U.S. Education System, Led by Education Secretary Cardona, Pursues ‘Woke’ Curriculum

The push to implement far-left propaganda in the American education system is not only being promoted by teachers’ unions and individual school districts, but even by the U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona himself, according to Fox News.

Cardona’s push for such policies dates back to before his confirmation as Secretary of Education, when he was still serving as the Education Commissioner of Connecticut. In a newly-unearthed email from 2019, Cardona is recorded as saying “We need teachers behind this wave of our curriculum becoming more ‘woke,’” using a word that has since become synonymous with far-left stances on social and cultural issues, including anti-White racism.

The context of the email involved Cardona drafting a class on “black and Latino studies,” which would be mandatory for all public school students in Connecticut by 2022.

When asked about the email, which was uncovered via a Freedom of Information Act request, a spokesperson for the Department of Education said that “under the leadership of Secretary Cardona, the Department of Education remains committed to advancing educational equity and ensuring that we prioritize, replicate, and invest in what works for all students, not just some.”

The new revelations about the country’s highest-ranking education official come amidst a wave of similar efforts at the state and local levels, with various teachers’ unions and school districts pushing for similar policies.

One of the most prominent examples is Loudoun County, Virginia, where parents organized to protest against the district’s efforts to implement the far-left conspiracy known as Critical Race Theory as part of the district’s curriculum. After repeatedly and publicly criticizing the theory, which claims that America is a fundamentally racist nation and that all White people are inherently racist, several members of the Loudoun County Public School board openly called for the doxxing of parents who were involved in the anti-Critical Race Theory effort, as well as the firing of any staff members who opposed the propaganda.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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