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May 29, 2019

Political Propaganda as Lesson Plan

Cindy A. Rose

On May 9, 2019, Linganore High School presented a play called “Declaration.” It takes you through the before, during and after of a school shooting.


From the play writer Jonathon Dorf: “Through a series of connected scenes and monologues, they’ll try to piece together what’s happened in the frantic moments after, calm themselves with imaginings of what they’ll have accomplished years from now – assuming they make it through the morning—“


It’s fear mongering. It’s propaganda. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) promotes propaganda, in fact, it disseminates it.


I haven’t seen the play, however, two friends of mine did. One was threatened by members of the cast prior to attending the event. I guess FCPS doesn’t teach irony.


I’ve read it, and if you are interested, the play can be found here:


This play is political propaganda from beginning to end. Sooner or later you are going to have to come to grips with the fact that Frederick County Public Schools is a government controlled indoctrination center. If you have liberal beliefs, nothing seems out of place. If you have conservative beliefs, everything seems out of place.


Today, at this moment, a child we’ll call “John” can enter FCPS and demand to now be called “Mary.” He can also demand FCPS keep that information from his parents. They’ve created a policy for this. John can now demand and receive access to the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. If a teacher refused to believe the student who was John yesterday, but is Mary today and calls him “John,” they can be disciplined.


If a student uses the pronouns “he,” “him,” or “his” for the student who was John yesterday, they can get suspended.


The First Amendment of the Constitution is supposed to protect against this. However, our Board of Education choses to ignore the Constitution. Yes, the same institution that is teaching our children about the Constitution isn’t following it. If they don’t uphold it, what makes you think they are “teaching” the Constitution correctly to our children?


This has been a concern of mine for many years.


On October 26, 2016, Superintendent Theresa Alban confirmed for me that not only I should be concerned, but everyone in Frederick should be concerned. Dr. Alban believes our rights come “from” the Constitution. She wrote: “Given that the holidays are synonymous and both celebrate our rights as citizens granted by the Constitution…”


In 2018, Randi Weingarten, president of the National Education Association promised public education was going to get more political. White privilege, social emotional learning, transgender ideology and improper teaching of the Constitution is what a Democrat-controlled education looks like. Continue to ignore it at your peril. Socialism isn’t on the rise by chance.


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