July 16, 2021
"They issued a guide, recommending that the curriculum being described as intending to 'conceptualize, imagine, and build new possibilities for post-imperial life that promote collective narratives of transformative resistance, critical hope, and radical healing.'"
That will help high-schoolers learn the skills they will need in life all right.
California school district will spend $40M making 'ethnic studies' MANDATORY for high school students sparking a woke gold rush for consultants who charge $1,500 an HOUR to train teachers in CRT
A small school district in California is planning to spend $40 million teaching 'ethnic studies' to high school students - with consultants training teachers on the new curriculum at a cost of $1,500 an hour.
Hayward Unified School District in June became the first in the state to officially adopt the new curriculum, promising in a press release cited by an op ed in The Wall Street Journal that it 'will be informed by and include Critical Race Theory.'
The school board described ethnic studies as 'the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity, as understood through the perspectives of major underrepresented racial groups in the United States.'
They stated: 'This discipline contends with racism, white supremacy culture, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, and nation-within-nation relationships.'
The course is designed 'to educate students to be socially, politically, environmentally, and economically conscious of their personal connections to local and transnational histories.
'The policy and efforts to develop an Ethnic Studies framework are informed by and will include Critical Race Theory and the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.'
The $40 million is being spent on in Hayward - a district of 30 schools, serving 21,000 students. By comparison, New York schools district, the largest in the nation, serves 1.2 million students.
The paper described the new curriculum as spawning a cottage industry of 'woke' educational specialists, poised to benefit from an influx of cash.
Gavin Newsom, the Democrat governor of California, has unveiled a $100 billion plan for education in the state, entitled: 'California Roars Back'.
It includes $3 billion for community schools, which join with outside groups to offer additional services; $4 billion for behavioral health, which will looks at systemic racism, among other issues; and $2.6 billion for 'research-tested interventions,' such as 'high-dose tutoring.'
California's teaching union in January recommended ethnic studies as part of curriculum.
They issued a guide, recommending that the curriculum being described as intending to 'conceptualize, imagine, and build new possibilities for post-imperial life that promote collective narratives of transformative resistance, critical hope, and radical healing.'
Kenny Xu, president of Color Us United - a group which 'opposes dividing America by race, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristic', wrote in the WSJ that there had been a lack of transparency about the new curriculum.
'Taxpayer dollars shouldn't be used to fund courses that are fundamentally racist and anti-American,' he wrote.
'California's parents deserve to know what is happening in their districts, and Americans deserve to know how their money is being spent.'