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WATCH: Mark Robinson Calls Public School Teachers “Wicked People”

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WATCH: Mark Robinson Calls Public School Teachers “Wicked People”

A new report from The Messenger sheds light on North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson’s extreme attacks on education, including as recently as last month when he urged parents not to send their children to public schools and attacked teachers as “wicked people.”

This is not the first time Robinson has attacked North Carolina’s public school system. In his 2022 memoir, Robinson suggested that on his watch schools “would focus solely on ‘reading, writing and math’ from grades one to five and not teach things like social studies, science, and other issues.”

Read more about Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s extreme attacks on public education:

  • North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson rose to prominence for not mincing words on education – but as he hurtles toward the 2024 Republican gubernatorial nomination, that frankness is emerging as a potential liability.
  • As recently as last month, Robinson referred to public school teachers as “wicked people” in remarks before a church audience. Later in July, he said parents “want that choice to be able to take their children out of those failing public schools.” And in his 2022 book, Robinson wrote that if he were “totally” in charge of education in North Carolina, he’d stop the teaching of social studies and science in grades one through five.
  • “We’re going to work like heck in Raleigh to make sure these schools get straightened out, but until they do, I’m gonna tell you what you need to do: If they won’t do right, you need to come out from among them, make your own school,” Robinson said in a July speech. “Do not turn your children over to these wicked people. Do not.”
  • …[Robinson] wrote it in his own book, We Are The Majority: The Life and Passions of a Patriot.“If I were totally in charge of education,” he wrote, he would focus solely on “reading, writing and math” from grades one to five and not teach things like social studies, science, and other issues.
  • “In those grades, we don’t need to be teaching social studies. We don’t need to be teaching science. We surely don’t need to be talking about equity and social justice,” Robinson wrote, adding later, “That’s the course I would set it in North Carolina.”

 

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