Parents have no idea what their children are actually being exposed to in the public-education system, starting in Kindergarten. In most states, children enrolled in public schools are required to attend 180 days per year for between 600 – 1080 hours depending on the grade level. For the majority of their waking lives, school-aged children are being socialized not by caring parents, but by their peers and worse, by state officials who have very different goals for your children than you do. While parents like to think they have the right to control the upbringing of their children, as both the 1st and 9th Circuit Courts have ruled, “that right does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door.”

And it’s what goes on behind school doors that parents should be most concerned with. In 2015, the California Legislature quietly passed Assembly Bill 329, otherwise known as the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). CHYA requires that K-12 public schools, including Charter schools, implement a teaching curriculum that denies fixed gender identities, affirms same-sex intimacy and encourages dangerous forms of sexual experimentation. The practical effect of CHYA and its program of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is to sexualize children, beginning in Kindergarten.

More recently, but expanding rapidly in the aftermath of widespread racial riots, an ideology called Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being introduced in school curriculums under names like “Ethnic Studies.” CRT paints a world where every human interaction must be understood through the prism of race, where there are only the “oppressed” and “oppressors.” America’s creed of E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”) is replaced with racial tribalism where members of different races are pitted against each other and their differences accentuated.

In the Soviet Union there was an oft told joke: “The future we know; it’s the past the keeps changing.” Critical Race Theory has led rapidly to the rewriting of America’s history. Taking their cues from publications like the 1619 Project, children are now being taught by public-school officials that America’s founding was not based on the rights and obligations as declared in the Declaration of Independence, but on America’s desire to maintain slavery.

Any one of these agendas served up to a child over the course of their education would seriously undermine the foundations of American society. Taken together, unless corrected, those foundations are virtually assured.  It is past time for parents to educate themselves, stand up, and protect their kids!