Under the direction of a known Communist Party operative from Bulgaria dogged by corruption charges, the scandal-plagued United Nations “education” agency released a new report demanding broad changes to school textbooks around the world. It is the latest shot across the bow aimed at parental rights, local control of education, and national sovereignty.
The goal of the “Global Education Monitoring Report” by UNESCO is fairly transparent: accelerate the indoctrination of impressionable children worldwide with propaganda promoting “global citizenship,” the discredited man-made global-warming theory, homosexuality, transgenderism, and outright totalitarianism. And according to the report itself, school textbooks are the best way to do that.
After the United Nations was exposed last year indoctrinating vulnerable Arab children at UN schools to wage jihad on Jews, the scandal-plagued global body is now meddling in the selection of textbooks for students in Connecticut's Norwalk school district. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Students at the world-renowned University of London School of Oriental and African Studies are demanding that white philosophers be eliminated from the course curriculum.
The New York Times correctly noted that the American Dream remains intact, but it's getting ragged around the edges. And the Times fails to address one of the main reasons why.
A taxpayer-funded book about transgenderism is about to be rolled out in schools in the United Kingdom to children as young as seven, provoking significant controversy. The book — Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? — focuses on a 12-year-old who is transitioning from a girl to a boy through drugs. Critics contend the book not only will confuse its young audiences but advocates medical interventions that are harmful.
If “academic freedom” isn’t the last refuge of a scoundrel, it certainly is a contender. And while academics generally defend the “principle” in principle, the reality is that “academic freedom” is a lie. Would we tolerate a professor enthusiastically advocating pedophilia, genocide, or slavery? How about Nazi beliefs? Is there anyone who wouldn’t draw lines, somewhere?
“The white race is the cancer of human history,” insisted writer Susan Sontag in 1967. Since then, anti-white race-hatred has gained enough currency to breed “white-privilege” theory, a college professor expressing a desire for “white genocide,” and “Problem of Whiteness” courses in academia — the latest example being one disgorged by the University of Wisconsin.
A white professor at Drexel University tweeted that his Christmas wish is for a “white genocide.” Despite the backlash, he refuses to apologize and claims that he is being smeared by “violent racists.”
Now, a school district in Texas has banned a Charlie Brown Christmas poster — because it quotes Linus saying what Christmas is all about.
Cal State University at San Marcos hosted its "Whiteness Forum" December 1 to help students navigate the racially-charged climate allegedly intensified by Trump's victory.
While some of Donald Trump’s appointments so far have been celebrated by his supporters, the president-elect's nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has raised serious concerns, even among Trump’s most loyal backers. From concerns about her involvement with pro-Common Core organizations, to growing doubts about whether President-elect Trump's administration intends to follow through on pursuing candidate Trump's call for shutting down the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education, the controversy has only grown in recent days. Trump’s team even claimed in a statement to be pursuing “higher national standards.” DeVos has tried to ease concerns by speaking out against Common Core, and some conservative education leaders have called for giving her a chance. Others have vowed to fight her nomination to the end.