Trump pick for AZ governor: Let students sue for tuition refunds to end woke brainwashing on campus

Former TV news anchor Kari Lake also proposed placing cameras in K-12 classrooms so that parents can confirm if their children are being taught critical race theory.

Updated: December 8, 2021 - 9:27am

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    GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake proposes holding schools and colleges accountable for teaching students critical race theory by allowing parents to file complaints with K-12 schools and giving college students the ability to sue their state universities.

    "They shouldn't be teaching this garbage, where we're teaching our kids to hate our country," Lake told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Tuesday's episode. "We need to have real American history."

    Lake also proposed having cameras in school classrooms. The cameras wouldn't be pointed at kids, and the feed wouldn't be a livestream for parents to log on to, but parents would be able to file a complaint with the school and get access to the video if they suspect that their children are being taught critical race theory.

    "I'm just a mom with — I have school-aged kids, still — I want to know that all that work they put in, you know, K-12, they get out of high school and they're ready for the world, are ready to take their education to the next level, not being indoctrinated K-12 to go on to be further indoctrinated in university," the former TV news anchor said. "And then whatever wasn't taken care of in their indoctrination at university, the media goes on to continue the indoctrination."

    College students should be able to hold their state universities accountable by showing their transcripts with a critical race theory-type class and say, "'This is just woke curriculum that did nothing to advance my education and my knowledge,'" Lake said. "If you could then go back to the university and make a case, to sue to get your tuition back for those classes, I think they would sit up straight and take notice and say, 'Wow, we need to start putting our kids in classes that actually help them — advance them toward the real world and success.'"