The Minneapolis School District announced the method by which they will terminate teachers, should that become necessary. How will they do that, you ask? By seniority or tenure? By performance? No, white teachers will be terminated first.
You read that correctly. Race will be the primary determining factor.
The ‘justification’ given is that the District is trying to protect ‘underrepresented groups’. Yet by doing so, they are making decisions solely based on race, which is the literal definition of racism! To say nothing of the fact that students will be suffering if decisions are not based on performance.
Clearly, in Minneapolis, helping young students is not the most important thing for the School Board.
It is a traditional area of fundamental disagreement between liberals and conservatives. Very generally, liberals believe in more government involvement in daily life and that government can and should be guiding society to the “best” solutions, shown to us by a benevolent but knowing government. Conservatives believe in self-determination and that the role of government should be limited. People should generally be in control and allowed to make their own decisions, even if those may be bad ones.
Across the country, we see that one of the biggest issues in elections is that of parental rights. In Virginia, the Governor said that parents did not have the right to decide what their children were taught and last November parents reacted by electing Republican Glenn Youngkin, who had never held political office before but who promised to give parents and the people control of the government, rather than allowing the government to tell parents what was going to be done.
That broader trend is just indicative of a more specific, and more radical one. The far left wants to not only control what goes on in schools, regardless of what parents think, but they want to use schools to further their social experiments and to teach children—starting at a very young age—their radical and in some cases dangerous—views. Such is the case with the move to sexualize children and to push sex on children as young as four or five years old.
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Brooke Roslindale School, a Boston area charter school, had a unique way to explain what OB/GYNs do at birth.
In an “identity Share” class, the assistant principal and a first grade teach Ray Skyer were teaching their 6 year olds and Skyer said “So when babies are born, the doctor looks at them and they make a guess about whether the baby is a boy or girl.” and then went on to explain about “transgender” and “cisgender” and that he was a transgender.
It is probably a sign of my age to say “I remember when…” but when I was in first grade, I didn’t know whether any of my teachers were married or single or if they had any surgeries and no one felt the need to teach elementary school kids to question their sex. Yet, that is not the case today and there is a n agenda being pushed to teach kids about alternate lifestyles at the same time they are learning how to count and to know their colors. And THAT is why Florida passed a law to re-focus early education on things that matter, rather than on a social agenda that is totally inappropriate for the age.
The Chicago teacher’s union voted not to show up for work due to concerns about covid, basically going on strike until conditions get better and meet their approval.
The Federal government has given the nation’s schools $140 billion (with a ‘B’) to make improvements so that kids can go to school. The money was set aside for such things improved ventilation systems, additional cleaning protocols and other tools that would make schools safer for students and teachers. In large part, this was added to the aid given to combat covid because we now recognize the health damage-mental and social, that is done when students are required to stay at home and learn virtually.
Add to all the financial assistance, data on infection rates that tells us that schools are almost the safest environment and it is not hard to understand why most parents want their kids back in schools. Yet, the union thinks it’s knows better what is good for kids more than their parents.
It lends more credence to the argument for school choice, that parents should be able to decide where they send their children to school. More so when the teacher’s union no longer thinks it is a public servant and thinks it knows better than parents and elected school boards.
The first woman and first African-American National Security Advisor and the second Black Secretary of State, Condolleezza Rice, commenting on critical race theory:
“I would like black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white.”
After a year of arguably the most restrictive lockdowns in the nation, Los Angeles County has said that it will beginning trying to allow schools to resume in person classes in the near future.
The teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, is strongly opposed, and the union’s president Cecily Myart-Cruz calls the move for in person learning “structural racism”. I am not quite able to understand how getting children back to schools is racist. But I CAN understand how not letting them back in schools could be implicitly racist.
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In the news, two clear indications of problems with our education system and ‘news’ for one of the cabinet nominees ability to make money.
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