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(Daily Signal) Wokeness is harming education and making America less competitive on the world stage, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., says.
“I want them to have the opportunity that we had,” Tuberville, a retired college football coach, said Thursday during a forum at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside the nation’s capital.
During the CPAC forum, Tuberville went on to talk about the push in schools for critical race theory; the influence of The New York Times’ 1619 Project contending that the United States was founded on slavery; and transgender athletes’ threat to girls and women’s sports.
“Today, they are being indoctrinated with all this woke—transgender athletes, CRT, 1619,” Tuberville said. “We don’t teach reading, writing, and arithmetic anymore. Half the kids in this country, when they graduate, can’t read their diploma. If you can’t read in the United States, if you are not taught to read, you can imagine what other countries are doing.”
Tuberville introduced legislation earlier this week to protect women’s sports from having men compete.
Tuberville, who was head football coach at Auburn University from 1999 to 2008, was joined on the forum’s panel …Woke Education Hurts US on World Stage, Sen. Tommy Tuberville Warns