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Concerns Raised On How Socialism Is Presented In School System

May 23rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

More Americans are embracing socialism.  A new Gallup poll released Monday found that 43 percent of Americans think socialism would be a good thing for the United States, while 51 percent say it would be a bad thing.  With attitudes changing, some parents have raised concerns about how socialism is being presented in the public school system. It’s a subject WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show’ has been attempting to address by extending an invitation to Allegany County teachers to appear on his show for a discussion. To date, those overtures have been turned down with the administration saying this is simply too busy a time of year for teachers to be available for a radio appearance.  School Board President Robert Farrell, speaking on WCBC’s morning show Wednesday, said he believes it’s important for students to be provided an understanding of how the socialist concept works…

  

10 Responses to “Concerns Raised On How Socialism Is Presented In School System”

  1. May 23, 2019 at 8:56 am, Toast said:

    It’s a terrible idea! We’ve seen what happens to countries that embrace it, and they either fall to ruin or turn into fascist dictatorships (like N. Korea).

    Oh, and Denmark is NOT a socialist country, for those who want to play the whatabout card. Go see the PragerU video on Denmark.

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    • May 23, 2019 at 1:38 pm, mark said:

      > You are confusing democratic socialism (which Demark IS!) with communism. A common mistake.

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      • May 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm, mike said:

        > The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional Monarchy.

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  2. May 23, 2019 at 9:00 am, Joe Wellberg said:

    I once went to school with someone who hated free markets. The things President Farrell is talking about is how that person was raised. Now that person a female is a convicted felon and has 3 children from 2 or 3 different men. I think since these programs were created by congress and jointly run by the states. The US congress should simply rid almost nearly all of them except for Medicaid and that program should not be run by the states but simply run by CMS and tax like Medicare but the tax rate to run Medicaid should be 5% payroll tax and paid by the employee only and would only be financed by those not self employed. However register corporations would help finance the program at a 2% medicaid tax.

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  3. May 23, 2019 at 1:49 pm, mark said:

    Social (note that key word-SOCIAL!) Security and Medicare/aid are both socialist programs. The Dept of Defense is a socialist dept. When all members of a society pitch in and fund a program the helps all of society, you have a ‘social’ program. Communism is the government seizing control of all private business- totally different. Yet that never stopped Republicans from calling Social Security and Medicare a ‘commie’ plan. You can look it up if you’re not old enough to remember that. The moronic ‘commie’ red baiting is an old canard that no longer works. Unless you’re a Republican moron.

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    • May 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm, kevin said:

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      good post, well written. Welcome to “Moron County, Md.”

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    • May 23, 2019 at 3:22 pm, Sue Walker said:

      I agree and here are 26 more examples of that dammable evil socialism we have in the U.S. and I could name about 26 more but I doubt if many people would like to see any of them disappear. The Military/ Defense Dept., Highways/Roads (esp interstates), Public Libraries, Public Parks, Police & Fire Dept.,Postal Service, Garbage Collection, Farm Subsidies,the FBI, FDA, the (CDC), Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, & (You’ll love this one), “Congressional Health Care”,(even republicans like this one). Public Schools, Free Lunch Program,(Veteran’s VA) Health Care & the G.I. Bill, Unemployment Insurance, Public Defenders, Amtrak, National Weather Service, Department of Justice, and EVEN The White House. If you’re one of those who don’t these evils socialistic programs just refuse to take your social security check or medicare when you turn 62 & 65, & tell your parents & grandparents to do the same & don’t send your kids to public schools, public parks libraries, etc & don’t call the Police or Fire Dept. when you need help & if you’re really brave, tell the veterans they don’t deserve free health care or the GI Bill.

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      • May 23, 2019 at 8:26 pm, Jay said:

        >Sue, Totally true and well-stated. This another example of why WCBC is known as the “gossip radio station”. It’s not the board of ed’s job to determine school curricula or to implement how said curricula is taught. The superintendent and his staff along with the MD State Board of Ed design the requirements and standards in our public school course of study. Teachers deliver the curriculum based on the state mandated requirements, standards, and objectives. Local boards of education set policy. It’s the same mentality that Mr. Farrell exhibited when he implied that the Chinese Immersion program was an evil plot based on some sort of Communist Conversion brainwashing.

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  4. May 24, 2019 at 3:03 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    As with anything in this world, Everything in moderation is can be a great thing. Too much of anything is not good for anyone. To quote that American of the past, “Why can’t we all get along?”

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  5. May 27, 2019 at 9:38 pm, Terri Lynn Martin said:

    “Understanding how Socialism Works…” Is ONLY ONE part of the lesson needing taught. The 2nd Part is “WHY it has Failed & the resulting death and destruction it causes…just like Communism & Fascism & PURE DEMOCRACY too!
    USA is a Democratic REPUBLIC, meaning everyone has a say & we’re NOT ruled by the (loudest) few! It’s NOT perfect, but it’s the best there ever has been! Instead of teaching what ‘may look better on the flip side,’ how about returning to teach appreciation for what we have and why it is the BEST!
    The lying DemonOcRATS spouting Socialist Utopia emphasizes the word FREE & FREE ALWAYS sounds great to ignorant & lay people because just like those liars, NONE have common sense grasp on basic economics…Some 1 has to pay, some way, some how…Nothing is EVER FREE!
    This SOCIALIST idea is the result of giving every 1 a trophy, snowflakes & crying booths & accommodating everyone’s feelings instead of facing facts and REALITY!
    JUST TRY TEACHING KIDS TRUTH & FULL FACTS!

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