Reports like this one highlight the danger your kids face today if you send them to government schools. They aren’t all as bad as Seattle’s, but the trend is nevertheless nationwide.
Seattle Public Schools recently held a racially charged teacher-training session that convicted US schools of committing “spirit murder” against black kids and demanded that white teachers “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgment of [their] thieved inheritance.”
According to whistleblower documents from the session that I’ve reviewed, the trainers began by claiming that teachers are colonizers of “the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People.” Later: “The United States was built off the stolen labor of kidnapped and enslaved black people’s work.” The image of a black-power fist removed any lingering hope that the presentation might involve a modicum of nuance.
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The main message: White teachers must recognize that they “are assigned considerable power and privilege in our society” because of their “possession of white skin.” To atone, they must self-consciously reject their “whiteness” and become dedicated “anti-racist educator[s].”
Any resistance, no matter how well-argued or factually grounded, was dismissed as a reflex of white teachers’ “lizard-brain,” which makes them “afraid that [they] will have to talk about sensitive issues such as race, racism, classism, sexism or any kind of ‘ism.’ ”
In the most disturbing portion, teachers discussed “spirit murder.” Schools, according to “abolitionist” pedagogue Bettina Love, who invented the concept, “murder the souls of black children every day through systemic, institutionalized, anti-black, state-sanctioned violence.”
What’s the goal here? Simply put, to transform Seattle schools into activist organizations.
At the conclusion of the training, teachers had to explain how they will practice “anti-racist pedagogy,” address the “social-justice movements taking place” and become “anti-racist outside the classroom.” They were told to divide the world into “enemies, allies and accomplices” and work toward the “abolition” of whiteness. They must, in other words, abandon the illusion of neutral teaching standards and get in the trenches of race-based activism.
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Sadly, if past is precedent, the racial fever gripping Seattle schools will soon spread to the nation.
There’s more at the link.
Have you been asking why so many millennials and young people support Black Lives Matter, or Antifa, or – for that matter – Joe Biden and the Democratic Party? Look no further for an explanation. The course described above is basically taking the extreme left-wing, progressive, socialist wing of the Democratic Party and forcing it down the throats of teachers, and – through them – of their students.
It’s coming to the point where, if you want to raise your kids as normal, healthy, well-balanced adults able to think for themselves, you dare not send them to government school. Private schools – that you’ve made sure aren’t infected with the politically correct, SJW disease – or home-schooling are becoming the only realistic options.
In the latter case, I know several families that have taken a conscious decision that one spouse will stay at home and help educate the kids, as well as look after the house, while the other is the bread-winner for the family. It means they have less money, to be sure, but the quality of their family, both as a group and as individuals, is immeasurably enhanced.