Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice Education’

17th April
2007

First Published in The New York Sun, April 17, 2007

By Andrew Wolf

It came as no surprise to Sol Stern of the Manhattan Institute that a class of New York City public high school pupils took a spring break jaunt to communist Cuba. “Sure, they do it every year,” Mr. Stern told me. He sees this as part of something much larger, a cadre of leftists and others caught in a time warp, promoting a 1960s type of radicalism. The problem is, according to Mr. Stern, that they are doing it in the public schools.

Although the city’s education department has rules about nearly everything that goes on in our schools, when it comes to the manipulation of young minds for political ends, not only does there appear to be no effort to stop such practices, but the mayor and chancellor have become unwitting co-conspirators in promoting them. (more…)

5th August
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, August 5, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The demonstration on Monday of a reported 80 teenagers in front of City Hall protesting the presence of the police in city schools is part of a campaign to thwart the centerpiece of Mayor Bloomberg’s program to restore order in the city’s most dangerous schools. I predict that by this time next year there will be far more protesters available to the adults behind these demonstrations who shamelessly exploit children to further their own radical political goals.

Even as the students protest the policies of the Department of Education, the department is giving their adult handlers control over a new high school that will open next month, the Bronx Leadership Institute. Some 120 pupils will begin class in September to undergo training — perhaps brainwashing is a better word — to protest the “establishment.”That means you, Mr. Bloomberg. (more…)