Right-wing activist David Horowitz has been leading an aggressive effort “to limit what teachers may discuss and to bring more conservative views into the classroom.” Now he’s taking his ideological campaign to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. The Christian Science Monitor reports:
“The last six months [have] been kind of a watershed for the academic-freedom movement,” says Bradley Shipp, national field director for Students for Academic Freedom, a group founded by conservative activist David Horowitz in 2003. “It is going to filter itself down to the K-12 level.”
It’s an important battle front, proponents say, because younger students are more impressionable.
Online groups like ProtestWarrior.com are already equipping youngsters with the materials they need to fight against “the liberal, bureaucratic, public school indoctrination machine.”