Monday, September 29, 2014

Colorado Students Protest History Curriculum that Promotes Citizenship, Patriotism and Respect for Authority

Thousands of students from high schools in suburban Denver have walked out of school this week to protest, some stripping off their clothes and writing protest slogans on their bodies, to oppose what their teachers have told them is a proposed American History curriculum that will teach patriotism and citizenship and deny them the opportunity for civil disobedience, reports the Daily Mail.
As Breitbart News reported, John Ford, president of the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA), told 9News that he thinks it’s “awesome that students understand and recognize their First Amendment rights and they’re taking action.”
“Trying to create a board that in some ways purifies our curriculum is a little bit concerning and somewhat chilling,” Ford said.
Breitbart News also reported on Friday that the student protests are the result of the Colorado Education Association having received a grant from the National Education Association (NEA) for an “organizational specialist” position, an individual who would work to enable the union to provoke students throughout the state to engage in a walkout.
Teachers’ unions are reportedly threatened by the fact that the Douglas County Board of Education decided not to renegotiate its teachers’ union contract and is now making individual contracts with teachers. With the election of similar reform-minded individuals to the Jefferson County Board of Education (JeffCo), and the adoption of a merit pay system for teachers in that district, unions are feeling desperate.
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