Are schools places for academics or social justice activism and induction?
Jennifer Whitney, the teacher behind the idea, said she wanted to start a conversation about race and secondarily, to examine why black people have higher incarceration rates. She also wants to discuss why black people have lower college graduation rates.
“It is part of the oppression, the systemic oppression that continues on,” Whitney claimed.
Seattle is one of the most liberal cities in America and touts having the nation’s first openly socialist city council member, but the actions of a group of elementary teachers is taking thing to a whole other level.
Teachers at John Muir Elementary plan to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts in class next Friday so they can start a conversation about trumped-up racial oppression in the classroom, KING 5 reported.
It has little to do with ‘oppression’ and everything to do with the breakdown of the black family. Only 16% of Baltimore teens are raised with married parents. In 2013, 72 percent of all births to black women occurred outside of marriage. This is a tragedy that will never get fixed until it’s addressed within the black community.
3rd Grade Teacher
Children age 7-11 are in the developmental phase of concrete thinking – literal, right now, and immediate. They would have difficulty understanding idea based abstract concepts. “During this phase thought becomes increasingly logical and coherent so that the child is able to classify, sort, order, and organize facts while still being incapable of generalizing or dealing in abstractions.” Medical dictionary
“To be silent would be almost unforgivable, and I think we have been silent for almost too long,” said third grade teacher Marjorie Lamarre.
The teachers are wearing t-shirts designed by fellow teacher Jennifer Whitney in support of the violent anti-cop movement that has inspired the assassination of at least nine police officers this year.
The shirts read: “Black Lives Matter, We Stand Together” with the schools name underneath. DailyCaller
A mother wrote about her experiences with a school principal.
A new principal was assigned with a Ph.D. in education. And things got worse!
In grades 11-12, I had at least ten parent-teacher conferences about substandard academic performance – of the teachers. Except for one dedicated AP English teacher, they didn’t know their subjects, and they didn’t care.
Finally the principal, aggravated and arrogant, told me schools no longer believe in academic excellence because demanding subjects no longer appeal to the mainstream student or to his parents.
He proclaimed that his program, his syllabus, his teachers were all fully in compliance with local, state, and federal standards, and he wasn’t going to change a single thing to accommodate me or my daughter.
He said proudly he is a “Progressive,” he has a Ph.D., and he had “helped” develop and design many of those standards, and he believed in them. He said any kid who wants a higher-level education for a professional career will have to get it somewhere else…
What is a Progressive? That’s just a fancy word for Socialist or Communist. American Thinker
The infusion of social justice activism by teachers at the expense of time spent on actual academic subjects for children ill-equipped to understand abstract ideas is turning schools dumbing down centers and indoctrination centers for progressives (aka Socialist or Communist).