A Pennsylvania mother who previously pushed back against her suburban Philadelphia school district injecting critical race theory into its curriculum in 2020 joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday to sound off on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s directive targeting parents at school board meetings; which allows for the FBI to investigate claims alleged to be “intimidation” or other somewhat vague characteristics.
Elana Fishbein, a doctor of social work from Gladwyne, previously worked to start a nationwide movement after learning of her fourth-grade son’s “cultural proficiency” lessons in the Lower Merion Township School District.
The text that the younger Fishbein had to read included “Not my Idea: A Book About Whiteness,” which is intended to “connect White children with their instincts regarding racism,” according to the author .
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said of his effort in a statement Monday. The people who devote their energy and time to making sure our children get a good education in safe environments deserve the right to work safely. “
Host Tucker Carlson mentioned Fishbein’s past activism in the interview. She noted that she had “fought back against the doctrination and made a compelling case why the school should only teach academics to your children.” “
” How does it feel being called a domestic terrorist because you demand that? He was referring to Garland’s instruction.
“It is truly shocking, absurd, and insane that the FBI is being used by the DOJ to stop the actions and policies of the [critics of] school board. She said that this should concern every parent in the country.
She expressed concern that many parents would be subject to Garland’s directive and be threatened with being arrested by the FBI.
“That is one of the biggest weapons is the weapon of terrorists to intimidate the opposition so there will not be any opposition,” she said.
“However, that is an essential part of my work and my movement: knowledge in education to mobilize for parents, to empower them so we expose what they are doing in schools, therefore, are parents all over the country in many states are going to school boards and are going together so they won’t be intimidated, they can support each other, and insist on exposing specifically what is being taught in classes,” Fishbein concluded.
Fox News’ Michael Lee contributed to this report.