As parents across the Lone Star State grapple with a myriad of issues in the government school systems, one state employee is attacking an organization promoting parental rights in education.
Angela Valenzuela, whose Twitter bio describes her as a “Professor in Educational leadership and policy” at UT Austin, denounced Moms for Liberty as “sowing discord” and “a tool for the neo liberal/libertarian right.”
Mom’s for Liberty is an anti-government, extremist organization, sowing discord, that is a tool, for the neo liberal/libertarian rights that wants to disrupt and dismantle and ultimately privatize public education. @RYHTexas @TxTLEEC @MASBATX @TexasNAACP @LULAC #txed #txlege https://t.co/oxvP3ycChi
— Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D. (@vlnzl) July 17, 2023
Moms for Liberty is an activist group that has gained prominence in advocating for greater parental rights in education. Originally founded to push back against pandemic-era school closures, the group has more recently advocated against pornographic curricula and other misdeeds.
For her part, Valenzuela maintains a blog entitled “Educational equity, politics, and policy in Texas.” The blog promotes a variety of far-left causes and is filled with identity politics language. Examples include tags on “diversity equity and inclusion,” “machismo,” and “#SayNotoFascism.”
According to Valenzuela’s bio page on the university’s website, in 2016 she published “Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth.”
The University of Texas at Austin is governed by a board of regents appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate. Concerned Texans can contact the board of regents by phone at (512) 449-4402 or by e-mail at BOR@utsystem.edu.