There was a time when agents of the Crown that infringed upon the rights of it's "subjects" were tarred and feathered. Perhaps that time is upon us again.
I would hope that the idiot that wrote this has nothing to do with education in any way. Dribble? Seriously, try drivel, which is what Terry McCarpetbagger is full of.Highlights for those who can't read the entire article while on their rush hour commute.
Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia said "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."
...when it comes to what is being taught, that should be left up to elected and appointed professionals that have a background in education and actual experience with teaching. Just because a parent disagrees with something doesn't make what they disagree with inappropriate for the classroom.
Parents tend to let their personal views cloud what they think should and should not be taught in schools. Being an educated person means that you are a well-rounded person.
Parents that are demanding to have a say in what is and isn't taught need to think about the consequences of their demands.
At best, parents dictating what teachers teach could lead to dangerous inaccuracies in the many facets of education. At worst, it could poison our students' minds with nonsensical dribble.
Imagine if InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones had a say in what was being taught in his child's school.
If you open the door to one or a group of parents to dictate what is being taught then you have opened the floodgates to any parent that wants to control the educational content in classrooms.
As an educator, I've worked on developing and writing curriculum for multiple states and many courses covering a wide range of topics. What content goes into a course's curriculum is carefully thought out over an extended period of time and with input from various subject matter experts.
Parents have every right to make their voice heard by speaking respectfully (sic) at school board meetings or open public forms at meetings, but they should not dictate what is being taught.
Teachers want parents to be engaged in the educational process, but controlling what teachers can educate their students on is detrimental to schools everywhere.