REPORT: High School Students Take “Conspiracy Theories” Class

Activist Post – by Andrew V Pontbriand

Oxford, MA. — The students over at Oxford High School in Oxford, MA. are probably not familiar with the Common Core curriculum. I mean, let’s face it, when you were forced into compulsory education did you really care THAT much about the curriculum?

However, when I was speaking with a family friend who is a junior attending the high school, she pointed out something to me that she knew I would find interesting. A class called “Conspiracy Theories”.  

“The class is varied in the topics but one thing we talked about was the moon landing being a hoax, we had to write a paper explaining why it was, or wasn’t a hoax”. She also stated that the class does mention ‘The Illuminati’, but “most of the kids only relate it to pop culture”, and that the class seems to focus on it in that context. She said, “like Jay-Z and Rihanna being members of the Illuminati.”

I contacted Oxford High School to see if I could track down the teacher for this class. The teacher, Aimee Russo, did not e-mail me back to answer any questions.

However, this is a course description on the High School’s Web Portal:

This course will explore conspiracy theories throughout history. We will explore subjects from aliens to music and pop culture to 9/11. They will challenge you be (sic) constantly questioning the truth. You will hear many sides to many stories and have to discover for yourself what you believe really happened. You will be researching, reading, and writing about conspiracy theories. You will also partake in many class discussions and complete projects that exercise your creativity, thinking skills, presentation skills, and collaboration skills.

The class, “explores” such “theories” as, 9/11, AIDS, Paul McCartney, Elvis, and cancer conspiracies. However, I was told specifically by a student that the class goes deeper than that.

Since Ms. Russo was unable to respond, I contacted Matthew Welsh, a history teacher at the High School. I asked him a few questions to get his take on the class.

Mr. Welsh, stated that the class is an elective, and denied to comment specifically if this was now part of Common Core.

The name of the course is “Conspiracy Theories” and it is an elective open to juniors and seniors. It seems that the point of the course is to examine the history/reasons why the conspiracy’s (sic) exist and the evidence on the sides of each debate. They cover various types of conspiracy’s, the one’s that I know of center around pop-culture like “Paul is Dead” and the “27 Club” and they do some on pharmaceutical vs holistic medicine.

I do not know if they go into any of the cryptid’s, issues on the Men in Black, JFK assassination or the hoax moon landing.

Oxford High School is not the only School around that is exploring these topics, and it isn’t just limited to High School.

Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts; also offers a course entitled “Conspiracy Theories“.

Brandeis University

The course is taught by Prof. Jerry Cohen, who received his M.A. from Yale, and his B.A. from Rutgers University.

The course description reads:

Considers the “paranoid style” in America’s political and popular culture and in recent American literature. Topics include allegations of “conspiracy” in connection with the Sacco and Vanzetti, Hiss, and Rosenberg cases; antisemitism and anti-Catholicism; and Watergate and Irangate. Usually offered every second year. – Mr. Cohen.

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8 thoughts on “REPORT: High School Students Take “Conspiracy Theories” Class

  1. There are many conspiracy theories but in the last few years we learned that many more have become Conspiracy Fact. That’s a fact Jack.

  2. This is typical establishment stuff. Mix Elvis, Bigfoot and every ridiculous theory they can think of, in with 911.

    1. Exactly what I see, too. The elite are trying to mix aliens with 9/11 as if 9/11 has anything to do with aliens. This is all to water down the conspiracy facts.

      You just know that if a student provides the professor with any real proof or evidence, the professor will discard it, claim it is theoretical and not concrete and then discredit the student in front of his peers. Afterwards, the professor will fail him because it goes against the professor’s agenda or beliefs or even discredits himself as an established professor. Happens all the time in universities around the world.

      This is a Communist controlled opposition course like any other indoctrinated course in education. If it was real, they would be talking about the JFK assassination, NWO, Global warming/Climate Change, HAARP, Oklahoma City Bombing, Sandy Hook, and even Obama’s birth certificate. But nope, they choose to mix Elvis and aliens with 9/11. What a joke.

  3. I’d love to sit in on one of those classes because I’d have a good time making an ass out of the teacher.

    They’re trying to defend themselves from the hoards of people now exposing truth, but it’s too late, because as usual, they’re so out of touch with the American people that they still think truth-tellers are a small band of radicals.

    The result of this will be that more students begin to doubt and question the value of their “education” once they realize that their “conspiracy” teacher is shoveling the same dung as CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the Zionist media.

    1. I’d love to teach that class, JR.

      Probably get fired first day on the job for telling the truth, though.

  4. “Considers the “paranoid style” in America’s political and popular culture and in recent American literature.”

    Paranoid? The Brits should take a look around them, since they have the most surveillance cameras on every street corner than any other country in the entire world.

    It’s not paranoid if it’s really happening. Duh!

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