This week, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announced their new and revised Social Studies Standards as a rule for all public schools and state charters in New Mexico. The controversy over this new curriculum is that there is heavy concern about the presence of Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ+ agenda elements that begin in the kindergarten classroom and grow from one grade level to the next.
Many letters and voices flooded the PED during the public comment period that expressed concern over the proposed standards as “divisive, biased, or negative,” as well as concern that the new standards “embody critical race theory.” Concern was also voiced regarding the topic of “identity” within the standard.
Unfortunately, while many concerns were noted, the PED revisions, released this week, have been ineffective in removing elements of CRT and introducing the LGBTQ+ agenda into the education standard as early as Kindergarten.
New Mexico families are under attack as this Woke agenda takes position to fill the classroom and threatens to hijack our children’s education.
So, what can we do?
The legislative process still exists! Although the PED would make parents and teachers believe that there is no other option, we can stand strong!
- We can demand meaningful standards in education through the avenue of our elected officials.
- We can demand transparency in education in order to give parents the opportunity to direct if, when, where, and how their child is exposed to material that is contrary to our conservative values.
Some good news…
Here at Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we are working on a Transparency in Education Act that will allow parents rights to be protected in the classroom. We will share more information in the months to come regarding this bill and the sponsors who have agreed to introduce it in the next legislative session.
It’s time to take action!
- Please partner with us in prayer and support as we prepare and develop this vital piece of legislation.
- Contact your Legislators and demand meaningful standards in education that are free of divisive and inappropriate content.
My husband and I have four children. We do not wish them to be ignorant to the things that are happening in our world, but we absolutely expect to be able to teach them in our own time and on our own terms. Every parent has the right to do the same. Will you stand with us to protect New Mexico families?
Standing for our families,