Leftist Teachers Concerned Parents Listening In

“One activist, named Matthew Kay–author of the book, Not Light But Fire–took to Twitter to express his concern that ‘conservative parents’ might interfere with his ability to indoctrinate children with his radical views of racialism and sexuality. Kay tweeted, ‘If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia–how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?’ It should be a concern to everyone that so many teachers and activists express this concern. The comments in the thread below this twitter exchange are, in fact, even worse than the original post. Teachers consistently complain that ‘irrational thinking’ parents are standing in the way of their leftist indoctrination. Gregg Halkuff tweets, ‘I teach a Conversations in Diversity course and using rhetorical questions and drawing kids out to critically think with shocking statement or contrary questioning is part of my style.’ At least one parent got it. In response to a teacher saying they won’t have the discussions because ‘parents are dangerous,’ this parent knew exactly what the correct answer was. She replied, ‘No. You are dangerous! You! You think you require a safe space with my kids? Why? You’re a teacher. I’m the parent. I create the safe space from people like you. I prepare them for life. You teach them to read and write. The problem is you’re delusional about your role.’”

“Teachers Express Concerns,” Reformation Charlotte, Aug. 10, 2020