Elon Musk Issues Warning To Parents About Public Schools
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building on January 24, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Musk testified at a trial regarding a lawsuit that has investors suing Tesla and Musk over his August 2018 tweets saying he was taking Tesla private with funding that he had secured. The tweet was found to be false and cost shareholders billions of dollars when Tesla's stock price began to fluctuate wildly allegedly based on the tweet.
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk said during an interview late this week that the reason that the so-called “woke mind virus” is spreading is because parents do not know what their children are being taught in public schools.

Musk made the remarks during an interview will Bill Maher that aired Friday on HBO’s “Real Time” when he was asked how and why wokeness started.

“I was trying to figure out where it’s coming from. I think it’s actually been a long time brewing, in that it’s, I think it’s been going on for a while,” Musk said. “The amount of indoctrination that’s happening in schools and universities is I think far beyond what parents realize.”

“And I only sort of came to realize this somewhat late,” he said. “The experience that we had in high school and college is not the experience that that kids today are having, and hasn’t been for, I don’t know, 10 years, maybe 20.”


When Maher asked him if parents were a big part of the problem, Musk responded, “Well, I suppose in some cases … but I think the parents are just generally not aware of what their kids are being taught, or what they’re not being taught.”

“Let me let me let me give you an example that a friend of mine told me which his daughters go to high school in the Bay Area,” he said. “And, and he was asking them like, ‘well, so who are the, you know, who are the first few presidents of the United States?’ They could name Washington. And he said, ‘So what do you know about him?’ ‘Well, he was a slave owner.’ What else? Nothing. Right, like, okay, maybe you should know more than that. You know?”


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