OWe are now at a stage in the Republican war on critical race theory where all a white teacher or parent has to do is pretend CRT stalked them and let the educational lynchings begin.
According Fox 23, the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted 4-2 on Thursday to downgrade the accreditation status of Tulsa Public Schools because an “educator” at Memorial High School reported that she had been forced to watch training videos that were under her skin after she cut a thick layer of ora white supremacy and now she’s all in her f*cky feelings about it. (OK, she didn’t say all that, but that’s probably the main thing.)
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She claimed she was a ‘certified science teacher’ who said she was told she ‘must complete a mandatory set of 3 compliance courses’, the second of which ‘contains a section that includes statements who specifically shame white people for past offenses in history, and assert that all are implicitly racist in nature.
Even if it’s true– which it probably isn’t – anyone who’s done even rudimentary research on what CRT knows that it doesn’t teach that all white people are responsible for America’s racist history. But white conservatives are adamant that saying systemic racism exists in America automatically translates to “all white people are racist,” so it would seem this “educator” is using the exact language to fit the right-wing narrative without being specific in it. . letter on what was said which has its noose all in one knot.
But whatever— the board ruled the training was in violation of the state’s racist** anti-CRT law and now the entire Tulsa Public Schools system has been downgraded to “accreditation with warning.” (Basically, the board officially tells the TPS, “You’re on thin ice, mate!”)
So this lady was so troubled by complex discussions of race that she denounced the public school system she literally works for and now it has been decided that TPS “failed to meet one or more of the standards and the shortcoming seriously undermines the quality of the school’s educational program, because the “quality” of education in Oklahoma clearly depends on white comfort.
Here’s what the ACLU had to say about the board’s decision:
“Everyone deserves to learn an inclusive and comprehensive history in school, free from censorship or discrimination, but with the passing of HB1775, Oklahoma politicians endorsed censorship in the classroom. What we are seeing now, these are the real-world consequences of the enactment rules approved by the Oklahoma Department of Education and the clear problems with the broad and vague language of the law itself.Make no mistake: Tulsa Public Schools don’t are just the beginning. The longer HB1775 is allowed to be in effect, the more charges we will see in all public public schools. The impact of this law is not only felt by entire school districts, but also by teachers who have dedicated their lives to the future of Oklahoma and by students who are denied their right to receive an equitable education.The First Amendment protects the right to expression, including the right to receive information.We have to protect this right to maintain the integrity of Oklahoma’s education system.
Again, it must be emphasized who is the real snowflakes are. Conservatives are all anti-censorship until their fragile white feelings are hurt. That’s all it is.
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