Special education teacher, Alicia Messing, testified before the Arizona Senate Education Committee in opposition to Arizona bill SB1700. The bill would give parents greater insight into materials used by their schools and a procedure for objecting to material they find objectionable, especially those that are found to be ‘lewd or sexual in nature, that promote gender fluidity or gender pronouns or that groom children into normalizing pedophilia’.
Messing seemed quite confident that her master’s degree qualified her to make these decisions for parents.
She went even further to explain her philosophy with the following quote:
‘The purpose of public education is not to teach only what parents want their children to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to be taught.’
Let us think about that … hmm … yeah, that’s gonna be a big fat nope.
“I have a master’s degree. We all have advanced degrees!”
“What do the parents have? Are we vetting the backgrounds of our parents?” -Liberal white woman
She says the purpose of public education is to teach kids “what society needs them to be taught.”pic.twitter.com/9DLKlfibiy
— Billboard Chris 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@BillboardChris) February 19, 2023
Guess what, Mrs. Messing? Your master’s degree in education doesn’t qualify YOU to determine what society ‘needs’ children to be taught. It qualifies you to TEACH what society decides children should be taught.
We hate to break it to you, Alicia, but we, the parents, are society.
Our children don’t belong to you. You work for us.
‘What do the parents have?’ Messing asked, after touting her master’s degree.
“What do the parents have?”
— Dead László (@DeadLaszlo) February 20, 2023
You think we’re going to turn over our most precious commodity to Alicia Messing to mold in whatever why she deems ‘society needs’?
Ain’t gonna happen, Teach.
— Jason Bedrick (@JasonBedrick) February 20, 2023
Interesting. Perhaps the greatest value in master’s degrees for teachers is to boost their superiority complex.
That lady has a master’s degree, and I guarantee she can’t define the word “woman”.
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) February 20, 2023
LOL. You know he’s probably right.
Anybody who tries to separate kids from their parents is a bad person with bad intentions. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a groomer or a statist.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) February 19, 2023
Are they taking my hard earned money through tax dollars? I have every right to approve the curriculum being taught in my children’s school. Teachers and administrators who think like this are why more parents choose private or home schooling for their children.
— 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕒𝕝𝕂🇦🇽 (@CallMeK1123) February 19, 2023
Apparently even people with a master’s degree don’t necessarily understand that the public has every right to influence how their tax dollars are spent, even over the objections of self-important teachers.
The purpose of public education is to teach kids reading, writing, and arithmetic. The purpose of parents is to teach kids “what society needs them to be taught”. It isn’t up to her to define what that is.
— Comrade Swamp Madness (@SwampMadness) February 19, 2023
We’re going to need to vet your advanced degrees before we can accept your opinion.
Just kidding, you’re right.
The past few years has made me despise credentialism. Sure, we need people to have the credentials to perform certain jobs, but all credentials are not equal and they don’t mean a person is ethical or competent. Women like this prove that ‘credentials’ aren’t everything.
— AmberF (@AmberFaire1) February 19, 2023
Everyone’s getting a degree. We’re suffering from education inflation. It’s directly linked to ego inflation.
— Red Dot in a Blue Dot in a Red State (@reddotaustintx) February 20, 2023
I have a MS and recently retired after 34 years teaching in public schools—inner city, suburbia, and rural. These types were not the majority where I’ve taught, but they are the most vocal, most pushy, most arrogant, and almost always a group of union activists.
— MonaKnows (@MonaKnows2) February 19, 2023
We absolutely believe that. Just in preparing this article, we found Alicia Messing testifying against other pieces of legislation. She used the same quote about what society ‘needs’ your children to be taught. She also signed onto a list of educators who vowed to violate state law and continue teaching CRT-based curriculum if it was banned in her state.
There is definitely a type of highly-degreed educator who believes themselves to be superior to parents and the arbiters of moral good for all of society.
What the parents have is a responsibility to love their kids beyond the end of the school day or year. Parents are the ones who will deal with the consequences of choices made on behalf of their kids, for decades to come. While these “experts” wash their hands and walk away. pic.twitter.com/oRcjW9k2qB
— VALUS (@StephenValus) February 19, 2023
If you’re a teacher who’s upset at the pushback you’ve been getting from parents, I just want you to know that you only have yourselves to blame.
Parents trusted you with the most precious and invaluable thing in their entire lives and you violated that trust. https://t.co/5jY7Qj6hV0
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 20, 2023
Get your children away from these types of teachers if you can.
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