Teacher Unions Panic as Children Left Unexposed to Social Justice Brainwashing
As a writer married to a stay-at-home mom with several kids that we have homeschooled for more than a decade, the government-mandated quarantines haven’t disrupted our lives very much. For others, I can imagine how jarring the past few weeks have been for you.
Parents should be looking at this time as a fantastic opportunity to teach their kids some real information for the next few months, rather than the usual social justice baloney about 57 genders and how Trump is murdering the environment with cow flatulence. The teacher unions are certainly in a panic over not being able to brainwash your kids!
USA Today ran a howler of a headline this week to try to scare parents: “How Coronavirus School Closures Could Cause a Historic Academic Regression.” Your kids are going to be so dumb when this is over, because they missed a few months of communist transgender brainwashing sessions!
Just to make sure that no child suffers even further from a lack of public education, the schools will just have to give the students an ‘A’ in every subject. You know, because an ‘A’ in physics means they really learned the materials.
The teacher union shills writing at USA Today warn that American students will fall behind kids in the rest of the world because of the shutdowns. This would probably be a good time to ask why barefoot children who attend schools with dirt floors in a hut in Vietnam consistently outscore American public-school students on standardized tests.
I wonder if that has anything to do with American kids being taught courses on “How Math Is Used as a Tool of Oppression,” while the Vietnamese indoctrinate their students in something called simply, “Math?”
USA Today also laments that private and religious schools “quickly pivoted” to online learning, whereas public schools just haven’t been able to adapt very well. Aww.
My favorite public panic attack over parents having to supervise their own children has to be the “renowned” archaeologist Sarah Parcak. Mrs. Parcak won a “legion of fans” on Twitter when she exploded over the “rigors of homeschooling.” Here’s what she tweeted that earned her so much adoration and thousands of likes:
“We just wrote a hard email. I told our son’s (lovely, kind, caring) teacher that, no, we will not be participating in her ‘virtual classroom,’ and that he was done with 1st grade. We cannot cope with this insanity. Survival and protecting his well-being come first.”
I love that “we” wrote the email. Any bets on whether this hard-charging professional feminist wrote the email herself and told her browbeaten husband about it later?
So, what exactly is the “insanity” that is a matter of “survival” for this mom who finds her only child at home due to the lockdowns? She had a public meltdown because the teacher sent the children a first-grade math worksheet. And people cheered for her.
I realize conceptually that there are some people out there who hate their own children, but it still always amazes me when people like Mrs. Parcak publicize that hatred in this way. If you wonder why some kids grow up and stuff dear old mom and dad in the freezer one day, it’s the special moments like that.
Anytime a fellow parent asks me about the rigors of homeschooling and whether it really works, I like to tell them about a homeschooled student named George. George was taught by his parents until he was 11 years old. His test scores were just barely good enough for George to gain admittance to a trade school at age 11. George studied surveying and graduated at 14. He then went into surveying as a private contractor at 14. George was independently wealthy by age 17. Despite later going on to lead the Continental Army and being elected the first President of the United States, George was considered to be a bit of a dunce by some of his fellow homeschooled peers like Thomas, Benjamin and John.
Any questions as to the efficacy of homeschooling?
Helping to educate your own children isn’t a burden or a curse. It’s a blessing. And the coronavirus shutdowns are a blessing in disguise. Have fun with it. Your kids will learn more in these months than in 12 months of government schooling if you take advantage of it as a parent.
Teach them to run a load of wash. Yank the spark plug out of your lawnmower and tell them to diagnose and repair it using online tutorial videos on how an engine works. If they’re in 5th grade, buy them an algebra textbook and have them do a lesson every day; when they’re ready for trigonometry by 7th grade, you’ll suddenly realize how truly worthless our government-run school system is.
If enough parents take advantage of this time, we’ll have a historic academic surge in America, without the help of the teacher unions. And that’s what outlets like USA Today are truly afraid of.