Do The Kids Matter?

“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” Terry McAuliffe, who previously served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, said during a debate with Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.” If this wasn’t bad enough, things got even worse.

 On Oct. 4th, according to N.Y. Times, “The Justice Department, in response to pleas from national groups representing school administrators, is deploying federal law enforcement officials around the country to help address instances where people have threatened and harassed educators over divisive policy issues such as mask mandates and teaching about racism, and possibly pursue prosecutions.” In other words, If you forcibly speak up at a school board meeting, you just might find the FBI at your door. Sounds more like China than America.

How did we get to this point? With our children being subjugated to remote learning, parents became aware of what was being taught to our children. In some areas, the youngsters were being told whites were privileged and oppressors. Blacks are at a terrible disadvantage throughout their lives. Some classes use the NY Times 1619 project to teach students that the U.S. was founded and dependent on slavery. Some parents found this odd and checked. They found top historians and economists deride the project as inaccurate and misleading. 

Many of these parents couldn’t question schools about these lessons because they were closed. While schools were open and in-person in some states and most of Europe, teachers’ unions lobbied to keep them closed until their demands were met. Numerous non-union charters and private schools found a way to stay open.

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