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Wicomico Schools: Socialist-Marxist Indoctrination in English Class

We have several exhibits from Wicomico County Public Schools, which demonstrates their effort to indoctrinate high schoolers with Socialist-Marxist ideals (Critical Theory ideology). This anti-capitalism assignment contains assumptions and mistruths, hoping to mold the young mind into a rebellious class based on economic jealousy.


The term covet comes from the Bible, which simply means to yearn to posses what others have, which is fueled by jealousy. The act of coveting is a sin in the Bible. However, this class assignment takes coveting in another direction by flipping the narrative to make those that HAVE "the oppressor" and those that DON'T HAVE are "the oppressed."


America is the greatest country in the world. Known as the "Land of Opportunity," America is a capitalist country. That is why everyone wants to come to America from all over the world - to live the American dream of opportunity and to compete in a free marketplace society. The Marxists desire an end game of communism, where nobody owns personal property and the government controls the people. Everything is centered on a social collective, and individualism must be eliminated.


The assignment below is was given to us by a WCPS high school student. This is from the WCPS Common Core English curriculum, which was written by generic "CommonLit Staff" as material used to teach our children.



The errors and bias by the writers:


  • Those that have more than others are privileged and should be ashamed.

  • Winners and losers are defined by wealth.

  • It is assumed that a person is either born into wealth or they're not. They completely disregard the fact that someone can work to become wealthy on their own, including those who were once in poverty.

  • Those who have more than others make people feel inferior.

  • Statistics are cited with no source.

  • The author gives attributes to Doug Henwood, a Socialist-Marxist economist who is a journalist for the New York Times.


In their quest to promote "equity," they draw the conclusion that the more unequal a society is, the less likely people are to succeed. This is an oxymoron, because the intention behind the article is to make the reader feel unequal based on their possessions, divide people, foster coveting, and emphasize that that the odds are stacked against them (victimization). Equality to the Marxists is to eliminate capitalism. Ironically, they create the social problem contained within their own conclusion. This assignment does not teach critical thinking, but critical programming. Both the author(s) behind this assignment and the school system are not out to encourage opportunity and the American dream, but to crush it.



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October 16, 2022 Copyright DelmarvaPTC.org



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Source: Keeping Up With the Joneses - CommonLit 2014. (WCPS)


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