A recent graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato’s College of Education said new teachers are trained in radical ideologies, and parents need to start fighting back before it’s too late.
The recent graduate said schools of education are corralling future teachers into a specific political ideology that is anti-capitalist and Marxist.
Based on the discussions inside her classrooms at Mankato, the recent grad who now teaches in the metro said “it’s definitely working.”
She asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, speaking to Alpha News for its “Trapped!: Chaos in the Classroom” series.
“There were a lot of students in my cohort that I would almost be fearful if my own kids had them as a teacher,” she said.
“We were taught that we should be remorseful [for the oppressed] and understand that we need to fix what we broke in them, and make sure that they’re accepted. They want to make sure we’re aware of that, and then how we can change it as teachers,” she said.
She said if parents don’t start pushing back now, it’s going to get harder to fight back in the future.
Instead of focusing on “things to help students become successful” like reading and math instruction, much of the coursework at Mankato dealt with moral or political issues.
Students don’t go to college to learn their professors’ opinions, she said.
“You’re there to learn how to become a teacher, not to learn what your teacher wants you to think,” she said. “A lot of the coursework focused more on racially correct or socially correct ideologies than teaching actual literacy fundamentals in the classroom, like phonics.”
She said the coursework at Mankato was steeped in ideologies many students and parents may not agree with.
“A lot of our class time was spent talking about politics or trying to convince white students they are racist,” she said.
For instance, she said one of her teachers opened a class one day with a discussion of the 2020 election.
“She opened up discussion about Trump versus Biden, almost breaking out in tears, saying she was so scared for tomorrow, because she didn’t know what she was going to do if Trump were to get elected,” she said.
She said the new focus of education seems to be “learning to identify with the oppressed.”
“They [professors] wanted us to believe that a lot of the things that were big issues hundreds of years ago are still prevalent today. They want us to believe things like slavery and segregation are still huge issues. So a lot of those issues that have been solved in one way or another or are working towards being solved, they think it’s still a massive problem,” she said.
“If this ideology keeps being pushed, you’re going to lose all of your good teachers. In place of the good teachers will be these new armored teachers who will be teaching these new ideologies, which will be pounded into students every single day,” she added.
Kids spend a lot of time in school, which provides plenty of opportunities for them to be brainwashed, the teacher explained.
“It makes me a little bit scared for the students. And honestly, for my career,” she said.
She said she became a teacher because she likes working with kids, but teaching is not what she expected.
The recent grad said she “hated” her experience in college and doubts she will continue working in public schools if something doesn’t change.
“I don’t use hate lightly. In high school, I loved school. But in college I found myself not enjoying my experience. That was over a span of three or four years. If the teaching program can change in three or four years and it continues to go this way and it’s being pushed into students that quickly and if it’s being pushed into teachers as quickly, it’s probably going to get really bad.”
Sheila Qualls is an award-winning journalist and former civilian editor of an Army newspaper. Prior to joining Alpha News, she was a Christian Marriage and Family columnist at Patheos.com and a personal coach. Her work has been published in The Upper Room, the MOPS blog, Grown and Flown, and The Christian Post. She speaks nationally on issues involving faith and family.