MADISON — Parents across Wisconsin are standing up and fighting back against racist critical race theory being taught in their schools.
Some teachers are telling them to go to hell.
As the Daily Wire reported last week, thousands of teachers nationwide are literally pledging their allegiance not to America, but to teaching American children what an oppressive place the Land of the Free is.
According to the publication:
Thousands of teachers have pledged to continue teaching based on critical race theory even if state laws ban it — contradicting those who claim nothing like that has ever been taught in schools.
The Zinn Education Project, named after the anti-American and factually challenged historian Howard Zinn, has collected signatures from more than 4,200 teachers who “Pledge to Teach the Truth: Despite New State Bills Against It.”
“Lawmakers in at least 21 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history,” the website states.
Pledge signers “refuse to lie to young people about U.S. history and current events — regardless of the law.” Instead, they will indoctrinate them into their Kool-Aid cult that preaches that America is nothing but a land of white supremacy and systemic racism.
At least 134 Wisconsin educators have signed the pledge. Perhaps not surprisingly, the vast majority of the would-be Woke scofflaws — more than 90 — are from Madison and Milwaukee. But the list includes teachers from small, traditionally conservative school districts, too.
One of the signers is Melissa Statz. The fourth-grade teacher at Burlington’s Dyer Elementary School became the face of the leftist antiracism/critical race theory movement in the Racine County community when she injected the controversial concepts into her teachings. Community members spoke out against the divisive lesson plans, even as they supported efforts to deal with isolated incidents of racism over the years. Burlington subsequently was painted nationally as a racist little industrial city. It was a false narrative driven by Black Lives Matter social justice warriors and their allies in the mainstream media.
“There are so many positive things going on in the school district right now, but they are being lost to this false narrative that Burlington is racist,” Burlington School Board member Taylor Wishau said in November.
Disorderly, race-baiting demonstrators shut down a school board meeting on Nov. 9. Attendees screamed at, threatened, even spit on board members. The chaos was all caught on video.
A bill co-authored by Rep. Chuck Wichgers (R-Muskego) and Sen. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere), would ban race and sex stereotyping in school districts and charter schools — effectively the teaching of CRT. It also prohibits the kind of Woke teacher training that has run rampant in Wisconsin schools over the past decade.
School districts that violate the prohibitions could lose 10 percent of their state aid distributions, under the bill. The bill, even if it passes the Republican-controlled Legislature, will most certainly be vetoed by leftist Gov. Tony Evers.
Other states have passed stronger prohibitions against CRT. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, recently signed a law prohibiting teaching critical race theory in the state’s schools. Reynolds called the theory “indoctrination not education.” The ban takes effect this week.
Fox News reported that leaked documents show an Area Education Agency in Iowa advising teachers on “antiracism,” even as the bill was moving through the Legislature.
The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency prepared presentations in April and May titled “MBAEA Equity Department Meetings: Anti-racism.” Presentations included a slide listing what topics are considered “covert white supremacy” but “socially acceptable.” “Make America Great Again,” former President Donald Trump’s campaign and governing slogan, made the list of white supremacy symbols, according to the documents.
As the Daily Wire reported, the desire of leftist teachers to flout the will of parents extends to breaking the law.
In Tennessee, Liz Jarvis, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Cornerstone Prep in Memphis, said she will not abide by a bill that passed the State House, should it be signed into law.
“To be frank, the bill will not make it harder for my personal classroom because I plan to ignore it,” Jarvis said. “Who’s going to enforce it