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School Time Woes: Indoctrination Through Education

At what point are we going to give back parental control to the parents?

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Ever wonder what’s wrong with our education system? Then you’re not alone. The amount of misinformation that is being taught to our children is overwhelming. Instead of letting kids be kids, we have teachers forcing gender, sexual and racial identity politics in their faces at ages as young as 4 and 5 years old. If you thought the curriculum was indoctrination, just watch the Nickelodeon network who has decided that cartoons should present storytime to kids with drag queens. See for yourself:

And organizations like Newsela have raised record funding to further these types of efforts and are only becoming more accessible via apps and online programs:

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 billion. The new round is larger than the aggregate of Newsela’s prior capital raised to date.

“Hitting $1 billion [in valuation] doesn’t change a thing,” Newsela CEO Matthew Gross told TechCrunch. But the startup is joining Quizlet, ApplyBoard and CourseHero as companies within the sector that have hit the unicorn mark as remote education continues to gain traction. 

Newsela has created a platform that strings together a number of different third-party content, such as primary source documents or the latest National Geographic articles. Gross defines it as “material that isn’t purpose-built for education, [but] purpose-built for being interesting and informative.” If Newsela is doing its job right, the content can replace textbooks within a classroom altogether, while helping teachers give fresh, personalized material.

With parents standing up and saying enough is enough with these lessons on race and gender, talking heads like Don Lemon, push back by insulting parents for not sitting back quietly. Lemon explains those against critical race theory were showing their privilege. How ironic considering that Lemon is a millionaire news anchor, who does not have children in the public school system; so clearly a trusted source on child-rearing and elementary education.

Of course, the higher moral ground may not be in Don Lemon’s wheelhouse. The host is currently in litigation, following allegations of sexual assault. It should come as no surprise that his current situation is not being discussed by the media since the mainstream is always there to protect their fellow ‘journalist.’

At what point are we going to give back parental control to the parents?

 

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  1. Jill

    July 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Glad I was in school in the 80s, remember, when people were normal

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Biden To Teachers: Children Are ‘Yours When They’re In The Classroom’

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On Wednesday, Democrat President Joe Biden repeatedly told teachers gathered outside the White House that school children are “like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Biden made the comments at a Teacher of the Year event during which he urged teachers to help students “gain confidence enough to know what they can do.”

“They’re not someone else’s children, they’re our children,” Biden said. “And they are the kite strings that literally lift our national ambitions aloft. … Think about it. If you got to do one thing to make sure the nation succeeded in the next two generations, what would you do? I would say, literally, have the best-educated public in the world.”

Biden added that “we have an obligation to help them … reach their potential.”

“You have heard me say it many times about our children, but it is true, they’re all our children. And the reason you are the teachers of the year is because you recognize that,” he said. “They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”

Biden’s remarks come amid a push from Republicans for parents to be informed on and have more control over what their children are being taught in classrooms – which has been met with strong resistance from Democrats.

Last month, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the state’s Parental Rights in Education into law, a bill which banned classroom teachings on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” for young children in kindergarten through third grade.

“Parents’ rights have been increasingly under assault around the nation, but in Florida we stand up for the rights of parents and the fundamental role they play in the education of their children,” DeSantis said at the time. “Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school, and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old.”

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Report: Critical Race Theory Ideas Exist in Over 230 Colleges, Universities

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According to CriticalRace.Org, a database with information from more than 500 institutions, over 236 colleges or universities include some form of mandatory student training of coursework related to critical race theory (CRT).

CriticalRace.org compiles the research and told Fox News the programs focus on concepts such as “anti-racism,” “equity,” “implicit bias” and of course critical race theory. Among the educational establishments, 149 institutions ”have some form of mandatory faculty or staff training, with 138 mandating school-wide curricular requirements.”

CriticalRace.org was founded by Williams A. Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor. “Our database shows how race has become a pervasive focus in higher education with a near universal insistence that racism is systemic in the United States” said Jacobson.

“Higher ed is focused on what divides people, exacerbating rather than solving problems” he added. Many authors whose writings explicitly call for racism and discrimination are part of the curriculum.

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Authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose book explicitly calls for discrimination, are widely included among books and writings in universities, according to Jacobson. For example, Northwestern University’s medical school made Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” mandatory reading for the summer of 2020. Other institutions included Kendi’s writings as resources for students.

The purported “anti-racism” or CRT-associated content is ubiquitous – appearing within curriculum, staff trainings and sometimes within training related specifically to hiring. For example, the University of Central Florida committed in 2020 to conduct implicit bias training and other trainings for everyone who participates in our hiring and search committee processes.

Some have required diversity-related content as part of students’ core courses. At Western New England University, for example, the class of 2022 was required to complete at least one “Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency Course.”

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