“commitment to abolitionist early education and pro-black and queer and trans liberation”
This is the straight-up political indoctrination of children. How could anyone deny it?
The Washington Examiner reports:
California school district paid $20K for ‘Woke Kindergarten’ consultant
A California school district paid an education consultancy organization called “Woke Kindergarten” $20,000 for a monthlong teacher training program on “anti-racist” and anti-bias curriculum in elementary school.
Hayward Unified School District contracted Woke Kindergarten at its district board meeting this week in order to continue training staff at Glassbrook Elementary School in anti-racism, a phrase commonly associated with critical race theory .
The district’s contract abstract says teachers and staff will “learn how to use Woke Kindergarten’s resources and pedagogical approaches in practice as a way to disrupt whiteness, white dominant/settler colonial narratives and anti-Blackness in the Glassbrook community.”
The Maryland-based consultancy group was founded by Akiea Gross, a self-described “abolitionist early educator, cultural organizer and creator” who is “currently innovating ways to resist, heal, liberate and create.” Gross identifies as a “Black, queer, nonbinary and trans abolitionist” who uses they/them pronouns.
On its website, Woke Kindergarten says it is a “global, abolitionist early childhood ecosystem and visionary creative portal” that is “supporting children, families, educators and organizations in their commitment to abolitionist early education and pro-black and queer and trans liberation.”
Gross’s organization markets itself as “the only abolitionist early childhood ecosystem” of its kind.
In a sampling of some of the organization’s slides, trainees are told that “liberation is the goal, abolition is the journey.”
Another slide juxtaposes details of school rules and routines with prison rules, claiming that “school is like prison” because both have an “authoritarian structure” and dress codes, require walking in lines, and maintain a regimented schedule for eating and other activities.
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