Nikole Hannah-Jones: Parents shouldn’t be in charge of their kids’ schooling: “I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught. I’m not a professional educator. I don’t have a degree in social studies.” Yet she wants the 1619 Project in schools. pic.twitter.com/UAjFTCvVmg
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 26, 2021
“I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught,” Hannah–Jones told MSNBC.”
Despite having notably left a post in the journalism department at the University of North Carolina earlier this year to accept one at Howard University, Hannah–Jones claimed to know little about the field of education.
“I’m not a professional educator,” she said.
“I don’t have a degree in social studies or science,” she added. “We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have expertise in the subject area.”
Many have questioned Hannah–Jones’s “expertise,” however, saying that the claims made in the “1619 Project” do not stand up to the standards of academic rigor.
Nonetheless, she has been a useful figurehead for the radical Left as it seeks to push a Marxist-driven agenda that requires the indoctrination of the nation’s children.
Hannah–Jones’s comments were similar to those made by failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
The Democrat declared during a debate against Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin that he wouldn’t allow parents to be involved in the classroom, and he went on to lose his race by a significant margin among K-12 parents.
Several conservatives encouraged Democrats to embrace Hannah–Jones’s rhetoric, since it so clearly backfired for McAuliffe’s campaign.
The 2021 census saw a phenomenal growth in homeschooling. Up 5 million from 3.2 million.
If democrats want to be the party of parents don’t and shouldn’t get to have any say or control over what their children are being taught in school, your party is going the way of the whigs. https://t.co/AdqGGpMJlD
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 27, 2021
This isn’t the first time Hannah–Jones has inadvertently helped conservatives.
In October, she wound up advocating for school choice policies in what was supposed to be a criticism of them.
Where have you been? That’s why the school choice movement was started.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) October 7, 2021