Upstate New York School District Implements ‘Restorative Justice’ Race-Based Curriculum for 4th Graders
“Nine-year-olds will be taught about how racism is deeply embedded in the Rochester community and encouraged to partake in activism.”
This is another shocking example of political indoctrination in schools. Don’t forget, this takes time away from basic skills like reading and math.
The Daily Wire reports:
Upstate New York School District Puts Fourth-Graders In ‘Restorative Justice Circles’ As Part Of New Race-Based Curriculum
A school district in upstate New York released a new curriculum that puts fourth-graders in “restorative justice” circles to talk about racism.
Fairport Central School District (FCSD) near Rochester, New York, partnered with a social justice consulting firm to develop the district’s new race-based curriculum. Nine-year-olds will be taught about how racism is deeply embedded in the Rochester community and encouraged to partake in activism.
According to the curriculum, obtained by The Daily Wire, fourth-grade students must be able to “understand, discuss, and identify examples of racism, segregation, and anti-racism.” Students were shown pictures of children protesting as an example of “anti-racism.” The children held signs that read, “Black Lives Matter” and “None of us is free until all of us are free.”
Children were also told that New York schools are the “most segregated schools in the country.” In the proceeding slides, students were shown housing segregation maps of Monroe County — the county that houses FCSD — and were asked to identify how redlining has affected where they live. The redlining maps provided to students were from 1935.
The curriculum also asks students to observe the role that the government played in segregating communities and showcased local “anti-integration” protests that took place at the University of Rochester.
As an “exit ticket” idea for teachers, fourth-graders were asked to watch a video to “reflect on how we as fourth graders can be antiracists” and what “problem(s) in our school or community that [they] want to change.” One example showed a picture of three young girls with the caption, “Bailey, Khaliat, and Simra meeting with their principal to address their concerns about hiring more black teachers.”
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