President Trump said Friday that he is directing the Treasury Department to examine the tax-exempt status and funding of universities and schools that engage in “Radical Left indoctrination.”
His comments echo the concerns of many conservative Americans, who feel that public schools and colleges have largely become instruments for the indoctrination of children. This extends all the way from elementary schools to universities, where professors and administrators in many cases have shown hostility to right-wing students and donate overwhelmingly to Democrats.
“Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!” the president proclaimed.
Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2020
... and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2020
Though President Trump did not mention a specific issue that provoked his threats, his tweet came as teachers’ unions have expressed opposition to his calls to fully reopen schools in the fall.
Among the critical voices is the National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest teachers’ union, which has endorsed Joe Biden for president.
“Please under no circumstances take medical advice from Donald Trump or [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVos, especially when it comes to the health of your children,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told CNN. “This is a virus that kills people and Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are making a mockery of the danger that [teachers] would be in if you rush to this, if you do it wrong.”
President Trump threatened to “cut off funding” to schools that refuse to reopen. Betsy Devos Likewise said she is “very seriously” looking into cutting off funding to schools that don’t open.
“Kids have got to continue learning,” the education secretary said. “Schools have got to open up, there has got to be concerted effort to address the needs of all kids, and adults who are fear mongering and making excuses simply have got to stop doing it and turn their attention on what is right for students and for their families.”
It is the elderly, obese, and those whose immune systems are weakened due to health conditions for whom COVID-19 may be deadly, while the young and healthy — particularly school-age children — are generally not seriously affected by the virus. Nevertheless, the prevailing narrative from the media continues to be that having schools open back up could lead to catastrophic viral transmission rates.
This, despite the fact, that even the American Academy of Pediatrics says students should return to school in the fall.
But it isn’t just COVID-19 hysteria that threatens young people in American classrooms. As Alex Newman exposed in TNA's special report “Rescuing our Children,” public schools today are filled to the brim with globalist, socialist, anti-America, anti-Christian propaganda.
For example, young people in America today buy into causes like climate change and the LGBT agenda in ever-growing numbers due to being hammered with them repeatedly in class.
As Newman notes:
In an interview with Fox host John Stossel, terrified little schoolchildren admit they are worried global warming will kill them and flood their town. “What are you most worried will happen?” Stossel asks a classroom full of children who appear to be between six and eight. One little boy quickly responds: “We’ll all die!” The children then admit that they are being taught this by their teachers....
During the previous generation, using similarly manipulative tactics, government schools began preparing children to accept the homosexual agenda, including homosexual “marriage.” By the mid-1990s, teachers across America were introducing children as young as first grade to propaganda such as the film It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School, produced by two lesbians.
The Left also uses public schools as the ideal instrument for indoctrinating children with social justice ideology. Black Lives Matter has a sister organization, Black Lives Matter in School, which seeks to instill students with concepts such as “globalism,” “transgender affirming,” and “queer affirming.” NEA has already endorsed the program.
Communist China has also infiltrated American universities and public schools, in part, through Confucius Institutes, a pro-China propaganda program underwritten by the Chinese government.
In K-12 schools, Confucius Institutes depict China and its communist leaders as fun and exciting. And in the world of higher education, China has given millions in funding to American universities through the China Institute program. The colleges have failed to report much of this cash.
If schools insist on spending tax dollars on quackery instead of real learning, why shouldn’t they have their funding cut? In fact, all such federal funding should be cut anyway, since the U.S. government has no constitutional authority for funding or regulating education in America.
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