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TEACHERS who express radical left-wing views in the classroom are facing a new tactic in America: conservative parents are encouraging students to make recordings of their views.
The use of micro-recording devices, often in mobile phones or digital music players, is the latest twist in conservatives’ struggle against what they see as the leftist slant of American education.
A high-school geography teacher was placed on leave last week in Colorado after a 16-year-old pupil recorded him comparing US President George W. Bush to Hitler.

news.com.au

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Evil Pundit
15 years ago

It will be interesting when this starts happening in Australia.

I’ve heard some horror stories about leftist teachers. When they get exposed, it might help to reform the system.

Peter Hartley
Peter Hartley
15 years ago

A sensational idea..I want my kids learning subjects that will give them the basis for making a living in their future….NOT some diatribe on the “…impact of feminist polemics on Hannibal Crossing the Alps from a Marxist Socio-Economic perspective, with specific reference to the idiomatic significance of ‘Baa Baa Rainbow-coloured sheep’.

derrida derider
derrida derider
15 years ago

Well, EP, as long as what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I bet the seperation of church and state doesn’t always hold too well in some Bible Belt classrooms – I can’t wait for the next teacher who inflicts his religious superstition on his charges to be suspended this way.

I’m sure that’s real likely – not.

And why do I suspect that if the same teacher had compared Clinton to Stalin it would have passed without comment?

Evil Pundit
15 years ago

I think you suspect that because you’re a raving lefty. I doubt that it would have “passed without comment” — more likely the teacher would have lost his job.

I look forward to further public exposure of the abuse of teaching positions by left-wing ideologues. There is a lot of it happening.

Floating Life
15 years ago

So there’s no such thing, then, as a right-wing ideologue? Or is the last comment a shining example of objectivity? Do only “lefties” rave? I think we have the answer to that…

marcus
marcus
15 years ago

Floating life,
There is no such thing as a right wing idealogue in the NSW Public Education System, at least no one teaching English, History, Geography or anything else like the humanities (which these days seems to include what once was called science.