The Illinois State Board of Education is proposing a new rule that would force teachers to promote far-Left views in class. The Democrats have had control of America’s education system for decades. Now they’re determined to push their agenda onto future generations.
Democrat ideology in the classrooms
The rule published in the Illinois Register is titled, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards for all Illinois Educators. It requires that teachers “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints and perspectives that leverage asset thinking toward traditionally marginalized populations.”
Oh boy, here we go again. The rule goes on to say, “Know and understand how a system of inequity creates rules regarding student punishment that negatively impacts students of color. Recognize how their identity (race/ethnicity, national emotional ability, socioeconomic class, religion, etc.) affects their perspectives and beliefs about pedagogy and students.” How about Lefties just treat everyone as equal? We’re all Americans.
Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Thomas Olp said, “We do condemn racism or discrimination due to ethnicity. We respect diversity within the culture. However, mandating acceptance and endorsement of values that may be inconsistent with one’s own deeply held religious beliefs is unnecessary and unconstitutional. Additionally, the rule tries to dictate what teachers think and to form them in an activist mindset.”
The ideological battle for the classroom
The Democrats have been indoctrinating American children for decades. Many college professors are openly Communists, teaching their students that America is a racist country founded by evil White colonizers. A 2018 report from the National Association of Scholars found that among top-tier liberal arts colleges, 39% had zero registered Republican professors in the entire college.
This explains the birth of the woke culture and the army of Marxist social justice warriors destroying American cities every night. 2020 has been a wild year. But there’s still a glimmer of hope. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas proposed a bill to stop all federal funding to schools who teach the 1619 curriculum. The Trump administration recently blasted the 1619 Project and threatened to penalize any schools teaching their material. President Trump recently told his supporters, “Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that if not removed will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country.”
The 1619 Project is a Left-wing curriculum being used in schools around the country which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the national narrative.” Some historians have expressed their concern about the factual errors in the project. In response, another curriculum was launched. 1776 Unites is a new project led by African American historians, academics, and advocates to promote founding American values like entrepreneurship, self-determination, and mutual social support. It’s a good idea, but they have a lot of catching up to do. The damage has been done.
— John Cremeans 🇺🇸 (@JCremeans) October 12, 2020