The U.S. Department of Education included a group called the Abolitionist Teaching Network in a handbook sent to government schools about re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic and spending money received through the American Rescue Plan. One of this radical group’s goals is to “disrupt Whiteness and other forms of oppression” and push the racially divisive “critical race theory” (CRT).
White, white, white supremacy, anti-blackness, on and on…
Taxpayers who oppose the teaching of CRT and anti-white rhetoric in government schools want to know why the Biden administration associated itself with such a group, particularly in an official government publication. The government now admits it was a bad idea.
“The Department does not endorse the recommendations of this group, nor do they reflect our policy positions. It was an error in a lengthy document to include this citation.”
Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education — and a vocal proponent of school choice — appeared on Fox News to discuss it. She said of course the Biden administration is going to deny that they’re trying to transform our country into a Marxist utopia.
“I think it’s time for conservatives to just admit that a collectivist, government controlled, and funded national education system will no longer work,” Star said. “It’s time for money to follow children to schools that parents want, because we’re split in half. Our society is unraveling. That civil society is unraveling because our common culture has collapsed. We are no longer one unit.”
So what should happen to the Department of Education? Watch the clip to hear Star’s “radical” idea.