Parental rights bills are ‘how wars start’

Randi Weingarten, union boss of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), said parental rights bills such as the one recently enacted in Florida are “how wars start”.

“That notion — we’ve been very lucky in America, and we’ve been living in a bubble in some ways for a long time,” the president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union said on the April 14 episode of The Rick Smith. Show – a pro-union left-wing talk show. “That’s propaganda. That’s disinformation. That’s how wars start. That’s how hate starts.

The AFT has been a consistent opponent of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and parental rights bills across the country. He has also been instrumental in shutting down schools and enforcing mask mandates throughout the coronavirus pandemic, leaving children with significant physical, social and mental issues.

Florida and other states have passed laws that give parents better access to school programs and information about their children, as well as easier ways to request information from schools.

In what appears to be a face-saving attempt to take an anti-parenting stance, Weingarten told Fox News, “Educators welcome parental involvement in schools because our children do better when teachers, parents and carers work together.”

She went on to refer to the parents’ movement that has won electoral successes across the country as “vocal minorities,” attempting to delegitimize parents’ concerns about school curriculum and policies.

“We have a lot to do to help children recover and thrive this year after two years of an unprecedented pandemic,” Weingarten continued. “So rather than help us help our children socially, academically and emotionally, these vocal minorities want to marginalize LGBTQ children, censor teachers and ban books.”

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It’s unclear which books she’s referring to, but the most important books the Tories are seeking to remove from schools are lawn boy by Jonathan Evison and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, which feature depictions of pornography and pedophilia.

Breccan F. Thiès is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.


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