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Glenn Beck goes on a rant about MSNBC's education promo

April 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM   |   Comments

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April 8 (UPI) -- Glenn Beck opened his Monday morning show with a rant against an MSNBC promo where anchor Melissa Harris talks about children's education.

"It's almost a parody of reality," Beck said of the clip. "It is so far beyond what we have ever thought as a nation, it's remarkable..."

In the ad, Harris explains that children should be thought of in a "collective notion" in which they are "our children." She proposes that people break from the idea that kids belong to their parents and their families and suggests that "kids belong to the community."

According to Yahoo news, Beck spent almost an hour discussing the ad on his show explaining how it connects to greater issues that affect today's world.

The host said many Americans would love the commercial because they would perceive it as a chance to let the government handle a problem they can't work out on their own: their childrens' education.

"I think that there's a good 20 to 30% of America, maybe even higher now, I'm not sure, [that] will gladly have the State take that over so they don't have to worry about it. Yet another one of your responsibilities taken from you -- I'm sorry. Another one of your responsibilities that you will gladly hand over because you don't know what to do. And so they will do it for you: Don't worry! We'll raise your kids. We'll train your kids. We'll educate your kids because it's working out so well."

In addition, Beck referred to "the collective" idea mentioned in the promo as a conspiracy theory that is now being taught to children in school.

"It's already being implemented with Common Core. It's already been implemented here in Texas with CSCOPE," he said. "You don't have a right to see as a parent what your children are learning. You go to a Texas school and say, 'Let me see the curriculum.' You can't. 'Let me see that test that you are teaching through CSCOPE.' You can't. You're a parent. You don't have a right to know."

To summarize, the host said the commercial was basically trying to tell parents their children didn't belong to them, adding that this was a good thing because they were at least "being honest."

"I told you there would come a time when they would show you their true colors," Beck said.
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