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University of Michigan Opening ‘Social Justice High School’ in Detroit

University of Michigan Opening ‘Social Justice High School’ in Detroit

“It’s so important for students to have the ability to be an advocate, not only for themselves but for people in their community or people around the world”

The agenda is more important than scholarship. Reading comprehension rates won’t matter but everyone will know Orange Man Bad.

Campus Reform reports:

UMich social justice agenda is now ‘spreading beyond’ campus

The University of Michigan is opening a “social justice-themed” high school in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in the fall.

The School at Marygrove will focus on social justice and engineering, according to The Michigan Daily.

DPSCD spokeswoman Chrystal Wilson said that the “social justice-themed” School at Marygrove “has been designed to develop critical thinkers and community-minded citizens who have the skills and knowledge to be makers and leaders creating a more just and equitable future,” reported the Michigan Daily.

The university has assisted the school district in picking teachers and creating curriculum.

Graduates from UMich’s School of Education undergraduate and graduate programs will also assist in teaching the high schoolers via a “teaching residency program.” One University of Michigan education senior told the student newspaper that social justice is a key part of her coursework leading her to become a teacher.

“It’s so important for students to have the ability to be an advocate, not only for themselves but for people in their community or people around the world,” Hannah Whitman said. “Teaching that as young as high school or even younger is really empowering for them.”

Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, told Campus Reform that the university is attempting to sway high schoolers toward one political ideology through social justice.

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The greatest “Social Justice” need for Detroit schools would be schools that actually EDUCATE students. By performance on NAEP exams, Detroit schools are the worst in the country.Detroit’s schools score worst in the nation again, but Vitti vows that will change

In fourth-grade math, 4% of Detroit students scored at or above proficient, compared with 36% statewide, 31% in large cities and 40% nationwide for public school students.
• In fourth-grade reading, 5% of Detroit students scored at or above proficient, compared with 32% statewide, 28% in large cities and 35% nationwide for public school students.
• In eighth-grade math, 5% of Detroit students scored at or above proficient, compared with 31% statewide, 27% in large cities and 33% nationwide for public school students.
• In eighth-grade reading, 7% of Detroit students scored at or above proficient, compared with 34% statewide, 27% in large cities and 35% nationwide for public school students.

If “social justice” advocates have abysmal reading, writing and math skills, they are not going to do a very good job of advocating.

    J Motes in reply to PostLiberal. | July 31, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you for the stats, PostLiberal. The scores for the lowest levels of proficiency in Detroit are indeed shocking. But I am even more shocked by the low percentage of students deemed proficient statewide, a nearly uniform third of students in all categories.
    I wonder if the definition of “proficient” is anything like it was 50 or 75 years ago, when American schools consistently produced students who scored at or near the top of the world’s rankings. I suspect that the definition has been severely lowered yet two-thirds of students still cannot achieve that compromised standard.

Yeah, because kids need to learn how to complain and envy. Just threw my UMich diplomas in the trash

Wait, did they just use social justice *and* critical thinking in the same sentence? Amazing!

Will their grades be equally distributed?

The Friendly Grizzly | August 1, 2019 at 8:27 am

“Social Justie” is just newspeak for “hate whitey”.

If you’re going to do something abjectly worthless, you couldn’t find a better place for it than Detroit.

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