Attorney General Merrick Galrland instructed the FBI that it be looking for parents who are angry about harassment or intimidation directed at public school officials.
Garland wrote a Monday memo to the federal law enforcement agent, directing it coordinate with 14,000 of the country’s school districts. After the National School Boards Association (NSBA), pleaded with the Biden Administration to safeguard schools against the “imminent danger” that parents send “threatening letters” and cyberbullying school officials, this action was taken. These activities are considered “domestic terrorist” by the association.
The NSBA stated that “As the acts of violence and malice against school staff have increased, it is possible for these heinous activities to be classified as a form domestic terrorism or hate crimes.”
Are there a lot of principals and teachers who have been violently attacked? No. The Justice Department as well as the school boards concerned are talking about the recent increase in community meetings featuring angry parent feedback. Parents are tired of COVID-19 mitigation strategies that have reduced actual students to second-class citizens within education departments: virtual learning, compulsory closures when asymptomatic patients are identified, and ceaseless masking. Young people who have the least to fear from the pandemic—the severe disease and death rate for the under-18 crowd is extremely low—have been forced to make tremendous educational and social sacrifices to bend the curve of COVID-19. Family members are tired of a system in which public education puts students’ needs last and are protesting it.
Parents are becoming more concerned about curriculum at their schools. Yesterday, conservative media outlets gathered a lot of attention to Garland’s memo after it was published. shared on Twitter by Christopher RufoA senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, who works to expose “critical race theory.” The semantics argument is part of the reason why CRT may not be being used in schools in K-12. CRT, the obscure academic theory positing that the structures of U.S. society are racist to their core—and thus it is impossible to separate or ignore racism when confronting other issues—is not exactly sweeping U.S. kindergartens; but CRT—the tendency to reduce individuals to crude racial stereotypes that is pushed by divisive and misguided anti-whiteness gurus like Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi—has certainly become an important component of corporate and university diversity training, and is, to some extent, trickling down to K-12 instruction.
It is understandable that parents don’t want their children to learn from the viewpoint that objectivism, individuality and a sense of urgency are all aspects of whiteness. Black Students struggle to think analyticallyThese are racially and culturally motivated. These assumptions are racist and should not be taught in schools. They were still elements in “Characteristics and White Supremacy Culture”, an instructional document which has been cited numerous times by educators. In the sense that “Characteristics Of White Supremacy Culture” is used. Critical race theory This is abbreviation for such a thing. The outrage seems to be justified.
Even if this were the case, parents still have the right to voice their opinions at school boards and ask for input in education decisions. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Democrat) recently attacked anti-CRT efforts. that“I do not believe parents should tell schools what to teach.”
The public school system should serve the families and not him. Although direct meddling can sometimes be detrimental and counterproductive in teacher’s day to day teaching decisions, parents who show up to public meetings are exercising their First Amendment rights to participate in the democratic governance of public institutions. They often face a host of problems from the public, including stern resistance from officials who shut down microphones and end comment periods too early. Sometimes, they even mock parents.
Yes, some school board meetings are raucous. There have also been examples of overreactions by parents or harassing students. There is no evidence that these incidents pose a great threat to the FBI.