In an interview with conservative radio host Andrew Wilkow on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz agreed with Wilkow when he said that there is “link between public education and bad civics,” namely the failure to agree with Cruz’s “constitutional conservatism.”
“You know what’s amazing about constitutional conservatism,” Wilkow said, “is it seems like so many are lost on it, not because they aren’t intelligent enough to understand it, many people are too busy to follow politics the way those of us in the political media and running for president where you are. It seems like the more the federal government gets involved in education, the further away from an understanding of the Constitution we get. And do you see that problem, do you see a link between public education and bad civics?”
“Absolutely,” Cruz responded, “and I would note that the Constitution is a way to unite all of us, to bring us together across divisive issues.”
The Texas Republican then repeated his presidential campaign promises to dismantle the Common Core educational standards and abolish the Department of Education.
Cruz’s father and campaign surrogate Rafael Cruz has previously warned that public schools are brainwashing children into communism.