An approved FCPS English Curriculum lesson has been bugging students and parents in Virginia as they think their children are manipulated in a way that they aren’t aware of.
The Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools curriculum plays giving privilege points if they are white, male, employed, or “involved in extracurricular [sic] activities,” or “feel represented in the media.”
But one privilege on the chart may have shocked parents, “Military Kids,” as it only points out that military kids should move away from their friends constantly and not see one of their parents for months on end to potentially deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and risk becoming orphans.
Parents who complained received a note from Assistant Superintendent Douglas A. Tyson that said:
“The screenshot you reference comes from an approved FCPS English Curriculum lesson that is centered around students selecting a “choice” test and examining in detail the author’s perspective on a wide range [sic] of issues. Students are asked, in the lesson, to read critically and think critically about the author’s perspective on several fronts including the author’s privilege that may or may not be present in the work.”
Students are then asked independently and self-reflectively to juxtapose their thoughts regarding any perceived privilege they think they may have and how they would potentially rewrite portions of the text. Students are not asked or required to report out their self-reflections. This lesson is an adept vehicle to push student thinking to challenge the author’s thoughts/conclusions and to sharpen their ability to critically read selected texts.”
But the spokeswoman for the district has not yet returned a request for comment from the Daily Wire.
Previously in September, A school board member Abrar Omeish, whose father was on the board of the mosque attended by 9/11 hijackers and hired as imam a top Al-Qaeda operative have forcefully opposed a resolution honoring the victims of the terrorist attack during the 20th anniversary.
And fortunately, on his first day in office, new Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) issued an executive order that bans, “inherently divisive concepts” that presume “that some students are consciously or unconsciously racist, sexist, or oppressive, and that other students are victims. This denies our students the opportunity to gain important facts, core knowledge, formulate their own opinions, and to think for themselves. Our children deserve far better from their education than to be told what to think.”
Source: Daily Wire