Ed Driscoll

THOMAS SOWELL says that parents

THOMAS SOWELL says that parents with a backbone have done the seemingly impossible: gotten rid of one of an endless serious of fad school programs, in this case, “The International Baccalaureate Curriculum”, taught in Fairfax, Virginia’s high school. If it sounds like a card game Omar Sharif should be teaching the elderly passengers of some cruise ship, it isn’t. Sowell writes:

It has a left-wing hidden agenda, as so many other fad programs do. One of the program’s supporters gushed that it teaches students “how to think globally” and “how to make us part of the world.”

One of the parents critical of the program put it quite differently. She said it “promotes socialism, disarmament, radical environmentalism, and moral relativism, while attempting to undermine Christian religious values and national sovereignty.”

None of this is new. This kind of indoctrination has been going on for decades, and the kind of thinking behind it goes back a hundred years, when education guru John Dewey began promoting the idea that schools should be instruments of “social change.”

By substituting back-door indoctrination in place of education, John Dewey has done more damage than anyone without an army.

“What is new”, Sowell adds, “is that some parents are finally waking up and fighting back”. The Washington Times has more.