College Civics Now Means Leftist Indoctrination and Activism

There’s not enough attention paid to how schools have become socialist propaganda centers to warp children’s and young adults’ minds into leftist mush. Even grade school kids are taught that America is evil and diversity is the highest good. The National Center for Education Statistics informs about the current number of young people subject to K-12 public education: In fall 2016, about 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.4 million will be in prekindergarten through grade 8 and 15.0 million will be in grades 9 through 12. An additional 5.2 million students are expected to attend private elementary and secondary schools (source). The fall 2016 public school enrollment is expected to be slightly higher than the 50.3 million enrolled in fall 2015. Sadly, the civic education many Americans experienced as kids is disappearing. In its place, globalism and its values are being taught. Below, an international flag was created for use in a New York classroom a year ago. Recently, the National Associate of Scholars published a report, Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics, that warned about the “New Civics” which redefines the subject as leftist political activism. That topic was explored recently on Fox News: BRIAN KILMEADE: Our universities and colleges around the country are turning their classrooms into cash registers by selling out and trading academics in favor of activism. You have a recent survey of over 400 universities: they found that nearly all are offering courses — it was called “new civics.” Our next guest says those courses designed to turn institutions of higher learning away from scholarships and towards left wing advocacy. Professor Frank H Buckley is a professor at George Mason University; he’s at the Scalia Law School and he’s the author of ”The Way Back”. Frank, first off, do you think this is organized? FRANK H. BUCKLEY: Well it’s more like astroturf. What’s happening is the federal government is supporting a great deal of money into colleges that have programs that train students to be student activists, and the ultimate goal is to make this a part of every course and indeed a condition for tenure for university professors so it’s really a takeover of scholarship in the direction of making little community organizers out of all of our students. KILMEADE: And when do you think this infiltration took place? BUCKLEY: It’s happened over the last 20-odd years, I mean it certainly increased over the last eight years, let’s say, but it’s really remarkable: it’s under the radar screen. It’s well hidden it’s there, but it took an organization called the National Association of Scholars to go out and actually see what was happening and the results are shocking. KILMEADE: So the government can have some leverage here because it provides so much money to these universities. For example UC Boulder, 25 million per year; Colorado State, 15 million per year; University of North Carolina nine million per year. So with that could come some strings. What do you think, if you want to balance things out again, should those strings contain? BUCKLEY: I think first of all, I see absolutely no reason why we should...

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