Pull the Kids Out of School…

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…if they are showing this film!

In the process of completing the draft of part II of the Tyranny in America series, I happened across this Glenn Beck Clip analyzing a film being shown to our students right now in school.  I had to break away to briefly post on this.

The film was developed and sponsored by the TIDES FOUNDATION, which is linked to Wade Rathke, the Apollo Alliance, Van Jones, the ‘green network’, even to Parenting Magazine, and many others.  Go to this site for a critical analysis of this network, and perform the muckety analysis yourself.

The full version of this film is here and has been captured on this blog’s vpod.  I don’t think you will find it amusing.

The Alarm is Ringing

Would you be shocked if I told you that this has Bill Ayers written all over it?  And just like Michael Moore’s new film “Capitalism”, is designed to take the behavior of a few and use it to justify the destruction of America–its economic system, principles, and founding?  Probably not.

In my opinion this shows the twisted implementation of  the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire .  Two books come to mind:  “Pedagogy of the Oppressed“, and “Education as the Practice of Freedom.   Both of these books call for an educational system that ‘teaches’ through presenting capitalism as the root of oppression of all individuals.  It links the root of peasant experience to capitalism, and essentially, America.   “Pedagogy” is a style of instruction:

Pedagogy or paedagogy is the art or science of being a teacher. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction.

For example, in this pedagogy, the word ‘tractor’ not just taught of how to spell the word and pronounce it, it is linked to why you do or do not have a tractor, how it contributes to the village economy,  and who is preventing you from having it.  In the pedagogy shown in the film, America, the U.S. Government, is beholden to the corporations capitalism, which because of it, is raping the world of natural resources.  Link those three underlined words.

Freire is a popular icon and instructor of all Marxist educators and politicians, and radical leftists in the United States, particularly Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the SDS, and the Apollo Alliance.  Freire’s influence is right here in the Tides Foundation film, implemented through the Foundation’s directors and founders, who were all students of these methods.

In 1992, Freire completed the book, “The Pedagogy of Hope” –hmm, where have I heard that combination of words?– in which “hope” cannot be used alone, but can enhance the technique of political education:

Regardless of one’s knowledge and background of Freire, or what has become known as the ‘Freirean method’ of education, Pedagogy of Hope effectively clarifies the central elements espoused in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Freire continues to discourse on the theme of political education through expanding upon the differences between an authoritarian ‘banking method’ of education versus a dialogical ‘problem-posing’ education. Specifically, Freire’s focus in Pedagogy of Hope revolves around the significance of pedagogical dialogue in both the language and content of education which is based upon a democratic relationship between teacher and student (p. 119). Freire carefully deconstructs language as a powerful tool capable of cultivating either dominance or freedom.

“Progressive” educators in the United States have locked onto Freire, whose very pedagogy derives from a Marxist philosophy:

Thus, the task of democratic progressive education includes the enabling of “the popular classes to develop their language…which, emerging from and returning upon their reality, sketches out the conjectures, the designs, the anticipations of their new world” (p. 39). It is language which forms a knowledge of living experience that is essential to the practice of a pedagogy of hope.

“Their new world” is the Marxist vision of the vanguard leading the proletariat to revolution over capitalism, and ‘correct’ education is a key tool.  Our entire history as a people and nation is boiled down to capitalism preying on the poor and the rest of the world.  It is essentially a denigration of and attack on individual liberties.

In this kind of educational dialogue, “American” principles and values cannot be taught for what they are and how they apply now; they are disassembled into various forms of capitalism and oppression.  Even though the ‘progressive’ educators want to democratize the educational process, it is their anti-American and anti-capitalist viewpoint only that is allowed:

Freire maintains a progressive vision premised upon the democratic participation of families, social organizations and communities in choosing the content of education. In the same way that language must begin with an understanding of popular discourse, so too should the programmatic content of education be chosen by the people. The simultaneous reading of both context and text, or what Freire terms a “reading of the world and a reading of the word” (p. 105), is integral to the content of problem-posing education. Freire’s vision of “democratizing the power of choosing content” (p. 100) does not imply the complete withdrawal of the educator. Rather, a dialogical relationship between both the educators and the educands will ensure that the content is situated within the people’s “reading of the world” (p. 111), and within an environment in which the educator can also offer his or her own analysis of the world. This formulates Freire’s defence of adult literacy education which empowers people to engage in dialectical solidarity through a critical awareness of the world.


I think it behooves us all as Patriots, whether we have children or not, to begin to start asking some serious questions about the school’s curriculum–probably history, political science, civics, or American government. If  you don’t get a straight answer make sure you find out, and provide an alternative education on American principles for them.  Try giving your high schoolers the novel Rise to Rebellion, or read it to your grandkids.

And be aware this is happening at the grade-school level, quite early.  Notice in the film we have been discussing here the tone of the teacher, and imagine what grade level this could be advanced in.

I realize this has been quite a rant, but, I remember as a college student being taught this stuff on Freire.  Now it is everywhere in the school curriculum at quite an early age. How was I lucky enough to escape this?

Bill Ayers is a professor.  See how the weatherunderground went even further underground, being ‘professors’ and respected ‘community organizers’?

I am not blind to the excesses of capitalism, the corporate infiltration of government, nor to environmental damage.  But I don’t see those as a reason to throw America’s principles down the drain.  These excesses are now  the reasons why, in the Cloward-Piven framework, America’s entire system must be dismantled and our economy destroyed.

And they are preparing the children, to put pressure on the parents,to accept this change through films produced by foundations and implemented by ‘progressive educators’.

30 Responses to “Pull the Kids Out of School…”

  1. 1 Ace October 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Don’t worry Kate, none of this is working and they know it.

    The last gasp of Flower Power came too late.

    They no longer control the information.

    If they did, you wouldn’t be writing any of this.

  2. 2 Delle October 1, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Dr Kate,

    While riding on the bus towards Washington to attend the 9/12 rally, I met a woman who is very active in the problems of our school system.

    I listened to her shocking stories and was filled with awe for this woman for all the work she has been doing in her own school district.

    I admit that I am way out of the loop. I wasn’t even sure what IB meant. Apparently it is a method through which the UN is infiltrating our schools.

    She gave me this website, which I will pass along to you.


    There is an awful lot to read, but you or some of your commenters might get something out of it.

    To think that I’ve always believed John Dewey was the most dangerous man to our schools. Things have gotten a lot worse since he was around!

    • 3 ObserverNY October 2, 2009 at 10:22 am


      Thanks so much for your kind words! I just love the way you worked “shock” and “awe” into the same sentence. 😉

      In case you missed it check out Glenn Beck’s special on 9/12 Moms – I’m sure you will see some familiar faces.


      In liberty,

      • 4 Delle October 3, 2009 at 3:34 am

        I watched Glen Beck the day is was on and noticed you right away.

        You did very well. You didn’t seem nervous at all. I would have been a wreck

        BTW I hope you realize that you gave away your blogger name. 🙂

  3. 5 sandstone October 1, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I viewed this video in its entirety last week. I’ve been very upset about its content since then. The Story of Stuff is filled with lies, half-truths and distortions.


  4. 6 No-nonsense-nancy October 1, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Thanks, Dr. Kate, this is a great post. I have to read it again later to grasp it all. I had to read it rather quickly. I could spend a whole day re-reading all of your wonderful essays. I want to print them all out so I have them in hard copy in case my computer is ever taken away from me.

    We all need to find out just what is being taught our children and grandchildren. I will continue to buy my grandchildren books on the American Revolution and the founding fathers so that they know what a sacrifice was paid and what our country stands for. There are so many great quotes by the founding fathers which can be given to young children which are as relevant today as they were back then. My next quest is to find some books on capitalism to give them. It seems like this is necessary now. I’m afraid that even my grown children have been brainwashed in school to the merits of socialism, if just subtly. They don’t seem to be at all worried about all of this talk of socialism.
    EDUCATE,EDUCATE,EDUCATE our young kids to the principles that our country was built on! Fight fire with fire!

  5. 7 Quantum Leap October 1, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I can’t watch the entire thing. I already feel naseuous and haven’t even had breakfast yet. I don’t think I can eat anything.
    And pile this on top of the news for today;
    Red and yellow lights shone from the top of the Empire State Building at dusk Wednesday, a tribute to communist China’s 60th anniversary that protesters labeled “blatant approval” of totalitarianism and criticized as inappropriate for an icon in the land of the free. Where’s Congress? Oh, forgot…they are under Nancy’s nobby thumb.


  6. 8 d2i October 1, 2009 at 10:04 am

    This is so disturbing that I can’t watch it all. Are our teachers in the public system this out of touch with reality? This lazy? This cozy w/the progressive left? Where are the parents? No wonder home schooling is so popular.

  7. 9 Quantum Leap October 1, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Oh and they are still not allowing the courts to hear the BC issue. I guess the courts are no longer a source of justice. They have been castrated. This is all fine and dandy to complain about the swill that’s heaped upon us daily, but I am at a point where we need a final solution. Complaining only goes so far. And the sh8t piled upon us is non-stop.
    I feel sick. I can’t remember disliking a man more than I dislike this Obloviating windbag mulatto hustler acting as president. And why the hell does his wife (of convenience) always insist on meeting him in a country by flying on her own plane (yes she has her own plane)instead of flying with stinky? (oh that’s right, stinky’s boyfriend assistant is flying with him instead)
    I don’t believe for a minute that the thugs in chief are ONLY going so they can persuade the Olympics to come to Cheetown…No No NO-I think there is another reason. It has to do with muslims and jihad and all the things the Ogangster represents.

    And why does muchhateelle think she’s prettier and classier than Carla Bruni? Muchhateelle sauntering off the airplane thinking she is a beauty Queen. What’s up with that?
    I don’t think we taxpayers are getting our money’s worth. But the evilObama’s think our tax money is their money. Is there a way to stop paying taxes?
    Where’s Oprah. Maybe she knows. I wonder what offshore bank she keeps her money in. This is all Oprah’s fault.

    Everytime they cry racism, remind them it’s not true because Owindbag came from a Caucasian WOMB! He’s not black according to the idea AA’s hold of being born from a Caucasian womb.

  8. 10 Quantum Leap October 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Oh and one more thing..The Kerry/Boxer Bill passed in the senate yesterday. Kerry/Boxer bill? Yes, it’s the Crap & Tax bill. Those radical marxists are full of tricks. Watch it on C-Span.
    Baucus is still the co-author of the bill and says there will be many more things added to it all in the name of climate change. (really in the name of burdening taxes upon us for their own gain and to gain moe control over us)
    I’m sure.

    And farmers will be put out of business with this bill.
    Feritlizer will be too expensive.

    They are attacking our food source and coming at us from all angles.
    Baucus is a drunken commie. I wish someone would pull he and Kerry’s wigs off. Those male wigs bug me..sorry I’m on a rant but this is all so sickening.

    • 11 Quantum Leap October 1, 2009 at 11:56 am

      Amenenment-Baucus is not ivolved with the crap & tax Kerry/Boxer bill-just the pseudo health bill he wants pushed through even though it’s a bare bones bill with room for adding onto after it’s passed…cough

  9. 12 mtngoat61 October 1, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Letter of Inquiry sent to federal court Judge Simandle as to what is going on with the continued delays in making a decision.

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall is speaking to the Judges from the grave as to what they must do but they seem to be hiding under their desks instead of doing their duty and their oath to support and defend the Constitution of the U.S.A.

    My additional words on this delaying and stalling by the courts at:

    M Publius Goat

  10. 13 Quantum Leap October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

    As usual the story about so-called mortgage counseling companies receiving 35B from the whitehouse has been scrubbed…I wondered why no one was talking about it. It was on Yahoo news online yesterday morning but got upstaged by the Tsunami story and now scrubbed. Scrubbed by yesterday afternoon. That will teach me to link to everything.

  11. 14 Delle October 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    They celebrate China; they celebrate Muslims, but Christmas?

    That’s a different story:


  12. 15 j2j2 October 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Patriots….let everyone know that attorney Leo Donofrio has now posted Part 3 of his research into the laws of Hawaii concerning the FRAUD’S birth records and the verbal and written misdirection’s given by many of the state officials involved in concealing the FRAUD’S vital records….please go to……..
    where you can read the entire research attorney Donofrio has done on behalf of his client TerriK……Let it be known that the truth will be uncovered sooner or later and we shall see many heads roll when it is!!!! Pass this important information far and wide! Jackie:)

    TerriK INVESTIGATION, Part 3: Hawaii AG Mark Bennett Approved Fukino’s Natural-Born Citizen Statement; All Records Should Be Made Public According To Law.

  13. 17 Bdaman October 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    And another reason, The Call to Dunkirk

  14. 19 Bdaman October 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Here’s a copy of my e-mail I sent out to ALL of my contacts.






  15. 20 shhhithitsthefan October 2, 2009 at 6:52 am

    While I agree that the woman in the video espouses a simplistic and intentionally biased perspective, much of what she says is also true. People SHOULD become aware of all of the contributions their single actions have upon others. I find Beck’s over the top bloviating much worse than the simplistic presentation by this woman.

    Face it, Beck is AGAINST ALL environmental regulation.

    • 21 drkate October 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

      Yes we should be aware of the impact we have on others, but to say that America is the reason the world is suffering is brainwashing. This is so simplistic a view, and what would your 6 year old learn about America after watching this?

      Beck is not against all environmental regulation. He is against tyranny of government in regulating areas they are not empowered to. There are however regulations that no government should be allowed to impose.

      This film sets us up for Crap and Tax, and sets the kids squarely against their parents.

      • 22 shhhithitsthefan October 2, 2009 at 11:28 am

        I think it is healthy for children to understand that some of the products we purchase here in America at a low price is due to people being exploited by corporations (many of them officially American)in countries where people live below what any of us here would consider the poverty level. That isn’t brainwashing, it is telling them the truth.

        I don’t understand why you are so opposed to having children question the way things are. Questions lead to answers.

        I’ve listened to Beck bloviate on environmental regulation. I tend to disagree with your generous assessment of him.

        I do not agree with you that the purpose of the film is to set us up for Cap and Tax. That is another matter entirely and equating it to this film seems a bit tinfoiled. And BTW I am totally against these legislations, in case you thought otherwise.

        The revolutions of the 60s and 70s set kids squarely against their parents. Frankly I am very glad they did. Not the violent ones of course.

        • 23 drkate October 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

          of course children should understand about the products we purchase here.

          why this is insidious to me is the bias and innuendo. And what is the take home message from this film? The fact that this is done by TIDES, Wade Rathke, and uses Freire’s methods is essentially teaching anti-capitalist revolution. Look at the film, then look at the context.

          Do you not think our kids are being socialized to degrade America? I do, and I see this film as part of that.

  16. 24 sonicninjakitty October 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

    If the woman in the video has a few valid points, she should remake it, leaving out all the misinformation and insinuations. It would make for a WAY shorter video–maybe one minute, tops.

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