Drs. John Spaulding and Deborah Miller are calling on parents all over the United States to once again take up their responsibility to be involved in their communities. Diamond and Miller believe the best way to do this is to participate in local school board meetings, where parents are increasingly being shut out to prevent them from criticizing school curriculums.
Spaulding and Miller talked about civic involvement during the Nov. 22 episode of “America Unhinged” with Dr. John Diamond on Brighteon.TV. Spaulding was serving as the show’s guest host for the episode.
Miller, a Christian and a veteran educator, said most parents do not know that they have a responsibility and a right guaranteed by federal law to comment on the instructional materials used to educate their children.
According to Miller, many parents have “the mistaken notion that the public school system really has your child’s best interests at heart.”
“And so we have the mistaken belief that everything happening at school is for the good of our children, and that’s absolutely false,” she said. “Make no mistake, children are being indoctrinated aggressively and intentionally indoctrinated and not into ways of thinking that most conservative or traditional parents would think was best for either their child or society at large.”
Spaulding agreed and warned the viewers that the American left has a “death grip” on the public education system with the way they are easily indoctrinating children with their ideologies.
“The progressives, the Marxists, the leftists, however you want to call them, they have a death grip on our public education system,” said Spaulding. “They are choking the life out of our children by removing any sense of American civic duty, any sense of history.”
Spaulding pointed out that this trend most likely started with the campaign to remove any teaching of Christianity or Christian values in school. Miller agreed and pointed out that society has started to move away from embracing traditional Christian values, which created “a healthy, balanced, adjusted society.”
“But we went from celebrating Christian virtues and values, to tolerating them, to becoming intolerant, to now becoming actively opposed to,” said Miller.
Miller has identified a trend among those who do not want parents to be involved in school boards. According to her, many among the professional elite in the education sector believe that parents do not need to provide any input about what their children are being taught.
This is a trend that can be seen all around the country as school board officials prevent parents from exercising their civic right to comment on how their kids are being instructed.
Daniel Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, called school board meetings “battlegrounds” and claimed that school board officials are being abused.
In Saginaw County, Michigan, one parent was censored by the school board after expressing concerns about the school district’s draconian Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) policies and its teaching of critical race theory and anti-Christian health studies.
In the Carmel Clay School District in Indiana, the school board is not allowing parents who attend the meetings to comment. In Lee County, Florida, the school board is physically dragging people out of school board meetings to prevent them from participating.
Some school boards are going so far as to arrest parents who bring up topics the board considers too controversial for public discussions, such as COVID-19 lockdowns, mask mandates and critical race theory.
Many other school boards all over the country are acting with extreme hostility to parents exercising their civic duty to keep public schools that teach their children accountable. The only counter to this, Spaulding and Miller pointed out, is to continue participating en masse at school board meetings and elections. (Related: Parents united! Anti-critical race theory candidates for school board win big around the country in rejection of Marxist curriculum.)
“We need to rise up in unison and we need to speak very, very quickly, clearly and forcefully. We will not stop, we’re not going to sit down, you are not going to censor us, we are in charge of you, our elected representatives. And that goes all the way down to the school board,” said Spaulding.
“You work for us. You don’t work for Washington, you don’t work for the state legislature. You work for us.”
Watch the entire Nov. 22 episode of “America Unhinged” with guest host Dr. John Spaulding here:
“America Unhinged” with Dr. John Diamond airs Monday to Friday from 9-10 a.m. on Brighteon.TV.