When I was in school, teachers didn’t appear to be agents of the Democratic National Committee.
But I guess sometime between then and now, someone in government had a different idea.
Back then, we just learned how to read, count, add, multiply, diagram sentences, etc.
These days, public education wants to make sure your kids know a few more things:
- Some boy bunnies’ve got it really, really bad — sexually — for other boy bunnies (here).
- Christmas doesn’t exist (here).
- Cops need to be killed (here).
- America is incredibly racist, and just like the ’50’s, there are only two races: white and non-white. Oh, sorry — that’s white and “people of color.” And the whites stink (here).
- Donald Lucifer Trump deserves no respect and should be kicked out of the White House.
Helpin’ out with that last point is a teacher in Houston, Texas. According to a report, she had 7th graders read 10 student-penned essays and determine which statements could be deduced. One of the ten was titled “Trump Against American Values.”
The essay asserted the President’s policies “have gone against what Americans value most, like freedom of opportunity.”
Additionally, it claimed, “We have witnessed insensitive remarks toward other racial and cultural groups.”
Upon reading the essay, students were given a couple of multiple choice questions.
You ready to take a cool test?
Time to get publicly educated, courtesy of the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District:
Which of the following conclusions would the author most likely agree with?”
A) Donald Trump should not be president.
There were three other options, but who cares about them? Down with The Donald!
Second question, :
The reader can infer that …
A) The United States will impeach Donald Trump.
B) Other Americans are also offended by Donald Trump.
C) Mexican Americans are the major group upset with President Trump.
D) Future generations will have to deal with racism.
Republican state Rep. Briscoe Cain got wind of the assignment. Subsequently, on Tuesday, he slammed the unidentified teacher on Facebook.
“This individual has violated the sacred trust that every parent has with the State of Texas when they send their child into a public school. They have lost the privilege of being in a classroom with Texas children, and forfeit the title of teacher. No teacher should attempt to indoctrinate a child to their ideology, no matter who is in the White House.”
The school district responded in a statement to the Houston Chronicle, claiming it had received death threats:
“We received many calls at the district following the issue of a media release and social media post that told part of the story and did not reflect the fact that the matter had been resolved within the district. Many of those calls were deeply disturbing and threatening in nature. While we all agree that the particular passage should not have been used, the teacher made a simple error in judgement. Like all of us, teachers are human and make mistakes from time to time.”
So it was the teacher’s humanity that caused him to indoctrinate kids into Donald-Trump-should-be-ousted mania?
As per Rep. Briscoe, the incident seems to have been handled:
“I am glad that we had the opportunity to bring this situation to light and encourage civil discourse on this incident. … I know Superintendent (Randal) O’Brien personally, and have seen first-hand how much he cares for students and high ethical standards in education. Some view this incident as a simple mistake, others see it as a betrayal of parents and students. Sunlight is the best remedy to inappropriate behavior in the classroom. The importance of Texans being made aware of such actions is to ensure public accountability to indoctrination in the classroom.”
But how was it handled? Was the teacher disciplined? Fired? The district didn’t say. Moving forward, are universities going to instruct education majors never to inject their own politics into lessons?
Unless and until that happens — and barring a cure for the apparent pandemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome across the aisle — something tells me there’s more to come. Especially since — thanks to the Mueller report (here, here, here, here, and here) — it’s lookin’ like America’s favorite billionaire Commanding-in-Chief will be commanding and chiefing for six more years.
Brace for impact.
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