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John Dewey, arguably the most influential figure in forming the education model in the United States, could potentially be outmatched by the Biden-Harris administration. There is a proposed directive that seeks to inculcate Marxist indoctrination in America’s elementary schools. One of the architects of the philosophical school of Pragmatism, Dewey admired the nascent Soviet Union, particularly, its teaching design.
Last week, on April 19th, the Biden-Harris Department of Education established the prioritization of educational programs in the fields of American History and Civics Education for primary and lower secondary level learning.
These supposed “histories” and “civics education” programs will not be teaching about the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, the Federalist Papers, the Bill of Rights, Americanism vs. Communism (a required course of earlier days). Foundational figures such as George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, or Abraham Lincoln will not be studied with historical objectivity, based on empirical accuracy.
Marxist Indoctrination in America’s Elementary Schools
What the Biden-Harris plan of federal grant trafficking, in exchange for the implementation of Marxist historiography seeks, is the goal of acquiring a national system for elementary schools, like what has been achieved, since the early 1990s, at the university level with the network of Frankfurt School Critical Theory grievance studies (race, queer, feminist, gender, postcolonial, etc.).
Critical Race Theory (CRT), a fraudulent rendering of American history and reality which is built upon and sustained by the supposition of an oppressive racist system, dominated by ruling white supremacy, is the focus of the current project by the Department of Education.
The stressing of “racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically responsive teaching and learning practices,”, as part of the ideologically propped pedagogy, is geared to “contribute to what has been called an ‘identity-safe’ learning environment.”
Safe for whom? Perhaps for the identity politics woke fundamentalists. This moral debauchery is premised upon the delirious The New York Times “1619 Project” essay penned by Nikole Hannah-Jones, which sustains the notion that America was wholly founded and sustained, exclusively, because of African slavery.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia offers an insight as to what the Marxist CRT indoctrination campaign could look like across the country. Faithful to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the 1619 Project’s CRT underpinning, this insidious ahistorical, un-American farce is being forced upon the young in Fairfax County under the guise of emotional learning.
CRT choreographed videos targeting Asian Americans have been displayed among the students, particularly those of Korean descent. The compulsory “lessons” included BLM PowerPoint slides, as well as other material causally linked to the Marxist group.
The Biden-Harris scheme to spread the lie of identity politics propaganda in elementary schools is another front that the left has launched, in its offensive to make America socialist.
This race-baiting scam, laundered as pedagogic emotional learning, effectually promotes black supremacy. This totally contradicts the purposes of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This must be legally challenged. If the Supreme Court continues to be an independent branch of government, it must kill this subversive mechanism of indoctrination.
Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.