We don’t have a lot of great things to say around here about Ana Navarro, but she’s right about the dangers of communist indoctrination of kids:
I was in 2nd Grade when Sandinistas came to power in Nicaragua. They adopted Cuban education model. The books/curriculum taught ideological indoctrination. Children had to recite communist, revolutionary, anti-American slogans. That’s how communist teach people to read and write.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) February 24, 2020
Leave it to someone like independent journalist and ex-BuzzFeeder John R. Stanton to twist Navarro’s tweet into a condemnation of … the Pledge of Allegiance? Because as we all know, reciting the Pledge is basically the same as regurgitating propaganda.
this has been going on in the US for a long time. Kids recite a pledge to the motherland, textbooks include obvious lies about slavery and evolution, and we’ve erased the genocide of native peoples. All in service of of the White Evangelical Christian ideology that reigns supreme https://t.co/0G0HTYRWLh
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) February 24, 2020
One could certainly argue that indoctrination happens in varying degrees in a lot of schools, but the idea that it’s “all in service of of (sic) the White Evangelical Christian ideology” is pretty ridiculous.
Go back–I think you left out an idiotic cliche or two.
— spongeworthy (@spongeworthy2) February 24, 2020
Lmao if you think public schools has “we’ve erased the genocide of native peoples.” The subject is literally in every state’s curriculum. JFC
— Ten Ton Tarkenton (@bigjackash) February 24, 2020
All the same, if John’s really that concerned about kids being indoctrinated in schools …
Indoctrination (left or right) in government schools is one of the best arguments for school choice.
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) February 24, 2020
There you go!