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Against the Teachers By James Reed

     Sometimes at night, once I finally get to sleep after tossing and turning for eight hours, if I am lucky, I wake in fright, drenched in sweat, even if it is a freezing cold Melbourne night, having had the nightmare that I will have to teach in the morning. James old son, Jimmy, relax, you are retired, it is just a nightmare.

“A well-funded and subversive leftist movement of teachers in the United States threatens to tilt the political balance nationwide in the direction of Democrats across the country as Republicans barely hang on in key states that they need to hold for President Donald Trump to win re-election and for Republicans to have a shot at retaking the House and holding onto their Senate majority. This teacher’s union effort, called #RedforEd, has its roots in the very same socialism that President Trump vowed in his 2019 State of the Union address to stop, and it began in its current form in early 2018 in a far-flung corner of the country before spreading nationally. Its stated goals–higher teacher pay and better education conditions–are overshadowed by a more malevolent political agenda: a leftist Democrat uprising designed to flip purple or red states to blue, using the might of a significant part of the education system as its lever. The movement takes its name from a political organizing tool first seen in Florida in 2010, when teacher’s union members wore red to express political opposition to public school reform proposals under consideration at that time in the state and encouraged parents and political activists from other unions to join them.”

     That is what the socialist teachers are getting up to in the United States, but Australia is little different. The Left rules high schools, and promotes all of the politically correct nonsense that universities push to the next level. It started slowly in the 1970s, I noticed, then accelerated as more victories were achieved, and more conservative defeats were clocked up. There is even less hope for the high schools than universities, which is why the answer is a virtuous, vigorous, home school movement, with lawyers ready to defend parents, and a lobby group pushing for further home school rights. Schools have become Left wing brain washing centres. 



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