Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools—and What We Can Do About It (Hardcover)
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We’re used to assuming that politics stop at the classroom door. Those days are over.
Are your kids being indoctrinated in school?
Unfortunately, it’s increasingly likely. From “social justice” to critical race theory, and from advocacy and activism campaigns to planned “action weeks,” teachers and schools nationwide are abandoning neutrality in the classroom, embracing political agendas and partisan aims, and expecting students to get on board.
Meanwhile, students with doubts or misgivings decline to voice objections due to fears of lowered grades, impacted college recommendation letters, social ostracism, “cancellation,” public shaming, ridicule, and other formal and informal means of “correcting” them and making them toe the ideological line.
Is this what we want for our kids? Will this kind of “education” produce able citizens or independent thinkers capable of self-government?
The range of opinion has been narrowing in higher education for some time; now, heavy-handed thought constriction and chilled speech are choking our secondary, middle, and even elementary schools. The situation is dire—and America urgently needs a response.
This book provides the tools we need to confront and remove hidden agendas, to uproot and reject educational biases, and to restore balance and integrity to America’s classrooms.
It’s time to undoctrinate our schools!
About the Author
Bonnie Snyder, D.Ed. is Director of High School Outreach at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education—a nonpartisan, nonprofit whose mission is to defend constitutional freedoms on campus—and a former teacher, counselor, and professor.