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New Governor Sarah Sanders Signs Major Order – She Just Banned 2 Woke Standards from All State Schools
By Ben Dutka|January 11, 2023
New Governor Sarah Sanders Signs Major Order – She Just Banned 2 Woke Standards from All State Schools

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR) is wasting no time in making big changes.

The former press secretary for President Donald Trump assumed her role as the Arkansas leader, and brought with her a slew of conservative values that helped rocket her to victory.

And one of her first actions involves protecting our children from the woke agenda in our schools.

It was a two-pronged effort by the Governor: first up, she signed an executive order that bans the teaching of critical race theory in all Arkansas schools.

Sanders isn’t the first state leader to ban CRT from schools, claiming the theory is simply racist and divisive in nature. Basically, they’re saying it has nothing at all to do with social equality.

The new order clearly states that “schools must educate, not indoctrinate students.

It adds:

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is antithetical to the traditional American values of neutrality, equality, and fairness.

Additionally, the Secretary of the Department of Education must identify any promotion of CRT, and then “amend, annul, or alter those rules, regulations, policies, materials, or communications to remove the prohibited indoctrination.”

To clarify, the order doesn’t say it’s barring the discussion of ideas or history topics related to civil rights and real equality.

And in another order, Sanders banned just one word from government documents (via The Daily Wire):

New Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order this week banning the use of ‘Latinx’ in government documents because it is “culturally insensitive” to the Latino community.

The order states clearly that “ethnically insensitive and pejorative language has no place in official government documents or government employee titles.

This decision also cites poll results from the Pew Research Center, which shows that only 2-3% of Latinos use the word “Latinx” to describe themselves.

In fact, the Real Academia Española, based in Madrid, has completely rejected the use of “x” as an option for “o” and “a” in the Spanish language. In short, the Latino and Spanish people themselves reject the idea.

Therefore, it’s not about white people saying a minority group can’t use a certain word. It’s about respect and not bowing to the woke mob. Said the ruling:

All state offices, departments, and agencies, unless granted an exemption by the Governor, shall review official documents of their respective entities regarding the use of the term ‘Latinx,’ ‘latinx,’ ‘Latinxs,’ or ‘latinxs’ in official state documents.

The battle against “woke” ideology continues across the nation, and many Red states are pushing back against the divisive teachings.

They don’t believe any of it helps give our children a better understanding of the world, or makes them more tolerant individuals. All it really does is further the gap between our citizens, they say.

Key Takeaways:

  • Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders signed an executive order that bans the teaching of CRT in schools.
  • The order stated that “schools must educate, not indoctrinate students.”
  • She also banned the term “Latinx” from all government documents and titles, citing poll results from Latin citizens and evidence from the Real Academia Española.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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