Leftists today have embraced this Communist anti-nuclear family ideology. They believe that it takes the “collective” to raise a child. For example, Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor affiliated with the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Wake Forest University and former host for MSNBC, declared in a commercial she recorded for the network that “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”
Leftwing school administrators and teachers have infiltrated public school systems across the country, allowing them the opportunity to indoctrinate their captive student audiences with poisonous propaganda.
Thus, it is no surprise that these leftwing ideologues are pressuring public schools in many states to step in the shoes of parents and take over deciding what is in the children’s best interests. Public schools are enabling impressionable students as young as eleven to deal with their underlining mental and social problems by expressing a gender identity other than their biological sex. Administrators and teachers play mind games with their students by calling them by their preferred names and pronouns and allowing them to select the bathrooms they wish to use, while hiding all this from the students’ parents. That is child abuse.
Instead of relying on parents to know what is best for their own children in performing their traditional role of protecting their children, leftwing educators, who may be transgenders themselves, insist on arrogating that role to themselves.
The same article included an outrageous quote by a California history teacher whom the New York Times described as a “nonbinary, who has helped students socially transition at school without their parents’ knowledge.”
The nonbinary history teacher declared, “My job, which is a public service, is to protect kids. Sometimes, they need protection from their own parents.”
What the kids really need is protection from egotistical teachers like this nonbinary educator who are trying to project their own gender identity syndromes onto their students.
“The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations,” the Supreme Court declared in one of its earliest opinions on the subject.
In a case decided in 2000, the Supreme Court majority reaffirmed that “the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children…is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court.”
Too many public school systems today are fast becoming the instruments of leftwing indoctrination. They are deliberately freezing out the parents from being informed, much less having the decisive voice, regarding what their children are being taught about such sensitive subjects as gender identity.
Last year, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education law against a background of rising attempts by leftist activists to pressure Florida’s school administrators and educators to introduce sexual orientation and gender identity indoctrination into their classrooms. True to form, the Left was apoplectic with rage and launched a disinformation campaign against the law. Governor DeSantis is firm in holding the line against these attacks. But he and other similarly minded governors are up against a public school monopoly dominated by the ideologically driven teachers’ unions.
It is time to break this monopoly. A few states are showing the way with school choice legislation, which would allow students’ parents to decide how to best use public money for their children’s elementary and high school educational needs. As Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said about the school choice bill, called the Students First Act, that she signed on January 24th, “For the first time, we will fund students not systems!”
Steven Brizel says
Leftists increasingly denounce and are opposed to the institution and traditional moral values of the normal family that consists of a father mother and children
rocco barbella says
I’m not a fan of public school teachers. Never have been. The kids I knew going on to college to get their “prestigious” degree in education did it for the light workload, weekends and holidays off, summers off, They new before even entering the teaching profession what the pay structure was, and all I heard from these people were “we are in it for the kids not the money.”
Well, that sentiment has been shown to be a hoax. We hear how teachers deserve more money and how they cry because they paid for a crayon out of their own wallet.. Leftist gravitate to teaching with the majority being women.
Make no mistake about it public schools and their “teachers” have failed our kids. In international testing we rank near the bottom in developed country’s. In public schools it takes an act of God to get a student expelled short of murder.
rocco barbella says
I’d urge all parents to send their children to parochial or private schools. Get your kid out of public schools where Leftist teachers poison their minds with far left hippie indoctrination.
Not long after I graduated high school in Houston in 1955, my dad commented on the unionizing of public school teachers. “Well, there goes the US system of education.”
He had a similar comment on Medicare and our health care.
As you may gather, he did not have a lot of good words for Social Security or FDR.
I have now lived long enough to rejoice to see more and more public opinion begin to agree with him.
Jeff Bargholz says
Well.he sure was right.
To answer the basic question, ” Do schools own our children”” NO! Parenta are responsible to have their children educated. if the public schools are inadequate (and they are), the parents have the responsibility to find an education that will prepare their children for living in the real world. The public system has been failing for generations. There are many good alternatives for educating our children which is all parents responsibility.
Spurwing Plover says
The NEA is one of those behind this brainwashing to have them al be obedient servants for Big Brother and to serve Big Brother every day
Tex the Mockingbird says
We see the effects of the Brainwashing going on in Schools Greta Thunberg is example of the Brainwashing so is David Hogg
Jeff Bargholz says
They’re obviously government schools, not public schools.