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March 06, 2006

Unhinged Lefty Teacher To Break Media Silence, On Today Show Tomorrow AM

Great, another Mother Peace in the making. Just give him his frigging book deal now:

A teacher placed on leave after an audio taped portion of one of his classes came to light is expected to talk to the media for the first time Tuesday.

Overland High School geography teacher Jay Bennish is scheduled to appear on NBC's Today show.

I'm sure Katie and Matt will subject him to a withering interrogation, like "How does it feel to be a hero to millions?"

Here's a game. Try to imagine what he looks like. Let me give you a hint: He's young. That doesn't really come through on the audiotape; he sounds like he's midforties. But he's midtwenties.

Got an image in your mind?

How close did you come?

Thanks to Craig.

For Ruther Review and Discussion: Jay Bennish's job application released:

"My primary objectives as a teacher are to encourage the students to think for themselves, to critically analyze the world in which they live in order to create a more democratic society," Bennish wrote.

Danger right there. First of all, he wasn't encouraging students to think for themselves; he was demanding they think like him.

Second of all-- "creat a more democratic society"? Our society is remarkably democratic; I would say perfectly democratic, but I don't want to overstate it.

He's not talking about democracy, which is a political process. What he means is that he wants to create a certain political result in our society, a Marxist one, one that the people have thusfar refused to democratically vote into place.

Maybe if he brainwashes enough kids in a swing state like Colorado he can change that.

When asked how he would decide what should be taught, he wrote, "First, the required state and school curriculum must be met. Diversity of curriculum is vital, especially for a history class. Students must be exposed to a holistic and objective view of history."

Does any of that make sense? The less clear one's writing the more likely it was one read obfuscatory crit-shit pomo cant in college. Or at least heard a few lectures. I'm having trouble believing Jay Bennish really was much of a scholar.

I think he spent most of his time in college at the physics lab, at the high-energy particle accelerator, being paid $5.50 per hour to split atoms... with his mind.

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