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Spike's Wrong Lesson

Based on Lee's contempt for President George W. Bush, and what the foundation underwriting the project hopes to accomplish, it's unlikely the lesson will be much more than a rehashing of the liberal/progressive agenda.
Based on Lee's contempt for President George W. Bush, and what the foundation underwriting the project hopes to accomplish, it's unlikely the lesson will be much more than a rehashing of the liberal/progressive agenda.  A Spike Lee production -- "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," an HBO documentary he directed -- soon could be playing at a high school near you, maybe the one your kids attend. The Rockefeller Foundation gave a $975,000 grant to Teachers College at Columbia University to develop a multidisciplinary curriculum and online resource. Teachers, schools, libraries and community groups will be able to get copies of the DVD and the curriculum free of charge this summer. But every parent should look deep into the mouth of this gift horse to ensure it's not a Trojan horse of political correctness.     This article appeared in the January 15, 2007 edition of the Tribune-Review. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/vassilaros/s_488367.html

Published Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007

Spike's Wrong Lesson

Based on Lee's contempt for President George W. Bush, and what the foundation underwriting the project hopes to accomplish, it's unlikely the lesson will be much more than a rehashing of the liberal/progressive agenda.  A Spike Lee production -- "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," an HBO documentary he directed -- soon could be playing at a high school near you, maybe the one your kids attend. The Rockefeller Foundation gave a $975,000 grant to Teachers College at Columbia University to develop a multidisciplinary curriculum and online resource. Teachers, schools, libraries and community groups will be able to get copies of the DVD and the curriculum free of charge this summer. But every parent should look deep into the mouth of this gift horse to ensure it's not a Trojan horse of political correctness.     This article appeared in the January 15, 2007 edition of the Tribune-Review. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/vassilaros/s_488367.html
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