First off, I'd never even heard of the concept before half the country started going apsh*t about it. Second, I think we all know that it's basically nonsense. I'd offer up every lesson plan I ever wrote, every activity I ever facilitated, and every assignment ever put forth (and I do have copies of all of them for the last three years). You'd be hard pressed to find Marxist-Malcolm X-America hating-white hatred-socialist-communist-whatever else anywhere. That being said... I really hate being thrown (as a profession) under the spotlight of a controversial issue for the second summer in a row (last year it was about whether we were getting in the way of life returning to normal). The absolute vitriolic frenzy with which the hard and even moderate Right gets whipped into these days is just absolutely shocking in it's swiftness and ferocity. Do you think this will pass? Just another cause of the moment for that portion of the country? I mean, it seems like they've been trying to kick down our doors for awhile now (charters, private school vouchers, online private, etc). Seems little can stop the directionless outrage anymore. "They're coming for our GUNS!" "They're going to force us to have ABORTIONS!" "They're going to take away our BIBLES!" "There's going to be DEATH PANELS!" "They're going to give all the jobs to FOREIGNERS!" and on and on and on. And now it's...us. I truly never thought I'd live to see an age where I had to wonder if teaching what prefixes and root words are is going to p*ss someone off. For the record, the middle school I teach at has mandatory Pledge of Allegiance recitation at the beginning of every day. Take that for what it's worth.