"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.
Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.
“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School. “Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”
Guitierrez… will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of “Courageous Conversations,” the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.
Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” more liberal lunacy: here
American students might not learn how to speak proper English or understand what an adverb is; they might not grasp multiplication or Algebra, nor be able to locate Ecuador on a world map, much less know the name of the Vice President, but they’ll be taught to understand that white people suck. They’ll thoroughly understand the “hate speech” behind words like “Indian”, “black hole” “Constitution” and …. “peanut butter sandwich”.
Just when we think it can’t get any worse, some jack-fool liberal loon comes up with a new insane scheme to manipulate and contaminate our youth.
American students perform well below world average. Out of 34 other countries — the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. ( here ). There is absolutely NO excuse for this sort of debacle in 2012 when we’ve put men on the moon and invented cell phones that talk.
Could it just possibly be that this is because we have teachers primarily concerned with increasing their own wealth, as with these disgraceful people who call themselves teachers in Chicago? These adults aren’t just going on strike, but shoving “support teachers pay” signs into the hands of their own students and sending them to the streets. Liberals and their agenda aren’t concerned with educating our youth nearly as much as they’re consumed with filling them with politically correct propaganda. Foolish, destructive propaganda.
Propaganda which we saw when a black teacher insulted and intimidated a (white) elementary students who said she supported George W Bush in 2008. Another teacher who stupidly tells a student he’s not “allowed to disrespect Pres. Obama… it’s against the law”. Teachers forcing students to sing songs of praise to Barack Hussein Obama “umm, umm, umm” in ’08. Students passed on grade after grade unable to read… but those teachers sure got their lousy raises. These are all despicable example and pure ignorant propaganda.
We’re been brainwashed into idolizing teachers as if they were priest or ‘movie stars’ serving mankind out of generosity. The truth lies somewhere in between lazy, incompetent, greedy and people actually trying to do a competent job.
A teacher is working for taxpayers and shouldn’t expect to live in a Manhattan high rise. They shouldn’t expect nor demand to live the life style of the rich and famous. Taxpayers can’t afford to be to pay teachers, more than they themselves even make — so teachers can live the abundant life and not worry about being fired!
If teachers aren’t teaching out of a call to do so and with a honest concern for teaching others, they should find something else to do.
The system is a mess, overrun with corruption, greed and misspent money to the tune of millions — but this stupidity of “white privilege” and maligning every day words, is a politically incorrect bastion of insanity.
These so called educators like Gutierrez must be fired and removed from any further contact in our educational system. Old school works: reading, writing and arithmetic shouldn’t be a thing of the past. It might be all that gives us a future.