Bill Maher: Saying Parents Shouldn’t Be Involved Is An Applause Line With Teachers

Fortunately, Democrats rarely listen to Bill Maher (or other moderate Democrats) as he speaks from a left of center spot, but, more in line with a JFK type Liberalism, rather than a Bernie Sanders or AOC liberalism (video at link)

Maher: McAuliffe Saying Parents Shouldn’t Decide What’s Taught Is ‘Applause Line with Teachers,’ Dems ‘Are So Used to Talking to Teachers’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that education will be the big issue in the 2022 elections because “Parents vote, and they don’t like what’s going on in school.” And that Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s (D) statement that parents shouldn’t be telling schools what to teach happened because “Democrats are so used to talking to teachers. This is a mic drop applause line with teachers, not so much with parents.”

Maher stated, “Terry McAuliffe, he was the governor, he’s running again. He should walk away with it. Biden won the state by ten points. It has not gone statewide for a Republican since 2009. He’s neck-and-neck. Because he’s — the issue became schools. I said this months and months ago, that the issue in the coming elections is going to be what’s going on in the schools. Why? Parents vote, and they don’t like what’s going on in school. They feel like they are losing control, and this became the issue in this election. Trust me, this is going to be a huge barometer kind of election. Because if Terry McAuliffe loses, people are going to understand yes, oh, that’s right, it is going to be about that.”

Maher continued, “And here’s what Terry McAuliffe said, and then we’ll get into the backdrop of this. He said, ‘I’m not going to let parents come into schools –‘ not a good idea, that right there, is because Democrats are so used to talking to teachers. This is a mic drop applause line with teachers, not so much with parents. ‘I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision[s]. … I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.’ Just on a political level, f*cking — excuse me, I mean, very stupid, right, very stupid?”

It’s an interesting notion, and one that so many in the Democratic Party, particularly the elected officials, are pushing: parents should just shut up and keep their ideas to themselves when it comes to what the Democratic run schools are teaching kids.  This interested me because it was a conversation I had with a bunch of coworkers in Real Life. Those of us in Gen X mostly didn’t have to deal with anything crazy in our schools. Our parents didn’t have to worry about the curriculum and if we were being taught crazy stuff. They didn’t have to go to wild school board meetings over what was being taught, because they taught the material. We learned math in math class, English in English class, art in art class. Etc. History simply taught history, without all sorts of editorializing from a certain position.

We didn’t get hate on America, white people, or all the other insanity present in today’s schools. Nothing like “here’s an exercise, figure out which gender you identify with” or “pretend you are the other sex” nor let’s let people with mental illness use the women’s locker rooms, bathrooms, and showers.”

There was no concern for my parents about what was being taught in elementary school nor high school. Hilariously, for the Gen Y and Gen Z kids, well, the insanity taught to them made them a nightmare to teach in college

Teachers at lower levels created this issue. Remember this one?

I’m a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

I’m a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students.

Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me — particularly the liberal ones.

Not, like, in a person-by-person sense, but students in general. The student-teacher dynamic has been reenvisioned along a line that’s simultaneously consumerist and hyper-protective, giving each and every student the ability to claim Grievous Harm in nearly any circumstance, after any affront, and a teacher’s formal ability to respond to these claims is limited at best.

If you’ve never read that one, it’s worth it.

Anyhow, parents shouldn’t need to get so involved, but, when the school is giving the kids books on man/boy sex, there’s a problem.

They can let the kids read the books that cannot be read allowed? Don’t have this stuff in school, don’t teach it, don’t assign it for reading. Just teach the subjects, and parents won’t need to be involved.

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10 Responses to “Bill Maher: Saying Parents Shouldn’t Be Involved Is An Applause Line With Teachers”

  1. Jacob says:

    Hey, Bill, this is what happens to Democrats when they tell the truth.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: parents should just shut up and keep their ideas to themselves

    No. “Parents” should not threaten teachers, school board members and their families. Ideas are always welcome. Storming the facilities is not.

    Conservatives have problems with human tolerance being taught, with historical truths being taught, with science being taught…

    • Ozzonelayyer says:

      “Conservatives have problems with human tolerance being taught, with historical truths being taught, with science being taught.”

      Wow, when you project, you really project. It’s leftists that have those problems, not conservatives.

    • Zeke308 says:

      It’s not worth having a conversation with Elwood, for he/she/they/it are the product of upside-down indoctrination and self-imposed sequestering in the loony echo-chamber.

      You can see it in the unintended-yet-obvious hypocrisy and the use of hyperbolic, backward, recycled left-wing phraseology.

    • Jl says:

      You mean all the giant tech companies, run by liberals, have a problem with tolerance in their media platforms. Fixed it for you.

  3. Daniel Staggers says:

    Yes, not too long ago teachers were blaming parents for their students bad performance. Parents have to get involved they all screamed. Than Parents got involved…

  4. Jonah Kyle says:

    Gee, I remember when Bill Mahre said that he hoped that the economy would tank so Donald Trump would get voted out of office.

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    it has become apparent that the teachers’ unions and many of the teachers forget who they really work for, who pays their paychecks, and it’s not the city/county. It’s the parents. The unions have needed a comeuppance for many years now. No time like the present.

  6. Professor hale says:

    Doesnt matter. McCauliff will win anyway. They will just keep counting votes until he does.

    • Vote Counter says:

      I am a certified vote counter and I can tell you that we only run democratic ballots through 10x’s. So if that aint enough then they just change numbers on the machine. So no we don’t just keep counting, there is a time limit cuz we unionized and can only commit fraud so many hours afore we have to go home.

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