How to Pollute a Mind: Lessons from John Dewey and Van Jones

A new Ivy League "fellow" will soon have the opportunity to teach students his belief that white people are "steering poison into the people-of-color communities" and that America should give up its wealth to the American Indians. This June, Princeton University will welcome to its hallowed halls former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist. The story of how America started down a path leading to communist instructors in our classrooms begs to be told.In 1899, Vermonter John Dewey unveiled his vision for remaking American education -- a vision swallowed whole by "progressive" educators and used to corrupt the themes and methods used to teach our young. In The School and Society, Dewey declared that education doesn't occur "between teacher and pupil, or between teacher and parent"[i]. Education is a responsibility that society must execute using techniques "previously ignored as trivial, futile, or even condemned as...(Read Full Article)

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