January 23, 2019

Why parental choice in education is the single-most important battle of our time (Guest: Alex Newman, New American Magazine)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


I am a critic of Alberta Education Minister David Eggen. I think he is anti-Christian, anti-parent, and is failing the children of Alberta. I think he should be fired for these reasons and more.

But when we asked Premier Rachel Notley to fire her terrible Education Minister using a billboard on highway 2, we were fined $5,500 by Alberta’s mercenary — a powerful new bureaucrat called the Elections Commissioner.

We’re now under the threat of escalating fines and even an injunction if we don’t stop being critical of the NDP.

We’re fighting back against this censorship and bullying. Get the full story and learn how you can help at StandWithTheRebel.com.

If the NDP think their threats and fines will stop us from talking about how they’re attacks on parental rights in education are harming Alberta’s children, they’re dead wrong.

Joining me tonight is journalist Alex Newman of the New American Magazine. A fellow global warming skeptic, we met at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland but Alex is also an educator and co-author of a book that details how progressives are using schools to transform the culture.

Watch as we discuss parents rights, common core, his upcoming Calgary speaking engagement at Freedom Talk, and his book - Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children.

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commented 2019-01-27 22:19:30 -0500
I am a retired elementary school teacher from the Ontario public school system. I was a Christian pastor for a number of years also.
I can tell you that the public school system is literally dangerous for kids. The best option in schooling is home schooling.
Unfortunately most (noticed I wrote “most” – there are exceptions) people will not home school because they are too lazy or their careers, bank accounts, and social status are more important than the mental health of their kids. Is there a greater investment that we can make than our children? We home schooled two on one salary (for most of their years on one low pastor’s salary) and my kids (22, 27) can pick out a phoney baloney politically correct social justice warrior and his ludicrous arguments from a mile away – because we taught them how to. We refused to send our kids out to be indoctrinated by the “Canaanites”!
Just a challenge to y’all! The public school system is dangerous!
commented 2019-01-25 14:58:36 -0500
Yeah, this stuff has been written for us since 89’. We were foretold that parents would not be able to raise their children (the State will). This was written by Ralph Epperson. I can share and give more insight (and I mean a lot more insight) on what’s going on if someone there who works at the Rebel responds.
commented 2019-01-24 13:20:13 -0500
Back in the day, circa 1951, my 6th grade teacher was seen at a community dance drinking a beer outside the hall as men were prone to do. He was given his come comeuppance and told that he was setting a BAD example and if anything like that were to happen again he would be fired.
commented 2019-01-24 13:06:44 -0500
If “progressives” can’t murder children before they’re born they’ll indoctrinate them as soon as possible. It’s not surprising that they go after home schooling, they believe you & your children belong to the state (or, in this case the UN). The money being poured into education is mostly going to indoctrination & political activism.
commented 2019-01-24 12:51:03 -0500
The destruction of Christian values has been going on for decades now. The family unit was instituted by God himself, and is based on male and female only. This gender confusion and manipulation is a continuation of the devil’s constant attack on families. They are grooming children for their own purposes in order to instill confusion and perversion in our children.
commented 2019-01-24 12:50:50 -0500
@Dan Mancuso: How many child organizations and foundations are covers for child sex trafficking? And the ‘programming’ starts in Kindergarten!
commented 2019-01-24 12:47:35 -0500
Fascinating and frightening interview with Alex Newman!
I’ve ordered the book.

I’m almost ashamed to admit I had to look up pedagogy…I thought I knew what it meant…I’m glad I looked it up!
What a fascinating subject.

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
Adolf Hitler

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
Mark Twain
commented 2019-01-24 12:11:13 -0500
Back in ‘97, a week after CBE zero tolerance to violence of gays, my son was expelled for drawing a comic at home; another kid was caught reading it. The comic involved mindless violence of cowboys, fat people and oops gheys. Prior to that I thought any criticism of homosexuals was just redneck rhetoric. After that I instantly became very conservative and began to spread the word every opportunity I have, and the left libs/progs can’t debate this:

HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE. Why promote this to young children in public schools paid by our taxes?
commented 2019-01-24 11:59:46 -0500
Does Eggen need to come out?! He always looks ‘frustrated.’ He spent waaay too much money installing gender free washrooms in all the schools…that kids are afraid to use. Am I the only Canadian fed up with weirdness? And speaking of Education Ministers reminds me of Wynne’s perverted minister who introduced the Ontario sex/porn program and was a pedo. Who the hell does the elections commissioner think they are silencing free speech?!
commented 2019-01-24 11:58:22 -0500
Most parents have no backbone, themselves being brainwashed by the public school system. They accept whatever their told by the school. Most teachers are not much better. They are cowed by their union and keep their mouths shut.
commented 2019-01-24 09:55:18 -0500
William Kay – that is exactly what’s going on in our schools. The fruit cakes are targeting young and impressionable minds and are trying to turn them into deviants. It’s Sodom and Gomorrah in our public schools! These education pimps need to be stopped and the children removed from the public indoctrination centers.
commented 2019-01-24 09:39:05 -0500
Parents have a choice between Home Schooling or Homo Schooling.
commented 2019-01-24 09:19:08 -0500
CHARRED REMAINS and Bernier says that he will walk away from the U.N.’s Paris Climate Accord.
commented 2019-01-24 01:33:37 -0500
Good show Sheila and great interview with Alex Newman. Very informative.
commented 2019-01-24 01:28:34 -0500
Hey Lefties if you think we are being silly then imagine if the state became a Theocracy? Would you still feel the same?
commented 2019-01-24 01:27:00 -0500
YEP! The state are not parents.
commented 2019-01-24 01:23:22 -0500
I don’t know how a post by Sheila on education becomes a criticism of Bernier’s position on trade and a promotion of the National Citizens’ Alliance. But here’s a segment of the NCA’s Education Policy which “supports public education”:

“Encouraging the provinces to keep religion out of the schools and not provide any accommodation to any religion, ideology, or way of life”


“Tailoring some of the federal education funding to relevant policies such as how Canadian families and businesses can reduce their carbon footprints and important health issues”.
commented 2019-01-24 00:37:34 -0500
Alex Neumann will be one of the speakers, including Donna Trimble and John Carpay speaking on “Education, Not Indoctrination” at the
commented 2019-01-24 00:28:34 -0500
Eggen is poison,a disease that needs to be dealt with ,our kids are failing math but this pig is influencing young minds with gender bending,climate change BS. Guard your children,and question them regularly on what they are being taught. Eggen you rat what’s next in your education program pedophilia you twisted socialist!!!
commented 2019-01-24 00:11:24 -0500
The Marxist educational system rears it’s ugly head. Children are being brainwashed every day at school by low life like Notley and Eggen. Unfortunately this has been going on for years. I remember when I was a kid, the teacher started to ask all the students who their fathers voted for and when it became my turn to answer I couldn’t tell him because I did not know. The guy then told me to find out and tell him the next day. That evening when my Father came home for work, I asked him, telling him that my teacher wanted to know. His reply was "Tell him to mind his own bloody business. The next day the teacher asked me what my father had told me and me being me, just replied “Mind your own bloody business”. Teacher jumped out of his seat and gave me a whack around the side of my head, which knocked me to the ground and cut my head open on the floor, I ended up at the hospital emergency getting stitched up. Teacher was fired. My first experience of being brainwashed, I was around six years old at the time.
I imagine they are a little more devious about how the warp kids minds, these days.
commented 2019-01-23 23:57:04 -0500
What are referred to as educational systems…..are really indoctrination systems.Critical thinking is discouraged in many,many places and at all levels because those who crave power and control…inherently recognize the danger of an individual who will ask…“Why?”
This applies to many private schools as well as public schools.Education is not the main aim….rational thinking will be curtailed or eradicated…..
Many graduates are smug with the “knowledge” they have achieved an educational plateau beyond those who came before and are much more capable and qualified to save the world…..but they are blind to their intellectual conditioning….
commented 2019-01-23 23:28:13 -0500
The globalization of the public education system is “dumbing down” the people according to Alex Newman.

The elites would not send their children to the public school system but private schools which would likely have a much higher level of education.

This will create a schism of highly educated elites vs. low educated population.

Sounds intentional to me. A dumbed down population is easier to control.
commented 2019-01-23 22:59:11 -0500
Maxime Bernier supports the Trans- Pacific Partnership. A Globalist Agenda that’s really bad for Canada. Check it out! Same, all the same, these lying Politicians. Check out the National Citizen’s Alliance and their policies. Don’t be fooled, Canadians.
commented 2019-01-23 22:08:11 -0500
fricken spellcheck , autonomous not antonymous
commented 2019-01-23 22:06:18 -0500
How far we have come (fallen) from the days when the completely antonymous locally elected school board members decided curriculum and picked teachers suitable for their own communities ( when Canada was a fairly cohesive unit and Canadian values were a given).

Now everyone is bought off and no level of the education system is autonomous.

Time to say no while there are still some of the un indoctrinated around to say no. The plan is to carry on and wait us out. Its going to be a very bad look for future generations and indeed any kind of freedom or liberty if we allow these globalists to dictate to us.

Such an important interview. Thank you Sheila. Stellar guest.
commented 2019-01-23 21:39:47 -0500
It’s so true about the children and how leftists are indoctrinating them.Though I’m single and without kids, I still support The Rebel and that billboard. Parents need to know that their kids aren’t government property. We conservatives need to get that message through to all parents, especially young ones.