Comedian and late-night host Bill Maher spoke out against wokeness in schools with a guest panel during the most recent episode of Real Time; “somebody needs to answer for it,” Maher says.
“I thought a great subject to talk about would be schools, because they’re in the news a lot,” Maher said during the discussion. “We live in a prison yard in this country, which is everything is tribal. And like anything that has to do with schools or education is something really the Democrats have to answer for because they control it. I mean, when you look at the Democratic Convention, it’s like three-quarters of them are teachers. My sister’s a teacher. I’m a big defender of teachers, but what’s going on in schools is outrageous, and somebody needs to answer for it.”
“One thing we used to tell kids was that there is someone in authority. And at some point, you have to take note of that person in authority,” Substack writer and former editor of the left-wing The New Republic Andrew Sullivan said. “Children who are taught there’s no such thing as authority, the most important thing is expressing yourself at all times, are never held responsible for anything or constantly being excused for everything, they’re gonna end up this way. They need direction. People need authority.”
“Why does a four-year-old come in, instead of teaching them the colors, you’re telling them, ‘Pick your pronoun’? Where on earth did that come from? And who told us it was going to be imposed on children?” Sullivan asked. “More and more, when you look at this curriculum, it’s all about that stuff. It’s all about identity, it’s all about being queer or trans. Children can’t understand that stuff, not in kindergarten.”
Watch the clip above.