The final handful of years have noticed the rise of parent activists, with college board meetings becoming covered on national news and the topic garnering political debate by candidates across the nation.
But, probably the finest instance of how this movement tipped the scales of political energy was in my household state of Virginia, with final year’s election of Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin.
Running mostly on the topic of education and the complaints by parents that their kids have been finding out divisive content material tied to Critical Race Theory (CRT), Governor Youngkin’s win rocked the Democratic establishment.
Mainstream media pundits swore that CRT was not becoming taught in public schools and didn’t exist. (Why they have been so worked up more than prospective bans on some thing that “didn’t exist” gave the game away, but nonetheless.)
Fast forward to this year, and it turns out that information points show parents have been not lying about the existence of CRT curriculum in their schools. Instead, a study by the Manhattan Institute illustrates what parents have identified this complete time.
Remember when they kept telling us that CRT wasn’t becoming taught in schools? The lies these fanatics will inform! https://t.co/JqeUPAjJgL
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) October 27, 2022
By The Numbers
The study by the Manhattan Institute was performed by policy analyst Zach Goldberg and adjunct fellow Eric Kaufmann.
The benefits will not shock parents and show that in each information point, more than half of the respondents have been exposed to CRT:
- 82.four% had been taught or heard about CRT all round
- 62% had been instructed or heard in college that the U.S. is “systemically racist”
- 57% have been taught or heard white persons have “unconscious biases that negatively affect non-white people”
- 69% have been taught or heard “white people have white privilege”
- 67% have been taught or heard, “America is built on stolen land”
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In addition to concerns concerning CRT, the survey also touched on gender difficulties, with the under benefits:
- 53% have been taught or heard “America is a patriarchal society”
- 51% have been exposed to teaching “gender is an identity choice”
Weird… since, if I recall, CRT didn’t exist and was just a red herring made use of by the Republican Party.
Black man leaves woke college board SHAKING immediately after dismantling CRT to their FACES:
“God is going to judge each final one particular of you”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 20, 2022
Waiting For That Apology
When Governor Youngkin won his election final year, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace claimed:
“So, I think that the real ominous thing is that critical race theory, which isn’t real, turned the suburbs 15 points to the Trump-insurrection-endorsed Republican.”
No, sorry, Nicolle, Governor Youngkin won since Terry McAuliffe mentioned parents shouldn’t have a say in their children’s education. I’ll hold my breath for her to be fired for peddling misinformation.
Let’s also not neglect the cries from college board members and teachers’ unions that parents have been posing a threat for raising their issues, even earning them the label ‘domestic terrorists’.
But, nonetheless no justice for these parents who have been thought of enemies of the state for caring about what was becoming taught to their kids in the schools their taxpayer dollars fund.
What I dont recognize is that if CRT doesnt exist, why do Democrats fight tooth and nail defending it? pic.twitter.com/iWw5MJWiTG
— Kenny Nance Dr./Esq./Biol. 🇺🇲 🐊 (@KennyNance) November four, 2021
The Same Wolf In Different Sheep’s Clothing
You have to admire somewhat the perseverance of the left-wing extremists who continue to attempt to indoctrinate our youth. Within the Fiscal Year 2023 Biden administration’s price range is $468 million for some thing referred to as the ‘community schools’ system.
This system is endorsed by our Department of Education and focuses on “culturally relevant” pedagogy and “restorative justice.” Sound familiar?
It must, since it is vital race theory, just dressed up with a new title and verbiage to attempt to fool parents. But if you do not think me, the truth that the President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, endorsed the system must be purpose sufficient to be suspicious of it.
Randi says of this system:
“Culturally responsive practices, social-emotional learning, and community schools are not add-ons. Culturally responsive education values the knowledge and skills students bring from their homes and communities.”
But it shouldn’t surprise us that Randi is much more focused on cultural responsiveness and this notion of social-emotional finding out it is a lot easier to preserve dressing up CRT than it is to market teaching literacy, math, and science.
Transformative Social Emotional Learning is a Trojan horse for CRT. Lisa explains under 👇 https://t.co/7FTzoPQQkC
— Moms for Liberty (@MomsfourLiberty) April 1, 2022
SEL is CRT
Randi touches on a new phenomenon that is tied to almost everything lately in public schools, identified as Social Emotional Learning or SEL. This seemingly harmless acronym is typically pushed as a way to market optimistic mental overall health practices in youth.
Hard to complain about some thing like that, specifically when there appears to be a mental overall health crisis plaguing our kids. However, peeling back the layers of this notion, it smells like some thing considerably distinctive.
SEL promotes “self-awareness” in relation to identity. Well, what on Earth does that imply?
Allow me to clarify. The notion is that students are taught to be conscious of their identity in terms of belonging to or probably not belonging to either these who have privilege or these who are oppressed.
Otherwise identified as Critical Race Theory. Don’t think me? You can go to the web page that is the cornerstone of SEL and come across articles such as “Transformative SEL and Mathematical Liberation for 2SLGBTIQIA+ Students” and discover all about how math as we knew it is racist and biased against non-white non-heterosexual youngsters.
Parents: We will have to quit funding failure and enabling for excuses.
SEL is a Trojan Horse- a car by which vital theory is rolled into classrooms.
There are no measurable outcomes or information to help or evaluate these interventions. This is a mask for their failure. https://t.co/TrfzVlEtnO
— Moms for Liberty (@MomsfourLiberty) April ten, 2022
What Parents Want
Interestingly, the government and teachers’ unions would be shelling out so considerably cash and time advertising factors such as ‘community schools’ and SEL when you’d feel they would’ve discovered their lesson from watching final year’s Virginia state election. Maybe the current dismal numbers from the National Report Card will wake them up.
The NAEP reported that fourth graders had a five-point drop in math scores, the lowest due to the fact 2005. Their counterparts in the eighth grade skilled an eight-point decline in math, the lowest scores due to the fact 2003.
It’s uncomplicated to study and hear these numbers and either not totally grasp their gravity since you feel your kid is performing fine or you feel that probably since you do not have young kids, you do not have to have to be concerned about it.
But that couldn’t be additional from the truth.
This country’s kids are not finding out math fundamentals but are becoming taught how to hate each and every other. This country’s kids are not finding out how to study but alternatively are finding out how they will either never ever be capable of results due to their inherent victim status or do not deserve what they achieve due to their inherent racism.
If you feel that will not have an effect on you since you do not have youngsters remember… these will be the adults who will be your nurse, your dentist, your employee, and any quantity of other vital future jobs that will shape your life and the future of our nation someday. We must scrap the complete CRT SEL trash and get back to fundamentals.
In Virginia Glenn Youngkin effectively drove a culture war message that exploited people’s issues about #covid disruptions. It divided persons. Misinformation was rampant. For ex,no one particular has to quit CRT from becoming taught in VA schools,since it is NOT taught in VA public schools
— Randi Weingarten 🇺🇦🇺🇸💪🏿👩‍🎓 (@rweingarten) November three, 2021
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