“It also says one has ‘privilege’ if they are a ‘Military Kid,’ drawing shock from parents”
Public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, have students doing a classroom exercise involving the game of Bingo with a “privilege” card.
The concept of privilege comes directly out of the Critical Race Theory playbook, but remember, Critical Race Theory definitely isn’t being taught in public schools.
The Bingo card reportedly singles out children of military families as being privileged.
Luke Rosiak reports at the Daily Wire:
Fairfax Schools Tell Children Of Military Members That They Have ‘Privilege’
A Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools curriculum has students play “privilege” bingo, giving them privilege points if they are white, male, employed or “involved in extra curricular [sic] activities,” or “feel represented in the media.”
It also says one has “privilege” if they are a “Military Kid,” drawing shock from parents who pointed out that children of military members must move away from their friends constantly, not see one of their parents for months on end, potentially deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, and risk becoming orphans.
Parents who complained received a note from Assistant Superintendent Douglas A. Tyson that said:
The screen shot you reference comes from an approved FCPS English Curriculum lesson that is centered around students selecting a “choice” test and examining in detail the author’s perspective on a wide-range [sic] of issues. Students are asked, in the lesson, to read critically and think critically about the author’s perspective on several fronts including the author’s privilege that may or may not be present in the work. Students are then asked independently and self reflectively to juxtapose their thoughts regarding any perceived privilege they think they may have and how they would potentially rewrite portions of the text. Students are not asked or required to report out their self-reflections. This lesson is an adept vehicle to push student thinking to challenge the author’s thoughts/conclusions and to sharpen their ability to critically read selected texts.
This is the first time that I’ve ever heard that military kids are somehow privileged.
BREAKING @lukerosiak: "approved FCPS English curriculum" has students play “Identifying Your Privilege” bingo, with "privilege" points for a “Military Kid.” 🇺🇸@fcpsnews is a national embarrassment under @FCPSSupt @stella_pekarsky @Ricardy4Mason. https://t.co/Ka0LNyg8XG
— Asra Q. Nomani 🐻 (@AsraNomani) January 19, 2022
You can see a copy of the Bingo card below:
This "approved English curriculum lesson" from Fairfax County Schools cites being a military kid as having privilege.
— Parents Defending Education (@DefendingEd) January 19, 2022
A disabled veteran named Joe Mobley appeared on FOX News yesterday to react to this and called it absurd and offensive.
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