Scholastic Inc. is a nearly century-old educational publishing company that distributes books, magazines, and other teaching materials through the schools.
If you have kids (or remember from your own grade-school days), Scholastic puts out news bulletins that get sent home weekly or monthly.
One of those items is Scholastic News, which bills itself as “America’s Leading News Source for kids.”
Reader Edward has a daughter in fourth grade who brought home the December issue of Scholastic News — and he wasn’t too happy when he saw the publication’s coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Read for yourself (click for full-size):
The news bulletin also included some quiz questions about OWS:
Talk about a whitewash. The Scholastic writers have great futures ahead as MSM writers.
Reader Edward wrote to Scholastic:
I grew up in Soviet Union and seeing your propaganda about Occupy Wall Street brings back my memories.
I do not remember seeing in any of your editions anything about Tea Party movement.
I’m neither Republican or Democrat but I would rather see my kids hear about both sides.
Thank you for contacting Scholastic Book Clubs. I am happy to forward on your concern about providing both Democrat and Republican views. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered while trying to offer different views for your children.
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Perhaps the next edition can provide kids with a full accounting of the Occupy-related illnesses, vandalism, rapes, deaths, and other criminal violations — and a related pop quiz on John Nolte’s Occupy arrest rap sheet.
Mermaz tips me to this rather unbalanced piece on the Tea Party published by Scholastic last fall. Compare and contrast:
The Tea Party movement was founded in 2009 to advocate smaller government, lower taxes, and a smaller national debt. According to a CBS News poll, 18 per cent of Americans identify themselves as Tea Party supporters.
“The Tea Parties are filled with people who are average citizens,” Ross told the Scholastic Kids Press Corps. “We are the heart and soul of what the American spirit is.”
U.S. Senator Dan Inouye of Hawaii disagrees.
“I think they’re good Americans, but they go to the extreme,” he said. “They’re not covering the soul of America.”
Inouye is a former veteran and spoke to the Scholastic Kids Press Corps at a rally where the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) endorsed Senator Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senate in California.
…In Nevada, Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate, has become a real threat to U.S. Senator Harry Reid, who currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader. Reid called out the big guns to go up against his opponent. Former President Bill Clinton was recently in Nevada campaigning for him and warning voters against casting their ballots in anger.
“If any time in your life you make an important decision when you’re mad, there’s an 80 per cent chance you’re going to make a mistake,” Clinton said at a rally for Reid. “I don’t want people to abandon their anger. I want them to channel it so they can think clearly.”
A reader reminds me this isn’t the first time Scholastic has gone moonbatty:
Not the first time that Scholastic has whitewashed or succumbed to radical environmentalist (TreeHugger and Sierra Club) and liberal (Mother Jones, New York Times, Rethinking Schools, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood) pressure. Earlier in the year they succeeded in shaking down Scholastic and won another liberal propaganda campaign that seeks to dictate average Americans’ lives down to the kindergarten level simply because a curriculum was not up to the standards of the environmental Left.
The liberals claimed that providing children any information on coal is commercial indoctrination, worthy of an all out ideological war from nearly every single progressive group. However, the lesson packet also included general information on nuclear, hydroelectric power, wind, natural gas and solar energy.
Of course now, Scholastic simply wants to focus on promoting environmental awareness child activism based on the book The Down-to-Earth-Guide to Global Warming, which was written by Al Gore’s co-producer of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Laurie David.