Dear Principals, teachers, educators, school board members, legislators, and other office-holders in Washington County, Utah:

We are living in a time where an agenda to infiltrate America’s education with destructive Marxist ideologies is ramping up to ever higher degrees.  If we wish to preserve an education for our children that will allow any chance for freedom to continue to flourish in our land, the time to act is TODAY.  The first step in taking action is to educate ourselves on the agendas at hand.  For this purpose, please read at least the Introduction and Chapters 1-2 and 5-7 of the book “Beneath Sheep’s Clothing – The Communist Takeover of Culture in the USSR & Parallels in Today’s America.”

Further, please watch the following videos –

Once you have digested this content, you may also consider going to the New Discourses YouTube channel run by James Lindsay, who has a multitude of information freely available on these topics and more.

Next, it’s time to get to work.

As a concerned parent and resident of Washington County, Utah, I call on educators, administrators, school board members, and legislators to do the following:

  1. Immediately remove books with pornographic content from all Washington County K-12 school libraries.
  2. Disband SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) programs in Washington County, even if they are “mostly good.” Replace SEL curricula with teachers reading books to their students that illustrate the timeless values of empathy, grit, problem-solving, treating all people with respect, and etc… but without the woke Marxist agenda.
  1. Phase out computerized adaptive learning curricula – the “junk food” of education and replace it with teachers interacting with students and teaching lessons, and students writing in notebooks with pens and pencils.
  1. Stop or at least greatly curtail data collection on students, limiting data shared to only very basic information not attached to individual students.
  1. Remove excessive operant conditioning from schools where children are trained to perform for treats and toys.

Finally, I call on our educators, administrators, and legislators to do their part in a return to timeless methods and principles in teaching, such as phonics-based reading, inspiring and uplifting books and stories, basic ethics including respect for all instead of social justice and critical theories, age-appropriate content including the teaching of history, local control of curricula, and phasing out control of federal and state bodies as well as that of agenda-driven 3rd party organizations.

A vision of how such an education looks is laid out in this short video by Utah State School Board member Natalie Cline.

It is guaranteed that anyone who takes action toward the agenda outlined above will receive push-back, perhaps severe, from various places.  Will you be willing to take some heat?  Everyone knows that the future of any society hinges on the rising generation.  Will you do your part to ensure the rising generation in our Washington County schools today as well as future generations are educated in a way that promotes freedom in our land rather than an acceptance of totalitarianism under the guise of social justice?  You have the support of an ever-growing mass of informed and activated liberty-loving parents.  We have your backs!!

Thank you so very much,


Julie Behling

(This was a letter that, with some help, I distributed to 33 principals in Washington County, Utah in the final days of the 2021-2022 school year along with copies of my book “Beneath Sheep’s Clothing.”  Anyone who wishes may take this letter and adapt it for their own uses in educating people in their own school districts, states, and locales.  For purchasing bulk quantities of the book “Beneath Sheep’s Clothing” at a discount, please Contact me here for pricing.)


Julie Behling is the mother of a schoolchild in Washington County, Utah and author of the book “Beneath Sheep’s Clothing – The Communist Takeover of Culture in the USSR & Parallels in Today’s America.”  She lived in Russia in the late 90’s as a missionary, received a dual master’s in Russian & East European Studies and Russian Language/Literature in 2004, and is passionate about activating parents, educators, administrators, and legislators around Utah and the nation to root out the Marxist incursion taking over our schools.