Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) is at the cutting edge of legal challenges to divisive and discriminatory race-based programming in our K-12 public schools. SLF General Counsel Kimberly Hermann and SLF Litigation Director Braden Boucek recently wrote a piece for The American Mind where the break down the legal battle to save our schools.
In the piece, Hermann and Boucek explain:
The American culture war is real. This is not news, as battles rage in nearly every corner of our nation. But how do we engage the enemy in a non-fruitless manner and win?
The most important battleground in the fight to save our American republic is the public schools. K-12 schools across our nation have replaced color-blind education with race-based programming in the name of “equity.” What seems like a relatively benign cause is actually code for a much bigger and more dangerous agenda: to condition children to see each other’s skin color first and foremost, categorize everyone according to a hierarchy of racial privilege, then pit different racial groups against each other.
That is the bad news. The good news is that parents have had enough. They recognize that administrators and teachers putting this divisive and hateful ideology into practice are using our public schools to create a generation of “social justice warriors.” They are correct to recoil from “equity” and “anti-racism” when they see how fast it has taken hold in their children’s school. These are deeply destructive and controversial ideas, the very opposite of equality.
In their outrage over what their children are being taught, many are considering lawsuits. The law can be a powerful weapon, offering hope for a lasting victory. But as with any fight, you must first lay out a strategy. Poorly thought-out legal challenges make things worse by setting bad precedent.
Read the full article at TheAmericanMind.org