A school that focuses on woke curriculum apparently cannot teach students basic skills to students, but instead focuses on making students social justice warriors.
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Teachers in most school districts nowadays focus on “important” cultural issues like white privilege, imperialism, sexism, and teaching children chants for their teachers’ social media channels. The teachers want to go viral on social media for being the “wokest” teacher in America, and they let all the core skills fall to the wayside.
Daily wire writes. A California high school with a “Social Justice Academy” is suffering in more traditional subjects like math, where students are getting dismal scores.
San Leandro High School’s Social Justice Academy is a three-year “rigorous” and “career-themed” program for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, according to the academy’s website.
The academy’s “specially designed curriculum” focuses on critical pedagogy, social justice, ethnic studies, gender studies, intersectionality, and social and emotional skill development among other things.
The curriculum teaches students to “challenge and criticize power, oppression, capitalism, white supremacy, imperialism, colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, cisheteropatriarchy, ableism, and xenophobia on the internal, interpersonal, institutional, and ideological levels.”
Meanwhile, some core curriculum academics are suffering at the high school.
San Leandro High School has a 19% math proficiency rate and 21% science proficiency rate, well below California’s average of 30% proficiency in both math and science, according to U.S. News and World Report. The school’s reading proficiency rate is 57%, also below the state average.
These test scores occurred after Next News Network helped expose the President of the American Federation of Teachers for pushing woke curriculum on students.
Next News Network reported. The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, participated in a back-to-school town hall on Thursday with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. The panel discussed a wide range of topics, including vaccines, student support, and school funding, however when the topic of teacher wellbeing came up, Weingarten said many are burnt out due to their political role as “social justice warriors.” Teachers were forced to bring their politics into the classroom, Weingarten claimed. According to her, lawmakers attacked them.
Teachers should just be teachers, leave the politics out of the classroom. That goes for both sides. Our country is the greatest on the planet, yet our schools are in the lower portions of world rankings. It is because teachers focus more on social issues than topics like math, science, reading and literature. This needs to end.
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