Biden to teachers: ‘Not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom’

Parents already incensed with the left’s blatant attempt to override their authority when it comes to their children were left fuming when President Joe Biden came to the defense of teachers.

Speaking at a Teacher of the Year ceremony Wednesday hosted by the White House, Biden attacked Republicans and others who have sought to ban explicit books “to score political points,” and declared that teachers have been the “target of the culture wars.”

But the president’s words that left many believing he said children effectively belong to the teachers while in school took things a bit too far for many.

“They’re all our children. And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom,” he said.

And the president seemed to miss the forest for the trees when he later criticized efforts to protect children from extreme gender and racial ideologies in the curriculum used to indoctrinate young students.

“There are too many politicians trying to score political points trying to ban books, even math books,” Biden said. “Did you ever think when you’d be teaching you’re going to be worried about book burnings and banning books all because it doesn’t fit somebody’s political agenda?”

Biden seems to have forgotten how Glenn Youngkin was swept to victory as governor in Virginia following his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe’s infamous declaration during the campaign.

“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions. I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” McAuliffe had said.

During Wednesday’s event, Biden defended teachers, saying “American teachers have dedicated their lives to teaching our children and lifting them up.”

“We’ve got to stop making them the target of the culture wars. That’s where this is going,” he added.

The president’s claim that children belong to teachers while in the classroom set off a fireball of criticism.

Though many defended his remarks, contending that his intention was being misinterpreted.


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