(AmericanProsperity.com) – Liberal bias, political correctness, and identity politics have taken over our institutions of learning from elementary school through college. Students are being fed a raw diet of liberal politics in the classroom and it’s having an impact on America and its future.
While many organizations focus on the crazy antics on college campuses, this indoctrination of America’s youth starts well before college.
Political Left Is Deciding Curriculum
Across the US, state governments decide what kids will and will not learn. In some states, politicians have decided that American history is no longer a required course in high schools, but climate change and other social issues may be in the near future.
In the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress, the report said only 18% of US high school students were proficient in American history. Meanwhile, in California, legislation was just introduced that would require students in grades 1 through 6 to learn about climate change and make it a graduation requirement in grades 7 through 12.
It’s not just climate change, either. In 2019, New Jersey’s governor signed a bill requiring public schools to include LGBTQ-related instruction in lesson plans for middle and high school students to take effect in the 2020-2021 school year.
The Proof Is in the Next Generation
Millennials are coming of age and are starting to gain political power. The political parties they see are both old and out-of-touch with technology. In some cases, members of these parties are old enough to be their great-grandparents.
They have grown up with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the great recession and financial collapse of 2008, massive student debt, and endless stories of how climate change is going to harm their futures.
The problem is it’s not just their experiences, but how they’ve been taught to view them. According to Pew Research, Millennials are more liberal than their parents and grandparents and are more likely to believe in socialism than capitalism.
Many students have not been taught about the Cold War, communism, or Mao. It’s easy to understand how someone who hasn’t been taught about these topics could believe that Nazism is bad, but that communism or socialism is good.
Teacher Unions Share in the Blame
Over the last several decades, teacher unions have associated themselves exclusively with the Democratic party and the political Left. As a result, their politicization has grown larger every year.
Jack Jennings, a longtime staffer for Democrats in the House of Representatives, said to InsideSources.com that as teacher unions have become more aligned with Democrats, they’ve become more concerned about policy issues outside of education. That’s having a profound impact on what educators believe is important to teach students.
According to OpenSecrets, teacher unions spent nearly $27 million in the 2016 election; nearly all of that went to liberal politicians.
To make matters worse, the longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, once said, “I don’t represent children. I represent teachers.”
Teacher unions, and, as a result, teachers, are aligned with a progressive agenda for the students they teach. It’s not about the kids and teaching them to learn, it’s about the adults teaching the kids what they want them to know.
America Is Transforming
The results are obvious when there’s this amount of overt indoctrination. The exclusion of teaching US history, strict adherence to teaching in order to pass state-wide exams, and teachers’ willingness to blatantly teach liberal ideals, or even openly criticize Conservatives, leads our children down a dangerous path.
There will be a liberal transformational shift in American culture, politics, and society.
We are witnessing the transformation among millennial politicians. Examples include Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN). Their entire educational journey is informing their proposals, which include the radical Green New Deal to curtail climate change, social justice, minority rights, and income inequality.
In an article in Time, Buttigieg summed it up reflecting on a 2004 speech by comedian Jon Stewart: “Here’s the thing about the real world: We broke it, sorry’–I think he meant grownups. He said, ‘We broke it, but the thing is, if you figure out how to fix it, you get to be the next Greatest Generation.’”
The question isn’t an issue of being “broke”… the question is why and how does one identify problems and seek solutions to fix them?
The answer to those questions demonstrates how liberal bias in education is transforming America.
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