Democrats in both houses of Congress are preparing to unveil parallel resolutions that will condemn efforts to ban far-left books from public schools, including ones that contain pornographic material and incite racial hatred.
As reported by Politico, the symbolic effort by congressional Democrats has already been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). In recent years, remote learning as a result of the coronavirus has greatly increased parents’ awareness of overtly political materials that children are being taught in public schools.
As a result, multiple grassroots efforts by parental rights organizations have campaigned, mostly with success, to ban books that promote such concepts as transgenderism or Critical Race Theory (CRT). Some of the books include graphic novels that depict full, uncensored sexual intercourse between men in order to encourage children to consider becoming homosexual or transgender. Books focused on CRT actively teach White children to be ashamed of their skin color, and to apologize for past racial transgressions in which they had no part.
With pressure from teachers’ unions and far-left activists, Democrats in Congress are now trying to put pressure on local school boards to keep such books publicly available. Read more…