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Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

Paulus Textor Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 9:05 AM
For more information on the actual, sordid history of the American public school movement, google "The Underground History of American Education," by John Taylor Gatto. You can read it online for free. In very terse summary, the American school system was imported from Prussia (that's northern Germany, for those of you who studied geography in public schools). The Prussian schools were designed--not to turn out highly-educated, competent, independent-thinking people--but barely-educated, obedient soldiers and factory workers. Above all, school was designed to inculcate obedience to political authority. People who were too smart were viewed as dangers to the established order.

Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students 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 government schools.

That's because curriculum is king. The liberal monopoly on the modern textbook/curricular market remains unchallenged after a half-century. He who controls...

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