PODCAST EPISODE

The Playbook to Take Down Texas Public Schools

Y'all-itics

Feb 15 2022 • 1 hr 1 min


The right-wing is trying to takeover public schools. Texas superintendents are quitting. Boards have banned books. The once obscure term Critical Race Theory is now part of our lexicon. Why is public education under attack? Who’s behind it? And how did we get here? In this episode of Y’all-itics some pastors are now pushing back. The Jasons put down their pint glasses after seeing an evangelical group tangle on Twitter with a sitting Republican Congressman over this issue. Scrolling further through their feed, an op-ed from a Baptist news organization began trending after arguing that the right-wing has had this playbook in the works for 60-years. What’s the end game for the right? What’s really at risk? The Jasons walked away with some better context on this mashup of church, state and Texas politics.   Guests: Rev. Charles Johnson / Executive Director, Pastors for Texas Children Mark Wingfield / Executive Director and publisher of Baptist News Global