Civics Education is a National Security Imperative
On April of this year, the FBI, under Director Christopher Wray appointed Scott McMillion as the bureau’s first Chief Woke Officer, then in August, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Girls Scouts. Why the MOU if not to promote the LGBT style at the bureau and the nation? All this Seemed contradictory, as earlier in the year, Wray had unequivocally stating that Civic Education is a National Security Imperative. Civics and Wokeness are mutually exclusive
In an earlier piece, we wrote “Appointing a Diversity Officer (such as the FBI’s first CDO) based on her color or sexual preference, or the FBI teaming up with the Girl Scouts, or even the FBI’s incessant press releases warning the nation about reporting hate crime may result in unintended consequences, such as hate crime hoaxes or promoting the LGBT lifestyle. All these are cultural signs, where culture is used as a form of social control. If you do not like the culture or the signs or language that define that culture, you do not belong! That is not diversity! That is indoctrination.“
We also wrote that
Most high school students are not prepared for college. According to Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report: “Most schools place students in what are called remedial courses in math or English before they can move on to a full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses – a process that is a financial drain on not only students, but also colleges and taxpayers, costing up to an estimated $7 billion a year.”
Instead colleges and universities do the job high schools are supposed to do. A viable option for these students in trade school. Trade schools have a more streamlined approach to learning providing students with a specialized skill set rather than focusing on general education that students care little about Trade school training takes less time to complete, require little critical thinking & communication skills, it is usually hands-on and a lot more cost effective
The reason most of these students do not choose trade schools is mostly due to parents, usually highly educated ones, as the Atlantic’s Meg St-Esprit writes
When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead
However, the argument made by Wray in support of Civics Education as a national security imperative is spot on. Why Hillsdale College’s initiative to author a complete curriculum of American History and Civics Education for K-12 classrooms is desperately needed,
Dr. Kathleen O’toole, Hillsdale College’s Assistant Provost for K-12 Education writes:
“Recognizing the critical moment in which we live and in response to hundreds of requests from concerned Americans, Hillsdale College has authored a complete curriculum of American history and civics lessons for K-12 classrooms. This curriculum is modeled on the civic education students at Hillsdale-affiliated K-12 schools receive, is created by teachers and professors, and is applicable to any kind of K-12 school: public, private, charter, and homeschool. We believe it is the most comprehensive and highest quality history and civics curriculum now available. And it is entirely free.
We released the initial stages of the curriculum in July, with the remaining history portions set for release in early 2022. We anticipate widespread adoption by individual citizens, private schools, and homeschooling families, but we also believe it is essential that the curriculum gains some purchase within America’s public schools.
The entire curriculum may be downloaded on our Hillsdale K-12 Education website.”
We applaud Hillsdale College’s latest initiative and like Dr, O’toole, ware very hopeful about the good this curriculum might do for America’s students and for America itself.