Huntsville City Schools teacher Andy Blalock, Republican candidate for Alabama’s open fifth congressional district seat, on Wednesday called for the “end of radicalization” in public schools.
As a member of Congress, the North Alabama educator pledged that he would propose curriculum reforms that require annual instruction of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to primary and secondary education students.
Blalock advised that modern education had left children without an understanding of the nation’s founding.
“We are experiencing a moment in time when our very democracy the founding fathers gave their life to create is at stake,” declared the congressional hopeful in a release. “Corrupt politicians, mainstream media, and the woke left are rewriting our history. Our children don’t know the intent or the meaning of our constitution. That’s wrong. We have lost sight of the vision our founding fathers had in mind. I am going to change that.”
He added, “It is time we include the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in school’s course of study for every grade level nationwide,” Blalock said. “We re-teach the scientific method every year! Why not these principles that define America?”
Additionally, Blalock stated his intentions to work with congressional colleagues to ensure that public schools were held accountable for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the school day.
“Kneeling on the field during the Pledge of Allegiance is a direct consequence of stripping these principles from our public education classrooms,” he proclaimed. “All over America we hear of a school who omits the Pledge of Allegiance from their school’s daily routine. We are teaching kids that it is okay to disrespect our country, and it is bleeding into our justice system as they become adults. If we are to reduce crime in this country we must do better in education.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL