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September 8, 2017

Teacherís Political Views Have No Place in Classrooms

Cindy A. Rose

Culture wars and social justice learning aren’t just for colleges anymore. They have reached the K-12 classrooms. Actually, it’s not really new there, it’s just not as hidden as it once was.


Also not hidden is that most teachers lean “left.” Today’s “left” isn’t the Blue Dog Democrat of your grandparents. It’s the socialist leanings of Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D., MA.


A September 1, 2017, article in the Daily Caller, Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group, should be a wakeup call to Frederick parents with school age children.


The Antifa group (By Any Means Necessary), known for their violence at rallies, has many teacher members. Their mission is to shut down dissent – with violence.


Too many school teachers are fascists. They are in our schools, radicalizing our children, promoting “their” ideology, teaching revisionist history and altered facts to a captive audience. They are American terrorists.


Antifa (anti-fascism), are anything but “anti” when it comes to fascism, they “are” fascists. Many public education teachers are part of the Antifa “Resist” movement. They wear masks to cover their faces as they bully and bludgeon dissenters because they don’t want their respected identities known.


No doubt you’ve heard about the kerfuffle in Washington County where Social Studies teacher Joshua Cramer posted on a teacher dedicated Facebook page, about how last year he “removed” from his class any student wearing “Make America Great Again” paraphernalia. He boasted he would do the same this year, and, if people didn’t like it, they could “come after” him.


That’s fascism.


Did you know the definition of fascism has changed? We are used to seeing “a political philosophy, movement, or regime … that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, … social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”


Changes made to the definition often add: “… any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchal structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism.”


You read that correctly, “right-wing,” a/k/a “conservative,” opposed to democracy and liberalism, a/k/a “democrats.”


Activist teachers and teaching is, and has been, in Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) whether you choose to believe it or not. Go ahead and take a peek at the Facebook pages of certain FCPS teachers. I’m sure you know who they are. They are wearing their pink hats, holding “Resist” posters, crying over the Trump presidency.


I don’t care what the political/social leanings of a teacher are as long as they keep it at home and out of the classroom. I also know FCPS has some radical teachers that no one would know were radical. I respect and thank them for being professionals.


If you’re puzzled why so many youth embrace socialism and fascism you need look no farther than FCPS. Professionalism appears to no longer contain their personal ideologies.


FCPS children are taught that government assigns rights and gives permissions, that the Constitution is mutable. Students are unwillingly advancing the activist agendas of FCPS teachers and administrators.


Why do you think FCPS has a “Day of Activism?” This day is usually spent against an “evil” chosen by anyone but the students. “Big Tobacco,” for instance. I’ve asked when pro-gun rights and pro-life rights were going to be the topic for the “Day of Activism,” That was years ago, I’m still waiting for my answer.


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