Unthinking Majority wrote:If your children were in a public high school school would you think it's perfectly fine for a teacher or dept. to remove any books with positive references to Marx or any author teaching any kind of social justice/civil rights/feminist or leftwing type perspective?
This is literally what is being done right now in states where CRT is banned.
Since I do not supprt the current censorship, you already know my answer.
Would you be ok if a class that every year had the children read the book "Roots" (on the plight of black slaves) or Uncle Tom's Cabin had a conservative teacher/dept tweet that they "proudly" removed that book from the curricula? And replaced it with Atlas Shrugged or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion?
Again, teachers are allowed to choose which books are on a curriculum. This is not censorship. If some teachers decided to change curricula like this, it would simply be another day in North America, since this is quite common.
Is it censorship? Technically I don't know, nor is that relevant, I'm not arguing definitions. Is it politically motivated manipulation of student education and indoctrination by the state and inappropriate? Yes.
No, it is not censorship.
Yes, that is relevant, since you are trying to argue that both sides are trying to indoctrinate kids, and this is not true.
No, it is not indoctrination by the state since it is only one teacher who has no state power, while it is legislators, governors and AGs who are using state power to shut down any dissent about race in schools.
Yes some if not many curricula have implicit political activism in them, and they shouldn't. It's state propaganda. The government isn't paid by taxpayers to brainwash their children with the chosen politics or morals of the state. You see it in southern rightwing states, you see it in more liberal jurisdictions.
Sometimes it's not possible to be 100% objective, but the goal should be to reduce that subjectivity as much as possible. Teachers are paid to teach, not indoctrinate.
Then you must want to get rid of schools entirely if you wish to have no indoctrination.