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Left Wing Publication ‘Salon’ Blames Hillsdale College for Driving the ‘War Against Public Schools’

Left Wing Publication ‘Salon’ Blames Hillsdale College for Driving the ‘War Against Public Schools’

“The college has become a leading force in promoting a conservative and overtly Christian reading of American history and the U.S. Constitution.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ix9IkwjbUg

Hillsdale College is one of the only openly conservative colleges in the United States and the left despises them for merely being allowed to exist.

Even so, this piece from Salon is completely over the top:

How this tiny Christian college is driving the right’s nationwide war against public schools

The mood in Costa Mesa on Feb. 2 was more love bomb than fire bomb: yet another school board meeting packed with impassioned parents. But this time they’d come out, on a mild Southern California evening, not to let the board know how angry they were, but how delighted.

The parents who rose to speak at the monthly meeting of the Orange County Board of Education weren’t shouting about mask mandates, vaccine requirements, trans kids on sports teams or books about racism. They didn’t have to. Instead, mother after mother, with young children in tow or on their hips, came to the podium to say that their kids used to cry before going to school, but now were filled with confidence and wonder; that they had found a transformative community among the school’s other moms; that the teachers were giving their children “the best education in the entire country.” …

But OCCA isn’t only a school, or even a network of schools. It’s just one facet of a national movement driven by the vision and curriculum of Hillsdale College, a small Christian school in southern Michigan that has quietly become one of the most influential entities in conservative politics.

In an era of book bans, crusades against teaching about racism, and ever-widening proposals to punish teachers and librarians, Hillsdale is not just a central player, but a ready-made solution for conservatives who seek to reclaim an educational system they believe was ceded decades ago to liberal interests. The college has become a leading force in promoting a conservative and overtly Christian reading of American history and the U.S. Constitution. It opposes progressive education reforms in general and contemporary scholarship on inequality in particular. It has featured lectures describing the Jan. 6 insurrection as a hoax and Vladimir Putin as a “hero to populist conservatives around the world.”

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“The college has become a leading force in promoting a conservative and overtly Christian reading of American history and the U.S. Constitution.”

They say that like it’s a bad thing. The truth to lefties always is.

Dear Salon:
STFU, Goliath.

Consider the source “Salon..” It needs to be thrown out with the bathwater.

The fact that
‘Salon’ Blames Hillsdale College for Driving the ‘War Against Public Schools’
suggests that Hillsdale is doing a good job, and I should double my donation to Hillsdale College this year.

Steven Brizel | March 16, 2022 at 4:47 pm

Hillsdale is a great college where students emerge as great American patriots with a great awareness and appreciation of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Its publications are excellent and always worth reading. To the extent that public schools are Marxist brainwashing academies on systemic racism, gender fluidity and climate change, such schools need more challenges from parents,

Hillsdale was highly recommended by Rush Limbaugh.

Instead, mother after mother, with young children in tow or on their hips, came to the podium to say that their kids used to cry before going to school, but now were filled with confidence and wonder; that they had found a transformative community among the school’s other moms; that the teachers were giving their children “the best education in the entire country.” …

And how could they write this and try to bash them at the same time?