As Twitchy reported, after the election of Gov. Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, there were a lot of hot takes about “parents’ rights” — Juan Williams said parents’ rights was just code for “white race politics.” The next bogeyman for the Left is “curriculum transparency,” or having teachers post their lesson plans online for (white, suburban) selfish parents to review. NBC News recently did a piece on how “conservative activists” were butting up against “free speech advocates” who warned curriculum transparency would only lead to more censorship of teachers.
The ACLU retweeted NBC’s story and wants everyone to know that these bills are thinly veiled attempts to chill the free speech of teachers.
Curriculum transparency bills are just thinly veiled attempts at chilling teachers and students from learning and talking about race and gender in schools. https://t.co/EqKN4EGX3m
— ACLU (@ACLU) January 21, 2022
We’ve seen our share of crazy-eyed teachers pop up on TikTok saying they’ll just ignore any laws their states pass against incorporating critical race theory into their lesson plans, like having students play “Identify Your Privilege” Bingo. Yes, why not segregate kids into privileged and oppressed camps?
The ACLU’s tweet just falls back on the lazy argument that opposing critical race theory means you don’t want slavery taught in history class.
What are you afraid the parents might see? 🤔
— Purrl, the Real Oak Island Treasure (@AmericanPurrl) January 21, 2022
Hot anti-democracy take from @ACLU here
— 彭斯主席 (@tinfw) January 21, 2022
ACLU coming across a bit groomery
— Coopie Bastard (@CoopieBastards) January 21, 2022
What happened to you?
— Langdon Alger (@expatanon) January 21, 2022
The ACLU comes out against… *checks notes*… government transparency?
— Libertarian Party NH (@LPNH) January 21, 2022
"civil liberties" organization comes out against government transparency
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) January 22, 2022
Opposing curriculum transparency means the leftist education machine and the ACLU has something to hide.
— BTownBoiler 🍊 (@BTownBoiler) January 21, 2022
If you have to keep what you're teaching secret…you're probably not teaching correctly.
Parents are the first and primary educators of their children. This is a fundamental truth.
— Brian Knotts (@brianknotts) January 21, 2022
Opposition to curriculum transparency bills is a not-at-all-veiled attempt to keep parents and taxpayers in the dark about what our government-run schools are teaching.
If you can't defend it publicly, you shouldn't be teaching it.
— John Fenton (@jhfenton) January 21, 2022
We talked about gender and race when I was in school, it was never avoided. It’s when it deviated from “treat your fellow man as an equal, regardless of where they’re from” that people started to want to know what’s being taught in schools.
— Ricepaddieslave (@Sorsmanet) January 22, 2022
This is a giant assumption. Many parents have been fighting for curriculum transparency for years, myself included, and it has nothing to do with race or gender but competency in planning and execution of an academic goal. Turns out there was no academic goal.
— Shireen Qudosi (@ShireenQudosi) January 22, 2022
If the teachers are supposed to be talking about algebra, that's a good thing.
— Fred Mitchell Dump (@DumpFred) January 22, 2022
We’ve already told you how the Seattle public schools math curriculum looks at issues like “power and oppression” and “resistance.”
“This is just our little secret, don’t tell your parents”
— Duncan (@duncanm) January 21, 2022
This is transparent-phobic.
— Bear With Me (@skinnycoolkid) January 22, 2022
You had an opportunity to be correct on this issue and yet you somehow found a way to blow it.
— Center Left Normie Educator (@bkrugbytight) January 21, 2022
This is the dumbest thing you've tweeted in a good long while, ACLU. Take a bow.
— Torrey M. Spears 🇺🇸 (@torreymspears) January 21, 2022
Delete your organization
— DuncanDowntown (@DuncanDowntown) January 21, 2022
Sorry, but the tide is turning away from the CRT grifters and back toward parents.
NBC News: Free speech advocates warn that posting lesson plans online could lead to more censorship in schools https://t.co/lEBJqLbRRm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 20, 2022