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Lefty magazine promotes teachers’ guides, claims schools aren’t providing a liberal viewpoint

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Teachers who may be worried that their pupils don’t have enough access to curriculum materials with a liberal slant will be pleased to know that the lefty Nation magazine is revamping their Educators Program, which includes a weekly series of teacher guides designed to influence what is taught in schools.

A spokesman for the magazine told The Daily Caller that the magazine wants to ensure students are exposed to liberal thinking, citing what he said was a tendency for classes to exclude progressive ideas and viewpoints.

“The real idea behind it is to bring the left perspective to issues to make sure students have both left and right available to them,” the Nation’s Vice President of Circulation Art Stupar told TheDC. “This is an opportunity for students to view what the progressive left thinks about a particular issue.”

The liberal magazine sends online curriculum guides each week to teachers that include experts from the magazine, talking points about current events and suggested discussion topics for the classroom. The guides are a part of the magazine’s “learning packs,” which offer educators access to its archives dating back to shortly after the Civil War.

“In this year of economic uncertainty and critical mid-term elections, the corporate-owned media will not be offering lessons about: our rigged political system; the conservative crusade against Muslims; the phony ‘panic’ over debt; vets abandoned by the VA; taxes and the Tea Party and much, much more,” read the magazine’s announcement for the new school year, which begins today for many students around the country.

Critics told TheDC that the idea that American teachers need more liberal education materials to keep “balance” in classrooms is preposterous.

“I like my friends over there [at the Nation], but that is laughable,” said Jack Fowler, publisher of National Review, a conservative magazine. “That’s like dropping water into the ocean.”

According to the Nation’s spokesman Ben Wyskida, the magazine has proposed teaming up with National Review on a collaborative education program, but no decisions have been made. Fowler said they were open to it, but he was not making it a priority.

“If there was a backburner for the backburner for the backburner, this would be on it,” he said.

After five years of offering the curriculum guides, the Nation reaches about 1,500 educators around the country. National Review does not have a similar program.

“We have no outreach to the three conservative professors that there are,” Fowler said.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Bayer/100000645408047 Joe Bayer

    Saying schools aren’t liberal enough is like saying our Founding Fathers weren’t Libertarian enough.

  • angst

    Love Mr. Fowler’s dry wit in that last line- “We have no outreach to the three conservative professors that are there.” Nice snark sir!

  • ussben

    “…the conservative crusade against Muslims…”

    What? Who called for a crusade (and why wasn’t I invited)? And is this guy saying that all muslims support terrorists like the ground zero mosque Imam?

    Also, he says are political system is (snort!) “rigged.” Oh. Is that why we ended up with a neo-marxist President and far left democrat controlled House and Senate? Does this idiot read what he writes? Does he read at all? Does he comprehend what he reads?

  • ussben

    “The real idea behind it is to bring the left perspective to issues to make sure students have both left and right available to them,” the Nation’s Vice President of Circulation Art Stupar told TheDC.

    LOL! Sure it is. Since when did public schools decide to do anything right?
    Actually, the word “school” following “public” is misleading at best. Neo-Marxist indoctrination re-education centers is more accurate.

    Seriously? The Nation is concerned that a single leftist talkng point might not be taught? Ha ha ha!

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  • patrick

    in other news there is not enough dog crap in my backyard.

  • libertyatstake

    No comment can top the Clockwork Orange reference of the photo. Well done.

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Newly Minted

    I used to think that cutting taxes and taking a meat cleaver to the federal government was our highest priority. And perhaps it still is.

    But equally important long term is to defund the left. They’re pro’s at slipping their crap into all walks of life. I used to wonder what the Dept. of Education did. Now I know. It’s to slip this propaganda into our schools.

    A bit off the topic, but did you ever wonder what the fuss is about DADT? It’s nothing more than an attempt to get forced leftist indoctrination into the military. The leftists always want YOUR money to preach what virtually no one supports.

  • misanthropicus

    Not liberal enough?
    Dude, where is my country?
    Read the piece below:

    “Hartfort City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers” -

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Council-Meetings-to-Begin-with-Muslim-Prayers-102387499.html