Critical race theory is all about conformity

Proponents of critical race theory continue to frame resistance to it in the classroom as racist. In an interview with Education Week, Margaret Thornton, an assistant professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, characterized opposition to critical race theory as a “whitelash” and a “racist attempt to silence educators.” She insists that in spite of these attacks, she’ll keep teaching the “truth about oppression” in the United States.

The problem with this sort of attack is that there’s a lot more to critical race theory than just teaching historical oppression such as slavery or Jim Crow. It’s this “more” that should worry parents of any race, especially parents of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Of particular concern: Critical race theory activists often reject the idea of individuality. In her blockbuster critical race theory book White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo rejects the “ideolog[y] of individualism.” What does she mean by individualism? “Briefly, individualism holds that we are each unique and stand apart from others, even those within our social groups.”

The problem is that an individualistic streak is essential to being an entrepreneur. In ” Individualism: A Deeply American Philosophy ,” Patrick Carroll and Dan Sanchez pointed out that the greatest entrepreneurs in U.S. history were deeply individualistic. They were “mold-breakers.”

This individualistic mindset was perfectly captured by Steve Jobs with Apple’s 1997-2002 ” Think Different ” ad campaign. But if you’re told that it’s wrong to see yourself as “unique” or “standing apart” from your social group, what are the odds that you’re going to grow up to think differently?

The odds get even lower when you factor in how critical race theory is actually taught. If the essence of entrepreneurship is “think different,” the core of critical race theory might be described as “make sure you think like us.”

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These Community Schools Aren’t What You Think They Are

Community School. It sounds so quaint, so nice, so comforting.

If you ask most people to describe a “community school,” they would probably create a picture of a local school in a town, a school that served the children of that community, that was paid for by local taxes, and was a matter of local pride. Parents had access to the school, volunteered there, knew the teachers, etc.

The town I live in once had such a school, The Oxford School. It has long been closed because it was too small and too expensive to keep open. But it was a true community school where kids walked to school in the morning, went home for lunch, walked back, and walked home after dismissal. My husband attended that school when he was a child. It was a community school in the truest sense.

The community schools I am going to describe for you are not that community school. They are something much more invasive and insidious. And they will cost state taxpayers millions.

The new definition of “community schools” is posted on many websites, but let’s start here in Maryland. From MSDE:

“Community schools are schools that develop and utilize partnerships that connect the school, students, families, and the surrounding community to the resources needed to thrive. They highlight the assets in traditionally underserved communities and leverage partnerships, ultimately providing students, families, and communities with essential services and support. Through strategic partnerships, community schools work to provide access to high-quality academics, health services, mental health support, academic enrichment, out-of-school time programming, crisis support, adult education classes, leadership development, and more.”

State educators like to call these “full-service schools” with “wraparound services.” Sounds great, huh?

But let’s break this down. The same school systems that cannot account for all their Covid relief funds cannot find all their students (Baltimore City can’t find 1,300 students), don’t have enough teachers and auxiliary staff for schools, and can’t get state testing scores out in a useful and timely fashion because they are SO bad, locked down and cost our children up to two years of learning, now want to provide “one-stop shopping” community schools. Even worse, these are the schools that are so focused on social justice, CRT, and SEL that they don’t adequately teach basic academic content. Yet they promise they will provide all these other services efficiently and expertly while teaching content. It’s a scam, and they know it.

Who is pushing this and why?

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Grade School Used To Be About Math, Science, And Growing Up. Now It’s About Sex, Drag, And Obesity

Government grade school isn’t what it used to be. More than two years after America’s ruling classes used coronavirus as a reason to shut down schools indefinitely, it’s clear that left-wing activism throughout public education became even more unhinged in hibernation.

Earlier this month, teachers in a western suburb of Columbus, Ohio, welcomed back students to the classroom with lessons on “anal sex” and “fisting.”

Badges worn by teachers in the Hilliard school district featured QR codes linking to a union-sponsored website with resources from gender-bending activist organizations. Resources include information on “gender identity,” “body positivity,” and a guide on “Queering Sexual Education.” That 10-page pamphlet offers instructions on “anal sex,” “bondage,” “rimming,” “domination,” “fingering,” “muffing,” and “outercourse.”

The badges sported by teachers were sponsored by none other than unions such as the National Education Association and the Hilliard Education Association. The former represents more than 3 million public school teachers across 14,000 school districts, making the organization the largest teachers union in the country.

While, in a statement to a local ABC affiliate, Hilliard Superintendent Dave Stewart stressed that the QR codes are “on the back of the badge” and are “not to be shared with students,” the front of the badges reads “I’m here,” to signal to students that those who wear them are supposed allies of the radical gender movement.

Lisa Chaffee, a Hilliard parent with Ohio Parents Rights in Education, called the badges “extremely inappropriate” in a classroom setting.

“As a parent that crosses the line,” Chaffee told ABC6.

More than 2,000 miles west, Los Angeles teachers are taking “body positivity” to a whole new level, encouraging students to abandon traditional concepts of “bad” food.

In a video posted on Instagram, the Los Angeles Unified School District promoted childhood obesity by pushing students to eat donuts. The clip features a corporate nutritionist named Kéra Nyemb-Diop whose LinkedIn identifies her as an employee at Mondelēz International.

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New Jersey schools must teach middle schoolers about anal sex, pregnancy options or risk ‘disciplinary action’

New state-wide sex ed standards in New Jersey teach students as young as 13 years old about anal sex and their pregnancy options, and school districts that fail to comply could face “disciplinary action,” or even a loss of funding.

The standards were adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education in June 2020, and schools are required to implement them beginning this month. Amid concern from parents and school districts, the state Department of Education has warned that schools who fail to implement the new standards may face discipline. 

The state standards describe what students should learn by each grade level, and it is up to the districts to design a curriculum to adhere to the standards. By eighth grade, according to the New Jersey standards, students should “describe pregnancy testing, the signs of pregnancy, and pregnancy options, including parenting, abortion, and adoption;” and “Define vaginal, oral, and anal sex.”

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Idaho Elementary Students Are Being Taught ‘Porn Literacy’, How To Hide Pornography Consumption From Parents

The Idaho state government is encouraging K-12 minors to consume pornography without any shame.

Even though it is illegal for adults to show children under the age of 18 pornographic material, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) is reportedly purchasing so-called “porn literacy” materials from ‘Education, Training and Research’ (ETR) a nonprofit progressive organization.

The Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) first exposed the IDHW for its radical agenda. By purchasing materials from ETR, Idaho students will be subject to a curriculum that pushes instruction of “kink and power, pleasure, sexual identity, sexual acts, and sexual exploration in relation to pornography.”

The IWW said ETR is an “interest group that promotes queering education and normalizing the consumption of pornography.”

In ETR materials, pornography is a “required topic” that must be talked about. One ETR-recommended training video shows animated cartoon characters professing sexual innuendos.

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How the US Government Created the Student Loan Crisis

President Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping plan on Wednesday to let delinquent student loan borrowers transfer tens of thousands of dollars in debt to taxpayers. If he were a biblically minded leader, Biden would have used his nationally televised press conference to repent of his role in creating the student loan crisis in the first place.

Biden’s student loan bailout lets individuals write off $20,000 in unpaid student loans if they received Pell Grants or $10,000 if they did not. The plan is open to households that make up to $250,000 a year or individuals who make $125,000. It would also reduce the number of people who have to make student loan payments at all, as well as the amount and time they must pay before US taxpayers pick up the tab for their full loan.

While much of the commentary has focused on students who refused to make their loan payments, few have discussed how successive presidential administrations set those students up for failure. The federal government largely nationalized the student loan industry in 2010 via a piece of legislation related to Obamacare, the “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” The US government now holds 92 percent of all student loans — and the nation’s total student debt has more than doubled, from $811 billion in April 2010 to $1.748 trillion in April 2022.

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‘Dark day for students’: School board passes curriculum calling girls a ‘person with a vulva’

“This is a dark day for Wisconsin students, who will be taught a curriculum that reduces them down to their body parts,” Alexandra Schweitzer, president of No Left Turn In Education – Wisconsin, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “No teacher should refer to their female students as ‘students who will menstruate’ or to their male students as ‘penis owners.’ This is a wholly inappropriate use of classroom time that ought to be spent on educational fundamentals.”

Parents were sent a letter from the school district detailing the curriculum on Aug. 3. The district community had until Aug. 17 to provide feedback on the curriculum to the school board through a Google form.

The sixth grade lesson plan tells teachers to call women “a person with a vulva.” The students are taught how their family and peers may influence their “attitude” towards gender identity and gender expression.

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Then The Technocrats Came For The Children…

School districts around the world are racing to implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in the name of improving their students’ social and emotional skills. In fact, according to the global purveyor of SEL standards, 27 states so far have adopted K-12 SEL competencies, and all 50 states have adopted SEL competencies for pre-K students. But where is this massive push for SEL coming from, and what are the motives behind it?

The answer to this question is becoming clear: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a primary force behind the SEL movement worldwide. A major way UNESCO advocates for SEL is through UNESCO’S Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. The Gandhi Institute produces an online publication called The Blue Dot, which features articles from SEL experts and others around the globe that highlight “the relationship between education, peace, sustainable development and global citizenship.” Invoking Gandhi’s name in the title of this United Nations entity is meant to pull at the heartstrings of anyone who hears it. But should our heartstrings be pulled?

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