According to a new study conducted by CRC Research and acquired exclusively by the Daily Caller, an overwhelming majority of Americans think that “American public education systems are becoming overly politicized.”
According to the data, 81% of Americans believe that public schools are overly political. This poll was conducted from Oct. 20 to 23, only days prior to the actual National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – the Nation’s Progress Report — revealed that every state’s math results had decreased since 2019. Students in the fourth and eighth grades saw the greatest reduction in test scores ever recorded.
Sixty-one percent of the 1,600 likely voters questioned nationwide reject measures that would broaden the definition of child mistreatment to include parents who don’t acknowledge their child’s gender identity disorder. Forty-six percent of respondents “strongly reject” the proposal.
This information was gathered after it was revealed that Virginia Democrats planned to propose a bill in 2020 that would broaden the state’s definition of child mistreatment to also include parents who don’t completely support their child’s gender identification.
When asked if a candidate’s position on education issues was critical for the November 8 midterm election, 85% of participants answered yes. 45 percent of the respondents felt the issue is “somewhat important,” and 40 percent said it is “extremely important.”
According to Alleigh Marré, president of Freedom to Learn Action, schools are stressing activism over traditional academic curricula including mathematics and English, which is causing parental frustration.
“Pandemic government regulations and the awareness that many school systems are favoring activist curricula over academics have driven parents to an extent that is only now becoming fully realized, with education climbing to a top level priority for a large majority of voters,” Marré said.
“Parental rights have always been at the forefront of practically every education-related policy choice,” Marré remarked. “Most recently taking the form of schools leaving parents out of gender identity-related discussions regarding their minor children, or legal initiatives that threaten felony or misdemeanor charges on parents that are not thought to be appropriately affirming in those conversations. This position is, predictably, immensely unpopular.”