‘School boards are the ones influencing what children are learning in federally funded schools, therefore they need to be filled with people who have our children’s best interests at heart’
October 31, 2022
COLUMBIA, S. C. — The midterm elections are only a week away, and as voters prepare to head to the polls to make their voices heard, Sheri Few, founder and president of United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), urges America’s eligible voters to be prepared to vote not only for federal or state officials but also for their local school board members.
“In November, voters all over America will go to the polls to elect their government representatives,” Few commented. “As always, a significant amount of money will be spent on political ads for U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, governor, and state legislature races. Down-ballot candidates for local school boards don’t typically spend a lot of money on campaigns and are often overlooked by voters who either won’t vote in these races, or they will choose a candidate unknown to them.
“What people don’t often think about is how vital it is to elect candidates for school boards who have the best interests of the child and the parents at heart. Outcomes of local school board elections this November are critical to protecting America’s children and our country’s freedom. Whether or not you have children or even grandchildren in government schools, school board elections will be the most important vote you cast on November 8!”
Few explained, “Government schools are assigning books that are pornographic in nature, teaching anti-American propaganda and Marxist critical theories. Without the consent of their family, government school children are being groomed, counseled, and even medicated to transition into a gender contrary to their biological gender.
“Even worse is a form of pedagogy known as Culturally Relevant Teaching. This is the umbrella to several critical theories: critical race theory, critical queer theory, critical feminist theory, critical gender theory, and critical religion theory. Teachers are being trained to embed Culturally Relevant Teaching into every subject at every grade level. This nefarious pedagogy separates groups of people and pits them against one another. White, heterosexual men of good socio-economic status who are also Protestant are viewed as oppressors while every other race and ethnicity, women, LGBTQ, and what is termed ‘minority religions’ are considered oppressed. This divisive view of American culture is harmful to the future of our country and threatens American freedom.”
Few continued, “USPIE’s recently released documentary, ‘Truth & Lies in American Education,’ is a journey into realizing what America’s children are being taught in government schools. The film features international journalist and author Alex Newman who points out that while there are a lot of important issues like abortion, the economy, and more, all these issues cut across education. He says, ‘If we lose on education, it doesn’t matter what else we win.’
“This important and timely film covers how critical race theory and other Marxist critical theories are embedded in America’s government schools. It addresses the sexualization of children with heavy transgender influences, and inaccurate, anti-American history.”
Few concluded, “It starts at the school boards. School boards are the ones influencing what children are learning in federally funded schools, therefore they need to be filled with people who have our children’s best interests at heart. The best tool we have in our toolbox for achieving this vision is local school board elections. Do your homework and know which candidates for school board in your community will work to restore truth and dispel lies in your local schools. Protecting children and our country’s freedom is dependent upon it.”
To hear more from Few about the importance of the upcoming school board elections, click here.
United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) is a nonprofit, nationwide coalition that seeks to return education to its proper local roots and restore parental authority over their children’s education by helping parents and local communities to escape federal and other national influences. It is the vision of USPIE to create a culture where parents, empowered with the authority to choose what and how their children learn, are the undisputed primary educators of their children, where local schools operate in support of families, and where education is unencumbered by federal mandates.