In a report compiled last summer, the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U's College of Education and Human Development recommended that aspiring teachers there must repudiate the notion of "the American Dream" in order to obtain the recommendation for licensure required by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Instead, teacher candidates must embrace -- and be prepared to teach our state's kids -- the task force's own vision of America as an oppressive hellhole: racist, sexist and homophobic.Gone are the days when parents will teach what is moral, right, wrong, or acceptable. Here are the days when being raised by gay parents or black parents automatically puts you at a disadvantage that must be scrubbed. Judgements and resulting behaviors are now being positioned in the class room. Parents are no longer the standard bearers. Political correctness is gone, being tolerant and fair isn't the bar to reach anymore-we must go further, killing off any semblance of family, tradition or morality. The left does not want the traditionalists or conservatives to "force" Christianity or morals down their throats-in fact they do not even want to be aware it exists. But, the rest of us must acknowledge and embrace that which they see as necessary. Extreme views, deviant behavior, immoral life styles, those things should not only be tolerated, but taught and exalted to the highest of the high. To tolerate them will not do. Conforming to believing is all there is now.
The task group is part of the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative, a multiyear project to change the way future teachers are trained at the U's flagship campus. The initiative is premised, in part, on the conviction that Minnesota teachers' lack of "cultural competence" contributes to the poor academic performance of the state's minority students. Last spring, it charged the task group with coming up with
recommendations to change this. In January, planners will review the recommendations and decide how to proceed.
The report advocates making race, class and gender politics the "overarching framework" for all teaching courses at the U. It calls for evaluating future teachers in both coursework and practice teaching based on their willingness to fall into ideological lockstep.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Following in the ideological path of the Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings, the University of Minnesota has decided newly minted Teaching students must embrace the idea that America is a racist, sexist, homophobic place to be. No more teaching our youngsters about reading, writing and 'rithmatic; the new most important skill our children must be taught is valuing race, class and gender politics over anything else. Based on a report compiled last summer by the Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group at the U's College of Education and Human Development, training and teaching the teachers is being perverted in to cultural re-education to fit a very leftist agenda. Then those teachers can spread the agenda by pounding it into children's heads across the country, regardless of what parents want or believe.