Vulcan mind meld, public education style

 

You will now understand all that Howard Zinn has spoken

You will now understand all that Howard Zinn has spoken

Woodbury school district blocks students’ internet access to conservative web sites. Don’t want to undo all the time and effort spent on their brainwashing, obviously.

Andrew Lampart couldn’t right click.

Yet the 18-year-old high school senior from Woodbury could left click with relative ease.

Denied access to conservative-leaning websites by the school district’s Internet firewall, the soon-to-be graduate of Nonnewaug High School lodged a formal complaint with the Region 14 Board of Education Monday night over what Lampart said is double standard.

While doing research for a assignment on gun control in the school’s library, Lampart said he tried unsuccessfully to visit the websites of Second Amendment groups such as the National Rifle Association on his Android tablet that was connected to the school’s WiFi network. Woodbury is 13 miles from Newtown.

Lampart said he ran into similar roadblocks while surfing the websites of anti-abortion and traditional marriage organizations — and even the Connecticut Republican Party.

Access to the websites of the Connecticut Democrats, the pro-gun control Newtown Action Alliance and advocacy groups for the LGBT community was unfettered, according to Lampart, who took screen shots from his Internet browser.

“It was appalling to see that it was very one-sided,” Lampart, who is bound for the Christian-oriented Liberty University in the fall and is in the process of starting up a Young Republicans chapter in Woodbury, told Hearst Connecticut Media Wednesday.

Jody Ian Goeler, the superintendent of Region 14, which serves the towns of Woodbury and Bethlehem, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.

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7 responses to “Vulcan mind meld, public education style

  1. American Teachers Federation makes Reid blush.
    Pass me a Koch…..

  2. sunbeam43

    Liberty University……amazing school! Just watched the wonderful Mat Staver (Dean of Liberty School of Law) on the Glenn Beck show! Stunning win with the case of Justina Pelletier!
    This young man has chosen well for his continued education.

  3. Libertarian Advocate

    Koch or ACLU, either will do. Lawsuit pending in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…..

  4. Walt

    Dude –
    It is ironic that a Hearst blog would comment on censorship, being that they filter and sanitize the news we read all the time. But this really is incredible.

    But more importantly, how do you know about the Vulcan Mind Meld? Are you a Trekkie Dude? Do you put on your little Spock ears and give yourselves a bowl cut, and go to all the Start Trek conventions?

    I could see that. You nerdy little tribble.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  5. TheWizard

    Loved the episode with the evil, goat-bearded Spock.

  6. kc

    If I can remember being that age, it seemed that the one way to make sure that the average kid’s curiosity was stirred was to tell them that they couldn’t know anything more about the subject in question. “You can’t see that!” would almost serve as an invitation or a challenge to do further research. When I see a story like this, I can’t help but wonder about the kid’s reaction. Does it make the blocked website seem exotic and interesting or do they just shrug and think they’re better off not knowing anything about the mysterious conservatives?

  7. Fred2

    “Does it make the blocked website seem exotic and interesting or do they just shrug and think they’re better off not knowing anything about the mysterious conservatives?”

    Probably neither, it makes them think the whoever did the filtering is lame, stupid and biased, though.