What Did Johnny Learn Today?

Larry Sand, retired teacher, author, media personality and CEAFU Key Leader, provides a thoughtful look at some current curricula and teacher union agenda subjects in California Union Watch.

Antonio Gramsci, an early 20th Century Marxist, believed that it was most effective to spread revolutionary ideology slowly and incrementally. By doing it gradually, he thought that enough people would eventually be won over to Marxist thought. Gramsci described his approach as the “long march through the institutions.”

In California, the state’s school board spends much of its time involved in social engineering. Typical is the new Social Studies Framework, which includes the following: “Through studying the stories of a very diverse collection of families, such as immigrant families, families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents and their children, families of color. . . The Framework seems to embrace everyone except conservatives and Ronald Reagan, who’s the target of periodic pot shots.