by Tom Fitton
Should American taxpayers be forced to pay for a self-segregating school that teaches children to hate the United States? That is apparently what is happening in Los Angeles.
Academia Semillos del Pueblo (ASDP), a charter school partially funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District, claims it only wants to help disadvantaged Latinos to earn a quality education. The school's true agenda, however, is far more radical and far more dangerous. Judicial Watch recently launched an investigation of the ASDP by filing a California Public Records Act request. Here is a small sampling of what we've uncovered so far:
· The school's principal, Marcos Aguilar is a Mexican revolutionary radical who allegedly led a group of Latino students to seize a faculty lounge at UCLA in 1993 and set it on fire, causing $50,000-$100,000 in damages. In 2003, he told an interviewer with UCLA, “Ultimately, the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction.”
· The ASDP's 8th Grade U.S. History class is called, “A People's history of Expansion and Conflict,” which includes, “A thematic survey of American politics, society, culture and political economy; Emphasis throughout on the nations the U.S. usurped, invaded and dominated; Connections between historical rise of capitalism and imperialism with modern political economy and global social relations.”
· The school received a founding grant from the radical organization, National Council of La Raza (The Council of The Race). The NCLR, along with other members of the “reconquista” movement, reportedly intends to reclaim much of the Western United States, which they call, “Aztlan,” a fictional ancestral homeland occupied by the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America.
Doug McIntyre of KABC Radio in Los Angeles is courageously leading an investigation into Academia Semillos del Pueblos. On June 1, KABC reporter, Sandy Wells, was assaulted on school property as he attempted to interview Aguilar. After a car nearly ran Wells over, the driver hopped out, pushed him to the ground, took his audio recorder, and sped off. Apparently, KABC struck a nerve with its reporting.