Candice Lanier – In December, I reported on the move by the federal government to replace traditional curriculum with government information documents. This is part of the trend towards the centralization of education, which has resulted in parents and teachers having less impact on what goes on in the classroom while the federal government’s control is expanded. One of the main concerns regarding the government information documents is the high potential for a politicized curriculum.
Add to that the revisionist history being taught in some classrooms, along with the the promotion of one religion over another.
An example of this can be found in the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum collaborative (TESCCC) and its company, CSCOPE, a major producer of curriculum used in the Texas education system. A report shows that CSCOPE has portrayed participants in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists and is also accused of having developed an anti-Christian, pro-Islam curriculum.
And, though by law the curriculum is supposed to be accessible to parents, according to the Texas CSCOPE Review:
“I was contacted about the matter by Ginger Russell, whose mother, Janice VanCleve, writes homeschool science materials, which she graciously sent a book to each of my own children. Mrs. Russell says that parents have been denied access to the curriculum and that teachers were even given a “gag order”, signing a copy of the gag order without legal counsel, but they are finding ways of obtaining the curriculum to get the word out on CSCOPE. Russell and VanCleave have teamed up to create the Texas CSCOPE Review website to inform the parents of what their children are being taught with this curriculum.”
There are reportedly other instances of Founding Father revisionist history in CSCOPE’s educational materials. Additionally, Christianity is described as a resurrection of pagan religions with the resurrection of Jesus Christ characterized as parallel with Osiris and Mithraism. Christians are also accused of engaging in cannibalism and incest, while indulging in “love feasts” and the “Lord’s Supper.”
Though CSCOPE is zealous in its onslaught against Christianity, it apparently finds Islam above reproach. The purpose of the tutorials is to teach the basic tenets of each religion. But, CSCOPE clearly presents a preference for one over the other.
Conservative Christian activist, Donna Garner, has said that CSCOPE never actually received approval from elected members of the Texas State Board of Education. She has also described how CSCOPE is able to sidestep the law which requires parental access to their childrens’ curriculum. In an email to Freedom Outpost, Garner wrote:
“The Texas Attorney General’s office ruled on 4.4.12 (Opinion #449557–https://www.oag.state.tx.us/opinions/openrecords/50abbott/orl/2012/pdf/or201204869.pdf — that CSCOPE (TESCCC) is a governmental body and does fall within the scope of Gov. Code â€“ 552.003(1)(A)(xii). This means that CSCOPE (TESCCC) is subject to the Public Information Act (PIA) and should be required to make public its curriculum, tax returns, check register, and bylaws.”
Garner goes on to say: “However, because of Section 552.104 (Gov. Code) which makes an exception that protects a governmental body (such as TESCCC) from following the PIA if doing so would give competitors a demonstrable advantage by allowing them to develop similar products and harm the marketplace advantages of CSCOPE, the Texas Attorney General has ruled that CSCOPE (TESCCC) does not have to follow all the PIA requirements.”
She concludes by saying that, “the lawyers who originally set up the TESCCC corporation undoubtedly knew exactly how to get around the PIA laws.”
In Florida, controversy has been brewing over a world history book published by Prentice Hall Pearson and which has been described as a “1054 page monster” that is biased against Christianity and Judaism.
Due to complaints about the 2007 edition, some of the anti-Christian, anti-Semitic misinformation has been removed from the 2013 edition. Citizens for National Security and Act for America were key in getting this content removed. However, according to The Report Card, the 2013 edition still “commits great sins of omission in favor of Islam.”
Shabbir Mansuri and Susan Douglass were retained by Pearson as consultants to review the material in the world history books. Both Mansuri and Douglass are associated with the Council on Islamic Education (CIE), which The Report Card describes as a “front for th
Steve Emerson of Discover the Networks reports that CIE:
- Is a leading contributor and consultant to publishers of textbooks that include Islamic-related content
- Promotes sanitized, inaccurate information about Islam in K-12 education
- Has associations with the Islamic Saudi Academy, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Islamic Circle of North America, front groups for the anti-Christian, anti American, and anti Israel Muslim Brotherhood
Mansuri has developed a reputation for threatening public officials and scholars who balk at requests from the CIE. In these instances, those who hesitate are warned that they will be perceived as “racists, reactionaries, and enemies of Islam.”
In addition to efforts by the CIE, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is engaged in infiltrating the U.S. public school system. While the CIE is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR has ties to terrorist group, Hamas. CAIR has been accused of distributing misleading and biased information, regarding Islam, for the purpose of implementing Sharia law in the U.S.
Dave Gaubatz has uncovered evidence of CAIR’s role in the subversion of America’s Schools. Gaubatz reports that while interrogating terrorists in Iraq, he was repeatedly told: “We will attack the heart of America.” When Gaubatz asked for elaboration, he was told: “We will attack the children who are the heart of America.” CAIR has been busy doing just that, via textbooks and schools.
Gaubatz has exposed a trajectory of information that indisputably shows the deceptive, not to mention well-funded, exploits of the Muslim Brotherhood under the nonprofit guise of CAIR in its full support of jihad in the US. The plan is to destroy American society from within.
As this video demonstrates, they have been quite successful.
It may come as a surprise, to most Americans, that the largest taxpayer supported charter school network is the Gulen Movement, which advances and promotes Islamic beliefs. The 135 U.S. charter schools associated with the Gulen Movement (GM) enroll more than 45,000 students. Founder, Fethullah Gulen, has been under investigation by the U.S. government since 2011. The Report Card reports:
“That investigation, carried out by FBI and the Departments of Labor and Education, is centered around charter school employees who are allegedly engaged in kicking back part of their salaries to the Muslim movement also known as Hizmet (service to others), founded by Gulen. Gulen initiated his movement in Izmir, a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast, more than 40 years ago, preaching impassioned sermons to his followers, who may now number as many as six million. In Turkey, the Gulen Movement has been accused of pushing for a hardline Islamic state. In recent years, Turkey has moved for more towards an Islamic State that is a sharp departure from the secular government in charge for nearly 90 years. Despite this reality, government officials investigating the kickback scheme are apparently satisfied that there is no religious agenda being disseminated in America. Their investigation is centered around the hundreds of Turkish teachers, administrators, and other staffers employed under the H1B visa program, who may or may not be misusing taxpayer money.”
Gulen arrived in the U.S. after hightailing it out of Turkey under charges that he was trying to overthrow the secular government. He now lives on a 28 acre estate in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.
The Gulen Movement is clandestine operation of which Sharon Higgins, in a March 27 Washington Post piece, wrote:
“The concerns raised about the charter schools in the GM network have related to questionable admissions practices; the channeling of school funds to close associates; abuse of contractors; participation in biased, GM-created competitions; incidents of bribing; using the schools to generate political connections; science fair projects being done by teachers; unfair hiring and termination practices; and more. Still, authorizers continue to approve charter applications, ill-informed parents continue to use them, and taxpayers keep funding the schools – all without much discussion.”
According to Front Page Magazine, there have also been reports of mandatory Islamic studies at the Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove, MN, though school officials deny this.
The movement has a loyal benefactor in Microsoft’s Bill Gates. The Gates Foundation, through the Texas High School Project, contributed $10,550,000 to the Cosmos Foundation, a Gulen enterprise that operates 25 publicly funded charter schools in Texas. The Internal Revenue Service Form 990, for Cosmos, shows that the Cosmos Foundation received $41,570,721 from taxpayers.
With a grand total of $100 Million taxpayer dollars having been spent on Gulen Schools, taxpayers across the country should demand answers to the many unanswered questions surrounding the Gulen movement. Parents need to actively monitor what is being taught to their children and insist on accountability from those involved in the their education. Now is the time to act.