The Center of the American Experiment (CAE) has just published disturbing stories about partisan politics being injected into the Edina Public Schools. A group of 80 teachers thought it was appropriate to publish an editorial in the Zephyrus, the “official news site of Edina High School,” lamenting the election of Donald Trump. Their editorial stated: “you’ve heard and read a lot of calls for unity for the school and the nation. This letter is not one of them. . . . We will teach rebellion against a broken world.” The leader of this group of 80 teachers is Tim Klobuchar, a relative of US Senator Amy Klobuchar. CAE’s conclusion “For whatever reason, the Edina public schools are paying Democratic Party activists to indoctrinate their children.” Even more disturbing are comments on the story from Edina parents and students, describing other instances of this politically biased behavior in the school. The most recent articles were published in the last few days on the Center of the American Experiment website here and here.
This follows close on the heels of another story, this one from Intellectual Takeout regarding politically charged teaching about “social justice,” racism and white privilege at Highlands Elementary School. The story is available on their website here.
Four of the seven seats on the Edina School Board are up for election this fall on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. If you agree that students are being deprived of their right to a sound education by teachers who substitute partisan propaganda and bullying for normal instruction, work with us to return ethical teaching methods to the Edina school system. Help us identify school board candidates who will stand up for this change. The filing period for candidates seeking to run is from August 1 to August 15.