By Danette Clark
I suppose it wasn’t bad enough that President Obama has a strange, cuddly relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and it wasn’t bad enough that America’s schools have been almost completely taken over by progressives who want to crumble our nation’s moral and religious foundation. Because now our supposed caring and compassionate, ‘it’s all about the children’ president and his administration are giving Islamic extremists access to our children.
Several months ago, I revealed Al Jazeera and the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in Arabic language courses now being taught in U.S. schools.
Days later, Aaron Klein talked about that story on his radio program, Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, and he asked the important questions — How did this happen? Who let them into our schools?.
The answer is President Obama and his education policies.
The Qatar Foundation, which was started by the founder of Al Jazeera and employs the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan Al Banna, is the organization that provides arabic language courses, scholarships, and other programs to U.S. schools.
The Foundation instituted scholarships named after Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi and established a research center in his name. Qaradawi permitted the killing of American troops in Iraq, supports suicide bombings, and has openly denounced Israel and the United States.
This can’t possibly be a lack of judgment or an oversight, right? I mean, President Obama’s long-time friend, Vartan Gregorian, sits on the board of this organization and assists them in gaining access to our children, through our schools.
Although Obama has not made Vartan Gregorian an official member of the department of education, Gregorian has been a long-time power-player in the Obama supported education reform movement that has been indoctrinating students in U.S. schools for two decades.
In 1996, Vartan Gregorian, then president of Brown University, served as acting director of the Annenberg Institute and was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Gregorian selected Bill Ayers, who personally selected Barack Obama, to work on the board of the CAC. The mission of the CAC was to expand the Coalition of Essential Schools, a progressive education reform model, nationwide.
A year later, Gregorian became president of Carnegie Corporation, which provides funding to America’s most progressive, far-left universities and also to the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), which is now at the center of a network of over 2,000 K-12 schools in America. (Update – since learning about CSCOPE in Texas, the number of schools that we know are participating in CES-style reform jumped to over 10,000.)
Several schools within the Coalition of Essential Schools network are receiving grants from the terrorist-riddled Qatar Foundation. And now, thanks to President Obama and pal, Vartan Gregorian, the State Department and the U.S. Department of Education are partnering with the Qatar Foundation on several initiatives, including the Connect All Schools initative which will connect all U.S. schools with schools around the world so we can share in global curriculum building.
Great…. I’m sure the islamic terrorists who seek the ultimate destruction of the U.S. and Israel have lots to teach our kids.
Even worse, their access to America’s students is not limited to online interactions or the implementation of global curriculums. Just last month, students from a public school in New Orleans, who were selected by the Qatar Foundation, traveled to Qatar to represent the U.S. in a Model United Nations assembly.
Go to Take it Back! and find out how you can get involved to stop indoctrination in your local schools.