An alleged history lesson on McCarthyism from a Michigan high school is under the microscope due to a questionnaire which asked students about their parents’ mental health, politics and employment.
Obtained by the Twitter account Inside the Classroom , the Grosse Pointe South High School questionnaire also asks:
— “What is your home address?”
— “Do you live with your parents? If not, with whom do you live? Explain why you do not live with your parents.”
— “Do you attend a church on a regular basis? If yes, write the name of the church. If no, explain why not.”
— “Do the adults in your family regularly vote in elections? If yes, for which political party do they usually vote?”
According to Michigan Capitol Confidential , the district claims the uproar started when a student snapped a photo of the survey and posted it on social media “with no context.” The district also said students did not have to answer any of the questions on the survey.
In a statement from April 11, the Grosse Pointe South administration noted classes were “learning about McCarthyism in U.S. history class” that week. “The document and questions were intentionally designed as a simulation of McCarthyism and to make students question the appropriateness of the information being requested. In fact, within a minute, the teacher explained the purpose of the exercise was not to collect this information, but to demonstrate how private citizens’ rights and privacy were invaded during McCarthyism in the 1950s …”
The statement noted the teacher designed the lesson “several years ago” and this was the first time there had been an issue with it.
“[W]e support our teachers’ ability to create lessons that resonate with our students and have a lasting impact,” the statement said. “There was no harm done with this exercise […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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