How the Left Is Destroying Public Education

How the Left Is Destroying Public Education. By John Hinderaker.

Across the [US], leftists in charge of public education are substituting indoctrination for learning. Facts and objective standards are out, liberal shibboleths are the order of the day.

My state, Minnesota, exemplifies the trend. … Under Minnesota’s hard-left governor, Tim Walz, the committee doing the revision consists almost entirely of left-wingers. That committee has released the first draft of its standards.

This draft drops almost everything normally regarded as history — the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, and any reference to minor figures like George Washington — in favor of political indoctrination like this:

  • Systemic racism in the United States rooted in our founding
  • Developing a “respectful awareness” of the LGBTQ+ community
  • The Reconstruction period, specifically successful efforts to disenfranchise newly freed Black Americans and connecting this history to persistent discrimination and inequity in the present
  • An analysis of the ideology of Manifest Destiny and its relationship to whiteness, Christianity, and capitalism.

People without history are easier to mislead.