Den kjente forfatteren og skribenten Jonathon Van Maren skriver i en kommentar at dagens progressive ikke ønsker at foreldre skal ha innflytelse over hva barna skal lære i skolen. Hans beskrivelse av situasjonen i amerikansk skole passer like godt til den norske.
Her er kommentaren som er vel verdt å lese:
One of the few encouraging trends we’ve seen in the last couple of years is the increasing pushback by parents against the implementation of transgender ideology (and other progressive agenda items such as Critical Race Theory) in their schools.
For years, progressive teachers and school boards have had a free hand to educate children as they see fit, and for years their views have been getting increasingly radical. As children begin to suddenly identify as the opposite gender overnight and become indoctrinated into ideas that were considered extreme very recently, many parents are finally getting wise.
That’s why they’re showing up at school board meetings and demanding accountability—something that progressive politicians and educators are very, very unhappy with. They are beginning to stonewall parents, and we should pay careful attention to what they are saying right now, because they are tipping their hand.
In response to a question asking if parents are the “primary stakeholder” in the education of their children, for example, President Joe Biden’s Education Secretary Miguel Cardona was blunt: “I believe parents are important stakeholders, but I also believe that educators have a role in determining educational programming.” He refused to say that parents were the “primary stakeholder” in what their children are taught at school.
That’s because progressives don’t believe that parents should interfere with what they wish to teach America’s children.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, was even more to the point. During a gubernatorial debate, he stated that: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” In other words, parents should shut up and let people who think like he does teach their children that there are dozens of genders; that they may have been born into the wrong body; that everything they are taught at home is, essentially, wrong — if not actually evil.
Schools want to turn kids into “allies” — but not to their parents. No, they want kids to be allies to the LGBT movement.
McAuliffe did clarify his statement somewhat, just in case anyone had understood the implications of his position on parental rights, noting that he is “not going to let parents come into schools, and actually take books out, and make their own decision.”
Classics such as To Kill A Mockingbird are already getting tossed from public schools; but any parent upset by LGBT propaganda will need to suck it up. As far as progressives are concerned, the kids belong to the state, and they are teaching the children what the state wants them to believe.
Despite the incredible pace at which progressives conquered elite institutions, many are aware that most parents are not teaching their children that they may actually be the opposite sex or, for that matter, that they may be neither gender. This means that they need to teach children these things at school with radical sex education, perverse “children’s” propaganda books, LGBT kid’s entertainment, and Drag Queen Story Hour. This has been going on for quite some time now, which is why so many parents are getting upset and getting involved.
Progressives appear shocked by this pushback. The pandemic gave many parents an opportunity to see the sort of trash their children are being fed at school, and to the dismay of the indoctrinators, are demanding a say.
Pull your kids out of public school.