By Jonathon Van Maren
One of the few encouraging trends we’ve seen in the last couple of years is the increasing pushback by parents against the implementation of transgender ideology (and other progressive agenda items such as Critical Race Theory) in their schools.
For years, progressive teachers and school boards have had a free hand to educate children as they see fit, and for years their views have been getting increasingly radical. As children begin to suddenly identify as the opposite gender overnight and become indoctrinated into ideas that were considered extreme very recently, many parents are finally getting wise.
That’s why they’re showing up at school board meetings and demanding accountability—something that progressive politicians and educators are very, very unhappy with. They are beginning to stonewall parents, and we should pay careful attention to what they are saying right now, because they are tipping their hand.
In response to a question asking if parents are the “primary stakeholder” in the education of their children, for example, President Joe Biden’s Education Secretary Miguel Cardona was blunt: “I believe parents are important stakeholders, but I also believe that educators have a role in determining educational programming.” He refused to say that parents were the “primary stakeholder” in what their children are taught at school.
That’s because progressives don’t believe that parents should interfere with what they wish to teach America’s children.