More Tales from the Frontlines!
Black Lives Matter propaganda on February’s curriculum
Hey kids! Get your Black Lives Matter tee-shirts.
Make your checks out to Madison Teachers Inc.!
Parents of Hamilton middle school students are being encouraged to participate in a Black Lives Matter teach-in that demands No Cops in School. The message those parents received this week infers that the effort is school district wide.
They’re even hawking tee-shirts sold by the teachers union!
Along with other schools in Madison, VHMS is participating in the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Feb. 4-7. You will be hearing more about activities planned for the week. For now, we are offering families the opportunity to buy the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action t-shirt that MMSD staff all over Madison will also have for the Week of Action.
One of Black Lives Matter four stated goals is “Fund counselors, Not cops.”
Police Chief Mike Koval told the Policy Werkes:
It is best that MPD stay in our own lane and defer to curriculum choices that MMSD feels appropriate in providing for an engaged and well-rounded student. Certainly, I support having courageous conversations about topical issues of our day as educators strive to give all of our children the skills of discernment and critical thinking.
To that end, however, one of the bullet points that was on the flyer — “counselors not cops” — is an unfortunate dichotomy. We would support more counselors AND cops in our schools as it is our belief that characterizations predicated on adversarial tones or couched as an ultimatum is unfair; cops and counselors can and do work collaboratively in achieving the best possible resolutions for our students.
School-to-prison pipe dream
The Black Lives Matter website promulgates the familiar canard that racist schools are incarcerating innocent minority students — that the students have no agency over their own behavior.
In this era of mass incarceration, there is a school-to-prison-pipeline system that is more invested in locking up youth than unlocking their minds. That system uses harsh discipline policies that push Black students out of schools at disproportionate rates; denies students the right to learn about their own cultures and whitewashes the curriculum to exclude many of the struggles and contributions of Black people and other people of color.
Politics in Madison schools? As long as it’s liberal-progressive-socialist politics, certainly!
A civics class Tuesday at Madison West high school featured Michael Moore’s tendentious agitprop, Bowling for Columbine.
Update from the school to prison pipeline
An 11-year-old boy was stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors Thursday by another 11-year-old boy, after they got into a fight at Sennett Middle School.
The boy with the scissors was taken to juvenile reception on a tentative charge of second-degree reckless endangerment. — from Capital Newspapers.