The City of Brotherly Love is raking in taxpayer dollars to teach math and science teachers about social justice.
A five-year project by the National Science Foundation grant program has doled out more than $1 million since June for the purposes of promoting “social justice teaching, which emphasizes connecting science, mathematics, and engineering instruction to students’ personal experiences and culture.”
The indoctrination brainwashing program for 24 middle-grades mathematics and science teachers was first highlighted by the Free Beacon.
Hardcore leftist Drexel University will oversee the project via its Early Career Practitioner Institute.
“The long-term and far-reaching benefits to society of this project are the potential to document and share sustainable approaches, steeped in the context of social-justice [sic], for recruiting and preparing STEM majors to provide success in learning mathematics and science for all middle-grades students in a high-need school district,” the grant’s abstract reads.
NSF has allocated $1,009,762 since June 15.
Drexel University (formerly home to this guy) will run the project, and the teachers it trains will be expected to stay in the system for at least five years.
Their coursework will be supplemented with clinical field experience and they’ll get mentoring for their first three years of teaching through Drexel’s Early Career Practitioner Institute:
By creating and sustaining this community of teacher-learners, the project aims to create a cadre of highly qualified middle-grades mathematics and science teachers for high-need urban schools.
Then you get to the second half of the abstract, and the purpose of this grant – for which taxpayers have spent $1,009,762 so far, in the first three months of a five-year project – becomes clear:
The project intends to promote social justice teaching, which emphasizes connecting science, mathematics, and engineering instruction to students’ personal experiences and culture. … Seminars related to mindfulness and developing emotional intelligence will augment the Scholars’ coursework. … Essential skills that will be developed through the coursework include understanding students’ cultural communities as a foundation for classroom culture … The long-term and far-reaching benefits to society of this project are the potential to document and share sustainable approaches, steeped in the context of social-justice [sic], for recruiting and preparing STEM majors to provide success in learning mathematics and science for all middle-grades students in a high-need school district.
“Steeped in the context of social-justice.” To teach kids math and science?
It should raise questions for taxpayers as to whether this “social justice” emphasis will help these adolescents leave their “high-need” situation and become skilled workers who may then return to their communities to help them.
They should also question the results promoted by the PR effort that will emanate from this project:
It is anticipated that the documentation of project activities and identification of learnings from project implementation will be disseminated to the education community through conference presentations, a project website, and professional publications.
Speaking of Social Justice Marxist brainwashing, teachers in Portland Public Schools are being given an indoctrination guide called “Planning to Change The World – A Plan Book For Social Justice Teachers.”
At $18.00 a piece, with 3500 teachers, they stand to make a cool $63,000 for this indoctrination propaganda.
This Cultural Marxist brainwashing book, published by Rethinking Schools, includes all of the madness that you would expect from left wing nuts, and far, far more.
They praise homosexual murdering Communist Che Guevara, feature the Communist & racist, black nationalist Black Panther founders, promote Islam, and encourage students to embrace Communism.
There’s even an entire section to help teachers indoctrinate students to stop using “offensive and oppressive” terms such as “boy and girl”, so they will embrace all 73 imaginary and non-existent genders the left have created.
These are designed to indoctrinate kids from Kindergarten on up.
The planners feature anniversaries and special dates that can serve as instructional guides for the classroom. Here are some selections from the planner:
They start off by paying homage to PETA founder Alexander Fernando Pacheco, and teachers are encouraged to ask students how they feel about using animals in science experiments.
Then they launch right into promoting islam, by specifically mentioning the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Then they take a quote from activist Pervez Musharraf: “Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence,” while also asking students to ponder what eco-feminism is.
To end August, they feature Black Panther founder Fred Hampton’s birthday and a quote from him.
As September starts, they celebrate the anniversary of the founding of North Korea.
In what should come as no surprise to anyone who follows extreme leftist organizations, for September 11th, they make no mention of terrorist attacks. But they do list the islamic holiday of Muharram starting on September 11th.
They celebrate the founding of Iran as an Islamic republic, make special mention of the Association Of Raza Educators conference in L.A, for April, they encourage students to “demand gun control,” and of course they celebrate Roe v. Wade.
To celebrate July 4th, they quote a Sioux author “The White man must no longer project his fears and insecurities onto other groups, races and countries. Before the White man can relate to others he must forgo the pleasure of defining them.”
So this is what your education tax dollars are going toward.
You can reach Portland Public Schools superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero at (503) 916-3200.
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James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 18th, 2018