Vocabulary assignment disparages conservatives, praises leftists

Vocabulary assignment disparages conservatives, praises leftists

The liberal agenda of public school teachers and administrators is often shrouded, however transparently, in rhetoric and inference.
Sometimes, however, students receive an assignment blatantly attacking the conservative views held by about half of the population.
One eight-grade teacher in Wisconsin reportedly did just that with a vocabulary quiz in the form of a crossword puzzle.
The clue designed to be answered with the word “conservatism” included the ridiculous allegation such ideology supports “restricting personal freedoms.”
In contrast, “liberalism” is the desired answer for a clue describing “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone” and concerned with “government protection of civil liberties.”
A concerned parent exposed the assignment when her 13-year-old daughter told her about it.
Tamra Varebrook said she has seen other schoolwork that “paints conservatism in a negative light,” expressing her concern over “what high school is going to bring.”
There is no indication the assignment provided specific examples of conservatives squashing personal freedom, likely because such acts are overwhelmingly in the left’s wheelhouse.
Still, impressionable minds are far more susceptible to accepting an instructor’s definition of these terms without performing the rudimentary research required to prove the assertion wrong.
It is a sad commentary on the state of this nation and our public schools that the very individuals our next generation should look to for accurate information – teachers – are in reality those most deserving of sincere scrutiny.
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