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Prof Calls for a Commission to Promote American Exceptionalism in College and High School

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

Dr. Peter Wood, President of The National Association of Scholars, a conservative think tank that believes America is a truly exceptional country. Dr. Wood also believes that most colleges today teach, or indoctrinate  the exact opposite. I spoke with Dr. Wood this morning about ways to fight colleges that want to replace traditional ideas about American Exceptionalism with their own hard left notions.

According to Dr. Wood:

“College produces people who think that the great lesson they’ve learned is that Western civilization is rotten to the core, that America is an experiment in hypocrisy and that the only thing we can do is overturn what our forefathers have handed down to us.”

“American higher education took the news of Trump’s election quite badly. As colleges appear to be the home base of the Trump “resistance” movement, students are demonstrating their utter ignorance that the Electoral College is the system Americans use to select a president.”

Dr. Wood is recommending President Donald Trump establish a blue-ribbon commission on American exceptionalism with historians, entrepreneurs and experts to counter the left’s cancerous narrative that America is irredeemably flawed. Dr. Wood believes that irrevocable harm and totalitarian thinking is the result of today’s university limits on freedom of expression and toleration of one hard left point of view to the exclusion of all others.

Dr. Wood believes that the graduating millennials, believing that our Constitutional Republic stands in the way of their dreams of one world government and thought control, might well become America’s future leaders. Dr. Wood believes that if current hard left educational indoctrination trends in K-12 as well as higher education are not reversed, our Constitutional form of government could cease to exist.

 

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Can Colleges Still Train Up America’s Future Leaders?

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

America is a divided nation unlike any time in her past save the Civil war. Donald J. Trump is now president of the United States because 62 Million Americans voted for him. Yet President Trump, his ideas and the ideas of half of the national are unwelcome on college campuses. President Trump and his voters believe that our police keep Americans safe. The Black Lives Matter crowd believes that President Trump, all white Americans and specifically the police are racist. That point of view is prevalent on college campuses. Not only is that point of view prevalent, but anyone who disagrees with that point of view is subject to potential violence. How can students and their college administration enablers who believe ONE point of view-theirs-become leaders in a free society?

 

Heather MacDonald, a distinguished researcher and columnist was mobbed at her most recent event where she went to discuss the quaint notion that cops are not racist:

 

As Manhattan Institute scholar and “The War on Cops” author Heather MacDonald recounted in City Journal, she became “the target of such silencing tactics two days in a row last week” at Claremont McKenna College and UCLA. Baying protesters chanted, “We are here to shut down the f—ing fascist” and “From Oakland to Greece, f— the police.” She was forced to livestream her talk from an empty room while agitators pounded on the windows outside. Then she was whisked away in an unmarked Claremont Police Department van.

Here are few other examples of student intolerance that occurred within the past week:

At Wichita State University, the student government voted to refuse official recognition of the libertarian Young Americans for Liberty group because it supports the First Amendment. Since other chapters of the group across the country have invited controversial conservative speakers to their campuses, the Kansas safe-spacers argued, it would be “dangerous” to allow them to operate in Kansas.

And at Duquesne University, students have now declared that welcoming a Chick-fil-A on campus would put their “safe place” at “risk” because the founders of the fast-food company defended traditional marriage.

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.”

 

According to columnist Walter Williams:

“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.

A study by my George Mason University colleague Daniel B. Klein, along with Charlotta Stern, titled “Professors and Their Politics: The Policy Views of Social Scientists” (http://tinyurl.com/qxne3db), concluded: “The academic social sciences are pretty much a one-party system. Were the Democratic tent broad, the one-party system might have intellectual diversity. But the data show almost no diversity of opinion among the Democratic professors when it comes to the regulatory, redistributive state: they like it. Especially when it comes to the minimum wage, workplace-safety regulation, pharmaceutical regulation, environmental regulation, discrimination regulation, gun control, income redistribution, and public schooling.”

The likelihood that great leaders can be trained up in colleges where only one point of view is tolerated and all others are suppressed, is next to nil. Parents, look for the few remaining universities that will broaden your child’s mind, not shrink it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Book: “Challenge of Dawa” A Threat Greater Than Islamic Terror

DAWA

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

The columns have frequently reported on the danger of Islamic infiltration of American institutions. Law enforcement, government and more importantly education have fallen victim to the deceptions of Dawa. An apostate Muslim, Hirsi Ali has written an important book on the dangers of Dawa entitled “The Challenge of Dawa.”

The author was interviewed in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal on the subject of Dawa:

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, born in Somalia in 1969, is Islam’s most eloquent apostate. She has just published a slim book that seeks to add a new four-letter word—dawa—to the West’s vocabulary. It describes the ceaseless, world-wide ideological campaign waged by Islamists as a complement to jihad. It is, she says, the greatest threat facing the West and “could well bring about the end of the European Union as we know it.” America is far from immune, and her book, “The Challenge of Dawa,” is an explicit attempt to persuade the Trump administration to adopt “a comprehensive anti-dawa strategy before it is too late…….

 

“Dawa, Ms. Hirsi Ali explains, is “conducted right under our noses in Europe, and in America. It aims to convert non-Muslims to political Islam and also to push existing Muslims in a more extreme direction.” The ultimate goal is “to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with Shariah.” It is a “never-ending process,” she says, and then checks herself: “It ends when an Islamic utopia is achieved. Shariah everywhere!……

Ms. Hirsi Ali contends that the West has made a colossal mistake by its obsession with “terror” in the years since 9/11. “In focusing only on acts of violence,” she says, “we’ve ignored the Islamist ideology underlying those acts. By not fighting a war of ideas against political Islam—or ‘Islamism’—and against those who spread that ideology in our midst, we’ve committed a blunder………

Islam the religion, in Ms. Hirsi Ali’s view, is a Trojan horse that conceals Islamism the political movement. Since dawa is, ostensibly, a religious missionary activity, its proponents “enjoy a much greater protection by the law in free societies than Marxists or fascists did in the past.” Ms. Hirsi Ali is not afraid to call these groups out. Her book names five including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which asserts—and in turn receives in the mainstream media—the status of a moderate Muslim organization. But groups like CAIR, Ms. Hirsi Ali says, “take advantage of the focus on ‘inclusiveness’ by progressive political bodies in democratic societies, and then force these societies to bow to Islamist demands in the name of peaceful coexistence….”

CAIR has been particularly successful in penetrating the public schools and textbook publishers with false accounts of Christianity and claims that Islam grew peacefully not by the sword as the historical facts demonstrate. The Boca Raton based Citizens for National Security has published a report detailing 25 Islam-biased history and political science textbooks in the state of Florida alone. CAIR flies under the banner of multi-culturalism and tolerance to go into schools and not only promote Islam, but also proselytize Islam by teaching the Koran and brining students on field trips to Mosques where they are told to pray and recite the shahada.

 

A former Marine John Kevin Wood a committed Christian and the Thomas More Law Center is suing his Maryland school district because they are forcing his daughter to learn the Five Pillars of Islam and recite the Shahada: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.”

Imagine the public  outcry if school administrators demanded non-Christian students to go to Church and sing Sacred Hymns. But credulous school administrators are trained to sit up, roll over, and fetch every time the magic words “diversity and multi-culturalism are uttered.

 

 

 

 

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$26 Billion Federal Funds for Colleges with No Free Speech!

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

Ivy League colleges have received more than $26 Billion in Federal funds over the past six years according to a new report by Open The Books. Open the Books’ website says this:

VISION: “Every Dime. Online. In Real Time.”

MISSION: Capture and post online all disclosed spending at every level of government- federal, state and local government across America. We’ve successfully captured over 3 billion public expenditures. We are rapidly expanding data in all 50 states down to the municipal level. Our goal is to map an additional 1 billion government spending transactions during 2016. It’s your money and you deserve to see where every dime is spent by your government.”

 

According to Fox Business News reporter Gerri Willis, the taxpayer money given to the Ivies is more that given to 16 states. Yet many if not most of these school have clamped down on free speech. Speech codes, safes zones, micro aggressions and the like favor leftist faculty and students to the detriment of conservative thought and action. Many other taxpayer funded $ billions are given to all sorts of colleges that deny free speech. At these colleges, students who disagree with fart left positions will be flunked and conservative professors cannot expect to attain tenured positions.

 

In the meantime, veterans who wish to use their benefits to attend college are forced to hear their own service and uniforms attacked by leftist professors. According to John Warren, writing in Town Hall:

 

“While the states primarily support general operations of public institutions, Uncle Sam provides assistance at public and private schools in the form of student Pell grants, research grants, and benefits to others. The latter category includes $12.2 billion in federal veterans’ educational benefits, and therein lies the rub.

Veterans may only attend colleges and universities that accept federal funding. They can attend schools like Rutgers, which denied Condi Rice the right to speak in May 2014; they can go to DePaul and Berkeley, which kept Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking in May 2016, and February 2017, respectively; they can go to all the schools that silenced Ben Shapiro throughout 2016; veterans can attend NYU, which prevented Gavin McInnes from appearing in February 2017. And Kellogg Community College—which also accepts federal money—would welcome veterans even though authorities there arrested students for handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution. And then, there’s Middlebury College, which forced the eminent Charles Murray from campus in March 2017. Middlebury gladly accepts federal funding, too, but appears to care little for the rights of those attending there.

 

Campus cries against the evils of war and environmental pollution have been honored traditions for as long as most of us can remember. Vilifying and bullying those with disfavored political or religious views by students and faculty alike are something else. It is organized fascism funded by the American taxpayer…..

 

The ongoing hypocrisy comes into sharp focus when we must endure the selective piety progressives employ regarding so-called Sanctuary campuses for illegal immigrants and the whole LGBTQ imbroglio. According to a recent Inside Higher Ed piece advocating limited cooperation with federal immigration officials, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Oberlin College in Ohio, to name two, sought administration guarantees to preclude release of student immigration status to federal officials. Jessica Vaughan, an executive at the Center for Immigration Studies—a group seeking limits on immigration—cut through the noise this way: “…universities…get a lot of money from the federal government, and if they are obstructing federal law, then they should not have access to federal funding potentially.”

 

The very point of higher education is to be a place where all kinds of ideas can be explored not restricted. It is long past time for the Federal Government to say “no” to colleges that say no to free speech.

 

 

 

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Prof Who Called Trump a Terrorist Gets Teacher of the Year Award

Prof. Olga Perez Stable Cox

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

A college professor at Orange Coast College, Olga Perez Stable Cox, was taped by a student when she claimed that the election of Donald Trump as “an act of terrorism.” The student was initially suspended by the administration, before backing down from their demands due to public pressure. Now however, she has been named by Orange Coast College “Faculty Member of the Year.”

Professor Cox has had a history of threatening and trying to intimidate students who are Trump supporters. These columns reported earlier:

Professor Cox  further threatened any student who supported Trump according to students who secretly taped Cox’ rant and subsequent threats.

 

Students Tanner Webb and Noah Faerber have told both CBS News and the Orange County Register what they witnessed that day in class.

“She was saying dehumanizing things about Trump supporters … and nobody felt like they could stand up. Me, in fear of my grade. And then she said, ‘I bet none of you will stand up because you’re embarrassed for yourselves. The rest of the class should look out for them and know who to protect themselves from,’” Webb told CBS News.

“She tried to get everyone who voted for Donald Trump to stand up and show the rest of the class who to watch out for and protect yourself from,” Webb told the Register.

Faerber corroborated Webb’s account to both publications.

 

Rob Schneiderman, president of the Coast Federation of Educators AFT 1911, did not deny to the Orange County Register that Cox asked Trump supporters to stand. He told the paper: “Cox told the class some people would be happy with the election results, and a student stood up in approval. She then invited others to stand up and show their support if they wished.”

The new details regarding the situation came at the same time as a large protest took place on campus Monday afternoon with students there to support the person who recorded the video and to denounce Cox’s comments, and students there to defend the embattled professor’s academic freedom.

The video shows the professor saying in part: “… white supremacist and a vice president that is one of the most anti-gay humans in this country. And so we are in for a difficult time but again I do believe that we can get past that. Our nation is divided, we have been assaulted, it’s an act of terrorism. One of the most frightening things for me and most people in my life is that the people creating the assault are among us.”

 

 

Cox was initially reported as refusing the “Faculty Member of the Year” award last week, but the school said that the initial reporting was wrong because the school had misinterpreted Cox’s response. She, in fact, did accept the award. The question is: Why does a Professor that only allows one point of view-hers-in the classroom get an award?

 

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Say Gender Determined by DNA Not Choice

Paul McHugh Johns Hopkins University

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

Former Governor Mike Huckabee writes to a former school teacher in response to her concern to the now trendy idea that humans can determine their own gender or are born with gay or transgender traits. Gov. Huckabee cites a recent report by 2 Johns Hopkins psychiatrists  In a recent major study titled “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences,” researchers from Johns Hopkins found that there is virtually no scientific evidence that people are born gay or transgender.

In response, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the most powerful lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group in the country, labelled the report an “attack on LGBT communities” and threatened to penalize Johns Hopkins University if it does not distance itself from the study.

 

Here is a perfect example of agenda-driven politics by the LGBT community trying to denounce science. The HRC is playing the role of legendary King Canute who ordered the oceans to recede. There is no evidence that the ocean obeyed His Royal Highness. And the HRC offers no scientific evidence for their view other than they hate the report and want it suppressed.

Bonnie ,

Two highly-credentialed Johns Hopkins researchers, Paul McHugh and Lawrence Mayer, released a report arguing that there is no reliable scientific evidence supporting the currently fashionable claims that sexual orientation and gender dysphoria are caused by natural traits and innate behavior. In response, the director of LGBTI Research at Vanderbilt University released a letter signed by about 600 scholars, denouncing the report for not being published in a peer-reviewed journal and claiming that its “conclusions do not reflect current scientific or medical consensus about sexual orientation or gender identity…”

McHugh responded that it’s very hard to respond to the letter because it lists no specific objections, other than that the report, like many medical articles, wasn’t published in a peer-reviewed journal, and that they “just don’t like us” and want to “silence us.” He added, “I am disappointed that 600 people don’t like me. But I would like them to explain what exactly in that article we got wrong and where the information is that we should have put in. We are not against anybody. We are a group of doctors talking about the treatment of patients.”

I’m hardly an expert in gender research, but this letter does point up one of the growing problems with scientific research in general: There are several areas of science that have become tainted by politics, such as climate research and gender identity. It’s the very essence of the scientific method that the orthodoxy be challenged, but certain subjects are being declared off-limits to questioning. Citing the lack of publishing in peer-reviewed journals as a disqualifier is itself misleading, if the editors of those journals refuse to publish anything that questions the conventional wisdom, no matter how well-researched. Likewise, people who declare, “The science is settled,” are tacitly admitting they know nothing about science. “Settled science” is getting unsettled all the time, as we learn that things we once believed about everything from space to nutrition to fetal development were not accurate. Citing “consensus” also reveals an ignorance of the scientific method. Scientific facts aren’t determined by popular vote. If a million scientists believe something, and one dissenter is able to prove them wrong, then he’s right and the million others are wrong.

For the record, I’m not taking sides on this battle. For all I know, McHugh and Mayer may be wrong. But if you really have 600 qualified scientists who agree that they are wrong, then they should be able to explain why. Simply saying, “Look at how long this list of names that disagrees is!” is not a scientific refutation.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Once again Freedom of Speech is threatened by campus bullies who are trying to suppress any ideas they do not personally like.

 

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Churchill & Kilmeade Books on The Historic Danger of Islam

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

Although radical violent Islam is resurgent in the 21st Century it has been in existence for hundreds of years. Three fascinating books, The River War and The Malakand Field Force by Winston Churchill written 120 years ago, and Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade should be in anyone’s library that wants to understand the subject. The books can be ordered by clicking on the title links

 

Churchill diagnosed the dangers of radical Islam.

In September 1898, the 23-year-old Churchill was one of the officers leading the 21st Lancers cavalry charge that secured a British victory over 19th century Islamic terrorists at the Battle of Omdurman in Sudan.

Some 13 years earlier Muhammad Ahmad, “the Mahdi of Allah,” had established the first modern Islamic caliphate governed by sharia law when he beheaded British General George Gordon after his dervish jihadi army captured Khartoum. Only superior British military power stopped Ahmad’s successor, Ibn Muhammad, from spreading the caliphate throughout Africa, and elsewhere.

The River War, Churchill’s account of the British retaking of Sudan, published in 1899, Churchill noted the threat to Western Civilization radical Islam poses:

“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science—the science against which it had vainly struggled—the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

(emphasis added)

Islam, Churchill wrote, “is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog.”

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedanism law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property–either as a child, a wife, or a concubine — must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Writing earlier in the River War, the conduct of the Mahdi who led this modern caliphate was beneath contempt, in Churchill’s view:

“After the fall of Khartoum and the retreat of the British armies the Mahdi became the absolute master of the Soudan. Whatever pleasures he desired he could command, and, following the example of the founder of the Mohammedan faith, he indulged in what would seem to Western minds gross excesses. He established an extensive harem for his own peculiar use, and immured therein the fairest captives of the war.

In his first book, a description of British battles in Afghanistan, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, an Episode of Frontier War, published a year earlier in 1898, Churchill explained how local tribesmen were mesmerized by the call of Islam:

 

“The Mullah will raise his voice and remind them of other days when the sons of the prophet drove the infidel from the plains of India, and ruled at Delhi, as wide an Empire as the Kafir holds to-day: when the true religion strode proudly through the earth and scorned to lie hidden and neglected among the hills: when mighty princes ruled in Bagdad, and all men knew that there was one God, and Mahomet was His prophet. And the young men hearing these things will grip their Martinis, and pray to Allah, that one day He will bring some Sahib (prince) – best prize of all – across their line of sight at seven hundred yards so that, at least, they may strike a blow for insulted and threatened Islam.

Churchill compared Islam unfavorably to Christianity:

 

Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccination. But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.

In the same book, Churchill also offered this on Islam:

 

That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword—the tenets and principles of which are instinct with incentives to slaughter and which in three continents has produced fighting breeds of men—stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism. The love of plunder, always a characteristic of hill tribes, is fostered by the spectacle of opulence and luxury which, to their eyes, the cities and plains of the south display. A code of honour not less punctilious that that of old Spain is supported by vendettas as implacable as those of Corsica.”

Brian Kilmeade known to many as co-host of Fox & Friends and host of his radio talk show has written a fascinating history of Thomas Jefferson’s response to the Muslim Barbary Pirates attacks on United Sates shipping and the capture of the frigate USS Philadelphia. The Muslim’s felt that Christians were fair game for their piracy and depredations. President Jefferson had enough.

 

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt, with its economy and dignity under attack. Pirates from North Africa’s Barbary Coast routinely captured American merchant ships and held the sailors as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

For fifteen years, America had tried to work with the four Muslim powers (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco) driving the piracy, but negotiation proved impossible. Realizing it was time to stand up to the intimidation, Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli—launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s journey toward future superpower status.

Few today remember these men and other heroes who inspired the Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates recaptures this forgotten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.

 

These wonderful books make great gifts for young people, but read them yourself first!

 

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Obama School Diktat Endangers Students

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

The former Obama Administration believes that America is a racist nation and that all racial disparity in America occurs as a result of white racism. Black arrests by police: “Racism!” Few blacks in white wealth neighborhoods: “Racism!” Black suspensions higher than white suspensions: “Racism!” As a result of the leftist world view and resulting Obama decree forbidding suspension of black students, schools are becoming more dangerous for all children. Blacks had been suspended at higher rates than whites for matters of discipline. The Obama administration believed that suspensions should cease for blacks because the suspensions were based on racism, not justifiable discipline. Therefore the Obama Administration ordered school to stop suspending black troublemakers. The result, predictably made schools far more dangerous. According to Jason Riley writing in the Wall Street Journal:

 

 

“In 2012 the Obama Education Department released a national study showing that black students are suspended from school at a higher rate than whites, and the findings fueled a predictable debate over whether school discipline policies are racist. Two years later, the department sent a letter to school districts warning them to do something about the disparity—in effect, to stop suspending so many disruptive black students or risk becoming the subject of a federal civil-rights investigation—and the results have been just as predictable.

The title alone of a new report on the fallout, “School Discipline Reform and Disorder,” might tell you all you need to know. The author, Max Eden of the Manhattan Institute, notes that 27 states and more than 50 of the country’s largest school districts have moved to reduce suspensions in recent years, often to the dismay of those on the front lines. A Chicago teacher said her school became “lawless” after the new discipline policy was implemented. A teacher in Oklahoma City said “we were told that referrals would not require suspension unless there was blood.” A Buffalo teacher who was kicked in the head by a student said his charges are well aware of the new policy. “The kids walk around and say ‘We can’t get suspended—we don’t care what you say.’ ”

Following the implementation of these reforms, school suspensions in New York fell by nearly 50%, but survey data of students, teachers and parents show that the learning climate in many schools has suffered. Moreover, the effects of the new policies haven’t been evenly distributed, especially under the current mayor, writes Mr. Eden. “Under de Blasio’s discipline reform, of schools that serve 90+% minority students, nearly 60% saw a deterioration in mutual student respect, about 50% saw a deterioration in student-reported physical fighting, more than 40% saw a deterioration in teacher-reported order and discipline, and nearly 40% saw an increase in student-reported drug and alcohol use and gang activity.” Overall, fighting, gang activity and drug use worsened at three times as many schools as saw an improvement.

The Trump Administration needs to reverse this dangerous policy and make American schools safe again.

 

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NY School Compares President Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

The left famously says everyone with whom they disagree is like Hitler. Conservatives are Nazis, they behave like the Gestapo, they are fascists like Mussolini. Now according to Fox commentator Todd Starnes, Saratoga Springs High School is indoctrinating students with the view that Trump is like Hitler and Mussolini:

“A tenth grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School led a discussion on the rise of fascism during World War Two by referencing President Trump.

‘“It’s total indoctrination,’ said Melissa, the parent who contacted me. She asked that I not use her last name. ‘It’s not their place to indoctrinate our children. It’s their job to teach the facts. Healthy debate is one thing but this definitely crossed the line.’

“The entire lesson plan was posted on the school district’s website. But once I started poking around and asking questions, the lesson was hidden behind a password protected wall.

“’Trump has absolutely no relation to World War Two. There’s no reason why he should be included with Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler,’ the mom said. They are trying to link him to the leaders of that time. That crosses a line.’

Another graphics listed “early warning signs of fascism”:

  • Nationalism
  • Obession with national security
  • Religion and government intertwined
  • Rampant sexism
  • Fraudulent elections
  • Obsession with crime and punishment

“The fact they posted this on the school’s website shows just how brazen these teachers are,” another concerned parent told me.

“Liberal teachers need to be reminded it’s not okay to use their platform to push their agenda on our kids,” the parent added.

Supt. Mike Piccirillo defended the lesson – telling me that “teaching about fascism as a political movement in the context of World War II is part of the curriculum.”

So how does President Trump factor into World War Two?

“The cartoons you referenced were used as examples to introduce a student debate regarding how some media may be portraying our government as exhibiting the early signs of fascism,” he said.

The question posed to students was “do you believe this is fair and/or accurate?”

So at some point did the teacher explain to the classroom that such comparisons were not only unfair but also grossly inaccurate?

The superintendent did not answer that question.

“These teachers are really pushing a liberal agenda on the kids,” one of the moms told me.”

What the left, including many in the educational establishment, fail to grasp is that the translation of Nazi is National Socialism. Many on the left who are, in fact socialist cannot face the truth that Hitler and Mussolini were both socialists who believed in an all-powerful top down government. What the left fail to understand is that Hitler did not believe in the God of the Bible, but instead wanted to force Christianity to conform to Nazi principles. Hitler demanded that the army take a personal oath to him. Last but not least, Hitler murdered millions of Jews as well as million more as a result of this aggressive wars. Can rational human being demonstrate how Trump is like Hitler? Trumps son-in-law is Jewish for pete’s sake.

One more thought about leftist indoctrination: Josef Goebels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda was a practitioner of what came to be called “The Big Lie.” Now as then, we look to the Left for The Big Lie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florida Citizens Alliance New Objectionable Materials Report

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

The Florida Citizens Alliance (FCA)has been in the forefront of combatting Common Core and objectionable materials that plague the classroom like an unstoppable virus. FCA have issued a new report that every family should read titled the Florida Curriculum Assessment. The 11 page report describes six categories of objectionable materials:

 

  • English Language Arts
  • Pornography
  • Reconstructed History and
  • Advanced Placement US History (APUSH)
  • Religious Indoctrination
  • Political Indoctrination
  • Common Core Math Methodologies

Rep. Lee is sponsoring HB 989 that will require all county school districts to make materials available for families to review. The bill in being considered in this current legislative session and just in time because there are some materials in place that should not be in schools. Here are just a few quotes:

 

English Language Arts:

 

“English 3 :Florida Collections– by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt Published-2013, is a collection of short stories. The overwhelming content of these types of stories and victimization, racism and bigotry are not teaching our children to be good citizens, but victims of an oppressive culture and with moral values that “anything goes”.

Pornography

 

These materials are available beginning with 6th graders:

 

“One Example: Title: Beautiful Bastard, Author: Christina Lauren

“He leaned close enough to bite my shoulder, whispering, ‘You fucking tease.” Unable to get close enough, I quickened my pace on his zipper, shoving his pants and his boxers to the floor. I gave his cock a hard squeeze, feeling him pulse against my palm. He forced my skirt up my thighs and pushed me back on the conference table. Before I could utter a single word, he took hold of my ankles, grabbed his cock, and took a step forward, thrusting deep inside me. I couldn’t even be horrified by the loud moan I let out – he felt better than anything. ‘What’s that?’ he hissed through his clenched teeth, his hips slapping against my thighs, driving him deep inside. ‘Never been fucked like this before, have you? You wouldn’t be such a tease if you were being properly fucked.”

Revisionist History

 

“Modern World History, 9th Grade Teacher Edition Year: 2013

Author: Holt McDougal Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The most objectionable portions of the book were the sections on the American Revolution and Founding Principles. In the discussion of the Articles of Confederation, the commentary distorts the extensive back and forth between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists
-no mention of the 13 colonies declaring their independence as 13 independent Nation States, each with powers of the other nations states of Britain, France, etc.

-no mention of the US Constitution being a legal document that created the federal government
-No mention that the federal government was a product of this legal compact and not a signer or ratifier of the compact. -No mention that this legal compact delegated only 18 well-defined and very limited powers in Article 1, sec 8
– Minimal mention of the extensive debates that led to the Bill of Rights and particularly why we have a 9th and 10thamendment.
– Grossly miss-represented the Federalist position/Stating  “colonial leaders eventually recognized the need for a strong national government” –Not true- our Constitution was carefully crafted to limit federal government powers!”

The full report can be obtained by going to The Florida Citizens Alliance:

Oct. 2016 Objectionable Materials Curriculum Report updated

 

 

 

 

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