RALEIGH – The Wave of Woke that has been washing over the United States in 2020 has been on the horizon for quite some time. The education industry was one of the first to catch the wave, and has since rode the leading edge of its pseudo-intellectual critical theories into the classroom, indoctrinating children into a worldview that perceives everything as racist.
By now we’ve come to understand that it’s not just the oddball faculty member; it’s the leadership. Principals, superintendents, and the N.C. State Board of Education, itself.
Yes, members of the State Board of Education are very Woke. So Woke, that they want to ‘criminalize racism’ and tilt their social swords at the ever present White Supremacy. The disturbing goals of these North Carolina education ‘leaders’ are called out for what they are by writer Sloan Rachmuth in this piece published by Education First Alliance NC:
“Perhaps not since the era of Eugene “Bull”Connor has there existed such a blatant campaign to stigmatize public school children and their parents because of the color of their skin.
During the COVID shutdown in the Tar Heel State, school officials are creating an echo chamber to convince the public that white parents, along with their children, is the real pandemic facing the school system.
The effort is led from the top by James E. Ford, one of the 13 members sitting on the North Carolina State Board of Education. Ford helps to make policy and set the curriculum to teach the 1.4 million students now enrolled in the state’s public school system. […]
During a virtual meeting hosted by the NCAE and the Public School Forum of North Carolina in October, Ford claimed that racism in schools is systemic and that there is “no good solution to it.”
Ford then used his platform as a North Carolina State School Board member to propose a policy to “criminalize racism,” whether intended or not, during his address to educators, and this should alarm everyone. […]”
Indeed, it should. But while a good portion of the public senses just how wrong and sinister this Woke approach to public education is, too many either endorse it outright, or through appeasement.
Fighting against the pseudo-intellectualism of Ford and other Woke education activists and bureaucrats requires an understanding of it. Rachmuth provides help in understanding just that, in the rest of her piece here.