Teaching CRT ‘and all that stuff’
If you doubt that the Woke Wobblies have taken over Madison’s public schools, we submit the following: School board president Ali Muldrow and immediate past member Ananda Mirilli are accusing Ismael Ozanne, a black man, of racism most foul.
They want him to resign (!!!) because police arrested Freedom Inc. spokesperson Jessica Williams for threatening the district attorney during a courtroom trial. (Freedom Inc. apologists at The Capital Times have more.) Freedom Inc. is the BLM affiliate that harassed parents, taxpayers, and (ultimately) elected officials to expel school resource officers on the grounds that the four minority-race police were racist. Ironically, minority students are disproportionately victims of the resultant classroom chaos.
Two summers ago, the Freedom Inc. mob hit the school board president at the time, Gloria Reyes — an hispanic, at her residence, in late evening. Bullhorns blasted F-bombs; her yard was littered with F-bombed signage. One’s home should be off-limits. Holds for abortion protesters, as well. So, good on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing legislation prohibiting the practice. The Werkes makes its living off the First Amendment, but protestors do not lack for public venues, physical and virtual. One more point: physical threats are not protest.
Once again, [Madison school] district officials
are putting race at the forefront.
That’s how Channel 3000, hardly a right-wing news site, starts off its news story on yet another Madison public school exercise in Wokeness.
The Anti-Racist Learning Laboratory … is a pilot program that recruits black, indigenous, Latinx (sic) and/or Asian/Asian-American middle schoolers who feel like school isn’t for them and want a say in what they learn.
“They teach us about racial profiling and basically racial discrimination and all that stuff,” says student Nykong Riek. “I’ve learned about how black people are mostly the target of racial profiling,” she says.
One teacher. Four Students. The district is using federal COVID relief funding to pay for the program. It’s a pilot program, so expect more. The Wisconsin State Journal must have a WordPerfect macro that it hits every time it addresses critical race theory. A “news” story defending the new UW-Madison chancellor hire today reads:
Critical race theory is a decades-old academic framework used to understand how racism has affected laws and institutions. The concept has become a primary campaign talking point among conservatives trying to galvanize their base and drive school board recalls.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Teaching young Nykong that she is a victim does not prevent future Payton S. Gendrons.
What galvanizes YOUR base?
Hope these kiddos learn when a black person shoots Asians it is not a hate crime, it is a fear crime.
Lesson for Asians: Stop engendering fear.
The Gotch suffers mightily from Engendered Fear too, Oe, the powerful fear that bLack LIES Matter will not be able to continue their spectacularly highfreakin’larious White Lefty Guilt funded grift.
And while he’s not entirely sure who did the engendering, he has an idea:
To wit: bLack LIES Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors DENIES WRONGDOING
*Black Lives Matter spent millions on ‘consulting services’ in 2021
*Newly released tax filings revealed that BLM paid $970K to co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ baby daddy to help ‘produce live events’ and provide ‘creative services’
*The foundation also paid her brother $840K for security services
*A consulting firm run by BLM board member Shalomyah Bowers was paid $2.1M for providing the organization with operational support
*alleged has apparently come to mean “uncovered/discovered by documented audit trail.”
Like The Gotch’s Dear departed Father always said: “It’s a darn shame, Li’l Gotchie; it couldn’t have happened to nicer folks.”
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Wouldn’t fathering a baby be considered providing “creative services” ???
“Wouldn’t fathering a baby be considered providing ‘creative services’ ???”
Donating sperm might be, but The Gotch is reluctant to use the term Fathering to describe knocking someone up; it’s monumentally disrespectful to a critically important role.
Denying wrongdoing is all you need to do if you’re a BLM huckster, no matter how obvious and egregious your misdeeds; once you do, you can be certain that the media will have no further interest in your wrongdoing or that if they do evince a hint of curiosity all you need to do is utter the magic word–RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM!–and all is forgiven.
Paying for a school that does nothing but teach wokeness to 4 students does not seem like a good use of tax payer funds to me.
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“does nothing but teach wokeness to 4 students does not seem like a good use of tax payer funds to me.”
Yup, and all that curriculum does is prepare one to vote democrat for life and settle for existence of dependency.
After all, there are only so many Diversity Equity-n-Inclusion gigs to go around, and those will be snapped up by the ones who have an exemplary Gift Of Grift.
“… there are only so many Diversity, Equality-n-Inclusion gigs to go around ….” I wonder. They strike me as infinitely self-generating. Kind of like college administrators–and just as useful.
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The Gotch will shuffle the WokeNess and refer to it more appropriately with its acronym:
Diversity Inclusion Equity…
Wait! Madison tax payers pay for a school system that less than 30% can read or do math at grade level. I wonder if the 4 students will be any better at reading and math?
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Great, let’s funnel any K-12 student that doesn’t like school into a grievance studies program so that they can gain…what marketable skills exactly? Call it what it is—boot camp for Freedom Inc., Urban Triage, and BLM shock troops. Sickening.
There was actually a fairly even-handed piece on dwindling public school enrollment in the NYT yesterday. More telling than the article though (as is usually the case) was the strong majority of reader comments expressing disgust about the state of public education in the US and not blaming those who are voting with their (and their kids’) feet.
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“voting with their (and their kids’) feet”
Bravo Indigo November Golf Oscar!
Closer to home, from an 2019 Isthmus comment thread: “Student net transfers out of (MMSD) in (Jennifer) Cheatham’s (~ 6 year) term, 4400 students. In the 15 years previous, 3400 students!!!”
It gets worse.
Guess what do those students/parents/families take with them?
And worse yet.
School building referenda approved in April 2019: Sun Prairie ($171 M), DeForest ($125 M) Milton ($60 M). Other municipalities within driving distance of Madison (Albany, Baraboo, Columbus, Cross Plains, Verona,etc.) are likewise preparing to be the recipient of the giant sucking sound fleeing the 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality.
Noah Cross (John Huston in the classic Chinatown): “Either you bring the water to L.A., or you bring L.A. to the water.”
This any different?
The other day Elon Musk said California’s problems will continue until Republican’s have more than a 0% chance of winning elections. Madison is in the same boat.
I think UW is a major cause of that as the money continues to flood in no matter how high the tuition goes up and/or the quality of the degrees goes down. Professors don’t have any skin in the game. Sure hope the student loan crisis has informed the next generation to be more discerning consumers of higher education.
Truck drivers making six figures. Trades workers making six figures. Getting harder to find qualified people that know how to repair things. 40+ years ago I was working at a truck driver school and couldn’t imagine how many students had college degrees that couldn’t find a job in their field so they became truck drivers to pay the bills.
The Anti-Racist Learning Laboratory is a pilot program [for] middle-schoolers who feel that school isn’t for them and want a say in what they learn.” Way back in the 1950s, Flannery O’Connor noted that for the first time in the history of education students were being consulted on which subjects they consented to learn. We’re now seeing the logical outcome of that trend–one that even her prodigious imagination couldn’t have conjured up. This is the sort of boondoggle Madison liberals just can’t resist (see Center for Black Excellence), the kind where image is all and cost and outcome simply don’t matter.