“The battlefield for the hearts and minds of our kids is the 16,000 hours they spend inside American classrooms from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Through a seemingly unstoppable progressive pipeline—teachers union priorities, teachers colleges, Common Core prerogatives, and unchecked teachers and administrators—the woke, social justice agenda is showing up in the youngest of classrooms. Often the books and curricula are hidden from parents, or at least largely until now. In one Idaho school district alone, books like A Is for Activist, Antiracist Baby, and Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness are being read to elementary students. Not only is A for Activist, but L is for L-G-B-T-Q, T is for Trans, X is for Malcom X. Anti-racist babies are taught to ‘confess when being racist’ and that ‘whiteness is a bad deal. It always was.’ At Creekside Intermediate School in Michigan, students read Black Brother, Black Brother, which highlights a black student who feels like he is ‘constantly swimming in whiteness.’ Cambridge, Massachusetts, public schools’ ‘Early Childhood Curriculum’ teaches black families to be ‘free from patriarchal practices’ as part of the ‘disruption of Western nuclear family dynamics’ and a return to the ‘collective village.’ Kindergarten students in Illinois and fourth and fifth graders in parts of Pennsylvania also read Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness. The book pounds home the idea that being white is inherently evil and that being black means you are inherently oppressed. This is being taught to six-year-olds in America. These books—and so many more like them—are designed to divide students by race and gender; that is the goal, not just the result. Maybe your sixth or seventh grader will encounter the ‘gender unicorn’ instead—a widely used Barney look-alike purple unicorn who explains concepts like gender identity, gender expression, and sexual attraction” (pp. 9, 10).
Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation by Pete Hegseth & David Goodwin