Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says right-minded teachers and conscientious parents are two of the main reasons for her hope. For one thing, she points out that the National Education Association (NEA) has lost 65,000 members since 2019.
"One teacher that was profiled in World Magazine, she left because of its support for critical race theory, LGBTQ issues, and inappropriate sex education," Higgins relays.
In addition to that, more than a million students exited public schools during that same time period. That, Higgins says, is in part because the online classroom sessions the pandemic ushered in opened parents' eyes to what their kids were being taught.
"Parents saw what their kids' teachers were saying to them and realized it was not what they thought their children were being taught," she tells American Family News.
Higgins does, however, regret that any positive changes happening in public schools will not likely benefit the students who are currently in school, because changes will take a long time.
"Changes will not come in time for children in school today," she writes. "But as we pull our children out, we must continue to oppose what leftists are teaching those children remaining in public schools."
She calls it a stewardship issue, as tax dollars are being used to indoctrinate children, who will be "our culture-makers," with lies.