Glenn talks to his co-author Kyle Olson about their new book CONFORM

Glenn’s new book Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education was released today. In the book, Glenn presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it’s not more money our schools need — it’s a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who either want to protect the status quo.

As Glenn has explained, there is no issue more important to America’s future than education. The fact that we’ve yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable, and we are failing our children, our country, and ourselves. Conform gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the common sense principles of choice, freedom and accountability.

On radio this morning, Kyle Olson, founder of the Education Action Group Foundation and co-author of Conform, joined Glenn to discuss why this book is so vital and what parents and teachers can do to begin to right some of the wrongs of the American education system.

“Last year at this time, we published the book called Control. And Control was all about our 2nd Amendment rights. The second book in the Control series is called Conform,” Glenn said. “As we have been talking about today and for the last eight years, we cannot, we must not, conform. This is the ultimate conforming of our society. It is Common Core and public education. And you are seeing it in spades.”

As Glenn explained, Kyle has been one of the people really waving the red flag on Common Core and some of the biggest problems facing the American education system.

“He's been leading the charge on Common Core along with Michelle Malkin. Kyle and I first started talking Common Core about a year ago, and there is no one place where you can go and get all of the information,” Glenn explained. “So we published Conform today. It is 222 pages of text, and then the next 50 or so pages are all fine print sources. It sites all the notes, so you know exactly where to go, so you don't have to quote me or Kyle.”

On Tuesday’s radio program Glenn also covered the outrageous story out of a California school district in which 8th grade students were asked to consider whether the Holocaust was “an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” The district has since said it will change the assignment in the future, but it is really incredible to consider what is going on in some of our schools.

“It is so vital parents know what's going on. Parents are standing up, as you said, and fighting back. And some more parents need to do that because what we hear about the stories like in Los Angeles is that the district is basically admitting its incompetence. They don't know what's in the school,” Kyle explained. “When they are called out on it, they say, ‘That was a mistake,’ or ‘That was never meant to be give to children.’ That sort of thing. So it is so critical parents know what's going on in the child's classroom – what textbooks they are reading, what informational texts they are reading, so they can stand up and fight back.”

Conform seeks to arm parents and teachers with the facts they need to stand up to their school boards and local governments and demand changes to the education system. Glenn urged his listeners to consider buying copies for friends and neighbors, for the book runs through some of the most common pro-Common Core and pro-public education defenses and offers an in-depth counter argument.

“I urge you to buy several copies for your friends and give them out. If you are concerned at all about education, we have tried to put together the quintessential book that will cover all the things you worry about, all the of the charges that are leveled against you,” Glenn said. “And we tried to put them with a ton of footnotes, so you don't ever have to quote me. You know the original source. You know where this answer is coming from. It's called Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education.”

Purchase your copy of Conform HERE.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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