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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:23 AM
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Glenn Beck and Kyle Olson: Teaching social justice themes in school creating a left wing army...
 
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An army of students who will enact the personal agenda of teachers.

They are speaking of what Kyle Olson calls the movement to insert "social justice" into math curriculum. He says teachers will use that to teach things he does not want taught in his country. That is just weird that he and Beck would object to social justice themes.

They started out talking about the book called Click, Clack, Moo. Cows That Type Video of the very special book at the link.

The book was written in 2000, won the Caldecott award the next year. It is about a group of cows on a farm who get hold of a typewriter. They type a message for the farmer demanding electric blankets because the barn is cold. When the farmer gets mad and demands they produce, they send another message that the chickens are cold as well. They offer to give up their typewriter if they get the blankets.

The farmer agrees to give blankets to the cows and hens so he can get his eggs and milk. Soon the ducks become involved in the bargaining.

It's a great story.

Kyle Olson claims to be a founder of a non-profit group called Education Action Group. In reality they are funded by the Koch and the Devos family. Betsy Devos is sister to Erik Prince of Blackwater fame, so there is a real right wing movement behind Olson's group known as EAG.

The latest right-wing loony accusation is delivered by Kyle Olson of the Michigan-based grouplet, the Education Action Group.

Olson parades around as a concerned parent of a kindergartener. But we have pointed out that the EAG is secretly funded, has close ties to the Koch brothers, Andrew Breitbart and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The Mackinac Center has recently been exposed for secretly sending emails and lobbying Michigan legislators in violation of their non-partisan tax status.

...This week, Kyle went on Fox (surprise) to denounce the use of Click Clack Moo. Cows that Type to indoctrinate kindergarten students in pro-union ideology. He accused a Chicago teacher of sneaking the word, negotiate, into a vocabulary lesson."


More:

EAG isnt really a group. Its two very partisan men with ties to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Dick DeVos of Amway Corp. fame. Olsons brother is director of education policy at the Mackinac Center, another anti-union, pro-privatization group. The man who incorporated EAG, Eric Doster, is a Michigan Republican Party lawyer who has served on the board of the Great Lakes Education Project, a political action committee linked to DeVos. DeVos, of course, helped finance the failed 2000 vouchers initiative.

Right wing claims teachers using union propaganda


This is an example of the education reform movement that is sweeping our country.

They consider a book about cows negotiating with a farmer to be union propaganda. They consider that teaching about social justice is creating a left wing army in the schools.

I wonder what other countries are thinking about our country's idiotic right wing right now?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:46 AM
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1. Olson's wife bought the book at a yard sale. He refused to read the rest of it...
to their kids when he realized the animals were using negotiating skills. So halfway through he quit, rather than instill such ideas in his kids.

He even said the author went to union meetings and picnics. These guys have a true hate for unions.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:54 AM
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2. Damn! They got word of the master plan.
I guess we'll have to go back to George Soros, the SEIU, Frances Fox Piven and Cass Sunstein for a new set of marching orders.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:47 AM
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3. social justice is what christ talked about and....
look what happened to him. other countries are waiting for america to grow up.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:19 AM
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4. Christ appeared to be all about social justice.
Glenn Beck is the very worst in a collection of horrible right wing media figures.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:14 PM
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14. "waiting for America to grow up"....I am sure they are doing that.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:40 AM
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5. so now unions - one of the most fundamental units of modern democracy - are un-American?
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 07:40 AM by Douglas Carpenter
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:14 AM
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6. Unions are not allowed in a Fascist state. n/m
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Dumpster Macaine Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:54 PM
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22. An Important Point Worth Noting
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d_legendary1 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:52 AM
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7. So any education that is not right wing
is indoctrination? Crackpots?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:59 AM
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8. I say, Onward Granola Soldiers !!!!
nt


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wxgeek7 Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:14 AM
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9. GBTV?
Oh, yeah, grand bull**** tv.
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W T F Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:19 AM
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10. I couldn't understand what Beck was saying because of that tin foil hat he has over his head
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ccavagnolo Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:30 AM
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11. Thats not the coloring book that garnered attention
I've never even seen that one. However I do remember the 9/11 coloring book with images of Osama hiding behind his wife as soldiers aimed and fire.
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joanbarnes Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:59 AM
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12. "A Left-wing Army of Students!" I hope and pray they succeed where my generation failed.
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:28 AM
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13. Two sad,
pathetically twisted men pontificating about 'leftist' propaganda. How rich the irony...
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:20 PM
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15. God forbid that our kids be enlightened
beyond ANYTHING our corporate masters want us to realize. El Diablo is sharpening his pitchfrork tines for your arrival, Glenn.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:39 PM
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16. Teaching social justice themes in school creating a left wing army...
jesus... for the 1st time in my life.... I hope they're correct!
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:03 PM
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17. suppose he'll have a Stroke when the remake of The Lorax comes out next year.
Prefer the darker original one though. :P

how you can turn 30 minutes into a feature length movie should be interesting..
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:21 PM
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18. Jayzuss, don't let them ever get their hands on


Animal Farm

They might piss their 1% panties.


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Dumpster Macaine Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:56 PM
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23. Or Worse

Shit in 'em
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freshstart Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:16 PM
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19. This is the clown that created these "exposed"
websites for both of the major teachers unions. While asking for "tax deductible" donations and trying to sell his book "indoctrination."

http://educationactiongroup.org/nea-exposed

http://educationactiongroup.org/aft-exposed

I know he's tied to Brietbart, I didn't know about the other connections.
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Gringostan Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:31 AM
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20. this is not the country
Where o where did we take that wrong turn; this is not the country I grew up in....
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Dumpster Macaine Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:59 PM
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24. I think It Is The Same Country

We just didn't know it then, we couldn't know it, because of being indoctrinated. America is growing up. People like Glenn Beck + Co. just take a little longer
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:16 AM
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21.  Just reading about
these morons is exhausting. I don't know how you do it, but Madfloridian, thanks for posting. It is a struggle for so many teachers just to have the tools and time to teach in the current climate without having to deal with fools acting as fronts for corporatist agendas. There was a time when someone like Olson would have just been the town crank or a concerned, but fairly dim, parent taking an over interest.
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