Lucifer woke up this morning with his head pounding and his ego deflated. He drank a gallon of Bloody Marys to stop the pain. Yesterday, that pipsqueak DeSantis beat the devil at his own game. Sure, Satan still has Biden in the White House, but to be beaten by a Florida Man truly hurts.
How much other claptrap is hiding in the curriculum beyond "minority studies" or however the "other" indoctrination courses are styled? Just looking at the stuff that comes home with my primary school age kids, the climate nonsense is in full flower. And "hate western civ" non sequiturs are sprinkled liberally throughout English and Social Studies passages. Carbon dioxide, the fundamental building block of all biomass, has to be footnoted as a villain ... usually as an afterthought ... in every science problem. Shakespeare or Greek myths have to be called out for their white, masculine "essentialism" which somehow makes them less noteworthy. This crap is everywhere! So, glad DeSantis poked the devil, but only after another thousand or so such pokes will we even be able to call it a start.
Where are the other DeSantis’?
All red states should be fighting these same battles.
The silence is deafening and telling.
That's quite the panegyric. I'm happy some changes were made, but will changing the public curriculum change what is taught? Are people at the college board being held accountable for endorsing hateful lies?
We need 50 (or is it 57) Governors like DeSantis. The only way we fix this country is from the bottom up. Local elections. Turn out for local elections is usually quite poor. People don't think school board is an important position. I believe for reasons stated into todays piece it is the most important position there is. It decides how and what our children are taught. Go sit in on a school board meeting and just listen to what is said and done. Superintendents are college educated educators. They have in many cases swallowed the communist manifesto. The board members hire superintendents, decide what curriculum is taught and how many administrators other than teachers are hired. School systems student bodies decrease yet school budgets increase astronomically! There are an awful lot of non teaching staff. Vote for Town and city councilors, sheriffs, ELECTION BOARDS. I hear and read all the time, "I am only one person what can I do?" Work on the local elections. run for the local elections, help those running for local elections. Tomorrow's Governor is today's town councilman. It has to come from the bottom up. You can complain here or you can go out and do. I know many of us here, myself included, are getting long in the tooth but there are still many ways to help. Local, local, local. Shop local, give to local charities, help your neighbors.
We have a revised NZ history curriculum that ignores everything before 1840 as irrelevant, denigrates the European part of our subsequent history as malevolent colonialism, and uncritically praises Maori wonderfulness.
Then the kids in our classrooms look out the window and see a different realty.
It may take some time but the whole mess will ultimately collapse under the weight of its own absurdities.
Hooray for Ron DeSantis. I wish the northern boundary of Florida had been extended through south Alabama. Our governor needs to be like DeSantis! We do seem to have a good new attorney general!
I wish we could clone the "Governator" for every state....
I subscribed to Don Surber's substack a few days ago. I'm glad I did. He reports details that would be hard (or impossible) to find anywhere else. Thanks, Mister Don. Keep on Mustangin'
The line about the faculty defending the AP course says "We are nearly 600 African American Studies faculty in higher ed at dozens of colleges and universities...". 600 !!!! There's the problem--way too many people sitting around trying to out-do eachother thinking up new things that are racist. And how many students are in their classes? Tens of thousands? More?
They long ago exhausted the field of normal black history, and now are engaged in really an exercise of the imagination-- ever more "clever" convoluted theories about identity and race etc. It reminds me of how in the middle ages, the scholars were all caught up in debating about "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin."
Mr DeSantis is doing his best to fight the creeping marxism in his state as well as one individual can. Sadly, with the transplants escaping from the northern hellholes and moving to Florida, eventually they will turn the sunshine state into the darkness state.