Critics say TN school Islam curriculum amounts to indoctrination.
Chuck Cagle: Lobbyist/former TSBA attoney/current TOSS lawyer instructs school administrators: “Don’t tell them what you are doing.”
Common Core Cash Cow Chuck Cagle is trying to block parents and others from revealing how and what they teach Tennessee school children about Islam. You remember Chuck. RTP exposed his grotesque conflicts of interest and the moola he made representing schoolbook publisher Pearson, the TSBA and numerous individual school districts. Check out these moldy oldies:
Now Chuckles is trying to keep interested third parties from determining exactly what is being taught about Islam and how. He claims the group who asked for the record is an out-of-state group and does not have a right to ask or access such records. A transparent legal dodge if there ever was one. Uh, Chuck, last time we checked your one-time client Pearson is an out-of-state (actually out-of-country) organization. If there is nothing to hide, then what is the problem with looking at what should be public information?
And where is the Main Stream Media who have been writing editorials and venting their collective spleen over attempt to make public access to public records more restrictive and onerous? Where is the ACLU? Not one damn word about Cagle’s attempt to keep the public from seeing the public records they paid for.
Also, RTP tipsters have told us that it’s not just the textbooks. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) a pro-Islam group with ties to terrorist organizations, apparently has been directly sending teachers and other educators study guides and suggested readings via the internet, asking them to copy and distribute the propaganda to their fellow teachers. And if that was not enough, here are the real owners of Pearson:
According to the Financial Times, the Libyan Investment Authority was founded by Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam; more than five Gaddafi family members own shares. The Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR, a recently designated terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates), Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Muslim Brotherhood invested in Pearson Education through the Libyan Investment Authority.
Washington Times 4-7-2015
So to put this in context, Chuck Cagle, who for years represented Pearson, is trying to use his position as the TOSS attorney and the attorney for 70 school districts to keep people from seeing what is inside the textbooks paid for by Tennessee taxpayers. If there is no problem with the curriculum, why is Chuck and his friends so desperate to hide what is in the curriculum and how it is taught? This is all really sleazy, even for the abysmal low ethical standards set by Chuck Cagle.
To all this, RTP says to Chuck Cagle – and we think we speak on behalf of the overwhelming majority of Tennesseans – “Screw you.”
Some superintendents, like cattle, have dutifully lined up and and refused to provide the information. In so doing, they demonstrate astonishing ineptness. Do they really think they can keep this information secret? Their arrogance is exceeded only by their political stupidity.
Who will be the first school superintendent who steps up and opens his/her doors and books to the inquiry?
And who will be the school superintendent who will become an instant folk hero by telling Chuck Cagle and his ilk to shove it where the sun don’t shine?