In a recent emailing, EAGNews “reports” that a recent meeting of the International Socialists Organization is proof that teachers are socialists. First, writer Steve Gunn runs through a long list of evil beliefs of those attending: disarming the police, free Palestine, free abortions. Having established the crazy-talk level of discourse, he then uses the ultimate insult to public education by referring to it as “government education,” about which the attendees “consumed Marxist propaganda.”
The existence of some education-related sessions is enough for Gunn to conclude that there were “many teachers in attendance.” He signs off with the kind of fear mongering that is common in the right wing villanizing world:
Their militancy must be closely watched so we can understand what our children will be subjected to when the activists return to their classrooms.