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Excellent comments and no surprises really. You say: "That's not going to happen. All of our teachers were licensed and trained at the colleges in the state that have been promoting the Progressive agenda for the past 30 to 100 years. It's baked in. We can tell them not to, but it's the air they breathe. All an edict from the school board will do is double their resolve to do it off the books."

And: "All of us are licensed. I'm a licensed administrator and your kid's teacher is licensed by the state. We have to be licensed to be employed in Red State schools. That's another legislative issue. And, our licensing programs require certain “sensitivities” to the woke agenda. To go against these risks our careers."

So virtually any teacher educated in the last 10-30 years has the Woke/CRT concepts "baked in" Given these stark realities, how do "regular" Christian Schools or Classic Christian Schools avoid them or work around them. Any teachers they hire are going to have wokism practically hard wired into their thinking and teaching patterns.

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Sep 12, 2022·edited Sep 12, 2022Author

As others have commented: Most of our schools avoid hiring state licensed teachers, especially in the secondary. Or, when we do hire state licensed teachers, we are careful to hire only those who overtly reject their training. Often, they're embarrassed by it.

The typical high school history/lit teacher in ACCS schools has studied theology, history, or literature not as part of an education degree, but as a specialty. And, they often have done so at a conservative college.

The problem of widespread wokeness in all colleges is real, but has gotten worse in the past few years. Increasingly, colleges like New Saint Andrews, University of Dallas, St. John's College, and Hillsdale are training our teachers.

We then certify them through the ACCS standards, not standards set by the state.

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If I may be allowed to address that, Classical Schools don’t hire teachers with teaching degrees for the most part. We hire people with degrees in their subject area of teaching. We want people who know math, history, literature, etc., who love those disciplines, and who haven’t been taught to teach by teachers colleges. Teaching degrees are the last thing most of our schools look for in new hires. We want devoted Christians who know their own discipline well.

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Sep 11, 2022·edited Sep 11, 2022

That seems like a good idea. I don't know what sort of educational requirements most states require for private schools.. But according to Charles Pincourt and James Lindsay, in Counter Wokecraft, most college programs (not just education) have been assimilated by Wokism (pages 10-14) with the possible exception of STEM programs . It seems like potential teachers, regardless of their backgrounds likely need some "deprogramming" .

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You’re not wrong about that. Churches need to do more, and parents need to be diligent, to help there students pick good colleges. There are still some but they are few. New Saint Andrew’s is a great school. There are other smaller Christian colleges which are still worth going to. But it’s a real problem.

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Great way to illustrate the degree of the problem.

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I would also recommend Ave Maria University. https://www.avemaria.edu/about/

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