It might be hard to find positive news during the COVID-19 pandemic but a think tank scholar and a radio show host say families are uncovering the left-wing brainwashing that is wooing their children in public schools.
"Number one, people are becoming more family-focused," says Jameson Taylor of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. "They have to because they're staying at home a lot more."
That big change, Taylor advises, has impacted education because parents are more engaged than ever in what their children are actually learning, which means many teachers cannot hide in the classroom walls anymore.
One such teacher is Matthew Kay, a Philadelphia science teacher who outed himself on social media as a purveyor of “gender/sexuality” discussions in the classroom and the enemy of “conservative” parents who disapprove of it.
“If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kids racism or homophobia or transphobia,” Kay wrote on Twitter, “how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”
Kay eventually blocked his Twitter account after his post went viral but the teacher’s eye-opening thread also described his concern: Online class discussions will be open to “spectators” who can witness the classroom discussion.
“We’ll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse,” he warned. “What does this do for our equity/inclusion work?”
Kay’s open admittance got noticed by The Daily Wire, which reported that Kay helped start the Science Leadership Academy, a “partnership” high school that is part of the city’s public school district and The Franklin Institute.
AFR host: They hate you, parents
The teacher’s comments also got noticed by American Family Radio talk show host Abraham Hamilton III. He read Kay’s comments on air to listeners as a stark warning about what is going on in classrooms that parents never see and will never be told about.
Hamilton also pointed out that Kay’s post jumpstarted a discussion among other liberal teachers who shared his concerns about hiding their classroom instruction from parents. One teacher described parents as “outsiders” and another called parents “dangerous,” Hamilton pointed out.
In other Twitter posts, a teacher disclosed that she circulates an anonymous survey to students to learn their personal pronouns but she remains concerned that “caregivers” may learn about the classroom survey and thus learn about a topic “they weren’t supposed to know.”
Yet another teacher described how a white parent learned about an “anti-racist” lesson and filed a complaint, and another teacher wrote that the classroom uses secretive language online when discussing “gender-inclusive” content.
Parents need to wake up the fact, Hamilton said, that their teachers view them as the enemy.
“You see, the teachers are gonna protect the children from their own parents,” Hamilton summarized.
According to Taylor, new, emerging technology is not all bad. It is quickly becoming an “equalizer” that is helping frustrated parents replace “outdated” public school systems with new resources.
"It's not technology that is going to save American education right now,” he predicts. “It's parents getting involved again in their kids' education.”