Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Marxist teachers at Mercer Island High School

Oh dear, looks like I've seriously underestimated the challenges facing Mercer Island schools.  Not only are we underfunded, but look at what one blogger uncovered about our community:

The school Ann [Dunham, mother of Barack Obama] attended, Mercer Island High School, was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers. John Stenhouse, board member, told the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party USA and this school has a number of Marxists on it's staff. Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which include d; rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between Foubert̢۪s and Wichterman classrooms was sometimes called "anarchy ally."

The pieces are beginning to come together.  Censorship of offensive art, the band's recent trip to Communist China, photos of Lenin on a new Mercer Island resident's blog?  Coincidence?  or am I just drinking too much raw milk?

1 comment:

Richard Sprague said...

by the way, in case you can't tell: I'm kidding!

I was surprised at the reaction that assumed somehow I was serious, so just in case let me say clearly that I thought this other blogger was so over-the-top ridiculous that I assumed the idiotic words would stand for themselves.

There are plenty of good reasons to oppose Obama if you like. But to imply that somehow there's a crackpot high school teacher out there -- from Mercer Island -- who poisoned his mom ? Get real!