Parents didn’t start the fire

by Patrick McIlheran, director of policy at the Badger Institute

Parents didn’t start the fire

There is the “equity audit” ordered by the state Department of Public Instruction and performed by ICS Equity. The consultancy is run by two retired education professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Milwaukee who authored a book titled “Leading for Social Justice.”

The Eau Claire school district instructed its teachers that if children are afflicted with gender dysphoria — if a girl thinks she’s a boy, for instance — faculty shouldn’t tell parents, who “are not entitled to know their kids’ identities. That knowledge must be earned.”

The Elmbrook School District considered ICS Equity’s customary “equity non-negotiables,” which included “decentering whiteness” and hiring on the basis of race, before public pressure led the board to back off.

La Crosse helped sponsor a symposium on “white privilege.”

Madison seventh graders are being peddled the nonsensical claptrap of the “1619 Project,” which claims slavery is the ongoing central fact of American life.

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2 Responses to Parents didn’t start the fire

  1. pANTIFArts says:


    “and then they came for the children, but I am not a child, so I did nothing”…..
    -“Madison” Niemoller–



  2. Bill Cleary says:

    I just read this excellent article in an online blog called “Intellectual Takeout”.

    This article points out that many educators believe that parents are too backward and too dumb to raise their children. That the education system is far better equipped to know what our children should be learning in school.

    After reading this article and seeing how the education system is trying to rule over individual parents decisions I would like to posit the following for your consideration.

    If I as a parent fail to properly secure the best education possible for my child, my child is the only child that is affected. If the school system that my child and the children of many other parents fail to secure the best education possible for all of that school systems children, then all of those children are affected.

    Which would you prefer?

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