Biden’s Secretary of Education: All Your Kids Are Belong To Us, “We must trust teachers”
Miguel Cardona: “Teachers know what is best for their kids because they are with them every day. We must trust teachers.”
From Hillary Clinton’s “It takes a village to raise a child” to the sitting president—who has a well-document record of inappropriately fondling and sniffing little children—insisting that “our nation’s children are all our children,” the radical left has been attacking parents (as domestic terrorists for speaking at public school board meetings!) and attempting to wrest control of children from parents and grant it to the federal government.
The left has, as we have long-documented here at LI, infiltrated and exerted control over the majority of our most-cherished institutions, and education is just one part of their multi-pronged assault on all that is decent and good and right in America.
But it’s the part that is going to break them.
Case in point, Kiddie Sniffer Joe “I am the Democratic Party” Biden’s secretary of education knows that they are losing. Why else would Miguel Cardona request the now-infamous NSBA letter asking the DOJ to treat concerned parents as “domestic terrorists”? Why else tweet out an absolute desperate last gasp at affirming government ownership of the nation’s children while insisting that “We must trust teachers”?
Teachers know what is best for their kids because they are with them every day.
We must trust teachers.
— Secretary Miguel Cardona (@SecCardona) May 19, 2023
Who is he trying to convince? Oh, right, pretty much everyone—on both sides of the aisle and particularly the squishy center who don’t believe for one moment that the degenerate ghouls who are entering the teaching profession are experts on anything but division, self-loathing, perpetual outrage, leftist political activism, and a grotesque gender (and racialist) ideology.
American kids are failing in reading and math, but they know all fifty-eleven genders and think they are born in the wrong body. Oh, and they are also well aware that they are either an oppressor or the oppressed. They can’t read, write, or do basic maths, but they can expound at length on their true gender (that they can change any day) and on white supremacy (which is bad).
The state of K-12 education in this country has never been worse. Literally, never. Even one-room school houses on the prairie and elsewhere taught reading, writing, and arithmetic (along with numerous other subjects deemed too difficult or ‘traumatic’ for today’s youth, like Latin, geography, civics, Biblical teachings, economics, etc.).
The best thing we can do is completely abolish the Department of Education. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has the right idea.
Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill to handle thoughts like you are experiencing, Cardona. pic.twitter.com/WNS20pVG2S
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) May 19, 2023
But I digress.
Needless to say, people have thoughts about Cardona’s desperate tweet.
“THEIR KIDS” !?!
These kids don’t BELONG to the teacher.
It’s the PARENTS Children.
We decide what’s best, always.
Holy sh*t man.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 20, 2023
Teachers will never know more about what their kids need than parents. And that crap needs to stop. We send them to school to learn to read and write, not to be indoctrinated in politics or groomed sexually. pic.twitter.com/iIOi1L1UAp
— Afewcrayonsshort (@afewcrayons) May 20, 2023
— 🌈 Tess T. Eccles-Brown, PhD – she/they 🇺🇦 (@TTEcclesBrown) May 19, 2023
The blessing of Covid let us see what our kids were being taught, so NO.
— Lori Mills (@LoriMills4CA42) May 20, 2023
Slow down, @SecCardona, your word choices are inappropriate, divisive and, frankly, inflammatory
If teachers know what is best for their STUDENTS, then why can’t two-thirds of students read at the low-expectation of grade level, proficiently? 🤔 #SoldaStory #ReadingCrisis
— Marilyn Muller ~ #LiteracyIsEquity (@1in5advocacy) May 20, 2023
My kids are my kids. They are their teachers’ *students*
BIG DIFFERENCE. What a creepy, inappropriate message.
— Sarah Beth Burwick (@sarahbeth345) May 19, 2023
They're testing the waters. To see who among us will take a stand and push back, and how many are ready willing and able to outsource their parenting to the state.
— Nick Givas (@NGivasDC) May 20, 2023
“We must trust teachers.” https://t.co/PwyKU3fJXu pic.twitter.com/CmlS9y6EbF
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) May 20, 2023
And after he does all that, he should move to Ontario where his Upside Down ideologies will fit right in.
— Cecelia (@Ceceliaism) May 19, 2023
“We must trust teachers” https://t.co/V3MbJToLNb
— Hester Prynne (@TheHesterPryne) May 19, 2023
You’re telling me to trust this teacher?
I’m going to say… no. pic.twitter.com/H4SEWJIPkZ
— TimOnPoint (@TimOnPoint) May 19, 2023
I don't trust anyone who tries to tell children they can subvert biological reality.
I don't trust people who make kids sit still for hours at a time.
I don't trust people who keep lowering standards & STILL can't help kids to meet the benchmarks.
THEY'RE NOT YOUR CHILDREN
— Orietta Rose 🇺🇲 (@dess_ri) May 19, 2023
…of teachers indoctrinating kids into communists, leftwing domestic terrorists, climate extremists, & I’ve seen enough of teachers siccing the FBI on anyone who dares to question any of it.
No, we absolutely SHOULD NOT trust teachers, under any circumstance. Trust Abused = Lost
— Harold Finch (@HaroldWren11) May 20, 2023
— Danielle (@daniellemerrim1) May 20, 2023
Including yours truly.
Everything is wrong with this statement. OUR children are not the teachers', ever. And no, I don't think we can trust green and blue haired, tattooed, body pierced "teachers" who push gay porn on children in the classroom. Respect for teachers is gone. https://t.co/qTzn3v6xpe
— Fuzzy Slippers (@fuzislippers) May 20, 2023
On the bright side, this overreach by the radical left is already backfiring, as even fellow leftists—from Gays Against Groomers to Andrew Sullivan and beyond—are pushing back against these attacks on our great country’s children. From their truly evil chemical and surgical mutilation and castration/sterilization of minors to pushing literal kiddie porn in schools, they have roused a sleeping giant. The silent majority is silent no more, not when they come for our children.
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The charm of arrogant, condescending communists is SSOOOO captivating!!
Listen to me, Miguel, my reply is NO. We are not buying what you are selling. Have fun maintaining buildings void of students and having to deal with teacher layoffs.
Keep your filthy minds away from our children and the future of America
I wonder if our Secretary of Education drives a white Econoline, buys candy in bulk, and keeps losing his puppy?
You are a baaaaad man,
I like that about you.
The education secretary is promoting child abuse. It is the right thing to do to get away from him and his ‘teachers’. However they still remain free to abuse all the kids who have no other alternatives.
“. Even one-room school houses on the prairie and elsewhere taught reading, writing, and arithmetic ”
The eighth grade final exam from Salina, KS 1895.
I was thinking the same thing!
And Laura Ingalls’ school exposition in the book _Little Town on the Prairie_. there is not a college graduate I have ever met who knew that much in her/his head.
And the one-room school teachers were directly hired by the town in which they taught. Local accountability, little bureaucracy.
I’ve long said that if you can bring schooling back down to a community level, then “public” once again becomes local control. And “community” is NOT defined as someplace like Dallas or Chicago or New York City. It’s not even defined by the boroughs in NYC. They are still much too large to be a community. Get it down to the people an individual school serves – preferably under 500 students – and the parents can control it and have taught what they desire their children to learn (or not).
Someone, anyone. Remind me why we still have a Dept. of Education.
To funnel federal money to the teachers unions, of course. What did you think it was for?
The Dept of Ed is a useful as a vehicle for funding schools in impoverished areas. It’s not talked about much, but the days of poor inner-city neighborhoods having woefully underfunded schools went away with the No Child Left Behind Act, thanks to direct federal funding for those schools.
I mean, the schools still suck, but now we can be sure it’s not for lack of funding.
Fine. but, what about the feedstock (incoming children) those sucky schools get? Do they even know their colors or how to count to 25 when they come in the door? Do they know their own address or name of their guardian or parent?
In my working days, my work took me into rural school districts in places like the Ozarks that had broken-down schools, ancient furniture, and – in the 21st century – still showed the kids films on 16mm projectors because all that federal funding went to “inner city” (read “black”) schools, not where it was actually needed. Some of these kids were dressed in torn jeans that were torn because they were torn, not because they were $250 “poverty chic” bought at Forever 21. Yet, many if not most of these kids seemed to be eager students, and – in science classrooms – teachers asked what I was doing. If I was ahead of schedule, I’d talk to the kids about lighting, and real energy conservation. They sucked up these semi-lectures like vacuum cleaners.
Cut to Jackson TN. In the mostly-white schools, same thing. The predominantly black schools, it was dead stares into space, “evil eye” at me then a looonnnggg look at my iPad.
All the “multi-media centers”, pro-quality football stadia, and and computer labs are for nought when either the students aren’t worth it or they tear the place up.
So many believe funding is an answer. It really isn’t. Dedicated teachers, parents who care, and students wanting to learn are the three biggest factors by far.
The Rand Corporation did a study. Minority kids had better resources in white dominate districts than minorities in minority controlled ones even thought more money given.. Read “The Thread That Runs so True”…. about a single room school that yearly trounced big schools in scholastic competition. Take a regular school test from 100 years ago and see how poorly the schools can be today. Schools are now social holding pens run by the Rules of “Animal Farm”. The minority rule is that no one should excel … makes the rest look bad.
Because it’s “important” and should therefore be funded by a giant bureaucracy in DC where all the money is printed. And because that removes all the control from the peasants.
The educators created a system where they get to decide what qualifies as education, and create the means to indoctrinate their captive audiences with anti-human principles. That because they learn how to teach, they are most qualified to decide what to teach, especially morality to the children and the rest of us.
Many are simply intolerant activists and nitwits that must use coercion over persuasion. These are the often the most radical because they are the most removed from reality and actual human existence. They lack empathy and are oblivious to human suffering, outside their own spheres.
Their ideas about children are not to be trusted, not even remotely. Their children are exempt of course.
We must have trust worthy teachers.
The must not teach BS to our children.
If they cannot be trusted they must be replaced.
Amen. Of course, I always wonder, by what means can that be done?
And a good start is replacing them with the child’s own parents.
Homeschool if you can. (And a lot more can than think so.)
What a Biden Administration clown.
His timing — telling us to trust teachers, two weeks after Randi Weingarten tries to gaslight America by continually insisting she said the exact opposite of what we all remember her saying — is Joe-perfect.
Meanwhile, Libs of Tik Tok hasn’t at all been hurting for material.
I think I’ll take a hard pass on your “must”-ache, Miguel.
There does seem to be a level of coordination in pushing this BS in the near term. Maybe bad poll data showing folks have lost faith in ED establishment? Especially at budget negotiation time?
The ranks of teachers are filled with mentally unstable Trannies and Cultural Marxists who want to indoctrinate America’s children.
Is it just me, or does Randi Weingarten look A LOT like Miguel Cardona dressed up in drag?
At this point I must blame the parents. If a crazed individual is beating your child, your response should not be to lobby for better social conditions to make such aggression less likely. Your response should be to immediately rescue your child and bring him to safety.
Most of the parents whom I’ve seen speaking up at school committee meetings do not look desperately poor. Some are in wealthy communities. These modern, overweight Americans drive around in enormous SUVs, gorge themselves, in granite countertop kitchens, and take luxury vacations. They should live a little less large and cough up the money to send their children to carefully vetted private or religious schools. There is no time for reform to help their actual children. They need to stop being greedy and sacrifice. It isn’t fair, but that’s what a real parent must do. Agitate for reform, but save your own child in the meantime.
I am going to say something that will be unpopular, but is borne our by my experience. An awful lot of parents don’t want to spend more than a little time with their kids. Look at social media towards the end of any school break and see it flooded with some version of “I’m so ready for school to start again.” It’s sad. Outside of really blue, insane areas, the “school” problems aren’t so much school problems as societal problems showing up at school.
I see the same thing in a different way: the parent or parents hand their young children a small fame toy, or a smartphone with a noisy,blinkety-blink game, and then ignore them. Regular LI-ers have read my previous comments on this.
Yes. Some digital resources are quite good for learning. Mostly, that’s not what kids are on. It’s just a way to distract the kids so they don’t realize their parents don’t care enough about them to spend time with them.
A response to EHH’s comment and to the subsequent ones:
Somewhere along the way to our incredible prosperity in today’s America, children became a fashion accessory instead of posterity. A combination of things, but a lot to do with the nihilism of Progressivism – you’re an accident, there’s no debt to future generations, the machinery of society going on without overwatch (rule by experts), etc.
In all of this, some ever-growing number of parents (being raised by the last generation, where this was also happening, but less so, etc.) does not view children as their legacy, their offering to future generations, their means of keeping their family heritage going. And the constant drumbeat of exactly the sort of stuff this bureaucrat is spouting – you must send your kids to school or they will end up ignorant and in misery (or the military /eyeroll/ ) – tells parents they have to hand their kids off to an expert who studied in school for this. Because raising kids is hard.
Of course, in the process, society also worked more and more toward presentism – the now is where it’s at, and everything before is meaningless – which threw out the wisdom of all previous generations. Parents no longer turned to their parents for advice, but to “experts” in magazines and places like school.
And, so, parents slowly, over generations, abdicated their part as parents.
We used to lament the lack of participation of parents in their children’s education. But as progressivism took deeper and deeper root among the “educators” that became a feature, not a bug.
And a Brave New World emerges.
Hey Miguel. A very large number of YOUR children are running feral. Please do pick them all up and teach them how to respect other people and their rights and property. Oh? You’re not going to do that? Why not? BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT YOUR KIDS, right? Lying sack of garbage. Sit down, STFU and RESIGN.
Why would he do that? That joker believes in neither the rights nor the property of others.
First they moved kindergarten from a half-day to a full-day program.
Then they made it mandatory.
Then they reduced recess time to once a day or less.
Then they made the First Grade Curriculum the Kindergarten Curriculum.
Then they eliminated nap-time for kindergarteners.
Then they instuted stanardized testing for Kindegarteners.
The advice of Pediatricians and Developmental Psycholigsts were ignored in all of these decisions.
I have to say that had parents advocated more for their childrens’ well-being back then, perhaps we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Slippery slope and all of that.
Elementary school is basically a big progression of developmentally inappropriate concepts ensuring the majority of kids don’t learn their fundamentals properly and are thus handicapped.
Secretary of Trans/ucation.
Almost daily we read about teachers who are perverts.Would you trust a pervert with anyone let alone your kids?
I wouldn’t even trust them with my airline baggage.
You know who else is with these children every day, including Saturday and Sunday plus the summer? The parents.
“We must trust teachers”
First, the teachers must be trustworthy.
Just like respect, you don’t get trust without earning it.
Teachers know what is best for their kids because they are with them every day.
They are not “your” kids. And you do NOT know what is best for them. And that you are with them “all day” is a bug, not a feature.
Buy everyone you know a copy of Brave New World and ask them to read it.
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