Protecting Our Children
Many of us have often wondered what we can do to stop the idea of Critical Race Theory and Gender Ideology. No matter how you spin it, Critical Race Theory or sometimes referred to as “Ethnic Studies,” goes against everything that Martin Luther King Jr. preached about in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech where he states:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of that character.”
Critical Race Theory is an evil way to influence our young children. It is being implemented as early as kindergarten to make children identify their so-called white privilege. In effect, white children are made to feel guilty for being white, while other races of children are being encouraged to look down upon whites because of their so called “white privilege.” It is teaching kids to segregate and do exactly the opposite of Dr. King’s message – to judge someone by the color of their skin. To further confuse our kids there is Gender Ideology. After experiencing Covid for the last 2 years and being told to “follow the science” children are being told that your anatomy does not determine your gender. How is that supposed to be science?
So, what can we do to stop this?
There is a little known law written in 1974 called The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232h. It is a federal law that recognizes and protects a parent’s right to review all of the instructional material, including teacher training manuals and materials used in schools that receive federal funds. It is meant to prevent schools from gathering information on students’ political beliefs, sexual behavior or attitudes and religious practices all without parental consent. The Department of Education’s regulations make it clear that prior parental consent is required for teachers or schools to collect information about or undertake activities related to such things as “gender identity” or “white privilege.”
As the Supreme Court has repeatedly said, parents have the ultimate authority over their children’s education. Yet School Boards and teachers often treat parents with contempt and disdain for simply asking questions about what their children are learning and what schools are promoting. An increasing number of schools do not care.
It is up to parents to teach their children values in life. It is up to schools to teach reading, writing and arithmetic.
Parents can contact a school and ask to see the curriculum of that school. The only requirement is that it has to be a federally funded school. It is recommended that all requests be submitted in writing to create a well-documented paper trail.
If schools do not fulfill their obligations under the PPRA, parents can and should report violations to the U.S. Department of Education using the form provided at https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/file-a-complaint. Complaints must be made within 180 days of the date of the violation. In some instances, violations are on-going, so complaints may be filed based upon the most recent date.
For a great resource you can go to America First Legal (AFL). They released a printable informational toolkit entitled “The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment: A Toolkit for Parents.” This toolkit informs parents of their rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) in order to help parents protect their children against woke school boards, administrators and teachers.
Just ask yourself a simple question: Does a child have a better chance to be more successful if they are told they can do anything they set their mind to? Or will they be more successful if they are repeatedly told to blame someone else when they are not successful because of those that oppressed them? This is what Critical Race Theory does. It encourages division and will destroy responsibility and self-esteem in our children.
Parents need to fight back!
Normal adults don’t tell kids to keep secrets from their parents. Normal adults have no inclination to talk to 5 – 9 year olds who are not their children about sex and gender switching. Perverts and Predators do.