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The Bottom Line How Can You Combat the Danger Lurking in Education?

The data is clear. America is drastically behind the rest of the world in the education of our children. For a nation that leads the world in education spending, more than $720 billion annually, this is simply not acceptable.

Dr. Keri D. Ingraham, Director and Fellow of Discovery Institute’s American Center for Transforming Education, laid out the facts in her article, “More Money Can’t Solve the K-12 Education Crisis”.  

Education performance has flatlined. Our kids don’t read as well as they should, they often can’t write cogent sentences, and in mathematics and science the results are dismal. Among other developed nations, U.S. students place a pitiful 26th overall. When it comes to performance by subject, our students fall 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 33rd in math.

Why has our country experienced such a decline in education? The answer to this question is both disturbing and destructive.

America’s schools have shifted from places we send children to learn academic core subjects to institutions where ideologues are indoctrinating students with radical, frequently anti-American propaganda.

This is far more than a slippery slope — it’s an outright abandonment of a fact-based education in exchange for an agenda-based indoctrination.

Dr. Keri D. Ingraham, ACTE Director and Fellow


If you want the school system to return to education and stop the radical indoctrination of children, then we ask for your support in this fight.

Dr. Ingraham’s work exposing the radical reshaping of K-12 education is gaining national traction.  Her in-depth articles revealing the promotion of gender confusion, failure to teach civics, the redefining of history, and the championing of critical race theory and woke education have been featured in The American Spectator, Real Clear Education, Choice Media, and a host of other national media outlets.

For years, Americans have turned blind eye to the political and social indoctrination being taught to students throughout the country. That changed when schools were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As students were forced into ineffective online Zoom classes, an awakening occurred. For the first time, parents throughout the country were able to witness the radical ideologies their children were subjected to at school.

As a result, America is waking up to the extremist and divisive agenda being taught in the classroom. However, our work is just beginning.

Your financial support is crucial if we want to rescue our children from the poisonous indoctrination being passed off as education. Together, we can work to defeat the danger of radical indoctrination lurking in education. Remember, every dollar counts.

Jennifer Burke

Development and Communications Manager, Discovery Institute
Jennifer Burke was the Development and Communications Manager for Discovery Institute. She is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2010, Jennifer emerged as a leader in the grassroots conservative movement. She was a regular guest on TV and conservative talk radio. Jennifer has a passion for advancing freedom, free market principles, and the fight for limited government. She believes fervently in empowering the individual to fight against victim mentality which absolves personal responsibility and leads to chaos and destruction in both society and the lives of individuals.
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