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A Courageous Teacher

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As George Will reports [2], Dana Stangel-Plowe just resigned her teaching position at an elite New Jersey primary school. Please watch her four-minute-long explanation.

And here’s more from George Will’s column:

Progressives, who are selectively aghast about “politicizing” education, do not object to those state and local governments that are mandating [3] the CRT indoctrination [4] that other governments are forbidding [5]. Would progressives object to legislatures’ banning the teaching of, say, creationism?

Or that the Earth is flat, which is about as defensible as the assertion (see the New York Times’s 1619 Project [6], which is being adopted in thousands [7] of schoolrooms) that the American Revolution was launched to protect slavery, after the November 1775 [8] British offer of freedom to slaves who fled to join the British army. This offer came [9], however, seven months after the battles of Lexington and Concord, which had been preceded by the Stamp Act (1765), the Boston Massacre (1770), the Boston Tea Party (1773), the British closure of the port of Boston (1774), the June 15, 1775, appointment of George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army, and the June 17 Battle of Bunker Hill.

Although John F. Kennedy ascribed this to Edmund Burke, it is unknown [10] who actually said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Never mind. A good woman has made this axiom vivid. Stangel-Plowe might be indicative of a wholesome nationwide infection of indignation among parents dismayed by political agendas occupying what should be K-12 instructional time in schools sodden with ideological conformity that stigmatizes independent thinking.

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