Does anyone doubt the fact that our government utilizes its vast nationwide network of public schools to indoctrinate children by teaching them what it wants them to think?
I’ve said this dozens of times on these pages: Public schools should be teaching the kids how to think, not what to think. But teachers and administrators – government agents – think they have a perfect right to impose their personal values – including politics -- upon the captive students in their classrooms. That constitutes indoctrination which violates the First Amendment. It violates the students’ civil rights.
Teachers in San Francisco’s public schools, for example, are offering a classroom lesson plan directed at more than 57,000 students in the district, and supported by administrators that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base…Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base," says the lesson plan.
“Educators are entrusted to create lessons that reflect the California standards, support students’ social and emotional well-being and foster inclusive and safe school communities,” explained one administrator. San Francisco schools serve diverse populations and teachers are encouraged to include multiple perspectives in lessons, she said.
Apparently this administrator believes that teachers should be encouraged to create politically oriented classroom lesson plans which flagrantly lie to children.
Naturally, the other side of the political spectrum doesn’t agree. “It’s inappropriate on every level,” declared a Republican National Committee spokeswoman from California. It constitutes “inappropriate propaganda that unfairly demonizes not only the campaign that Donald Trump, the winner, ran, but also all of the people who voted for him.”
How do you suppose Democrats would react to a public school lesson plan teaching students that President Obama is a committed communist who uses his administration to steal property from the rich and re-distributes it to the poor?
The short answer is that public school government agents have no right to teach children political values. It violates the First Amendment and their civil rights. The result is … indoctrination nation.