Andi Bayer Says Teachers Using “Anti-American” Materials

I’m not sure what Andi Bayer thinks our teachers are doing in Fairfax County Public Schools, but she’s now claiming students are taught “anti-American” and “pro-socialism” material.

“I tutor these kids, I see what they’re learning,” Bayer said at a closed door Republican fundraiser. “It is anti-American, it is anti-capitalism, it is pro-socialism, and it is pro pro pro pro activism. All you have to do is look at the books and we are in for a long ride to you know where if we turn things around.”

Of course, this is coming from the same woman who claimed we’re wasting money on teacher training and creating a “child centered utopia,” so it shouldn’t come as a shock that Bayer’s demeaning teachers by suggesting they’re a part of some “anti-American” agenda and promoting subversive materials. This type of disrespect she’s showing for teachers is also a prime example of why the Fairfax Education Association has endorsed Karl Frisch.

In addition to suggesting teachers are using “anti-American” materials in our schools, it also jumps out that she’s drawing on her experience as a tutor in these remarks. This is noteworthy because Bayer has often suggested it’s horrible that students receive tutoring.

“The one thing this board was innovative about this year, I don’t agree with. And that was putting tutoring facilities in elementary schools,” Bayer said in just one of several statements she made demeaning the use of tutoring at a forum at Mantua Elementary School. “Isn’t it the job of seven to seven and half hours a day for your child to come out of a school and not need tutoring?”

Considering how she’s made other negative remarks about tutoring, it seems as though she wants to using the issue to launch attacks against others but doesn’t mind the use of tutoring when she personally profits from it.. This is simply not the type of leadership we need on the Fairfax County School Board.

For those who are interested, here’s the full remarks that Andi Bayer gave. Her “anti-American” remarks start at the 1:24 mark.

About Bryan J. Scrafford

Bryan Scrafford grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and stayed in the region for both college and his professional life. An avid baseball and hockey fan, Bryan's also involved with several advocacy organizations fighting for economic justice, LGBT rights, and other issues. You can follow him on twitter at @bscrafford and Instagram at @bjscrafford
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