When I read the letter by James O’Malley about how the “leftists” teachers are indoctrinating their students, I was angry, then baffled, and then I just had to laugh at the absurdity of what was just coming out of his mouth.
I am a third-grade teacher and I teach math. By the way, I got my basic education from District 51 and degrees from “liberal” Mesa College, University of Northern Colorado and graduate degree from Adams State, not that leftist unknowledgeable Stanford.
I can assure every extreme conservative that when I am teaching regrouping, number sense, decomposing numbers or multiplication I am instilling my “leftists” ideals in every lesson. I always try to bring gun control into the lesson through story problems sprinkled with a few anti–American comments. However, I save the “leftists” lessons on the environment and family values when we learn division; by then I have them well indoctrinated.
I am a bit curious to know which principals our Founding Fathers O’Malley would like to return to. Would it be disenfranchisement, slavery or discrimination against women and minorities?
I am certainly happy to know that his qualifications to interpret the Constitution are far superior to these “stupid” Stanford people. I am wondering where O’Malley received his education. Others may want to apply.
A suggestion to the writer of this letter would be to get accurate information, not from his “fixed” news sources, and do some studying of American history and the principals that the United States was founded on, and then maybe he can speak without sounding so biased himself.
There is a saying at a museum in Washington, D.C. that reads, “Freedom of speech is not a license to be stupid.”