EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s education secretary has a plan to stop brainwashing in schools


Parents need “full transparency” and access to their children’s education if they want to end classroom indoctrination, former education secretary Betsy DeVos told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an exclusive interview.

The K-12 education system fails to properly prepare students because classrooms are often focused on promoting leftist ideas behind parents’ backs, DeVos told DCNF. To combat this, DeVos said Republicans and parents should work to promote educational freedom and curriculum transparency so parents can make informed decisions about their child’s education. (RELATED: Betsy DeVos Blasts CRT, Encourages Parents to ‘Speak Up’ When They See It in Schools)

“There was a decision to ban [Critical Race Theory], awakening, etc. ; but banning it won’t solve the problem because they’ll always find a way around the ban and reintroduce something under a different name,” DeVos told DCNF. “That’s why curriculum transparency and requiring complete openness about what’s going on in every child’s classroom within a particular school or district, I think, is an area where some states have advanced legislation.”

Republicans and parent groups nationwide have sounded the alarm over the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) as well as some elements of gender ideology to students from kindergarten to grade 12, who they say indoctrinate children into left-wing ideology.

DeVos said that if parents were exposed to what was happening in schools, they would take control of their child’s education.

US Secretary of Education Betsy Devos speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

“If you have full transparency about what’s going on in classrooms, I can’t imagine there’s a high percentage of parents who think something like this is a good thing to expose young children to. “, said DeVos. “Instead, they should teach children to read, write and do math. They should help children learn instead of exposing them to a whole agenda-driven experience that is contrary to many, many families, values, and perspectives.

In June, the Biden administration proposed revisions to Title IX to extend discrimination protections in federally funded schools to the categories of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Proposed changes to Title IX would allow anyone who identifies as female access to all gender-segregated spaces, programs, buildings, bathrooms and locker rooms, legal experts previously told DCNF.

Title IX is a key point of reform for Republicans, DeVos told DCNF. If the Biden administration continues with its proposed changes to Title IX, it will “severely hurt, if not kill, women’s sport.”

“I can’t imagine that I would have spent nine years swimming competitively if I had known that in addition to very good female competition, I was also potentially going to have to deal with biological male competition,” said DeVos told DCNF. “You think about all the time and everything you invest in getting good at your sport and then having that as an overhang; it would fundamentally change women’s sport.

DeVos released a book called “Hostages No More” on June 21 that discusses his ideas for undoing the damage to America’s education system and draws on experiences from his time in the Trump administration.

“Creating an environment of freedom in education will totally change the dynamic around K-12 education. If people can vote with their feet and go somewhere else, then all education service providers need to become responsive,” DeVos told DCNF. “This is, in my opinion, the single most important thing we can do to fundamentally change and improve K-12 education.”

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