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Propagandizing the Kids

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Did you think the incident with the anti-Walker art project at an MPS school was a fluke? Read this article by an MPS teacher, in which describes in detail how he "teaches" his 3rd graders (3rd graders!) about the evils of budget cuts and enlists them in political action. Exit question: do you think he explained the role of bloated pensions, fringe benefits, and the union in the budget crisis?

As part of the project, the kids were asked to write letters:

 

Dear MPS School Board,

MPS needs a lot of money. I heard that next year it’s possible that there could be a lot of kids in all of the classrooms. I hope the teachers won’t get all stressed out and then get headaches and take their stress out on the kids. That would make me cry. If you have a kid, you do not want your kid coming home to you crying, do you?...

Sincerely,
Dakota
age 8

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