Poll shows parents concerned over politicization, safety in public schools | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. The author of this post is David Bass.

    A new Civitas poll shows that North Carolina parents are concerned about the safety of students in the classroom and the politicization of public schools.

    Seventy-two percent of parents surveyed said classroom instruction has become more political in the last five years. That concern was bi-partisan, with 84% of Republicans saying they were worried, 69% of Independents, and 67% of Democrats.

    As for who is to blame for the increase in politicization, 41% said both political parties are equally responsible, while 29% put the blame on Democrats and 14% on Republicans.

    "Growing numbers of Americans are beginning to think of classrooms as places of indoctrination, infested with politics. That's a sharp criticism of public education," said Dr. Bob Luebke, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation.

    Forty-seven percent reported agreeing with the statement that "teachers share their personal beliefs in the classroom in an attempt to influence the beliefs of their students," compared to 35% who disagreed.

    For a solution, a plurality of parents - 36% - chose requiring "teachers to show no preference for certain ideas." Twenty-seven percent said that certain topics should be prohibited in the classroom, 17% said teacher lesson plans should be published online, and 12% said there should be cameras in classrooms.

    Forty-five percent of parents say too much time is spent teaching about sexual preference and gender identity. That holds especially true for Republicans, Independents, rural, and suburban parents, and parents between the ages of 35 and 64.

    Asked to rank the biggest challenges facing public schools, 19% said teacher shortages and lack of staff, 14% unsafe schools, 12% the politicization of schools, 11% inappropriate topics on sexual orientation and gender fluidity, and 10% a lack of support and respect for teachers.

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With the Midterm Elections less than one week away: What do you consider the top issues that you will be voting on to be corrected by your better representation?
  Education
  Crime
  Big Government getting Bigger
  Biden /Democrat controlled Spike in Energy Cost
  Inflation created by Legislation of Majority in Power
  Gender Reassignment
  Corrupted Bureaucratic /Service (DOJ, FBI, etc.) Institutions
  Abortion
  Discredited Legacy Media
  Ending the Corruption of Dishonest Politicians
  Corruptive Influence of Social Media
  Wide Open Southern Border
333 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
493 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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