(RepublicanWire.org) – Parents and advocates are very skeptical of the Biden administration’s new-fangled parents’ council, asserting that it is pretty much a propaganda outlet for the White House’s woke, socialist agenda.
The new group, touted as a way to facilitate communication between parents and teachers, is called “The National Parents and Families Engagement Council.” The Department of Education claims it is aimed at finding “constructive ways to help families engage at the local level.” It will hold “listening sessions” to determine what schools can do to allegedly help students recover from the pandemic.
“The National Parents and Families Engagement Council will serve as an important link between families, caregivers, education advocates, and their school communities,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona proclaimed.
A number of the groups are very leftist and that fact has not gone unnoticed among parents. LULAC, which heavily endorsed Cardona, was strongly opposed to the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Then there is the National Parents Union which defended the notorious National School Board Association (NSBA) letter to the Department of Justice requesting that parents’ actions at school board meetings be addressed under the Patriot Act, labeling them as “domestic terrorists.”
“If you threaten to kill school board members, you SHOULD hear from the Justice [Department],” National Parents Union President Keri Rodrigues tweeted. “Some of these anti-mask/CRT knuckleheads tried this with us a couple weeks ago.”
The National Parents Union also promotes Critical Race Theory in the classroom. It contends that “denying Critical Race Theory is denying our history.”
“The National Parents Union believes that education systems must be transformed to eradicate generational institutions of oppression,” a statement from the group charged.
Elizabeth McCauley, who is with the Virginia Mavens, told Fox News that the council proves that the Biden administration knows it has been “put on notice by parents across the political spectrum who truly want students educated versus indoctrinated and do not want to have any sexualization of young children and students by radical out of touch school boards.”
“By and large my main frustration with the committee is its lack of representation of the very groups of parents who have felt so disenfranchised by school boards across the country – Asian American parents who have advocated to preserve merit-based admittance to governor schools – in Fairfax County that would be the Thomas Jefferson School, parents like myself who are highly concerned about pornographic novels with pedophilia in the schools, and parents who are working to stop medical discrimination in our schools, so students are not forced to comply with vaccine mandates of inoculations still under emergency use authorization,” she stated.