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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 07:20 PM

 

Why do we get the fundamentals of education so wrong. (Politically at least)

Parents are voters. Parents are often also customers of our local school system.

Let's look at some recent policies.

Eliminating advanced and gifted classes because they are racist.

Mainstreaming often violent and disturbed special needs students into classrooms

Separating students by ethnicity for special lessons, assemblies etc

Covering up sexual assault under the guise of student privacy.

Common Core math. well I think we all remember that from a few years ago

Closing schools leaving parents completely in the lurch due to the pandemic.


Now these are not all Democratic policies (though some certainly are) and all of these policies are not necessarily wrong (I was in favor of closing schools for example) ... But one can certainly understand how a voter looking out for their children would be concerned and frightened by such happenings even without a right wing spin.

So when the right wing show a video of some teacher making students declare themselves privileged because of their sexual orientation or perceived race you can imagine how that can easily be spun with all this other stuff that is all to real.



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