Even in conservative states, parents can no longer hide from the fact that government schools are indoctrinating their children into Marxism, Critical Race Theory, gender confusion, and more. It is officially a nationwide problem.
Official investigations into indoctrination in the public-school systems of two conservative states — Idaho and North Carolina — both revealed widespread extremism and hostility to conservative values, Christianity, and traditional American principles. Both probes were led by the popular lieutenant governors.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robison, a black conservative who rose to national stardom with blistering speeches against gun control and Critical Race Theory, launched the investigation in his state following widespread reports of government teachers brainwashing and abusing students in their care.
In all, the team, dubbed, the Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers and Students (FACTS) task force, reviewed over 500 submissions from concerned families and even individuals in the system such as teachers who are terrified of speaking out. The task force’s 12 members found that
Lt. Gov. Robinson made clear that the effort was not an attack on education, but indoctrination. “What this is, is an attempt to stop the abuse of the teaching profession by a few or using that profession to put undue pressure on young minds to accept their way of thinking,” he said in a press conference.
The purpose of the task force and its review of the evidence was to determine whether leftist indoctrination of children was happening in the state’s government schools. “The overwhelming answer is yes, it is,” Robinson said while unveiling the task force’s first report.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt was also there. And based on the findings of the investigation, she said it was clear that some “educators” were “using their personal and political beliefs to influence their students rather than to educate them.”
“As a parent, a former teacher, and as the state superintendent, I am disappointed by the examples that have been brought to light,” Truitt said of the hundreds of submissions highlighting outrageous abuses taking place in the state’s government schools.
Among other abuses, the task force examined myriad reports of racialist indoctrination, bullying of teachers who seek to protect children, grotesque sexualization of children, transgenderism, “white shaming,” anti-Christian propaganda, biased news media and lesson plans, and shaming those with non-leftwing political views.
One of the books given to children by schools, “George,” even encouraged boys to inject themselves with hormones so they could surgically mutilate their genitals later and impersonate a female. Massive amounts of propaganda from the anti-Christian hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was also uncovered.
A staffer on the task force said the problem was “way worse” than they originally realized. And lawmakers vowed to do something about it, though specifics so far have been lacking.
In Idaho, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin launched the probe back in April, noting that parents across Idaho were concerned. “As I have traveled around the state and spoken with constituents and parents, it has become clear to me that this is one of the most significant threats facing our society today,” she explained.
“We must find where these insidious theories and philosophies are lurking and excise them from our education system,” added the lieutenant governor, who is currently running for governor. “Idahoans are increasingly frustrated by the apparent lack of awareness and leadership coming from the state on these issues.”
Last month, the Idaho task force made a series of recommendations to deal with the threat. Among other ideas, the group called for setting up education savings accounts to allow parents who would like to choose alternative educational options for their children to do so without also having to fund the government system.
Parents in more conservative jurisdictions have long assumed — naively and falsely — that their children were safer because they lived in Republican-controlled states and districts. As these investigations show, those days are over. The government’s indoctrination system poses a mortal threat to America’s freedom. It’s up to parents to protect their children.