It's a small but important start
We have a kid in a public middle school (in MI) and the history teacher keeps playing PragerU videos in class. All the cultural hype about parental rights in public schools seems to only apply to "certain" parents (right-leaning). Left-leaning parents care about public schools, too, but may be more apt to trust the judgment of professionals, like teachers - even though this is sometimes misguided (PragerU???). But I don't want public school to be a Nietzschean struggle for dominant power. The minority (which in MI will eventually be conservatives) should have voice, even if through opt-outs. I don't want liberals to do what conservatives are doing to their opponents when the tables get turned.
You have been so helpful to me! After living close to Chicago for 8 years then moving to Ohio - I am just struggling to know where to start. I am thankful I live close to Columbus, but the dis/misinformation scattered throughout by far-right groups is unbelievable. I am not sure what to do. I am not sure where to begin and how to advocate against book banning and education takeovers.
Thank you for your insight and service on these issues. I will continue searching for “what is mine to do.”
I really appreciate your sociological analysis, John! I'm currently in DeSantis-land and I have no idea how this state functions. Diverse yet fundamentalist. Ferraris + monster trucks with obscene bumper stickers about guns. This place is a paradox, but I can't stay away because 🌴🌴🌴
Yay for the Nuggets! Finally 🥂