One thing that is quite clear is that the Democrats have decided you as parents don’t really need a say in how public education handles your child’s needs in school.
Throughout the pandemic, we got multiple reports of the teachers’ unions coordinating with the Biden administration on school closures, keeping children out of schools. There was a sudden about-face when the numbers started turning against them, but there was never any repentance for the damage it caused students across the country.
We know that there was a significant academic loss, along with social and emotional development that was ultimately delayed by the school closures, and still, Democrats never acknowledged that the science never backed them up on it. They simply coordinated to screw the kids over and dismissed parental concerns as the anti-science rhetoric.
Now we know that the White House also coordinated with the head of the National School Board Association in crafting the letter that accused parents — the ones who were speaking out at school board meetings — of being “domestic terrorists,” despite there being no reference to any incident that could be classified as such.
The NSBA letter ended up being so controversial, multiple state school board associations released some sort of statement or letter saying they did not agree with the sentiments expressed within and that they were reconsidering their affiliation with the NSBA.
This just gets piled on with Terry McAuliffe’s remarks that parents should not have a say in what schools teach their kids and the Connecticut Democratic Party endorsing an editorial cartoon calling parents who attend school board meetings monsters. The Democrats are very clearly declaring war on parents who want to be involved with, and have a say in, their children’s education.
Going back to what I wrote yesterday, it’s clear that Democrats are misreading the room on this issue and that Republicans will base their 2022 strategy in part on local education issues. What the Democrats don’t seem to want to realize is that these issues matter more to voters than what happened on January 6. An attempted “insurrection” happened in D.C., but a perceived threat from Critical Race Theory could affect their kids’ education, and that is what they are more focused on.
The NSBA letter, the Department of Justice guidance, the editorial cartoon, the school closures at the height of the COVID-19 crisis all show a deep divide between the Biden administration/Democratic Party and parents. This divide could not come at a worse time for Democrats, who are watching in horror as a state where they had a 10-point advantage one year ago is now trending ever closer to the Republican side.
Nationwide, it’s even worse. Biden’s losing support among all demographic groups, and so far there doesn’t seem to be a floor. Again, they have really misread the room on the issue of education in particular, but just on how important local issues are to families right now.
Instead of trying to understand, they have been dismissive of inflation and supply chain woes, are secretly rejoicing that Americans are starting to get priced out of driving thanks to gas prices, and they have declared war on parents who want to have a say in their kids’ education.
But if the Democrats feel they are losing the political war, and deep down I feel like they might, then it makes sense that they’d want to make a last stand in the social and cultural war. Keep education insulated from parental oversight and indoctrinate away. Maybe they can squeeze out an extra generation of voters before the system collapses under the weight of outraged families.