Friday, February 11, 2022

"Undercover Moms" Take On Private Schools

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A growing group of moms from across America---and from across the political spectrum---have created a covert network dedicated to combatting critical theory pedagogy in private schools accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and are setting out to destroy what one mother  calls the "head of the snake."

This is an exclusive story.

Be informed, not misled.

Breitbart News published this "exclusive story." Normally I use a number of sources in what I write in this daily column. Because it is exclusive, Breitbart is the only source. 

The following is an overview of what I think are the most important points from this powerful story--- with my commentary.

Please note that the accrediting agency is the "National Association of Independent Schools" (NAIS), not the "National Association of Private Schools" (NAPS).

Both accredit private Christian schools and secular private schools. This focus is on NAIS.

This is a link to NAIS. This is a link to NAPS.  You can search the list of schools accredited through NAIS on the link.

What brought these mothers together in the first place?

The central goal of the group is to expose and put a stop to political indoctrination in their children's schools, declining academic standards, and opaque school governance and financial management---which they believe stems from NAIS.

About 1.2% of the nation's schools are NAIS private schools, but a third of Biden's cabinet went to these schools. 

The mothers believe "once you've got the elite organizations, that changes the entire makeup of the country."

The "Undercover Mothers" also believe and are detailing what they see as an effort at "elite capture" of "private school kids by Marxist ideologues, hoping to control the worldview of those likely to be influential when they grow up."

The point is, as we have been saying here and on our daily radio program, is that the left is obsessed with our children, because they know from Marx himself that the goal is not to change the mind of the adult, but to shape the mind of your impressionable child.

The motivation of these mothers is not unlike that of parents with children in public schools. The difference is that they thought they were escaping the political and social indoctrination of public schools, and are willing to pay the money for the private school.

The identities of these mothers are being withheld due to fear of retribution against them and their children.

More on that later.

NAIS member private schools across America are including provisions in enrollment contracts prohibiting them from "[voicing] strong disagreement" with school policy or curricula, under threat of expulsion. This is widespread, not isolated.

Here's an example:

One of those contracts reviewed by Breitbart News states:

School/Family Cooperation – A positive and constructive relationship between the School and Family Member … is essential to the School’s educational purpose and responsibilities to its students. If any Family Member

Engages in behavior, communications, or interactions off campus, that is disruptive, intimidating, overly aggressive, or reflects a loss of confidence in or disagreement with the School’s policies, methods of instruction, discipline, 

Otherwise interferes or voices strong disagreement with the School’s safety or health procedures, responsibilities, or accomplishment of its educational purpose or program…

The School reserves the right to place restrictions on the Family Member’s involvement or activity at School … The School also reserves the right to withdraw an offer of enrollment or re-enrollment or to void an executed enrollment contract … 

A number of these mothers have already been dismissed from school involvement, and one mother was forced to remove her children from the school they were attending, or face expulsion, all for vocalizing their concern over their kid's education.

It began in an incident in a New York City private high school relating to critical race theory.

As the mothers began to communicate, they discovered they were not alone in their concerns. Looking deeper into the issues they discovered private schools across the country---in all different regions, mothers were having the very same experience, same words, different schools---north, south, east, west Midwest, Pacific Northwest---everywhere. Everything was the same.

They then set out to map the structure of power over the education system, to pinpoint the entities responsible for the decay.

In their case, it led them to NAIS. And to the educational consultant firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates who consults NAIS and places headmasters at private schools across the country. Carney, Sandoe also pride themselves as leaders in critical theory, CRT, diversity, inclusion, etc.

These mothers are not necessarily "typical."

They now have a newsletter on substack which chronicles their observations and findings on the private school system and aims to expose NAIS and sound the alarm to other parents. The newsletter has seen exponential growth in the past couple of months.

The moms also operate a Twitter account, which also links to their substack.

They say, "We are a Mom Collective with children in independent schools. We circle our young to protect them from the abuse being inflicted by schools and the cartels of the regional and National Association of Independent Schools."

 The informal and independent group has participants from all across the political spectrum, including a number of moms who were once politically active Democrats. 

“I thought Trump was a loser [in 2016],” one mom from California said. "I used to be a hardcore Democrat and worked for Democrats in campaigns, and for Democratic causes, and donated to Democratic causes. And I thought Trump was just, like, a joke in 2016. But then I voted for him in 2020.”

Another said, “I was a Democratic donor, I was a nonprofit board member, I have emails and correspondence with the biggest progressives in this country, you know, we were on a first-name basis, I would socialize with them,” another mom from New York City explained. 

“You can quote me on this,” she continued, “They don’t want to mess with us to the level where they want to expose us and go after us individually, because if they do a simple political giving search, they will see that so many of us maxed out to Obama, maxed out to Hillary, and that’s going to look really bad because their narrative is that this is a far right-wing conspiracy, and ’they’re ginning up their base before the midterms,’ — that is not the case.

And there was this:

“We are the mothers of America. We’re every race, religion, ethnicity, whatever you want to say — we’re the mothers of America. That’s all we are. We just care about our children. We care about the future for our children in this country. And we are super, super dedicated,” a third mom added, as she washed dishes while on a call with Breitbart News.


Clearly some, perhaps many, of these mothers are not necessarily coming from a biblical worldview perspective. However they love their children, and they know "education" in general is going down a very destructive path. And they're doing all they can do to fix it.

"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children" (Is. 54:13).

Be Informed. Be Diligent. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.