- Verdant labs finds that 79% of teachers are Democrats.
- Teachers use the excuses of political correctness, teaching tolerance, and protecting the feelings of other students in order to propagate their own views and ideas.
- Their job is to educate the incoming generations, not indoctrinate them.
How Widespread is This and Why is it Such an Issue?
This issue is extremely widespread. Verdant labs finds that 79% of teachers are Democrats. That means nearly four fifths of teachers have liberal and left wing views. When we consider that most teachers believe it to be their job to educate students about morality and the world, the massive amount of liberal bias and indoctrination in schools comes as no surprise. It also seems to be evident that this is not coming from any particular part of the country. When I asked for students to send in their stories about liberal bias in the public school system, results came pouring in from all around the country, I have been able to share a few of those with you in this article. Stories repeatedly come out about teachers having biased tests, lessons, and teachings, but there are countless more incidents that never get any media attention. Textbooks are another major source of liberal bias. Nearly every textbook company used by schools, whether that be McGraw Hill, Pearson, or Scholastic has books that contain biased and liberal leaning content. The indoctrination of America’s youth by the public school system is a massive trend growing in nearly every American elementary, middle, and high school.
There are many articles, books, and websites dedicated to the indoctrination of college students, but indoctrination begins long before college. By college the seed has already been planted. Public school teachers have imbedded liberal views into the students and college professors can easily secure these beliefs. Students have two major influences, their teachers and their parents. Unfortunately many times parents do not talk about politics with their children, so students’ only major political influence comes from teachers, adults that students have been taught to trust, respect, and obey. This means that teachers have a tremendous responsibility to teach unbiased facts and to leave their own political views out of their teaching. Unfortunately this rarely happens and teachers are able to easily indoctrinate students.
Teachers use the excuses of political correctness, teaching tolerance, and protecting the feelings of other students in order to propagate their own views and ideas. There is only one word to describe what is happening and that is indoctrination. Teachers, administrators, and the school system as a whole are pushing liberalism and leftism onto the students and alienating students who don’t agree with their views. The school system needs massive reform. Teachers cannot be allowed to push their views onto students. Any textbook that clearly contains biased material must be thrown out. Administrators, teachers, and textbooks must be held to a higher standard because they are responsible for the future of our country. Their job is to educate the incoming generations, not indoctrinate them.
I haven’t always been a conservative. I bought into what my teachers, peers, and family members were saying, but through history, research, thought, and questioning, I formed my own opinions and beliefs to became a free thinker. I no longer took what was being told to me as correct and learned to think critically for myself.