United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) is a nonprofit, nationwide coalition that seeks to return control of education to parents and local communities by empowering parents and local communities to escape Federal and other national influences.
The primary mission of USPIE has been to close the Federal Department of Education and eliminate all education programs directed by the Federal government. USPIE developed a Blueprint articulating the means by which this can be achieved. This goal is possible with political leadership that is inclined to reduce the size of the Federal government.
Due to the current political environment, the USPIE Leadership Team decided to reprioritize efforts to emphasizing the important role parents and communities have in the education of children. The mission to close the Federal Department of Education remains and will return to a primary objective when the political environment is more conducive for success.
It is the vision of USPIE to create a culture where parents, empowered with the authority to choose what and how their children learn, are the undisputed primary educators of their children; where local schools operate in support of families, and where education is unencumbered by Federal mandates.
In 2021-22, USPIE will focus its efforts on empowering parents to exercise the freedoms and alternatives available to them in support of excellent education for their children. USPIE will also seek two partner states interested in extricating their public schools from Federal funds. Grassroots leaders from around the country will work to 1) expose the lies being taught in government schools that harm children and threaten freedom, 2) encourage parents to take back responsibility to educate their children, 3) initiate and support efforts to return complete local control of government schools, and 4) encourage states to wean themselves off the federal education dole.
The USPIE Research Team will work with activists and elected leaders in at least two states to facilitate the elimination of Federal funds for government schools. Preliminary research shows most states’ school funding is comprised of 10-12% Federal funding, yet these funds drive a significant share of policy and practice. Federal funds also carry a high cost of compliance in administrative overhead and supplemental requirements for spending. Once a state stops taking Federal funds for education, they will be free to eliminate the corrosive and problematic Federal mandates.
We will work to ensure that parents, grandparents and taxpayers understand how a perverse sexual agenda permeates policy and curriculum throughout the school day. It must also be understood that the great American story and the amazing experiment in individual freedom has been reduced to identity politics, racist attacks, and dependent citizens. Education is no longer designed to fill young minds with truth. USPIE contends this is not the fault of teachers. To the contrary, USPIE understands and empathizes with teachers who are forced to implement curricula that present distorted facts intended to deceive children and families. USPIE supports parents and teachers working together to take back local schools and teach curriculum that reflects local community values.
The current political environment is supportive of this mission. Many parents, advocacy organizations, and even teachers are awakening to the systemic tragedy our public schools have become. USPIE will endeavor to work with people and organizations from all walks of life to be a strong voice in the advocacy for parental rights and excellence in education for all children.
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