The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) is a private organization whose goal is to transform Texas Education.
An example of one of the Government lessons from TASA’s Vision Learning Curriculum has students making guesses about what the founding fathers were thinking. The lessons focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s statement in the Declaration of Independence–All men are created equal—-
Did Jefferson only mean White Men? The TASA anti-American lesson gives other guided questions that direct students to view the Declaration of Independence with disdain.
Students are asked to rewrite the Declaration of Independence (or portions of it) to fit a contemporary society.
The objective of the TASA lesson is to guide American students to question every part of American History and the Documents the United States Government is founded on. The TASA lesson guides American students to view the Declaration of Independence as something unworthy of their respect. After making sure each student is put into a position that supporting and honoring the document labels them as a racist. To seal the deal, the TASA lesson asks students to rewrite the Declaration of Independence (or portions of it) to fit a contemporary society.
TASA’s lesson borders on being considered an act of treason, which is an overt act to overthrow the government of the United States. TASA owes allegiance to the United States and via the government lesson is teaching American students to devalue one of the foundation documents of the United States Government.
The following statement is from Ethics Soup Website.
“Have you ever really read the Declaration of Independence — more than a few oft-repeated phrases in the first few paragraphs? Stop and take ten minutes now and read it. After all, it is one of those things that should be on everyone’s “Things to Do Before I Die” list. America is your country! This is how it started.”
I am asking you to Read the Declaration of Independence, then read the TASA Government Lesson that was written to discredit what Americans for centuries have considered a cherished symbol of Liberty–The Declaration of Independence.
At the time of the writing of the Declaration of Independence:
There were slaves.
Women didn’t have the same rights as did men-white or black.
The Declaration of Independence was the document that changed these inequalities.
Encouraging students to think they have the abilities “to judge Thomas Jefferson” is the height of stupidity on the part of adults. What teenager has the background knowledge to set himself up as judge and jury over Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest thinkers our country has ever known? It is this kind of group activity that gives teens an unrealistic picture of themselves. Studies have been done which show that our American youth have too much self-esteem! This lesson exemplifies how students get to that point.
Instead of teens respecting teachers and wanting to learn from them as they instruct the classroom on the historical significance background behind the Declaration of Independence, this lesson makes teens think they have the right and power to set themselves up as being superior to Thomas Jefferson! Such utter gall! Group think and personal opinions have taken over our classrooms. What if the group in the classroom that has the most aggressive and articulate students in it influences the rest of the class members to believe that Thomas Jefferson was a racist or an elitist (which he certainly was not)? Instead of teaching students to respect our Founding Fathers and to appreciate the sacrifices, the wisdom, and the courage that helped America to become the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth, a lesson presented the way this TASA iTunes lesson is presented simply elevates students’ subjective opinions instead of teaching them the deep content knowledge that surrounds Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence.
What TASA is transforming is the attitude of our children toward our country. This is an overt anti-American act as is the CSCOPE Boston Tea Party lessons.
Wake up America!