The Biden administration’s guidance for school reopening promoted a radical activist group’s handbook that advocates for educators to “disrupt Whiteness and other forms of oppression.”

The Department of Education linked to the Abolitionist Teaching Network’s “Guide for Racial Justice & Abolitionist Social and Emotional Learning” in its handbook intended to help schools reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend how they should spend billions of dollars they collectively received through the American Rescue Plan.

The Abolitionist Teaching Network’s website includes links to various materials and media that include language often associated with critical race theory, though the group avoids using the exact phrase.

“Abolitionist Teachers” should “[b]uild a school culture that engages in healing and advocacy. This requires a commitment to learning from students, families, and educators who disrupt Whiteness and other forms of oppression,” the group states in its guide.

Critical race theory advocates have argued that the doctrine is not being taught in public schools and that opponents’ complaints are overwrought. But a number of the Abolitionist Teaching Network’s board members and associated activists are current or former educators who push for race-related reform in public schools.

In the materials referenced by the Department of Education, the group outlines how “Abolitionist Teachers” should guide students toward “Abolitionist” social and emotional learning.

In addition to finding educators committed to disrupting Whiteness, the guide states that teachers should remove “all punitive or disciplinary practices that spirit murder Black, Brown, and Indigenous children.”

Source: populistgop

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  1. populistgop

    The guide notes that social and emotional learning “can be a covert form of policing used to punish, criminalize, and control Black, Brown, and Indigenous children.” It also states that the standards for such learning are “are rooted in Eurocentric norms” and don’t “empower, love, affirm, or free” those children.

    Social and emotional learning is essentially how people develop identities, emotional management and various social and interpersonal skills, according to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

    The Abolitionist Teaching Network’s guide also lists abolitionist teachers’ “demands,” which include “[f]ree, antiracist therapy for White educators and support staff.” Additionally, it states that teaching and learning standards, as well as teacher evaluations, should be “grounded in the pursuit of Black, Brown, and Indigenous liberation, criticality, excellence, and joy.”

    The network “is dedicated to not creating new schools or reimagining schools, but destroying schools that do nothing but harm Black and brown children,” co-founder Bettina Love said during a welcome webinar.

    Love also noted that the network would “create a national database of antiracist school counselors, therapists and lawyers.” She said her group planned to pay its “activists in residence” to travel around the country and “go into schools or communities and do the work of dismantling.”

    “If you don’t recognize that White supremacy is in everything we do, then we got a problem,” Love, who also chairs the board of directors, said. “I want us to be feared.”

  2. teachers_for_trump

    I’ve been preaching this. Teachers unions and the school system as a whole is political.

  3. snoozerran

    Parents need to pull their kids our of school get active

  4. iroczthe1

    Nobody is talking about the slashing this administration is doing to the DoD. Losing half my office in a week or so.

  5. treeincats

    And then the teachers unions send the DNC millions in return. Everything the dems give money to is a money laundering scheme!

  6. nomeanshess

    They should try this in the Middle East and see how many come back with their heads attached. It’ll be a good test of how bad “whiteness” really is

  7. val_niner

    HOMESCHOOL your babies!! Get rid of teachers and their M. A. S. T. Y. Union!!!

  8. the_def_guy310

    Just a Ponzi scheme to funnel money back to themselves from taxpayer money

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