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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 01:27 PM

The Right Curriculum? How PragerU Infiltrates Schools.

https://prospect.org/api/amp/education/right-curriculum-how-prageru-infiltrates-schools/

The right-wing nonprofit, known for viral videos like ‘The Left Ruins Everything,’ launched a program specifically designed for teachers last fall. But according to students, its content has been in public schools for years.

Robyn Ellis was a high school sophomore in a rural town in Kern County, California, when their government teacher started showing a string of videos from a media organization that Ellis had previously seen criticized online for being conservative propaganda. In one of the first weeks of school, Ellis’s teacher plugged in a Chromebook to the classroom’s TV and screened the first of what would become many videos created by Prager University.

Caroline Lannes, now 18, knew her economics teacher was right-leaning even before he started showing the class PragerU videos. In a Northern California high school, the teacher talked about Ronald Reagan with a particularly nostalgic cadence and had a poster of Margaret Thatcher pinned to the classroom wall. But for Lannes, showing PragerU content crossed a line.

“I knew it was BS. It was clearly misinformation,” she said. “But the teacher never said anything like that. And it made me mad.” As a self-described liberal, Lannes knew that the content was only egging on her already right-leaning classmates. “It was totally fuel to the fire,” she added.

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Reply The Right Curriculum? How PragerU Infiltrates Schools. (Original post)
alwaysinasnit Apr 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Apr 2021 #1
Midnight Writer Apr 2021 #3
SouthBayDem Apr 2021 #2
blm Apr 2021 #4
lagomorph777 Apr 2021 #6
blm Apr 2021 #8
dalton99a Apr 2021 #5
cynical_idealist Apr 2021 #7
struggle4progress Apr 2021 #9

Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 01:29 PM

1. I've been seeing their screeds pop up on YouTube.

I could tell they were creepy in the first few words, but never got any further before muting/skipping.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 01:41 PM

3. Me, too. Not just conservative, but factual nonsense as well. Alternative history crap.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 01:58 PM

4. PropagandaPrager

Always use his full name.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:10 PM

6. Or "PrickPrager" for short.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 04:37 PM

8. Well, I was trying to make another point.

Yours is accurate,too.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 02:06 PM

5. Kick

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 03:38 PM

7. this makes me sad and mad

but I can't cry anymore...

warping young minds with lies.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 10:50 PM

9. "And now your Prager and Trump University credits transfer to Fugg U!"

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