Instead of parsing participles, a public high school English teacher has been using her classroom to wage an ugly propaganda campaign against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters.
“Basically, the only people who seem to be safe from this guy are white Christian males,” the teacher said in a classroom discussion recorded by a student. “Am I missing anything? Oh, American – white, Christian, male Americans.”
The unidentified teacher at North Carolina’s Cedar Ridge High School even made students watch speeches delivered by Hitler and had them compare them to speeches that Trump had delivered, outraged parents tell me.
The Orange County School District told me they are aware of the recording and the classroom comments.
“We take these issues seriously,” the district spokesman told me. “The matter is under review. We conduct our reviews in a manner fair to everyone involved.”
The Trump-bashing came during a lesson on ethos and pathos.
“He is in fact the master of pathos,” the teacher told students. “So who knows what his actual motives are but he is a master at manipulating his audience, right? He knows where the fears lie and he is going right after them.”
She went on to accuse the GOP nominee of “poking the fryers under particular niches of people in this country -- people who are anti-Mexican, people who are anti-Muslim, people who are anti-woman.”
Parents told me the teacher has been bashing Trump for quite some time and that’s why students decided to secretly record her lessons.
“My son was very uncomfortable,” one dad said. “He felt like she was attacking anybody who liked Trump or anybody’s parents who liked Trump. She didn’t say anything bad about any other politician.”
Parents did not want to be identified because they feared retribution “from the very liberal school district.”
“Most conservative parents don’t want to fight the system because they know they are going to be shouted down,” the dad told me. “Every parent is reticent to speak out because we are afraid the school board will come after us. We’ve seen them do that in the past.”
Parents are accusing the teacher of outright indoctrination.
“She compared the Hitler speeches to things that Trump says – stuff like nationalism to making the country stronger,” a parent told me. “”They played a video showing Hitler’s speeches – translated into English.”
After the teacher found out she had been recorded, she demanded that students turn over their cell phones, one parent alleged.
“She made the kids drop their phones in a basket by the door,” the parent said. “So we just told the kids to either take notes or record her on their laptops.”
What’s happening at Cedar Ridge High School is a classic example of how the left is using the public school system against us. American classrooms have been turned into indoctrination centers for the left.
And the only way to eradicate this scourge in our public school system is for parents and taxpayers to stand up to local school boards.
Stand up to the academic bullies who are poisoning the minds of our young people.
Stand up to their enablers on the school boards. Vote them out of office.
Demand that your voice be heard.
Remember folks, silence in the face of evil is evil itself.
Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is "God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values." Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.