Lunaya Pravda

02 March 2007

School indoctrinates kids against property rights

Private Seattle school tells kids: Property rights are bad, m'kay?

According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership." According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation."

The children were allegedly incorporating into Legotown "their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys." These assumptions "mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society -- a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive."

They claimed as their role shaping the children's "social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity ... from a perspective of social justice."

(emphasis mine)

It's garbage like this that make me fantasize about having a child enrolled there just so I could give the school's staff a good verbal lashing and pull my kid out of their manipulative hands. What communistic crap, and how despicable to indoctrinate children with it. Of course, they'll be much more pliable taxpayers later.

This is even worse than "Why Mommy Is A Democrat". And in my own back yard no less. I feel nauseated.

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