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GOP's stance on education

What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for ALL of its children.
John Dewey

The School and Society & The Child and the Curriculum

Introduction: A Reluctance to Adapt

GOP's stance on education

The Gop’s Stance on Education seems to defy reason. The special elections of 2023 in Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky all point to failed strategies for winning elections. Yet they continue to ideologically insist on turning back the clock to a time when people of color were segregated from the white population. A time when everybody knew their place.

Debriefing the Latest Election Losses

In the aftermath of recent election losses, the Republican Party’s steadfast commitment to maintaining its current education messaging is raising eyebrows. The Democrats gain ground by prioritizing pro-public school platforms. In light of the electoral setbacks, the GOP’s refusal to pivot suggests a determined reluctance to adapt to changing voter sentiments. This unwillingness to reassess their strategy raises critical questions about the party’s resilience in the face of evident electoral challenges.

GOP’s Stance on Education: Abortion or Education: A Diversionary Tactic?

Neal McCluskey’s suggestion that the GOP’s losses were predominantly driven by abortion issues rather than education policies. This view raises suspicions about the party’s strategic narrative. While abortion is undoubtedly a pivotal topic. Using it, however, as a diversionary tactic to deflect attention from the inadequacies of their education messaging. This intransigent stance suggests a lack of introspection by Republican strategists. Such diversionary tactics might hinder the GOP from genuinely addressing the root causes of their recent electoral setbacks.

GOP’s Stance on Education: A Cloak for Discrimination?

A closer examination of the term “Liberty” in Moms for Liberty reveals a potentially discriminatory undertone. The group’s advocacy for liberty may be a thin veneer for endorsing policies granting freedom only to specific demographics. The goal is meant to exclude those who do not conform to the implicit criteria of being white or Christian. This interpretation challenges the sincerity of the group’s commitment to genuine liberty for all.

Conservative Progress: A Questionable Claim

Lindsey Burke’s claim of “tremendous progress on education freedom” in the face of electoral defeats challenges the narrative of success. The recent Democratic victories in states like Kentucky, where Governor Andy Beshear campaigned on supporting public schools, suggest that voters may not view the GOP’s education policies as progress. This discrepancy between rhetoric and reality raises doubts about the effectiveness of the party’s current strategy.

Moms for Liberty: A Deceptive Name?

The rise of Moms for Liberty, ostensibly dedicated to parental rights in education, is marred by allegations of disruptive behavior. The spread of misinformation, and divisive stances, however, tell a different story. The Southern Poverty Law Center‘s characterization of the group as “hate and antigovernment.” This adds a layer of complexity to their rhetoric of liberty. The deceptive nature of the group’s name prompts questions about its true intentions. It seems that there is a misalignment with the principles it claims to uphold.

Deconstructing “Liberty”: A Veil for Discrimination?

Scrutinizing the term “Liberty” in Moms for Liberty suggests the group’s advocacy for liberty is a veiled strategy for bigotry. The focus on parental rights could be interpreted as granting liberty only to a specific demographic. In this case the diminishing white majority. While unsupported by evidence, it leads exclusion of the other. The group’s implicit criteria are supportive of white Christians. exclusively. This interpretation challenges the sincerity of the group’s commitment to genuine liberty for all.

Considering the Challenges

The GOP’s refusal to reassess its education messaging is troubling. Its association with groups like Moms for Liberty is cause for consideration. The party must urgently confront the failures of its current strategy and embrace a more nuanced approach to education policy and outreach. Without a willingness to adapt, Republicans risk becoming increasingly out of touch with the electorate and may find themselves on the losing side of future elections.

Strategic Shifts for the GOP’s Stance on Education: A Necessary Reevaluation Requires Courage to Step Away from One’s Dogma.

As Republicans grapple with setbacks in school board elections, particularly with candidates associated with Moms for Liberty, a reevaluation of strategic alliances becomes imperative. The observed negative impact on candidates aligned with the group underscores the urgency for the GOP to carefully reconsider its affiliations to maintain electoral viability. Ignoring the potential consequences of such associations risks alienating voters and perpetuating a strategy that has proven less effective than anticipated

Finally, What Makes the GOP Tick? GOP’s Stance on Education

In conclusion, the GOP’s unwavering commitment to its current education messaging and associations, especially with groups like Moms for Liberty, presents a critical challenge. To avoid further alienation from the electorate and potential electoral losses, the party must urgently confront the failures of its existing strategy. An adaptive approach, considering the evolving priorities of voters and reassessing affiliations with groups under scrutiny, is imperative for the Republican Party to remain relevant and competitive in future elections.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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