Question: Could it be true that today’s educators are using our home grown communist terrorist’s “teaching” methods in our schools that consist of communist tactics of brainwashing and disinformation, similar to what had been exposed decades earlier in Communist Party defector Louis Budenz’s book, “The Techniques of Communism”?
This shocking report provides us with the eye-opening answer to this question-You Decide:
Indoctrination without Apology: Social Studies Teachers Share Strategies on How to Mold Students–Posted on America’s Survival, Inc.-By Mary Grabar:
This is the Introduction from this report written by Cliff Kincaid, President of America’s Survival, Inc.:
By Cliff Kincaid
America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI) held a “Communism in the Classroom” conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on August 20, 2009. Professor Mary Grabar was a featured speaker, analyzing the activities of University of Illinois Professor Bill Ayers, a former leader of the communist terrorist group, the Weather Underground. Bill Ayers and President Barack Obama were political associates and worked on educational issues together when Obama was an Illinois state senator.
In his best-selling book, Dreams from My Father, Obama said that when he went to college he picked Marxist professors and others as friends in order to avoid being perceived as a “sellout.” On page 100 of the book, he declared, “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully….The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets.”
Grabar’s ASI report, The Extreme Make-Over of William Ayers: How a Communist Terrorist Became a “Distinguished” Professor of Education, proves that Ayers is an educational fraud and that his “teaching” methods consist of communist tactics of brainwashing and disinformation, similar to what had been exposed decades earlier in Communist Party defector Louis Budenz’s book, The Techniques of Communism. This report and other material on corruption in education can be found at our web site www.usasurvival.org
Grabar turns her attention in this report to the powerful National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), which says it represents K-12 classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, social studies supervisors, and leaders in the various disciplines that constitute the social studies. Obama’s sister, “peace educator” Maya Soetoro-Ng, was supposed to be a speaker at this conference but has been rescheduled for 2010. Her official bio says that, “From 2007 to 2008, Maya Soetoro-Ng was an avid campaigner for her brother, President Barack Obama, for whom she worked on outreach to teachers, women, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Americans. Part of her campaign work involved visiting schools and discussing Obama’s education platform. She has a long and rich background in global and multicultural education.” It can safely be said that she believes in education for a purpose.
That is the same mission of the NCSS.
Despite the failure of Soetoro-Ng to appear, Grabar found much at the NCSS to investigate and analyze. Her shocking analysis finds that this educational association operates on the following assumptions:
- That the use of Euro-thinking, i.e., linear and logical methods, be avoided in favor of other methods associated with Native American traditions.
- That students eschew contemplative activities for group work, puppets, songs, and quick responses to emotional prompts.
- That students be groomed to become “global citizens” committed to “social justice.”
- That students eschew writing for multimedia “doing” projects.
- That students practice good citizenship by taking on community projects and community service.
- That students be exposed to Islam as a positive alternative to the Judeo-Christian traditions.
- That students gain an understanding of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues.
- That students gain sympathy for illegal aliens.
- That students be used to promote political issues, i.e., for D.C. statehood at the behest of its “shadow senator.”
- That liberal-left National Public Radio should provide curricula and teachers to the classroom.
- That government agencies should have a presence in the classroom and recruit children to do their bidding, like bugging parents to fill out Census forms.
- That in discussing World War II attention should be focused on victims of the Nazis, but not of communist regimes.
We have found fresh evidence of how the schools are being used for political indoctrination. Pamela Geller’s blog Atlas Shrugs revealed that an Ohio school teacher was handing out “Organizing for America” internship forms to recruit students to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda…” Organizing for America is the successor to Obama for America.
She reported, “Chuck, a reader of my website AtlasShrugs.com, has a daughter in the eleventh grade in a public high school, Perry Local in Massillon, Ohio. The teacher in her government class passed out a propaganda recruiting paper — headed with Obama’s distinctive ‘O’ logo — asking students to sign up as interns for Organizing for America… The form carries a recommended reading list, including Rules for Radicals by the notorious hard left community organizer and Obama mentor Saul Alinsky; two Huffington Post articles by Zack Exley, ‘The New Organizers’ and ‘Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle.’ The first of those, published in October 2008, enthuses about ‘an insurgent generation of organizers’ inside the Obama campaign that has, “almost without anyone noticing … built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people’s organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level.”
Mary Grabar’s report about social studies teachers makes it clear that this is not an isolated example. The Ohio case is simply more overtly partisan than most.
Grabar was born in Slovenia and escaped communist Yugoslavia as a two-year-old with her parents. She grew up in Rochester, New York, and moved to Atlanta in the 1980s. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2002, and now teaches part-time on two campuses in and near Atlanta. She writes for such publications as The Weekly Standard, Pajamas Media, Minding the Campus (Manhattan Institute), Clarion Call (The John William Pope Center for Higher Education), CNS News, The American Spectator, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Big Government, and Townhall. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Saint Ann’s Review, The Pedestal, Ballyhoo Stories, and other journals. She is a contributing editor to the Chattahoochee Review and has completed two novel manuscripts, one a satire about the sexual revolution and higher education, and another, a semiautobiographical literary mystery involving immigrants from communist countries.”
Note: Cliff Kincaid, President of America’s Suvival, Inc. http://www.usasurvival.org revealed that the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran an editorial praising the Mary Grabar report on indoctrination in the schools.
Here’s what the paper says: A new shocking report on social studies “professionals” using classrooms as leftist indoctrination centers should prompt parents and taxpayers to reassert local control over public education. Mary Grabar, writing for America’s Survival Inc., recounts what she witnessed at the National Council for the Social Studies’ 2009 annual meeting. Ms. Grabar—whose parents escaped communist Yugoslavia when she was 2, holds a doctorate in English and teaches part-time—found only negative views of the U.S. and the West.
Patriotism was absent from sessions and speeches urging that students:
- Become “global citizens” committed to “social justice”
- Sympathize with illegal aliens
- Do the bidding of such government agencies as the U.S. Census Bureau and such liberal outlets as National Public Radio Work in groups, play with puppets, sing songs and do multimedia projects instead of thinking and writing.
That’s just the tip of this iceberg listing hard to the left. The public must scan schools’ curricular horizons and demand course corrections for “education” that properly should be called socialist studies.
In light of what Mary Grabar has uncovered about the political agenda of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), parents must take the information in this report, carefully analyze what their children are being taught in the schools, and then take their findings to school teachers, principals, and school boards.”
Note: The above report relates to and/or supports my blog posts-You Decide:
The Strange Case of Kevin Jennings!
Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection!
Ongoing Concerns With This President and His Administration!
Where Is America Today?
The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!
Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!
Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!
A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:
“Food For Thought”
“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”