My guest today is Bonnie Snyder. Bonnie is an educator with over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles including teacher, counselor, administrator, and professor in both public and private schools. She’s a graduate of Harvard University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech and a Doctorate in Higher education from Penn State. She is also the High school Outreach Fellow at FIRE: The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
Bonnie’s latest book which is the topic of today’s conversation is “Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools―and What We Can Do About It”. This conversation is very much a follow-up to my podcast with Christopher Rufo and Kmele Foster. This will also probably be the last guest that I’ll address this topic within the near future, for fear of boring you all to death. In this episode, we talk about political indoctrination in K-12 classrooms and the power struggle between parents and teachers, critical race theory and the state laws attempting to ban it, and the political leanings of America’s teaching population. We also talk about free speech and forced speech, the consequences of self-censorship, and much more.