Today is Family (Secrets) Friday at my blog.
Yes, I know, "Homeschool or Die"--but this legislation strikes at the heart of the pernicious philosophy that turned public education into the unacceptable option that drove so many parents to pursue home-schooling in the first place.
Here's a summary of HB 377, which Idaho's Governor Brad Little signed into law this week:
“No public institution of higher education, school district, or public school, including a public charter school, shall direct or otherwise compel students to personally affirm, adopt, or adhere to any of the following tenets:
(i) That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior;
(ii) That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; or
(iii) That individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin.”
Similar push-backs are occurring in Oklahoma and Texas.
If you are wondering how Wokeism (aka Critical Theory) came to infect and then dominate the corporate world, media (or do I repeat myself?), public policy, and education, here's an excellent treatment of the subject by James Lindsay. (*1)
(*1) Do take the opportunity to follow "The Grievance Studies Affair" link embedded in that article: Nobody is having MORE FUN than folks fighting back against the cultural rot!