Too much involvement now?!?

August 11, 2020 |

Remember when the big complaint from teachers was that parents weren’t involved enough in what their kids were doing in school? Well, for some teachers, the biggest problem with holding online classes is their fear that parents might be watching and find out just what they’re indoctrinating our kids with.

A Philadelphia teacher let the cat out of the bag by tweeting that “We’ll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse,” and that if parents hear what their kids are being told, it will ruin the “safe space” and “what happens here stays here” environment. He wrote that while “damage can come from the left, too,” his main concern is “conservative parents”: “If we are engaged in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia – how much do we want their classmates’ parents piling on?”

This sparked so much furious backlash that the teacher made his Twitter account private, but not before the comments had been captured. You can see them at the link, along with one from another teacher who agreed that “parents are dangerous.”

As several of the commenters pointed out, the idea of an adult trying to seal children off and tell them things that they shouldn’t let their parents know about is intensely creepy and a giant alarm bell. In this case, the child abuse it signals is mental abuse. This teacher works at the Science Leadership Academy. How about teaching the kids’ science instead of indoctrinating them into leftist identity group/victimology dogma?

The pandemic has been a terrible curse, but at least it’s opening parents’ eyes to what their kids are being "taught" and why they come home from school spouting leftist propaganda that sounds like their homework assignment was to memorize Bernie Sanders’ presidential platform. No wonder so many parents say they’ve decided to keep on home-schooling. This story confirms the wisdom of that decision.

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  • zzzzzzzzzzzzjudy Cotts

    08/11/2020 02:27 PM

    This article is so shocking, we can only pray that the "teachers" being discussed are rare and soon-to-be made extinct. When I was in the classroom with 30 fifth graders before retirement, I kept my classroom door open at all times and made it clear that any administrator or parent was welcome to drop in at any time to cheer us on or just enjoy the buzz of learning happening as they entrust these precious children to our school.

  • Susan Meyer

    08/11/2020 02:15 PM

    with almost every kid in America having a cell phone, don't teachers these days realize that kids can record conversations, take videos of discussions, and take pictures of tests and papers? Think your lessons are private? Please.