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Sen. Marsha Blackburn shares tips to protect kids from left’s agenda at school

A leftist agenda has made it more challenging than ever for parents to prepare their children to go back to school, according to Sen. Marsha Blackburn.

“When students head back to school this fall, they will encounter more than the usual list of challenges children and teens face,”  Blackburn, R-Tenn., says. “Moms and dads need to be ready for that.”

While the majority of teachers are not an issue, curriculum and even school books have become a problem. Blackburn has prepared a practical guide to help parents. “While radical teachers’ unions are doing their best to push parents away, this guide empowers moms and dads with the tools they need to keep their children close,” she said. Among her recommendations:

Defend against dangerous drugs. “Sheriffs in Tennessee warn that because of the crisis at the southern border, 80 percent of the drugs they confiscate contain deadly fentanyl,” she said. “Even worse, dealers intentionally target children on apps like Snapchat and often conceal drugs in dollar bills or in candy like gummy bears.”

  • “Warn your kids against eating food from unsealed containers or trading snacks with strangers.”
  • “Remind your children to only add close friends on apps like Snapchat. Check their apps regularly to make sure no adult strangers have tricked their way into your child’s life.”
  • “Make sure your children understand that all drugs are dangerous drugs.”

Watch out for woke policies. “Right now, teachers’ unions are pressuring educators left acto target students to join transgender after-school clubs and let sports teams crumble under the pressure of gender politics,” Blackburn said. “These radicals are trying to sneak their woke policies past parents.”

  • “Learn more about the after-school activities your kids are involved in. Ask questions about what they’re learning and who they’re spending time with.”
  • “Ask coaches and school administrators about what they’re doing to protect sports for biological girls.”
  • “Attend parent meetings and find more ways to get involved in your child’s extracurricular activities.”

Keep kids safe online. “Predators are eager to use platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat to take advantage of kids,” she said. “As children start logging on to do homework, it’s important to kickstart the conversation on tech safety.”

  • “Access your child’s accounts and switch on the strictest privacy settings available.”
  • “Warn your kids about fake accounts made by predators who pretend to be children.”
  • “Make sure you know what apps and services your children are using, and regularly check to make sure their posts are safe and age-appropriate.”

Prevent politically motivated curriculum. Critical race theory-influenced curriculum teaches students that America is an inherently racist country and divides them based on skin color,” Blackburn said. “Teachers’ unions have relentlessly put pressure on schools, local leadership and even the White House to replace reading, writing and arithmetic with radical political indoctrination.”

  • “Attend parent-teacher conferencesand talk with educators about school curriculum/.”
  • “Contact your local school boards, show up to meetings and make your voice heard.
  • “Learn about how to identify CRT-influenced curriculum across all subjects.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice