In an earlier post, I reported that the Olentangy School District recently adopted the Marxist nonsense found in Ruby Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty as part of "the literature that forms the research base" of the district's Continuous Improvement Plan.
Then, in today's version of the Gramscian email rag, the Teachers College Record, the first analysis conducted on Payne's travesty reveals a framework that has no basis in research, or reality for that matter -- powerful stuff coming from the Gramscians at the Teachers College of Columbia University. But, then again, Stalin and Trotsky fought an intellectual and political battle that ended with an ice axe to the forehead.
Despite claims of research, the district administration was either hoodwinked by Payne and her Marxist doublespeak, or they purposefully selected Payne's text since it aligns with their worldview.
Regardless, the book selection shows that Olentangy is leading its students down a path that is opposite the ideals that founded this nation.
So now that you know what the administrators read, is it any shock when the staff creates reading lists full of perverse books?1
1. The book that started the reading list controversy remains on this year's list. Must be acceptable to the superintendent as he has allowed for three years running.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Too far out for even the Gramscians