Conservatives are fortunate to have Christopher Rufo at the forefront of the so-called culture wars. He put a spotlight on critical race theory and proved that it was indeed being taught in public schools. (Meanwhile, the Left did its usual dance, saying CRT was only taught in law school; OK, so maybe it is taught in public schools, but that’s a good thing; actually, conservatives don’t want slavery taught in schools.) He then pivoted to academic queer theory and we’re seeing that battle play out right now.
NBC News reports that the White House is teaming up with experts like AFT union president Randi Weingarten to paint Republicans’ focus on race, gender, and sexual identity as a strategy to undermine public education. That’s fine, but activist teachers are already doing a great job of that by making TikTok videos about how they “queer” their classrooms or cleanse them of white faces.
A top White House ally plans to paint Republicans’ focus on issues around race, gender and sexual identity as part of a GOP strategy to undermine public education as White House officials debate how forcefully to engage in the so-called culture wars. https://t.co/lZyD7w2oqu
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 28, 2023
Mike Memoli and Carol E. Lee report:
In remarks prepared for the National Press Club on Tuesday, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is expected to say state and local laws that ban certain types of books or restrict what can be taught in the classroom are “fueling hostility and fear” and aren’t serving students, parents or teachers, according to an advance copy of her speech provided to NBC News.
“What started as fights over pandemic-era safety measures has morphed into fear mongering — false claims that elementary and secondary schools are teaching critical race theory; disgusting, unfounded claims that teachers are grooming and indoctrinating students; and pronouncements that public schools push a ‘woke’ agenda,” Weingarten will say. “This is an organized and dangerous effort to undermine public schools.”
Campaigning with Weingarten was a winning move for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. By all means, keep her front and center.
Yeah, go with that. Worked great in Virginia.
— Will Collier (@willcollier) March 28, 2023
Is this the same Randi Weingarten who has to lock all her replies/comments on Twitter because she can’t tolerate actual parents telling her what a deranged lunatic she is?
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) March 28, 2023
Sounds like a self-undermining strategy tbh
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) March 28, 2023
This “top White House ally” intentionally harmed students to help secure a Biden win. But yes, let’s listen to her because she cares so much about the kids.
— 🏼💉🇺🇦Hollaria Briden, Esq. (@HollyBriden) March 28, 2023
“So-called culture wars…” pic.twitter.com/03iRRVuCKa
— Alan R. Levy (@alanesque) March 28, 2023
The GOP doesn’t need to develop a strategy to undermine public education. @rweingarten did that all on her own.
— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) March 28, 2023
Lol. The absolute worst ally you could have.
— 5PointSlo (@5PointSlo) March 28, 2023
How many school choice bills have been passed since this “ally” has been around?
— Deedo (@Deedo_70) March 28, 2023
Sounds like a great idea. Run with it.
— Charlie_Don’t_Surf (@dirtyhockeyjerz) March 28, 2023
The public school system is a failure, thanks to no small part on teacher’s unions and people like Weingarten. Imagine being so insecure about your methodology that you have to shut all competition down to secure your monopoly.
— George Hutto 🇺🇲 (@JorgeEdmundo97) March 28, 2023
At least they’re not going to focus on reading and math skills.
— Alex Joffe (@DrAlexJoffe) March 28, 2023
Who started these so-called culture wars around public schools? Who introduced CRT and queer theory into the curriculum?
Represents millions of teachers. Yikes.
Gonna leave a mark! Randi Weingarten DRAGGED for embarrassingly bad, grammar-hosed anti-DeSantis tweethttps://t.co/8VXU613izk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 6, 2023