The same “progressives” who have made American higher education into indoctrination chambers for cultural Marxism, identity racism and other anti-American ideas are now targeting our K-12 public schools.
- At the Edina School District in Edina, Minnesota, all employees, even bus drivers, must take “Equity and Racial Justice Training” instructing them that “dismantling white privilege” is at the core of the district’s mission. They must acknowledge their racial guilt, and embrace the district’s “equity” ideology.
- To enhance “cultural diversity,” students at Maryland’s La Plata High School were ordered to copy the Islamic creed “Shahada” which states in part, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” One worksheet distributed by the school states, “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
- As part of transgender instruction in Rocklin Academy in Rocklin, California, a male kindergartener was reintroduced to classmates as a girl. A first grader at the school was sent to the principal’s office after she called the student by his given name on the playground – apparently unaware that the five year old had changed gender.
These horror stories are not exceptions to the rule. As our important new pamphlet, Leftist
Our public schools have traditionally been the cornerstone of our country’s democratic values, teaching students how to think not what to think. No longer.
Today, as Leftist Indoctrination In Our K-12 Public Schools shows, no age group and no corner of our K-12 classrooms are immune from the left’s ideological aggression.
It is imperative that we act now. If we lose our primary and secondary schools we will have lost everything.
To this end, the Freedom Center has initiated a new campaign to work with legislators to adopt a Code of Ethics for K-12 Public Schools to end politicized teaching and classroom indoctrination. This campaign will educate the public about the extent of the threat to our educational system and our essential liberties and carry the fight directly into the political and legislative arena.
We have already had an early success in Virginia where State Delegate Dave La Rock has introduced HJ 117, a bill to establish a code of ethics and professional responsibility in the state’s public schools. Similar efforts are under way in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska where legislators on the education committees are in the early stages of drafting legislation, and legislators in a growing list of states are expressing interest in our campaign.
The text of the K-12 Code of Ethics introduced in Virginia may be viewed here. We look forward to bringing you updates on the progress of this growing movement to halt the Left’s efforts to indoctrinate our youngest citizens.