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Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of setting the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, attended the University of Massachusetts. Maybe they hated our nation before college, but if you want lessons on hating America, college attendance might be a good start. Let's look at it.

"We need to think very, very clearly about who the enemy is. The enemy is the United States of America and everyone who supports it." That's taught to University of Hawaii students by Professor Haunani-Kay Trask. Richard Falk, professor emeritus at Princeton University and the U.N. Human Rights Council's Palestine monitor, explained the Boston bombings by saying, "The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world." Professor Falk has also stated that President George W. Bush ordered the destruction of the twin towers.

University of Southern California professor Darry Sragow preaches hate to his students in his regulation of elections and political finance class, recently telling them that Republicans are stupid, racist losers and that they are angry old white people. A few years ago, Rod Swanson, a UCLA economics professor, told his class, "The United States of America, backed by facts, is the greediest and most selfish country in the world." Penn State University professor Matt Jordan compared supporters of the voter ID laws to the Ku Klux Klan. Professor Sharon Sweet, an algebra teacher at Brevard Community College, told her students to sign a pledge that read, "I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket." Fortunately, the college's trustees fired her.

University of Rhode Island history professor Erik Loomis tweeted, "I want (National Rifle Association executive vice president) Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick." He asked, "Can (we) define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?" Here's a sample of how Professor Loomis frequently expresses himself: "Motherf---ing f---heads f---ing f---." Then there's Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman, who explained our national problems by saying, "But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions." Professor Seidman worked for The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

When he was sworn in as an officer of the court, I wonder what constitution he swore to uphold and defend.

Parents don't have to wait for college admission for their youngsters to receive America-hating lessons. Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., was put on administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students. He has chosen to resign.

An Advanced Placement world geography teacher at Lumberton High School in Texas encouraged students to dress in Islamic clothing and instructed them to refer to the 9/11 hijackers not as terrorists but as "freedom fighters." They were also told to stop referring to the Holocaust as genocide. John Valastro, the superintendent of the Lumberton Independent School District, told Fox News that the teacher did absolutely nothing wrong.

In McAllen, Texas, teachers tried to force a teenager to sing the Mexican national anthem and recite Mexico's pledge of allegiance. The teen refused, saying it was against her beliefs as an American. She was thrown out of the class and given a failing grade for that day's assignment. Her father has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his daughter against the McAllen Independent School District.

Investor's Business Daily ran a story that shows student indoctrination is official union policy: "A New Low From The California Federation Of Teachers: Urine Indoctrination" (12/5/12). The union's website has a cartoon narrated by leftist Hollywood actor Ed Asner. In tones used when reading to children, Asner says: "(Rich people) love their money more than anything in the whole world. ... Over time, rich people decided they weren't rich enough, so they came up with ways to get richer." The cartoon finishes its class warfare message by graphically depicting "the rich" urinating on the poor.

These people running our education system are destroying the minds and values of our young people, and we allow them to do it.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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As the father of a very young child, you have just scared the pants off me. I already knew that some of this stuff was going on, but never could I imagine to such an extent. And you probably only scratched the surface. If I encounter any of this kind of school taught hate, I will fight back. I wish I could do more.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Mon May 13, 2013 9:18 AM
These teachers should consider themselves lucky that they live in a country that allows them to say what they say.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Liam Astlel
Mon May 13, 2013 6:50 PM
As an educator I can tell you none of that garbage comes out of my mouth. Do people have no respect anymore for this great country? For the English language? For personal rights? It disgusts me that colleagues in my profession spew this hate filled bigotry against the nation they live in.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Doug Landis
Tue May 14, 2013 5:12 AM
Re: Doug Landis
As an educator have you heard anything like what Prof Williams has stated in his column? Just asking out of curiosity, not to be augmentative, as I believe every bit of what Prof Willams has written.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Mandy
Wed May 15, 2013 4:13 AM
Re: Mandy
You would be surprised at the agendas of some of the teachers I have to coexist with. While they might not be as extreme as what Professor Williams states it still surprises me that the get away with what they do. In PA it is state law that you cannot try to sway the opinions of the students in your classes, yet I see teachers every day bashing GW, conservatives, etc. and glorifying liberalism. What irritates me most is seeing the posters of Che and other miscreants in classrooms. Who knows what is being said inside those walls. It disgusts me but I think I do a pretty good job of nullifying their opinions with some little jabs here and there that seem innocent enough on the surface.....
Comment: #5
Posted by: Doug Landis
Wed May 15, 2013 6:05 AM
The examples you provide are very extreme. They describe outrageous behavior for any teacher. There is a wave of anti-government sentiment in our country today. It's not just liberals hating conservative America, it's conservatives hating liberal America too. University professors tend to be liberal and the environment is generally liberal. But not to this extreme. I know many liberals and none of them have opinions quite as extreme as what you present here. What I do see however, are liberals giving examples of extreme conservative opinions. I think what we really have are relatively few truly extreme people on both sides, but the masses are convinced the other side is comprised of nothing but extreme lunatics. It's just not so.
Comment: #6
Posted by: mark wells
Wed May 15, 2013 6:47 AM
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