How DARE they!
Look at how it’s framed: those damn anti-CRT activists are at it again!
And the part about “free speech advocates” is truly rich: now the left is all about freedom of speech. Get out of town.
They spend the past 5 years viciously trying to silence and cancel any and all political dissent, to the point where Joe Biden is basically begging big tech companies to censor dissident views even harder, and where “Experts” are now calling for Joe Rogan to be silenced because he gives Thought Criminals a platform.
And now they’re hiding behind the First Amendment. These people are truly unbelievable. They are completely without shame.
Their entire Alinksyite strategy can be distilled into two sentences:
When they are in power, they try to silence you and deny you the right to free speech. That’s how they roll.
But when they feel threatened, they demand that you respect their right to free speech because that’s how you roll–you, the self-professed unqualified and unambiguous supporter of the First Amendment.
They twist and pervert every rule imaginable for their own benefit.
“If you believe in free speech, then you have to let us indoctrinate your kids with the 1619 Project and LGBT propaganda in public schools!”
Let’s look at the article:
As state legislatures kick into gear this month, Republican governors and lawmakers who have fought to limit discussions of race in public schools are lining up to support a new aim: curriculum transparency.
Lawmakers in at least 12 states have introduced legislation to require schools to post lists of all of their teaching materials online, including books, articles and videos. The governors of Arizona, Florida and Iowa, who have previously raised concerns about how teachers discuss racism’s impact on politics and society, called for curriculum transparency laws in speeches to their legislatures this month.
What parent wouldn’t support this? What parent wouldn’t want to know more about what their kid is learning in school? Probably very few.
But the teachers unions are viciously opposed to it, because they feel they are entitled to indoctrinating your children, and you don’t get to have a say in the matter.
Your child’s mind belongs to them.
That’s what this is about, at the end of the day. It’s about whether parents are allowed to have a say in their child’s education, or whether they must completely surrender their children to the state.
“Florida law should provide parents with the right to review the curriculum used in their children’s schools,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said in his State of the State address last week.
He’s right, and I’m sure 90%+ of parents agree with him.
Some conservative activists say the effort — which has come under fire from Democrats, teachers and civil liberties advocates — is a potent strategic move to expose and root out progressive ideas from schools.
That’s exactly what it is.
It’s interesting that NBC News would concede this, given that once you do, the opposite can also be assumed: that the lack of transparency in school curriculum is critical to pushing “progressive” indoctrination.
It’s the next move in a fight over critical race theory, the academic concept typically taught in college courses to examine how laws and institutions perpetuate racism, which some conservatives have used to describe ideas and books that they believe are too progressive or political for the classroom.
In other words, “Critical race theory doesn’t even exist! These parents are freaking out over nothing!”
And yet, NBC News felt the need to spotlight this nascent threat to the Democratic indoctrination machine.
The push for curriculum transparency policy emerged after at least seven conservative think tanks publicly called on legislators to enact such laws over the last year. Two of them, the Goldwater Institute and the Manhattan Institute, have published model bills, policies and resolutions for legislators and school boards to use as templates.
“People are going to disagree on a lot of these issues,” said Matt Beienburg, the Goldwater Institute’s director of education policy. “Transparency is something I think that at least allows for that conversation to know what is being taught. Everybody should be able to rally around the fact that we shouldn’t be teaching something in secret.”
Republicans are finally starting to understand the importance of getting involved in local politics and school board matters, and Democrats are not happy about it.
Look at what the opposition has to say:
But teachers, their unions and free speech advocates say the proposals would excessively scrutinize daily classwork and would lead teachers to pre-emptively pull potentially contentious materials to avoid drawing criticism. Parents and legislators have already started campaigns to remove books dealing with race and gender, citing passages they find obscene, after they found out that the books were available in school libraries and classrooms.
Yeah, that’s the point.
Imagine being a person who believes there should be less transparency when it comes to other people’s kids.
What kind of sick fuck would oppose curriculum transparency?
One wonders what they’re trying to hide.
“Free speech advocates.” Unbelievable. The sheer, unmitigated gall of these people. They are “free speech advocates” only when it’s convenient for them.