Sunday, November 10, 2013

Must not question Leftism in the schools

Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher’s union thinks he’s a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased.

“I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.”

Last week, his daughter’s eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown.

Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a list of questions his daughter was required to answer and he immediately determined the assignment was “grossly slanted.”

The worksheet included questions like “To what issue do House Republican leaders insist on tying the federal budget?” and “Whom do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?”

Barry fired off letters complaining about the assignment to his daughter’s teacher as well as the school board. But a few days later, he was shocked to discover that the head of the local teacher’s union was making calls around town – asking if he was a neo-Nazi.

Barry also reached out to the principal, who defended the teacher’s assignment and allegedly told him The New York Times story was not slanted.

On Friday the story took a bizarre turn.  A friend of Barry’s received a telephone call that he says came from Cydnee Cohen, the president of the East Pennsboro Education Association. Barry’s friend was a mutual friend of Cohen’s.

“We’re having some problems with a parent in our school district,”Cohen allegedly told Barry’s friend. “I would like to know -- some of it seems like he’s a neo-Nazi.”

Barry accused the union president of “embarking on a campaign to dig up dirt on me and to make me look like a neo-Nazi.”



Anonymous said...

"To conquer a nation without the use of military force, you must first control the minds of their young..." -- Karl Marx

Anonymous said...

Nazi's are National Socialists. Leftists, progs,.. assorted Marxists. The Neo-Nazi's supported OWS, not the Tea Party.

Anonymous said...

Well since they don't teach critical thinking in school the leftists can't debate on ideas so they just call names and attack you.

This is called an ad hominem attack.

The left is devoid of real ideas so they have to destroy anyone who dares to think for themselves.