More and more American parents are letting it be known they are not at all on board with far-left curriculum being pushed on their children mostly by Democrat-aligned teacher’s unions and members.
Instead, they prefer “parents first” policies and curriculum that concentrates primarily on historic subjects like math, reading, English, geography, and history — just the sort of curriculum enacted by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second largest teachers’ union in the United States, has exercised a lot of influence in public policy as witnessed by the way school systems responded to the COVID pandemic. However, efforts to control the curriculum and indoctrinate the next generation of voters in their favor appeared to have hit an impasse according to findings of the Democratic polling firm Hart Research Associates.
NBC News obtained the results of the poll that asked voters in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to react to preferences in the curriculum and voting, and the momentum was clearly behind DeSantis’ message of putting “children first” and protecting “parental rights.”
“While other states lock parents out of their children’s lives, here in Florida we value parental rights. I am proud to receive the endorsement from @Moms4Libertyin their fight to put children first and to protect parents’ rights,” DeSantis noted in a tweet last week as he accepted the group’s endorsement.
“Our school system is for educating kids not indoctrinating kids,” the GOP governor said at the first annual Moms for Liberty summit held in Tampa Bay on Friday.
NBC News noted: “One poll question found that voters, by a 32 percentage-point margin, said they were more likely to vote for candidates who believe public schools should focus less on teaching race and more on core subjects. By 27 points, they said schools should be banned from teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to kids in kindergarten through third grade. By 28 points, they said transgender athletes should be banned from competing in girls’ sports.”
“We have drawn a very clear line in the sand that says our school system is for educating kids not indoctrinating kids. We’ve also drawn a clear line to say parents have a fundamental role in the education of their kids,” DeSantis said
Fifty-six percent of voters agreed, saying they were “much more likely or somewhat more likely to vote for candidates who believe public schools should focus less on teaching students about race and racism and more on core academic subjects.”
The issue is so important that Florida first lady Casey DeSantis launched “Mamas for DeSantis,” a group whose stated goal is the “signing up a million mamas across the state of Florida” to be “the largest movement of parents in Florida history” to push her husband’s education agenda.
Officials in DeSantis’ office responded to the poll’s results by casting aspersions at Democrats and their teacher union allies.
“It’s sad to see Democrats and teachers’ unions needed a poll to know what is best for children. You know you’re doing the right thing when even liberal outlets like NBC recognize Governor DeSantis is doing right by parents and students of Florida,” said DeSantis’ press secretary Delanie Bomar.