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Parents Sue PA School Districts Over New Woke, 'Anti-Racist' Guidelines

Sarah Arnold
July 30, 2023

Parents, three school districts, teachers, and administrators are suing the Pennsylvania Department of Education over its new "woke" guidelines.

The parties filing the lawsuit argue that the new guidelines unconstitutionally force educators to teach socio-political beliefs unrelated to the state-approved academic standards.

Teachers will now have to "interrogate their biases and recognize inequality in schools and school systems," including "institutional racism," in the classroom.

Deputy secretary for the department's Office, Tanya Garcia, said the new standards would address the changing demographics of students who attend Pennsylvania's public schools.

State officials asked the CEO of the Philadelphia-based Center for Black Educator Development—Sharif El-Mekki—to help write the new standards. In a 69-page document, the group quotes fugitive cop killer Asatta Shakur, who was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973. The group bills Shakur — who escaped prison and was granted asylum by the Castro regime in 1979 — as a "civil rights activist." The document also talks about managing "the teacher-to-activist pipeline" so that teachers can encourage students to fight for "social justice."

"Many of the new teachers who come out of Pennsylvania's educator prep programs say that they are not prepared to teach anyone, but particularly not prepared to teach students from culturally diverse backgrounds," he said.

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Source:  https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/07/30/parents-sue-pa-school-districts-over-new-woke-anti-racist-guidelines-n2626384

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Dear Parents:  when it comes time to vote in the Fall of 2024, please remember that these guidelines have been foisted on y'all by the democrats and their fellow travelers on the left.  Perhaps y'all should take that into account when casting your vote?

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Re: Parents Sue PA School Districts Over New Woke, 'Anti-Racist' Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2023, 01:39:17 pm »
Look at what normal people - especially parents - in Pennsylvania are up against:

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Curriculum for social workers and foster parents in Pennsylvania decries "homophobia" and "heterosexism" in church communities, as well as floats taking children from "non-affirming" families.
9:15 AM · Aug 30, 2023

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Course materials reviewed by @RepubSentinel lament that a "majority of churches" and other religious groups "reject homosexuality." The materials also condemn "heterosexism," defined as "a chauvinistic attitude which maintains that normal persons are heterosexual."
9:18 AM · Aug 30, 2023
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Pennsylvania foster care course blasts ‘homophobia’ in churches, floats taking children from ‘non-affirming’ parents
One slide presentation used during the six-hour workshop laments that a “majority of churches” and other religious groups “reject homosexuality.”
by Ben Zeisloft
August 30, 2023 9:11 AM

Curriculum for social workers and foster parents in Pennsylvania decries the prevalence of “homophobia” and “heterosexism” in religious communities, even as Christian parents across the nation pursuing adoption and foster care face pressure because of their convictions about biblical sexual ethics.

 The course materials reviewed by The Sentinel, which were developed by a coalition of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and state government officials called the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, seek to inform “child welfare caseworkers, supervisors, and foster parents” about the “prevalence of LGBTQ youth and knowledge of the issues and health disparities facing these youth.” One slide presentation used during the six-hour workshop laments that a “majority of churches” and other religious groups “reject homosexuality.”

The presentation also informs social workers and foster parents that “homophobia” is a behavior “characterized by fear, prejudice, and even hatred against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons,” while “heterosexism” is a behavior “characterized by a chauvinistic attitude which maintains that normal persons are heterosexual.” The slides contend that homophobia can be seen in “repulsion” or “pity” toward those leading homosexual lifestyles; mere “acceptance” is seen as the least severe of several “negative” reactions to homosexuality.

The materials contain various nonprofit resources for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the child welfare system.” The curriculum also includes a list of possible scenarios that social workers in Pennsylvania could face: one scenario says that “there is no one ‘right’ answer” with respect to removing a child from a “foster home where the foster parent is not affirming of their identity,” while another says that “online resources” or “an affirming therapist” could assist foster children who live in a “rural location where the community does not offer many LGBT-affirming services.”...
Full story at Republic Sentinel



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Re: Parents Sue PA School Districts Over New Woke, 'Anti-Racist' Guidelines
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2023, 11:27:35 pm »
Trying to fight the communist agenda in public schools is... well, it's become an all-but losing battle.

The only solution for traditional-minded parents is to take the kids OUT OF the public schools and get them educated through other channels. Private schools, religious schools, classical academies, or even the "segregation academies".

Whatever it takes.