Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Art of the Non-Denial, Denial

"I would never approve the removal of 'America' or 'American' from use in our classrooms. Not on my watch." -Mike Flanagan

Yeah right Mikey, and the day after you leave?

Clearly this new educational fetish*, like diversity and internationalism before it, is designed to further rob our children of a 'clear and distinct' American history that they can be proud of, moreover fight to cultivate. What policies has Mr. Flanagan put into place to head off this "well-intentioned, but pernicious, example of political correctness?" I’m willing to bet you a dime to a donut, not one memo, not one word, has ever been sent out, just as bulwark, to his 'educated minions' against such silly but pervasive educational fashions. Will he ever put policies in writing that make it unambiguous that first, they are 'American teachers' and secondly the students they teach are (overwhelmingly) 'Americans' and the facts about their unique American history deserve to be vigorously and enthusiastically instructed? (other than his hastily scratched declaration in todays paper). Again, I'll give you any odds you want, it will never happen. It's a crime to teach otherwise than expect these students to develop into good citizens.

Bye the way he never specifically address the claim "the department's style protocol for the Michigan Education Assessment Program requires that "America" and "Americans" be expunged from our testing and grade level expectations." Does the 'style protocol' it state this or not Mr. Flanagan?

No doubt teachers will be returning from summer seminars/retreats with this "fresh new idea" about American identity. Also no doubt many of our children who already can't find our country on a map, soon will not know witch country to look for.

(Think I'm joking watch California and Massachusetts depts. of Ed. manifestos over the next year)

When will we, and our children, be able to finally 'vote with our feet' and leave such institutions that insist on indoctrinating our youth with this (and other) sick, mind-dimming world views.

School of choice now, tomorrow and forever.


P.S. If you don't know why I'm so irate read my post below!
* See the 'Pull Quote' in the post below.


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