You better ‘be WOKE’

Good morning

Parents, I know I keep harping on this, but you had better ‘be WOKE’ about what is happening in your student’s classroom.

Woke Teachers Vs. Parents

AUGUST 9, 2020 11:39 PM ROD DREHER

atthew R. Kay is a teacher at Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy. He also does teacher training and advocacy around “antiracism.” (I put it in quotes, because the term has specific ideological meaning.) In a 2019 interview, he said:

To teachers who “see” race and feel no need or desire to bring it into their lessons, I earnestly ask, “Why don’t you?” There are a few viable reasons why one would not wish to insert race into any particular classroom conversation.

You have to not only be willing to bring race into almost any classroom discussion, but you also have to agree with his particular woke interpretation of how to discuss race. And if you don’t? Kay recently wrote that “sometimes, you’ve just gotta step over them” – this, referring to those who disagree with his opinions about race and racism. He doesn’t want to change his opponent’s minds, but plow right over them. Such is the Social Justice Warrior mindset. There can be no good-faith opposition to their views.

Kay writes about “the intractability of individual colleagues’ racism” – which, if true, would be awful. But everything in his column leads one to suspect that all you have to do to prove yourself an intractable racist is to disagree with Matthew Kay. The point here is that Kay does not believe that dissenters deserve respect.

Over the weekend, he tweeted the following:

He made his Twitter account private after those tweets blew up. They ought to have blown up! Here is a public school teacher worried that parents will listen to what they are saying to students – and interfere with the teachers’ efforts at “destabilizing a kids [sic] racism or homophobia or transphobia.” That is, Matthew Kay doesn’t want parents interfering with propagandizing their children.

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