Alabama Says No to Woke Educators

Da Antipina /
Da Antipina /

The idea of going “woke” is terrifying when you look at what it can mean for the children in today’s education system. Just how much sexualized content could they be exposed to? How much of it could go against your religious beliefs?

We’re seeing how more and more education systems are allowing for LGBTQ and trans content to enter the classroom, even before children have a chance to understand what sex is.

Alabama has chosen to take a stand. Governor Kay Ivey (R) recently learned that there are quite a few “woke concepts” included in pre-K resource books for educators. A press release was sent out to say that the content is “simply not in line with what the Ivey Administration or the people of Alabama stand for or believe.”

It didn’t take long for Ivey to ask Barbara Cooper, the ADECE Secretary to disavow the book and ensure that its use is discontinued across the state.

Cooper apparently wasn’t interested in such requests. Ivey accepted Cooper’s resignation, instead.

The interim secretary is now Dr. Jan Hume, and we can only hope that she takes a more conservative approach to educating the children of Alabama – especially when it comes to the four and five-year-olds of the Pre-K system. Since she was appointed by Ivey, we have high hopes.

Now, at this point, you may want to know what was in the resource books. We’re glad you asked. Many of the materials were designed to help teachers invoke ideas about:

  • White privilege
  • LGBTQIA+ communities and equality
  • Systemic and structural racism

That’s a lot for a four-year-old to comprehend, isn’t it? Whatever happened to simply focusing on equality and dignity for everyone? It’s possible to do that without having to explain the countless initials within the LGBTQIA+ community. I mean, come on. Do you even know what all of those letters stand for anymore?

Florida has already taken a stand. Now, Alabama has done it. It’s only a matter of time before we see even more conservative states put an end to the “wokeness” in classrooms. Maybe, then, we can start to bring unity and common sense back to the country.