Join us for a conversation with Hon. Michele Bachmann, former U.S. Representative from Minnesota, Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 12 PM (ET)
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If the Left wanted to keep what they were teaching our children in public school in America in 2020 a secret, they made a big mistake by shutting down the schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and having the kids educated from home. Suddenly parents, who had assumed that their children were learning math, history, reading, English grammar, science, etc., found that, instead, their little ones were being indoctrinated in Critical Race Theory and gender fluidity.
All over the country, parents began to question teachers, administrators, and school boards as to what was happening in our schools. People started showing up at school board meetings, asserting their rights as parents to determine what and how their children were being taught.
Parents also began to realize that after several months of online teaching and forced school closures, that the educational quality that they desired for their children was lacking. Students were not reading up to grade level. In many cases, students were not being taught the basics, not only in reading and English grammar, but in history as well. The American history that the parents had been taught in school had been replaced by such things as the “1619 Project,” and all the great accomplishments that defined what America stood for had been erased and children were told, instead, that America was a racist, white-supremacist country, where systemic racism kept minorities in bondage to so-called “white privilege.”
All of this is on top of the completely inferior inner city schools where violence is a normal part of the educational climate, where there is no discipline and teachers are often afraid to confront students’ bad behavior out of fear for their own safety.
When American education is compared with the rest of the world, U.S. students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations. In 2015, American students scored 24th in science, 39th in math, and 24th in reading according to the Program for International Student Assessment, and these scores have not improved in the last several years.
Michele Bachmann was born in Waterloo, Iowa. She received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Winona State University in 1978. She married Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist who holds a master’s degree from Regent University. In 1986, Bachmann received a Juris Doctor degree from Oral Roberts University. She was a member of the ORU law school’s final graduating class, and was part of a group of faculty, staff, and students who moved the ORU law school library to Regent University. Two years later, she completed a Master of Law in taxation at the College of William & Mary. She worked for four years as a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Bachmann and her husband have five children. They also worked with a private foster care agency to house 23 children in their home during the 1990s. Bachmann’s children were home schooled and also attended private Christian schools, and her political career stemmed from her interest in education reform.
In 2000, Bachmann defeated a longtime moderate incumbent for a state senate seat in Minnesota. In 2006, Bachmann entered the race to represent her suburban Minneapolis congressional district. She won 52 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the House of Representatives. She easily won reelection in 2008 and 2010.
Bachmann’s extensive career highlights include:
- Bachmann was the first Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Bachmann served as a United States Congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 6th District from 2007 to 2015.
- She quickly became a national figure in the Republican Party and a founding member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus.
- In 2011, Bachmann announced her bid for the Republican presidential nomination and ran for president in 2012.
- Bachmann is a highly respected leader who is deeply committed to conservative values in government.
Michele will be one of our George Washington Award for Taking a STAND awardees at the 2023 STAND Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening, May 16.
Please join us for this important and stimulating discussion.