Left-wing college teachings make inroads in K-12 schools, shaping minds with controversial ideology

July 6, 2023

By Quinn Weimer

As the subject of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continues to embroil the nation in an education civil war, scenes of school board meeting brawls and debates have become commonplace. When it’s on a TV screen, it’s easy to imagine the issue far away from reality. After all, people are constantly assured that Critical Race Theory and its ilk are only reserved for university settings and a couple of radical public school districts.

But what people fail to remember is that universities and college prep agencies have had their claws in K-12 public schools for decades.

From Advanced Placement for high schoolers to summer camps for all ages, universities make a major impact on students in their respective communities. While these programs are often optional, there has been an upwards trend in racial and gender ideology topics being introduced to minors through universities and college affiliates.

Former Indianapolis Public Schools Science Curriculum Coordinator and current Daily Signal investigative journalist Tony Kinnett shared his opinion on Advanced Placement content with AIM.

“With the organizations running AP curriculum (College Board), and the colleges they are meant to prepare students for putting ever more emphasis on the value of a person’s skin color and sexual preferences, it was inevitable that they stuffed their courses with unnecessary activist tripe. When I was in the classroom and later the administration office, I found that AP curriculum—which was supposed to be the best of the best, was often the worst of the worst. It wastes students’ time with meaningless tasks and useless narratives.”

With the focus on college-led high school classes shifting to DEI, students are getting less time to actually study their chosen subject. If parents look at what the organizations and universities supplying their kids’ advanced courses are fighting for, then they may think twice before enrolling their children in these classes. 

The sole proprietor of AP curriculums, College Board, fought Florida Gov. Ron Desantis on the rejection of their African American studies course, according to The Hill. With injections of gender and queer ideology, the state rejected the pilot course because it “lacks educational value.”

The College Board then apologized for “not immediately denouncing the Florida Department of Education’s slander, magnified by the DeSantis administration’s subsequent comments, that African American Studies ‘lacks educational value.’”

To which the governor fired back, “The College Board was the one that in a Black studies course, put queer theory in. Not us,” he said. “They were the ones that put in intersectionality, other types of neo-Marxism into the proposed syllabus, and this was the proposed course. So our Department of Education looked at that and said, ‘In Florida, we do education, not indoctrination,’ and so that runs afoul of our standards.”

 Places like the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Evansville in Indiana, which are holding “pride camps” for middle and high school students, have unfettered access to children’s minds both on and off campus under the guise of advanced programs. Advanced or not, high schoolers are still, for the most part, children prone to influence. 



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