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Jessica Taylor: The war on educational freedom

Just under two months ago, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) drafted a letter to the Biden administration labeling a group of concerned and involved parents in Ohio “domestic terrorists.” This past week, the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) effectively ended their membership with the NSBA, and rightfully so, but we must not stop there. We must completely derail the woke left’s pedagogical agenda of attacking our schools and indoctrinating our children with Marxist ideologies. Parental rights in schools must be protected, educational freedom supported, and federal overreach reversed. We should stand up for students and parents, not systems.

As a mom of three public school students, as a conservative, and as an Alabamian, I have a vested interest in ensuring the success of our schools and the students they educate. Parents must have a voice in what is being taught to their children and should be allowed to question school leadership when they have a concern. It is the radical lunacy of the left to equate concerned parents with domestic terrorists, and it’s incumbent on all of us as conservatives and parents to stop their wokism in its tracks.

As parents, we are the last line of defense in protecting our children from the ongoing attempts by the left to indoctrinate the next generation of Americans into their broken view of the world and America’s place in it. As a conservative, I’ll never allow our kids to be brainwashed by a curriculum that evaluates their activism over their understanding.
Even with the forces at work in liberal media, in government, and in Congress, I find myself encouraged that the NSBA got scared enough of the grassroots movement to write such a silly letter. Parents across the nation are refusing to stand by and let the craziness continue.

As your senator, I will fight to make sure our children are safe from the woke left’s harmful and divisive propaganda and social engineering by fighting to remove Washington’s heavy hand in what students are taught and returning control back to the states and local authorities where it belongs. Alabama’s leaders are far better equipped for the job.
Federal overreach in education must be reversed and parental rights protected. The top down, Washington first approach to education has clearly met its match now that parents across Alabama and the great nation have raised their collective voices and said “ENOUGH!” Together, we will win the fight for our kids’ minds, intellects, and futures by ensuring they continue to learn about and have pride in America’s promise and its future. The United States is the land of opportunity and freedom for all. It is that shining beacon on the hill. May we never forget that and may we never back down from those who dare try to force falsehoods onto our children.

Jessica Taylor is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama