Major changes on what we teach kids are taking place: from white privilege, to subliminal racism; from gender studies in the first grade, to the decimation of biological sciences in high school; from the reordering of American history, to the rethinking of American core social, cultural, and political values; from the compulsory study of social justice principles, to the dismissal of free speech, the nuclear family, and American sovereignty—as outdated, outmoded, and out of touch. This book delves into what is being taught in schools today and why.
Bruce J. Gevirtzman has been in public education as an English teacher, theater director, and high school baseball coach for nearly four decades. The last ten years he has taught public speaking at California State University Fullerton. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, Shaking Hands with Aliens: An Intimate Understanding of America’s Teenagers
Chapter 1: Targeting Your Children
Chapter 2: Old. Dead. White Men
Chapter 3: Bizarro
Chapter 4: Diversity Wears No Clothes
Chapter 5: The Math Doesn’t Add Up
Chapter 6: The War on Boys Massacre
Chapter 7: Me-Too for Kids
Chapter 8: Rewriting History
Chapter 9: Speak Only What I Want to Hear
Chapter 10: Political Correctness, a Laughing Matter
Chapter 11: Teaching Science: An Exercise in Hypocrisy
Chapter 12: Graduate Woke
Chapter 13: COVID-19 Rides to the Rescue
Chapter 14: Under the Gun, Getting it Done
This book draws people’s attention to a war on capitalism being raged not on the battlefield but in our public schools. I am wondering when the acknowledgement of the patriotism and the appreciation of the wonderful diverse opportunities that America has to offer were dropped from the curriculum in our trusted public schools. I would like to praise the courage of this author for his brilliant depiction of something that really needs to be brought to our attention.
Abraham Lincoln united this country and Ronald Reagan endured it. The Union was good, and a melting pot was defined. Colors were only visual perceptions. Until America became vulnerable in the early 2010's from the invasion of the Millennials hitting adolescence. This generation worships a woke culture created by an imaginary ideology that was hallucinated by angry politicians.