“So far, PDE has uncovered $19,575,169.45 worth of contracts with 249 documented in 29 states and 95 districts.”
The left has awakened a sleeping giant in American parents. What the left seems to have forgotten is that parents are taxpayers.
The FOX Business Network reports:
Parents’ group launches database for tracking equity consultants, ‘woke-industrial complex’
An anti-critical race theory (CRT) group is providing parents with tools to track equity consultants, warning that families face a formidable and well-funded opponent in the “woke industrial complex.”
Launched this week, the “Consultant Report Card” details findings from thousands of pages of public records requests that were reviewed by Parents Defending Education (PDE).
So far, PDE has uncovered $19,575,169.45 worth of contracts with 249 documented in 29 states and 95 districts. The “report” card offers an initial look at the connections and business interests behind one of the nation’s most hot-button issues. The organization identified 122 consultants and contractors across the country. It notes that despite the seemingly large numbers, their chest of information is just a “drop in the bucket.”
Parents and teachers have long complained about getting blindsided by top-down “equity” pushes that utilize obscure theory and external consultants. The “Consultant Report Card” offers a searchable database with suggested keywords and case studies of purportedly “woke” influences.
“We’ve learned that parents and students face a well-oiled and well-financed juggernaut that could be called the ‘woke-ed machine,’” reads a statement from PDE.
“With stealth operations and no parental input this machine is turning our schools into factories of ideological conformity, using race, gender and sexuality as a cudgel to divide, shame and confuse our children. Behind this are powerful ideological forces–partisan nonprofits; school educrats, activist teachers, superintendents and school boards; ‘progressive’ politicians and regulators at the state and federal level–whose goal is to enshrine their indoctrination by insinuating the doctrine into not just school curricula but local, state and federal regulations and policies.”
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