Saturday, January 28, 2017

DeVos-Funded Group: How to Indoctrinate Children | Diane Ravitch's blog

DeVos-Funded Group: How to Indoctrinate Children | Diane Ravitch's blog:

DeVos-Funded Group: How to Indoctrinate Children

“Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin: They knew one thing, that to change a culture, to change a country, they had to reach the children,” the speaker said.
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This is a very alarming story about a conservative Christian group funded by Betsy DeVos called the “Student Statesmanship Institute.” Open the story to see the video.

A conservative Christian group with ties to Donald Trump education pick Betsy DeVos once released a promotional video that proudly featured a speaker describing how Adolf Hitler and others indoctrinated children.
The undated video by the Student Statesmanship Institute ― which trains Christian kids to bring their “biblical worldview” to politics and media careers ― opens with a speech by Michigan leader Richard Posthumus, who describes how Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin used children to spread their message.
“Sometimes, it seems like it’s very hard to change the world, the world is so big,” Posthumus says in the video, over a dramatic soundtrack. “But what SSI has done is equip young people with the tools to go out and be ready for the competing ideas that’s in this world.”
The video immediately cuts to another comment.
“Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin: They knew one thing, that to change a culture, to change a country, they had to reach the children,” he says.


It’s not clear how Posthumus prefaced those remarks. But the words are included in a montage of SSI’s “favorite and most inspirational moments over the last 20 years,” according to the clip’s YouTube description.”DeVos-Funded Group: How to Indoctrinate Children | Diane Ravitch's blog:

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