Parents in Vale, Arizona, hit their boiling point this week and let their local school board know that they were mad as hell, and that they weren’t going to take it anymore. You probably saw it on the news, but there is much more to this story.
And the vital takeaway is that this is only one example of where the public school system is turning into indoctrination centers that care nothing for your children.
And why it’s time for parents who care about liberty and freedom…
And who cares about their kids growing up into adults who can think for themselves…
We need to fight back more than ever before.
Even though Arizona has lifted mask mandates on schools, individual districts can set rules.
And the Vale school district has unilaterally decided they’d continue forcing kids to breathe filtered air through dirty cloth masks all day.
And the rules are making many of the parents see red.
Fires that had already been brewing for some time ignited this week when members from a local school in Vale canceled a school board meeting minutes before it was scheduled to start.
This justifiably left several parents frustrated that they couldn’t have their voices heard.
And while some parents and students managed to talk with school board members in private, others in attendance voted to kick out the existing school board and elect a new one.
The new school board immediately voted to remove the school board's mask mandates.
But these mask mandates should come as no surprise to anyone whose been watching the school system descend into a totalitarian wasteland that consistently pushes one narrative for years.
And Vail is far from the only district where the powerful teacher’s unions are dictating health and every other policy you can imagine.
The American Federation of Teachers is actively lobbying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more rules and suggesting language for the CDC’s School Reopening Guidance documentation.
According to the New York Post, “The lobbying paid off. In at least two instances, language “suggestions” offered by the union were adopted nearly verbatim into the final text of the CDC document.”
They are also holding the schools hostage by not allowing them to open, even with mask mandates, until they can guarantee 100% compliance.
Even though they are unwilling or unable to present any science supporting those decisions, transmission through schools is extremely low.
In February, when CNN News Anchor Jake Tapper asked CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, “Can you point to any scientific reason for students in the United States not to return to in-person classes tomorrow?”
She didn’t answer the question but deflected to, “We also know that mask breaching is among the reasons we have transmission within schools when it happens. Somewhere around 60% of students are reliably masking. That has to be universal. So we have work to do.”
Forced masking, though, is only the latest in a long line of examples that prove public educators care more about pushing a narrative than they do care about their students.
George Calin called it when he said public education only cared about one thing.
And that’s why they spend less time on critical thought and more time on pushing their radical agendas like critical race theory.
According to the Federalists, Pubic Schools indoctrinate students without anyone noticing.
While they admit indoctrination happens through entertainment, speeches, and censorship, all examples of things we’ve talked about on Renegade News, They say the main tool is the school system.
They say, “Teachers have a captive audience of malleable young minds for several years. They may not have figured out how to make students smart and productive, but they can at least make them submissive and obedient.”
According to them, “indoctrination involves pushing a certain opinion, it is also much more. It is the comprehensive effort of passively disseminating a particular viewpoint.”
They also said that the only real solution to indoctrination is Good Teachers, including parents, mentors, and other knowledgeable adults.
I’ll talk about those more in a moment. But here are a few examples of what we’re dealing with.
On April 18th, The Department of Education proposed 2 priorities for their History and Civics education programs.
According to Regulations.Gov, they aim to “support the development of culturally responsive teaching and learning and the promotion of information literacy skills in grants under these programs.”
In more layman's terms, they mean to present grants specific to teaching Critical Race Theory.
Examples of the types of Grants are Bill S1192, proposed by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.
Under that grant, taxpayers' 6 million dollars would be appropriated for books like A is for Activist…, Antiracist Baby, and Not My Idea-A Book about Whiteness.
I’ll let you figure out the content based on what you know about critical race theory and the current narrative.
Another example of school indoctrination includes the conversation of Gun control issues.
According to the Town Hall, the schools are teaching kids to use their bodies, not their mind to affect politics.
They’ve been supporting kids walking out of school to protest the ambiguous term of Gun Violence without giving them the tools to understand what they are even fighting for.
They said that, “These kids are being taught that using their bodies in protest, as opposed to using their minds in intellectual discourse, is smarter. Teachers are encouraging kids to walk out of class in lieu of studying the psychological causes of the shootings, our legal processes, and the American government.”
The gun-ban position is very appealing to these kids, because is sounds so simple on its face – “No gun, no shoot! Problem solved!”
According to David Horowitz, our schools have become warzones of leftist thought. They are using the teacher's unions, teacher training schools, and textbook publishing industry to indoctrinate kids as young as kindergarten incorrect thought.
Correct thought includes white racism, gender fluidity, and the evils of Islamophobia.
A few recent examples they’ve given include.
The teacher in a Virginia high school was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a biologically female student who identifies as transgender.
• A teacher in Janesville, Wisconsin, showed a leftist video in a class titled “Why the Rich Love Destroying Unions,” produced by the al Jazeera Media Network.
• A textbook for first graders in Elk Grove California, that glorified California Governor Gavin Newsom, then running for office, as a “Champion for Peoples’ Rights” because of his support for gay marriage.
• A public charter school in Atlanta dropped the morning recital of the Pledge of Allegiance in favor of a “Wolf Pack Chant” because the Pledge is insufficiently “inclusive.”
And the examples go on and on.
But it's not just indoctrination through teaching but by actively punishing students who don’t play by their radical agenda.
Like it did for Kailen Jeffers, a Northern Arizona University Student who lost marks on an essay for using the term “Man Kind.”
But the news isn’t completely bleak.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center has initiated a campaign called Stop K-12 Indoctrination. Its fundamental principle is that students should be taught how to think, not what to think.
They produced the book Indoctrination, The Left’s Attack on our Public Schools
Also, author Connor Black of the Libertas Institute has created a phenomenal book series called The Tuttle Twins that teaches kids how to think for themselves about a diverse set of topics ranging from economics to coercion.
And Ron Paul has created an entire K-12 curriculum that will produce the next generation of free market leaders the world needs right now.
So, remember, peaceful resistance is not futile.