California’s parenting revolution will affect midterm election results

California’s parenting revolution could and may affect the results of more than just school board races this November.

The awakening of California parents during Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide school lockdown can only be described as a revolution. The upheaval of the California family’s closure has made many parents realize that the seemingly good, safe public schools they send their children to in working-class and middle-class neighborhoods are anything but.

The discovery that California schools had become indoctrination centers stunned millions of parents.

Recently released education assessment data shows that California fared better than most other states and the nation in National Assessment of Educational Progress data from 2019-22, the Globe reported.

Less than half of California students met the state standard in English, and only one-third of students met statewide standards for math.

“From 2020 to 2022, nine-year-olds’ reading scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as the national report card, saw their biggest decline since the 1990s, while math scores fell for the first time. at all,” education experts Lance Izumi and Wenyuan Wu recently reported. “These score comparisons were the first nationally representative snapshot of student learning during the pandemic.”

They know what they are talking about. Izumi is the senior director of the Center for Education at Pacific Research, and Wu is the executive director of the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation. They are co-authors of a forthcoming book on critical race theory in K-12 schools.

Continuing: “School closings and ineffective distance learning efforts were important reasons for the decline in test scores, former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, who chairs the board responsible for NAEP, warned: “We can’t keep blaming COVID. ‘”

Indeed. This is where indoctrination comes in:

  • Critical race theory
  • Sexualized, pornographic indoctrination
  • Using race to undermine teacher quality

In 2019, the California State Board of Education approved highly controversial changes to the state’s health and sexuality education framework, including teaching children about slavery, anal sex, pederasty, sex trafficking, sexual orientation and transgender and nonconforming students, the Globe reported.

What California school children are taught as sex ed, ironically, cannot be said on television or radio without violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.

Izumi and Wu further explain:

“The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers’ union, advocates a position inspired by critical race theory that systemic racism permeates all American institutions and must be taught in our schools so that children challenge “systems of oppression that have harmed people of color.” In in 2021, the NEA passed a resolution that would mandate race-based ideological instruction in public schools across the country.

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a frequent target of Gov. Gavin Newsom, has removed “critical race theory” from the curriculum in his schools. “The Florida Department of Education has released examples of what it calls ‘problematic’ material that led it to ban dozens of math textbooks — including a lesson with an algebraic graph measuring racial bias,” the NY Post reported. Governor DeSantis took over after parents were outraged by the indoctrination and even exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts under the guise of the public education curriculum. California students are fed a steady diet of CRT, vile sex indoctrination, “unconscious bias” while being deprived of American history, English, math and real science.

In California, the Democratic-led legislature killed a bill that would have made sex education an “optional” program in public schools. SB 673, authored by then-Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), would have required parents to fill out permission slips for children to take sex education classes through sixth grade.

As Izumi noted in a recent article, “Whatever the results of the midterm elections, the new Congress will face many old problems, especially in education. Yet, despite the seemingly intractable nature of these issues, there are important steps Congress can take to address the needs and concerns of parents and their children.”

Izumi says two million students have opted out of public schools in the past few years, and why, for example, 50,000 students simply didn’t show up for the first day of school in Los Angeles.

Parents are voting with their feet that they want more educational options for their children, not just the one-size-fits-all public school system that often fails.

He outlines how Congress can help expand educational opportunities for families:

  • Limit the Biden administration’s regulations on charter schools and better fund them. The federal charter school program, which sends federal dollars to charter schools, has had stagnant funding for years;
  • Increase educational opportunities by allowing parents to choose the educational option that best suits their children’s needs and finance the child;
  • Enact a tax credit that individuals can claim when they make donations to organizations that provide scholarships to students for expenses associated with attending their school of choice.
  • Improve accountability and transparency of federal education programs by requiring federal databases to explain the purpose and impact of federal education spending.

“When it turns out that federal education programs aren’t working, then they should be eliminated,” Izumi adds.

As for California students, they should be proficient in reading and math, as Izumi says, and they’re not even close. Proficiency only means that they should be able or competent in reading and mathematics. Less than half of California students met the state standard in English, and only one-third of students met statewide standards for math.

“This is a condemnation of the policies that Governor Newsom and his sycophants have forced upon parents and children,” Izumi said.

California politicians need to acknowledge the parenting revolution and heed the recommendations and warnings of Izumi and Wu.

As California school boards across the state shift their focus following this election, they must also work with the California Legislature to ensure that families have more options, greater safety and confidence that their tax dollars are being spent wisely, as recommends Izumi.

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