Over the last year, the battle over “critical race theory” has reached a boiling point. This far-left rewriting of our history has long been taught in colleges and universities. But recently, teachers have been sneaking it into public schools, where it could do tremendous damage to children’s understanding of our society.
Only recently have parents discovered this agenda and fought back. They have been met with serious resistance from school boards and teachers’ unions—who are determined to keep parents out of their children’s education. Even Joe Biden called on the DOJ to intimidate these parents from getting involved.
But time and again we were told by Democrats that CRT wasn’t being taught in our schools. That teachers’ unions respected parents’ say in their children’s upbringing. Now, one of the top CRT contenders is admitting what they really think.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the far-left “1619 Project” – which has been widely criticized by historians – said during a segment on Sunday that she did not understand why parents should get a say in what their children learn in school…
“And I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught,” she later added. “I’m not a professional educator. I don’t have a degree in social studies or science… This is why we send our children to school and don’t homeschool, because these are the professional educators who have the expertise to teach social studies, to teach history, to teach science, to teach literature. And I think we should leave that to the educators.” [Source: Daily Wire]
It’s pretty ironic that a woman who admits she is not an educator is creating curriculum that is being taught to children—and says she doesn’t think parents should have a say in what’s being taught. Hannah-Jones is a far-left radical who claims that the recent Virginia elections were driven by “white parents” who apparently should have no right or say in the course of their state’s future—or in what their children are being taught.
Hannah-Jones’ argument, of course, doesn’t make sense. She slammed home schooling, claiming parents are unfit to teach their children. Um… a parent’s first job is to teach their children. It is their responsibility that children grow up to be healthy, productive members of society. That’s not a public school’s job. And it’s certainly not the job of the government.
She seems to think you need a degree in a certain subject, before you as a parent can decide if you child should be learning that. Of course, that is a lie. Parents don’t need to be history teachers to reject a bias and dishonest rewriting of our history.
But this is exactly what the far-left thinks about every issue. They believe parents are too stupid and unfit to teach their children, nor should they have a say in how their children are being raised. They believe only the government can properly manage our society. Everything from education to wealth should be controlled by corrupt politicians.
What’s next? Should the government just take children out of their parents’ homes and raise them? If you ask people like Hannah-Jones, that might just happen.
Author: Peter Maxwell