A Defense Department (DOD) education officer accused of “racist” posts and spreading “woke” ideologies within its school systems was relieved from her post, announced House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) after the congresswomen had brought attention to the matter, demanding action from the Pentagon while calling for “transparency” in the department’s education for children of military families.
By Joshua Klein
On Thursday, Stefanik announced that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) chief Kelisa Wing has been removed from her role as officer in Department of Defense’s Education Activity (DODEA) schools following the New York congresswoman’s advocacy.
Wing had been accused of using her position in military children’s schools to promote woke ideologies through her personal writings.
Following an investigation, the DOD reassigned Wing to another position after having been exposed denigrating white people in several posts.
The announcement came as Stefanik questioned DoD Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr. during a subcommittee hearing on the impact of DEI Policies, Procedures, and Trainings within the Defense Department.
Stefanik slammed the DOD for responding only hours before the hearing to her query about Wing, describing the practice as “a trend for Biden administration officials, at the last minute, scrambling before these hearings.”
“I will take it as a result that we delivered,” she stated. “She should have been fired completely, but she was at least moved somewhere else, not dealing with our kids’ educational systems.”
Stefanik is the leading force behind efforts to create transparency in DODEA schools.
Earlier this month, following a report revealing a shocking rise in “woke” materials featured within DODEA schools, she slammed the Defense Department over its “stonewalling” in the face of investigations into the “divisive and radical ideology” being taught to servicemembers’ children.
Stefanik accused President Joe Biden’s Defense Department of allowing the “radical teachings” of Wing to “proliferate” in DoDEA K-12 schools, “while failing to provide transparency on their investigation into her racially divisive statements.”
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