Room 305 at Whistleblower High: I am Disgusted

After years of teaching high school English, American Literature, World Literature, and British Literature, and after years of putting all my kids through the public school system, I am thoroughly disgusted.

Disgusted with what you may ask?

Well, with the systematic political manipulation of our education system and curriculum materials at the hands of the ultra left.

Specifically, classrooms all over my school district and presumably Rhode Island have become politically charged breeding grounds for the ultra woke supporters of a radical education initiative.

What does President Biden’s education initiative look like?

The Biden administration outlined new priority criteria last month for a $5.3 million American History and Civics Education grant, as well as exemplary materials for K-12 educators. The department cited the “1619 Project” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “antiracist idea” both of which are products of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Critical Race Theory?

CRT redefines American history as a struggle between “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else), similarly to Marxism’s reduction of history to a struggle between the “bourgeois” and the “proletariat.” It pushes the narrative that white societies are racist and everyone else is a victim.

CRT has gradually made its way to American classrooms and know your children are being indoctrinated by this ideology.

Our children are being militarized and brainwashed by the literature.

I have seen my classroom transform from a nurturing, safe learning space to a military zone. Yes, literally a military zone. District leaders removed all previous books from our classroom, we were told NOT to use any Shakespeare, Martin Luther King, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman etc….instead, vetted books were replaced with unvetted material with radical messages that carry hateful narratives intended to reinvent American history.

What is our role as educators and parents?

As a teacher, I am well aware of the importance of teaching diverse reading materials that provide students with a well-rounded comprehensive perspective of history and literature combined. In fact, it is my obligation to create a classroom culture that fosters critical thinking, and freedom of expression. I did not sign up to be a conduit for ideology or to advance a system of indoctrination.

I am outraged and you should be too.

As a mother I am outraged, as a teacher I am disgusted. Over the course of this blog, named Room 305 at Whistleblower High, I will be sharing personal stories from many classrooms as well as personal accounts I hear from parents and other educators.

Welcome to my blog and stay tuned as I blow the proverbial whistle, and while sharing every left-wing agenda making its way into classrooms across Rhode island.

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