Biden-Appointed Judge Rules Religious Parents Can’t Opt Kids Out Of Pro-LGBT School Lessons

Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox parents argue that the school board’s 'no-opt-out' policy violates their constitutional rights.

Exposing why even red states' schools are no longer safe

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Marxist ideology has been seeping into the curriculum and libraries of schools across the country — and Liz Wheeler has had enough.

Which is why the host of “The Liz Wheeler Show” wrote a book titled “Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids.”

It's also why she sat down with Dave Rubin to discuss just why this issue so pressing.

“The left is actually waging a deliberate and relentless assault on our children. This is not hyperbole; this is not bombastic. This has been going on for the last century,” Wheeler explains.

In progressives' attempt to re-engineer society, Wheeler warns that they’ve “actually captured and co-opted four of the five foundational cultural institutions in our nation.”

These cultural institutions are the media, religion, education, and law.

“And they’ve just about destroyed the family as well. There’s one element that is remaining of the family, and that is children,” she adds.

Wheeler believes that in order to save America’s children from a Marxist fate, we have to call it out where we see it.

“If we don’t acknowledge the reality of the political enemy that we’re facing, we’ll lose. We will not win. And it’s not just a matter of fighting for the sake of our children’s individual souls — if the left successfully captures children, our nation is done.”

As a new mother herself, Wheeler feels inclined to be a voice fighting leftist indoctrination, especially because many other parents were unaware or refused to acknowledge that radical gender ideology is a threat to their children.

“Like you believed that it was in California, you might have believed it was in New York, you believed in an isolated incident that you read on the news here or there, but you didn’t believe that it was everywhere — that it could be in your own neighborhood, in front of your own child.”

“I think parents have really been awakened to the fact that this capture of our education system is complete. This capture of our education institution is total and that your child will not be able to avoid it,” she adds.

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Critical Race Theory Wins Big With California’s New Graduation Requirements

To graduate, California’s high school students must now take an ethnic studies course that views Americans solely as members of racial and ethnic groups, not as individuals.

Texas GOP lawmaker refutes claims his bill would drop Ku Klux Klan, civil rights, and women's suffrage from curriculum

The author of a Texas bill that would restrict the teaching of critical race theory in schools said claims that his bill would strip lessons on the Ku Klux Klan, civil rights, and other topics from the state curriculum were outright false.

Sen. Bryan Hughes (R) responded to critics of his bill on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Wednesday, explaining that the legislation he's offering would not make a single change to requirements in Texas administrative code for the teaching of slavery, the civil rights movement, the Ku Klux Klan, and other topics Republicans have been accused of trying to "cancel" by passing bills banning critical race theory in schools.

"Anyone can go to Chapter 113, of the Texas administrative code. That's where our curriculum elements are found," Hughes told BlazeTV host Glenn Beck. "Chapter 113, Texas administrative code. That's before my bill. That's after my bill. It's still there, and you will find many specific references to difficult subjects, like slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, eugenics. Things like the women's suffrage movement. A lot of that, Dr. King, we adore and look up to Dr. King so much. You'll find many references to him, to Susan B. Anthony, to the civil rights movement. The underground railroad. The very things -- the very things that we're accused of removing — are specifically set out in the curriculum standards today."

Hughes' bill, S.B. 3, is legislation that would follow-up and amend a House bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in May that restricts the teaching of critical race theory in schools. The law specifically prohibits teaching that one race or sex is inherently superior to another; that an individual, by virtue of race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; that an individual bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of their race or sex; that the advent of slavery in the United States constituted the true founding of the nation; and other tenets of critical race theory that Republicans across the nation have sought to remove from school curriculums.

The House bill that became law was amended by Democrats to require teaching "the history of white supremacy, including but not limited to the institution of slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Ku Klux Klan, and the ways in which it is morally wrong," along with readings related to "the civic accomplishments of marginalized populations," including Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and writings by Susan B. Anthony.

The Senate bill would amend the law to remove several of the specific requirements Democrats added, a change that Hughes explained was requested by teachers and the State Board of Education, who asked for the law to cover broad topics and let schools decide which specific documents they should teach.

But a report from the Huffington Post seized on S.B. 3 and accused Republicans of trying to "eliminate a requirement that public schools teach that the Ku Klux Klan and its white supremacist campaign of terror are 'morally wrong.'"

The report said that the "cut is among some two dozen curriculum requirements dropped from the new measure, along with studying Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, the works of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez, Susan B. Anthony's writings about the women's suffragist movement, and Native American history."

What followed was a wave of backlash and outrage from journalists on social media falsely accusing Republicans of trying to ban teaching about the Ku Klux Klan.

"We've dealt with media bias for a long time. Everybody gets that. But to falsely state objective facts, and to do it again and again. And to have this echo chamber ... it is remarkable." Hughes said.

He told Beck that what S.B. 3 actually does is "teach our students to judge people, based on the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

"It specifically says, in Texas public schools we do not teach that one race is inherently superior to another. That one sex is inherently superior. It specifically rejects white supremacy, or any racial supremacy. Or inferiority. It also says, one race -- members of one race are not inherently racist, and unable to overcome their racism," Hughes said.

"Do we have problems in America's past? Of course. And we teach American history. And Texas history. Good, bad, and ugly. But we teach our students how we overcome it, by coming together as Americans, not by being racists," he added.

The lawmaker went on to criticize critical race theory as a "toxic, evil doctrine" that "attacks the very heart of the American dream."

"In critical race theory, they're teaching little white children that they should feel guilty about bad acts by previous generations of white folks," he said. "Even worse, they're telling little children, from the Nordic communities, little black children, brown children. They're telling them, oh, you can never make it in America. It's so against you. You'll always be second class.

"What a horrible message to teach those children. Let's teach them, that we can all succeed. Are there problems? Yes. We'll overcome them as Americans. But everyone gets a chance. Everyone can succeed in America. And critical race theory, as you said, undermines, the very heart of the American dream."

California proposes curriculum framework that rejects 'ideas of natural gifts and talents' in math

The California Department of Education is considering a new framework for teaching mathematics in the state that would appear to discourage naturally talented students from being placed in advanced math classes to combat "inequity."

The draft framework, developed by the Instructional Quality Commission, states that the major obstacle for all California students to excel at math is a "history of exclusion and filtering" in the discipline that discourages girls and "black and brown" students from pursuing advanced mathematical studies.

"There persists a mentality that some people are 'bad in math' (or otherwise do not belong), and this mentality pervades many sources and at many levels," the framework states.

The education department reasons that the way math is currently taught leads to unjust outcomes, namely that minorities and women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields. The authors of this new framework "reject ideas of natural gifts and talents" in the belief that the very concept of natural talent in math creates inequities.

"The fixed mindset about mathematics ability reflected in these beliefs helps to explain the exclusionary role that mathematics plays in students' opportunities, and leads to widespread inequities in the discipline of mathematics," the commission says.

To correct this perceived injustice, the commission recommends keeping students with a natural talent for mathematics in the same classrooms as students who struggle with advanced math. The commission views encouraging some middle and high school students to take accelerated math classes beginning in eighth grade, with the goal of learning calculus in grade 12, as "misguided."

"The inequity of mathematics tracking in California can be undone through a coordinated approach in grades 6-12," the framework states. "Unfortunately, many students, parents, and teachers encourage acceleration beginning in grade eight (or sooner) because of mistaken beliefs that Calculus is an important high school goal."

It goes on to say that "middle-school students are best served in heterogeneous classes."

Encouraging students to "rush to calculus" is viewed as unnecessary and perhaps harmful because colleges and universities typically require students to retake those courses and students who fall behind may lose opportunities to be accepted into institutions of higher learning.

In the name of "equity," teachers are strongly encouraged to focus on countering "racialized or gendered ideas about mathematics achievement." The framework explicitly rejects taking a "color-blind" approach to mathematics. "The belief that 'I treat everyone the same' is insufficient: Active efforts in mathematics teaching are required in order to counter the cultural forces that have led to and continue to perpetuate current inequities."

The framework is currently available for public review and comment before the IQC meets on May 19-20 to produce a second draft for review and revision.

(h/t: Reason)

The Left’s Vision Of Equity Will Cripple A Generation Of Minority Students

It is impossible to simultaneously lower standards and raise performance. The people who believe merit is racist will leave this generation ill-equipped to interpret and deal with the complexities of life.