by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
A controversial middle school assignment on immigration shows how teachers are now pushing Barack Obamas illegal alien amnesty talking points to young minds.
Scott Radies son is an 8th grader at Shattuck Middle School in Wisconsin. Last week the boy brought home assigned work on the topic of U.S. immigration policy.
The work, sent home by 8th grade Social Studies teacher Grace Davis, featured a political cartoon with a clearly-marked Democrat (with brown skin, who resembles Obama) laying bricks to illustrate the building of a proverbial pathway to citizenship.
Another figure, with white skin, and labeled as Republican is using a crowbar to remove the bricks, and thoughtlessly tossing them over his shoulder dismantling the immigration process.
The teacher did not produce the cartoon, it is originally from the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
The students were directed to complete a series of questions about immigration policy, using the cartoon as a reference, as follows:
- Who are the men in the picture (What is their job? Look at what they are doing for a hint)
- What are they building?
- What do the symbols on their shirts represent?
- What is action being done by each man?
- What might this mean to us about immigration and citizenship?
Scott Radies son showed him the homework, which Radies sent to IJReview, expressing his concern about his child being taught fairly and objectively:
I flipped it over to see if the opposite view was maybe on the other side of the homework assignment, but theres nothing, just one side of paper.
Then Radies grew irritated when he saw what the acceptable answers were:
When I saw his answers to the questions, and realized that the teacher gave him five out of five so apparently those answers that he gave were the ones she was looking for because he got them all right, Radies said, adding, The fact that the way that she structured the questions and then rewarded them with five out of five, I thought Wow, it definitely looks like she wanted a certain answer… The whole thing was ridiculous, I thought.
Indoctrination in action, Obama-style.
When IJR confronted the school, they claimed that the assignment was not intended to shape the childrens political views, saying:
It was basically a skill-building unit for reading and understanding a political cartoon. It was basically the simplest cartoon that [Davis] could find for an eighth-grade level as far as understanding the concept of a political cartoon.
But there was no corresponding political view taught or demonstrated, let alone given an assignment to present. Nothing on the impact of illegal immigration on crime, for instance, or identity theft, or jobs, or the unfairness to legal immigrants of those who break our laws. Nor did the teacher cover the nation security implications of an open border.
Just open-borders, amnesty brainwashing of young minds.
Contact info: Shattuck Middle School (920) 751-6850. Teacher: Grace Davis. Principal: Melissa Chrisman