Assemblyman wants Russian hacking, election influence, taught in schools

Should Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election be taught in schools? One assemblyman thinks so.

The extent to which Russia interfered is still being investigated, but reports suggest there’s consensus among U.S. intelligence officials that Russia hacked emails of Democratic officials and operatives in an effort to influence the election. The hacked emails were distributed to the news media, including CalWatchdog, throughout the election through the site WikiLeaks. 

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, has introduced legislation to require state educators to develop curriculum for students to learn about Russia’s involvement in the election. 

“This is a threat to our democracy and must be treated with appropriate significance in American history,” Levine said of the Russian hacking in a statement. “California is the largest textbook market in the nation. Textbooks approved in our state are used throughout the country. Through this legislation, we can make sure students in California and across the United States receive accurate information about the 2016 presidential election.”

The move by Levine is not unprecedented. Recent laws modifying curriculum included subjects like the Armenian genocide, civics, the environment and Barack Obama and the importance of the first African American president. 

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  1. Spurwing Plover
    Spurwing Plover 19 January, 2017, 08:28

    How about getting back to the # R’s in education that that dont mean Reduce,Reuse,Recycle and the brain-dead eco-wackos are teaching

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  2. lb1
    lb1 19 January, 2017, 08:33

    While they are at it they need to teach the kids HOW TO USE AN ILLEGAL SERVER IN YOUR HOME TO SEND CLASSIFIED DOCS. Or , HOW TO SET UP A FOUNDATION AND SELL FAVORS FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. This is exactly why we have to get government and liberals out of our schools.

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  3. Bill Gore Crusader for the Truth
    Bill Gore Crusader for the Truth 19 January, 2017, 22:31

    Problem is that RUSSIA DID NOT “INTERFERE” IN THE ELECTION! REALLY! Hillary Clinton was actually just a really really bad (appalling, deplorable) candidate and she lost fair and square. Please, we have not been shown one shred of evidence of the evil masterminds in Russia interfering in our election. So cut the crap, limousine liberals. Time to eat a big dish of crow and see if you can ever win another election outside of Commiefornia…

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  4. Partybreaker
    Partybreaker 20 January, 2017, 04:01

    Name for a course, The Clintons, Blowjobs, and Deplorables.

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  5. Mike
    Mike 22 January, 2017, 17:13

    What is ironic is people like Marc Levine would be the first to bow down to Russian invaders. The Russian orthodox tradition finds people like him “non-redeemable.” They would not waste the time on reeducation. Think disposal to Siberia, where he would be eaten by bears. Creep.

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  6. T Steele, professional outside agitator
    T Steele, professional outside agitator 27 January, 2017, 09:36

    of course Russia interfered and of course HClinton was a poor candidate—-the two are not exclusive. Funny thing is that —
    A- Trump is mentally ill
    B- A child like twit
    C- And the reason the tea baggers will get crushed at the midterms–

    I would say impeached by the mid terms maybe?

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  7. Bill - San Jose
    Bill - San Jose 9 February, 2017, 18:59

    Let’s accept this and make sure to add in why we need biometric system voting only.

    Cheers to the Communists for trying to outsmart us and hopefully we can end the indoctrination of youth with 100,000 new charter / private schools once vouchers become available.

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