Conservatives wary of radical makeovers in education

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

George Washington and Abraham LincolnWhile a teachers' association in North Carolina is demanding that public schools cannot reopen until its list of radical, socialist demands are met, the Ohio Board of Education is declaring an academic war on its public school criteria.

Linda Harvey of Mission America says The Buckeye State's school board, claiming the material is rife with "white supremacy," wants a reexamination of everything from language arts and social studies to math and science to make sure "systemic" racism and the struggle for equality are accurately addressed.

"Parents need to be very alert to the changes that this will mean, especially in things like speech codes and in all of the politically correct agendas that will be swept along with this," Harvey warns.

She says harmful, divisive, and destructive programs and policies will be the result of this radical makeover.

Harvey

"I think that parents should first of all be monitoring this very carefully," Harvey suggests. "If at all possible, get your children out of the public schools. This is not going to turn out well."

Harvey adds that the conservatives who recently attended the crowded board meeting in opposition to the plan were falsely labeled as "racists."

Meanwhile in North Carolina, The Blaze reports that the Durham Association of Educators wants universal healthcare, welfare benefits for illegals, and suspension of rents and mortgages. But Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition says the organization has no real clout.

"We do not have unions in North Carolina," she begins. "So this is a teachers' association, and it offers some member benefits, but they have no authority for collective bargaining or striking. These are really demands that fall on deaf ears."

Fitzgerald

The Blaze also reports that the association has rejected Governor Roy Cooper's (D) recently announced a plan to open schools on a limited basis in August. Fitzgerald says the teachers are playing politics.

"It's just shocking that certified teachers would look to politicize their students' education in their local district in order to advance a Marxist, political agenda," Fitzgerald submits. "It really causes you to begin to wonder, 'What are they teaching in the classroom?'"

The Coalition executive director adds, though, that there are many good teachers in the Durham district who would not agree with the teachers' association plan of action.

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