When we hear about Critical Race Theory, White privilege, gender identity indoctrination and other mindless classes being taught in schools across our country, many of us think that couldn’t happen in this conservative, close knit, little area in and around Prescott. Guess again.
I heard a local father, who decided to run for one of the local school boards, speak about what motivated him to take up school politics. He told about his son coming home from school and telling him about a class where the literature was suggesting that the students “overcome their whiteness” or words to that effect. When the father asked the son to show him this class material, his son told him that the instructors told the students that they were not allowed to bring it home. The father suggested that his son take pictures of the materials on his cell phone. The son took the pictures and showed them to his dad.
Armed with this photographic evidence, the father went to the school and asked to speak with the teacher. Without first telling the teacher about the photos of the offending material, the father asked the teacher about such classroom material. When the teacher denied that there was such a class and material, the father asked that the school principal be brought into the conference. At first, the principal also denied there was such a class and material. When the father showed them the photo evidence, the teacher and principal’s response was that no one else had complained about the class.
If the teachers are instructing the students not to tell their parents about such racist, anti-American classes and readings, how are the parents and guardians to learn enough about these “woke” classes to even form an opinion, let alone complain? Now this was just one class at one school. How many other classes at this and other middle, high and even elementary schools are being used to indoctrinate our young people?
At the risk of being labeled a conspiracy theorist, one is forced to ask the question, “If students are instructed that they can’t take the texts of these classes home or to talk to their parents about the content of the classes, how can this not be a conspiracy?” It sure looks like an attempt to keep the parents from finding out about their children being brainwashed with leftist ideology. It looks like another attempt by so-called educators to cause a chasm between parents and their children.
What about other idiocies pushed by the far left fringe elements? Are our tax funded schools pushing other stilted views such as transgenderism, gender fluidity, homosexuality, new world order and globalism? If just one father was able to find out about one such class in just one of our county’s schools, one has to wonder how many of these classes are being taught in our schools. How many schools, teachers and principals are hiding this information from their students’ parents and guardians? How long has this been going on?
We are at an educational crossroads in this country. Not just parents, but all tax paying citizens need to study the issues, read school board candidate literature, attend candidate debates and vote for candidates who will demand transparency in our schools, and the curricula, truth and openness from our teachers and school administrators.