If you have children in a public or state-run school — from kindergarten to college — you may want to consider transferring them to a private or parochial school.
And as far as that goes, if you work at a public school system, now may be the time to update your resume and seek greener pastures because it’s getting crazy out there.
Earlier this year, a Pennsylvania school superintendent fired a grade school principal for posting conservative memes to her personal social media accounts.
A statement released by the former educator’s law firm on Nov. 23 said that ''Dr. Amy Sacks was the principal of Evergreen Elementary School in the Perkiomen Valley School District in suburban Philadelphia. Evergreen Elementary was one of the top 15 schools in Pennsylvania under Dr. Sacks’ leadership.''
The press release continues, ''Amy was illegally attacked, threatened, and fired by the District because she holds right-of-center political views.''
Those views, expressed in the form of memes, include:
• ''If you think the coronavirus panic in an election year right after three failed coup attempts against Trump is a coincidence, you may be dumb as a rock.''
• ''This is a potato. If this potato was running against Joe Biden, I’d vote for the potato.''
• ''You need ID to buy alcohol, buy a house, open a bank account, get a job, buy cigarettes or buy a gun. So tell me again why voter ID is racist?''
• ''Protesters who block traffic should be arrested. Share if you agree.''
• ''Looking for some clarity. Is Corona season over and we are on to Riot season? I just need to know if I need a mask or a rifle.''
Funny, right? Not according to her former employer. In response, her law firm filed a 66-page complaint, naming as defendants the school district, the school board, and 13 individuals.
All this for expressing views outside of the work environment, and on her own personal Facebook page.
But what goes on inside the school is even more frightening.
As a part of teachers’ continuing professional education, San Diego now requires its educators to undergo ''white-privilege'' training. They’re told "you are racist" and "you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies,'' according to Christopher Rufo, an independent journalist.
The San Diego teachers are taught that they’re colonizers living on land stolen from Native Americans during what’s called the ''land acknowledgement'' section of the course.
The teachers are told that throughout their ''training'' that they’ll experience ''guilt, anger, apathy, [and] closed-mindedness'' because of their ''white fragility.''
The worst part is that they’re told that they have to convert their schools into activist organizations, and ''teach others [presumably their students] to see their privilege.''
Rufo observes that the students are now the victims while they’re being taught this drivel, in that ''only 47% of San Diego Unified students reach proficiency in reading and math.''
It’s not just San Diego. Students are subjected to this and similar nonsense all over the country, including:
• A Gig Harbor, Washington, middle school teacher kept a 13-year-old student after class for nearly 10 minutes, trying to get him to agree that the president’s immigration policy is a failure and that Trump is a racist.
• An elite Manhattan K-8 school teaches white students as young as 6 that they were born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from ''white privilege.''
• A Colorado Springs elementary school suspended a 12-year-old boy and called the sheriff to his home for displaying a toy gun during a virtual classroom session.
• Superior Elementary School in Boulder Valley School District, Colorado, teaches students as young as 6 to use transgendered pronouns and to believe in so-called gender fluidity — you can be whatever gender you want.
The bad news is that while the United States spends more money on education than other countries, students lag behind in math and reading comprehension.
And with union-affiliated teachers refusing to return to the classroom, it’s getting worse.
If you haven’t considered it before, now might be a good time to homeschool. The quality of your children’s education can only go up.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. Read Michael Dorstewitz's Reports — More Here.
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