Families, communities, and nations are stronger when parents are involved in the education of their children. Across America, parents have been attending school board meetings and blasting school board members about what they are allowing in the schools. One of the latest cases happened in California where a high school teacher boasting on video that he had “180 days to turn [his students] into revolutionaries.”
AP Government teacher Gabriel Gipe at Inderkum High School was caught on a Project Veritas video when he explained how he would politically radicalize and indoctrinate his students with Antifa-aligned ideology. The Natomas Unified School District investigated the actions of Gipe and his classroom environment. He was first put on paid leave, but the school district said that it would put him on unpaid leave before firing him.
Gipe is accused of violating the district’s political action guidelines that state what staff are permitted to do and what they are not permitted to do. Gipe acknowledged receiving copies of these guidelines in 2018 and against in September 2020. Some of the items removed from Gipe’s classroom are an Antifa flag, a pride flag, a Mao Zedong poster, a flag of North Korea’s ruling party, and a Planned Parenthood flyer. He also had stamps with the images of Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Un, and others. There is evidence that Gipe used the stamps to mark student work as being complete “for at least the 13 days of this school year.”
Gipe is not the only teacher that overstepped his authorities of an educator. There are reports of a teacher telling students to pledge allegiance to a rainbow flag and another teacher telling students that they did not need to listen to their parents. With school districts approving anti-American programs like critical race theory, parents must be alert to what is happening in their children’s classrooms. When parents are involved in the schooling of their children, they can be instrumental in strengthening their family, community, and nation.