Megyn Kelly says she pulled her children from private schools for going ‘hard left’ with ‘social justice stuff’

Megyn Kelly says she pulled her children from private schools for going ‘hard left’ with ‘social justice stuff’. By Elise Sole.

Megyn Kelly removed her children from private school because administrators “took a really hard turn toward social justice stuff,” the former Fox News host told Bill Maher on Friday.

While appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Kelly revisited her November decision to pull her children, Edward, 11, and Thatcher 7, and Yardley, 9, whom she shares with husband Douglas Brunt, from their elite private schools in New York City.

“The schools have always been far-left, which doesn’t align with my own ideology, but I didn’t really care, most of my friends are liberals, it’s fine,” she said that month on her podcast The Megyn Kelly Show. “I come from Democrats as a family. I’m not offended at all by the ideology, and I lean center-left on some things.” …

“But they’ve gone around the bend. They have gone off the deep end,” she said. …

Kelly described a “three-week experimental trans education program” that took place in her son’s third-grade class. “And it wasn’t about support,” she said. “We felt it was more about trying to convince them, like, ‘come on over.’ And the boys started to get confused.” …

“Then our kindergartener was told to write a letter to the Cleveland Indians objecting to their mascot,” said Kelly. “Now, he’s 6! Can he learn how to spell Cleveland before we activate him?” …

Maher said he’s heard parents complain, “My kids are not ready to be told they’re white supremacists” and read aloud from the blog post, published on Education Post, part of which read, “There’s a killer cop sitting in every school where White children learn.” Maher said the message was “hyperbole.”

Kelly added, “It’s divisive, it’s racist and it’s having exactly the opposite effect of the one they intend.” She added, “And then the white people feel bad and feel judged because they’re told they’re white supremacists because of a pigmentation over which they have no control.” The podcast host said the teaching style was pervasive throughout the city and “there was no place to move [her children] in New York to get away from this.”

Megyn Kelly hasn’t left the left; they’ve left her.

And it won’t be just her. The purity spiral is tightening, driven on by competitive virtue signalling and activists in control at last.

Here is Kelly inadvertently launching Donald Trump in 2015. Like many others, until Trump’s reply to her question I hadn’t really noticed him. His magic words start at 1:00 … and the audience erupted.

See how much more dynamic Trump was then. He stood up straight, instead of slouching and leaning on an elbow as he so often does now.