Denver Area Students Walk Out of School in Protest of Conservative Curriculum

Breitbart, September 23, 2014

Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.

Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of mouth and social media. Many waved American flags and carried signs, including messages that read “There is nothing more patriotic than protest.”

“I don’t think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past,” said Tori Leu, a 17-year-old student who protested at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada.

The school board proposal that triggered the walkout calls of instructional materials that present positive aspects of the nation and its heritage. It would establish a committee to regularly review texts and course plans, starting with Advanced Placement history, to make sure materials “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and don’t “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

The proposal from Julie Williams, part of the board’s conservative majority, has not been voted on and was put on hold last week. {snip}

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The proposal comes from an elected board with three conservative members who took office in November. The other two board members were elected in 2011 and oppose the new plan, which was drafted in response to a national framework for teaching history that supporters say encourages discussion and critical thinking. Detractors, however, fear it could put an outsize emphasis on the nation’s problems.

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Superintendent Dan McMinimee has met with some of the students and renewed his offer to continue discussions on the issue. “I respect the right of our students to express their opinions in a peaceful manner,” he said. “I do, however, prefer that our students stay in class.”

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  • JackKrak

    They only did it so they could take a dramatic selfie for their Facebook page. I guarantee you that not one of them had a more significant reason than that.

    • Teresa Nichols

      I think you are right. It really doesn’t give one much hope for our future at all.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      I think the more significant reason was so they could get a day off of going to school.

      I was in a union, and they had a one day strike. I took the day off; not because I supported the union, but because I didn’t want to work.

      .

  • Julius Caesar

    More and more young whites are cheering on the death of themselves, their people and their heritage. What a disgrace.

    • D.B. Cooper

      You have to let them suffer through a long period of unemployment and student debt. When they say they can’t find a job, YOU tell them Tyrone and Jose with their 1.9 GPAs got full scholarships and hired through quotas. I have learned that a lot of these clueless white drones do not even know what the term “Affirmative Action” means.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        Whenever something goes wrong for these brainwashed, know-nothing white kids they instinctively blame conservatives or Republicans, even though their particular gripe can be is directly traced to liberalism. They are impervious to reason, as I was too in my dumb liberal phase. These ignorant white protesters will either come around in their own time with experience and maturity like the rest of us here did, or they will remain forever duped. That’s it.

        • SFLBIB

          You got that right!!!

        • DAWNOFNEWDAY

          these white self-hating youth are black militants in white skin.

    • TruthBeTold

      KIDS shouldn’t be dictating the curriculum. ADULTS are supposed to do that.

      This is the worship of ‘youth culture’. They are being told to question everything and demand they get their way.

      We’re heading for a dark future when the kids who lack foresight, experience, and wisdom set the agenda.

      • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

        I teach my kids to question everything. Just don’t be surprised when you don’t like the answer.

        • SentryattheGate

          Sure, critical thinking, and a questioning spirit, is important, but important too is being humble enough to realize that sometimes you need to learn more before speaking or acting out! For decades, youth has been glorified—resulting in many being self-absorbed, bossy and egotistical, believing that they are worthy of SO MUCH respect! But respect is earned—-by the time a person has led an honorable, responsible life, raised good children, etc., they are worthy of much more respect then a young person without those credentials! I think Diane West made some good points in her book, The Death of the Grown-Up, about the youth culture, the rule of political correctness, the taboo of being judgmental, the inability of too many modern parents to be firm and decisive.

          • Petronius

            Yes, emphatically yes! Before challenging the norms with their silly opinions students first need to have a solid grounding in the fundamentals and in the society’s foundational principles — but less than one in a hundred students ever receive such a grounding.

            Thus the usual result of their opinions is an attack on the society’s foundation, decay of standards, and fracturing of social cohesion.

            The fact that a majority of the population may at any given time share their youthful opinions is generally grounds for grave concern — not proof that those opinions are right.

          • SentryattheGate

            Thanks! It bugs me when a see the voter registration drives at the local community college (and welfare offices)! More (ignorant/immature) voters is NOT a good thing! I cheered when I was young and 18 year- olds got the right to vote, now I regret it!

          • tlk244182

            I was an effing idiot when I was young: a smug, stupid, liberal ignoramus.

          • SentryattheGate

            I think a lot of mature adults can say that! Remember the saying: Got problems? Ask a teenager for answers; they know everything!

          • DAWNOFNEWDAY

            I was turning liberal in college as well, but I came across American Renaissance and Pat Buchanan at the time and read other politically incorrect books on my own. Been a complete 180 since then!

        • Neuday

          Please also tell them of Chesterton’s Gate.

          • tlk244182

            There’s an idea: require all those pimple-faced snot-noses to read, and pass a tough examination on GKC’s Orthodoxy, and Everlasting Man.

        • DiversityIsDeath

          Being contemplative and considering alternatives is one thing, being disrespectful big-mouth know-it-alls dictating to their elders and betters “how it’s gonna be, or else” is another thing altogether. Since they already know everything, these arrogant white liberal youth should drop out of this “racist white conservative college” and go to work and get a taste of the real multicultural world. That would probably be the best thing for them.

          • SentryattheGate

            The “college of hard knocks”!

          • DAWNOFNEWDAY

            I hate these leftist whites. Drop them off in Africa somewhere or some majority muslim land.

      • connorhus

        I would bet you some money there is an adult (in age anyway) teacher, or three, behind this protest.

        • My 54th axiom:

          Whenever a mass group of young people do something, there is always an old person behind it. If a mass of young men bearing arms take a hill, there is an old man with stars on his helmet behind it. Likewise, when you see masses of young “anarchists,” there is an old man with tenure behind it.

          • Petronius

            My first axiom:

            Never take a personal check.

        • Turns out you’re right. The adults putting the students up to this are the adults in the teachers’ union because they and this school board are in the middle of a battle over teacher compensation methods.

        • 1stworlder

          What do you think their noses look like?

    • CallahanAuto

      My sister lives in Arvada, a town that is at least 90% white, and she has two youngsters who are not in school yet. I don’t know if I will bring up this topic with her. I feel the same way you do, and she no doubt will side with the people making a big squawk about this. It would end up in a big fight.

      Meanwhile, here in the People’s Republic of NJ, I have to bite my tongue when the first book my son’s third grade class reads is “One Green Apple,” a book about how lonely and left out a Muslim girl feels after immigrating to the U.S. I wanted to voice my displeasure, but ultimately did not want to make my son a target in school. I have decided the best way to combat all of this is to give my son the opposing viewpoint, the one he’ll never hear in school, at home. Homeschooling is not a realistic option. Private school is, but my wife is against it.

      • IstvanIN

        A Muslim girl lonely in NJ? We have Mosques going up every other week it seems.

        • CallahanAuto

          Hahahaha! We have a growing Muslim population here in my small Passaic County town. Many Muslims live in next-door Paterson, too. I imagine most are looking to get out of that hellhole of a city.

      • connorhus

        Wait till he gets to the gay penguin parents book.

        • CallahanAuto

          Oh geez.

          • connorhus

            Yep I kid you not it’s titled “And Tango Makes Three” and was in many public school libraries and required reading in some young children’s classes in elementary schools around the country.

            Supposedly about a true story of a couple of male penguin’s who raised a chick at some zoo or another.

          • Matt Turner

            Which one of the male penguins laid the egg?

          • connorhus

            Neither. The egg was given to them as an experiment by the zoo handlers I think. Honestly I have seen the book but other than figuring out what it was about and why trying to read the thing closely made me ill.

          • 1stworlder

            Did he do the coloring book of little boys wearing dresses yet?

        • Oil Can Harry

          Gay penguins?

          Instead of Happy Feet it should be called Sore Bottoms.

      • SentryattheGate

        Yet another reason to avoid gov’t. schools: “Anti-racist” education has been established in many schools, K-12, preaching constantly to the kids that “whites hold minorities down, in school and in the economy, with jobs” /using whites as scapegoats for others’ lack of success, thereby stirring up more racial/ethnic hatred.

        • Raymond Kidwell

          Just scratch out the word “white” on all the books and replace it with the word “Jew”. Watch the swarm of FBI agents, national media, public outrage etc. ensue. Maybe a few people will ask themselves “why is it ok to hate white people, but not Jews?”

      • Malgus

        You need to cowboy up. You chose to not say anything instead of speaking up?

        Last year, I asked him what he was reading in school. He mentions that POS book written by Mandela. Only his was some comic book looking thing for grade-schoolers.

        Incensed, I wrote up a list of everything Mandela was guilty of – bombings, intimidation, ramrodding the MK (the terrorist militant wing of the ANC), the fact that he had been trained by the Soviets, East Germans and Libyans in the art of terrorism, that he plead guilty to over 150 counts of terror and mayhem, sedition and treason. Even Amnesty International wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole – he was guilty as sin. All of it backstopped and factual. I set up a meeting with the principal “to discuss my son’s assigned schoolwork”…

        At the meeting, I handed the principal – and the instructor responsible for that POS book – the list that proved Mandela a criminal terrorist and murderer. They claimed they had no choice but to assign the book. I told them, in a calm voice, that if that book didn’t disappear, every parent of every child in that school would receive this list, and notification that their kids were being brainwashed. If that didn’t work, then I would go to the Superintendent. If that didn’t work, then there was always the press. I would make it my mission in life.

        The book disappeared overnight.

        Since then, I have kept a very, very close eye on what my son is taught. I review every movie, screen every book. I review everything he brings home and have read every single textbook he has (he “wasn’t permitted” to bring the books home. I told him my authority exceeded that of his teachers. I got the books).

        They KNOW I keep a close eye on what they teach… I sign off on everything, even writing notes in the margins (and I’ve corrected his math instructor’s work before as well). I think word has gotten out about The Book Incident, and his instructors don’t really want to test me again.

        All of this is backstopped here at home with what I teach him, usually in the hard sciences. We’re still borderline about homeschooling… have to do more research before I take that route. But, it’s an option.

        You need to step up, friend. Your son’s future is at stake, as well as our children’s in the larger sense. Review his curriculum, read his textbooks and assignments. If you find something blatant, then bell the cat. Do what you gotta do. Just make sure you got your ducks in a row before you take on a roomful of teachers…

        • phillyguy

          Good for you!!

        • Zimriel

          As phillyguy said, good for you, but why didn’t you just send the list to the other parents anyway?

          • Malgus

            My mission was accomplished. The book disappeared from the classroom and I haven’t heard anything about it since.

            Since the book disappeared and I got what I wanted, as a man of my word, I backed off. It would have been bad form to go back on my word and double cross the principal.

        • ncpride

          Good for you! I had a similar dispute with my son’s teacher last year over Mandela. I simply would not allow him to write a report praising that thug, and told her he would only do the report using facts. To ALL White parents, watch what they are teaching your children! It’s vitally important to curb the ridiculous brainwashing and LIES!

          • SentryattheGate

            Yes, and Common (Commie) Core will be worse with the brainwashing and dumbing down! Some states have been kicking it out!

          • Lion’s Mane

            Very good for you! I’m proud of you! If enough White parents did this, there’d be much more reason for HOPE in our situation. If a majority of White parents did this . . . !

        • disqus_4Jy24XjH8I

          You’re the best person on this site and a great Dad.

          • Malgus

            Thank you… though I don’t know about “best person on this site”… there’s many a good man and woman here. I simply believe in right action.

            Another storm is brewing. My wife calls me “Brummbär”, which translates to ‘grumbling bear’… if you saw me, you’d know why.

            I’m relatively slow to anger, but I have come across some things recently that are motivating me to go see his principal again… and a couple of his teachers. They have some things they have to justify, but I doubt anything they say will make a difference… I’m pretty incensed about it and, depending on what they say, I just might pull him for good and homeschool him…

            He was doing an assignment. Asked me to proofread it. The more I read, the angrier I got.

            “Do you know about (fill in the blank)?” He shakes his head.
            “Ever heard of (fill in the blank)?” Nope. A blank.
            “What about (fill in the blank)?” Nothing.

            “Well, what do they teach you? How do they expect you to write a paper on a subject without actually teaching you how to write a paper properly? I was learning this in 4th Grade. They have failed you.”

            So.. next week, we will see what we will see…

          • disqus_4Jy24XjH8I

            Keep fighting the good fight. This is a full-on communist take-over.
            I remember my Dad giving me the other side of arguments in school- thank God he did.
            When the parents watch every move of the school, that’s when we stand a chance.

        • DAWNOFNEWDAY

          I even spoke up when I had a leftist feminist instructor years ago. She, like most liberal instructors, used her teaching time to push her left-wing nonsense. One day she blamed whites for blacks in prison, I saw nobody disagreeing with her, but nodding their heads to which I said, “If it’s racism,why weren’t they in prison in such large numbers before the 1960s? Many come from one-parent households, no fathers in the home, their neighborhoods are full of crime, gangs, etc.”

          I noticed after that this instructor didn’t bring up race or liberal nonsense in front of me when I was in class.

      • DAWNOFNEWDAY

        So you’re more afraid of embarrassing your son than you are securing an existence for him in the future? At some point, we will not have anymore rights.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      These white young people in the US are going to learn the hard way. Honestly, I won’t feel sorry for them when they get attacked by the diversity.

  • We find student protesters named Tyrone G. Parks and Tori Leu. Which tells you a lot.

    The irony is that this great “conservative” pedagogy probably had zero zilch nada in the way of supporting the demographics of the historic American nation, and is only “conservative” in the sense of peddling a conga line of right-libertarian universalist abstractions. Yet, even that watered down mush is too much for the diverse student bodies of Aurora, Colorado.

    So what do we have here? More of the usual lamestream conservative point-and-sputter, and their usual deer-in-the-headlights reaction when the tribe-minded non-whites are having none of it. Far be it from me to suggest that things would be a lot different and a lot better if the official right in this country was white ethnonationalist and tribally minded.

  • D.B. Cooper

    On other sites, I tell these young white punks that they are indoctrinated, and they don’t even know it. I have a couple of female relatives in their twenties who don’t have a clue. You see, “we stole this land from the Indians, and we should get rid of standardized testing!” So says the valedictorian of her school, yet works as a waitress now.

    • Alexandra1973

      I think anyone who feels we stole land from the Indians is welcome to head back to Europe or wherever.

      My mom believes that tripe. Next time she gets on that kick I’ll ask if she wants to go back to Scotland or England.

      • Stan D Mute

        The Indians stole it from other indians first. That’s what history is, people stealing land from other people. Next time somebody goes off on that nonsense, suggest that humans stole the land and genocided Neanderthals and that ALL the land should be given back to the descendants of the Neanderthals.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      I’m done educating these young self-hating white leftists. They are fanatical. They’re no different than arguing with a black militant or muslim radical. They hate you even if you look like them.

      As far as the “we stole this land from the Indians” ask these kids if they would be willing to go to Europe and leave, since they are on ‘stolen land,’ Ask them if they would be willing to live like it was pre-1492 without the iphones and Facebook and Twitter and all the other nice things they have today?

      If they do the ‘white priviliege’ nonsense, ask them if they would give their money, job, house to nonwhites or move into a majority nonwhite neighborhood or country.

      Just keep exposing these leftists. Embarrass them. Shame them. They’re not worth any compassion.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    This was an adult-engineered. Probably by a group of leftist history teacher(s) who are very active in the teachers union. Fire up some minority students. Let peer pressure take care of the white kids.

    • TruthBeTold

      No doubt.

      Kids are being told by agitators that they have ‘rights’. And those rights include acting like petulant children.

      They’re setting up a generation of leftist trouble makers.

      • Who Me?

        When I was about 14, and a self-righteous, arrogant, know-it-all young miss, I made the mistake of telling my grandfather that “I had rights.”
        He replied, “Yes, you have rights. You have the right to sit down, shut up, and do what I tell you to or get your a** whipped till you can’t sit down. DO YOU HEAR ME?” Since this was bellowed at full throttle from less than 6 feet away, I most certainly heard him, and I knew he meant it, too. That was the end of any discussion about children’s rights in our house for many a long year.

        • Periapsis

          My father once told me, do anything that gets the police involved, I will turn you in myself. I was quite rebellious, and at times malicious too. He did me a favor by doing that, just as your grandfather did you a huge favor.

          • DAWNOFNEWDAY

            me as well. if anyone in my family robbed a place or a person or did anything like the ‘knock out games’ (like the blacks do) or were a serial killer,I would turn them in.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      that’s what I was thinking. Most teens aren’t interested in politics or history, etc. They are focused on what to do after high school, partying, fun, sex, getting drunk, “what’s cool?”, etc. They wanted to get out of school; that’s it. Just as they used young whites during the Civil Rights movement to march and do the ‘freedom riders’ bus ride with them. Most of the white kids/youth that do this don’t have to worry about holding a job or worry about getting shot or killed in their neighborhood by the black and mestizo terrorists.

  • TruthBeTold

    One reason, among obvious reasons to readers of AR, for the break down of our schools is that years ago, children were given the ‘right’ to decide classroom lessons.

    ADULTS used to tell kids what was important to learn and the kids learned it or they failed.

    Today, kids complain material or subjects are too difficult or they consider they irrelevant and undeserving of their attention so schools adapted courses to what kids wanted.

    This amounts to kids setting the standard or lunatics running the asylum.

  • Evil Racist Bigot

    If they refuse to study the curriculum, expel them. If they do learn a healthy respect for authority, all the better. If not, their educational prospects will be sufficiently damaged to the point where they will never have the power or influence to do harm with their liberal lunacy.

    Also, do these same students protest over the wholesale fabrications of black history month, which amongst other things involves attributing a myriad of inventions to black people, thus denying credit to the white people who actually invented them? If not, what exactly is wrong with simply presenting the facts in a positive light?

    • LHathaway

      You’re funny.

  • Mary

    No, by all means let’s continue down the revisionist road. America is evil. White men are even more evil, and their achievements should not even be mentioned. Basically, they only exist to oppress women and people of color, who actually invented and established everything of value.
    This is barely exaggeration. I read a story about Lewis and Clark in a textbook yesterday. Only Lewis and Clark were strangely absent from the action. The real story was all about Sacajawea and a slave sidekick, York.

    • connorhus

      Well they want today’s young women to act like prostitutes might as well have em study the expedition’s pass around squeeze I guess.

  • ncpride

    “I don’t think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past,”

    What a JOKE! These little twits have NO idea just how censored their education is now. They would be shocked to learn there is much more than just evil Whitey, slavery and the Holocaust. There is zero balance in the teaching of ‘history’ these days. If they’re not blaming Europeans for every single problem on the planet, it’s not history to the loony White adult liberals behind this nonsense.

    • Stan D Mute

      Worse still is that when teaching about slavery, they are not taught that it was the universal human condition until white englishmen and then white american men ended the practice. Whites are the heroes of the slavery story. Likewise, with the holocaust, white Americans, English, and Russians liberated the concentration camps. Guilty were the Germans. Only the Germans. White Americans are the great heroes of the holocaust.

      But why let silly little things like facts disturb a good hate on white men?

      • SentryattheGate

        The Chinese Communists admit to killing ~100 million of their own people, mostly during Mao’s cultural revolution. The Stalinist Communists killed ~40-50 million Ukrainians & Russians, Pol Pot killed ~1/3rd of his Cambodian countrymen. But this is rarely mentioned compared to the 13 million during the Nazi era, due to the leftist agenda.

        • Zimriel

          I was just going to mention the Cultural Revolution’s use of children to shut down local schools and to unite them with the Party and with the State.

          • DAWNOFNEWDAY

            these kids are “useful idiots” as Lenin called them.

      • christine

        Also the white conquistadors put a stop to the savage human sacrifice and cannibalism in mesoamerica. But as the university teaches, it was because they were evil ethnocentrists with no respect for other cultures :::eye-roll:::

        • DAWNOFNEWDAY

          yeah, because we should tolerate people who scalp others’ heads open!

  • [Guest]

    Obviously, they’ve been indoctrinated, in no small part by the government schools. And they’re so thoroughly indoctrinated that they’re oblivious.

  • WR_the_realist

    The white students want a history curriculum that does nothing but tell them how wicked white people are.

    • Shadrach

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • Zimriel

      Well, yes. Because it shows how selfless and pure they are. How diverse. They know what the universities want.

    • christine

      Many young whites have been conditioned their whole life to feel “warm fuzzies” when they put themselves down as a race, or subsequently, when they extol the virtues of other races. It’s a conditioned response and they’re addicted to it like a drug. I overheard this girl on campus the other day talking about how much of a “beautiful mix” some mulatto baby in her family is. Her eyes had that dopey unfocused look of someone in a trance, like she was almost getting off on proving that she “embraces diversity.” When I talk to these people and they try to engage me on their level, I look at them like they have six heads. And it seems they almost want to wake up but it’s too painful for them. It took me a good five years of serious research from the time I first even encountered these ideas until I came to the realization that there was indeed a widespread anti-white agenda in the works. I thought I was slow, but I have only met in person a small handful of people who have even gotten that far.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    to make sure materials ‘promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights’ and don’t ‘encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.’

    Yeah, better that schools teach students that liberty is undesirable and we’re all better off as slaves under Big Government’s Progressive Utopia.

    Better to let über-lefties like Coleman, the architect of Common Core, change the AP History curriculum to one that promotes further leftism, Marxism and socialism even better than the one in place that uses Howard “I Stand to the Left of Mao” Zinn written textbooks that gloss over the 100 million + deaths under the brutality of Communism.

    The AP History curriculum already teaches that America is a racist, homophobic, sexist imperialist regime.

    the College Board’s (headed by David Coleman) ‘required knowledge’ inculcates a consistently negative view of American history that focuses on identity group grievances, conflict, exploitation, and examples of oppression.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    This little snowflakes think they know everything, but are afraid of their own shadows. They preach tolerance and open-mindedness, but are actually afraid to hear a point of view different from the one they think they have.

  • 48224

    I was a teacher. Take my word for it, high-schoolers couldn’t care less….they were put up to this by some leftist entity.

    • connorhus

      I was a HS history teacher once years ago. I quickly figured out if I stayed and tried to teach history, especially US history (Which they tried to change to Social Sciences anyway) I would be in jail before I was 25. Even with my dated experience I agree with you 100% there is a teacher or three stirring this pot from behind.

      • silviosilver

        Still, they seem powerless to stop this sort of thing once a school board is taken over by conservatives. They may control the ‘commanding heights’ of the education system but they are vulnerable at the school board level. If only conservatives would move onto more important issues than ‘evolution’ this could be a real game-changer.

        • connorhus

          I wouldn’t say that. With the Federal Government keeping a lock on all schools with their program funding and fund matching schemes they manage to enforce their will and regulations/desired course topics regardless and despite the locals.

          Common core is a good example.

  • Dave West

    In reality this new “patriotic/respect for authority” curriculum is likely to be just as PC as the old one, I don’t know what these little whiny pricks are so upset about; their history education has been censored their whole school career.

    New curriculum or not, at the end of the day they’re still going to graduate high school thinking MLK and Mandela are infallible god-like figures and that 1000’s of black and transgender-hispanic soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy and defeated the white male, right-wing, Nazis.

    • Adolf Verloc

      Bravo! James J. Martin used to refer to “inconvenient history.” As an example of propaganda, look at the treatment of the First World War in texts with either a left or right slant. You’ll learn about how America singlehandedly defeated Kaiser Wilhelm and his goose-stepping, baby-bayonetting Huns.

  • humura

    They oppose the censored version of their education! That is all they will receive at politically correct universities. And probably all they have already received in p.c. public schools. There is more to American history than Howard Zinn’s left-wing view.

  • MekongDelta69

    Denver is a highly leftist city, which is why the Superintendent “offered to continue discussions on the issue” instead of ordering these tiny teens back to school.

    That kid’s sign (just to the right of center) should read:
    “My School. My indoctrination. My brainwashing.”

  • willbest

    I would accept their right to protest if they could identify the part of the constitution that grants them this right, repeat its exactly language.

  • Luca

    “I don’t think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past,”

    If you want a real education about our past, go to a local national cemetery or the American cemeteries in Normandy France. Better yet, read the citations attached to our Medal of Honor recipients.

    Anything published after 1965 becomes more and more Marxist propaganda as the publishing dates progress.

    • LHathaway

      And yet, these students found a reason to protest, their curriculum is becoming too conservative. Some stories you just can’t make up. In a nation self-styled by it’s leaders after the dystopian novel ‘1984’ this story takes the cake. This one is the mother of them all. As far as I’m concerned, this is whooper of them all.

      Please, someone do an AmRen original article on this.

    • Tim

      Kudos for using the correct term “Recipients” instead of the more popular and entirely incorrect “Winner”…

  • Adolf Verloc

    I’d take Bretbart with a grain of salt on this. History, especially American history is almost always taught with an agenda – they simply want to push a different agenda. Ideally, an Olympian and objective presentation (think Thucydides) should be the goal. There are uncomfortable pages in the American story ranging from the treatment of the Cherokees to the mass deaths of German POWs following WWII.

    • connorhus

      Well the victors write the history there is no denying that but along that vein until the late 80’s more or less US history was taught on a much more facts only basis than in other places around the world. Also the important issues where covered that allowed students to engage in political thinking when they reached an age of maturity without having to take a civics class. In most cases specific aspects pertaining to our Constitution and how it was influenced, and why, were taught while focusing on individual founders. However these sections were removed because so many founding fathers were slave owners and instead that segment of Early American History now focuses on the life of some fictional slave.

      That is only one example I might add and one I remember from 25 years ago when I walked away from teaching such garbage. They have moved beyond teaching with an agenda to simply teaching an agenda.

      Big difference there.

      • Mary

        I graduated from high school in ’92, and there is definitely a blatant agenda now that was at least a little more subdued back then. I remember that contributions of minorities and women were covered, but they were usually presented as supplementary material, and were sometimes in the form of sidebars outside of the main text. Now, the agenda couldn’t be any more in-your-face. Minor contributions of “historically oppressed groups” are elevated way above their actual importance. White males truly are circumvented as much as possible, and vilified when they must be mentioned. Modern textbooks are vile propaganda of the highest order. Since homeschooling isn’t possible right now, I’m having to provide my children with a more factual view of history than they will ever receive in school.

      • Adolf Verloc

        Your comments on civics classes are excellent. A grasp of how the Constitution and government works is the most important thing you could learn in school, and it has been terribly neglected. I cringe when I see comments from ordinary people and even opinion leaders that are clueless on issues like separation of powers or “advice & consent” and the Senate.

  • Alexandra1973

    This look familiar to anyone?

  • Chris

    Hand them Charles Beard and be done with it.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    The fact that these kids would protest a curriculum that promotes “citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights”. Shows just how poisonous liberal culture, which has had a vice grip on America’s youth < and by youth I mean all of America's young people, not just the media's version of, well, you know, "youths" ) for the last 60 years, really is.

  • JustSayin

    For these kids, rights are only what feels good. And all the leftist agitators have to do to get them pointed in one direction is to make it “feel good.”

    Where these conservatives screwed up was to place such a great emphasis on adherence to authority. Because in our times, the authority is the leftist cultural marxist cabal that was created out of the free love hippie kids of the sixties. They’ve become among the worst tyrants this nation has ever produced.

    And that’s why I say F*** authority.

    • Guest

      Very good point. Blindly following “authority” is hardly a virtue for a person of reason. It is important to know that those who hold power hold it justly and are just and are ruling the citizens in justice. When tyrants and incompetents rule, it is wise to question authority.

      • That’s why I question diversity, because questioning diversity IS questioning authority.

  • Simonetta

    As far as I’m concerned, as long as you have legal, inexpensive, and easy-to-obtain marijuana in Colorado, there’s no reason any more to be against respect for citizenship, patriotism, and authority.

    There was a culture war that lasted 40 years. You won. Time to take a deep toke and big bite of space cake, relax, and let your mind open to exactly why it is that your opponents thought that was so important for you to learn respect for citizenship, patriotism, and authority.

    Especially now that “respect for citizenship, patriotism, and authority” aren’t just code words that crypto-fascists use as an excuse to throw you in jail for 20 years for conspiracy to commit felony possession of rolling papers.

  • Stan D Mute

    Much of this is the direct result of exploding real estate prices in California. In the last 20 years, Denver has been overrun with Californians moving east for cheaper real estate and taxes. Boulder was already a stronghold of socialist dogma and the moonbeams have swung the balance in a state that was always pretty traditional/conservative. Today we see the results in efforts like the gun ban (unthinkable in Old West Colorado of 30 years ago), legal pot, and large sections of the city occupied by criminal alien invaders.

    Thanks california!

    • WR_the_realist

      The reality is that many of those ex-Californians were fleeing diversity. They’ll say they just want a neighborhood like the one they grew up in, but what it amounts to is escaping diversity. Just like Massachusetts refugees to New Hampshire, the damn fools keep voting for what destroyed the state they fled.

    • disqus_4Jy24XjH8I

      I’ll tell you something sad: I just left California for Alabama. I am finding that the Alabamans have been ‘softened up for the kill’. They know the Mexicans are coming, and they are ready for them. Where I live, the city is already about 8% Mexican.
      The younger ones especially whine at you if you criticize the Mexicans.
      Although AL put in a law that only citizens can sit on welfare here, they are still catering to them. Saw a ‘hablamos Espanol sign at a used car lot.
      Two idiots here have whined, ‘they work so har-ard’. And I say yeah, at taking your children’s jobs.
      My damn credit union’s ATM has instructions in Spanish. Maybe the C.U. had to buy the machine that way. I don’t see any Mex’s in there, but I see literature with Mex faces on the front. Jesus.
      I am trying to tell them what is coming, and they are not listening.
      Is it ten times better than California? Of course, but I see what’s coming and it’s frustrating not getting these knuckleheads to listen to me

      • WR_the_realist

        Here in New Hampshire, 150 miles from the border with Quebec, the Lowes and Home Depot stores are bilingual English – French. Ha ha, just kidding. They’re actually bilingual, English – Spanish.

  • RHG

    Bus in a load of blacks and change the demographics of this high school pictured and we will see how liberal these students truly are. I am betting they couldn’t get out of their fast enough.

    • Zimriel

      And then they’ll be liberal in another unsuspecting white district.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Modern “Conservatives” in this country actually gave up on the core of Conservatism several decades ago and surrendered to the chief demands underlying the Liberal Agenda: “Conservatives” embraced much of the The Civil Rights Movement, especially the integration of the races. Thus, they took the ‘backbone’ out of conservatism, so to speak. “Conservatives” today are impotent and cowardly. They do not deserve success, since their putative leader, Ronald Reagan, gave MLK, the grand PROTESTER of them all, a national holiday. It’s no wonder that these kids support the idea of protest so strongly. “Conservatives” are reaping what they themselves have sown.

    • Zimriel

      But but but MLK was a REPUBLICAN!

      • Ike Eichenberg

        Plagiarizer – check

        Fornicator – check

        Whore-monger – check

        Marxist – check

        I checked the record and I can’t find anywhere showing he endorsed Goldwater in ’64.

        “I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic… [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive… but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness.” – MLK Jr

        • Guest

          Not this only. MLK wasn’t really “Christian” in what almost all Christians would consider orthodox. He did not believe in the divinity of Christ or the Resurrection, to name just two examples. He not only dictated the ‘true meaning’ of our national creeds, but also personally reinvented Christianity to suit his ends and purposes. If memory serves, King even once declared that he was presenting to Americans the authentic, the real Christianity. (I’ll have to try to find the quote on that one.)

  • Shadrach

    I feel bad for our future as these Whites will teach their children to embrace their own genocide.

  • FozzieT

    “We, the uneducated, demand you teach us what we already know!!!!”

  • OhWow

    Just the other day a Bill Maher audience of whites applauded after a black man said whites are the cause of all violence. Now this?

    White liberals really need mental help. How can you hate yourself so much?

    • bubo

      I guarantee I hate them ten fold as much as they hate themselves.

  • Gary John 金白龍

    White Liberals are clinically insane. They are celebrating their own ethnic cleansing, and are hooked on a Marxist created drug called guiltacontin.

  • Jake Frizzell

    Recalling how jew controlled Colorado (Denver in particular) shut down ALL legitimate conversation about the Columbine school massacre. To this day, one can bring up the facts on an internet discussion board and the khazar trolls will come swarming out from under their rotten log.

    I mention this to comment on the corruption in much of the Colorado school system is just a reflection of who controls it.

  • Doomispixulated

    These kids are so coddled and stupid. I would expect that in the not to distant future we will see a holiday on 4/20 and a mandate that every worker be granted a 4:20 toke break to fulfill their human rights.

  • curri

    But of course USG is the number one enemy of whites worldwide-so some of the white kids might have walked out based on good motives. The fact that the US is governed by an anti-white ruling elite must provoke cognitive dissonance in many

  • ricpic

    Clearly the schools are in the hands of cultural marxists. But what about the home? When the family sits around the dinner table is there ever a discussion of current affairs? That was the case in the household I grew up in. I can’t honestly say I remember any specifics but somehow love of country, and especially love of the essential decency of America, was instilled in me. I am fairly certain that political or social issue discussions don’t happen in most households, then, when I grew up, or now. Okay, I get it, most parents are exhausted by evening and don’t want to or have it in them to make the effort. But maybe it’s worse than that, maybe anything “intellectual” either bores them or puts them off. And so there never will be a counterweight in the home to the propaganda at school.

  • SFLBIB

    “The proposal from Julie Williams, part of the board’s conservative
    majority, has not been voted on and was put on hold last week.”

    Why? It should have been railroaded through if for no other reason than to give liberals a dose of their own medicine.

  • Rick

    The American People sat pack for decades letting the Liberal Left dictate education and now it’s come back to bite !

    You can’t turn this around ?

    They (The Leftists, Marxists, Unions and U.S.A. Haters) have complete control of the American School System including the University’s, so todays students believe what ever they, the Teachers, Professors and Public Media (Local News, Cable New, News Papers) say/tell them, yet at the same time they distrust their Parents!

    The “Drug Addicts”, “Sexual Perverts”, “Anti-Family” morons from the 60’s and 70’s now command the Young !!

    But the “Conservatives” sat by and watched it happen ?

    STUPIDITY DESERVES REWARD !!!

    And guess what, it’s only going to get worse until the complete collapse of America !

    The “Left” is a disease that never quits, it’s job is to destroy whatever prospers and though they “Lie” out their “Teeth”, still the masses believe them, and that’s “STUPIDLY” !!!

    IF YOUR KIDS ARE STUPID, “YOU” LET THEM GET THAT WAY !

    NOW DEAL WITH IT…

  • DAWNOFNEWDAY

    ask them if they want to live in Africa or Afghanistan for a year?