Parents are going to have to stay on their guard over what teachers are trying to teach their kids. This kind of thing seems to be growing more and more common across the nation. This time it was an Advance English class teacher who decided to teach students that white males who are Christians have some kind of inherent privilege that no one else has. It’s these kinds of lessons that cause division in our country.
“A school district in La Quinta, California, said it is taking “corrective” action over ideological lecture materials that tell high school students they are inherently privileged if they are Christian, straight, or male.
Following requests for comment from The Daily Signal, Desert Sands Unified School District public information officer Mary Perry said “the lesson was not in alignment with the district-adopted curriculum” and “actions are being taken to rectify the situation.”
“The teacher was operating outside the scope of [the] adopted curriculum and had potentially presented a biased position,” Perry said. “Corrective action is underway.”
“If you can use public bathrooms without stares, fear, or anxiety, you have cisgender privilege,” reads one graphic.
Another graphic says: “If, while growing up, college was an expectation of you, not a lofty dream, you have class privilege.”
Desert Sands Unified School District parent Celeste Fiehler posted the lesson plans in the Facebook group Informed Parents of California after another parent made her aware of the ideological content.
Fiehler said in her Facebook post that the materials were used in a ninth-grade English class, noting that students were told: “no cellphones allowed.”
“Wonder why,” she added in her post.
Fiehler told The Daily Signal on Tuesday that the lesson plans were from an Advanced Placement English class at La Quinta High School, but is unsure which teacher or teachers gave the lectures.
The lesson plans appeared to be lifted from a 2014 campaign by the University of San Francisco’s Intercultural Center led by associate professor of psychology J. Garrett-Walker and professor of marketing Sonja Martin Poole.
The “Check Your Privilege” campaign defines privilege as “unearned access to social power based on membership in a dominant social group.”
The campaign’s stated goal is to teach students, faculty, and staff at the university about privilege and to “encourage the use of privilege to advocate for others.”
“Politically biased indoctrination, that divides our students into victims and oppressors, educates them from the annals of Fake News stories from the legacy media, and instructs them in the ways of violent BLM [Black Lives Matter] and Antifa ‘civic activism’ does not belong in public education,” said Snell, who said he currently is not teaching because he is “out on disability” due to a mask mandate.”
Good on the parent for making this known, so the school would be forced to stop this hateful lesson plan. But we really need to fix our education system across the board. Politics don’t belong in your basic classes. But this is the kind of stuff that happens when even your president is promoting insanity.