NBC Columnist: Parents ‘Aren’t Qualified,’ ‘Should Keep Their Noses Out’ Of Education

NBC Columnist: Parents ‘Aren’t Qualified,’ ‘Should Keep Their Noses Out’ Of Education


Concerned parents and political leaders “should keep their noses out of school curricula,” according to a columnist at NBC News.

“Parents and politicians across the country are interfering with the curricula that public schools use to teach students,” author and professor of teacher education Christina Wyman wrote in NBC News’ THINK newsletter. She concerned herself chiefly with the banning of Critical Race Theory in public schools, the removal of “literary classics” from libraries for explicit sexual content, and parents “trying to shield students” from the topics of mental health and suicide.

“Part of the problem is that parents think they have the right to control teaching and learning because their children are the ones being educated,” Wyman wrote. “But it actually (gasp!) doesn’t work that way.” She

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