The left has already begun the transformation of many K-12 classrooms into indoctrination projects for its agendas. Concerted campaigns have been launched by the left at high schools geared to converting students into activists against the war and discouraging them from volunteering to serve. Radical pedagogy exemplified by the “Teaching for Social Justice” regimen has entered teacher training texts and teacher training graduate courses.
In response to this juggernaut, the Freedom Center has launched our Student Center for Academic Freedom on college campuses and with the same agenda: take politics out of the classroom. The Center has drafted an academic bill of rights for K-12 schools and created a new website—www.psaf.org. The Center has commissioned a book by education writer Sol Stern exposing the radical roots of the “Teaching for Social Justice” phenomenon (its leading intellectual influence is former Weatherman terrorist and current University of Chicago education professor Billy Ayres) and the extent to which it has penetrated teachers’ colleges and textbooks. Stern’s study will be published by Encounter Books in 2007.