The best way to fight wokeness: Take your children out of government schools

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2021 Jun 9, 5:36pm   59,330 views  662 comments

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The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country’s major institutions?

There is an answer.

The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America—against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, and the military—is to take their children out of America’s schools.

Other than in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the vast majority of America’s elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities teach your child or grandchild almost nothing important; prematurely sexualize them, thereby robbing them of their innocence; and harm them intellectually and morally. They rarely teach them, for example, art or music because they are too busy teaching them race-centered hatred of whites, of America, and of America’s values.

Sending your children to most American schools is playing Russian roulette with their values—but unlike the gun in Russian roulette, which has a bullet in only one of its six chambers, the schools’ guns hold four or five bullets.

In many elementary schools, your child is taught that gender is chosen and that there is no difference between boys and girls (in a growing number of schools, the teachers are told not to call their students “boys and girls”); they are taught about masturbation; and many children from first grade on attend “Drag Queen Story Hour,” wherein an obvious man wearing women’s clothing, garish makeup, and a wig entertains them.

Given that all this is well-known, why do any non-left—meaning, liberal or conservative—parents send their children to American schools?

One reason is they are in denial. Many parents don’t want to know what their children are being taught and the consequent damage done to them. They don’t really believe schools will ruin their children, let alone their children’s relationship with them.

These parents should speak to any of the millions—yes, millions—of Americans whose children have contempt for America, for free speech, and for their parents as a result of attending an American college or even high school. I meet such people at every speech I give, and I speak to them regularly on my radio show. Ask these parents, if they could redo their lives, whether they would keep their child in school.

A second reason is they feel they have no choice. If they remove their child from the local public or private school (most private schools are just as committed to anti-American indoctrination over education as public schools), what will they do with their child? They often can’t find a local school that doesn’t harm their child. They can’t necessarily even rely on Christian or Jewish schools. Most of them are as “woke” as most secular schools. And if they do find a school that teaches rather than poisons, they may not be able to afford the tuition.

The only other option, then, is to homeschool one’s child. The problem is that many parents assume this is essentially impossible. For one thing, they assume that one of the parents would have to leave his or her work, which would mean a serious reduction in the family’s income. In addition, homeschooling strikes most people as simply too daunting a task, even if they could afford to take it on.

Neither fear is entirely justified. It’s true that, at least at the outset, a working parent may have to cut back from full-time work, and it’s true that no matter what the family’s financial condition, there are challenges to taking one’s children out of school and homeschooling them.

But given the low intellectual state of most American schools, the damage they do to young children’s innocence, and the anti-American, anti-white, anti-Western indoctrination in most schools, if you are a parent of school-age children, what is your choice?

Other than a) finding a good school that b) you can afford, you have no other choice. You are fooling yourself if you think the odds are that after attending American schools from kindergarten through college (not to mention through graduate school), your child will turn out well-educated, intellectually alive, rational, kind, happy, well-adjusted, grateful to be American, and respectful of you and your values.

While there are some wonderful young Americans who recently attended American schools, and there are some lost souls who were homeschooled, American schools are largely producing the following:

Poorly educated students. Ask your college son or daughter to diagram a sentence; identify Joseph Stalin, “The Gulag Archipelago,” or the Soviet Union; name the branches of the American government; identify—or just spell—Beethoven; date the Civil War; identify the Holocaust; and name which sentence is correct—“He gave the book to my friend and me” or “He gave the book to my friend and I.”

Angry young people. Why wouldn’t they be? First, they graduate college with a huge load of debt, having received almost nothing useful for their money. Second, if they are anything other than a white heterosexual Christian male, they have been taught to regard themselves as victims of oppression. Third, their future is so bleak they may not even have one: They are threatened with extinction by climate change.

The single best thing Americans can do to fight the left-wing destruction of the country is to withdraw from the “educational” system that is actively and deliberately miseducating them by the tens of millions. If millions of American parents did so, the country would turn around as fast as you could say “teachers unions.” If they don’t, their children will continue being used as guinea pigs in the left’s sick and dystopian experiment.

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378   Patrick   2022 Jun 29, 10:34am  


Arizona is poised to expand its Empowerment Scholarship Account eligibility to all K-12 students in the state, which will deliver a massive victory for school choice to all families who wish to take advantage.

This universal voucher program will provide parents an average of $7,000 to go toward private school tuition or other educational expenses, Arizona Mirror reported. Families will have to opt-in to the program, which is expected to have around 25,000 students participating, a significant increase from the 11,800 that currently use it, the outlet added. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to sign the bill into law soon.

“This win is the biggest school choice victory in U.S. history,” Corey DeAngelis, National Director of Research at the American Federation for Children, said.
380   Patrick   2022 Jun 29, 10:22pm  


School Choice: Carson v. Makin, Part II

In Sunday’s message I discussed the very positive impact of the United States Supreme Court’s striking down a Maine tuition subsidy statute that excluded “sectarian,” i.e., religiously affiliated schools. The court wrote that “a State need not subsidize private education, but once a State decides to do so, they cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.” The court held that conditioning the availability of benefits in that manner, Maine’s tuition assistance program effectively penalizes the free exercise” of religion. We couldn’t agree more, Chief Justice Roberts!

Justice Breyer’s Dissent

Equally instructive is the dissent in this 6-3 decision written by Justice Breyer and joined by Justices Kagan and Sotomayor. Citing a long line of flawed but unreversed legal precedents, Breyer complained – predictably – that mandating such payments to sectarian schools violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment. Just as predictably, Breyer cited Thomas Jefferson’s famous dictum from the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, that “to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical.” To which I reply, EXACTLY, Justice Breyer! That is exactly what is going on in government schools.
381   Patrick   2022 Jun 29, 10:54pm  


Seattle Public Schools To Spend More On Racial Equity Programs Than Math, Science, Literacy Combined
382   richwicks   2022 Jun 30, 1:05am  

Patrick says

This maybe be misleading - since it doesn't normalize for church and school attendance and only is confined to Catholic Churches.
384   Misc   2022 Jul 6, 8:06pm  

Arizona has had enough of public school teachers, their shrugging of responsibility by closing the schools to in-person learning and their divisive teachings.

Tomorrow I expect the governor to sign the bill giving all students vouchers to be used at the school of their choice. We have a lot of charter schools already and this will drive schools to teach what the parents want taught.
385   AmericanKulak   2022 Jul 6, 11:19pm  

richwicks says

This maybe be misleading - since it doesn't normalize for church and school attendance and only is confined to Catholic Churches.

It's probably much higher. Many Unions have corrupted the State or have contracts making it very difficult to prosecute teachers or uncover evidence against them. Also Leftist DAs have every incentive to cover up for school teachers, esp. in Dark Blue areas. Tons of teachers accused of molestation - at multiple schools - in the NYC rubber rooms.

The way some police departments used to be.
392   Patrick   2022 Jul 27, 6:34am  


PORTLAND, OR — A recent poll suggests 90% of teachers are worried their gay students may regress and turn straight over summer break. Most students had embraced their queer identities after being immersed in queerness around the clock for the entire school year. Now, those students are trapped with their bigoted, traditional parents who may brainwash their children into regressing back to straight or cis.

"I'm shook," said a local kindergarten teacher, Shirley Giggons, who sat in front of her classroom's LGBTQ+ flag during the interview. "I know my students and their sexual preferences and the idea they might regress back to straight is terrifying."

Teachers have taken to social media to try to encourage their queer students to remain true to their queer selves. Shirley, for example, has a social media presence on TikTok, Instagram, and Tumblr with a few thousand followers with an average age of 8 years old. She uses the platforms to nurture her student's identities while they're away from the classroom.

"He doesn't even know what ‘gay' means," said Thomas Williams, a local dad of a third-grade student. "My son doesn't even know how to spell his name yet. You think I need his teacher pressuring a narrative instead of teaching him basic skills!?"

Other bigoted parents in the area have expressed similar concerns, but with the start of school just around the corner, they are hoping there is still time to save these kids.
393   RC2006   2022 Jul 27, 7:27am  

That one is almost hard to tell if it's satire except it from the Bee.
395   Patrick   2022 Jul 28, 3:55pm  


According to a report in The Post Millennial, the event included “twerking” students in the chapel and people handing out “pride flag” stickers, telling students that if they didn’t take one, they were homophobic.

(Here at The Western Journal, we’re hardly surprised at this turn of events, as we’ve seen plenty of schools bring in drag performers under various guises as part of LGBT “pride” education. We’re opposed to this kind of grooming and will continue to oppose it at every turn. If you do, too, please consider supporting our work by subscribing.)

The Post Millennial article, published Tuesday, indicated the event happened on April 27. The author was Paul Rossi, a former math teacher at the school from 2012 to 2021. He was “relieved of his teaching duties” after blowing the whistle about critical race theory infiltrating the school’s curriculum.

It was the sixth annual “pride” event in the chapel — again, mandatory for students in grades 9-12 to attend — and the main attraction was the aforementioned “Brita Filter.” (Driver’s license name: Jesse Havea.) He’s appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as a contestant and keeps a high profile on social media.

Havea, who identifies as “pansexual,” danced at the event — and students said they were pressured into dancing along, as well, according to Rossi.

WARNING: The following tweet contains graphic language that some viewers will find offensive.

Students pressured to celebrate “pansexual” drag queen at school chapel as teacher resigns over misuse of pronounshttps://t.co/3zRewBhnwf

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 26, 2022

“There was tons of social pressure to dance along and pretend like it was normal for sure,” one anonymous student said, “whether it be people tapping on shoulders and telling them to stand up or just a collective staring contest at whoever wasn’t totally participating.”

“Immediately upon entering there was a person handing out stickers with pride flags on them, unironically saying ‘take one or you’re homophobic.'”
397   Patrick   2022 Jul 29, 1:55pm  


FOIA request reveals school district hid library database that has pornographic material
Email reveals the district was desperate to hide the library database from parents
398   komputodo   2022 Jul 29, 2:12pm  

Patrick says

The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country’s major institutions?

I've never had anyone say the word "nihilistic" to me in my life. LOL
399   AmericanKulak   2022 Jul 29, 3:28pm  

Right on, @Patrick. Just came on to link this:

Patrick says


FOIA request reveals school district hid library database that has pornographic material
Email reveals the district was desperate to hide the library database from parents

It's a conspiracy

Collegium Maestra delenda est.
400   Patrick   2022 Jul 29, 3:30pm  

AmericanKulak says

Collegium Maestra delenda est.

What is "Collegium Maestra"?

401   Misc   2022 Jul 29, 3:39pm  

So, charges are going to be filed against the perps, right?
403   Patrick   2022 Aug 2, 9:36am  


The school choice moment is now
Republicans must make education a top issue in the midterms ...

Outspoken parents in New Jersey made headlines when they protested their school district removing holiday names from the school calendar. Voters in San Francisco — yes! — recalled school board members who thought renaming schools “with a connection to colonialism” was more important than educating kids. And the bravery of righteous parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, is the stuff of legend (a father there is suing the district for its “systemic and egregious moral corruption of children and its deliberate, and almost gleeful, violations of parental rights to control the upbringing of their children”). ...

If our country’s “next generation of leaders” believes a female teacher’s pronouns can be “they/them/their” (my grammarian soul is aching), that white people are “unfairly rich,” and all manner of lies regarding “diversity, equity and inclusion,” what hope do we have?

Education is the basis of culture and society. It is the springboard by which individuals and nations alike either soar to success or belly-flop into failure. If we are so consumed fighting over woke matters that don’t have any place in our education system, how can we expect to teach children what they actually need to know? Reading, writing, arithmetic, history, civics, and geography are brushed aside as youngsters are trained to be “culturally responsive” (what does that even mean?!) radicals who look for division everywhere. ..

Parents are angry. Grandparents are upset. People who don’t have kids but who care about our country are disturbed. Education choice is the answer. Empowering parents to have a say in what their children learn is a winning platform for the GOP all the way around. Glenn Youngkin, remember, won the gubernatorial election in Virginia “by tapping into culture war fights over school curricula, emphasizing parental rights to make decisions about their children’s education with the slogan, ‘parents matter,’” per the AP.

Shortly after his victory, Youngkin said:

The polls kept telling us that education was the seventh or eighth or ninth most important issue. Let me tell you, it is the top issue right now, and Republicans across the country can own this topic.

It’s high time the GOP took a cue from public school parents and Glenn Youngkin and made education freedom a priority.
404   Patrick   2022 Aug 4, 1:48pm  

Good, but not nearly enough.

The flag of anal warts must be removed from all classrooms.
405   Patrick   2022 Aug 4, 2:24pm  


California School District Spending $20K on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Which Aims to ‘Disrupt Whiteness’
407   Patrick   2022 Aug 8, 2:19pm  


Oklahoma's education secretary proposes revoking teaching licenses of woke teachers who inject "sick material" into lessons

"It's absurd. So the position of a national teachers' union is we want to put pornography in front of young kids, because if we don't put pornography in front of first- and second-graders, that's censorship. That's outrageous," Walters said. "This is what [the left] always do. They try to make conservatives back away from it from a commonsense position. Here's the reality: we need age appropriate material for our kids."

Walters took notice of books such as Gender Queer and Flamer, which were found in a Tulsa Public Schools library. These books, which contain explicit imagery, have appeared in public schools around the country.

408   Patrick   2022 Aug 10, 4:08pm  


Sacramento teacher aligned with antifa received 3 years of pay to resign

After facing a nationwide backlash, the Natomas Unified School District paid a teacher three years’ salary to resign after he was secretly recorded professing his allegiance to antifa and saying it was his goal to turn his students into “revolutionaries,” records show. In exchange for leaving his post at Inderkum High School and not fighting his prospective firing, officials in January agreed to pay Gabriel Gipe $190,000, according to settlement records the district provided in response to a California Public Records Act request from The Sacramento Bee. The payout was taxed, and the final checks the district cut totaled about $100,000. Gipe’s annual base salary was roughly $60,000.

Firing him was good, but why the massive bonus? He should get nothing. In a just world, he'd be in prison.
410   Patrick   2022 Aug 12, 12:57pm  


The Clinical Steps To Grooming Kids Match Exactly How They’re Being Taught In Schools

The steps predators take to groom children for sexual abuse bear a remarkable resemblance to some modern lesson plans in American elementary schools, according to descriptions clinical experts provided to the Daily Caller.

Proponents of introducing Critical Gender Theory curricula and graphic sexual education to young children in schools have rejected the “groomer” pejorative critics recently began lobbing at them. Still, the grooming methods that experts outlined for the Caller bear a striking resemblance to some of the newer sexual education lessons the fringe political left is pushing into classrooms.

The most common tactics groomers employ are cultivating a positive reputation within a community, introducing sexualized topics or imagery to kids, isolating them from their parents, and encouraging them to keep secrets, experts told the Daily Caller. Each of these red flags have manifested themselves in classroom policies or public programs for children across America in recent years.
411   Patrick   2022 Aug 15, 9:40am  


California Dept of Education’s recommended book list for K-12 includes books on gender identity, transgender toddlers, and a book that says Trump and the Founding Fathers were racist.
414   Patrick   2022 Aug 18, 11:39am  


A Wisconsin school board has banned Black Lives Matter and pride flags and other “woke” messaging from being displayed in classrooms.

On Tuesday, the Kettle Moraine School Board in Wales, Wisconsin, also voted that the inclusion of preferred gender pronouns is prohibited in school-related emails.

Both the school board and the superintendent refused to go woke and voted to ban the display of political and religious propaganda in classrooms.

The board voted unanimously to uphold a policy that prevents employees from displaying partisan political materials.

The material includes pride and BLM flags and t-shirts and other religious messages for monetary or non-monetary gain.

“We live in a world where politics are highlighted, and it puts people in uncomfortable positions,” superintendent Stephen Plum said earlier this month.

“I feel the staff can fully support students.

“I feel that every staff member, custodian, and teacher ought to know that it’s really in the best interest of the students to look out for them and to have strong, healthy relationships that develop therefrom.”

Despite boisterous opposition from the public at Tuesday’s meeting, the school board came to the same conclusion.

Christine Donahoe, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, claimed the move is an “attack” against “LGBT communities” and “students of color.”

Bullshit, Christine. Those flags are attacks on children.

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