Paul Rossi, a math teacher at the private Grace Church High School in New York, has been fired after speaking out publicly against the school’s so-called “anti-racism”/Critical Race Theory policies. Following a segregated “whites only” Zoom meeting in which faculty and students were told that concepts such as objectivity and individualism were “characteristics of white supremacy,” and other racial grievance propaganda, Rossi spoke out and even wrote an article titled, “I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated.”
In true Salem Witch Trial tradition, the school launched a fierce attack on his heresy, even ordering the other teachers to read a “public reprimand” of him out loud to their classes. He was at first told to stay home, then informed he was fired for causing “harm” with his words and ideas. The school tried to claim that Rossi misrepresented what was said, but a recording backed up his version.
Rossi is refusing to back down. Interestingly, he said students had been telling him privately for several years that they were frustrated with this racist indoctrination, and they said that the meeting where he objected was a “more productive and substantive discussion than they expected.” What, they didn't need casts and tourniquets for the harm caused by his words and ideas?
So it seems that at least some teachers can see what racist leftist brainwashing this is, and the students can see it, and I assume many of the parents can see it, even if they’ve been afraid to say so. So who’s in favor of it? The administrators imposing it and the people making bucks pushing it?
You know, if everyone who’s afraid to speak up would take a cue from Paul Rossi, steel their spines and find their voices – and considering it’s a private school that depends on parents writing tuition checks – how hard would it be to replace the administrators and activists who think schools should be teaching toxic racial divisiveness with teachers like Paul, who think it should be teaching math?