With the news today of the riot at the University of California-Berkeley, the biased nature of our higher education system is back in the spotlight. Many are aware liberal views are being pushed on our college students, and with almost no fair hearing available for the other side.
Sadly, this trend isn’t just limited to our college campuses anymore. In fact, it’s starting to spread to our elementary and secondary institutions as well. In just one example, a Dallas school district was forced to suspend a teacher who presented a faux-assassination of President Trump to her students. And it’s not just limited to high school anymore. Teachers are spreading their rhetoric to 1st graders as well.
From The Blaze:
A New York state elementary school teacher gave students a flier urging readers to “shield our students and schools from President-elect Donald Trump” — and one angry parent found the flier in her son’s backpack.
But the Schenectady City School District said it was an accident, the Daily Gazette reported.
A Paige Elementary School teacher gave the flier — which was placed in teacher mailboxes by a Schenectady Federation of Teachers rep — to five or six students last month, the paper said.
The flier also targets President Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos:
The flier was part of a Jan. 19 “day of action,” the Gazette reported earlier, which explains why Trump is referred to as president-elect — although it mistakenly refers to DeVos as the education secretary when her nomination hasn’t yet been confirmed. Teachers were supposed to distribute the fliers directly to parents as they picked up or dropped off their kids, the paper said, and perhaps talk to parents about it.
One parent was outraged when she found the flier in her child’s backpack:
“I was shocked that there was material being handed to my kid that blatantly creates division between my son and his president – in his eyes,” Damian, a Trump supporter, told the Gazette. “My 6-year-old just saw a big headline at the top that he needs to be shielded from his president.”
Of course, the school is claiming this was just an honest mistake, and maybe it was. However, even if the material wasn’t intended for distribution to students, does that make it any better? By the school’s own admission, the material was intended to be handed out to parents. Maybe it’s just me, but what business does a taxpayer-funded institution have distributing partisan political material to parents? After all, it is likely that many of the taxpayers in that district supported President Trump’s candidacy.
What is becoming increasingly clear is that progressives are trying to take over every level of our educational institutions. Luckily in the case, a parent caught on and fired back.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]