Let me warn you in advance. This will probably be almost stream-of-consciousness with little regard for run on sentences or grammar lapses. I'm mad. Maybe I'll clean up the copy later. Then again, maybe I won't!
This linked article reports yet another outrage with public schools usurping the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children.
The news stories -- as well as actions by parents -- tend to focus on the legal battles. Unfortunately, with so many liberal or so-called "progressive" judges infesting the courts, more often than not the courts back the schools. "Parents, what we teach your children is none of your business." It is truly an outrage, but what to do about it?
Obviously, a broad scale effort is needed. We need to get enough conservatives elected to Congress -- especially the Senate -- who will both make law and, in the Senate's case, confirm conservative judges who still believe that parents have the right to govern their families. We need to elect a genuine conservative president who will nominate the right people. We also need to preserve the right to homeschool. The same thing needs to be done on the state and local level. But there's another thing that must be done, and you don't hear much about it.
Conservative or traditionalist parents need to get elected to school boards. School boards and parents need to take control of the districts back from the administrators/professional "educators" who are adept at intimidating school boards (not to mention parents). Leftist administrators or superintendents need to be fired or not have their contracts renewed. Before hiring a new superintendent, the school boards need to cross examine them closely as to their philosophy. The same thing applies to teachers. The teachers' unions have a stranglehold on the system, and that needs to be broken. That will only happen if enough parents get involved, run for office, run for school board, become educators etc. The left spent decades taking over. It's too bad conservatives seldom show the same single-minded determination to pursue their goals.
And before someone starts screaming "unfair," let me remind you to look at how the leftist administrations and faculties at secular universities tend to treat conservative professors or students. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.