Discovery Education Brings Anti-American Curriculum to the Classroom

By Danette Clark

Discovery Education, the education division of Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications, currently provides curriculum resources to more than 1 million educators serving more than 35 million students.

Ironically, Discovery Education claims to provide “non-fiction”, “high quality content” to educators and students, when in fact, what they offer is a generous supply of superficial and extremely biased material fabricated by radicals.

For example, Discovery provides lessons to Kindergarten through 5th grade students on white privilege (a favored topic among progressives). The lesson recommends, as resources, two very radical organizations, Rethinking Schools and Southern Poverty Law Center.

In 2012, Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program was terminated after it was determined that curriculum material, among other violations of state law, promoted racism and the overthrow of the United States government.

Several books used as supporting curriculum material were subsequently removed from Tucson classrooms because they were found to be extremely hostile toward whites and depicted white people and America, in general, as racist and oppressive. One of the books removed was Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years by Rethinking Schools.


Read about Rethinking Schools’ social justice math curriculum here.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (also recommended by Discovery Education’s white privilege lesson) praises and promotes the work of communist educator Bill Ayers while labeling the Christian organization, Family Research Council, as a hate group because of its opposition to same-sex marriage.

Another Discovery lesson, created by AGC/United Learning, offers a melodramatic revisionist history of Christopher Columbus so overinflated that it is literally laughable. The lesson proclaims, that “because of the explorations of just one man named Christopher Columbus…”, native Americans lost both their land and their lives to their new European rulers and millions of Africans were brought to the New World to be slaves.

Discovery Education works with the Council of Chief State School Officers in the areas of professional development and assessments, and much of its digital content was specifically created to align with the Common Core State Standards.


9 responses to “Discovery Education Brings Anti-American Curriculum to the Classroom

  1. You see their “streaming video”? And it’s all revamped now.

      Merrill Hope Makin’ ’em think…

    Co-author #canIsee Contributing commentary to EAG News, 180 Right News, Citizen’s Journal 214.931.4475


  2. I did. They make it look so good, don’t they?

  3. The SPLC is embedded with government agencies including the FBI. They have over a half billion dollars in reserve funds. This is no charity. It is a domestic enemy.

    • Dick..good to see you, I was talking to the Colonel over at Right Turn Forever the other day..he mentioned you..

      Discover the Networks has an entire article that supports what you said.. I noticed this while I was reading it:
      Today, some 80% of SPLC’s money is stockpiled in a massive endowment fund that is invested in a variety of mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds, and is not used to bankroll civil-rights programs. Further, the Center has a bank account of undisclosed size in the Cayman Islands, a well-known tax haven.
      “CharityWatch (formerly the American Institute of Philanthropy), an independent organization that monitors and rates leading nonprofits for their fundraising efficiency, has consistently given the SPLC its lowest grade of ‘F’ (i.e., ‘poor’) for its stockpiling of assets far beyond what CharityWatch deems a reasonable reserve (three years’ worth of operating expenses) to tide it over during donation-lean years. But even if the SPLC weren’t sitting on an unspent $256 million, according to CharityWatch, it would still be a mediocre (‘C+’) performer among nonprofits. The SPLC’s 2011 tax filing reveals that the organization raised a total of $38.5 million from its donors that year but spent only $24.9 million on ‘program services,’ with the rest going to salaries, overhead, and fundraising. And even that 67 percent figure is somewhat inflated, according to CharityWatch, which notes that the SPLC takes advantage of an accounting rule that permits nonprofits to count some of their fundraising expenses as ‘public education’

      • Dick Lancaster

        I’ve had to suspend Voice of Reason due to my wife’s health issues and her job loss. I write when I can. But I do have an article on Common Core, –and another on the SPLC, –both are the last features in the publication. I think I might have sent them to you. As you can see, I used Dannette’s website for research. She’s way ahead of the others on the CC issue. I’ll be back in force when I get these issues straightened out. Meanwhile, I can only put out a bit here and there.

  4. Nice Job Danette.. You did it again, could change the way people think about the Discovery Channel

    Kinda wonder how taxpayers are going to like finding out their State Education Chief’s in bed directly or indirectly with folks like the SPLC and Rethinking Schools

    • Thanks. Good info on SPLC, so thanks to you both. I did know that Atty Gen.Eric Holder uses/used SPLC’s ‘hate group’ list a resource. I have a little more dirt on them but I’m trying not to be as ‘long winded’ as usual. BTW, the science lessons from Discovery Ed are no better. That post coming soon.

  5. Pingback: Marxists, SPLC and Discovery Channel team up to teach our kids | Grumpy Opinions

  6. Pingback: New initiative seeks to end JROTC programs to ‘counter the influence of militarism and conservatism in public schools’ | Danette Clark

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