Fighting the Commie Insurgency in Public Education
Kimberly Hermann is the General Counsel for the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which is battling some of the more insidious leftist agendas that are waging war on American freedom. She recently wrote an excellent guest column for us that I ended up featuring in the Morning Briefing. Here’s a sample:
The Biden Department of Education has quietly proposed a new rule prioritizing the use of federal tax dollars for K-12 schools that replace traditional education with “culturally responsive teaching and learning” – more commonly referred to as critical race theory. This is the most significant move by the federal government to redefine the nature of state-funded public schools in U.S. history.
Although the current effort to push public schools receiving federal funding to adopt a detailed indoctrination agenda may feel new and overwhelming for parents, the truth is that the Biden attempt is simply the last phase in a decades-long effort to control local schools and press the progressive agenda on our children. With the power of taxpayer-funded purse strings, the federal government sends a message to public schools that if they want financial aid they must “teach” critical race theory and prioritize its ideologically anti-American, anti-traditional agenda over traditional education.
As soon as I read the column I knew I wanted to have her on the podcast. We talk about the legal challenges to critical race theory and the free speech battle on college campuses. It is a difficult struggle, but it’s not an un-winnable fight.
Conservative college students who are dealing with unhinged leftist academics can contact the SLF at the link above. You can follow them on Twitter here.
Kimberly is very active on Twitter and you can follow her here.
This was a very interesting and fun interview and I hope to have Kimberly back on in the near future for some progress updates.