergarten through high school.  She noticed the recent debate on CNN and over Derrick Bell's Critical Race Theory — and to her, it was nothing new.  She has seen elements of Critical Race Theory introduced into teacher and staff training at Evanston Township High School by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) in recent several years.

5 Reasons Socialism Is Inferior To Capitalism.  If you have an open mind, a good grasp on human nature and economics, and a passing knowledge of world history, there's absolutely no question that capitalism is superior to socialism.  Unfortunately, this lesson has been lost on a lot of people because our school systems have become so mediocre, there are no pure capitalist and socialist systems, and there are a lot of people who promote socialism for reasons that have nothing to do with economics.

Students Accused of Racism for Chanting "USA USA".  Political correctness is killing patriotism in the United States.  Apparently, it is no longer acceptable to chant "USA" after a high school basketball game victory.  Chanting USA is now considered a "racial incident."

What Kids Now Learn in College.  [Scroll down]  If this list is accurate — and that may be confirmed by visiting a college bookstore and seeing what books are assigned by any given instructor — most American parents and/or their child are going into debt in order to support an institution that for four years, during the most impressionable years of a person's life, instills values that are the opposite of those of their parents.  And that is intentional.  As Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of Princeton University before becoming president of the United States, said in a speech in 1914, "I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible."

They Turn Left While in College.  Do economics degree holders grasp the criminality of the Federal Reserve and what is has done to the value our nation's currency?  Are college grads aware that the current occupant of the White House touts implied powers and issues imperialistic edicts to govern?  Can students trained in the sciences overcome the drivel they receive about global warming and the overblown concern about the environment, and understand the need to take advantage of what God put in the earth instead of making the earth a new kind of god?  The answer is No to all to the above.

Michigan Teachers Instruct Elementary Students To Write Letters Criticizing Budget Cuts.  It should be about educating kids.  For way too many people, it's about more pay for teachers and administrators.

NYC teacher had 5th graders write letters to convicted felon.  A Queens teacher is under investigation after having her students write personal cards and letters to a convicted prison inmate.  CBS New York reports inmate John Coccarelli is allegedly a friend of fifth grade teacher Melissa Dean.  He has been in jail for possession of a loaded 9-mm semiautomatic pistol and violating an order of protection.

The Editor says...
One can safely assume that this lesson was designed to teach children that prisoners are just like everybody else, that there is no stigma associated with incarceration, and that we should all feel sorry for prisoners because they're probably not even guilty.  I would almost be willing to wager that if one of the students composed a letter telling the convict to get right with God, it never would have left the school building.

The Ministry of PropOganda.  [Scroll down]  Yet when educational institutions are systematically teaching their young children to chant phrases supporting Barack Obama's political agenda...well, there's just no harm in that.  School children singing in support of the notion of "spreading the wealth around":  "Hooray, Mr. President!  We honor your great plans to make this country's economy number one again!"  Children too young to know the meaning or implications of Obama's proposed "change" involving expansive government infrastructure, yet creepily singing:  "Obama's gonna change it, Obama's gonna lead 'em, we're gonna change it, and rearrange it."  And most recently, children innocently singing the nonpartisan phrase "Who do we know is the man?  Barack Obama is our man!  He's our man, yes he can!"  All this, though... it's all innocent in the eyes of the left.

Did School Promote Communism over Capitalism?  Jeff Travis owns a small business in Des Moines and he is absolutely furious at a classroom flier that his son received from his high school social studies teacher.  The flier, given to students at Roosevelt High School, features a cartoon and slogans that seem to promote communism over capitalism. ... The cartoon represented capitalism by featuring an overweight businessman smoking a cigar while his workers were shackled.  On the communism side, the cartoon showed happy workers earning loads of cash.

Black History Month: The Left's Favorite Time of the Year.  Alas, another Black History Month... or as the left likes to view it, their annual "Opportunity To Exploit Race Month."  It is the month in which liberals attempt to convince us that race relations in America have progressed very little since the days of police unleashing dogs on civil rights activists.  Rather than presenting a balanced, honest look at black history, leftist schoolteachers and the media say America is still racist and whites should feel eternally guilty.

What my seventh-grade daughter learned during her school's 'sustainability day':  A few weeks ago, my seventh-grade daughter's school put regular classes on hold for a "sustainability day."  One of the things they did during this reprieve from the rigors of math, history and English was watch a video titled "The Story of Stuff," starring Annie Leonard and lots of animated illustrations.  The video has been around since 2007.  It has had about 2 million YouTube and goodness knows how many voluntary and involuntary classroom viewers.

Columbia Teaches How to "Occupy" at $5001.09.  Recently, Columbia University in New York proposed offering a class in Occupy Wall Street. ... Given that the Occupy Wall Street class is a three credit hour class, it costs an undergrad $5001.09 to learn how to camp out in a park and beat a drum while articulating a far left manifesto.  I shouldn't forget to mention that the student ought to consider what a future employer might think when they see that class on a transcript.

California Teacher Uses Media Matters' Anti-Fox News Article in 'World History' Class.  Imagine watching Fox News one night and your high school child walks into the room and proceeds to tell you that "Fox News lies!"  That happened to Nick Benson, a Californian who had two students enrolled at Barstow High School in San Bernardino County.  "How do you know that," Benson said he asked the boy.  "My teacher told me," was his grandson's response. ... Sure enough.  His grandson's "World History" teacher, Jim Duarte, fed a steady dose of radical left wing propaganda to his students, disguised as classroom assignments.

Ethnic Studies Departments Rife With Radicals.  Last May, Arizona's state legislature passed a law outlawing divisive chauvinistic ethnic studies classes that promote grievance, separatism and the overthrow of the U.S. government.  Sounds obvious, but in Arizona, the ethnic-studies teaching had gotten so bad in Tucson's public schools that Che Guevara was openly displayed on the walls and schoolchildren were taught that Benjamin Franklin was a racist, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Now the Tucson school superintendent is planning to pull the plug on the indoctrination, class resentment and grievance politics.  All he's getting are protests, which garner sympathetic press coverage.  It's rubbish.

Teacher Takes Class To Occupy Denver Rally.  A teacher who took her students to see Occupy Denver said she brought her class to see what was happening.  "We came to observe," said teacher Celia Bard when questioned by a blogger in a video posted on YouTube.

The Editor says...
Isn't that what television is for?  You don't have to be there in person to see what's happening.  Of course, if your real goal is to make the crowds bigger than they were, you have to take the whole class to the event.

Avoiding Leftist Indoctrination at American Colleges and Universities.  One of the greatest dilemmas facing American students today is the perennial threat of leftist indoctrination on college campuses.  In recent years, institutions of higher learning — which have historically been places for enlightened thought and dissenting opinions — have increasingly become breeding grounds for radical liberalism.  College courses, which are often taught by biased professors who espouse leftist ideology, fail to adequately challenge undergraduate students and often leave many of them woefully unprepared for the real world.

Fourth-graders become part of political protest in Capitol Rotunda.  It is common practice for elementary schools to take students on a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol, but how would you feel if your child went on just such a field trip, and ended up being led, quite literally, into the middle of a political protest?  One superintendent refused to watch video of this very thing occurring, and his elementary school principal waited 22 days to tell parents what happened.

Pass out pamphlets or lose your programs, student athletes, coaches warned.  Student athletes in Tucson's second-largest school district were directed to pass out brochures in support of next week's bond election at the behest of the district's Governing Board president, the Star has learned.  And coaches were warned that should the bond measure fail, coaches who refused to participate would see their sports programs cut first.

Moral Abdication.  My high school sophomore son was grumbling as he read his world history textbook.  He pointed me to this paragraph about the encounter between European and Mesoamerican civilizations.  "The American Indian societies had many religious ideas and practices that shocked Christian observers, and aspects of their social and familial arrangements clashed with European sensibilities..." ... The authors clearly wish to avoid the unpleasant details of Indian practices in their rush to condemn European depredations.  A curious student would have to discover on his own that the Aztecs themselves claimed to have ritually sacrificed 80,400 people over the course of four days at the rededication of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487.

Teaching Your Child to be a Dictator's Lackey.  Imagine your child's school teaching him how wonderful dictatorships are by having him and his friends model their very own group of dictatorships as part of their education.  Like so many other Orwellian nightmares in the American educational system, this one is very real and takes place through the Model UN program.  The Model UN program teaches American students that global government is better than national government and that the corrupt kleptocracy on Turtle Bay is the ideal state of mankind.  Finally it trains them to put American presidents on trial for violating United Nations laws.

'Occupying' The Classrooms.  Little noticed in the protest army sitting in against Wall Street, the educational establishment is more involved than you might think.  From teachers disrupting school board meetings to classroom use of lesson plans about the "Occupy" protests to "teach-ins" that aim to educate the public about protest demands, we are witnessing a vast spread of economic illiteracy for political purposes.

The United States of Mexico?  American students now pledge allegiance to Mexico.  They sing its national anthem.  And it is sanctioned by the state of Texas.  Sound absurd?  It is.  Last month in a Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas, students recited the Mexican pledge of allegiance and were instructed to memorize the Mexican anthem.  Moreover, they had to wear red, white and green — the colors of the Mexican flag — as they fulfilled their class assignment.  Public high schools no longer promote American patriotism, but they are doing a superb job of cultivating loyalty to Mexico.

Judging Mrs. White.  It is a truism to say that Marxist thought has done much to undermine the quality of today's college experience.  But few people realize just how deeply Marxist thought has penetrated education in America.  Its influence is not restricted to the realm of higher education.  Nor is it restricted to the realm of economics.  Marxism also affects our moral reasoning and it begins to do so in grammar school.

Texas students taught to recite Mexican pledge of allegiance.  In the name of educating students about a foreign culture, a teacher in McAllen, Tex., required students in her intermediate Spanish class to memorize and individually recite the Mexican national anthem and pledge of allegiance — but one student objected, catching the attention of the school district and The Blaze, which reported the story this morning [10/17/2011].

Conservative viewpoints are unwelcome.
High school cancels 'partisan' Constitution Day speaker.  Conservatives in Georgia are outraged that a speaker's Constitution Day presentation was canceled at a local high school after complaints from Democrats.  The reason behind the complaints is that Mark Fritz, the man who volunteered to do the presentation to the students during the week of Sept. 17, is a member of the local tea party.  Pickens County High Principal Eddie McDonald eventually agreed to stop Fritz from speaking after being bombarded with emails and phone calls, he said.

Liberals Are a Thousand Times Smarter Than Conservatives — Just Ask Them!  [Scroll down]  America will never again be great until we return to the brilliant educational roots of our forebears.  And this cannot happen until we dedicate all schools to training in collection of data and refusal to traffic in fallacies and brain-washing.

Father upset over homework promoting polygamy, Islam.  A father's complaint that his daughter's homework promotes the Muslim faith could lead to a lesson change in Cobb County.  [WSB-TV]'s Tom Regan talked to the father who showed him where his daughter's homework which said there's nothing wrong with having multiple wives.

Parents: Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid.  Our children are swallowing in gulps, as they listen attentively to classroom lessons that denigrate capitalism, watch "family" shows that feature gender-bending characters, and listen to iPods that spew filthy words and perverted images.  Undiscriminating, they slurp down the cultural flavors.  But dire consequences lie just ahead for our children, unless we act now.

Rethink 'Blame America First' As The Way To Teach History.  It is well-known that most of the educational establishment tilts to the left of our political spectrum.  For example, in 2008, the American Federation of Teachers reported that 99% of its political donations went to Democrats.

Snuffing out children's innocence.  If you were the devil, what would be your most important mission, other than inventing false religions?  It would be to corrupt innocent children.  I'd start by kicking God out of the public schools and excising from textbooks the truth about America's deeply Christian heritage.  I'd get rid of glaringly obvious ties between Christianity and the Founders' vision of unalienable rights and limited government.  Children would be indoctrinated to think of themselves as cosmic accidents of random mutation and survival of the fittest, not precious beings with eternal souls created in the image of God.

Mickey Mouse is the New Godzilla.  When Haiti gets discussed in our public schools, it's likely the Haitian people are depicted as victims of greedy capitalists who are trapped in poverty because U.S. corporations have turned Haiti into America's sweatshop, making the products that fill our superstores.  That's the premise behind "Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti," a 1996 documentary that was produced by the National Labor Committee and has infiltrated elementary social studies classrooms all across the country.

'The purpose of education' — and the failure to pursue it.  Everything that was taken for granted in schools 100 years ago is taken to the garbage dump today.  Ask yourself:  Do public schools still have the courage to promote the brilliant accomplishments of America and Christianity?  Or do they toss our traditions aside for the Golden Calves of multi-culturalism, relative truth, and the propaganda of social justice?  The answer, of course, is that as an institution — not necessarily as individuals — modern education has joined with Karl Marx, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers in questioning the value of America's contribution to society and the worth of our founding principles.

Students Chant for Genderless Society.  Even though most protestors are "uncomplicated" people, don't be deceived; staging an effective rally is not a simple task.  First, a bully must be identified.  For progressives, a bully is anybody who disagrees with you politically, so there is no shortage of candidates.  However, as Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" explains, it's best to settle on one target to isolate and attack.  Next, protestors need to come up with a catchy slogan to shout at the designated bully.

Students Learn How to Bargain a Teacher's Contract.  In the late 1990s, the Los Angeles Unified School District partnered with United Teachers Los Angeles — funded by a federal grant — to produce a multi-part curriculum entitled, "Workplace Issues and Collective Bargaining in the Classroom." ... The purpose of the lessons is to get students to appreciate the need for collective bargaining, and experience first-hand how it works.  During the lessons, which can take up to a week of class time, students pose as either "labor" or "management" and bargain a teachers' contract.

The Radical Education Elite and Agenda 21.  Whether intentionally or unintentionally, the progressives laid the foundation for Agenda 21 in the 1960s when it became unlawful to pray in government schools.  In place of prayer, schools began sex education classes with the rationale that such a curriculum would prevent unwanted pregnancies.  Of course, the program was a failure and the progressives simply changed the objective of sex education programs to preventing sexually transmitted diseases.  Now sex education includes children being exposed to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender sex.  In addition, U.S. schools — while prohibiting even a hint of Christianity in classrooms — have actually directed children to play-act the part of Muslims, complete with Islamic texts, Muslim costumes and holiday festivities.  "Sustainable Development in School Curriculum" is one of the 32 specific objectives of Agenda 21.

Social Justice Math.  In 2009, only 40 percent of fourth graders had math skills that rated as proficient or advanced, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  Even worse, only 32 percent of eighth grade math students test at those levels.  Americans are continually reminded that "the Earth is flat," meaning our economy is so entwined with the global economy that U.S. workers are competing for jobs against workers in China, India and the rest of the world.  Despite these new realities, our public schools are promoting this silly "social justice" curriculum which substitutes the essentials for the fuzzy concepts of fairness and equality.

Sex, Lies and Government Schools.  It is no secret that government schools across the United States have become indoctrination centers for the spreading of a social gospel that is anathema to the values of the majority of American parents.  Public education is largely run by union bosses and liberal school boards protecting incompetent educrats who push an agenda that has nothing to do with teaching children how to think and everything to do with teaching them what to think.

The 'Great Delusion' of Deweyism helped turn America against itself.  [Scroll down]  American education had by [1953] became a tool for ridiculing American values, not for teaching them.  Is it any wonder, therefore, that those values have begun to erode? ... Education is about continuity; revolution is about disruption.  What we have had in the schools for the past 50 years is not education, but disruption.

OPS Buys 8,000 Diversity Manuals.  The Omaha Public Schools used more than $130,000 in federal stimulus dollars to buy each teacher, administrator and staff member a manual on how to become more culturally sensitive.  The book by Virginia education consultants could raise some eyebrows with its viewpoints.  The authors assert that American government and institutions create advantages that "channel wealth and power to white people," that color-blindness will not end racism and that educators should "take action for social justice."

What Would The Black Panthers Do?  The Black Panthers of the 1960s and 1970s and the New Black Panther Party today are known for employing violence, intimidation and radicalism to get their way.  The Black Panthers were founded in 1966 on Marxist principles, advocating socialism as a solution for the grievances of African-Americans.  Its "Honorary Prime Minister," Stokley Carmichael, said in a speech that year:  "This country is a nation of thieves.  It stole everything it has, beginning with black people."

The past is prologue; the future is bleak.  It was rightly said some years ago that the Constitution is not a suicide pact.  Too bad the same cannot be said about modern American education.  Unfortunately, the seeds of our own potential destruction as a nation and culture have been sown into the fertile ground of our high schools and universities for at least the last 100 years.  How can that be?  Don't we spend billions of dollars every year to train our young people to be prepared to enter society and take their part as the future leaders of the country?  Well, no — actually we spend billions of dollars every year to teach our young people to question the value of our society; to doubt the legitimacy of our history; and to mistrust our leaders, our traditions and our laws.

The Un-American American President.  For many of us, "being an American" was a normal part of our collective upbringing.  We learned it in school.  We said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning right alongside our teachers.  Even in liberal Southern California the day began with the Pledge often followed by singing "God Bless America" or "America the Beautiful."  Annual "Flag Ceremonies" were held with quotations from the Declaration of Independence and patriotic songs performed by the student body, in public, for parents and passersby to enjoy.  There were even songs that mentioned God.  Christmas was celebrated, in school.  It was understood that God was integral to the founding of America and that The Creator was the true source of our liberties.

Parents see political slant in 3rd-grade textbook.  Some Frederick County parents are upset over a third-grade textbook that they say promotes such ideas as government-sponsored child care and universal health care. ... "The entire slant of the book is youre getting used to the idea of government running your life," said Cindy Rose, a parent who requested that the book be removed from the countys curriculum.

Obama Wants Engineering Students and 'Diversity'.  President Obama wants America's universities to graduate 10,000 more engineers annually than they're now turning out.  He wants more college students to major in math and science.  But as universities embrace affirmative action and "diversity" programs supported by Obama and liberals, problems arise.  These programs at bottom are aimed at creating a liberal vision of "social justice" — yet they ultimately dumb down education as merit and excellence are sacrificed for liberal social engineering.

The Socialist Phobia of Scarcity.  My new son-in-law is an enthusiastic member of ISO, the International Socialist Organization.  He is on the verge of a Master's in Political Science, with the goal of becoming a college professor.  With his philosophical bent, I think it's a slam-dunk.

What Would the Founders Teach?  There has been ample tongue-clucking about abysmal student scores on the civics and history portions of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), but the real scandal has gone unnoticed.  It is certainly a shame that two-thirds of fourth-graders and nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders don't know the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and that over half of America's high-school seniors score below the basic level on history.  What's worse, however, is that some of what students are expected to know about the principles of the American Founding is at odds with what the founders themselves believed.

The Audacity of Progressivism.  A real education is about teaching the pupil to think critically.  Routinely, education today is more about spending time in science classes listening to professors talk about the merits of joining the Peace Corps (yes, this happened to me), iconoclastic gender, race and political studies courses and cultural Marxist programming of the heirs apparent of the political, economic and cultural hierarchy of the country.  Of those who graduate from these institutions and matriculate to the political realm, the progressive ethic pervades.  And what is this ethic?  The elite must decide for the sheep.

Conservative Public School Teacher Calls Florida Exam 'Soviet-Style Propaganda'.  There are many conservative teachers sounding the alarm about the hijacking of their profession and the radicalization of school curriculums by left-wing union leaders.  Exhibit A:  Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis saying they're not teachers but "education workers."

'Labor Studies' Course Teaches How to Shut Down Non-Union Companies.  While University of Missouri -Kansas City Professor Judy Ancel has yet to explain her false and misleading defense of classroom statements suggesting violence is an acceptable tactic with an appropriate place in advancing the labor movement, new video reveals Ancel giving students insight into how to put non-union companies out of business.  The tactic Ancel recommends to students is based upon deception and designed to burden a non-union company with a costly labor action under false pretenses.

Your Teacher Said WHAT?!  This book begins with a story about how daughter Blake came home one day reporting that her teacher suggested that it would be good for the economy if people stopped buying and selling so much. ... I'm certain that a large number of parents have hit a brick wall of sorts when confronted by questions from their children about how the economy works.  This book totally solves the problem of how to explain free markets to elementary school children by using examples from the real world and things they encounter in everyday life.

Union Official Teaches College Course in Violent Union Tactics.  If you are wondering why some folks are starting to question whether a college education is worth the cost, the video below goes a long way towards explaining it.  Recently, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) sponsored two college courses:  Introduction to Labor Studies and Labor Politics and Society, to be taught simultaneously through a video conference between to two campuses.

Academic Rot.  The average American, as parent, student and taxpayer, has little idea of the academic rot at so many of our colleges.  Save for a tiny handful of the nation's colleges, what distinguishes one college from another is the magnitude of that rot.

The Toxic Influence of Progressive Education Schools on K-12 Curricula.  [Scroll down]  By encouraging minorities to resist socioeconomic assimilation, progressive politicians maintain a nationwide nursery of government-dependent adults from which to draw lifelong votes... and income.  Progressive teachers steer students toward a strange-brew mindset of anti-assimilation, collectivism, diversity, and we-are-the-world-ness.  Stotsky points out that the "evidence-free" education school theory of "social justice" alleges that minority children learn best when encouraged to embrace grievances against middle class whites.  Social justice-indoctrinated teachers instill resentment in "non-dominant" (minority) children and guilt in "dominant" (white) children. ... More K-12 students than ever are now being manipulated through lesson plans warped into platforms for moralizing against capitalism, the white middle class, and America.

Cultural Marxism in Education: The Gathering Revolt.  For decades now, American schools corrupted by cultural Marxism have been eroding the moral fiber and judgment skills of schoolchildren.  Unless sensible parents and teachers put a stop to the indoctrination, today's free speech-crippling political correctness, tolerance of immorality, and lack of knowledge of our country's birth will continue to grow until America is no more.  To stop the indoctrination, parents and teachers must understand how cultural Marxism came to permeate school curricula.

The Left is Goin' After Our Kids.  More and more God, patriotism and everything we hold dear are under vicious attack by the left.  Most insidiously, the left is going after the hearts and minds of our children.  Fox News reported several schools are discouraging the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance while teaching our kids America is the greatest source of evil in the world.

Preschools Are Using a Marxist's Theories to Manufacture Collectivists.  The room buzzes with little voices.  Little children engage in "mature, dramatic play."  An adult helps the children "regulate" and "monitor each other's compliance" with "rules and assigned roles."  Each child knows his or her place.  Each child does the group's bidding, nothing else.  Orwell's 1984?  No, a scene played out in thousands of classrooms across America.  The drumbeat of collectivism begins in preschool.  And a long-dead Soviet psychologist helped define that drumbeat.

Public Education: Progressive Indoctrination Camps.  Dr. Jim Nelson Black, founder and senior analyst of Sentinel Research Associates, wrote "Freefall of the American University," which is an excellent book.  In it, he documents the clear biases pervading our public academic settings.  Among that lopsidedness is the intentional training of students to disdain America, freely experiment sexually, forcefully defend issues such as abortion and homosexuality, and become cultural advocates for political correctness, relativism, globalization, green agendas and tolerance for all.

Agenda 21 and the Death Knell of Liberty.  [Scroll down]  Why do you think the Democratic (and many Republican) political hacks on Capitol Hill are so dismissive of "we the people"?  They are essentially putting on a "dog and pony show" for public consumption, while the final pieces for America's defeat are slid into place.  To a great extent the Globalists own the mass media, the entertainment industry, and the Judicial, Executive, and Legislative branches of government.  Why should they worry?  Already, several generations have been indoctrinated, via our school systems, to value globalization and "social justice," over personal responsibility and free enterprise.  They have been repeatedly sold the idea that they should, "Think globally, act locally."

Wisconsin's teachers required to teach kids labor union and collective bargaining history.  Wisconsin's teachers are required to teach children about the history of the labor union movement and collective bargaining in the United States, per a law former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle signed in December 2009.  Wisconsin's Assembly Bill (AB) 172 requires the state's teachers to incorporate "the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process" into their lesson plans.

Young Communists Launch National 'Red School-Bus Tour'.  It's communism that's about 40 feet long and rolls along on four wheels.  And it could be coming to a town near you.  The Southern California Young Communist League (YCL), a branch of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), announced on its website that it's launching a "National Red School-Bus Tour."  The YCL calls each stop on the tour "weekend long schools" for "young activists."

Socialism Is Back.  [Scroll down]  The aim of public education is, and has always been, to make members of the public more standardized and thus better suited for incorporation into THE PLAN
.  It is unsurprising that socialists have taken up the cause with verve.  President Obama, speaking to an audience of schoolchildren, described in some detail how he expects the schools to produce students who will serve the needs of the state; unsurprisingly, he cast the situation in terms of his own agenda, emphasizing health care, racial discrimination, and job creation. ... The public provision of educational services is understood today, and has long been understood, as a component of national economic planning.  It would be difficult to find in the United States any profession so dedicated to socialism as that of educators, and difficult to find any argument for socialism as popular as the cause of public education.

Race, Propaganda, and Schoolkids:  A new exhibit opened this week at the Boston Museum of Science called "RACE — Are we so different?"  [Caps in original.]  The exhibit offers a fascinating window into the fun-house mirror world of race theorists, racial "scholars," and a good part of the anthropology profession.  Even a sympathetic reviewer in the Boston Globe admits that "there's a wearying didacticism to the show," and it's no surprise that the didactic lessons about race are all slanted toward the left.

Nancy Pelosi:  The Girl in the Plastic Bubble.  Everyone in America is exposed to the opinions of the left.  The journey of new Americans into the weird world of leftism takes root in children's television, which is filled with politically correct drivel, and progresses via films for younger audiences, which are lightly painted propaganda.  Public schools follow the same track.  Academia, almost invariably, is far to the left of the rest of America.  Television programming, documentaries, news networks — everything, really, is little more than a tool for reinforcing leftism in our lives.

Scientific Reaction To Velikovsky Symptomatic Of Climate Science Debacle.  A critical change in the adoption and infiltration of ideas came with extension of government-controlled education.  From kindergarten through university it became indoctrination not education.  Graduation is allowed once you've demonstrated a grasp of the current 'truths'.  Questioning those truths pose a threat to your assessment and even progress.

Universities encouraging students to receive welfare benefits.  Many American colleges and universities are steering their students toward a new source of "financial aid":  food stamps.  In Oregon, for instance, both Portland State and Pacific University encourage their students to apply for food stamps.  "Many students are surprised to learn that they may be eligible for Food Stamps," explains Portland State's website.

Education:  The Elephant in the Room.  The truth of the matter is this:  as long as America's children continue to be educated (and fed) by government employees, conservatives will make precious little headway in preventing America's steady march towards statism.  This holds true no matter how well conservatives organize or electioneer or broadcast their limited-government message.  It simply defies logic and historical evidence to believe that a populace raised and educated by government employees will choose to move away from government encroachment.

Conservatives Should Not Be Celebrating the Election Results.  [Scroll down]  Throughout America, leftist teachers dominate K-12 education, and they have no moral or ethical problem with indoctrinating your children.  They are doing it daily in their selection of books, movies, reading materials, lecture content, and so on.  When you take your kids to school today, realize that you are dropping them off at something akin to a Maoist reeducation camp, where they will be taught the glorious benefits of Marxism and Socialism whether you want them taught these things or not.

We Don't Need No (Leftist) Education.  One of [David] Horowitz's burning passions is restoring sanity to our schools.  For years, he's launched a a virtual one-man campaign to expose the extreme left-wing bias among university professors.  Horowitz figured out early on what the radicals were doing: earning their Ph.D.s, infiltrating the universities, and brainwashing students into radical ideology.  With tenure-for-life academic positions, the radicals then brought like-minded professors into the fold and shut out conservatives.  The militants wanted to start the indoctrination as early as possible.

I spent three years learning to be a Trot.  What are universities for anyway?  I went to one and spent the whole time being a Trotskyist troublemaker at the taxpayers' expense, completely neglecting my course.  I have learned a thousand times more during my 30-year remedial course in the University of Fleet Street, still under way.  I am still ashamed of the way I lived off the taxes of millions of people who would have loved three years free from the demands of work, to think and to learn, but never had the chance.

Academia's Hate-America Presses.  The extreme left-wing bias of American academia is well documented.  Thus, it is not at all surprising that our nation's university presses — nonprofit publishing houses that are ideological extensions of their parent institutions  — invariably serve as platforms for the dissemination of far-left dogma.  Each year, they produce hundreds of tracts extolling the virtues of pacifism, radical environmentalism, open borders, and socialism, while delivering an endless stream of literary assaults on capitalism, American culture, and Western civilization generally.

Our Schools, Dumb and Dumber.  As the nation's children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how poorly served they are and how their learning environment is increasingly tainted by a socialist agenda.

School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike.  13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike.  He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert.  He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday [11/8/2010], was told to take it down.

13 year old with flag on bicycle rides across patriot hearts forever.  Cody had been flying the flag on the back of his bicycle for almost two months to show support for veterans like his grandfather who served their country.  Citing complaints from other students, officials at Denair Middle School told Cody he would no longer be allowed to display the flag — just in time for Veteran's Day.

California School Reverses Course on Bike Flag.  A California school has done a U-turn after it forced a student to remove an American flag attached to his bike, saying the Stars and Stripes could spur racial tensions on campus.

The Editor says...
Since when is an American flag symbolic of racism?

National Education Association Selling its Saul.  The National Education Association (NEA), the U.S.'s largest labor union, is promoting communism to the millions of American public school teachers it represents.  Teachers who are influenced by their union's efforts are more likely to indoctrinate American children into communism.  For the past several months, the NEA website has recommended that its members read books by communist sympathizer Saul Alinsky.  And, for a time, the website listed October 1 as a day for teachers and students to celebrate the anniversary of the Communist takeover of China by Mao Zedong.

NEA Tells Community Organizers 'Read Saul Alinsky'.  President Barack Obama started his political career as a community organizer in Chicago.  Apparently, the National Education Association intends to train more community organizers to grab political power by recommending on its official website for them to read 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky.  Mr. Obama appears to have closely followed Mr. Alinsky's guidebook for seizing power.

Teacher's reason for controversial Cuba trip: I'm a communist.  A Manhattan high school history teacher, who resigned under fire after taking students on a spring-break "Club Red" field trip to Cuba three years ago, is a self-proclaimed Communist who tried justifying the jaunt by telling Education officials he needed to see Fidel Castro one more time before the dictator died.

Who is John Locke?  My wife and I attended a parents' night at our son's school.  As we entered his English classroom, I noticed that the walls of the classroom were covered with photos of Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.  The eighth-grade students had been studying George Orwell's "Animal Farm."  On every wall was a hand-made poster featuring a photo of Karl Marx, some biographical information, along with some pithy bit of wisdom attributed to him.  As we left the room, I whispered to my son, "Tell your teacher that your father wants to know when she will teach the work of John Locke."  My son responded, "Who is John Locke?"

Five Rights the Left Doesn't Want You to Have.  The left loves to whine and complain about how evil Republicans are, but they sure don't want anyone to talk back.  On many issues, the left openly tries to prevent the right from speaking out.  You need not look beyond what's going on at our nation's colleges to see how the left operates.  Often times, college campuses are overrun with Marxist professors and uninformed students who will try to stop invited conservative speakers to even open their mouth and utter a single sentence, without being interrupted, shouted down, or, in some cases, have the entire meeting be taken over by "protests."

They needed a "study" to determine this?
New Study Shows Law Schools Hiring Far More Liberal Professors Than Conservatives.  While previous studies have analyzed the gender and ethnic makeup of law school professor, this study breaks new ground in analyzing the political leanings of recently hired professors.  The study looks at factors such as work experience, publications, and even Facebook profiles for a sample of 149 professors hired in the past five years.

'ACORN Youth Union' Chapters Were Funded by Justice Department, Says GAO.  The U.S. Justice Department gave a group called the New York Agency for Community Affairs a grant of $135,130 in fiscal year 2005 to "provide youth leadership training to students at select New York City schools, form 'ACORN Youth Union' chapters, and coordinate student campaigns to address issues such as school funding, neighborhood safety, and school governance," according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week.

Seven Places Where politics Doesn't Belong.  [#5]  In the class room:  Unless the class is political science, politics doesn't belong in the class room.  In fact, it's absolutely appalling that so many teachers feel free to try to indoctrinate their kids.  Let's tell the kids that Bush is a terrible guy!  Let's show the kids Al Gore's new movie!  Let's sing a song about Barack Obama!  Hey, let's not.  Instead, how about educating the kids and leaving the politics elsewhere?

Chicago School Refuses to Host Rove, Welcomes Obama Appointee.  A private university in Chicago that refuses to host former senior Bush adviser Karl Rove, arguing that welcoming a "political" speaker ahead of the midterm elections could threaten its tax-exempt status, has added an Obama administration appointee to address the student body.  Loyola University Chicago is hosting Eboo Patel, an Obama appointee to the White House interfaith council, next month, calling into question the school's rationale for rejecting Rove's appearance.

No teacher left behind.  Results in the public school system are increasingly measured by standardized test results.  Many educators are faced with the unappealing prospect of actually doing the job that the tax-payers have hired them to do; teach their students. ... The social engineering experiment known as public education has been much more concerned with pushing their socialist agenda than in teaching little Barry and Micki how to read, write and do math.

Group sees Graduation Day bias for left.  The Obamaites are proving a much bigger hit than the Bushies ever were on the cap-and-gown circuit.  A survey by the conservative Young America's Foundation found that nine officials from the Obama administration have been invited to speak at commencement exercises at the nation's 100 top-ranked universities this spring alone — compared with 14 officials from the administration during President George W. Bush's eight years in office.

The Naked Left.  [Scroll down slowly]  Colleges used to be places of learning, debate, and free thought — long ago.  Academia is no longer like that.  The soft disciplines like political science, history, and philosophy have become pretentious tools in the hands of aging Marxists and their craven pals.  Politically correct speech, which sounds like it comes right out of Orwell's 1984, was the serious and severe creation of the once-respectable college administrations.

Ivy League Useful Idiocy.  Big Government would not exist were it not given sanction by the people.  Those who continue to support it have been duped in large part as a direct or indirect result of the ideological subversion of our academic institutions.  The leaders in all fields of our society were raised in the politically correct, militantly liberal academy, and so it is only natural that the influence of socialist ideas has infected every aspect of our culture.  In so doing, academia has produced leaders that undermine our society rather than helping it to flourish.

Deadly Triumvirate Destroying America.  [Scroll down]  It should also be noted that two other institutions are, in part, responsible for selling the American public the fraud that is Barack Obama.  There are the major universities and colleges that have become home to education as biased, dishonest, and fraudulent as that of the mainstream media.  These major universities are dedicated to indoctrination with a liberal and radical point of view rather than dedicated to education. ... These major colleges have become centers of radicalism, anti-Americanism, anti-military, anti-conservative, and anti-Israel forces. ... What's worse, this indoctrination is already underway even in grades K-12.

The War on Truth:  [Scroll down]  Modern education has also become largely divorced from the founding principles of learning:  Take truth and critically build upon it, and reservedly doubt when truth requires doubt.  Disciplines like history have been mutilated into freaks reflecting the bitterness of educational elites.  Soft sciences like sociology are simply police-state guardhouses.  We have not yet reached the point in Orwell's 1984 where two plus two equals five, but with no clear dividing line between objective truth and politically correct thinking, some of us may live to see that day.

Hard Indoctrination, Soft Indoctrination, and the Books that Change Us.  There are few problems as misrepresented or misunderstood as that of indoctrination in American schools. ... Looking back at my own education from the vantage point of four post-graduate years in the university of the Real World, I must re-ask myself:  Did I experience indoctrination as an undergraduate political science and English double-major at BSU?

Teachers Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona.  Standing in front of a wall-to-wall mural featuring a who's who of revolutionaries, including Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and boldly displaying the motto Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!!! (Fatherland or Death, We Shall Overcome!!!), a group of teachers, students, parents and community activists in the Los Angeles Unified School District gathered last month for an unusual field trip — to Arizona, to protest that state's controversial immigration law.

'Fire Them All' At Central Falls High.  [Scroll down]  The long-term solution to the disasters of our "educational" system, which functions as little more than tax-supported propaganda-camp day-care centers, is to remove the government from its operations completely through the "transformation" of privatization.  Then, and only then, will you see the free interplay and accountability of free competition on a free market work its wonders, just as it does with shoes, refrigerators and a million other sectors of our economy.

How Bad Is the Indoctrination in our Colleges?  There are no open conservatives on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts and none that the conservative students who were hosting me could identify.  My student hosts were political science majors and the absence of conservative professors was a real problem for them given the extreme and abusive nature of many of their professors.  One professor gave an exam, for example, that consisted of a speech by President Reagan.  The exam question was:  Explain why Reagan is wrong.

Homeschooling vs. Howard Zinn.  [Scroll down]  While I may not be a history major, or a certified teacher, I can read these books, teach from them, and supplement the text with additional curriculum of my choosing.  If my child were in a public school, what would they be learning from?  One of the more popular texts is The People's History of the United States by the late Howard Zinn, a radical Marxist.

How to Pollute a Mind:  Lessons from John Dewey and Van Jones.  A new Ivy League "fellow" will soon have the opportunity to teach students his belief that white people are "steering poison into the people-of-color communities" and that America should give up its wealth to the American Indians.  This June, Princeton University will welcome to its hallowed halls former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist.  The story of how America started down a path leading to communist instructors in our classrooms begs to be told.

Is this what they mean by 'it's for the children'?  Students in San Francisco public schools are being organized by their unionized teachers to protest cuts in tax-supported education budgets, according to SFPublicPress.  "On Thursday [3/4/2010], San Francisco public school students as young as five will get a real-life learning experience about civic engagement — through protest.  Students from kindergarten through college plan to convene at Market and Powell streets in the late afternoon to protest cuts to public education during a coordinated political action called the Rally for California's Future."

Getting through to unions.  It's amazing what a mass of pink slips can do to make a teachers union see the light — especially when the layoffs are publicly hailed by the president of the United States.  On Monday [3/1/2010], President Obama endorsed the decision by Rhode Island's smallest, poorest city to fire the entire unionized faculty of its notoriously underperforming high school.

Public Sector Unions Tarnish the Golden State.  Last week, teachers in the San Francisco area planned to take their students out of school in order to attend a protest about proposed cuts in education spending.  According to a piece in the SF Public Press, children as young as five years old were slated to attend under the auspices of their schools, until the superintendent quashed the idea because of safety concerns.  Aside from the disturbing specter of children being used as political props by their teachers, the spectacle is ludicrous.

Dissing America:  Unlike "global warming," "patriotism cooling" is real and extremely dangerous.  In our schools, national pride is considered biased, ignorant, and rude.  How dare we think of America as exceptional?!  Our kids are no longer taught the incredible sacrifice our boys at Normandy made for freedom.  I recently read that educators are pushing a new curriculum which would eliminate much of America's early history.  The more ignorant our kids are of the value, the struggle, the uniqueness, and the price of freedom, the more passive they are when freedoms are systematically taken away.  And yet, our schools are teaching songs about Barack Hussein Obama, mmm...mmm...mmm.

What Does 'Racial Socialism' Sound Like to You?  The United States today has slipped toward race-based socialism:  That's the true name for an overwhelming bias for one race above others, in employment, promotion, and educational opportunities.  Our media are constantly stirring the witch's brew of racial grievances, constantly making black people feel aggrieved and white people feel accused.  Our schools drive that lesson home with young and innocent kids in a totally ruthless way.  Repeat that for twelve years of schooling and TV, and you have a brainwashed kid.

Daddy's not a dinosaur, Mama's not a moron.  Obama, Ayers and the unelected czars running America from the shadows knew that in order to make their plan work, they had to indoctrinate school children.  After a couple of generations passed through the public school system, they would be ready for Plan B.  Moms and Dads thought that their children were safe in class as they set out to work each day.  Little did they know that Daddy was being portrayed as a dinosaur and Mommy a moron by a system bent on indoctrinating rather than educating the young.

Conservatives, End the Apology Tour.  [Scroll down]  National Public Radio offers curriculum materials on nearly all subjects.  And so does the far-left magazine The Nation and the radical group PETA.  In the midst of this takeover, many conservatives have retreated to their homes, choosing to educate their own children with their own curricula.  But public education should be the concern of all who are worried about the country.  Public schools produce teachers who spread the gospel of social justice even in private and religious schools.  Public schools, which we all pay for, produce voters, workers, citizens, and prison inmates.

Great Myths of the Great Depression:  Students today are often given a skewed account of the Great Depression of 1929-1941 that condemns free-market capitalism as the cause of, and promotes government intervention as the solution to, the economic hardships of the era.  In this essay based on a popular lecture, Mackinac Center for Public Policy President Lawrence W. Reed debunks the conventional view and traces the central role that poor government policy played in fostering this legendary catastrophe.

Not Ashamed to Love My Country.  Liberalism has contributed greatly to the decline of patriotism.  The hostile takeover of our schools by Liberalism has indoctrinated many of our kids to hate their country.  They are encouraged to sing the praises of Barack Hussein Obama, but not of God and country.

Bill Ayers and the real threat to education.  Imagine your child's teacher telling you his days in jail and violent protesting were formative to his teaching philosophy.  Most parents would have a serious discussion with the principal, at the minimum.  But the teacher who brags about such beginnings is now a "Distinguished Professor of Education."  Despite his specialty as "Professor of Curriculum and Instruction," he trains future teachers to dispense with curricula and discipline, as well as tests and grades.

Did someone mention Bill Ayers?

Conservatism and the University Curriculum.  One topic the undergraduates at ... the vast majority of [American] universities and colleges are unlikely to find covered is conservatism.  There is no legitimate intellectual justification for this omission. The exclusion of conservative ideas from the curriculum contravenes the requirements of a liberal education and an objective study of political science.

A Call to Arms for Parents Upset About Obama's Public School Address.  Public school parents cannot afford to be passive any longer.  You cannot simply delegate your child's education to others — some who are wholeheartedly committed to subverting the traditions and values you hold dear — and walk away.  You must be prepared to work as hard as homeschooling parents when the need arises.  You must make every effort to know what is going on in your children's schools — and now, obviously, coming down from the executive branch — and become a parent activist in what in some places is beginning to look like a resistance movement.

Stupidity, Schooling, and the Take-Over of America's Culture.  Half-a-century ago, a band of Leftist thugs violently took over the administration building at Columbia University and hijacked the American education system.  From that moment on, they used this system to indoctrinate — in fact brainwash — generation after generation into their cult of Leftism.  For the next five decades (pseudo)-intellectuals, hiding behind tenure and "Academic Freedom," have been spewing greater and greater nonsense designed for one purpose and one purpose only:  sabotaging and eventually destroying all of Western Civilization.

Indoctrination of our youth:  School teachers, at all grades, often use their classroom for environmental, anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-parent propaganda.  Some get their students to write letters to political figures condemning public policy the teacher doesn't like.

U.S. Universities:  Education or Indoctrination?  Nobody wants to think that he or she is paying for his or her children to be indoctrinated rather than educated.  Unfortunately, on campuses across the country, the line between indoctrination and education is being blurred and ignored on a daily basis.  Even more appallingly, students and faculty members are victims of enforced campus orthodoxy.

The Government Is Indoctrinating Our Children.  The government and its friends are indoctrinating our children all for control of their minds, your freedom of choice and our future.  It must stop, because history when taught properly has already shown us where it leads.

Viral Video 'The Story of Stuff' Is Full of Misleading Numbers.  The California-based filmmaker has an online hit with "The Story of Stuff," a 20-minute video that is being used in thousands of schools to explain America's dangerous obsession with material things — and one that some critics are calling a misleading diatribe against capitalism.  The Story of Stuff's kid-friendly illustrations and easy delivery have endeared it to environmentalists and educators alike.

Student Says Teacher Scolded Him for Viewing  A Michigan high school is investigating allegations that one of its teachers berated and belittled a student for taking part in what the teacher considered an unacceptable activity:  reading  A young man who identified himself only as Mitchell, an 18-year-old senior at Traverse City West Senior High School, called in to Rush Limbaugh's radio show Thursday and said he was yelled at in front of his classmates for reading the "wrong" news.

A Huge Serving of Academia Nuts.  There is nothing sacrosanct per se about the university which, like any human institution, can profane its founding principles and grow corrupt and oppressive.  The German universities of the 1930s, for example, despite their long tradition of rigorous scholarship, were by no means citadels of informed thought and genuine research, but outright propaganda factories, preparing students' minds for the absurd theories of National Socialism, the restriction of free expression, and the absorption of sundry false doctrines.

Obama Blames America.  Five decades of teaching in colleges and universities across the land, portraying the U.S. as a power mainly responsible for injustice and evil, whose military might was ever a danger to the world — a nation built on the fruits of greed, rapacity and racism — have had their effect.  The products of this education find nothing strange in a president quick to focus on the theme of American moral failure.

One-Party Classroom.  Indoctrination — as opposed to education — takes place when opinion is taught as scientific fact; when syllabuses provide no room for alternative views that might actually be correct; and when assigned readings contain no texts that challenge the instructor's point of view.  Indoctrination is the attempt to impose an orthodoxy on students, to tell them what to think instead of teaching them how to think.  Such instruction is alien to the core principles of the modern research university and the democracy that supports it.  It is also unprofessional under existing university standards.

No "Progressives" Left Behind.  In One-Party Classroom, [David] Horowitz and [Jacob] Laskin examine 150 courses at a dozen universities. ... "One particularly telling example is the book Teaching Science for Social Justice, which is forthright in its aim:  to replace science with political activism."  The exact quote from the textbook authors is:  "By illustrating how science brings about different kinds of change, we make the claim that all teaching and learning science is political."

Moral Education for the New Order.  The Rasmussen folks last week revealed a poll wherein American young people are just about evenly divided on whether they prefer capitalism to socialism.  Among our under-30 crowd, 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided.  Sucking at the teat of the state has never looked so good, apparently.  Well, this certainly helps explain Obamamania.

Return of the useful idiot.  Capitalism over socialism would seem to be about as settled as opinion gets, ranking somewhere up there with the earth being round, penicillin being better than bleeding, and that Shakespeare fellow being rather talented.  Primary culprits in the survey were those under the age of 30, who gave the nod to capitalism over socialism by only a 37 percent to 33 percent margin, with a clueless remaining 30 percent "unsure."  Several decades of politically correct leftist indoctrination in our high schools and colleges has apparently taken its toll.

Obama's Most Perilous Legal Pick:  Judges should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms."  Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts.  The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.  Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers:  Harold Koh.  President Obama has nominated Koh — until last week the dean of Yale Law School — to be the State Department's legal adviser.

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If the dean of the Yale Law School believes all that, imagine what the classes are like.

Critics Decry Obama Nominee for State Department Legal Adviser.  Former Clinton administration official Harold Koh, who has been dean of the Yale Law School since 2004, once wrote that the U.S. was part of an "axis of disobedience" with North Korea and Saddam Hussein's Iraq.  Koh also has long held that the U.S. should accept international law when deliberating cases at home.  Obama nominated Koh on March 23 to become the State Department's legal adviser — an appointment that, if confirmed by the Senate, will give Koh far-reaching influence over the extent to which international norms affect U.S. law.

Why Did UVa Cancel Classes Only This Time?  On Jan. 20, 2005, George Bush was sworn in as president of the United States.  On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama [was] sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.  The University of Virginia decided to suspend classes on only one of these important days.  Can you guess which one?

Jackson Public Schools board member to teachers who did not show inauguration: Go home.  Jackson Public Schools board member Sheila Patterson had a strong message Tuesday for some teachers who did not "feel it was important" to show the inauguration of President Barack Obama during class.  "They don't belong in this school district — not the type of district we have here," Patterson said at Tuesday's board meeting.

Why are our Kids so Brainwashed?  Sadly, it appears that the government schools these kids have been subjected to have failed to teach their charges about anything like the American system, federalism, even science seems neglected.  But they SURE taught their kiddies that government is there to spend, spend, spend, that government is to be treated like our collective parents, and that the war in Iraq is obviously an evil venture.  Obviously.  And, yes little kiddies, The One, your very own Obamessiah, is flying to the rescue like a super hero.

Another Barack in the Wall.  Usually, children's books do not scare me.  But I just read a children's book entitled "Barack" by Jonah Winter, with illustrations by AG Ford, published on September 30, 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.  "Barack's" dust jacket states that it is for children ages 4-7.  This book scared me very much. ... To help protect your child from "Barack" I present some of the information missing from that book.  If your child's school has "Barack" make sure that this missing information accompanies it.

Teachers' liberal bias permeates Tucson High.  A true American loves this country and, despite like or dislike, shows respect for the current president.  But I have seen Young Republican Club meeting posters torn down by my peers.  I have heard the same jokes about Sarah Palin so many times that I could repeat each of them without stuttering.  I have listened to students laugh at Sen. John McCain as he gestured to his supporters to stop the "booing" — the "booing" against the presidential candidate that each one of those students supported.  Yet when President-elect Obama's speech was shown, the classroom was dead silent.

Obama in Leftland:  The permissible range of thought on such topics as protected minorities, protected species, protected psychosexual deviations, et al. is clearly spelled out from kindergarten onward.  Young teachers in the 1970s proudly acknowledged their political biases:  They were the New Left in action, on a long march through the institutions.  But many of today's young teachers — in consequence of the long march's brilliant success — don't even realize that they are left-wing ideologues.  As far as they know, their ideas are innocuous and mainstream — just like the New York Times!

Ayers' Agenda: First-Grade Guinea Pigs.  Our first-grader astonished her father at the end of the past school year as he dropped her off at her D.C. public school, Horace Mann Elementary, where he had attended school in the early 1960s.  She told him that her teacher announced her impending marriage — to another woman — to the class.  Following her revelation, this teacher encouraged questions from the children.  Our daughter also mentioned a book the teacher read aloud, "Uncle Bobby's Wedding," about two male "gay" guinea pigs, promoted by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Lobby for children.

Bill Ayers' Scary Plans for Public Schools:  Most of Ayers's socialist propaganda is financed with taxpayers' money at state universities and teachers colleges.  Some of the schools that have adopted Ayers-style pedagogy have received grants from ACORN or from Bill Gates's charitable foundation.  You might assume that Ayers's political ideas would put him on the outer fringe of the left-wing education establishment.  However, his peers recently elected him to serve as vice president for curriculum in the American Education Research Association, the largest organization of education school professors and researchers.

Don't Mess With Texas... Textbooks!  By now, you most likely know that Texas has become ground zero for the latest battles in the textbook wars.  While conservatives and progressives take their stands on the issue, I wonder:  What would America's Founders think about this feud?

Texas Kicks Out Liberal Bias From Textbooks.  For years, liberals have imposed their revisionist history on our nation's public school students, expunging important facts and historic figures while loading the textbooks with liberal propaganda, distortions and cliches.  It's easy to get a quick lesson in the virulent leftwing bias by checking the index and noting how textbooks treat President Ronald Reagan and Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Obama Pushed on Our Kids in 8th Grade Textbook.  Over at RealDebateWisconsin Fred Dooley was contacted by the mother of a Racine Unified School District 8th grade student in Wisconsin public schools about an outrageous thing she found in her son's school textbook.  Apparently, in this textbook supposedly teaching about literature, one of the books being pushed as a perfect example of that subject is Barack Obama's memoir Dreams from my Father.  That's right, a book by a current political candidate for president is being pushed on our children as "literature."  It also seems probable from campaign donation records that a principle member of the publishing company is a large Obama donor.

Mom Angered to Find Obama Speech in Son's Middle-School English Text.  A Wisconsin mother is furious that her tax dollars helped buy a middle-school textbook that includes a passage from Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention — but has no mention of John McCain.

Virginia Teachers Union Sparks Outrage With 'Obama Blue Day'.  Virginia Republicans are in an uproar after the state teacher's union sent an e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show their support for Barack Obama.  State Republicans are calling it an undisguised attempt to influence students' political views.

Sacrificing the Children:  [Scroll down]  In the lesson plan for junior high schoolers, the adolescents are encouraged in their correspondence with Congress to cite [the Children's Defense Fund]'s specialty:  a litany of how many children suffer every day in America.  It calculates how many babies are born without health insurance, how many children suffer corporal punishment, how many babies are born into poverty, how many children are arrested, how many children are killed by guns, etc.  The implication is that Congress and the deities of Big Government can heal these tragic numbers with additional federal spending.

Some Wicked Friends of Public Schools.  The goal of the Nazis was to compel all children in Germany to only go to state schools in which there would be no religious instruction, no instructors except for Nazi-approved instructors, and no textbooks except those prepared by the Nazis. … The goal of the Nazis was not to make sure that German children learned to read and write — religious schools had done an excellent job in of teaching children those skills.  What the Nazis wanted was a chance to indoctrinate children and, importantly, to keep children completely separated from all moral and philosophical systems which competed with Nazism.

L'Eggo My Lego.  Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights.  This lesson is being taught by banning Legos.  A ban was initiated at the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle.  According to an article in the winter 2006-07 issue of "Rethinking Schools" magazine, the teachers at the private school wanted their students to learn that private property ownership is evil.  According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished.  The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership."

'You Squander Wealth That's Mine'.  The Go Project NYC is a nonprofit organization in Lower Manhattan that is dedicated to providing academic assistance and social services to low-income, underperforming elementary school children in the area.  When a teacher's aide expressed concern that a new summer program would include a political message, he was abruptly let go from the program.

Professor Who Spied For Cuba Gets Prison.  A public university professor who spent decades spying for a terrorist nation while collecting his state paycheck was sentenced to five years in prison for passing on illicit intelligence to an enemy nation.  The teacher often conducted his espionage for the Republic of Cuba, which has long appeared on the State Department's list of terrorist nations, during regular taxpayer-funded work hours.  His wife, a counselor at the same university, assisted him and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Conservatives push to counter liberal professors.  A 2005 study by American and Canadian professors indicated that 72 percent of those teaching at U.S. colleges and universities identified themselves as liberal.  Only 15 percent called themselves conservative.  Several students said professors' liberal views tend to spill out in classrooms in subtle and overt ways.  It can trigger lively debates but also intimidate some students.  Blake Rebling, 19, president of the UA College Republicans, said he typically doesn't challenge his liberal professors' opinions because they control his grades.  "I don't want to risk going to law school over that," the political science major said.

Conservatives in the Academy:  An Endangered Species.  Lyndon Johnson once observed that "If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking."  Looking at the state of American universities today, perhaps we should extend President Johnson's logic:  If a thousand faculty members agree on everything, are any of them really thinking?  The question is not just rhetorical, because if recent surveys of the professoriate are to be believed, there is a virtual unanimity of general political outlook among the faculty.  This conformity of opinion has degraded intellectual discourse and impoverished intellectual debate on some of society's most pressing questions from immigration to abortion to the war in Iraq.

From the high school frontlines in the culture.  Across the nation, public school students are being indoctrinated in "health" classes and other venues to treat their families with skepticism and to regard traditional mores as "dysfunctional."  Liberals have achieved what the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci only dreamed about:  They have completed "the long march through the institutions" and now control the commanding heights of the culture.

As a Republican, I'm on the Fringe.  Are university faculties biased toward the left?  And is this diminishing universities' role in American public life?  Conservatives have been saying so since William F. Buckley Jr. wrote "God and Man at Yale" — in 1951.  But lately criticism is coming from others — making universities face some hard questions.

Explosive facts.  Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for their children to read during the summer, in order to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination they have been getting in schools and colleges.

It's 1984 at the University of Delaware.  In a tersely worded statement issued on November 1st, University of Delaware President Patrick Harker brought an end to an Orwellian reeducation program run through the Office of Residence Life and affecting thousands of students living in residence halls at the University of Delaware.  Published accounts of the residence life education program and publicly available documents show it to be a systemic model of leftist and politically correct indoctrination, foisted on vulnerable students by a publicly-funded university.

Are academic elites communists?  While academic leftists, and I'd include their media allies, are not communists, they are anti-anti-communists.  In other words, they have contempt for right-wingers, conservatives or libertarians who are anti-communists.  Why?  Academic leftists, and their media allies, are in agreement with many of the stated goals of communism, such as equal distribution of wealth, income equality and other goals spelled out in Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels' "Manifesto of the Communist Party."  Leftist elites love the ideas of communism so much that they are either blind to, or tolerant of, its many shortcomings.

Academedia Bias:  Too often we treat academic and media bias separately when their relationship is much more symbiotic.  After all, not only are media elites trained in academia but they frequently return to school to teach and "give something back" to the educational system that spawned them.

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Conservative students suffer from 'left bias'.  [Dr. Mark Lopez] said he had no doubt that students who presented conservative arguments or interpretations were at a disadvantage because teachers were more likely to be critical of their work if they felt the student's argument was "politically incorrect".  His concerns are likely to spark a culture wars debate not seen since 2006 when then education minister Julie Bishop criticised "left-wing ideologues in state governments", describing some subjects as "straight from Chairman Mao".

Indoctrination starts when teachers are the students.  Beware the words "social justice" and "dispositions" when used by schools of education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  These apparently harmless terms lay the groundwork for politicizing the training of teachers and giving the ed schools an excuse to eliminate conservatives from their programs.  The news this week is that NCATE is backing down a bit from its use of "dispositions" and "social justice" while denying the political use of these words and calling its new policy a "clarification."

Don't think outside the college box.  Academia has become a solid bastion of the Left, as demonstrated by two articles in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Current Review.  One article presents a survey of academic social scientists that reports that 79.6 percent of 1,208 respondents said they voted mostly Democratic over the last 10 years, with 9.3 percent voting Republican.

A New Low for Higher Education.  A funny thing happened on the way to academic freedom.  Some liberal college people don't want it.  If you veer away from liberal orthodoxy, you are not welcomed at commencement.

YAF brings 'leftist' campus bias to light — again.  A campus watchdog group complains that very few conservative speakers were invited to deliver commencement addresses this year at American colleges and universities.  But that's nothing new, notes the group.

Majoring in … Hate?  "Hate studies," an academic program being developed on campuses nationwide is, we're told, an intellectual response to racism.  Raymond Reyes, director of diversity at Gonzaga University, is trying to establish an entire major in Hate Studies.

Official Apologizes For Saying Bush Should Be Shot Between Eyes.  State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday [6/1/2006] for a "beyond dumb" remark about a fellow Democrat putting "a bullet between the president's eyes."  Hevesi called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting his foot in his mouth at the Queens College commencement.

Conservative speakers are unwelcome on commencement day.  Though resistant to conservative, Republican and even some moderate speakers, a few highly political campuses seem ready to accept even ax murderers as commencement speakers, provided that they speak from the left.  The late "Tookie" Williams gave two commencement speeches.  He is ineligible for more because he was executed last December for the slaughter of many innocents in two robberies.  Mumia Abu-Jamal has given many commencement speeches, including five in one year, on tape of course, since he sits on death row for the cold-blooded execution of a cop.

Jodie Foster unhinged:  I am so relieved to discover that movie star Jodie Foster thinks that America is in worse shape than it was four years ago and that the graduating class of the University of Pennsylvania needs to march out and do something about it, as in voting for Democrats.

Shedding the intellectual straitjacket:  Academic freedom has often become an opportunity for radical professors to proselytize students.  Now the discussion is turning to academic freedom for students:  the opportunity to hear a variety of viewpoints and present their own, without faculty intimidation.

Burned Out in Birmingham:  Liberal Education and America.  Once upon a time, liberal arts colleges acted in loco parentis, actually caring for and about their students in ways of which their parents could approve.  What's more, the whole notion of liberal education supported that undertaking, for it was understood to prepare students for a life befitting a free human being, a life of responsible self-government, which, it went without saying, was a life of virtuous self-restraint.

Restructuring Education For the Global Village:  Academic education has been replaced with indoctrination programs.  The process is designed to change the attitude, values and beliefs of the children — away from traditional American values of God and Country.  Away from the family; away from the American work ethic; away from competition.

The politics of disparity:  Class warriors incessantly complain of the expanding gap between "rich" and "poor," by which they mean the rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor.  In fact, all boats rise with the tide — the poor are getting richer, too.  Unfortunately, too many Americans believe the lie because of its constant repetition in the media and in our public schools.

Dangerous Professors.  Ward Churchill, Cornel West … we all know the names of some of the radical professors in academia today.  But in his new book The Professors:  The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, truth-teller David Horowitz paints a portrait of some of higher-ed's worst.

Defending Indoctrination:  When David Horowitz published his book The Professors in 2006, he instantly became the target of vitriolic attacks from tenured radicals and their apologists outside the academy.  Among the latter, the most determined was a group calling itself Free Exchange on Campus.  The name was a misnomer.  Comprising teachers unions, left-wing political action groups like the ACLU and the People for American Way, and funded by the Open Society Institute, the grant-making arm of financier George Soros, Free Exchange was created to to attack Horowitz's most recent book, The Professors, which called attention to activist professors whose political mission abrogated long-standing principles of academic scholarship and academic freedom and resulted in an ideological curriculum.

Panel says Churchill should be fired.  Ward Churchill, the professor who called some of the World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," should be fired because of "repeated and deliberate" infractions of scholarship rules, a University of Colorado committee said today [6/13/2006].

Robinson:  CU probably will prevail if Churchill files lawsuit.  Churchill's attorney likens his client to Galileo.  More apt comparisons are to erstwhile journalist Jayson Blair or disgraced young novelist Kaavya Viswanathan … except for the fact that those two plagiarists owned up to what they did.  Not so Ward Churchill.

Indoctrination at the University of Colorado:  In the fields of sociology and anthropology, for example, the ratio of leftwing professors to conservatives was now approximately thirty-to-one.  These two fields themselves had been largely transformed into exercises in leftwing ideology and bore little resemblance to scholarly inquiry.  In these fields particularly, but in many others that still bore some resemblance to traditional academic pursuits there was a disturbing absence in university courses of assigned texts that did not validate or amplify with the professor's ideological point of view.

An anti-communist reading list:  Hardly a day goes by without parents asking me for advice on how to protect their children from the harmful secular and socialist influences they will encounter in college.  Today, I present a reading list, which should help any high school student understand the reality of socialism long before setting foot on a college campus.

Communism for kids:  Any parent with a child in a public school has likely discovered that our education system is little more than a vehicle through which liberals indoctrinate our children with socialist ideology.  If this sounds like a radical assertion, I assure you it is not.  In fact, examples abound indicating just how accurate it is.

Judicial supremacists back school district over parental control.  When former first lady and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. proclaimed that it takes a village to raise a child, many people didn't realize that she was enunciating liberal dogma that the government should raise and control children.  This concept fell on fertile soil when it reached activist judges eager to be anointed as elders of the child-raising village.

The outrages taxpayers and parents pay for:  Repeated surveys report that Democratic professors outnumber Republican professors by about 10 to 1, but that ratio doesn't begin to reveal the outrageous leftist culture to which college students are subjected.  Many professors are Marxists or other varieties of radicals who hate the United States.

Are Liberals The Worst Bigots of All?  At Seattle's Bellevue Community College, for example, an unnamed teacher changed the wording of a practice math quiz question to read:  "Condoleezza holds a watermelon just over the edge of the roof of the 300-foot Federal Building, and tosses it up with a velocity of 20 feet per second."

'Folk Marxism' is not exactly Peter, Paul and Mary.  Marxists ain't what they used to be.  Once upon a time they would climb on the nearest orange crate and yell, "Workers of the world unite!"  Now they don't even return calls.  I phoned the top Marxist at the University of Cincinnati to ask why he still believes in the most discredited political faith of the 20th century.  No response.  I wanted to ask why anyone still teaches and preaches Marxism 20 years after it was hauled away to the ash heap of history.

Essential Economics Instruction.  Too many kids, particularly those in college, simply share an unquestioning view, similar to the one espoused by Ralph Nader, believing that regulations and excessive government spending come at no real cost to them.  The presence of die-hard liberals in academia is another hindrance to eliciting the truth as to how the world really works.

The liberal art of public education:  What does a cool ten grand per student get you nowadays in a public school?  If you happen to have a kid at Poplar Tree Elementary School in Chantilly, Va., there's a good chance it will help to buy her a lesson in the virtues of communism.

The Left's last paradise.  One study of 1,000 professors finds that Democrats outnumber Republicans at least seven to one in the humanities and social sciences.  That imbalance, more than double what it was three decades ago, is intensifying because younger professors are more uniformly liberal than the older cohort that is retiring.  Another study, of voter registrations records, including those of professors in engineering and the hard sciences, found nine Democrats for every Republican at Berkeley and Stanford.  Among younger professors, there were 183 Democrats, six Republicans.

That's Just Plain Snobbery.  Liberals control publishing and academia through ideological nepotism.  Then they cast those who are not published or tenured as not up to par in erudition.  I've heard it over and over as an adjunct.  A thesis on Paradise Lost and a dissertation on Walker Percy do not fit into such currently fashionable categories in English departments as "trauma studies," digital technology, video games, or explorations of the nine different genders put forth by "cutting-edge theorist" Judith Butler.

College Hires Leftist Terrorist Pardoned by Clinton.  Several faculty members at Hamilton College are protesting the school's decision to hire a visiting professor convicted of possessing explosives as a former leftist radical in the 1980s.

District sorry for homeschooler-terrorist link.  A school district that participated in a terrorist-attack response drill apologized for using a scenario in which children were threated by a fictitious radical group that believes everyone should be homeschooled.  The made-up group, called Wackos Against Schools and Education, was invented by the local government emergency services director.

Why Johnny's sociology professor is a Marxist.  Marxism is an emotional disorder, not a political philosophy.  Wealthy people sometimes accept Marxism, not because it has ever worked, but because they feel guilty about having more than other people.  But, more often, it is accepted by those with less who are angry, usually because they lack the talent and drive to succeed in a capitalist society.

Why liberals rule academia and media.  A chapter on journalism [in "The Secular Revolution," edited by University of North Carolina professor Christian Smith] shows how "key persons within journalism (especially publishers and editors, and also journalism professionalizers from the ranks of the universities and the active press) actively sought to minimize and ultimately to undermine traditional religion."

Liberals Dominate Spring Commencement Exercises.  A survey released today [6/17/2004] by Young America's Foundation indicates students across the nation overwhelmingly heard from liberal guest speakers during commencement ceremonies.

My Life With The Academic Left:  Unfortunately, since former 60s protesters have now become the associate and full professors of the University establishment, they perform as block captains for correct thinking.  They keep a sharp ear out for any grumbles or dissent.  Those whom Horowitz calls the "neo-communists" are pervasive within the university's structure.  Their brand of political philosophy is so all-encompassing that bringing up politics in class is a given.

NEA Votes on Flood of NBIs:  NEA delegates considered 109 New Business Items (NBIs) during the union's annual convention July 2-5.  For example, among the NBIs that passed, NBI 8 directs the NEA to "review the research on the environmental impact of chalk dust on children, teachers and support personnel in the classroom," noting that "breathing chalk dust may be associated with respiratory illnesses."

More about The Teachers' Unions

Academy Under Siege:  Does the mindset of the New World Order run the universities?  Interviews with college students, a University professor, and others reveal a shocking number of incidents of classroom indoctrination. (Videotape, $15.00)

New Poll shows the Existence of Political Bias on Ivy League Faculties:  David Horowitz, President of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture today [1/9/2002] released a poll taken on the beliefs and attitudes of Ivy League professors.  Horowitz stated, "For all the Ivy League's talk of diversity, it is painfully evident from this survey that there is no real diversity when it comes to the political attitudes and social values of Ivy League professors.  Not only is there an alarming uniformity among liberal arts professors at our elite universities, but this uniformity bears the clear stamp of the Democratic Party and the political left."

"World Anthem" Strikes Discord:  The dust is still settling in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Poudre High School's senior class council decided to play the World Anthem rather than the national anthem at its May 24 graduation.

The Professors:  Bestselling author David Horowitz reveals a shocking and perverse culture of academics who are poisoning the minds of today's college students.

Book review:
Lefty Profs Exposed.  [David] Horowitz's 101 profiles remain mostly free of editorializing.  Instead, the author lets the professors do the talking, and they proceed to condemn themselves with their own words, actions, and dubious scholarship.

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."

—  Theodore Roosevelt      

Darwinism and humanism

Since we're canceling people for racism, can we talk about Charles Darwin?  [Scroll down]  I do think it's time for the left's own rules to be applied to one of their most cherished and beloved heroes.  Even by the most generous of measures, the intellectual and philosophical heritage of Charles Darwin is one of the most hideously racist legacies one can fathom.  And yet, his inherently racist dogma is not only presented in public schools across America, it is state and federal policy that every student in America demonstrate proficiency in understanding and applying his dangerous ideology.  Set aside the colonialist rage against the Spanish conquistadors just long enough to recognize that it was Charles Darwin himself who wrote in his diary after encountering the "savages" in Tierra del Fuego, "one can hardly make oneself believe that they are fellow creatures."

The Biochemistry Challenge to Darwin.  Dr. [Ronald] Cherry asks the obvious question:  where did the essential DNA code to run the cells come from, and how would the first strand of DNA, devoid of its cellular environment, initially run the cell — big if — the cellular environment had to be present to protect the DNA so it could run the factory.  Dr. Cherry provides a lot of questions about the chicken/egg mystery, and points out the inadequacy of the self-creation theory, but there is no answer to this chicken/egg question, since there is no way to explain the circular puzzle.

Zero probability for self-generated life.  The life functions of a single human cell are far more complex than the world's most capable supercomputer, and impossible for man to duplicate using non-living materials due to that complexity and the sub-microscopic size and fragility of cellular components.  The complexity and rapidity of life-requiring DNA transcription into ribosomes, ribozymes, and messenger RNA, and then by ribosomal translation into enzymes and other proteins, boggles the mind.  A host of simultaneous purpose-driven enzymatic reactions are required in a membrane-protected milieu of proper pH and electrolyte concentration.  Under this fantastic DNA-orchestrated arrangement, our 37 trillion cells produce a hundred thousand trillion enzymes and other proteins per second.  Where did the life-sustaining initial DNA-encoded information come from?  How could the DNA wrap itself inside an interactive outer cell membrane and supply itself with the necessary enzymes, ribosomes, energy production, etc., when all of those cellular components are prerequisites for the functioning of DNA?  There are no rational pathways for self-assembled DNA-dependent cellular life.

A simple proof of intelligent design.  One of the biggest, and most consequential, debates in science is the question of whether the universe, and the life it harbors, are intelligently designed, or whether we all exist only by random chance.  Many minds far greater than mine have debated the matter pro and con for years.  I have the audacity to propose a simple theorem that will put the matter to rest.  Here it is:  Randomness can operate only within nonrandom parameters.  The truth of that utterance is manifold, and its implications are all-embracing.  Acceptance or rejection of that simple statement decides whether we, as a society, accept moral principles that cannot possibly come from the human mind, but only from the Supreme Being.

Another scientist challenges Darwin's theory.  Dr. Marcos Eberlin, a physical chemist who specializes in spectrometry and supervises a large lab in Brazil that has produced hundreds of doctoral level scientists, is former president of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation, author of more than 1000 research papers, and has written a book that makes a strong case for another nail in the coffin of Darwin's theory of evolution of species. [...] It is silly to propose that random chemical changes that occasionally find a survival benefit can create complex functionality of the magnitude described in any cell, much less the many living single to multi-celled and of course the higher forms of life.

Gallup, Darwinism, and Scientism.  Darwinists are invariably the product of an educational system that has as little to do with free thought as the educational systems of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.  Groupthink, instead, is what these institutions create and nurture.  There are no longer "schools of thought," but simply "settled science" and its detractors (those with free and thinking minds).  It is Darwinism, not its alternative theories, that is an intolerant system of blind faith that brooks no reconsideration, no conflicting scientific opinion, and no independent thought.

Descent of Man.  The full title of Darwin's most famous work included some stark words:  On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.  Darwin envisioned the spontaneous formation of simple life evolving into higher forms through the pitiless forces of nature selecting the fittest.  Darwin demonstrated how he believed evolution shaped man in his subsequent book The Descent of Man.  In it, he theorized that man, having evolved from apes, had continued evolving as various races, with some races more developed than others.  Darwin classified his own white race as more advanced than those "lower organisms" such as pygmies, and he called different people groups "savage," "low," and "degraded."  Darwin wasn't the first to propose biological arguments for racism, but his works fueled the most ugly and deadly racism.  Even evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould wrote, "Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory" (Ontogeny and Phylogeny, 1977).

Educators Want to Focus More on Junk Science.  Educators have called for national teaching guidelines for science in schools around the nation — and they called for the curriculum for Middle Schools to focus more on the junk sciences like Evolution and Global Warming.  They felt that the nation's schools now focus too much on hard science like Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  Educators felt that other countries such as Germany and Japan have those things covered and there really isn't any money in those types of things.  Plus they require higher math skills and IQ levels that we just don't see in America.

Americans no Longer Live in a Scientific Society.  Enormous problems with evolutionary theory have been known for decades.  Yet the "scientific" community is utterly disinterested in addressing the holes in Evolution.  The fact that evolutionary theory is based upon probability is not helpful because the numbers are so astronomically opposed to the outcomes.  For example, Fred Hoyle calculated a single enzyme had a random chance of occurrence of 1x1040000.

Guns, Guns, Guns.  If people are just grown-up animals, more articulate versions of the creatures who eat each other's young, and sometimes their own young, there is as much use in wondering about the nature of evil as there is in trying to understand why a killer whale kills. [...] But evil just can't be controlled.  Not with the sort of zero tolerance policies that confuse object with subject, which ban pocket knives and finger shootings to prevent real shootings.  That brand of control isn't authority, it's authority in panic mode believing that if it imposes total zero tolerance control then there will be no more school shootings.

Congressman calls evolution lie from 'pit of hell'.  Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

Bill Nye the Pseudoscience Guy.  In a recent YouTube video, former children's TV host Bill Nye weighs in on evolutionary biology by telling the rest of us how to raise our children.  If we want to deny evolution, he says, that's our business, "but don't make your kids do it."  Presuming that what we teach our children is any of his business, a more fundamental question presents itself:  how do we presume to teach our kids something that may or may not be true, particularly when we don't really seem to understand it?

Back to school brainwashing.  We used to know the subjects assigned to the various grades, but common core subjects with common values were abandoned long ago, replaced by progressive theories and the dumbing down of actual information.  The emphasis was on methodology and social-activist doctrine, even in the lower grades.  We continue to suffer for it.

Celebrating Ignorance.  [Conservatives] see liberals pretend that theoretical explanations of unobservable phenomena that allegedly occurred at the origin of the universe is the same as testable and repeatable operational science, and then supposedly "validate" their conclusions through circular reasoning without ever acknowledging the assumptions at the heart of "evolution."  So many conservatives reject those interpretations of the data.  Now, it's fair to say that not all conservatives who reject evolution (just like not all liberals who accept it) have done much digging into the issue.  But exactly what is their offense?  They are simply content trusting the Word of God over the word of people like Joe Klein.

School teachers and school books aren't always right.
Science for Stupid Idiots.  Did you grow up reading about the brontosaurus, the largest dinosaur ever?  It was the symbol of Sinclair Oil.  If you are over 40 you probably knew all about the brontosaurus from science books at the time.  But it never existed.  It was a screw-up due to a fossil mix-up (head and body didn't really match).  But scientists thought it was real — for decades.  It took about 90 years for the real story to come out and to be accepted.

Against The Grain: 'There are strong indications of intelligent design'.  Current scientific philosophy is to rule out completely the possibility that a creator was involved.  But there is no scientific justification for making such a sweeping assumption.  Science should always be open-minded.  Newton, Kelvin, Faraday and Pascal had no problem with a creator and with design.  There is no reason why a modern scientist cannot take the same position as these eminent scientists.

Our Colleges and Universities Produce Educated Fools.  [Scroll down]  Modern Darwinian evolution holds that all life came about by pure accident, when some kind of one-celled amoeba accidentally came about, from some kind of primeval soup that somehow accidentally came about when all of the many necessary ingredients for life somehow accidentally happened to get together.  They of course have no evidence to support such a fantasy, and it is mere theory, but it is taught as fact, and people such as [Richard] Cohen apparently accept it as fact.  It leaves no room for intelligent design in nature, as supported by many scientists.  The atheists and evolutionists, which in a number of cases are one and the same, fight strenuously to keep the teaching of the facts about intelligent design in nature out of all science classes in our schools.  They go to court to stop it.  Because recognizing the evidence of intelligent design in nature is the death knell of modern Darwinian evolution as taught in the science classes in our schools today.

Bill banning intelligent design draws national notice.  Religious conservatives around the country are up in arms over a Wisconsin bill that would ban the teaching of intelligent design as science in the state's public schools.

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The State of Wisconsin is effectively outlawing Christianity, and establishing humanism as its state religion, by prohibiting the discussion of Biblical creation in public schools.

Thoughts on public education:  Eleven parents have sued the [Dover, Pennsylvania] school board and the school district, claiming that Intelligent Design is not science but religion and hence constitutionally off-limits in public schools.  The consensus seems to be that this case will wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Yet accounts of this issue are missing the real problem.  The crisis today is not defining religion or science but education itself.

Ben Stein's 'Expelled':  A Little Background.  Darwin's attempt to explain the origins of all the magnificent species in the living world in terms of the struggle for survival (easily the dumbest idea ever taken seriously by science, in my opinion) is rapidly losing support in the scientific community, as the true dimensions of the complexity of life are revealed by scientific research, especially at the microscopic level.  The majority still give lip-service to Darwinism, but only because all the alternative natural explanations which have been proposed are even more far-fetched.

Ben Stein Provokes the Liberal Wrath.  Stein's critics fail to effectively refute anything in "Expelled"; they just use epithets to ridicule it and hope they can make it go away.  However, it won't go away; even Scientific American, which labeled the movie "shameful," concedes that it cannot be ignored.  The movie is about how scientists who dare to criticize Darwinism or discuss the contrary theory called intelligent design are expelled, fired, denied tenure, blacklisted, and bitterly denounced.  Academic freedom doesn't extend to this issue.

The War on Common Sense:  A Darwinian worldview now dominates the classroom.  When was the last time the word "teleology" was used in a university classroom in a non-pejorative sense?  Teleology, the study of the evidence of order or design in nature, was once a staple in classic Western education.

New front opens on evolution wars.  A battle over science education could soon spill into the courts in Louisiana, where looming legislation would allow teachers to bring up scientific criticisms of evolution, global warming and other hot-button topics.  The state House approved the bill Wednesday [6/11/2008] on a 94-3 vote.  Because the Senate already approved a near-identical measure, supporters expect the upper chamber to pass this bill also.

Keeping the lid on — and the science out.  The evolutionary story now universally taught to students fails to account for the origin of the basic information that forms the very blueprint of life.  Yet even though most of the scientific establishment rejects the notion of an intelligent designer, [Stephen C.] Meyer says nobody has come up with a better explanation.

Academia's Assault on Intelligent Design.  What is the state of academic freedom when well qualified candidates are rejected simply because they see God's fingerprints on the cosmos?  Isn't the Academy supposed to be a venue for diverse views?  Aren't universities supposed to foster an atmosphere that allows for robust discussion and freedom of thought?

Why Atheism is Not Logically Sound:  Proof of a conscious Creator is readily available.  The simplest proof (yet one that no atheist has ever been able to counter effectively) is that a universe of this size and magnitude does not somehow build itself, just as a set of encyclopedias doesn't write itself or form randomly from the spill of a massive inkblot.  The atheist, on the other hand, needs to build a plausible case for this irrational scenario.

School Board Abandons Evolution Textbook Stickers.  Four years after a Georgia school board placed stickers on its high school science books stating that evolution is "a theory, not a fact," the district agreed on Tuesday [12/19/2006] to abandon the ensuing legal battle with liberal groups.

Unintelligent designs.  Culture, including the culture of education, now opposes what it once promoted or at least tolerated.  The secular left, which resists censorship in all its forms when it comes to sex, library books and assigned materials that teach the "evils" of capitalism and "evil America," is happy to censor any belief that can be tagged "religious."

District in evolution debate to pay $1 million in legal fees.  The Dover Area School District, whose board members lost a battle to have intelligent design taught in the classroom last December, must pay $1 million in attorney's fees.

Education Leader Decries Court-Sanctioned Censorship of Intelligent Design.  A Christian educators group is expressing dismay over a recent court ruling its members feel censors Pennsylvania public school science teachers.  Last week a federal judge ruled that "intelligent design" theory cannot be mentioned in biology classes in the Dover Area School District of Pennsylvania.

[So much for a diversity of ideas, free speech, and letting students make up their own minds.]

Conformity enforcers:  At the elite "top tier" schools (the most highly rated Ph.D.-granting institutions), 87 percent are liberal.  Conservative faculty members are mostly relegated to "lower tier" institutions.  Fifty-one percent of faculty members say they rarely or never attend religious services, while 31 percent do.  Sixty-seven percent believe homosexuality is acceptable.  And a whopping 84 percent support legal abortion.

The Latest Problems with the "Man Evolved From Apes" Thesis.  There's been a virtual Inquisition by Darwinian fundamentalists against anyone who dares challenge The Book — Darwin's infamous 1859 "Origin of the Species."  No longer about following the bread crumbs of inquiry in pursuit of truth, Big Science is now all about enforcing doctrinaire dogmatism.

Control of the Future Through Control of the Schools.  Humanists know that the future of our country rests with our children.  Therefore, in order to control the future of our country, they must control the minds of our children.  And the easiest way to control our children is to control the schools.  Radical left-wing writers … incessantly rail against parental "interference" in schools, because, as they openly acknowledge, "The Left can't survive politically without a public school system to spread leftist attitudes."

Darwinism – Discredited by Real Scientists.  Sir Ernest Chain, co-holder of the 1945 Nobel Prize for developing penicillin, stated bluntly:  "To postulate that the development and survival of the fittest is entirely a consequence of chance mutations seems to me a hypothesis based on no evidence and irreconcilable with the facts.  These classical evolutionary theories are a gross over-simplification of an immensely complex and intricate mass of facts, and it amazes me that they are swallowed so uncritically and readily, and for such a long time, by so many scientists without a murmur of protest."

Darwinists top the censorship food chain.  The most censored speech in the United States today is not flag-burning, pornography or the press.  The worst censors are those who prohibit classroom criticism of the theory of evolution.  Chinese scholar observed, "In China we can criticize Darwin but not the government.  In America you can criticize the government but not Darwin."

Designing an intelligent debate:  A Christian friend of mine insists that Darwinism is now taught as "doctrine" rather than theory, that "scientists get hysterical in a hurry if you question any part of the theory, like Christian theologians protecting the doctrine of the Virgin Birth."  Intolerance and intransigence, he says, are now the province of the Darwinians, who regard insult as legitimate argument.

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum:  In a speech he delivered in Paris on January 16, 1797, Thomas Paine harshly criticized what the French were then teaching in their science classes — especially the philosophy they were using.  Interestingly, that same science philosophy of which Thomas Paine was so critical is identical to that used in our public schools today.

Almost a Thousand Major Scientists Dissent from Darwin!  A major storm of protest against the myth of evolution has been building for many years, as proved by almost a thousand major scientists, all with doctorates who have signed on to the following statement as of 2010:  "We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life.  Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged."

See also Religious Studies Exit the Schools

Conflicting news reports about the same story:

The subject of media bias is extensively covered on another nearby page, but this is a rather surprising example of an incident being reported as a victory for evolutionists by some news outlets (in viewpoint 1), and as a victory for creationists in others (in viewpoint 2).

Viewpoint 1:

Texas scraps school anti-evolution requirements.  The Texas Board of Education has scrapped a 20-year-old requirement that public school students discuss the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution, the Associated Press and other news outlets report.  But the board, in what some in the media viewed as a compromise, did vote to encourage students to scrutinize "all sides" of scientific theories, the Houston Chronicle reports.)

Evolution 'weaknesses' won't be taught in Texas schools.  A last-ditch effort by social conservatives to require that Texas teachers cover the "weaknesses" in the theory of evolution in science classes was rejected by the State Board of Education Thursday in a split vote.  Board members deadlocked 7-7 on a motion to restore a long-time curriculum rule that "strengths and weaknesses" of all scientific theories — notably Charles Darwin's theory of evolution — be taught in science classes and covered in textbooks for those subjects.

Evolution moves to head of class in Texas schools.  The State Board of Education gave a nearly final nod to new science curriculum standards Thursday [3/26/2009] that would change a long-standing Texas tradition over how schoolchildren learn about evolution.  The tentative vote — a final one is expected today — will mean that teachers and students no longer will be expected to discuss the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution and the theory about the origin of life developed by Charles Darwin 150 years ago.

Conservatives lose another battle over evolution.  Social conservatives lost another skirmish over evolution Friday when the State Board of Education stripped two provisions from proposed science standards that would have raised questions about key principles of the theory of evolution.

Viewpoint 2:

Victory!  Science Wins Over Censorship in Texas!  After a fierce battle on how science will be taught in Texas, the State Board of Education voted today to include wording that guarantees children will have the chance to learn and examine all sides of scientific theories.  It looked like we had lost yesterday when the board voted to strike out the requirement that students learn about the "strengths and weaknesses" of all scientific theories, including evolution.  However, we believe today's final vote, which includes the words "critique" and "examining all sides of scientific evidence," came as a result from your persistent prayers, calls and emails.  We believe this language is just as strong.

Science education issue finally settled in Texas.  The Texas State Board of Education has decided overwhelmingly to keep the teaching of scientific strengths and weaknesses, but under a different name.  By a vote of 13-to-2, the Board decided to replace strengths and weakness with the language "examining all sides of science."

State Board of Education approves new science curriculum.  Much of the debate over the new curriculum has centered on whether the keep the term "strengths and weaknesses."  The approved curriculum replaces that controversial term with "analyze, evaluate and critique."

Conservatives get evolution win.  A day after failing to uphold a 20-year-old requirement that Texas public high school students evaluate the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories, including evolution, the State Board of Education on Friday morning [3/27/2009] ratified new standards requiring biology students to "analyze, evaluate and critique" scientific theories.

State Board of Education approves new science curriculum.  Texas' school children will continue to be given instructional options for questioning the relationship between man and his natural origin.  Last minute amendments helped the The State Board of education approve a new science curriculum Friday.

Setting the Record Straight on Science:  Correcting Some Misleading Media Reports.  The media coverage of Friday's victory for critical discussion of Science and rejection of Censorship has been all over the map, and I don't just mean the fact that this story was covered by media outlets all over the country.  I mean that if you read more than one report, you might think that Texas Freedom Network and their band of thought police strict Evolutionists from California (Eugenie Scott) and other places got what they wanted.  Absolutely not.

Rules that apply to some but not to others

More and more schools and universities have "speech codes" and other rules which are only applied to conservatives.  Here are a few examples.

UMass Lowell Nursing Dean Reportedly Fired After Saying 'Everyone's Life Matters' in Email.  The cancel culture that is rampant on American college campuses right now has just claimed another victim.  A nursing dean at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, has reportedly been fired after saying in an email that "everyone's life matters."  Where does this end? [...] In one of the most disturbing aspects of this case, as noted by Professor Turley, if you go to the university's web page about Dean Leslie Neal Boylan, it is blank.  She has already been erased.

Scholar forced to resign over study that found police shootings [are] not biased against blacks.  Michigan State University leaders have successfully pressured Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation after the Graduate Employees Union launched a campaign to oust him from his role.  This came after the union, which represents teaching and research assistants, crawled through years of blog posts and interviews Hsu had conducted and criticized him for sharing content on genetic differences among different races.  But the main thrust to oust Hsu came because the professor touted Michigan State research that found police are not more likely to shoot African-Americans.

Priest Canceled for Preaching Solidarity Over Racial Division.  Father Daniel Moloney is the latest victim of cancel culture's inquisition against all who question the Black Lives Matter movement.  Moloney was forced out of his job as the Catholic chaplain of MIT last week after a university administrator deemed his writings on the death of George Floyd "deeply disturbing" and the Archdiocese of Boston asked him to resign.

Vermont Principal Put On Leave For Not Agreeing With Black Lives Matters.  We have yet another teacher suspended or put on leave for merely expressing her opinion of Black Lives Matter on her personal Facebook page.  After Tiffany Riley wrote that she does not agree with the BLM, the Mount Ascutney School Board held an emergency meeting to declare that it is "uniformly appalled" by the exercise of free speech and Superintendent David Baker assured the public that they would be working on "mutually agreed upon severance package."  The case magnifies concerns over the free speech rights of teachers on social media or in their private lives.  As we have previously discussed (with an Oregon professor and a Rutgers professor), there remains an uncertain line in what language is protected for teachers in their private lives.  There were also controversies at the University of California and Boston University, where there have been criticism of such a double standard, even in the face of criminal conduct. [...] Some intolerant statements against students are deemed free speech while others are deemed hate speech or the basis for university action.  There is a lack of consistency or uniformity in these actions which turn on the specific groups left aggrieved by out-of-school comments.  There is also a tolerance of faculty and students tearing down fliers and stopping the speech of conservatives.  Indeed, even faculty who assaulted pro-life advocates was supported by faculty and lionized for her activism. [...] This is not about BLM. It is about free speech.

Ivy League Professor Says Intimidation Campaigns Gaining Ground On Campus.  Cornell University law professor William Jacobson thought he had grown callous to petitions for his ouster.  Activists — including students, faculty, and alumni — have called for his firing on numerous occasions since he launched the popular conservative website Legal Insurrection in 2008, but the campaign against him has taken personal attacks to new levels in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody.  "On [the Black Lives Matter] issue, you cannot deviate one iota or they will try to get you kicked out of the school, they will falsely accuse you of being racist, they will do a 'name and shame' campaign against you," Jacobson told the Washington Free Beacon.  "It's been a problem for multiple decades in academia."  BLM supporters, in a coordinated effort with the Black Law Student Association, Cornell alumni, and law school faculty, are calling on the school to sack Jacobson for publicly critiquing BLM's ideology.

There's an effort to get me fired at Cornell for criticizing the Black Lives Matter Movement.  There is an effort underway to get me fired at Cornell Law School, where I've worked since November 2007, or if not fired, at least denounced publicly by the school.  Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it's been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere.  Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce.  For over 12 years, the Cornell cat did not pounce.  Though there were frequent and aggressive attempts by outsiders to get me fired, including threats and harassment, it always came from off campus.

Cornell law professor says calls for his firing over protest criticism almost 'totalitarian'.  Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson said he's "never seen" anything like the backlash he's facing from some students and staff at his school, who are calling for him to be fired for blog posts he wrote that fact-checked and criticized elements of the George Floyd-related protests.  "This is so far beyond political correctness," the tenured professor said Thursday [6/11/2020] in an exclusive interview on "The Ingraham Angle."  "This is almost a totalitarian type of mentality that everything you say and everything you do is watched and, if you don't tow the party line completely, you're ostracized."

Thank you for your support in this time of cultural purge.  This isn't a controversy I sought out.  They came after me, I didn't come after them.  All I ever asked from Cornell Law School was to let me do my job in the building and on the campus, and to otherwise leave me alone.  But being left alone no longer is an option.  In these cases, where someone is isolated and doesn't have a platform, groveling is the outcome the bullies have come to expect.  That's not me, however, so I defended myself the only way I could — by casting sunlight on what was happening to me.

Illinois teacher says term 'white privilege' is as offensive as N-word.  An Illinois school has launched an investigation after a teacher claimed "white privilege" was as offensive as the N-word, according to reports.  The Palatine High School teacher, who was not identified, prompted backlash when she said in since-deleted Facebook posts that calling out white privilege was racist, news station WGN-TV reported.  "I find the term 'white privilege' as racist as the N-word.  You have not walked in my shoes either so do not make assumptions about me and my so-called privilege," she reportedly wrote.  The educator, who teaches social studies, apparently then went on to call Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton "race-baiters," the outlet said.

Ivanka Trump's commencement speech was canceled because social justice is a disease.  Academia is where the absolute horror called "social justice" multiplies, so it was only predictable that White House adviser Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president, would be the latest casualty of that sick ideology.  A commencement address previously recorded by Trump was set to air Saturday at Wichita State Tech's graduation ceremony in Kansas.  She had been invited back in February to deliver some remarks, but on Thursday, an assistant professor at Wichita State University, the tech school's parent campus, wrote a whiny letter to faculty about how "horrified and disgusted" she was by Trump's scheduled appearance.

University suspends professor for criticizing Barack Obama, Kamala Harris in tweets.  "You now have to prove you're not guilty instead of them proving that you are."  That's what a conservative instructor told The College Fix in an exclusive interview Monday [5/18/2020], hours after his university suspended him from teaching scheduled summer classes because of his tweets.  John Tieso is already considering legal action against the local news station that first connected his Twitter account to his adjunct professor job at Catholic University of America.  He hasn't ruled out suing the university, either.  According to the professor, WUSA9 went digging for dirt on him after it saw one of his tweets.

Graduation canceled...except for 'students of color' and 'LGBTQIA+' students.  St. Olaf College in Minnesota plans to host three virtual graduation ceremonies for different groups of minority students, while others must wait until next year to celebrate their completion of college.  "Self-identified domestic students of color, international students and LGBTQIA+ students" at the Minnesota school will receive their own virtual graduation ceremonies at the conclusion of this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per an administrative email.  Meanwhile, graduation for the rest of the class of 2020 has been "rescheduled for a date in late May/early June of 2021," according to the school's website.  The three virtual graduation ceremonies for students in minority groups were announced by and will be hosted through the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion.

College plans virtual graduation, but only for minorities.  A liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, will conduct a virtual graduation ceremony this year because of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.  But not for all students.  Only if they are "students of color, international students and LGBTQIA+."

Baylor U. Denies Official Recognition for Turning Point USA Chapter.  Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has denied official recognition for the Turning Point USA club on campus.  The school has not provided any reasoning for its decision.  According to the students who have been trying to get their TPUSA club off the ground for months, Baylor has provided little communication and hasn't explained its decision to deny recognition for the club.

Lawsuit: U. of North Texas Prof Fired for Saying 'Microaggressions' Are 'Garbage'.  A professor at the University of North Texas claims in a lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom that he was fired for saying that "microaggressions" are "garbage."  A "microaggression," in the language of left-wing academia, is a small and often unintentional slight that allegedly contains prejudicial judgments.  According to a report by The College Fix, Professor Nathaniel Hiers of the University of North Texas claims in a lawsuit that he was fired from his position as a full-time math professor over his criticism of the concept of "microaggressions."

Recording a video with your smartphone?  Sacramento State wants you to get permission first.  California State University-Sacramento is considering penalties up to expulsion for students who record audio or video on campus without prior permission, drawing alarm from press freedom and First Amendment groups.  The draft policy, already referred along by the Faculty Senate's executive committee, applies content-based restrictions to a host of depictions, including productions by film students that simulate sexual assault, drug use or "activities involving a weapon."  While a Sacramento State spokesperson told the student newspaper that the draft would not cover students simply posting video on social media, the wording is broad enough to cover that activity.

UChicago coed threatened with violence for saying socialism more dangerous than coronavirus.  Current death toll due to coronavirus: more than 3,000 and counting.  Current death toll due to socialism:  roughly 100 million and counting.  Evita Duffy, a self-described conservative Hispanic woman, writes in an op-ed in the Chicago Maroon, the University of Chicago's student newspaper, about what happened after she pointed out how socialism is more dangerous than the coronavirus: [...] Duffy had participated in the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics' social media campaign on the importance of voting.  The institute gave students a prompt, "I vote because," and then students filled in a whiteboard giving their reasons.  A parade of students predictably proffered a litany of progressive responses, such as "medicare for all," "universal health care shouldn't be considered a radical idea" and "children shouldn't be kept in cages."

Virginia School Tells Students to Quit Flying "Offensive" US Flags from Vehicles.  So the Virginia high school students formed a caravan of vehicles with US flags when they drove to school the next day.

Virginia High Schoolers Told Not to Display American Flags on Their Vehicles — It Backfires.  Students were told not to fly the American flag on their vehicles at a Virginia High School this week because the flag is potentially disruptive and offensive.  What?  Last time I checked a little patriotism was a good thing unless you ask an America-hating liberal.

These 10 Colleges Are Ranked 'Worst of the Worst' for Curbing Free Speech.  The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a group dedicated to standing up for free-speech rights on U.S. college and university campuses, this week released its annual report chastising the Top 10 schools where it says those rights are most infringed.  Among the schools taken to task in this year's report, "The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2020," are Harvard University, a repeat offender, and six other East Coast schools.  The ninth annual report explains why each college or university made the list, ranging from Babson College, which fired a professor over an "innocuous" joke in a private social media post, to the University of Scranton, where the student government refused approval for the startup of a student chapter of a national organization, Turning Point USA, because the group supports conservative causes.

Academics are trying to get my paper retracted — and some of them haven't even read it.  In late December I published a paper in the academic journal Philosophical Psychology defending the study of race differences in intelligence.  This topic arouses strong emotions.  But I am a philosopher, and the job of philosophers is to confront issues dispassionately, guided only by reason and evidence.  This activity may lead us to question orthodoxies and challenge taboos, but that is what philosophy is all about.  Or at least it's supposed to be.  Some philosophers were very unhappy that my paper had been published.  They began attacking it, the journal and me on social media.  In most cases, it was clear that these critics had not actually read what outraged them so much.  They criticized me for ignoring issues that the paper discussed at length, and they attacked me for saying things I never said.

Yale Kills Popular Art History Course over Study of White, Male Artists.  Yale University announced this week that it is killing off a popular art history course after students claimed that they were "uneasy" over the course's focus on white male artists.  According to a report from Yale Daily News, Yale University announced this week that the popular course, "Introduction to Art History:  Renaissance to the Present," will no longer be offered.

Freedom of Speech No More?  [Scroll down]  At Berkeley, "war is peace," "freedom is slavery," and "ignorance is strength."  But things go from bad to worse when we arrive at Evergreen State College in Washington.  During the spring of 2017, the little college in the woods was transformed into the national headquarters of the LGBTKGB.  For years, Evergreen has held a "Day of Absence" event, where minority students and faculty stay off campus to show just how much they contribute to the university.  Around the same time that Berkeley was being torn apart by protests, the script was flipped at Evergreen:  "students of color" demanded that whites stay off campus for the Day of Absence.

American colleges are veering into academic 'police state' territory.  The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice just issued a statement reminding that America is not a "police state," and neither should be the college campuses that dot the landscape of this country.  The very fact the DOJ has to release this statement shows how very far America's freedoms have fallen. [...] And in a statement on the DOJ website, Dreiband elaborated with this:  "The United States of America is not a police state.  Repressive speech codes are the indecent hallmark of despotic, totalitarian regimes.  They have absolutely no place in our country, and the First Amendment outlaws all tyrannical policies, practices and acts that abridge the freedom of speech."  Yet college campuses, with increasing frequency, have in fact, in some instances, become breeding grounds for police state-like hits on the First Amendment.

The Era of 'Good' Fascism?  The university is usually the canary in the mine of bad ideas and worse customs, and their fascistic view of the future has already arrived.  Incoming students on many campuses are asked to select the proper racial background of their future roommates; if students can practice such racial segregation, will they soon be free to state which particular ethnic or racial background they do not prefer to associate with? [...] The First Amendment is already curtailed on campus by "hate speech" codes.  If a student is accused of sexual harassment or assault, he will quickly learn that the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Amendments do not really apply to the accused at most colleges.  Try giving a lecture in opposition to radical climate change theory, late-term abortion, or affirmative action on a college campus, or wearing a MAGA hat in the campus "free-speech zone."

Heather Mac Donald on confrontation with student protesters: 'Welling tide' of hatred consuming college campuses.  Conservative speaker and author Heather Mac Donald said Thursday [12/19/2019] that there is a "welling tide" of "hatred" consuming college campuses.  Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Ainsley Earhardt, Mac Donald recounted her recent experience coming under fire from student protesters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.  "I was there to say to students: 'you are the most privileged individuals in human history.  You have unfettered opportunity to learn," she explained.  Mac Donald said that 50 minutes into her talk, half the people in the auditorium stood up and started chanting 'my oppression is not a delusion,' 'your racism is not welcome,' 'your sexism is not welcome,' 'your homophobia is not welcome'... 'you are not welcome...'  "So, I addressed what had just happened and said this is a perfect demonstration of the closed-mindedness that is being cultivated by adults, frankly, on campuses.  And then proceeded with my talk to a half-empty room," she explained.

Aggressive, frenzied mob attacks conservative students, destroys their display.  It's not uncommon for conservative students to face pushback on campuses when they table and tout their principles, but an incident Thursday [11/21/2019] at Binghamton University appears to be one of the more extreme examples in recent times — and the frenzied attack was caught on video.  Cellphone footage obtained by Young America's Foundation shows that a joint tabling event by the College Republicans and Turning Point USA chapters at the State University of New York at Binghamton descended into chaos Thursday afternoon as a swarm of students surrounded their conservative peers.

Intellectual conservatism group denied: may 'cause stress to the student body'.  Two female conservative students who recently tried to obtain official club status for an Intercollegiate Studies Institute chapter at Hobart and William Smith Colleges had their request denied, reportedly over concerns it may "cause stress to the student body."  The nonprofit Intercollegiate Studies Institute explores intellectual conservatism, such as free markets and Constitutional liberty, and supports campus chapters across the nation.  It prioritizes educating minds over campus activism to allow students to learn about principles they might not hear from their typical college professors.

Students want UNCC to fire security head due to past work at Guantanamo Bay.  Former commander of Guantanamo Bay John Bogdan is now the associate vice chancellor for safety and security at UNCC.  While Bogdan was in charge of the notorious prison, he came under serious scrutiny.  Channel 9 found a letter to a federal judge from military attorneys representing Guantanamo prisoners.  In the letter, the judge is asked to examine whether Bogdan is fit for the job.  They said he installed listening devices disguised as smoke detectors and instituted degrading bodily searches to harass prisoners.  "The things he's been accused of doing, that's not something you want on your college campus," UNCC senior Greg Mateo said.  "He does create fear by his presence."

Reagan economist's speech shut down by protesters at Binghamton University; two arrested.  A speech by former Reagan administration official Arthur Laffer was shut down by protesters at Binghamton University in New York on Monday, resulting in two arrests.  The university issued a statement condemning the individuals who disrupted and ultimately shut down a lecture by Mr. Laffer, who served as an economic adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan and was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.  "The University is incredibly disappointed with the events that happened tonight, particularly given that demonstrators were provided an adjacent lecture hall to engage in a counter discussion," the statement read.  "The protestors chose instead to infringe on the expressive activity of others and to prevent those who wished to hear the speaker from doing so.["]

College Student President Threatened With Impeachment for Inviting Donald Trump, Jr. to Speak.  There is no more insufferable authoritarian lout in the world than a woke college student.  I feel the same way about them that I felt about some of the politically active hippies when I was in college: you want to grab them by the shoulders and try to shake some sense into them.  It wouldn't do any good.  They're woke and you're not and that makes them oblivious to reason and the truth.  At the University of Florida, the sins of the father can apparently be visited upon the son.  The student body president is being threatened with impeachment for inviting Donald Trump, Jr. to speak on campus.

University of Florida visit by Trump Jr. has another president facing impeachment.  The student body president of the University of Florida is facing his own impeachment threat for allegedly spending $50,000 in student fees to invite Donald Trump Jr. to speak at the Gainesville campus.  The university's Student Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to oust Michael Murphy for malfeasance and abuse of power over the alleged misuse of public funds.  More than 100 students and alumni signed the formal resolution for his impeachment, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

University of Virginia Cancels 21-Gun Salute to Appease Snowflake Students.  The University of Virginia canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its annual Veterans Day ceremony — citing gun violence.  James Ryan, the university's president, posted a statement on Facebook explaining that there were concerns about firing weapons on school property in light of recent school shootings. [...] As you might imagine — the outrage among veterans and military supporters has been severe.

'Abolish ICE': Protesters shut down event with Thomas Homan at UPenn.  An event at the University of Pennsylvania featuring former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan as a speaker was shut down by protesters before it even started last week.  Students chanted, "Go home, Homan," and held signs that read, "Abolish ICE," as Mr. Homan sat alongside former Philadelphia City Solicitor Sozi Tulante and former ICE Public Advocate Andrew Lorenzen-Strait on a panel called, "Detention and Deportation from Obama to Trump," at the university's Perry World House on Wednesday [10/30/2019].  According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper, the speakers sat and watched the disruption for 15 minutes before an organizer finally announced that the event had been canceled.

Nevada Student Arrested Knocking Over Turning Point USA Table.  A University of Nevada-Reno student has been charged with property destruction and disturbing the peace after knocking over a Turning Point USA table on campus.  The TPUSA activists were promoting an upcoming speech on campus by the group's founder Charlie Kirk when Kevin Edsel began cursing at them and flipped the table over.

North Carolina school officials cancel football game after cheerleaders' Trump 2020 banner.  A week after authorities placed a North Carolina high school cheerleading squad on probation for displaying a pro-Trump banner before a football game, school officials abruptly canceled the school's Friday night [9/20/2019] game due to safety concerns. [...] A Twitter post made Friday afternoon after game was called off said that a rally to support the cheerleaders was "still happening" across from the school, even though the game was canceled.

School cancels football game days after cheerleaders are punished for pro-Trump banner.  A North Carolina school district nixed a Friday night high school football game because of security concerns, days after cheerleaders there were placed on probation for unveiling a pro-Trump banner.  Stanly County Schools said it canceled the North Stanly High game because it had received "additional information that could compromise safety measures our schools have in place for sporting events."  The district did not specify the nature of that information.

Duke University student government rejects Christian group over LGBTQ stance.  Duke University's student government has rejected a national Christian organization as an official student group because its policy excludes LGBTQ individuals from leadership positions.

Leftists Upset Because A Conservative Dares To Speak At An Ohio College.  Around 200 protestors marched outside of Galbreath Chapel at Ohio University to protest right to work laws and a National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation speaker who gave a speech at campus on Monday, September 16, 2019.  The protest came in response to Ohio University scheduling William Messenger, staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, as a campus speaker.  Based on the protest's event on Facebook,having someone like Messenger speak gives a platform for a cause that "would surely be filled with lies and deception."

The Editor says...
I suspect that most of the lectures at Ohio University are "filled with lies and deception."

High School Cheerleaders Disciplined for Posing with 'Trump 2020' Banner.  A group of high school cheerleaders in North Carolina were placed on probation after being photographed with a large banner that read "Trump 2020" at a football game, according to the New York Post.  The incident took place on August 30th at an "American Night"-themed game at North Stanly High School.  In the photo, seven cheerleaders and two male students were pictured with the banner and wearing patriotic outfits, as part of the game's theme.

High school cheerleaders are put on probation for the rest of the year for displaying a Trump 2020 banner.  Cheerleaders from a North Carolina high school have been put on probation after they held up a flag in support of President Donald Trump before a football game.  The North Stanly High School cheerleading squad was placed on probation on Monday for waving the Trump 2020 banner last month during a home game.  Members of the squad posed for photos with the banner on August 30 before the game in Stanly County, which is about 50 miles northeast of Charlotte.

Wesleyan University President Insists 'Safe Spaces' Promote 'Intellectual Diversity'.  The president of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, argued in favor of safe spaces in a recent op-ed, suggesting that they "promote intellectual diversity" and remove "the threat of harassment or intimidation." Campus climates across the country after the spread of safe spaces, however, have shown an increase in sensitivity, hostility, and Groupthink among students, leaving conservative students to bear the brunt of "safe space policies."

Why Victimhood and Fear Won't Preserve Liberty.  Thirteen years ago, I filed a lawsuit on behalf of two brave young women — Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar.  They were students at the Georgia Tech, they'd faced unconstitutional censorship at their school, and they sued to challenge four blatantly unconstitutional policies, the school's speech code, its speech zone, its student-fee-funding policy, and a "safe space" training program that explicitly condemned traditional Christianity.  If you think outrage mobs are new, consider what happened next.  Ruth and Orit faced a torrent of campus hate.

College To Pay Students For Violating Their Free Speech.  The University of Florida (UF) agreed yesterday to pay their Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) student chapter $66,000, and amend their school policy to allow conservative groups to have access to more financial resources.  In December of last year, the UF student YAF chapter filed a lawsuit against the school for allegedly violating students' First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Our Free Speech Crisis.  Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racist microagressions:  "America is a melting pot"; "America is the land of opportunity"; "Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough"; and "There is only one race, the human race."  The latter statement is seen as denying the individual as a racial/cultural being.  Then there's "I believe the most qualified person should get the job."  That's "racist" speech because it gives the impression that "people of color are given extra unfair benefits because of their race." Other seemingly innocuous statements deemed unacceptable are:  "When I look at you, I don't see color," or "Affirmative action is racist."  Perhaps worst of all is, "Where are you from, or where were you born?"

Democrat Montana Governor Vetoes Campus Free Speech Bill.  The Democrat Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock, vetoed a bill that would have expanded free speech rights on campus across the state.  According to a report by Campus Reform, Montana Governor shut down a campus free speech bill that would have expanded free expression rights for Minnesota college students.  The bill, which was introduced by Republican state representatives, would have outlawed free speech zones that restrict where students are permitted to engage in activist speech.

Anarchists at UT Austin Threaten Incoming Freshmen With Doxxing if They Join Conservative Groups.  Blatant political intimidation.  Is the school going to do anything about this?

Anarchist group at UT Austin threatens to dox incoming freshmen if they join conservative campus clubs.  Earlier this month an anarchist group that consists of UT Austin students called the Autonomous Student Network shared a tweet threatening to dox students who considered joining the Young Conservatives of Texas and Turning Point USA during freshman orientation.

Alabama rep branded 'white supremacist' for pushing free speech bill.  Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Thursday banning free speech zones on publicly-funded state campuses.  House Bill 498, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Fridy, requires that outdoor areas of publicly-funded Alabama campuses are public forums, effectively eliminating their "free speech zones."  "The institution shall not create free speech zones or other designated outdoor areas of campus in order to limit or prohibit protected expressive activities," the bill states.  In addition to banning free speech zones, the bill also states that any public college or university in the state cannot deny benefits to student organizations based on their "sincerely held beliefs."

University ignores its own lawyer, refuses to recognize conservative club.  For the Young America's Foundation chapter at Santa Clara University, the third time was not the charm.  The administration at the Jesuit school dealt another blow to the conservative student group when a vice provost rejected its appeal of the student government's two refusals to recognize the chapter, YAF said Friday.  By finding that YAF did not face discrimination for its political views, in spite of remarks by student senators, the university appears to be ignoring its own lawyer.

Crenshaw applauds Texas free speech law, blasts 'coddled' students.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing a campus free speech law banning so-called free speech zones that allow only certain viewpoints to be expressed on college campuses across the state.  "The First Amendment is under constant attack by those who shut down ideas they can't contend with," Crenshaw said Monday [6/10/2019].  "The University is a place for students to grapple with new ideas and opinions, not be coddled."

Alabama Legislature Bans 'Free Speech Zones' On College Campuses.  In a victory for the First Amendment on campus, a bill that will effectively ban "free speech zones" on Alabama college campuses passed last week.  According to a report by a local news outlet, the Alabama state legislature voted in favor of a bill that will ban "free speech zones" on college campuses in the state.  In recent years, many colleges have restricted the areas on campus where free expression is permitted by creating "free speech zones," which are areas on campus where students are supposed to go when they want to engage in free speech.  Breitbart News has reported extensively on the topic.  Recently, courts around the country have begun to strike down these policies as a violation of the First Amendment.

Diversity and The Death of Free Speech.  This is an age of trigger warnings and safe spaces.  The notion of free speech is an illusion.  This is especially true on college campuses.  However, this wasn't always the case.  There was a time, not that long ago, when college students were encouraged to expand their minds further.  To do so, students were encouraged to open their minds, to consider and debate controversial opinions.  After all, the world is an unpredictable place, full of beliefs that are as divisive as they are varied.  College was designed to prepare you for the real world.  Please note that I use the word was for a very specific reason.  For millions of Americans, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are inviolable principles.  An attack on any of these ideals is an attack on democracy.

While Democrats Search for Crumbs, This Too Will Pass Over.  Democrats and their Left appendages — the Mediacracy, Hollywood, and Broadway, academia — are suffused with totalitarian Leftist dogma, doctrine, and dominance.  A conservative cannot get hired beyond "spot work" in most of these fields, and will not get re-hired if too vocal about what he or she believes. [...] Thus, journalists speak to each other, and they all vote Democrat.  Hollywood, and Broadway award shows — Oscars, Emmys, Tonys — are dominated by virtue-signaling speeches condemning the President and mocking wholesome traditional American values.  At universities, free speech is shut down so completely that, beyond efforts to keep Ben Shapiro and Ann Coulter off campus, the few conservative faculty who are hired need to keep their opinions to themselves for professional survival.

AP U.S. History textbook calls Trump "racist," questions his mental stability.  I have written repeatedly about the hard-left bias in the teaching of AP American History.  I finally got tired of writing such posts and abandoned the beat.  But now, I learn that, beginning in 2020, many Advanced Placement students will be using an American History textbook that suggests President Trump is mentally ill and that depicts him and many of his supporters as racists.  The book asserts that "[Trump's] not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters."  What connected with a significant number of primary voters was Trump's strong opposition to illegal immigration and his concern over terrorists entering the U.S. The textbook effectively characterizes these concerns as "not very-hidden racism" and those who share them as racists.  This is controversial, to say the least.  I consider it slanderous.

Drawing the Line, At Last.  [Scroll down]  About 30 minutes into [Camille] Paglia's lecture, someone pulled a fire alarm, following the Middlebury precedent.  All 17 floors of the building where Paglia was speaking had to be evacuated into the nighttime streets of downtown Philadelphia, while protesters continued to chant:  "Trans lives matter!  We believe survivors!"  (The trans community apparently is allowed to use the "lives matter" trope without being accused of racism, unlike those naïfs who dared to suggest that "all lives matter" or "blue lives matter" during the height of the Black Lives Matter fury.)  On many other campuses, such tactics would have been greeted by either dead air from the administration or an expression of concern for the University of the Arts' wounded "survivors."  President David Yager, however, denounced the repressive mindset spreading from American campuses to the culture at large.  The suppression of speech "simply cannot be allowed to happen," he wrote in a campus-wide email the day after the shutdown.

Conservative views got prep-school student, 16, expelled, parents claim.  A Connecticut couple intends to sue their 16-year-old son's former prep school, alleging he was expelled for espousing conservative political views in class, according to a report.  Theodore and Sonia Mancini of West Hartford said their son, Michael Mancini, was "scrutinzed and tormented for his conservative views on subjects, views which he defended with facts," after a disagreement with students in English class at Cheshire Academy, the New Haven Register reported.  The teen disagreed with classmates who claimed William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" portrayed transgenderism in a positive light, saying it "was not historically accurate because up until the Twentieth Century that kind of behavior was frowned upon in England."

The Left Officially Loses its Mind.  This past Thursday night [4/11/2019], Daily Wire writer Michael Knowles came to speak at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).  A mob of thirty or so students and hangers-on heckled him, and one sprayed him with what proved to be a nontoxic substance.  While the campus police wrestled the student to the ground, his or her or "hir" colleagues chanted the lethal and long since discredited mantra, "Hands up, don't shoot."  For conservative speakers on college campuses, the disruption was business more or less as usual.  What was not usual, at least not in this part of the world, was the "official" response.  As quickly became clear, there are no "liberals" any more.  Their young have cowed them here and elsewhere into a cringing, uncritical embrace of the progressive menu du jour.  The missive UMKC chancellor Mauli Agrawal sent to the "campus community" after the event reads like a hostage letter.

New Hampshire teen forced to cover up Trump shirt, remove MAGA hat on school's 'patriotic day'.  A New Hampshire teenager said she felt ashamed and embarrassed when her high school principal reportedly told her she needed to cover up the "Make America Great Again" T-shirt and hat she wore for a patriotic celebration.  Ciretta Mackenzie, a freshman at Epping High School, told Boston 25 she had to borrow a friend's sweatshirt and took off the hat after being reprimanded for wearing the "MAGA" gear on Monday — which was "America Pride Day" at school.

Epping principal issues apology after student was told to cover Trump shirt.  The principal of Epping High School has apologized after a freshman was told to cover up her "Make America Great Again" Trump T-shirt earlier this week during the school's America Day.  In a letter addressed to the school community on Friday, Brian Ernest admitted his mistake when Ciretta MacKenzie was told to cover her shirt.  Ernest said he met with Ciretta's family and offered his apologies.

Conservative speaker who was assaulted by protester: 'This was a warning shot to conservatives'.  A conservative speaker who was assaulted by a protester Thursday [4/11/2019] while speaking about the differences between men and women says his attack was a "warning shot" by Leftists against conservatives and lambasted the university for allowing "political violence to fester on campus."  "I woke up this morning expecting an apology for being assaulted during a lecture that I was invited to give at the University of Missouri.  Instead, I was smeared baselessly as a bigot," Michael Knowles said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Friday.

Leftist Nastiness & Rage Know No Bounds.  Leftist mobs violently protest conservative campus speakers and harass conservatives such as Kirstjen Nielsen, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Pam Bondi, Mitch McConnell and Stephen Miller in public places. [...] Conservative students are shamed into silence on college campuses while their ideas are demonized in the surreal cause of promoting diversity and inclusiveness.  Leftist students vandalize pro-conservative posters and seek to eradicate tributes to conservatives — such as the efforts by students at the Savannah College of Art and Design to remove the name of Savannah native Justice Clarence Thomas from one of the campus buildings because he is "anti-woman." Anti-woman?  Just how crazed are these people?

No, the College Free-Speech Crisis Is Not a Right-Wing Conspiracy.  Do not be surprised when college presidents say, "I oppose free speech on college campuses," or law deans say that President Trump's executive order to require free speech on campuses is "unconstitutional."  The reason is simple:  college and university administrators and professors do not believe in free speech and do not wish to hear it in their institutions.  The opposition to free speech is a consequence of a different classification of speech in higher education:  There is correct speech, and there is hate speech.  Correct speech is about gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic oppression and victimhood, and the "social justice" initiatives to respond to it.  Any disagreement with either the analysis of oppression and victimhood or the solution is regarded as hate speech.  There is no intervening space for free speech.

College President Argues Against Free Speech on Campus.  Union College President David R. Harris recently penned an argument against free speech on college campuses, claiming that institutions of higher learning have a responsibility to manage speech by providing "constructive engagement," so that students can have an optimal learning experience.

Trump Free Speech Order [is] Already Working to Protect Students.  This past weekend I was speaking at a Turning Point USA event in Chicago.  During the question and answer session I had a student from Calumet College of St.  Joseph's in Whiting, Indiana raise his hand.  His question and his story were so compelling I had him come up on stage. [...] Our young man, Devin, shared the story about how he had been denied his request to start a TPUSA chapter on the Calumet campus because of a lack of interest on the part of the school and the related inability to get a faculty sponsor.  We are used to this at Turning Point.  Since our inception we have encountered difficulty in having our organization officially sanctioned on campuses across the country.

Christian conservative's talk on gender and marriage protested as 'hate speech' — at a Christian university.  Students at Baylor University are pushing to have Matt Walsh's speech on campus canceled.  Walsh is a Christian conservative writer for The Daily Wire and Baylor is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas.  Walsh was invited by Baylor's Young Americans for Freedom chapter to give a speech April 9 titled "The War On Reality:  Why the Left has set out to redefine life, gender and marriage."  Because of Walsh's well-known traditionally conservative opinions on the topics, some Baylor students started a petition to block the speech from happening.

Student files bias complaint against dorm roommate for watching Ben Shapiro video.  One evening last September, a Michigan State University student awoke from his nap to see his roommate sitting at his computer.  There was a video playing, and the student realized his roommate was watching a video of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.  The newly awoken student then took to his own computer to file a complaint with the administration's bias reporting system against his roommate for watching the Shapiro video.  "Ben Shapiro is known for his inflammatory speech that criticizes and attacks the African American community," the student wrote in his report against his roommate.  "I thought hate had no place on MSU's campus yet MSU has roomed me with someone who supports hate speach [sic]."

College student confronts teen wearing MAGA hat: 'It is a symbol of white supremacy'.  The police were summoned to Missouri Western State University when a black woman asked a white teen to remove his "Make America Great Again" hat.  On Friday [3/29/2019], university student Dossou Nidaye bumped heads with a campus police officer, upset that a visiting high school boy wore a MAGA hat, as reported by the campus newspaper, The Griffon News.  A video of Dossou's conversation with the officer was published by KMBC 9 News.  "It is a symbol of white supremacy.  I don't want to see that," she said.  "I wake up every day and I see my people getting killed — take that s*** off," she said.  "Let's all start wearing turbans and go to class and see how long it takes for them to come and attack us."

Berkeley law school dean:  Trump's free speech executive order is 'unconstitutional'.  In light of President Donald Trump's executive order on free speech, Erwin Chermerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law, and Howard Gillman, Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, penned an op-ed in which they state that the executive order does not help protect free speech on college campuses and that it is even "unconstitutional."  "[T]he order is so vague and ambiguous, it makes compliance by colleges and universities extremely difficult — and it is almost certainly unconstitutional," Chermerinsky and Gillmanwrote for the Los Angeles Times.

Berkeley Law School Dean Says Trump's Free Speech Executive Order is Unconstitutional.  It's a bit hard to take this from someone at Berkeley.  Has this dean seen what's been happening at his school in recent years?

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Campus Free Speech.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday requiring colleges and universities to uphold the First Amendment on campus if they want to receive federal research funding.  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to protect free speech on college campuses.  The order calls for holding universities accountable "both for student outcomes and for student life on campus," by withholding federal research funding if a university or college does not agree to respect the First Amendment.

Trump tells universities to stop 'intimidation, pressure and abuse' of conservatives on campus or have their federal funding cut.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday [3/21/2019] calculated to force universities to choose between restrictive on-campus speech codes and an annual gush of federal dollars.  'If a college or university doesn't allow you to speak, we will not give them money, it's very simple,' he announced in an East Room signing event, with conservative leaders and student activists gathered.

High School Teacher Suspended For Showing Fox News Documentary About Due Process In College.  A high school teacher in the wealthy suburban New York town of Bedford has been suspended for showing his students a Fox News documentary as part of a lesson plan to prepare them for college.  Mike Poplardo is an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  In May of 2018, he spent two days on a "mini-unit" designed to prepare students for college.  During this lesson, he showed students the Fox News documentary titled "Fox News Reporting:  The Truth about Sex and College."

A Tale of Two Professors.  Last October 12, I related the persecution of University of Oklahoma law professor Brian McCall.  I have never met or spoken with professor McCall, but he is, by all accounts, as close to a saint as any of us is likely to meet in our lifetime.  This respected teacher and scholar was pressured into resigning from his position as associate dean for academic affairs.  Why?  Not because he did anything wrong.  He was deemed unworthy of holding an administrative position because he holds conservative views.  I'm not the only person to reach that conclusion.  The editorial board at the Oklahoman concluded "there's zero evidence McCall imposed his beliefs on others[.] ... McCall was targeted for being conservative and religiously devout."

If you love free speech, get acquainted with the Lindsay Shepherd case.  A great many people — including many strong advocates of free speech — have only a passing acquaintance with the Lindsay Shepherd matter.  This lack of awareness is unfortunate, because nothing more chillingly reveals the way in which universities are violating the free speech principle.

More Than 30 UT Students [Have Been] Doxxed for [the] Crime of Being Conservative.  More than 30 students at the University of Texas have been doxxed by a student antifa group, typically for the crime of joining conservative clubs or being spotted at lectures held by conservative speakers.  The doxxers — calling themselves Austin Autonomous Media (AAM) — are a small collective of UT students.  Since fall 2018, AAM members have snuck into conservative club meetings, taken photos of attendees, and posted students' names and emails online.  The AAM also typically posts students' phone numbers and employers.  For example, one young woman was doxxed for the crime of attending a pro-Kavanaugh rally.  "Call [employer redacted] to get her fired:  (512) XXX-XXX" the post said.

The Shocking Speech Wheaton College Doesn't Want You to Hear.  This is the tale of two lectures at Wheaton College, a Christian evangelical college in the suburbs of Chicago.  One was given in September 2017 and the other in November 2018.  Though only a year apart, the responses to the two presentations were universes apart.  The reaction is very telling and tragic for those who believe that a Christian education is different than a secular one.  The first speech was given by Dr. George Yancy, a philosophy professor at Emory University (huge thanks to Jamie Dean at World Magazine for excellent article on this and uncovering actual audio recording).  It was sponsored by Wheaton's Philosophy department and held in the esteemed Billy Graham Center on campus.  It was entitled:  "A Post-Racial America?  White Gazes and Black Bodies".  It can only be described as an expletive-laced, pornographic, racist, anti-biblical screed.  His theme?  "To be white is to be racist." [...] There was no backlash from Wheaton's leadership.  There were no letters sent out by any staff or student government leaders denouncing him or raising concerns about the hostile, f-bomb-laden speech.

Univ women's center removes student's blog because it 'challenges' pro-choice view.  The University of Idaho Women's Center removed a pro-life student's blog post because it "challenge[d]" the center's views.  Only after intense public pressure did the university apologize for the censorship and the women's center republished the post.

Young America's Foundation Scores Major Free Speech Victory Over UC Berkeley.  Young America's Foundation scored a major free speech victory Monday over the University of California-Berkeley.  After losing a lawsuit filed by YAF, the university must pay the organization $70,000 and rescind policies that discriminate against conservative speakers on campus.  "This landmark victory for free expression means UC Berkeley can no longer wantonly treat conservative students as second-class members of its community while ignoring the guaranteed protections of the First Amendment," YAF released in a statement.  "No longer can UC Berkeley place a 3:00 p.m. curfew on conservative speech.  No longer can UC Berkeley ban advertisements for Young America's Foundation-sponsored campus lectures.  And no longer can UC Berkeley relegate conservative speakers to remote or inconvenient lecture halls on campus while giving leftist speakers access to preferred locations."

Student diversity officials promise impeachment of VP who wrote 'illegal aliens'.  The Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Emporia State University's student government is pledging to impeach a student official for refusing to resign after using the phrase "illegal aliens" on Facebook.  In the now-deleted public post, Vice President Michaela Todd explained why she was voting for Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach, who eventually lost the race.  One of his platform planks was to "put Kansans first, not illegal aliens," by reducing taxpayer funding of welfare used by such immigrants.  Todd later apologized, saying she didn't know "illegal aliens" was offensive to some people.

Middle school apologizes after student advised to turn GOP elephant shirt inside out.  A Florida mother says she received an apology from Kirby-Smith Middle School officials after an employee told her son to turn a GOP elephant shirt inside out.  "Spirit Week" at the Jacksonville school recently inspired one student to show off his conservative credentials, but the outfit didn't sit well with a staff member.  The family, who spoke to local reporters on condition of anonymity, said the shirt was described as a possible dress code violation.  "It was Nerd Day, so he wanted to be a Republican nerd," the student's mother said Oct. 12.

Principal 'replaced' after forcing student to remove 'Trump' jersey.  A North Carolina high school principal has been "replaced" after she forced a student to remove a Donald Trump baseball-style jersey.  The theme of last Friday's Harnett Central High School's football game was patriotism, yet somehow Principal Cindy Gordon thought the jersey was not appropriate for the theme.  WRAL reports Gordon told the student wearing the jersey that it was "causing parents to complain."

High School Makes Student Remove Trump Jersey at 'Patriot Day' Football Game.  A student in North Carolina was forced to remove a red, white, and blue USA sports jersey with Donald Trump's name on it that he wore to a patriot-themed school football game, according to reports.  The student's father, Mike Collins, slammed Harnett Central High School in Angier, North Carolina, for forcing his 18-year-old son to remove the Trump jersey.  Saying that the school's reason for its action was ridiculous, according to ABC 11.

HS Principal Boots Student from Football Game for Wearing 'Trump 45' Jersey After Liberals Complain.  A Harnett Central High School student was asked to remove his Trump 45 jersey at a Friday night football game.  Angry liberals complained to the principal who then told the boy to remove the jersey.  The student felt embarrassed that he could not wear a jersey supporting President Trump at the football game.

Kavanaugh flyers torn down, students threatened with violence.  A conservative student group at the University of Cincinnati posted pro-Kavanaugh flyers on campus, which were later torn down.  Students responded on Twitter to the group that posted the flyers with threats of physical violence.

The Politics of Hate and the Soul of Democracy.  The campus has become the Bonneville proving grounds of leftist violence.  At present, they have a monopoly.  They control who can speak and who can listen, and they receive little to no disciplinary action by perverted administrators who share their politics and salivate over their behavior, yearning to be out in the streets ganging up on unarmed conservatives.  Having a just cause gives moral license.  That's what is taught on campus.  Redeem your guilt of white privilege by going into the street and being baptized in hooliganism, feeling the "agro" of a soccer rioter while smashing your way to social justice.

Students Demand Professor Be Fired After He Champions Due Process, Says 'Accusers Sometimes Lie'.  Nearly 100 students at the University of Southern California attended a rally at noon on Monday demanding a tenured professor be fired after he sent a reply-all email last Thursday [9/27/2018] to the student body noting that "accusers sometimes lie."  "If the day comes you are accused of some crime or tort of which you are not guilty, and you find your peers automatically believing your accuser, I expect you find yourself a stronger proponent of due process than you are now," emailed Professor James Moore.

My Critical 'Critical Theory' Theory.  Everyone is buzzing today about the revelation of the three academics — James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian — who placed over a dozen complete hoax articles with various premier "cultural studies" or "identity studies" academic journals.  All three professors, it should be noted, consider themselves left of center, as does Alan Sokal, the New York University physicist who placed a hoax article about the supposed subjectivity of physics in the postmodernist journal Social Text 20 years ago.  (Yet somehow Social Text stayed in business instead of closing down in embarrassment, as they should have.)

Faced with trustee candidate who promotes free speech, Yale accidentally excludes his endorsements.  A Yale University alum who is running to become a trustee thought he'd get a boost from alumni endorsements published in the September/October issue of the alumni magazine.  There's only one problem:  The magazine unexpectedly didn't publish any "class notes."  James Kirchick needs about 2,000 more signatures by 11:59 p.m.  Monday in order to qualify for the ballot, he told The College Fix in a phone interview last week.  The conservative journalist and author of The End of Europe lost his best shot at publicity with rank-and-file alumni owing to the alleged goof by Yale Alumni Magazine, which operates as a department of the university.

There's Poisoning the Well, and Then There's Borking the Well.  Once upon a time, Elon University was a place that encouraged freedom of ideas and vigorous debate.  But as ideological homogeneity has prevailed upon "the most beautiful campus in America," that time is now past.  The school that welcomed Margaret Thatcher to dedicate its student center in 1995 would probably have the Iron Lady arrested for trespassing were she still with us.  In good conscience, I can no longer contribute to a school that has embraced intellectual intolerance and has abandoned reason for capricious "feelings."  Neither can I endorse my college when it continues to have among its staff a gleeful provider of resources for domestic terrorism.  But still, I held out hope that sanity there might yet prevail.  And then it was announced that Anita Hill is coming to speak at Elon University.

California High School Kicks Student Out of Class for Wearing NRA Shirt.  One school year has started off with confrontation for two teens in California.  The confrontation wasn't between students but between a teacher and students — over NRA (National Rifle Association) T-shirts.  A teacher at Lodi High School in Lodi, California, reportedly kicked a student out of history class for wearing an NRA T-shirt.  The teacher also lectured the sophomore and another classmate this past Friday about why guns are bad, according to CBS Sacramento. [...] "She was basically being attacked in class," said mother Charlene Craig of her daughter's treatment.  "He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him."

Colleges: A Force for Evil.  A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.  Of course, it is.  Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree.  About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking.  Over 50 percent say colleges should prohibit speech and viewpoints that might offend certain people.

College hangs up on student asking about free speech policy.  A student at Lone Star College-Tomball says school officials stonewalled him when he asked them to clarify the school's new "Free Speech Zone" policy, even hanging up on him twice.  Quade Lancaster was attempting to understand exactly what sorts of expressive activity students will be required to conduct within the zones, and whether speaking outside the zones could result in disciplinary consequences.

School Ordered To Shell Out $25K, Give Formal Apology to Pro-Trump Student Wrongfully Suspended.  The left used to claim to stand for free speech and diversity of opinions — yes, even controversial ones.  Nowadays, it looks like they've done a complete 180 on those principles.  Falling short of being truly "liberal," the left seems to be drawn toward repression, and all too often tries to silence and punish anybody who has a view they don't like.

School banned T-shirt, now must pay kid $25,000.  I don't know how much Addison Barnes paid for his "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co." T-shirt but it is the best investment in his young life.  The 18-year-old wore it to school in Hillsboro, Oregon, on January 19.  Vice Principal Amanda Ryan-Fear freaked out and ordered him to cover the shirt.  He did, but he later changed his mind.  She suspended Barnes for 10 days for defiance.  In May, he sued.  U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman found the school district couldn't justify its censorship.

Two Stanford Psychologists On Gender Compliment Patrol.  Because complimenting students the wrong way can perpetuate gender bias, they say.  "Although 'Girls are as good as boys at math' explicitly expresses equality, we predict it could nevertheless suggest that boys have more raw talent," Eleanor K. Chestnut and Ellen M. Markman write in Cognitive Science:  A Multidisciplinary Journal.  "In statements with this subject-complement structure, the item in the complement position serves as the reference point and is thus considered more typical and prominent."

Progressive Child Abuse in the Schools.  Why does the left continue to ban conservative books?  Why do conservatives speakers who come to college campuses to speak increasingly receive such huge pushback from so many students and faculty?  We as a country need to come to the realization that most people on the left, in particular the overwhelming leftist majority within the academic field, have reached the misguided conclusion that there is no longer any room left for debate.  Shutting down any type of free speech contrary to leftist group-"think" is becoming part of the new accepted norm.  Civil discourse is becoming extinct.

The War on Curiosity.  Last March, protestors at Middlebury College in Vermont sent professor Allison Stanger to the hospital with a neck injury.  Stanger's crime?  She had the nerve to ask the protestors to allow the conservative/libertarian author Dr. Charles Murray to speak, and then to engage in a debate after his speech.  According to news accounts, after about 20 minutes of protestors shouting down Murray's ability to speak, "Professor Stanger then took the microphone and asked the students, 'Can you just listen for one minute.'  Many in the audience replied, 'no.'  She added that, 'I spent a lot of time preparing hard questions.'  Finally, she conceded that, 'You're not going to let us speak.'"  Stanger is a liberal professor who chose to combat Murray's ideas with words, not violence or the heckler's veto.  This was simply unacceptable to the protestors.

Wisconsin Court Tells University to Reinstate Conservative Professor.  Political science professor John McAdams is going to be reinstated at Marquette University following a victory at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  He had been suspended by the school for writing a blog post critical of a graduate student.  The case started in 2014, when McAdams wrote a post criticizing a female student instructor for trying to shut down a debate about gay marriage.  He used it as an example of liberals suppressing free speech.  Yet, his post opened the instructor up to threats because he included a link to her personal website and her email address.

Students required to submit copy of Constitution before passing it out on campus.  David Schnall, Young Americans for Liberty chapter president at Kean University, told Red Alert Politics that he was required to gain approval and submit a copy of the Constitution in order to distribute it.  "I had to get approval from the Center for Leadership and Service to hand out [copies of the] Constitution," Schnall said.  "When I said I wouldn't go through the process they ignored me."  Schnall also said that he told the Center for Leadership and Service that he was not going to apply, but gave them the time and date for the distribution of the copies of the Constitution.  According to Schnall, the university repeated the policy, but did not enforce it when Schnall distributed Constitutions without submitting a request.

All Campus Speech Codes Are Incompatible With The First Amendment, And Should Be Abolished.  The U.S. Department of Justice joined a First Amendment lawsuit against the University of Michigan that claims UM's speech codes covering harassment, bullying, and bias were unconstitutionally vague.  In response, UM quickly stopped fighting the lawsuit and revised the language it uses to guide bias response team investigations.  The revisions may have temporarily ameliorated Michigan's bad press, but it did not resolve the underlying problem:  bias response teams, and the speech codes they enforce, use the power of the state to suppress unapproved speech and exert control over students.  Such state action repressing free speech is corrosive to our democratic republic.

Public university lets Quidditch Club choose its own leaders but not Christian group: lawsuit.  InterVarsity is making "second-class citizens" out of Wayne State University students by not letting non-Christians run for leadership posts in the Christian campus organization, according to the public university.  It's trying to get a federal judge in Michigan to dismiss the chapter's First Amendment lawsuit for derecognizing the club, which has maintained a campus presence for more than 75 years.

The Left Achieves Perfection.  The concept of free speech is central to America's definition of itself and to the health of our political system.  Everyone other than the most extreme Nazis and communists has agreed that people should be able to express their views, so long as they don't call for violence, without fear of reprisal.  But now the left has declared that "hate" speech — generally defined as anything the left doesn't like — is not in fact protected.  If someone says big government is bad, the left says not only that that person shouldn't be allowed to speak, but that it's okay for groups like Antifa to use physical violence to stop that person from speaking.  You know that the left opposes free speech when colleges, run by leftists in general, establish "free speech zones" and declare that any speech that the left finds odious is banned everywhere else.

University suspends student after 'some people said that other people said that she said offensive things'.  The University of Denver recently suspended a freshman student for fall quarter 2018 for having allegedly used several slurs frequently in everyday conversation, with the school saying that the behavior violated its harassment policy by creating "a hostile environment of divisiveness and disrespect."  The student, meanwhile, has denied any wrongdoing in the matter, and a campus watchdog group has raised serious concerns about the university's approach to the controversy.  Addison Puffer, an outspoken conservative and student government senator, claims that her suspension is unjust since most of the evidence against her is based on hearsay, and other individuals in a similar situation received warnings and were not suspended.

Prof files restraining order against student who 'glared' at her.  A Providence College student who erected a display promoting Catholic views on marriage has faced a staff-led protest, threats, and a restraining order from the vice provost.  The restraining order was filed after recent graduate Michael Smalanskas criticized an administrator for doing nothing to defend him after a cartoon appeared in his dormitory depicting him being violently raped.  The administrator also claimed that Smalanskas had "glared" at her for 5-8 seconds, adding that she was especially concerned because his father is a police officer with access to weapons.

Public university prohibits 'harsh text messages'.  As part of its code of conduct, a public university in Alabama prohibits its students from sending "harsh text messages," a policy that has earned it the worst possible rating from a campus free-speech watchdog group.  The University of West Alabama's Cyberbullying and Cyber Harassment Policy defines harassment as "conduct that disrupts the educational environment of the university."  Conduct that the university has defined as harassment includes "harsh text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles."

Valedictorian Claims High School Censored Graduation Speech.  An Illinois high school valedictorian has hired a lawyer after claiming that school officials demanded he remove all religious references from his graduation speech.  Sam Blackledge was set to deliver the speech at West Prairie High School on May 19.  According to the 18-year-old, school administrators informed him that he needed to take out anything that mentioned God and Jesus minutes before Blackledge was scheduled to go on stage.

Congressional hearing explores freedom of speech crisis on college campuses.  The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a joint hearing on Tuesday [5/22/2018] to continue the conversation about freedom of speech on college campuses.  With the intention to better understand the climate on college campuses, propose solutions, and uphold the First Amendment, the committees invited experts who are "at the forefront of this debate."  "There has been a trend of intolerance against those voicing unpopular ideas or speech being disagreeable or offensive, by some students and faculty at some colleges and institutions," said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.  "This is occurring across the ideological spectrum and even at law schools."  In opening statements by witnesses, there was widespread agreement on the increasing dangers accompanied with the suppression of speech that has alienated students, speakers, and faculty from being able to express opinions freely, without penalization by their respective schools.

Valedictorian Releases Graduation Speech Banned by School.  Sam Blackledge was told just ten minutes before graduation that he would not be permitted to deliver his valedictory address because it was too religious.  "They said they didn't want to make it a religious ceremony," Sam said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show.  "They told me that if I took out Christ I could say everything else."

Oregon school sued after refusing to allow student to wear pro-Trump T-shirt in class.  An Oregon high school is being sued for refusing to let a student wear a pro-Trump border wall T-shirt to class.  Liberty High School senior Addison Barnes told Fox 12 Oregon he was asked to cover up his "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co."  shirt or go home.  The shirt also features a 2016 Trump quote:  "The wall just got 10 feet taller."  Barnes, 18, said he opted to go home after briefly covering up.  His absence was treated as a suspension, which was later rescinded.

Hillsboro's Liberty High School must allow student to wear pro-Trump T-shirt, judge rules.  Addison Barnes has one week to wear his "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co." shirt at Liberty High School before he graduates.  A federal judge Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order, essentially barring the school for the rest of the school year from enforcing its earlier decision prohibiting Barnes from wearing the shirt.  U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman found the Hillsboro School District could not justify its censorship.  The judge said he balanced constitutionally protected speech with the orderly running of a school.

If the genders were reversed, there would be widespread outrage.
To Fight Patriarchy, Female Cornell Student Presents Thesis in Her Underwear.  A female student at Cornell University stripped down to her underwear — twice — before presenting her senior thesis to professors and other students.  The student was attempting to strike a blow against the patriarchy, repudiating her media arts professor's advice to dress up for the presentation.  Yet I can't help but wonder:  On what planet is this not a violation of Title IX, the federal anti-harassment statute that so many college administrators cite when cracking down on problematic, sexually charged behavior?

UC Berkeley: 'Hard to defend' free speech of conservatives who 'incite' liberal students.  A long-awaited report on free speech protections at the University of California, Berkeley, blames "hard to defend" conservative speakers for inciting left-wing students to violence.  A commission of Berkeley faculty, students formed in 2017 after violent and costly student protests called its commitment to free speech into question.  Their monthslong study of the issue resulted in the conclusion that "ultra-conservative rhetoric" by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter only exists to "advance a facile narrative that universities are not tolerant of conservative speech."

Duke students outraged that admin won't punish 'hate speech'.  Duke University's Vice President of Student Affairs provoked outrage from some students by refusing to punish a student for an "offensive and racist" social media post.  The students became further incensed when Larry Moneta subsequently posted a tweet reminding students that "freedom of expression protects the oppressed far more than the oppressors."

Alabama teacher says school told her to change shirt with 'just pray' on it.  An Alabama teacher claims she was sent home by school officials Monday over a shirt with the words "just pray" on it.  Chris Burrell, a teacher employed with the Mobile County Public School District, told WALA she wore the shirt to work because it reminded her of Aubreigh Nicholas, a local 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2017.  The shirt was created by "Aubreigh's Army," an organization that helps raise money for the girl's treatment.

Young America's Foundation Scores Victory Against Berkeley.  Young America's Foundation scored a legal victory against UC-Berkeley this week after a judge in San Francisco refused to dismiss the organization's lawsuit against the university for infringing on the First Amendment rights of conservative students and speakers on campus.  "Young America's Foundation looks forward to moving on to the merits of this case and vigorously defending our claims at trial.  This ruling allowing YAF's critical First Amendment case to move forward is a win for conservatives and free speech, and it shows that Judge Chesney believes there is significant evidence of Berkeley's work to suppress conservative speech," Young America's Foundation spokesman Spencer Brown released in a statement.  "Conservative students will finally have their day in court, and we are confident that the outcome of this case will be the restoration of students' First Amendment rights at the University of California, Berkeley."  The lawsuit against Berkeley is backed by the Department of Justice, which issued a statement of interest for the case in January.

Anarchy at Texas State University.  A recent incident at Texas State University is all too representative of the atmosphere with which those who deviate from the Creed of identity-politics must contend.  Connor Clegg, a young white Republican student and student body president, was impeached just two days before his term was set to expire.  Those students from such organizations as the Pan-African Action Committee, Latinas Unidas, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Unit 6875-B, Texas Rising for LGBTQIA Equality, and the Student Community of Progressive Development who had been pushing for Clegg's ouster erupted in cheers when his impeachment was announced.  The reader will get one guess as to the charge that these groups brought against Clegg and that led to his removal.  The College Fix reports that Clegg was ousted "following allegations of racism," allegations that in turn fueled the charge that he failed to represent "all students."

CUNY Law School Students Disrupt Professor's Lecture on Free Speech.  A law professor was heckled and shouted down during a recent speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law by students who opposed his conservative views.  Josh Blackman, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, was invited last month by CUNY Law's Federalist Society chapter to give a lecture on "The Importance of Free Speech on Campus."  As he tried to give his talk, Blackman was repeatedly interrupted by protesters holding signs with slogans like "Rule of Law = White Supremacy" and "Oppressors are not welcome here."

Law school dean:  Disrupting free speech event was free speech.  The dean of the CUNY School of Law is speaking out in defense of student protesters who heckled a conservative speaker on campus recently, saying the "non-violent, limited protest was a reasonable exercise of free speech."  The students disrupted Josh Blackman for roughly eight minutes as he attempted to give a presentation in support of the First Amendment, shouting that "legal objectivity is a myth" and calling him a "white supremacist."

The Perversion of America.  Sarcastic humor about homosexuality is not yet illegal, of course, although it would be unwise to make any such jokes on a university campus in America, where the activist mobs are intolerant of anyone who refuses to participate in the compulsory celebration of "diversity" and "inclusion."  At Harvard University, for example, an evangelical Christian student group was recently "suspended" and "defunded" — to all intents and purposes, banned from campus — because it asked one of its leaders to step down after she became involved in a lesbian relationship.  Christianity is now practically prohibited at Harvard, a school founded by Puritans for the training of Christian clergy, one of those 21st-century ironies we're supposed to ignore, the same way we are expected to ignore how much Sen. Booker's interrogation of Pompeo resembles the anti-Communist crusade of Joe McCarthy:  "Are you now, or have you ever been, a homophobe?"

LGBTQ group leader caught ripping out pro-life flags from authorized campus display.  The LGBTQ group PRISM at The College of New Jersey takes no institutional position on abortion or the pro-life memorials that represent aborted babies.  But its spelling-challenged vice president, Courtney Woods, cares so much about the issue that she physically ripped out the flags in the "Graveyard of the Innocent" display set up by the campus Students for Life chapter, according to Students for Life of America.

CUNY Law students attempt shout-down of conservative law prof.  Disruptions of conservative speakers, even at law schools, has become a common tactic.  We've documented dozens of such incidents.  The tactic, even when it doesn't prevent the speech completely, is not merely the expression of disagreement.  It's an infringement of the speaker's right to speak, and the audience's right to hear that speech.  But it's more.  It's meant to create a toxic campus atmosphere in which there is a price tag to expressing non-progressive ideas.  It just happened again, to conservative law professor Josh Blackman from Southern Texas College of Law in Houston.

Public university bans Jewish group from campus over fliers.  The University of Texas at San Antonio has banned the David Horowitz Freedom Center from campus for posting fliers exposing students and professors who have publicly made anti-Semitic comments.  The UTSA Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine chapter issued a joint statement calling the fliers "blatantly racist and homophobic," and UTSA issued a criminal trespass warning against the Horowitz group.

Student Launches Pro-Life Walkout: 'I Want to Test if There's a Double Standard'.  A Sacramento, California, high school junior's plan for a national student walkout on April 11 is inspired by his pro-life values and his strong conviction that all students have First Amendment rights to stand for their principles.

To Restore Free Speech, Discipline is Necessary.  Some students at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta have filed a lawsuit against the university, and for a very good reason.  They are members of the Young Americans for Freedom, and they allege they're the victims of discriminatory treatment by the administration.  The facts aren't complicated.  The group invited Katie Pavlich to visit the campus and speak, a reasonable choice given her editorship of TownHall, the right-leaning news site.  But Pavlich's profile promised to spark controversy and, hence, the need for more security.  So the administration added an extra $320 in costs for the event and billed the students.  YAF was also denied the chance to tap student activity funding to help cover the bill.

Student Banned From Christian Theology Course Allowed Back In Class.  A university announced Monday [3/19/2018] that it would allow a student back in a Christian theology course after he was booted upon saying there were only two genders.  Indiana University of Pennsylvania President Michael Driscoll permitted student Lake Ingle to re-enter the course and indefinitely suspended the student's academic integrity board hearing.

College Library Calls "God Bless You," "Merry Christmas" Oppressive Language.  The library at Simmons College in Boston has issued guidelines for language that may be considered oppressive to others, and among the phrases that are considered "microaggressions" are such greetings as "God Bless You," "Happy Easter," and "Merry Christmas" — because they are based in Christianity.  The guide, appearing on the private school's website, "is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons College community," the webpage explains.  The site offers hyperlinks to scores of videos, articles, and other resources on the wide-open areas of "diversity" and "inclusion," and includes eight subsections:  anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-transmisia, anti-ableism, anti-Islamomisia, anti-sanism, anti-queermisia, and social justice zines.

Student Kicked Out of Class for Saying There Are Only Two Genders.  A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only two genders.  Lake Ingle, a senior at the university, said he was silenced and punished by IUP Professor Alison Downie for questioning her during a Feb. 28 "Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation" lecture.  After showing a 15-minute TED Talk by transgender ex-pastor Paula Stone Williams discussing the "reality" of "mansplaining," "sexism from men," and "male privilege," the professor asked the women in the class to share their thoughts.  When no women in the class said anything, Ingle spoke up, challenging the professor on biology and the gender wage gap.  He told the class that the official view of biologists is that there are only two genders.

Gallup: 61% of College Students Says Campus Climate Deters Conservative Speech.  A new poll from Gallup reveals that an increasing number of students believe that conservative speech is deterred on college campuses.  According to a recently published Gallup poll, an increasing number of both conservative and liberal students think that political speech is stifled on their college campus.  An overwhelming 61 percent of students, compared to the 54 percent figure that was recorded the last time this poll was given, believe that campus climates prevent students from expressing themselves.

Poll: 3-in-5 students say campus climate 'deters speech'.  A new Gallup survey finds that 61% of college students believe their campus climate stifles free speech, up from 54% just one year ago.  While 92% of respondents said that liberal students are "able to freely and openly express their views," only 69% reported that the same could be said for conservative students.

Cincinnati professor forced out after claiming Muslim women are safer in U.S.  A University of Cincinnati professor is being forced to retire after he told a Muslim student that female Muslims are safer in the U.S. than in the Middle East.  University of Cincinnati assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Student barred from class for claiming there are two genders.  A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was recently barred from attending a religious studies class that he needs in order to graduate after he questioned his instructor's claims regarding the "reality of white male privilege."  Lake Ingle said he objected to some of the claims made in a video featuring a transgender woman, and countered by arguing that there are only two genders and that the "gender wage gap" is a myth.

College Student Barred From Class For Claiming There Are Only Two Genders.  A student who attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania was barred from a religious studies course that he needed to complete in order to graduate after stating the fact that there are only two genders.  The student, Luke Ingle, was barred from class after objecting to claims made in a video featuring a transgender individual, countering with the argument that there are only two genders.

At U of Miami, Free Speech Is Expensive.  The Federalist Society at the University of Miami Law School proposed to bring in Charles Murray as part of a debate on free speech.  Ironically enough, the university responded by charging the Federalist Society for the cost of security for the event — security made necessary by liberals' proclivity toward violence.  The tab?  Nearly $8,000, a prohibitive sum for most campus groups.  Goodbye, debate on free speech!

College Republicans' Patriot Prayer rally disrupted by counter-protesters.  Five people were arrested as fights broke out and at least one American flag was burned Saturday after a college Republican rally in Seattle drew counter-protesters.  College Republicans at the University of Washington had invited members of Patriot Prayer, a group in Vancouver, Wash., to speak in the university's Red Square for a "freedom rally," the Seattle Times reported.

Professor Amy Wax and the Brownshirts on Campus.  Recently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in league with a professor at the University of San Diego Law School made bold to write an essay for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Her name is Amy Wax, and I have no idea what her politics might be. [...] What I can tell you is that she is in very hot water today with vociferous students on campus and with her colleagues on the faculty.  There have been demands that she shut down and ship out.  In fact, the dean of her law school asked her to take a leave of absence next year and stop teaching a class to first-year students, who are presumably still very impressionable.  He explained that he was under "pressure" to oust her.  When she objected, he explained that he was a "pluralistic dean" who had to accommodate "all sides," though apparently not her side.

Former prof recounts her 'escape' from political correctness.  A professor who taught at California State University-East Bay for over 20 years recently published a book detailing how she "escaped" from the culture of political correctness on campus.  Loretta Breuning says her "ah-ha" moment came when she realized that she was lying to her students for "fear of sounding right-wing," and decided to take a stand against "ideological despotism."

American History Professor Denounces Those Who Believe in Limited Government as "Autistic".  Conservatives and libertarians — i.e., those who hold to the principles that this country was founded on and that produced its tremendous success — suffer from autism, according to Nancy MacLean, a history professor at Duke University. [...] Seems like it's all anti-Caucasian B.S. all the time in academia these days.  Note that leftists believe a color-blind philosophy like libertarianism is racist because it does not coercively benefit preferred darker races at the expense of hated whites.  Unsurprisingly, MacLean herself is a self-righteously self-hating white.

Vermont High School Becomes First in Nation to Raise 'Black Lives Matter' Flag.  A high school in Vermont on Thursday [2/1/2018] marked the beginning of Black History Month by raising a Black Lives Matter flag.  Montpelier High School is the first high school in the country to do so, WPTZ confirms.  The event took place Thursday morning in front of students from across the school district, faculty, and community members.

A Curriculum of Political Indoctrination in Edina's Public Schools.  An investigation by writer Katherine Kersten released today exposes systematic political indoctrination of students in Edina public schools, beginning as early as kindergarten, all while the district's long time reputation for academic excellence experiences a notable decline.

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm.  [Scroll down]  In a saner time, Equality Dogma would be considered a vile heresy.  The truth here isn't hard to grasp:  There are differences within groups, but there are also differences among groups. [...] The McClatchy student's scientific methods might very well have been shoddy, but this wasn't what got his project scuttled.  Rather, The Sacramento Bee article quoted individuals who said the it was "shocking" and its creator "closed-minded"; it spoke of how people felt "upset" and "unsafe and uneasy."  What's notable is that no one quoted said the project's conclusion was wrong or untrue.

Black Lives Matter Infiltrates Public Schools with Globalism, Diversity, 'Queer-Affirming,' Common Core.  The Black Lives Matter movement is using Black History Month as a vehicle to insert its agenda into public schools across the country, using curriculum for elementary and middle school students that includes teaching diversity, globalism, and "queer affirming" lessons — all in formats conforming to the controversial Common Core framework.  The Progressive website reported on the Feb. 5-9 National Black Live Matter Week of Action in Our Schools taking place this year at schools in Seattle (where the movement started), Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Professor's hate speech toward Trump likely to go unchecked.  Imagine if a college professor ever said of Barack Obama:  "I wouldn't mind seeing him dead."  It would be the end of the egghead's career, tenure or no tenure.  Instead, consider the case of the ancient Barry Bluestone, a longtime UMass Boston "economist" now passing his dotage at something called, believe it or not, the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

College defends art professor who desecrated American flag.  When Marine veteran Jess Karcher first saw the desecrated American flag at Broward College, he was confused.  Then, he became angry.  "It was extremely disrespectful to our flag and to every American," Karcher told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.  Karcher is a student at Broward College and on Jan. 26 he came across an American flag that had been desecrated as part of a faculty art exhibit at the campus art gallery.

Nebraska Governor revokes award given to educators who harassed conservative students.  Gov. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., has withdrawn honorary "Nebraska Navy" admiralships from two University of Nebraska-Lincoln educators who led a protest against conservative student group.  Graduate teaching assistant Courtney Lawton and associate professor Amanda Gailey both made headlines last August after they harassed Turning Point USA chapter president Kaitlyn Mullen while she held a recruiting event on campus.  Omaha man Jay Grabow nominated Lawton and Gailey for the Nebraska Navy admiralship in a show of support of their protest against the conservative student group.  "I wanted to show them there are Nebraskans who are behind them and approve of their actions," Grabow said.

Socialist students protest memorial to fallen police officers.  A socialist student group at California State University, Fullerton held a protest Wednesday [2/7/2018] against a memorial to fallen police officers hosted by the College Republicans for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  CR members expressed disappointment that the socialist group would seek to politicize the event, which was also designed to give students the opportunity to interact with campus police officers in a non-confrontational setting.

Christian Teacher Fired, Reported to Counter-Terror Unit After Telling Lesbian 'God Loves You'.  A Christian teacher in Bristol was fired and reported as a "radicalisation threat" after she answered questions from pupils about her beliefs, an employment tribunal has heard.  Svetlana Powell was dismissed from the T2 Apprenticeship Academy in Bristol in July 2016 after leaders at the government-funded college said students had been offended by comments the teacher made.

Kenyon College Cancels Play About Immigration; Starts 'Whiteness Group'.  [Scroll down]  The Good Samaritan's retraction comes serendipitously at the same moment as the creation of a new student group at Kenyon:  "the whiteness group."  The group was founded by a student, Juniper Cruz, and is notable not just for its name, but for its rules, which state that "no white person can ask a person of color questions; white people must try to answer their questions for themselves.  And no spreading rumors about what people say during the meetings."  If you were going to set out to create a more illiberal student group possible at a college, you would be hard-pressed to do so.

Demanding Students.  [Scroll down]  Moving along, students demand that their organizations and activities receive funding comparable to that received by clubs that "do not engage with the wider campus community" on "issues of diversity."  Supposedly, "Brothers of Diversity," the "African Student Union," "ASIA," and "First-Generation Student Org" didn't receive as much monies as did "Men's Ultimate Frisbee" and "Men's Hockey."  Since the college is guilty of "favoring" "non-essential diversity groups," it fails to support minorities.  The students demand as well that all new students be required to enroll in a "cultural competency training course" that will begin during orientation week and continue throughout their whole first year.  The Center of Diversity and Inclusion will determine the content of this training course, but it must be submitted to the student activists for review at least once a year.  Yet it's not just other students who these bullies require to enroll in a cultural competency program; faculty members must as well.

Judge forces Univ of Iowa to recognize Christian student group same as Muslim group.  The University of Iowa derecognized a Christian student group because it required leaders to abide by "sexual moral conduct" rules.  Now a federal judge has ordered the taxpayer-funded institution to treat Business Leaders in Christ the same as it treats a registered Muslim student club.

Prof uses American flag as doormat in college 'art display'.  A professor at Broward College in Florida cut an American flag in half, painted it white, and laid it on the ground as a doormat for a school art display.  A BC student who is also a Marine Corps veteran took issue with the display, and wrote a letter notifying the school's president.

Florida professor tricks students into walking on U.S. flag for art show.  A Marine Corps veteran who attends Broward College in Florida wants answers after attending a faculty art exhibit with a U.S. flag disguised as a doormat.  Jess Karcher says a "Full-time Faculty Exhibition" running Jan. 26 through Feb. 21 felt like a "kick in the gut" after he witnessed peers inadvertently walking all over the American flag.  The disabled veteran provided pictures of BC Assistant Professor of Art Lisa Rockford's project to the educational watchdog Campus Reform on Monday [1/29/2018].

New York City professor tells pro-life marchers to 'sit down and shut up'.  A New York City college professor said she supports women marching — unless they're against abortion.  New School professor Jennifer Begeal tweeted Friday that pro-life students and activists participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., should "sit down and shut up."  Begeal, who teaches digital storytelling at The New School, took to social media Friday [1/19/2018] to lambaste the anti-abortion marchers for not supporting myriad liberal causes, Campus Reform reported.

Students file complaint, tear down 'racist' pictures of Kate Steinle.  Students at the University of California San Diego filed a complaint and triggered an administrative probe after pictures of Kate Steinle were hung on campus.  Gregory Lu said he hung up 150 posters picturing Steinle with the caption, "She had dreams too," on Dec. 7.  Four days later, he said he received an email from the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination asking to meet with him.

You can bet Michelle Obama would be welcome any day of the week.
Ivanka Trump's surprise visit to Connecticut school angers some parents.  A surprise school visit by Ivanka Trump drew ire from some parents of a Connecticut academy, with one who yanked their child from class to protest the first daughter and White House adviser's father, President Trump.  "This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons.  I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home," Karey Fitzgerald, a Norwalk Early College Academy parent, told News 12 Connecticut Monday [12/18/2017] following Ivanka Trump's appearance.  "Only one parent withdrew their student for the school day Monday after hearing of the visit," Brenda Williams, Norwalk Public Schools Chief Communications Officer told Fox News on Wednesday.  "With the exception of those who were directly participating, the visit was kept confidential for security reasons, and parents understood that."  Trump, however, seemed unaware or impervious to the complaints.

Florida lawmakers want stronger college free speech rules amid First Amendment flareups.  Rising up in defiance to Richard Spencer, hundreds of University of Florida students sounded off in a deafening chant.  "Go home, Spencer!" they shouted, as the exasperated white nationalist paced the stage, pleading to be heard.  Were the students exercising their fellow First Amendment rights?  Or were they breaking the law by taking his event off the rails?  That would be up for debate under a new "campus free expression" bill filed in Florida this week.  The part that may attract attention is the proposal that no student, faculty member or staffer can materially disrupt a scheduled campus event.  That would include a student making a scene in the audience of a speech.  "There could be a cause of action against that student," said bill sponsor and freshman state Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples.

Lawyer: Free Speech Isn't For Conservatives.  Lawyers have to defend their clients.  It's what they do.  But there are limits to what they should do.  To claim outside a courthouse that there's legal justification for snatching the papers containing the words of someone else's talk because the talk is somehow "hate speech" and therefore not protected is laughable.  Except it's not a laughing matter.  Chipping away at free speech isn't in the best interests of anybody, except for totalitarians.  But there was Jon L. Schoenhorn, the lawyer for speech-snatcher Catherine Gregory, walking out of a courthouse Wednesday [12/13/2017] in Vernon, Connecticut and defending the act of walking up to a lectern and grabbing someone else's papers and then trying to leave the room.  That's what Gregory did November 28 during an appearance by Gateway Pundit correspondent Lucian Wintrich at the University of Connecticut.

I go to UC Berkeley and I'm watching free speech slip away.  College students need to step up and stop the pervasive suppression of free speech on college campuses.  I enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, because of the school's message that everyone's voice counts — that the home of the free speech movement still values intellectual discourse and divergent opinions.  Unfortunately, political extremists are doubling down on efforts to shutter free speech at Berkeley and on other college campuses across the nation.

Video shows Trump supporters being kicked out of campus coffee club.  Fordham University is investigating an incident on campus after a video appeared to show several members of the campus College Republicans group being kicked out of an on-campus coffee shop for wearing President Trump's famous red "Make America Great Again" hats.  In the video posted by the conservative news site Campus Reform, the self-identified president of Rodrigue's Coffee House, which is run by a student club, tells the students that she is removing them to ensure the safety of other customers, saying that their hats violate the shop's policies.  "I am protecting my customers," the president says in the video.

Your DNA is an abomination
Texas State newspaper fires anti-white column's author as backlash escalates.  A Texas college student newspaper says it has fired the author of an anti-white "Your DNA is an abomination" column that has sparked an all-out backlash on campus, including a threat of defunding from the student body's president and calls for editors to resign.  The column, which ran in Tuesday's edition of "The University Star" at Texas State University, called white people "an aberration" and accused them of being oppressors who "shouldn't exist."

Campus newspaper editorial: 'Your [white] DNA is an abomination'.  A new opinion piece in a Texas State University student newspaper tells white students, "Your DNA is an Abomination."  "When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered — whether they've been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera — there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider 'decent,'" student author Rudy Martinez writes in the University Star.  Without much biological explanation, Martinez informs white readers, "You were not born white.  You became white... You don't [care]."  Later in his rant, he calls the police "fascist foot soldiers" and says a "white supremacist inhabits the White House."

School District to Consider Punishing Students Who Say "Terrorist".  A school district near Allentown, Pennsylvania says the best way to end hate speech is to ban hateful words.  The Saucon Valley School District is considering a policy that would ban five words if they are used in a hateful way, according to local news reports.  One of the words that could be banned is a derogatory word for a woman — the other is a racial slur typically used in rap music.  The other words on their proposed list include retarded, terrorist and gay. [...] The policy was reviewed but not voted on at Tuesday's [11/28/2017] school board meeting.

Stanford dean caught on film engineering disruption of Robert Spencer speech on Islam.  I spoke at Stanford University last week, and Stanford administrators and Leftist students made sure that as few people as possible heard me. [...] In the days before I arrived on campus, the student-run Stanford Daily and Stanford Review published article after article denouncing me in the most lurid terms.  It was claimed that I "give license" to the "oppression" of Jews, and that Muslims at Stanford were endangered by my work.  It was charged that I have incited a mass murderer and approved of restricting the right to vote.  My work was characterized, without any specific examples, of being not only inaccurate, but also inflammatory, offensive, hateful, and dishonest.

The intellectual arrogance of suppressing campus speech.  Seeming to give credence to Bertrand Russell's observation that "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts," a student-written op-ed that ran in the September 25th issue of The Daily Princetonian argued that conservatives should not have the benefit of free speech, and do not even have the right to expect its protection because, given their ideological stance, "they are appealing to a right that does not exist" for them.  "In my belief," student Ryan Born continued in this astounding piece of sophistry, "when conservative ideas are opposed, there is no right that is being infringed."

Socialist group calls for 'extermination' of capitalists.  The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) chapter at Iowa State University has repeatedly posted threatening tweets about conservatives, but the school maintains that the comments are a form of free speech.  In one tweet, the group said that "the only dope worth shooting" is Donald Trump, and more recently it posted a message calling for the hanging and extermination of "capitalists."

Student leader says the First Amendment doesn't apply to Ben Shapiro.  Earlier this month, when Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro went to the University of Utah to deliver a speech, he was greeted by a mob of leftist student protesters demanding that he not be allowed to speak.  Dan Harris of ABC's Nightline was also there to film a segment with Shapiro, which aired on Friday [10/20/2017].  Harris also interviewed students and faculty at the University of Utah about Shapiro's speech.  In one of the most stunning and infuriating displays ever of honest, unashamed progressivism, the leader of the student organization opposing Shapiro's First Amendment right to speak, Sean Taylor, outright states that Ben Shapiro should not have the right to speech and that the Constitution is not a "relevant" document.

UC Santa Cruz College Republicans meeting disrupted by leftist protesters, three arrested.  Leftist protesters interrupted a College Republicans meeting Sunday night in the library at the University of California, Santa Cruz, calling members "fascists," "racists" and "white supremacists" during a lengthy demonstration that ended in three arrests.

Ivy League Teaching Assistant Says She Calls On Black Women First, White Men Last.  An Ivy League teaching assistant tweeted Monday [10/16/2017] that she calls on black female students first and white male students last. [...] [Stephanie] McKellop is a marriage and family historian "with interests intersecting in areas of gender, sexuality, the body, and race."  She examines how marriage intersects with prostitution and human trafficking, and is currently focusing on folk and popular marriage and divorce conflicted with state and church powers in colonial Carolina.

Princeton op-ed:  Conservatives have no right to free speech.  An op-ed in the Princeton University student newspaper attacking conservatives' right to free speech has triggered an impassioned response from many students, and even a professor.  The column contends that conservatives don't deserve the "right to speech" because "if conservative arguments were strong... they would not meet political opposition."

New College Student Survey:  Yes, Speech Can Be Violence.  [Scroll down]  It's simply evidence that in the abstract students will claim to be open-minded.  They'll claim to value different views — right until the moment they really get offended.  For example, 81 percent agree with the statement that "words can be a form of violence."  A full 58 percent of students believe that colleges should "forbid" speakers who have a "history of engaging in hate speech."  And what is hate speech?  The definition the students liked was staggeringly broad.  Two-thirds agreed that hate speech is "anything that one particular person believes is harmful, racist, or bigoted."  They further agreed that hate speech "means something different to everyone."  Given these realities, it should come as no surprise that large numbers of students believe that interruptions or even violence are appropriate to stop offensive speech.  Almost 40 percent believe that it's "sometimes appropriate" to "shout down or disrupt" a speaker.  A sobering 30 percent believe that physical violence can be used to stop someone from "using hate speech or engaging in racially charged comments."

Minnesota is Ground Zero in the Left's efforts to brainwash young people.  When Donald Trump won the election last November, anarchy and partisan bullying paralyzed the high school.  "I felt like the school was descending into mass hysteria," one student said of the day after the election.  Another said Trump's victory was treated as "the end of the world as we know it."  Students reported "[e]very teacher was crying in class, one even told the whole class 'Trump winning is worse than 9/11 and the Columbine shooting.'"  The sheer volume of "liberal propaganda that was pushed every single day in class this year was worse than it's ever been — and you're bullied by the teachers and every student if you dare speak against it." [...] Children have to watch their language and self-censor for fear of incurring the wrath of teachers.  "My kids have written things they don't believe just to survive," one mother told [Katherine] Kersten.  "They know exactly what the teacher wants.  They almost don't see anything incorrect in doing that anymore, because it's so engrained.  They have endured enough public shaming to say they will not put themselves in that position again.

'Witnessing Whiteness' influencing lessons for children at St. Louis school.  Using a handful of crayons, some St. Louis educators are teaching students as early as pre-kindergarten about racial differences after the teachers volunteered for "Witnessing Whiteness" training.  About half of the administration at The College School signed up for 10-week voluntary training sessions aimed at highlighting and healing racial differences between their students — from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.  During one recent lesson, a teacher asked pre-k students to use different shades of crayons, ranging from beige to brown, to make sure the youngest students recognized different skin colors, The St. Louis American reported.

The New World's Oldest Villain.  To the best of my discernment, Indigenous Peoples Day exists for those who think it's a noble idea to honor those who were too technologically backward to defend their own land.  Perhaps its first emergence as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day happened in South Dakota, which in 1990 decided to host Native American Day on the second Monday of October.  Two years later, the incurably Americaphobic city of Berkeley, CA swapped out Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day.  Now a total of four states — South Dakota, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii — refuse to celebrate Columbus Day.  Major municipalities that have chosen to turn their backs on the renowned [Italian] explorer include Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Austin, and, of course, Portland, OR, which should be officially crowned as America's Whitest White-Hating Town.  In schoolrooms across the nation, Columbus is increasingly being depicted as a villain rather than a hero — someone who trampled on the gentle and progressive natives just because he wanted to be [a contrarian] and impede their inevitable progress.

A high school student lost his parking pass over his Confederate flag license plates.  A high school student in Pittsburgh had his parking permit revoked following controversy over his car's Confederate flag license plates, according to 14 News.  14 News on Monday [10/9/2017] reported that Randy Roscoe Jr. says that the tags were ripped off his truck at Brashear High School last Thursday.

Why Conservative College Kids Should Be a Protected Class.  [Scroll down]  The backlash was swift.  Perhaps I went into it too naively.  After all, I was a student at a women's college, a hotbed of militant feminism.  I should have expected it.  But after a while, the angry comments and diatribes students emailed me gave way into something more pernicious — being targeted on campus.  Students started yelling, quite literally, when they saw me on campus.  One student followed me around twice in the local grocery store, trying to accost me.  They'd come up to me at my campus desk job, demanding an apology for what I'd written.  One student would take pictures of me when she saw me at the library.  Then, the death threats came in.  Not from strangers on the internet, but from fellow students.

Conservative students catch liberal vandals in the act.  In anticipation of Charlie Kirk's appearance Thursday [10/5/2017] at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, several students have repeatedly vandalized advertisements for the event.

Illiberal Libs on Campus — It's Worse than You Thought.  But now we have an important broad-based study that documents just how intolerant those liberal snowflakes really are.  John Villasenor of the Brookings Institution surveyed 1,500 undergraduates around the country and found a disturbing number of them don't have a clue as to what the First Amendment is about.  And large numbers of students have little interest in even listening to opinions they don't like.  The survey asked if the First Amendment protects "hate speech"?  It does, but a stunning 44 percent of the students said that "hate speech" is not protected by the Constitution.  Thirty-nine percent said it is.  The survey also asked about what actions the students thought was allowable to silence speakers they don't like.

Cornell students move to ban 'hate speech'.  A Latino student at Cornell University overheard somebody chanting, "build a wall," so now the student government passed a resolution condemning "hate speech."  Whatever that is.  Seriously — what is hate speech?  Read the First Amendment, and it's not mentioned there.  In fact, the whole concept of the First Amendment was in order that government could not intrude on a citizen's right to express speech deemed by some as offensive — a sort of constitutional right to say hateful things.  Cornell students — and not just students, but the ones who serve on the student government and therefore, ought to know better — just don't seem to be grasping that point.

Calling Out Terrorist Supporters is a Hate Crime?  Campus police have opened a hate-crime investigation into the David Horowitz Freedom Center after its informational posters were circulated around UC Berkeley exposing various radical students and faculty as "terrorist supporters."  The probe comes as Berkeley shuts down the planned "Free Speech Week" that was to have gotten underway Sunday.  Free Speech Week was to be hosted by Milo Yiannopoulos, whose speech on the campus in February was shut down by the violent left-wing radicals of Antifa, the pretended anti-fascist activists.  The environment on campus at that time and now is like a scene out of the science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, in which authorities organize the extinguishing of free expression instead of protecting it.

Free speech week:  The circus is back at Berkeley (and there are plenty of clowns).  The circus is returning to the University of California, Berkeley, as a sequel to rioting in February by black-clad protesters angered by the campus visit of conservative speaker Milo Yiannapolous.  The goal of the protestors then and now is simple: demonize and silence conservatives.  Shamefully, the Berkeley rioting was permitted by a hands-off attitude by university administrators.  After a now-departed chancellor and his aides ordered University of California police to stand aside, rioters set fires, inflicted $100,000 in damage to university buildings, and prevented Yiannapolous from speaking.

Princeton's campus newspaper disbands editorial board after string of right-leaning opinions.  Leaders of the student newspaper at Princeton University have disbanded the publication's independent editorial board, a move that comes after the group put forth a string of right-leaning opinions, including denouncing the women's center for its radical feminist agenda and arguing in favor of due process.  "The top editors of the Prince have no involvement in what we write," said Jack Whelan, a member of the dissolved editorial board, in an interview with The College Fix.  "The reason why were we were destroyed is the opinions we published on a regular basis were more conservative than the opinions published on a daily basis in the Princetonian as a whole."

Students offered extra credit to determine their level of 'white privilege'.  Students in a sociology class at San Diego State University can earn extra credit if they take a quiz to determine their level of "white privilege."  Professor Dae Elliott offered the option to her sociology class students, a "White Privilege Checklist" that includes 20 questions that aim to illustrate that "racial privilege is one form of privilege."

UC-Berkeley braces for riots over conservative Ben Shapiro's speech on campus.  The campus of the University of California, Berkeley, and the area around it, looks like it's bracing for a military siege.  Six buildings have been shut down and put off limits, large concrete blocks have been placed in roadways, police are enforcing a huge perimeter around one of the buildings and the school's administrative staff will leave two hours early.  It's all for Thursday evening's [9/14/2017] speech by conservative Ben Shapiro — or rather for the possibility left-wing activists may use violence and vandalism to stop the speech, something that they have done before.

The Thought Police Strike Again.  [Scroll down]  Universities in Britain are now even holding workshops to "deal with right wing attitudes in the classroom". Instead of being intellectually diverse, universities are trying their utmost to impose homogeneity of thoughts and ideas.  So-called "right wing newspapers" are banned from certain universities.  Recently, the at the City University of London, the student union, devoid of irony, fascistically voted to ban some conservative tabloids in order to "oppose fascism".  Dozens of personalities, conservative and liberal alike, have been prevented from speaking on many U.S. campuses.

School district apologizes after teacher bans Trump shirts.  A Georgia school district has apologized after a teacher told two students that their shirts promoting President Donald Trump's campaign weren't allowed in class.

Brickbat:  Make School Great Again.  Officials with Georgia's Cherokee County school system have apologized after a teacher ordered two students out of her classroom because they were wearing "Make America Great Again" shirts.

U.C. Berkeley Will Provide Counseling to Help Snowflakes Recover From Ben Shapiro.  University of California, Berkeley — home of the Free Speech Movement — is so open-minded that it will actually allow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro to speak to a limited number of students on Thursday [9/14/2017].  This is a very big deal, so educrats are making special arrangements: [...] According to campus liberals, speech with which they disagree is literally violence, so permitting it is bound to take a toll on their fragile psyches.

Your Beliefs Are No Longer Allowed.  American progressives have fnally gone all the way to a totalitarian vision, demanding control over not just your behavior, but your thoughts and beliefs.  This as the price of simply living without being attacked. [...] Do you believe in traditional marriage but don't care that gays marry?  Think it's OK teenagers take hormonal injections to swap genders but it's not right for your kids?  Don't really give a hoot about someone who identifies as "xe"?  Well, too bad, sucker.  The new dispensation doesn't care for your waffling.  Going forward, your private beliefs must align with your public stance.  No exceptions made or allowed.

Have Colleges Completely Lost Their Minds?  At this point, maybe the best thing to do is just sit back and watch colleges and universities destroy themselves.

Mr. Shapiro Goes To Washington:  The Congressional Testimony.  In order to understand what's been going on at some of our college campuses, it's necessary to explore the ideology that provides the impetus for a lot of the protesters who violently obstruct events, pull fire alarms, assault professors and even other students — and the impetus for administrators who all too often humor these protesters.  Free speech is under assault because of a three-step argument made by the advocates and justifiers of violence.  The first step is they say that the validity or invalidity of an argument can be judged solely by the ethnic, sexual, racial, or cultural identity of the person making the argument.  The second step is that they claim those who say otherwise are engaging in what they call verbal violence.  The final step is they conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified in order to stop such verbal violence.

Minnesota High School Gives Anti-American Order, Students React The Very Next Day.  Specifically, on the first day of school, administrators at ROCORI High School, which gets its name from an acronym combining the names of Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond, the three towns that the school serves, informed students about several changes that were made to the school's High School handbook over the summer.  One of the changes involved banning flags from vehicles.  According to the revised policy, "students are [no longer] allowed to display flags or banners from their vehicle while parked in the ROCORI High School parking lot."  Unsurprisingly, many students were outraged by the school's new rule.  But rather than take over the school, like students did in Evergreen, or engage in a riot, like students did in Berkeley, they decided to peacefully protest the policy by gathering in the school parking lot the next afternoon.

How The Republicans Beat Campus Censorship.  Back in January of 2016, I sent a letter to UNC-Wilmington President Jose Sartarelli, which was copied to all 16 members of the Board of Trustees.  I later published the same letter on  In my letter, which you can read [elsew]here, I accused the university of having at least two policies that clearly violated the First Amendment.  I then asked the administration to work with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to do an audit of our policies and then revise them towards the goal of attaining a coveted green light rating from FIRE.  For those not familiar with the FIRE rating system, a green light simply signifies that a school has no policies that threaten free speech.

Mayor of Berkeley:  No Conservative Speakers Allowed on Campus Because It Might Make Antifa Riot.  I was raised to believe that I was 100% responsible for my reactions, no matter what the other person was doing or saying.  Perhaps that's an out-dated, old-fashioned way of thinking, but I don't care.  That is the way that my children will grow up and I won't make any excuses for their bad behavior.  The Berkeley Mayor doesn't share my beliefs, and think that Antifa should be treated like a toddler who needs to be pacified by being denied stimulus.  Because apparently they aren't going to be held responsible for their own violent and destructive behavior.

UT fires teacher whose tweet blamed Harvey on Texas GOP vote.  A tweet suggesting that the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was "instant karma" for the red state of Texas has cost a University of Tampa professor his job — making him just the latest academic fired for off-duty speech.  The University first distanced itself from sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey on Monday.  But a tide of online outrage continued.  A #FireKenStorey hashtag spread far beyond the university.  Angry Facebook comments piled up.  "Don't think this is a school we will be looking at for my daughter anymore," one commenter said.  An alumnus wrote, "Good thing I already paid you, because I'll never send the school another dime again."  On Tuesday morning [8/29/2017], the university fired him.

Bret Weinstein files $3.8M tort claim against Evergreen State College.  Evergreen State College may soon face a $3.8-million lawsuit in connection with its handling of the the 2017 "Day of Absence" protests against biology professor Bret Weinstein.  Students at the Olympia, Washington institution who wanted a day without white people on Evergreen State College's campus in May went wild over Mr. Weinstein's refusal to take part. [...] "[Evergreen] failed to set and enforce necessary boundaries in the workplace on campus, selectively has chosen not to enforce its student Code of Conduct, and sent the unmistakable message that the school will tolerate (and even endorse) egregious violations (and even crimes) purportedly to advance racial social goals, diminishing the collegiate experience for all, and fostering a racially hostile work and retaliatory environment for faculty and staff," Mr. Weinstein's attorney said in a statement provided to Campus Reform.

Seven students punished for 'blockade' of conservative speaker.  Claremont McKenna College has suspended five students and placed two others on "conduct probation" for their roles in physically blockading a conservative speaker this spring.  The students were among a group of roughly 170 protesters who successfully shut down a planned speech by conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald.

Here's the latest word you're not allowed to say: 'derpy'.  Tracking the long and growing list of words banned by the regressive Left is becoming onerous, but we carry on.  Here's the latest no-no:  "derpy."  How do we know?  Because two scholars have just publicly apologized for using it, agreeing with a peer who called their use of it out as an ableist slur.  The Urban Dictionary defines it as silly, ridiculous, awkward or clumsy.  But to social justice warriors who see microaggressions in every corner, it's an ableist slur.  In other words, offensive to people with disabilities, they believe.

Feminist geographers encourage colleagues not to cite research of white men.  Two feminist geographers are encouraging their colleagues to be more mindful about citing the research of white males because doing so contributes to "the reproduction of white heteromasculinity of geographical thought and scholarship."  Writing in "Gender, Place & Culture:  A Journal of Feminist Geography," Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argue that considering an author's gender, race or sexuality prior to citation can be an effective "feminist and anti-racist technology of resistance that demonstrates engagement with those authors and voices we want to carry forward."  The authors point out that whether an academic's research is cited by his peers has significant implications for promotion, tenure and influence.  Therefore, to cite only white men "does a disservice to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism."

California Democrats Target Conservative College Students.  California state senator Josh Newman, Fullerton Democrat, was the key vote to approve Jerry Brown's recent $5.2 billion tax hike that jacks up what Californians will pay for gasoline, diesel fuel, and vehicle fees.  At the California State University in Fullerton, College Republicans Amanda McGuire, Ryan Hoskins and Brooke Paz led efforts to recall Newman.  The state Democratic Party responded by changing the rules on recall elections and targeting the three students with a lawsuit.  "This lawsuit intends to stop the petition from circulating and halt the recall process, falsely citing deceptive messaging as grounds for suing," explains a press release from the College Republicans.  According to the Republicans' secretary Ryan Hoskins.  "This lawsuit is the definition of frivolous and more than an obstruction of the very processes that every Californian should hold dear."

Campus police told students to stop touting the benefits of fossil fuels on campus: lawsuit.  A lawsuit has been filed against Macomb Community College after its campus police tried to stop a group of students from handing out information touting the benefits of fossil fuels.  Three students working to advance their arguments at the Michigan college in late April were threatened with trespassing by the officers because the students did not have official permission from administrators to engage in public expression on campus, alleges the lawsuit, filed last week.  The lawsuit claims the college's policy requiring a 48-hour pre-approval in person and in writing for expressive activity is a violation of students' First Amendment rights.  The suit also takes issue with the fact that even after such permission is obtained, the speech zone at the community college's Central Campus is only about .001 percent of the entire 230-acre campus.

College students testify:  Free speech under assault on campuses.  College students and professors delivered a dire warning to Capitol Hill Tuesday [6/20/2017] that free speech on campus is coming under "attack," telling lawmakers that conservative views are in danger of being "shut down."  Students who say they've faced "considerable backlash" for exercising First Amendment rights testified as part of a packed panel of witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  "In classrooms, liberal arguments are often treated as unquestionable truths," said Zachary Wood, a 21-year-old student at Williams College in Massachusetts.

The Culture Police.  Recently at Evergreen College in Washington state, students demanded that white people leave the campus on a "Day of Absence."  One liberal white professor protested.  His classroom was stormed as he was teaching.  He was shouted down with "F" bombs and accusations of racism by the mob that invaded his lecture. [...] What we are witnessing is not state dictatorship but a new phenomenon — the rise of a totalitarian culture which seeks to control everything and everybody.

Duke Process of Law.  Duke is the most fundamentally racist and sexist university in America.  If you don't believe me just ask Paul Griffiths — an Oxford educated now-former Professor at Duke Divinity School (DDS).  Just last semester, Griffiths, who is white, expressed opposition to a Racial Equity Institute "diversity" program that was being pushed by one of his so-called colleagues.  Expressing his opposition to the program resulted in a charge of racial and sexual harassment by a white professor named Thea Portier-Young.  Rather than face a kangaroo court that refused to provide him documentation of relevant evidence in advance of his hearing, Griffiths resigned his tenured position.

Trump slogans are photoshopped out of New Jersey high school yearbook.  A New Jersey high school has censored out mentions of Donald Trump in their yearbook and now the school is investigating the 'possible violation of First Amendment rights'.  One student at Wall Township High School in New Jersey had submitted a Donald Trump quote that wasn't included with her picture.  Two others had Trump logos on their clothes either cropped or edited out of their pictures.

NJ Yearbook Advisor Suspended for Altering Photos of Kids Wearing Trump Shirts.  We're sure a paid suspension will teach this moonbat a lesson.  She should be fired and the school should replace every yearbook.

Court Ruling Trashes Tenure, Opens The Door To 'Borking' Of College Professors.  In the fall of 2014, Marquette University political science professor John McAdams did something that thousands of academics do every day — he wrote a blog post expressing his opinion about something.  That post, however, wound up getting him kicked off campus, suspended from teaching, and ultimately terminated from his job.  A court has now ruled his termination is perfectly legal, despite the fact that he holds tenure.  This case, which would have strained the imagination of Franz Kafka, badly undermines one of the remaining defenses against leftist inquisitions against faculty members who dare to question any aspect of "progressivism" or criticize anyone in a espouses politically correct views

Meet the Fat, White LARPer at the Center of the Evergreen State College Madness.  I am a bit late to this Evergreen College nonsense, and for that, I apologize to you all profusely.  There's so much insanity here that I am ashamed to have missed out on it for this long.  In case you missed it, a professor at the university, Bret Weinstein, objected to some nonsense progressive retardation and said that other professors were afraid to speak their minds on the issue.  His point ended up being proven, since after his semi-private email chain was leaked by the nasty piece of work who runs the school newspaper, radical activsts have demanded his suspension and threats to his safety forced him to hold his last class off-campus.  These are some of the comments that caused him to be branded a racist.  Read this and tell me if you can find any kind of racism whatsoever. [...]

The Left's Road Leads To Manchester.  I hadn't heard of Salman Abedi before he murdered all those little girls and their friends and family members at the Ariana Grande concert, but when I recently spoke at Truman State University in Missouri, the University at Buffalo, and Gettysburg College, and then at an event in Iceland, I discussed the belief system that incites people such as Salman Abedi to violence.  I explored the ways in which jihad terrorists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims, and the texts of the Qur'an and Islamic law that call upon Muslims to wage war against those who do not believe in Islam.  For this, the three universities and the Icelandic press treated my presence in the country as if Josef Goebbels had stopped by for a visit.

After black professor blocks College Republicans from campus event, club files grievance.  The Orange Coast College Republicans Club says it has filed a grievance with the school demanding officials reprimand a black professor who denied Republican club members entrance to an African American/Women's round table event on campus.  The group claims that Jessica Alabi, a sociology and gender studies instructor, shut down their attempt to attend the Women's History Month event in March.  Emails published by the club this week obtained through a public records act request largely corroborate the claim.

So much for "freedom of association."
Principal photographed with Confederate monument protesters is 'removed from campus'.  A New Orleans school principal has been "removed from campus" after a photo emerged showing him standing at the Robert E. Lee statue in front of a Confederate flag.  Crescent Leadership Academy superintendent Tracy Bennett-Joseph confirmed Monday (May 22) that Principal Nicholas Dean was removed from campus.  She said the school's management was investigating.

Michigan law would suspend students for suppressing speech.  A Michigan state senator recently introduced a bill that would require public institutions to suspend students found responsible for disrupting speech.  Some senators questioned the need for such a law, arguing that the First Amendment already guarantees the right to free expression, but free speech advocates counter that school administrators routinely defy that requirement.

Guilty of hate until proven leftist.  At Bethune-Cookman University's commencement on Wednesday [5/10/2017], U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed throughout her address and many graduates turned their backs on her.  Apparently, free speech and good manners are not part of the academic experience at the historic black college in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Mrs. DeVos' main crime is that she's part of the hated Trump administration.  That's enough to trigger the heckler's veto.  Since the 1960s, colleges have been in the grip of leftism, which is distinguished from liberalism by its predictable Marxist cant and taste for violence.  Disagreement is "hate speech."

Pro-life Fresno students sue professor over literal erasure of free speech.  A group of group of pro-life students at Fresno State in California learned some rough lessons in free speech and the legal system recently, leading to a court case which will no doubt receive national attention.  It seems that the group, Fresno State Students for Life, made plans to write some pro-life messages in chalk on the sidewalks outside the school library and obtained the required permits for a public display from the school.  When the time came, they crafted their messages, including one which read, "You CAN be pregnant & successful" on the pavement, but quickly received an unexpected surprise.  One of the professors from the school showed up and informed them that their free speech was in "the wrong place" and he would be coming back to clean up the unwelcome display.

Black college cancels GOP senator's commencement speech to protect 'marginalized' students.  Republican politicians and officials should probably decline invitations from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for the foreseeable future.  Days after students at Bethune-Cookman University booed and heckled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Texas Southern University withdrew an invitation to Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas to address its graduating students.  According to Fox News, the HBCU said it was disinviting Cornyn because it wanted students to remember their commencement "positively for years to come," and that couldn't happen if a white conservative politician was their speaker.

Washington Post Urges All Colleges to Censor 'Racist and Offensive' Speech.  In response to the racist banana episode at the American university, which has sparked outrage at the campus and is now under the investigation by the FBI as a hate crime, Washington Post wrote an editorial using the threatening episode as a pretext to declare that all colleges should censor any speech that might be deemed racist.

Historically black university cancels Republican senator's speech.  U.S. Senator John Cornyn will no longer deliver the commencement address at Texas Southern University this weekend, the school said on Friday, after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed at another historically black university.  More than 800 people signed a petition started by a Texas Southern University student who opposed the university's invitation to the Republican senator to speak at Saturday's [5/13/2017] graduation in Houston.  The petition said Cornyn's backing of DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among other things, showed that he supported "discriminatory policies and politicians."

Students' Insult to DeVos Embarrasses HBCUs.  It was embarrassing to see the students jeering and turning their backs on an invited guest who had done them no harm.  The president of the college had to scold them as if they were in kindergarten.  True, Mrs. DeVos supports school choice, but so does Senator Cory Booker; yet, if that slightly beige, pedicured senator had been the speaker, the students would have been lining up to take photographs with him.

Liberals Angry That Betsy DeVos Will Give Speech at Historically Black College.  This is a perfect example of how conservatives can never win in the minds of the left.  If DeVos didn't do this, she would be criticized for ignoring HBCs.  If she does go, it's framed as controversy.

The End of Diversity.  We have come full circle in the last 30 years.  In my youth, the Boomer Progs preached tolerance to us.  My first class in college, on the first day, I was harangued by a little French girl, telling all of us about how America was a racist and sexist society.  Americans were intolerant!  The Boomer Prog teacher nodded along until I foolishly pointed out that the word tolerance means to put up with something you don't like.  Therefore, the little French girl was telling me she did not like black people, but was willing to put up with them.

Florida Student Loses Credit for Using Word 'Man' in History Essay.  A student at the University of Florida lost points on an essay assignment for his decision to use the word "man," instead of the word "humankind."  Student Martin Poirier received a B-minus on an essay assignment, despite his professor's claim that the paper was "thoughtful."  The reason?  He dared to use the word "man," instead of "humankind."  "Thoughtful paper, although the writing-mechanics errors are killing you," Professor Jack Davis wrote at the bottom of the paper.

Tufts And Brandeis College Administrations Promote Terrorist Propaganda, Silence Opposing Views.  While welcoming anti-Israel and pro-Hamas speech on campus, Brandeis has also exhibited hostility towards those who are critical of Islamic terrorism.  In April 2014, under pressure from students and faculty, the Brandeis administration acted to withdraw an honorary degree that had been offered to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born women's rights activist and critic of radical Islam who has condemned the mistreatment of women in Muslim countries, and especially the practice of female genital mutilation.  Eighty-seven Brandeis faculty members signed a petition citing Ali's "extreme Islamophobic beliefs" as a reason why the honorary degree should be rescinded.  Showcasing the university's blatant hypocrisy, Brandeis had previously awarded an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner, who has a long history of anti-Semitic statements, among them the claim that "The biggest supporters of Israel are the most repulsive members of the Jewish community."

Therapeutic Universities and Soft Despotism.  [Scroll down]  Identity politics programs also find such offices to be useful allies for reinforcing their ideological agendas.  Identity politics is predicated on victimhood, and victimhood generates demands for compensatory programs and services.  Minority students and women presumably are being psychologically wounded by racism and sexism, and thus should have services that apply therapeutic balm to their psychic wounds.  Given the rarity these days of legal or violent expressions of sexism or racism, victims must look to psychological effects like "low self-esteem" or subjective perceptions of "microagressions" as evidence of "unconscious racism" and other occult biases.  The therapeutic services offered by the university validate this victim narrative, as do sexual harassment policies, "hate speech" codes, and other policies all backed up by badly written federal and state laws.

The Roots of Campus Progressivism's Madness.  The first thing to know is that the picture that is painted in the media of campuses as incubators and hotbeds of far-left radicalism is, too often, accurate — and depressing.  What's more, too many of the most politically active liberal students understand neither free speech nor one of its prime functions:  to discover what's true.  And why would they?  After all, free speech and truth itself are nothing more than oppressive, white-supremacist social constructs!

Repeal and Replace Our Universities.  Political intolerance is now the official policy at colleges and universities across the United States with violence or the threat thereof as the means of enforcing extreme leftist orthodoxy.  In February, a proposed speech by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos precipitated riots at the University of California Berkeley as protesters smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper-sprayed innocent individuals, and set fires in the street.  The speech was cancelled.  Conservative commentator Ann Coulter was forced to cancel her speech at Berkeley, after law enforcement sources announced that there was a "99% chance" of violence from left-wing activists if the speech was held.

A Road Map for Dealing With Campus Radicals.  The examples are well-known:  The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College; the riots sparked by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley; the experience of Charles Murray at Middlebury College, where he and professor Allison Stanger were physically assaulted by a mob.  Stanger was sent to the hospital with injuries.  She said she feared for her life.

White, female student 'glares' at peers, gets reported as bias incident.  Gone are the days when saying something that hurts another's feelings is a bias incident.  Now just looking at someone funny can get you reported to the campus Thought Police.  It happened at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where an unnamed "white, female student" was reported to the university's bias incident reporting system.  Her crime?  Glaring at two female peers.

College Speaker Whines About Prison But Fails To Mention That She Tortured and Killed A Man.  Convicted felon Donna Hylton spoke on a civil rights panel at a fancypants college earlier this month but completely failed to mention that she — along with several others — kidnapped a man, forcibly sodomized him with a steel pole and then tortured him to death.  When a student at the event asked Hytlon about the heinous crime, a second panelist loudly berated the student for having "embarrassed" Hylton.

The Cowards of Academia.  Now that student mobs at universities around America (and elsewhere in the West) have silenced conservative speaker after conservative speaker, it has dawned on a small number of left-wing professors that the public is beginning to have contempt for the universities.  As a result, a handful of academics at a handful of universities have signed statements in support of allowing "diverse" views to be heard at the university.  These statements are worthless.  While some of the professors who have signed these statements might sincerely believe that the university should honor the non-left value of free speech, one should keep in mind the following caveats. [...]

It's Time to Crush Campus Censorship.  The courts have failed.  The culture is failing.  Unless Congress acts, we may lose not only free speech on college campuses, but free speech in America.  In the memorable phrase of my friend, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education president Greg Lukianoff, college students are "unlearning liberty," carrying the virus of censorship and oppression beyond the university and into the nation.  The courts are failing not because the underlying legal doctrines are flawed but because the remedies for censorship are completely inadequate.  As of right now, there is a far greater financial incentive for a university to keep its sidewalks shoveled in the winter than to protect one of our nation's founding liberties.

UC Berkeley surrenders to the fascists.  [Scroll down]  When in 1957 then-governor Orville [sic - Orval] Faubus [Democrat] of Arkansas similarly agreed with the anti-integration mobs seeking to prevent black students desegregating Little Rock's Central High School, he instructed the National Guard to "preserve the peace" by turning away the black students.  How is that different from U.C. Berkeley factotums announcing that Ann Coulter's talk would be canceled to preserve the peace? [...] The arrogant left-wing academics accommodating fascistic students across the land by failing to punish disrupters of conservative speeches do not realize it, but they are in an existential crisis.  Higher education is a vast and rich industry that feeds at the public trough and is squandering centuries of public goodwill and support.  An accumulating mass of insults to common sense by radical leftists on the faculty and in the student body is eroding that support and eventually will see support for strong measures.

Student activists demand college 'take action' against conservative journalists.  Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent.  The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance.  The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.

Wellesley Student Newspaper Threatens Students Who Do Not Conform to Progressive Values.  Students at the all-female Wellesley College, the alma mater of both Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright, are threatening their peers who refuse to tow the progressive line in a recently published column in the student newspaper.  As a part of a wider conversation on hate speech on campus, the student editors of The Wellesley News penned a column ironically titled "Free Speech is Not Violated At Wellesley," that claims that students who "refuse to adapt their beliefs" will be treated with hostility by their peers.

Notes for a White Kid in University:  An Introduction to the Blindingly Obvious.  If you are a white student in college, you doubtless hear daily that white people are evil, the principal cause of everything wrong with the world.  Whiteness is bad, white people are bad.  We are to blame for everything.  If you believe this, you are being gamed.  What you are being told is nonsense.  If you have the intelligence and self-respect to think for yourself, ask:  "What have other races and ethnic groups accomplished in the world compared to what we white people have?" This question will be shocking to you because you have been carefully programmed not to think such things.  But ask.  I think you will find that the groups who complain the most have accomplished the least.

Public University Threatened to Punish Student Over His Refusal to Remove Trump Sign from Dorm Window.  A student at the University of South Alabama is taking heat from administrators for failing to remove a Donald Trump sign from the window of his dorm room.  Student William David Meredith has been threatened with disciplinary action by administrators over his refusal to remove a Donald Trump campaign sign from the window of his dorm room.

Wellesley College Students: 'Hostility' Is Warranted Against People Who Say Anything Offensive.  The editorial staff of Wellesley College's student newspaper recently wrote that anyone who dares utter a politically incorrect thought should be met with "hostility."  The editorial started out as an explainer about why there's not a free speech problem on their campus and that their reputation as "house flowers who cannot exist in the real world" is entirely unfair.  Then things get weirder.  The student editors say it's fine to suppress and deny people the right to speak their minds if their thoughts offend others.

Who's Unsafe on Campus?  Quivering students at the University of Notre Dame launched a protest last week against the school's decision to invite Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker.  Activist Imanne Mondane told the campus newspaper that she and her peers felt "unsafe" and threatened by "someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity."  In other words:  The mere presence of a public official whose policy positions veer from acceptable left-wing norms is a public safety hazard.

Threats to Conservative Students.  Whether it is female Republican students at places like St. Olaf College and Cornell University being accosted, cursed at, threatened with physical violence and, in the latter case, actually assaulted; Cal State Fullerton Trump supporting students being assaulted by an instructor; a riot at Berkeley; or College Republicans being targeted by name as "fascists" and encouragements made to make their personal information public so that decent folks can "punch fascists" — bullying, intimidation, and threats of violence against conservative students have become staples of campus life.  While this phenomenon is an outrage in itself, equally outrageous is the fact that it has been permitted to occur and recur.  It's inconceivable that college administrators and faculty would permit these outrages if white Republican conservative students were the perpetrators and their victims were, say, black, gay, or transgendered.  But because it is only conservative and moderate students who are being victimized by leftists, not only has no real action been initiated to stop these attacks.  In some instances, faculty and administrators have even encouraged them.

Constitution-wielding student sues college over speech policies.  A Pierce College student has filed a lawsuit challenging the school's free speech zone after he was stopped for handing out copies of the Constitution outside of the tiny zone.  The free speech zone, which covers just 0.003 percent of campus, is reportedly the size of approximately three parking spaces.

Language Police At Fancypants College Deem The Word 'Homosexual' Offensive Now.  Emerson College, a fancypants school dedicated solely to communication and performing arts, has officially deemed the word "homosexual" to be offensive.  "Use gay or lesbian when describing people who are attracted to members of the same sex," school officials instruct in the guide.  "Avoid the use of homosexual and homosexual relationship."  The guide does not appear to provide any reason for this rule in its 1,440-word "inclusive language" guide.

Homeschooling: Restoring Parents' Right to Raise Their Children as God Intended.  Teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic became minor goals a long time ago.  The number one priority of public education is producing good liberals.  Leftists dominating public education have given us students who hate their country; white kids taught to feel guilty; black kids taught to feel justified in resenting whites.  They're taught that same-sex marriage is normal and that opposing it is the same as racial bigotry.  They're taught that having babies harms the planet and that recycling is saintly.  Our kids are also taught that their parents owning guns contributes to gun violence and opposing illegal immigration is racist.  Independent critical thinking has also been removed from public education K through college.  Teachers and professors demand total brain-dead submission to their leftist point-of-view.  Free-thinking students are demeaned and even physically assaulted by fellow students.

10 Things Trump Could Do to Drive the Left (Even More) Crazy:  Campus SJW Edition.  [#10]  Call for a repeal of "hate crimes" laws.  These laws represent totalitarian efforts to police thought, he should say.  A murder is no less a murder and assault is no less an assault if it is done for reasons other than what we deign to call "hate."  And who determines what "hate" is, anyway?  If Congress will not repeal these laws, insist that they begin to include terms like "redneck," "hick," and "hillbilly" to the list of hate-speech terms and those who are subjected to those epithets among the protected classes.

Students Denounced As Racist For Wearing US Flag Colors.  Students from one Iowan high school recently apologized to the principal of another Iowan high school when people found their choice of red, white and blue attire offensive.  Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were offended when fans of Valley High School's basketball team wore red, white and blue last week, The College Fix reports.  "This is an example of BLATANT racism," said Ty Leggett, a Valley High School alum, on the Valley High School — WDMCS Facebook page.

College Students Support Freedom For Muslim Singers But Not Christian Photographers.  Alliance Defending Freedom asked students at the University of Wisconsin if they thought a dress designer should have the freedom not to design a dress for Melania Trump.  They said "absolutely."  The students also thought a Muslim should have the right to turn down singing at a Christian church.  But when they are asked if a Christian photographer should have the right not to photograph a same-sex wedding, their answers uncomfortably change.

Harvard going Orwell, protecting students from conservative websites.  The Harvard University library system is now in the business of warning away students from polluting their minds with dissident information that might raise uncomfortable questions in Liberalville.  Can't have the youngsters questioning the orthodoxy of the left!  Thus, we have the spectacle of Harvard librarians rating political websites and warning away students and faculty, lest their minds become confused by viewpoints that might disturb the liberal mindset.

You won't believe the 50 websites Harvard has labeled "Fake News".  Your betters at the Harvard University Library have published a guide to "Fake News Sites" that includes a bevy of real news sites that happen to lean right.  Among them:  the Heritage Foundation, Conservative Review, and Wikileaks, the latter of which has revealed (whether you agree with its approach or not) some very real news indeed.  This, my friends, is a dangerous game.  Just as Snopes and Politifact are reliable Democrat public relations outlets (remember when the latter played both sides on 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep It'?), anyone claiming to be an arbiter of truth is inherently suspect.  Because progressives always get it wrong, I'll repeat.  The market is the only arbiter for media.  The marketplace of ideas dictates who wins and loses.

Harvard library circulating 'fake news' list, which, of course, includes just about every conservative news site.  A few conservative critics predicted early on that the recent obsession with fake news would lead eventually to right-of-center newsrooms being lumped with the bad actors.  It looks increasingly likely that those critics were onto something.

Fake Professor Calls Free Beacon 'Fake News'.  Fake professor, feminist, and activist Melissa "Mish" Zimdars has deemed the Washington Free Beacon "fake news" on a list that is now being distributed as a media guide by Harvard University.  Zimdars, a Donald Trump critic and Carly Rae Jepsen fan, is an assistant professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, whose research focus includes "social justice."  She has organized liberal protest rallies against student debt and refers to conservatives as the "DARK SIDE."  She created her fake news list, "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical 'News' Sources," shortly after Hillary Clinton's defeat in the presidential election.  The list, which Zimdars has already edited because news sites mistakenly appeared on it, features numerous conservative outlets.

The Editor says...
One thing you can certainly say about  It isn't "Clickbait-y."

University Language Guide Deems 'Homosexual' and 'Housewife' to Be Offensive Terms.  Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales is instructing its students and teachers to not use "potentially discriminatory" words like "homosexual" and "housewife."  There are a total of 34 no-no words listed on the school's "Code of Practice on Using Inclusive Language" list, which aims to promote "fairness and equality through raising awareness about the effects of potentially discriminatory vocabulary," according to an article in The Independent.  Other forbidden words include "mankind," "forefathers," and "Miss/Mrs."  The code also suggests some replacements.

Teaching students to obey the law is now controversial.  How politically correct of a culture have we become that we cannot even talk about enforcing immigration law?  Evidently, bending over backwards so to not offend anyone has essentially destroyed our educational backbone.  According to a school district in Washington state, a teacher talking about reporting illegal immigrants goes too far.  Even as we see college campuses looted and holding riots whenever a conservative speaker threatens them with a different point of view, educators talking about the law just cannot be tolerated.

The Rampant Incivility of the Left.  It has become increasingly a staple of left-wing political bombast to compare one's adversaries to the primary villains of World War II.  Today, about 5% of the U.S. population has any recollection of those years.  It has, therefore, become far too easy to demean and diminish the genesis and consequences of that fateful period as the education establishment, dominated by the Left, deliberately avoids teaching the realities of that era.  Thus, opening the door for the demagogues to miscast those years for their own ends.

Florida Teacher Punished for Pro-Trump Facebook Post.  An elementary school teacher in Florida was demoted this week to desk duty, after posting on Facebook in support of "mass deportation."  Angry leftist parents then began to call the school to complain.  Veronica Kochkis' post has since been removed, but originally said, "The funny thing about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are at work like we've always been.  Looks like less mouths to feed today.  Have fun while you still can.  So glad to hear about massive deportation.  Let's make America great again.  Thanks Donald Trump!!"  Kochkis teaches at Parkside Elementary School, where the young children are 96% minority races.  According to school statistics, 70% of students are Latino, and 20% are Haitian.  A petition for her firing was signed by 3,000 parents.

Yale Student Group Wants to Force Fraternities to Admit Women, Gives Sororities Free Pass.  A Yale student group has waged a war on the university fraternities and will use Title IX to force them into admitting women — while letting female-only sororities off the hook.  Engender, a group led by students of Yale, claims it will lobby the university — citing Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender, and internal Yale policies against discrimination — to issue sanctions against male-only fraternities.  Will McGrew, a co-director of the organization, told Yale News that it's a "logical next step" to approach the Yale administration "because all of these organizations fall under the purview of Yale legally, either because they are registered as Yale organizations or it is literally all Yale students that constitute them."

The Left Silences Debate.  This week the nation's top debate coaches released their recognition of the top collegiate policy debate teams.  This exceptional group of sixteen teams receives pre-bids to the National Debate Tournament at the end of March and will have strong potential toward winning the national title in debate at the tournament to be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. [...] Incredibly, Berkeley's teams and one other team from California who made the cut, will not attend the National Debate Tournament.  That is because the state of California has banned all university related personnel from traveling to four states around the nation:  Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi, on the specious grounds that these states have all passed "anti-LGBT legislation."

Your civic duty
Is It "Deeply Offensive" to Enforce the Law?  It is, apparently, if the law relates to immigration.  At Penn State, someone put up posters urging students and others to report violations of the immigration laws.  This is the poster:  [Photo] Is it a civic duty to report illegal aliens?  That is certainly a defensible position.  In general, citizens should cooperate with law enforcement.  But Penn State's administration didn't see it that way.

Report: 'Bias Response Teams' Creeping onto University Campuses Across US, Threaten Free Speech.  So-called "Bias Response Teams" are creeping onto university campuses across the country.  This was the conclusion of the first national survey of Bias Response Teams done by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).  The report identified 232 public and private American colleges and universities that had bias response teams on their campuses in 2016, affecting around 2.8 million students.  BRTs encourage students to formally report on other students and faculty members whenever they perceive that someone's speech is "biased," which threatens free speech.

Campus Capitalist Group:  We Were Denied Official Status Over Concerns We Make People Feel 'Unsafe'.  The student senate at Santa Clara University has voted against giving official status to the school's chapter of Turning Point USA after concerns were raised that approving the pro-capitalism group would be "against [the students'] humanity."  According to the minutes from the meeting, sophomore senator Alex Perlman said he believed that "the benefits [of] being part of this organization" were "outweighed by the amount of people who feel uncomfortable with people being part of this charter organization."  Multicultural Center Director Issac Nieblas said that "the organization ... is against our ideals as a Jesuit philosophy and against our humanity and senators need to think about that before voting."  Several attendees expressed concerns that some other schools' chapters of the group had invited alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to their campuses.  And TPUSA petitioner Caleb Alleva told the Daily Caller that the general idea behind the opposition was that having the group on campus would make people feel "unsafe."

Student government rejects pro-capitalism club, says it's 'against humanity' to allow it.  Santa Clara University's student government recently voted to deny a pro-capitalism campus club official recognition, citing the possibility that the group may invite conservative speakers, and that allowing it would be a stand against "humanity."  Santa Clara University's student senate voted 16-10 on Feb. 2 to deny the conservative club Turning Point USA official status.  That decision severely hampers the group's ability to spread its free market message on campus, as the group cannot use campus funds to invite speakers without official recognition, and must recruit a staff member to book space for its activities.

Berkeley's Shame.  On the University of California's oldest campus, named for one of the most important philosophers of the 18th century (Schopenhauer thought so, anyway), B