Pennsylvania Republican state Rep. Will Tallman, is the author of a bill that would ban teachers from talking about modern-day civics, politics and public affairs in the classroom.
The legislation, called the “Teacher Code of Ethics,” reflects the pronounced liberal slant in education today, but it takes an opposite direction from what some propose, which is the making civic mandatory for students who have little knowledge of the principles behind the founding of America or how government works.
In effect, the bill would make politics and personal views a thing of the past, Fox News reported.
According to the network, the proposal would prohibit public schoolteachers in both elementary and secondary schools from endorsing, supporting, or opposing any the following:
– Candidate or nominee for public office or any local, state, or federal official, regardless of whether such official is elected or appointed;
– Local, state, or federal legislation or regulation, regardless of whether such legislation or regulation is pending, proposed, or enacted;
– Local, state, or federal court case or judicial action, regardless of whether such court case or judicial action is pending, proposed, or decided;
– Pending, proposed, or final executive action by any local, state or federal executive branch agency;
– Activities that hamper or impede the lawful access of military recruiters to school property;
– Activities that hamper or impede the actions of a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency;
– Introduce into class any controversial subject matter that is not germane to the topic of the course being taught; or
– Advocate for any issue that is part of a political party platform at the national, state, or local Level.
Tallman sent a memo to his fellow lawmakers seeking their support to put an end to “political or ideological indoctrination.”
“Our K-12 school teachers should not be using their classroom time spent on political or ideological indoctrination,” the memo read. “Doing so takes time away from instruction in the academic foundation subjects of mathematics, science, English, history, and civics, and prevents our students from receiving a high-quality public education for careers in the global, high-tech economy.”
Given the state of liberal indoctrination in schools today, the ides had lots of support online.
Here’s a sampling of reactions from Twitter:
We don’t need teachers political views
— Mandie Whittemore (@Msgasunshiner) September 20, 2018
It would help students. If they want to discuss an election they should do it in a non-biased way.
— Ben Snow (@BenSnow57) September 20, 2018
I like the ban…can any of us “boomers” remember any political endorsements when we were in school? I don’t.
— prakteka (@prakteka) September 20, 2018
A good teacher should never take political sides while in the classroom. Children deserve to hear the arguments in an unbiased way and the right to make their own decisions.
— Dirk Kraushaar (@Dekraut) September 20, 2018
Teachers are not there to advise children on how to think, teachers are overwhelmingly left and the kids don’t need to hear there biased opinions
— Kit Cat aka Kit Dog (@dwgordon52) September 20, 2018
I agree with it, teachers aren’t supposed to push there personal agenda on kids let the kids make up their own mind.
— David (@deerhunterinGA) September 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Rep Proposes Bill To Ban Political Talks In Schools https://t.co/XTOlvnmggM Great idea! I know from personal experience that Leftist teachers often indoctrinate impressionable kids in schools and shame them for having different opinions.
— Ron Thomas (@ronthomasaz) September 20, 2018
Not that there wasn’t disagreement from the same crowd that supports NFL players disrespecting the national anthem while representing their employers on the field of play, spinning it into a “right to protest” narrative.
I’d never share my politics / feelings w/ students, but I’d openly defy this law EVERY SINGLE DAY b/c #socialstudies is the study of policy, proceedings, & people. When Rep. Tallman retires, I’ll invite him to class to take part in the fun. Thurs we debate Confederate Monuments. https://t.co/QKZTASEHQi
— Mr. Jake Miller (@MrJakeMiller) September 19, 2018
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