As a candidate, Joe Biden’s number one promise was to “unite” America. Yet in his first months as president, his number one priority has been to divide our country by race and gender at every turn.
There is no clearer example than the Biden administration’s new effort aimed at indoctrinating America’s schoolchildren with some of the most toxic and anti-American theories ever conceived. Americans need to understand what this initiative would do, what drives it and, most importantly, how we can stop it.
Now President Trump’s oped on racist Critical Race Theory slams the “left’s vile new theory” that “judges people by the colour of their skin”…
“Far from advancing the beautiful dream of Martin Luther King Jr…the left’s vile new theory preaches that judging people by the colour of their skin is a good idea,” Trump said.
Trump’s oped, ‘A Plan to Get Divisive & Radical Theories Out of Our Schools, ‘ begins by calling out the divisive Biden presidency and its effort to inject toxic, anti-American theories like critical race theory into our schools.
He calls out the left for teaching our children to hate America and believe America is evil.
“Instead of helping young people discover that America is the greatest, most tolerant, and most generous nation in history, it teaches them that America is systemically evil and that the hearts of our people are full of hatred and malice.”
The rule explicitly cites the New York Times’ discredited “1619 Project” as a motivation. This is after President Trump banned the theory in schools and then created the 1776 Commission to teach kids our history, including patriotism.
Trump goes on to call for several reforms that “every concerned parent in America” should be demanding.
- First, every state legislature should pass a ban on taxpayer dollars going to any school district or workplace that teaches critical race theory.
- Second, each state should create its own 1776 Commission
- Third, states need to pass laws requiring that all lesson plans have to be made available to parents
- Fourth, parents need to organize locally
- Fifth, any parent who objects to the material being taught to their child in public school should get an automatic voucher.
- Sixth, states need to take back control of their schools of education and credentialing bodies.
- Finally, states need to break the tenure monopoly in public K-12 schools.
Even though Joe Biden and leftist Democrats tried to derail their
efforts, President Trump’s 1776 Commission plans to reconvene next week at Hillsdale College. The #1 item on their agenda will be exposing the dangers of the Marxist Critical Race Theory.
Joe Biden wasted no time disbanding Trump’s 1776 Commission on his first day in the White House. Not so fast! Trump’s commission plans to meet again to target the teaching of U.S. history based on the Marxist critical race theory.
Last November, in response to the NYT 1619 Project that claims America is a racist nation, the Trump administration established an advisory group to “celebrate and promote the principles enshrined in the nation’s founding documents.”
The commission recently regained attention when a leading member spoke against funding education programs that promote the 1619 Project and critical race theory.
Matthew Spalding, the executive director of the 1776 Commission, wrote in a letter to the Education Department:
“The Proposed Rule should be withdrawn, just as individual states, which have the authority over the nation’s K-12 educational system, should oppose race-based pedagogy as part of their curricula and even if attempted to be imposed by the federal government. On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, I submit and draw your attention to Appendix III of The 1776 Report. The appendix explains why race-focused narratives like the 1619 Project and critical race theory are ‘fundamentally incompatible with the principles of the Declaration of Independence, which connects liberty-loving Americans everywhere regardless of their race.”
Pushing back on teaching children to hate America is picking up steam as parents across the nation realize this Marxist theory is being taught to their children. Several cases were in the national news because the parents removed their children and then spoke out to explain their concerns.
A Virginia parent brought the fire to the local school board meeting when she delivered a masterful takedown of teaching ‘Critical Race Theory’ in schools. The video below has garnered national attention for the woman’s incredible speech to the school board. Questions about this woman’s identity were answered on Twitter:
She’s a proud member of the ‘Loudoun GOP Women’…We are thrilled she’s on team GOP and helping us fight this racist ideology!
#Loudouncounty parents brought the ??? at the school board meeting tonight.
— Ian Prior (@iandprior) May 12, 2021
There is a movement in Loudoun County, Virginia, to take back the schools by ousting six school board members:
According to reports who exposed the school board for having a secret Facebook group that targeted conservative parents opposed to teaching Critical Race Theory:
Loudoun Parents for Education (LPE) announced they were seeking to recall Beth Barts, Denise Corbo, Leslee King, Atoosa Reaser, Ian Serotkin, and Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan for “neglect of duty, misuse of office, and incompetence in the performance of their duties.” The six board members were accused of being part of a Facebook group that sought to create lists of parents who opposed CRT or who wanted schools open for in-person learning.
“Someone had to”…Fed Up Parent Writes Epic Letter Removing His Daughter From $54K School Because of Leftist Indoctrination:
And one parent wrote a long letter telling why he’s removing his daughter from a $54K a year Upper East Side School in NYC. It’s a doozy.
April 13, 2021
Dear Fellow Brearley Parents,
Our family recently made the decision not to re-enrol our daughter at Brearley for the 2021-22 school year. She has been at Brearley for seven years, beginning in kindergarten. In short, we no longer believe that Brearley’s administration and Board of Trustees have any of our children’s best interests at heart. Moreover, we no longer have confidence that our daughter will receive the quality of education necessary to further her development into a critically thinking, responsible, enlightened, and civic-minded adult. I write to you, as a fellow parent, to share our reasons for leaving the Brearley community but also to urge you to act before the damage to the school, to its community, and your own child’s education is irreparable.
It cannot be stated strongly enough that Brearley’s obsession with race must stop. It should be abundantly clear to any thinking parent that Brearley has completely lost its way. The administration and the Board of Trustees have displayed a cowardly and appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob, and then allowing the school to be captured by that same mob. What follows are my personal views on Brearley’s antiracism initiatives, but these are just a handful of the criticisms that I know other parents have expressed.
I object to the view that I should be judged by the colour of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the colour of her skin but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin colour and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died.
I object to the charge of systemic racism in this country, and at our school. Systemic racism, properly understood, is segregated schools and separate lunch counters. It is the interning of the Japanese and the exterminating of Jews. Systemic racism is unequivocally not a small number of isolated incidences over decades. Ask any girl, of any race, if they have ever experienced insults from friends, have ever felt slighted by teachers or have ever suffered the occasional injustice from a school at which they have spent up to 13 years of their life, and you are bound to hear grievances, some petty, some not. We have not had systemic racism against Blacks in this country since the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, a period of more than 50 years. To state otherwise is a flat-out misrepresentation of our country’s history and adds no understanding to any of today’s societal issues. If anything, longstanding and widespread policies such as affirmative action, point in precisely the opposite direction.
I object to a definition of systemic racism, apparently supported by Brearley, that any educational, professional, or societal outcome where Blacks are underrepresented is prima facie evidence of the aforementioned systemic racism, or white supremacy and oppression. Facile and unsupported beliefs such as these are the polar opposite to the intellectual and scientific truth for which Brearley claims to stand. Furthermore, I call bullshit on Brearley’s oft-stated assertion that the school welcomes and encourages the truly difficult and uncomfortable conversations regarding race and the roots of racial discrepancies.
I object to the idea that Blacks are unable to succeed in this country without aid from the government or whites. Brearley, by adopting critical race theory, is advocating the abhorrent viewpoint that Blacks should forever be regarded as helpless victims, and are incapable of success regardless of their skills, talents, or hard work. What Brearley is teaching our children is precisely the true and correct definition of racism.
I object to mandatory anti-racism training for parents, especially when presented by the rent-seeking charlatans of Pollyanna. These sessions, in both their content and delivery, are so sophomoric and simplistic, so unsophisticated and inane, that I would be embarrassed if they were taught to Brearley kindergarteners. They are an insult to parents and unbecoming of any educational institution, let alone one of Brearley’s calibre.
I object to Brearley’s vacuous, inappropriate, and fanatical use of words such as “equity,” “diversity” and “inclusiveness.” If Brearley’s administration was truly concerned about so-called “equity,” it would be discussing the cessation of admissions preferences for legacies, siblings, and those families with, especially deep pockets. If the administration was genuinely serious about “diversity,” it would not insist on the indoctrination of its students, and their families, to a single mindset, most reminiscent of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Instead, the school would foster an environment of intellectual openness and freedom of thought. And if Brearley cared about “inclusiveness,” the school would return to the concepts encapsulated in the motto “One Brearley,” instead of teaching the extraordinarily divisive idea that there are only, and always, two groups in this country: victims and oppressors.
l object to Brearley’s advocacy for groups and movements such as Black Lives Matter, a Marxist, anti-family, heterophobic, anti-Asian, and anti-Semitic organization that neither speaks for the majority of the Black community in this country nor in any way, shape or form, represents their best interests.
I object to, as we have been told time and time again over the past year, that the school’s priority is the safety of our children. For goodness sake, Brearley is a school, not a hospital! The number one priority of a school has always been, and always will be, education. Brearley’s misguided priorities exemplify both the safety culture and “cover-your-ass” culture that together have proved so toxic to our society and have so damaged the mental health and resiliency of two generations of children, and counting.
I object to the gutting of the history, civics, and classical literature curriculums. I object to the censorship of books that have been taught for generations because they contain dated language potentially offensive to the thin-skinned and hypersensitive (something that has already happened in my daughter’s 4th-grade class). I object to the lowering of standards for the admission of students and the hiring of teachers. I object to the erosion of rigour in classwork and the escalation of grade inflation. Any parent with eyes open can foresee these inevitabilities should antiracism initiatives be allowed to persist.
We have today in our country, from both political parties, and at all levels of government, the most unwise and unvirtuous leaders in our nation’s history. Schools like Brearley are supposed to be the training grounds for those leaders. Our nation will not survive a generation of leadership even more poorly educated than we have now, nor will we survive a generation of students taught to hate its own country and despise its history.
Lastly, I object, with as strong sentiment as possible, that Brearley has begun to teach what to think, instead of how to think. I object that the school is now fostering an environment where our daughters, and our daughters’ teachers, are afraid to speak their minds in class for fear of “consequences.” I object that Brearley is trying to usurp the role of parents in teaching morality, and bullying parents to adopt that false morality at home. I object that Brearley is fostering a divisive community where families of different races, which until recently were part of the same community, are now segregated into two. These are the reasons why we can no longer send our daughter to Brearley.
Over the past several months, I have personally spoken to many Brearley parents as well as parents of children at peer institutions. It is abundantly clear that the majority of parents believe that Brearley’s antiracism policies are misguided, divisive, counterproductive and cancerous. Many believe, as I do, that these policies will ultimately destroy what was until recently, a wonderful educational institution. But as I am sure will come as no surprise to you, given the insidious cancel culture that has of late permeated our society, most parents are too fearful to speak up.
But speak up you must. There is strength in numbers and I assure you, the numbers are there. Contact the administration and the Board of Trustees and demand an end to the destructive and anti-intellectual claptrap known as antiracism. And if changes are not forthcoming then demand new leadership. For the sake of our community, our city, our country and most of all, our children, silence is no longer an option.
A nation is only as strong as its spirit. For our children, we must act before it is too late.