The Babylon Bee has an excellent point - as usual.
In a related, serious thought, there is this from CS Lewis's The Abolition of Man (1943)
...misunderstood the pressing educational need of the moment. They see the world around them swayed by emotional propaganda—they have learned from tradition that youth is sentimental—and they conclude that the best thing they can do is to fortify the minds of young people against emotion. My own experience as a teacher tells an opposite tale. For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.
Politically, yes, conservatives may have been trying to cut down jungles rather than irrigate deserts.