NC School District’s Campaign Against ‘Whiteness in Educational Spaces’ Told Teachers to Ignore Parental Concerns
“Parents, according to the teachers, should be considered an impediment to social justice.”
According to newly revealed documents, a school district in North Carolina embraced a race-based program steeped in Critical Race Theory last year.
More disturbing, however, is the directive given for dealing with parents who object.
Christopher Rufo writes at City Journal:
Last year, the Wake County Public School System, which serves the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area, held an equity-themed teachers’ conference with sessions on “whiteness,” “microaggressions,” “racial mapping,” and “disrupting texts,” encouraging educators to form “equity teams” in schools and push the new party line: “antiracism.”…
At the first session, “Whiteness in Ed Spaces,” school administrators provided two handouts on the “norms of whiteness.” These documents claimed that “(white) cultural values” include “denial,” “fear,” “blame,” “control,” “punishment,” “scarcity,” and “one-dimensional thinking.” According to notes from the session, the teachers argued that “whiteness perpetuates the system” of injustice and that the district’s “whitewashed curriculum” was “doing real harm to our students and educators.” The group encouraged white teachers to “challenge the dominant ideology” of whiteness and “disrupt” white culture in the classroom through a series of “transformational interventions.”
Parents, according to the teachers, should be considered an impediment to social justice. When one teacher asked, “How do you deal with parent pushback?” the answer was clear: ignore parental concerns and push the ideology of antiracism directly to students. “You can’t let parents deter you from the work,” the teachers said. “White parents’ children are benefiting from the system” of whiteness and are “not learning at home about diversity (LGBTQ, race, etc.).” Therefore, teachers have an obligation to subvert parental wishes and beliefs. Any “pushback,” the teachers explained, is merely because white parents fear “that they are going to lose something” and find it “hard to let go of power [and] privilege.”
Perhaps these teachers have forgotten that the parents pay the taxes that fund this school district. Taxpayers have to start standing up and making themselves heard.
A.P. Dillon of the Lady Liberty 1885 Blog describes more from these sessions, where the rewriting of American history was also apparently a hot topic:
Another session called “Teaching Real History” describes ways to dismantle current social studies lessons they claim “glorify” events or people that should not be glorified.
The replacement materials listed in the “Teaching Real History” session notes include revisionist history from Howard Zinn and James W. Loewen, as well as the ideologically slanted K-12 “standards” from Teaching Tolerance, the pseudo-educational arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In a separate session, as seen in the image below, several of the previously mentioned authors and materials are considered “disrupting texts.”
Notably, this section includes a reference to the debunked and academically criticized “1619 Project,” of which the author has admitted it is not factually accurate, but instead is about driving a narrative.
“Disruption” was also a talking point:
"Welcome to @EdcampEquity. There's work to be done at all levels. Disruption is a valuable, important tool in our work. If you want change, that's disruption. If you want to disrupt something, then let's put it back together better than we found it." @cmoore90 #EdcampEquity pic.twitter.com/q6PQFVtFCx
— Kyle Hamstra (@KyleHamstra) February 22, 2020
Tax-paying parents in this district might want to do a little “disrupting” of their own at the next school board meeting. These people are supposed to work for you.
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What exactly IS this “whiteness” they keep talking about? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it defined as anything other than some vague something about it pervades society and keeps people of color from success. But what is it they want to get rid of? Being able to read, write and do math competently? Being able to communicate in spoken and written language in a way that is universally understood by other speakers of that language? A solid work ethic? Etiquette that allows people who hate each other to get along in public? Competence? Being able to understand and meet the expectations of employers, so that your business can succeed and you can continue to have a job? To understand the difference between cultural behavior and acceptable professional behavior?
Good thinking. Now you go to gulag.
Why, it’s all here.
The Smithsonian put out this very excellent compilation of “white culture” before the inevitable shitstorm of racist irrationality forced them to blackhole it and then change their underwear.
Next week, kids, for every accusation of counterrevolutionary thought you can bring against your parents, you get a chocolate chip cookie!
I am convinced that significant budget cuts have become the only realistic lever to force long-term change in the public schools. Parents need to make the case that the value of public education has decreased drastically and the only way to get it back is to focus on academic rigor and eliminate politics/social agenda from the classroom..
That’s been tried. The school system cuts teachers, preferably teachers the kids like, and waves around the possibility of eliminating sports teams, much the same way a bank robber takes a hostage and threatens to kill them. A few months later, the board members who advocated for sanity have been thoroughly beaten down by letter writing campaigns and angry phone calls, and the budget is quietly nudged back up so the school can hire more social justice employees (since the fired teachers have found more sane employment).
georgfelis: Well said! You have obviously been paying attention.
The other problem with budget cuts is that teachers’ salaries are determined by contracts with the union, and are therefore unable to be cut (unlike sports and other extracurricular activities).
Let’s defund tomorrow teachers’ union. As we all know this doesn’t necessarily remove all money, just some to better organized alternatives. use their language.
This requires a multi pronged approach.
1) Identify everyone promoting black racism., parents, teachers and school board members.
2) Identify people to run for office which will oppose all forms of black racism.
3) Recall school board members who support racism.
4) Fire school superintendents who support black racism.
5) Civil lawsuits over black racism.
6) Promote charter schools which will not tolerate black racism.
7) Create K-12 educational cooperatives.
8) Remove children from schools promoting black racism.
9) Defund public school districts which promote black racism.
10) Legislate an end to Affirmative crap while funding merit based aid. only for those who demonstrate appropriate academic and good character.
Establish laws the require teachers to respect civil rights and reject racism. Make violation of these laws a firing offense.
That won’t help. If you cut the budget, it doesn’t affect stuff like this. It doesn’t affect pointless administrators. It always comes out of real stuff like my chemical supply or dissection specimens. The people pushing this are willing to completely eliminate all real education, so it is the first thing they cut. Anything reality-based is a problem, anyways.
Government quitely weaponized under the SCFoaMF Obama against citizens: IRS vs Tea Party, and, and you, you, you didn’t build that are 2 examples.
Entrenched government stooges didn’t really say the quite part outloud. They simply did their damage with your tax dollars.
Now, they’re in your face with ‘FU, and pay for it, too.’
Public schools are government bureaucracies, complete with all the malignancies. Defund them or nothing will change.
Just some random thoughts:
1) All of the non-black parents (that is, “white” as now defined) keep their children home from school for several weeks. Most local boards get state funding based on attendance. Funding will fall quite a bit.
2) Those same non-black parents need to make is very clear, on no uncertain terms, that this training is to be stopped.
3) Give honest, serious consideration to re-segregating the schools. Allow the oppressed to have their own schools where they will not be in contact with the children of those who have failed at failure, or the kids themselves who have failed to fail.
4) If the above fails, and if the plane where the school district is, has the proposition / ballot measure / initiative process available to the voters, propose disbanding of the school district itself. Just shut it down.
Most schools are almost de facto segregated anyways because schools can sort students based on “college” or “not college” or “on track to graduate on time”
As to #1: In my neck of the woods, if kids don’t show up to school they meet a truancy officer really quickly. They meet judge pretty quickly after that.
Parents can opt for home schooling, and then do that cooperatively.
Many students who are not college material will still go on to lead productive lives. They should not be subjected to black racism, or programed to believe CRT shit. We should not be abandoning those children.
It appears that Marxists have been subverting education of our youth for a long time, pretty much under the radar.
We should be thankful that the government schools are educating parents as to what they are about. However, it seems that many parents are “slow learners” or don’t care much about their children. Otherwise, they would be getting their children out as fast as possible.
Most parents don’t act as though they care for their children. At least, that is my observation 10 years in. People that are good and responsible parents don’t understand how prevalent crappy parenting is.
I am most certainly have sympathy for teachers as it relates to poor parenting.
I was not a poor parent, I welcomed teachers calling, told them so with each new teacher.
My experience was overall poor. I have one special needs child, and others who are gifted.
I have always believed in a universal education.
Experience with both my special needs and gifted children was very poor, and those experiences have changed my outlook.
At this point, I think that public tax dollars should follow the student, including infrastructure funds.
I am sorry about the impact that will have on good teachers, at the same time I believe that these issues should be solely about children’s welfare.
I do think that in addition to poor parents, that administrators are the biggest problem. From what I have seen, most are washed up jocks, and they divert a great deal of money for sports and other non educational stuff. Sports should be funded by boosters.
I have had similar experiences with government schools and special needs children.
Asking a public school for help for a special needs child is like asking the DMV for a custom drivers license. They have a list of things they are required to do. If what your child needs isn’t on that list, then your child is out of luck. If it is on the list, they may or may not be willing or able to provide it. You can take your business elsewhere, but only at your own expense.
The administrators aren’t there to help you. They’re there to make sure the rules and procedures are followed. Nothing personal, that’s just the job.
They aren’t there to make sure rules are followed. They are there to limit legal liability by making sure paperwork is done.
Crappy parenting is multi-generational. I think baby boomers were deceived into turning the education (i.e. raising) of their children over to the “experts”. These parents were the role models for their children.
For many, it was an economic decision. They could either pay for the “free” school, or pay for two schools. There was never a choice to pay only for the school you actually used.
“If the older generation can not get accustomed to us, we shall take their children away from them and rear them as needful to the Fatherland.”
Get your children out of the public school system.
That system is no longer even trying to give the appearance of educating your children.
But be involved. Even if parents take their own children out, al those others are being indoctrinated which will have impact on society.
Go to school board meetings. Better yet, get on the school board.
Contact state reps to create laws to end this propaganda.
And, this is taking place in North Carolina, a formerly reliably conservative state. Just like Virginia, Colorado, etc. Like locusts, the vile Dhimmi-crats are spreading their contemptible, corrosive cultural Marxism and totalitarian poison across the U.S. Destroying the country from within, more effectively than any foreign power ever could.
My feeling also. However, the government schools have ALWAYS been America’s best example of totalitarian socialism. They were founded to indoctrinate the children of Irish Catholic immigrants into Protestantism at the expense of their parents’ taxes. Now they indoctrinate the children of Christians, observant Jews, and others into secularism.
They’re getting a bit more open about what they are about. I hope people are noticing.
It’s the big cities and the universities.
Been trying to get everyone to stop voting for new millages for schools for years.
Starve the beast, make government unions illegal.
Most school mileages are passed in low turnout elections. I is that hard for a fairly small group to kill those mileages. I have done this four times, I cannot think of a better issue to kill mileages than CRT.
They used to say “the only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.”
So what happens when the schools and colleges are teaching ignorance, or the value of the “ignorance of wokeness” is far more expensive?
This has all the tenents of a religious cult.