Since the days of President Wilson and John Dewey, Progressives (née Socialists) have fought to gain control of America’s gatekeepers — academia, the media, entertainment. This struggle didn’t just begin amidst the turmoil of the 60’s with Timothy Leary’s infamous “Turn on, tune in, drop out” mindset. Certainly there were giant leaps for Progressive minds made in that decade. Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society” programs began the wholescale dependence of lower income upon the government.
In the span of one decade, Progressives set the stage for subtle, but unrelenting indoctrination of subsequent generations of young people. Conjoined with LBJ’s Great Society agenda, the Left moved the public away from the Founders’ vision of faith and freedom, and toward an ever-increasing government dependency.
Now, 50 years later, academia in the United States is mostly controlled by the Progressives who have ushered in new textbooks to reaffirm their worldview. The gatekeepers keep a stranglehold on education materials, only approving those texts which reinforce the revisionist history worldview, a worldview that typically demonizes America, the Founders, the early settlers and pioneers.
But there are many in the nation who have not ceded the school room battle to The Left just yet, including Cynthia Dunbar.
Arizona is well oriented to home schooling and other school choice alternatives. The school districts react to the competition and improve the curriculum. Arizona is one of the (less than 10) states with legislation requiring improved civics. I don't have the details but next year at our GOP Legislative District will have discussions on it.
Go Cynthia. We've sat idly by allowing the progressive movement to make these changes and now it's time to truly fight back. It's not enough for us to voice our opinions here. Maybe we need to take to the streets as well. I know that this is a bold step, but I think it's time to put a stop to all this craziness. When the Tea Party first started, I went to that first public meeting in Tucson which was held in a square downtown. I think it's time for another very public meeting.
I agree, get rid of common core!
Hopefully once Common Core is out they classroom will be back to normal teaching History, Math, maybe even some common sense.
Common Core is nothing but a tool... a symptom of a greater problem. The greater problem is TEACHERS and ADMINISTRAORS... they have been completely compromised. Over the past 75yrs Public Education and its Schools and Credentialing has created a bastion for Liberal and Marxist Propaganda.
Our Institutions of higher Education have created a system that promotes and trains new teachers in doctrines of Education that promote liberal and Marxist ideology... they no longer focus on teaching or mastering skill sets required for teaching the basics... reading, writing, History, Science, and Arithmetic. They are more focused on Psychological Indoctrination and social engineering... political correctness.
Until we completely gut the present Public Education System and replace it with the traditional ... classical education... model I would suggest you take your children out of the Public Schools. Place them in a private or parochial school... or home school. Leaving your children in the Public Schools is very dangerous... don't be surprised when they graduate and cannot successfully intergrade into society.
There are many good home schooling systems today... one is ABEKA which follows a Christian curriculum and classical system of education... using a combination of correspondence and on-line educational tools to provide a very good education for a minimal fee. The system is fully ACCREDITED... transcripts and diplomas are awarded... I sent my youngest daughter to ABEKA... I highly recommend there program.
There are several good home schooling curriculums out there - - -
CHRISTIAN LIGHT EDUCATION
Homeschool Curriculum Grades 1-12
In my own personal experience education appeared to head west, into the sunset, with a compass sporting a needle that absolutely refused to point North, even when I was a snot nosed kid in grade school.
Nearly all of history is revisionist, due to the fact that the historian can't help but take sides when there is a choice to make, and there always seems to be choices involved in human activity. History is unreliable due to the unreliability of the subject, humans.
Case in point, Abraham Lincoln. Hero, or villain. Point and counterpoint. And even if one side is ridiculous it doesn't matter. It is taught, and it is believed. The truth becomes a choice for the student to make. Then too, is that, truth, even offered in the choices?
One can be determined to be objective but the resources used to chart that course are generally flawed.
Another example is Jesus Christ. He, along with His Father, invented mankind. Yet when Christ became man, reducing himself so that out of love He allowed Himself to be tortured and slaughtered, paying the death penalty for all of us, only slightly more than 100 people actually believed Him and what He taught.
His History was corrupted beyond recognition in just a few short years after the crucifixion.
And the same cause is at work today, in our society, in our academia, in our classrooms and books, and in the minds of many who teach our youth. It is also prevalent in our families and in our churches.
And, in our government as well. A glaring example is the fact that justice no longer seems to matter to those responsible for guaranteeing it under God, and in accordance with the Constitution.
My view. And I hope I am not misunderstood in giving it.
I hope she suceeds