No one will ever confuse me with being a big fan of former secretary of state and director of the CIA Mike Pompeo but the one point I agree with the him is American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten and her fellow union members have crippled our nation’s schools.
“The danger she presents to our nation is clear and real and exceeds that of all the bad guys I battled abroad for four years as secretary of state and CIA director. I said she’s the most dangerous person in America because it is true. Her power, her ideas and her anti-student policies must be confronted,” Pompeo wrote recently.
“Her personal venom evidences an unwillingness to defend what she has wrought on our children and our nation. I am prepared to debate her and to present to the American people my case for the risks she presents to our republic and our nation’s future,” Pompeo writes on the school union chief.
Anyone who has read this column knows I have chastised Randi Weingarten on numerous occasions — well before she locked students out of schools during CoVid-19.
“Xi Jinping steals American jobs and technology as he poisons our nation through the provision of fentanyl. Vladimir Putin plots the destruction of NATO. Kim Jong Un improves his missiles. The Taliban plot acts of terror. Iran’s leaders order the murder of innocent women while its military amasses the components necessary to manufacture a nuclear bomb.
“I believe the future of our republic will not be written by our enemies. Indeed, America is more likely to be lost if we do not retake our schools from radical and progressive forces. Elements in our midst are betraying our children’s futures by denying them the opportunities education confers. Failing to teach math, science, real history and civics and, importantly, to imprint America as the most exceptional nation in civilizational history on the hearts and minds of the next generation dooms America and the world that counts on us,” Pompeo writes in an Op-Ed in The New York Post.
Pompeo rips into the cancel culture, which brings in many ultra progressive theories that are polluting children’s minds.
“Critical race theory and the 1619 Project are derive from Marxist precepts; they do not reflect the greatness and the power of the American experiment. Today, only 1 in 3 Americans could pass the citizenship test. The absence of the “reverence for the Constitution and its Laws,” to quote Abraham Lincoln, risks what he called “mobocratic” rule. These repudiations of our nation foster division and ignorance, not reconciliation.”
Pompeo concludes his essay by saying, “President Biden should demand a renaissance in America’s schools, but he is too indebted to Weingarten, her union and other special interests to do his job. The result is a circus of malpractice that is robbing our children of their future and puts the very concept of America as laid out in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution at risk.
Who are the beneficiaries of Weingarten’s vision of education? Union bosses. Bureaucrats who multiply beyond function — and our adversaries. What Xi, Putin and Ali Khamenei could never accomplish on the battlefield they are reaping in our classrooms.
If Weingarten and her ilk continue to control our schools and universities, we will lose our country, for it will become indefensible. She dissembles, knowing that an echoic media will front for her.”