Rod Dreher asks readers of The American Conservative if conservatives should leave public schools. Dreher points to “how little most parents know about what’s going on at their kids’ school regarding gender ideology,” as a sign that parents need to take a closer look at whether or not public school is right for their children. He writes (abridged):
This week, I read an advance copy of an upcoming (August) book titled Get Out Now: 7 Reasons To Pull Your Child From Public Schools Before It’s Too Late.
I can’t emphasize strongly enough how little most parents know about what’s going on at their kids’ school regarding gender ideology. If they don’t know what’s happening at their kids’ school, they surely don’t understand the nature of the broader cultural challenge it poses within American education.
On this front, Get Out Now is not fear-mongering, but truth-telling. It’s not alarmist; it’s realist. The book is filled with actual data and examples of the world as it is. If you don’t go along with the transgender madness, you will be a pariah, both within the school and in the public square (e.g., that local TV report) — and if you’re a teacher, you will lose your job. In The Benedict Option, I wrote about how Christians (and others) who don’t go along with the gender ideology revolution will not be able to work in professions it has conquered.
If you can afford to take your kid out of public school, why aren’t you doing it?
Maybe there’s a case to be made for remaining in your particular situation, but you need to make that case, if only to yourself, and be as honest as you can be.
Don’t assume that all Christian schools are the same here. And it would be a big mistake to put your kid into a conservative Christian school merelyas a strategy of avoidance. It’s not enough to run away from something bad. You have to be running towards something good.
If you aren’t teaching your children what is good, right, and true on sexuality and gender, they will ultimately absorb the values of the ambient culture.
Read more here.