No city outside of California is more strenuously focused on getting their kids “woke” than New York, and that is borne out by a new initiative sponsored by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. According to the New York Post, Carranza is ignoring the struggles city students are having with fundamental subjects like English and math and pushing forward with an agenda called “Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education.”
This initiative may not help kids read, write, or get into a good college after graduation, but it will require schools to “identify and interrupt policies and practices that center historically advantaged social/cultural groups and lead to predictable outcomes of success or failure for historically marginalized students.”
From the Post:
“The simplistic narrative that is being peddled is white privilege,” said Maud Maron, president of Community Education Council 2.
“What’s confounding about this proposal is that it doesn’t acknowledge the successes of students doing well in New York City public schools and instead identifies it as problematic white privilege,” she added,
Maron, who is running for the City Council in lower Manhattan, added, “They also have to deal with the inconvenient fact that somehow, low-income Asian students are outperforming all other groups in a system they argue historically and currently centers whiteness.”
The DOE directive further states that classroom activities should “foster critical consciousness about historical and contemporary forms of bias oppression” and that schools should now “promote student agency to end societal inequities.”
Fact is: We will never, ever (ever) raise low-income minorities out of the cycle of dependence, crime, and failure by blaming it on systemic racism or whatever else the New York City School District has identified as a scapegoat. Oppression is over. Racism, in a systemic sense, is over. What we’re witnessing is a declining left, searching for new theories and ideas and ideologies that will allow them to keep pretending as though they are fighting for the underprivileged. And by allowing them to do this, we are standing idly by while they spend billions on programs doomed to fail.
“This is just a diversion,” said Mona Davids of the NYC Parents Union. “This is to distract parents from the fact that their kids are not being educated properly and are graduating illiterate and innumerate.”
Precisely. If black people are getting arrested in high numbers, it’s the fault of police racism. If they’re getting suspended in high numbers, it’s the fault of racist teachers. If they aren’t doing well in school, the whole damn system is racist.
Rinse and repeat until we’ve lost yet another generation of children to the left’s miserable worldview.