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It doesn’t stop. In Portland, Oregon, the kindergarten curriculum includes an anatomy class, featuring “a graphic drawing of a child’s genitals.” According to the curriculum, girls can have penises and boys can have vulva, so the words “boy” and “girl” should be avoided and “person with penis” and “person with vulva” should be avoided. I prefer people. At a middle school in Westchester, Pennsylvania, boys were encouraged to wear dresses at the school’s Gay Pride Month celebration. You are encouraged to create a list of “microaggressions”.

And while children are indoctrinated into cults of gender and critical race theory, their traditional learning is on the backburner. Only 37% of U.S. public high schools are proficient in reading and 24% reach proficiency in math. Moreover, proficiency is only 22% in science and a pathetic 12% in US history. This is pre-COVID data, and we can only guess how horrific the scores will be after prolonged union-led school closures.

The good news is that Americans are finally waking up to abuse. was found to be 38%. The Republican dominance is not exactly overwhelming, but it is still important because the Democrats have always had the upper hand in public opinion due to the perception that they are the party of education. As Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute points out, Democrats’ “broad support for more spending on education, open acceptance of public education, and close ties with teacher unions and institutions are usually , has become a great advantage and has become more important as, in recent decades, education has assumed a more visible national profile.”

But the zeitgeist is changing now that the Democratic Party and the teachers’ union have become involved in promoting CRT and gender cults.As 74’s Kevin Mahnken points out that the AFT poll clearly shows that some respondents to the biggest political battlefield of 2022 embrace the Republican party’s line.

An AFT poll also found that 60% of voters in competitive states in this year’s Senate election are “dissatisfied with the way race is taught in schools.” When it comes to sexual issues, 58% were dissatisfied with how the school handled them.

AFT President Randy Weingarten has always accused Republicans of bringing politics into the classroom. However, most survey respondents disagreed, stating that Democrats are more “responsible for politicizing education (and making it part of the culture war)” than Republicans, with 33% saying he was 28. %is.

After she acknowledged the poll results, Weingarten digressed by praising teachers. ‘ she said. “Whether it was a mask war, a culture war, a war to truth, or the devastation of Uvalde, members sacrificed, struggled, and passed on the hardest days of their lives to the school and their students.”

Her words are ridiculous given that her union was at the center of Covid-related school closures and CRT promotion. As Tiffany Justice, founder of a group aiming to

AFT survey is not an outlier. A poll conducted by the Democratic Party for Education Reform, a center-left organization, found that 47% said they trusted Republicans more on education issues, while 43% supported Democrats. Additionally, about 90% of respondents say education is too politicized. A DFER survey of 800 voters in 62 hotly contested congressional districts, where control of the House is highly likely to be decided this fall, found that black and Latinx voters in the hottest Among them, it was found that “Democrats lead the election by just 5 percent.” popular vote after winning in 2018 by 82 and 36 points respectively.

And in a recent Gallup poll, 43% of Democrats said they had “a lot” or “a lot” of trust in public schools, compared to just 14% of Republicans. This is down from 48% and 34%, respectively, in early 2020 polls. Through a longer lens, in 1973, 61% of Republicans and 60% of Democrats were “very” or “very” confident in public schools. Overall, Americans’ trust in US public schools has plummeted, with only 28% saying they have very or very much trust in the institution.

Record numbers of students flee government education plantations as a result of radical education agendas and unpopular and unnecessary school blockades. Seattle schools have recorded the lowest enrollment in the last decade. New York City’s school attendance is expected to drop by more than 28,000 of his students this fall, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “We are seeing a large number of families leaving the city and leaving the school system.” said. Los Angeles lost her 4.8% of public school students in the 2020-21 school year and another 6% in the 2021-22 school year despite schools reopening. San Diego public schools have seen similar declines in enrollment over the past two years. These losses exceeded previous expectations of lower enrollment due to demographic changes. In California, enrollment fell below 6 million for the first time in 20 years.

A corrupt public school culture could lead to change at the ballot box if Republicans used their cards correctly. As Tennessee Republican Cook County Speaker Kenny Coady explains, the Republican ruling class typically focuses on bread-and-butter issues such as tax cuts and inflation, as well as anti-interventionist foreign policies, such as curbing immigration. We are running a campaign about

But the GOP absolutely has to participate in the culture wars. And thankfully some have done it. Perhaps the victory of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor in mostly blue Virginia last November is a harbinger of what is to come. He capitalized on parental anger over school closures and the prevalence of his CRT with the cry of “Parents Matter.” The loser was Terry McAuliffe, an established Democrat who stuck to the Democratic playbook, parroted teacher union issues, and was dismissive of parents.

There was chirping in ultra-left San Francisco in February when three radical school board members were recalled and each fell into a landslide. The recall was almost exclusively an Asian-American inspired Democratic effort, with many liberals going too far. Extended school closures, ridiculous efforts to rename schools, attempts to move away from using grades as a criterion for admission to higher schools, horrific grade disparities, huge budget deficits, racism Not to mention the use of slurs. -Asian ranting is not a problem solver for good people, regardless of race or political leanings.

Finally, educational freedom is an issue that Republican candidates should embrace. Her RealClear Opinion Research poll in February revealed that 72% of respondents supported his choice of school and only 18% opposed. 77% of Hispanics, 72% of Whites, 70% of Blacks, and 66% of Asians expressed support, with results not significantly varying by race. By embracing educational freedom, the Republican Party can show the minority that the Republican Party is still Lincoln’s party.

Republicans shouldn’t give up running on traditional issues, but they also need to beat Democrats on education. If so, the political landscape in the United States could change radically. Just ask Glenn Youngkin.