Malkin on Common Core – Part III

March 1, 2013 0 Comments

You don’t want to miss a word of Michelle Malkin’s, just released, third article on the Common Core! It is entitled “Rotten to the Core – The growing grassroots  revolt against Common Core,” and starts out with a bang.

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So why on earth are Lone Star State students being instructed to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists “freedom fighters,” and treat the Boston Tea Party participants as “terrorists”?
Here’s the dirty little secret: Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers, and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in our nation’s public schools.
That’s because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook market remains unchallenged after half a century. He who controls the textbooks, teaching guides, and tests controls the academic agenda.
That is how the propagandistic outfitting of students in Islamic garb came to pass in the unlikely setting of the conservative Lumberton, Texas, school district. As Fox News reporter Todd Starnes noted this week, a 32-year veteran teacher at the high school led a world-geography lesson on Islam in which hijab-wrapped students were forbidden to use the words “suicide bomber” and “terrorist” to describe Muslim mass murderers, in favor of the term “freedom fighter.”

Be sure and notice the mention she gives to Indiana’s pushback to Common Core:

Grassroots activists in Indiana, Alabama, Utah, and nearly a dozen other states are now educating themselves and their state legislatures about the centralized-education racket, whether it’s under the guise of Common Core or any other name. Last week, in response to a passionate parent-driven protest, the Indiana state Senate passed legislation to halt the implementation of Common Core.


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