Two outspoken opponents of critical race theory have kickstarted a membership association designed to empower parents to combat the “woke indoctrination” happening in the nation’s K-12 education system.
Parents Defending Education (PDE) aims to build a “large nonpartisan network of parents committed to de-politicizing the classroom.” The group was founded by Nicole Neily, the founder and president of Speech First, a free speech membership organization. It was also co-developed by Asra Nomani, a former professor, and investigative reporter.
The organization will teach parents how they can understand what’s happening in their children’s classroom. Specifically, the group will teach parents how to document “abuses and extremism” in their schools and how they can “begin exercising influence and oversight with their school.”
“For parents who are disturbed by what they’ve seen — with students told they are either oppressors or oppressed and recruited into political activist causes — PDE trains parents how to put schools and officials on the spot, gain media attention, get