SCOOP: A Cupertino elementary school forces third-graders to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves according to their “power and privilege.”

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents from inside the classroom. They will shock you. 🧵
First, the teacher told the eight- and nine-year-old students that they live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian[s]” who “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.” Image
Reading from This Book Is Antiracist, the teacher taught the children the theory of "intersectionality" and claimed that “those with privilege have power over others" and that “folx who do not benefit from their social identities ... have little to no privilege and power.” ImageImage
The teacher asked students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. They were told to “circle the identities that hold power and privilege." ImageImageImage
In a related assignment assignment, the children were asked to write short essays describing which aspects of their identities "hold power and privilege" and which are "oppressed"—in effect, ranking themselves according to the intersectional hierarchy. ImageImage
Parents at the school were scandalized. "They were basically teaching racism to my eight-year-old," said one parent, who rallied a half dozen families to protest the curriculum and demanded a meeting with the principal.
One Chinese-American parent compared the training to the Cultural Revolution: "Growing up in China, I had learned it many times. The outcome is the family will be ripped apart; husband hates wife, children hate parents. I think it is already happening here.”
Luckily, the group of Asian-American parents was able to shut down the training from the school. But they are worried that the cultural revolution is spreading: “We think some of our school board members are [critical race theory] activists and they must go."
Read the full story here. Will be posting to City Journal later tonight.

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Jan 18,
The ethnic studies director for Seattle Public Schools created a fake identity as an oppressed Latinx, married a convicted child molester, and pressured her child to become transgender.

She helped design identity-based curricula for 54,000 kids.
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It's not an exaggeration to say that woke politics is driven in significant part by mental instability, personal pathology, and sexual deviancy. Activists such as Tracy Castro-Gill project their own neuroses onto society and hijack public institutions to "cure" everyone else.
Washington State designated this woman Teacher of the Year. And, under the current moral framework that dominates big-city public education, they made the logical choice: fake identity, personal pathology, and identity-based grooming are rewarded. Image
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Jan 17,
BREAKING: Following a lawsuit from parents, the State of California has permanently removed the "In Lak Ech Affirmation" from the state curriculum, which would have forced students to chant to the Aztec god of human sacrifice in order to become "warriors" for "social justice."
I broke the story about this curriculum for City Journal last year. Parents took immediate action—and now they have won.
city-journal.org/calif-ethnic-s…
Congratulations to attorney @PaulJonna, who represented parents and forced the State of California to abandon the controversial curriculum, which violated students' right to conscience. When parents stand up for their kids, they win.
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Jan 12,
The AP, WaPo, and PolitiFact all said it was "false" that the DOJ was investigating school board protests as "domestic terrorism."

They lied: we now have documents that prove the Biden Admin solicited the initial letter and mobilized the counterterrorism division of the FBI.
The original fact checks were easily debunked in real time.
And the House uncovered the specifics of the counterterrorism operation in November.
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Jan 9,
Fact-checking is truly the lowest form of journalism.
Last year, AP did a laughable "fact check" on the Biden DOJ going after school board protestors as "domestic terrorists." Editor @KarenMahabir locked her account and has been hiding ever since.

Cowardly hairsplitters who run interference for the regime.
The issue isn't vaccines or the FBI—it's that our purportedly neutral news organizations are all voluntarily coordinating in service of the dominant left-progressive ideological regime, then laundering that political agenda through the pseudo-scientific "fact checking" process.
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Jan 7,
My goal this year is for 10+ state legislatures to pass curriculum transparency bills, requiring public schools to make all teaching materials easily available to parents via internet.

It's time to get the political predators out of the shadows—and return power to families.
The strategy here is to use a non-threatening, liberal value—"transparency"—to force ideological actors to undergo public scrutiny. It's a rhetorically-advantageous position and, when enacted, will give parents a powerful check on bureaucratic power.
The Left will expect that, after passing so-called "CRT bans" last year, we will overplay our hand. By moving to curriculum transparency, we will deflate that argument and bait the Left into opposing "transparency," which will raise the question: what are they trying to hide?
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Dec 16, 2021
BREAKING: A public high school in suburban Chicago has created a racially-segregated field trip program for "students of color."
In a statement, the principal of Downers Grove South, Ed Schwartz, told me that the school planned the racially-segregated program to "provide the opportunity for students of color to be partnered with a group of teachers who look like them and have had similar life experiences."
I have documented multiple cases of public institutions promoting "segregation for social justice." This practice can be traced back to critical race theory, which teaches that white and black students often need separate pedagogies and spaces.
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