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According to national data, American schools, particularly in larger urban areas, run by national teachers’ unions are failing. Instead of raising standards, the far left are instead bringing social justice into schools, increasing racial tensions while encouraging more and more gender identities.
On the darker side of their efforts, in line with other dictators who have targeted children since the dawn of world history, an increasing number of new curricula are being used to indoctrinate the youth.
One of the worst is Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has aggressively pushed for the introduction of critical race theory into her state’s schools. Now her government is providing teachers with sophisticated, controversial material promoting racial essentialism.
Whitmer’s Educator Advisory Council released a report entitled “Social Justice and Anti-Racist Educator Resources”. It gives schools and teachers the materials they need to advance racial essentialism, ensure race is viewed as a central determinant in everyday interactions, and teach some children that they are oppressed and others that they are oppressors are skinned solely because of the color of their skin.
The opening page of the report reads: “The compilation is intended to help colleagues to start, continue and develop their own work, FIRST educate themselves and then bring anti-racist education to all grade levels and subjects.”
To kick off their new lesson, teachers are asked to read an article titled 106 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. That article, which appears to be an update to her February 2022 article, states: “Our work to fix what we have broken and what we have left broken. The job isn’t done until the blacks tell us it’s done.”
It says in their mission statement explained “As members of the Governor’s Board of Education, we hear the moral outcry being called and felt around the world. … We believe that education is key to promoting social justice in society.”
“We realize that we are fighting two deadly viruses: COVID-19 and the virus of racism,” it goes on. “We are committed to promoting educational policies, practices, and resources that help bring an end to systemic racism. We will fight for more diversity in all aspects of the educational profession.”
The material refers to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. It instructs teachers that “Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout American history have created a culture in which people of color are viewed as inferior or abnormal.”
“Due to systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists, people of color must always consider their racial identity in any situation,” and “Whites (and their accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color.”
Journalist Byron York tweeted that this social justice museum promotes the idea that black Americans don’t identify with “individualism,” “nuclear family,” and “hard work,” etc.
The Whitmer Administration guide also includes the controversial Black Lives Matter at School Resource Toolkit and recommends the top social justice books from: How to become an anti-racist by Ibram X Kendi, purveyor of critical race theory, as well as White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.
Once published, the Michigan State Board of Education mailed the guide to local school districts.
The Michigan House of Representatives tuned 55-0 to effectively ban critical race theory taught in K-12 schools. The Democrats collectively refused to even participate in the vote.
The Democrat-led State Council followed the vote by passing a resolution 5-2 against the bill.
What is happening in Michigan, and in particular in other blue states, is troubling on every level.
In the end, the children are the losers because they don’t “learn” the basic skills yet; Literacy and arithmetic, all necessary for success in life, while now being indoctrinated into a far-left racist ideology that offers no hope, only a lifelong status of victimhood.
https://smartzune.com/shocking-mi-governor-admits-promoting-this-in-public-schools/ SHOCKING: MI Gov. Admits to Encouraging This in Public Schools