Thursday, March 02, 2006

Competition in Schools

If the U.S. had competition among schools, as John Stossel suggests, then perhaps students could avoid being subjected to things like this.

Update: Michelle Malkin has published a transcript of the tape made by the 16-year-old, Sean Allen. Sean spoke up to disagree with his teacher, who among other things referred to the United States as the "single most violent nation on planet Earth."

My daughter recently walked out on a Michael Moore documentary being shown in her AP Government/Economics class. I suspect this kind of far left indoctrination goes on in our high schools far more often than anyone realizes.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Laura:
We want to know more about the Michael Moore walkout. Do tell. Robin says you need to make sure that gets into the newspaper somehow.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

He's been regularly showing Michael Moore "documentaries" -- we're keeping a list to share with the principal and/or school board once she's out of there with her grades intact -- a couple weeks ago the teacher, admitting he was "pushing the edge of the envelope" showing the program in a high school classroom, showed a Moore program about political contributions which made comparisons with prostitution.

She said the language was so vile and offensive, very X-rated, that she simply got up and walked out of the room for the entire period and studied in the hall. If the teacher noticed, he didn't say anything...I suspect he knows if it were reported he'd be in trouble so if he was aware of the walkout he probably didn't want to make waves.

The only reason we haven't yelled about him until now is that although he's obviously aware she doesn't share his politics or like his attempts at indoctrination, he seems to appreciate the fact that she is engaged and knowledgeable, and has nominated her for a couple of awards. Kids are in a tough spot when they're trying to build a record for college and a teacher like this holds their grades in his control. Which is exactly why they shouldn't be doing what they're doing with the political indoctrination... Not to mention the time they waste when the kids could actually be learning the subject matter.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Wow. I am certain that the school district has a policy on which videos that can be shown in class. Sounds to me that he has certainly violated a policy by the showing of that video. Amazing. This guy obviously has tenure, huh?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yep, he's got tenure. He also teaches part-time at UC Irvine, which is a sea of blue in red Orange County.

The incident with the boy in Colorado has inspired us. I think we're going to speak up sooner rather than later. We've got titles and dates recorded for everything he's shown all year. :)

8:47 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Heh, heh, heh...

Get her a little tape recorder like the kid in Colorado.

I love it. These people have been too bold for too long. Keep us posted.

10:18 PM  

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