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Connecticut teacher’s controversial worksheet enrages parents

Several Connecticut parents spoke out against a worksheet provided by a Southington High School English teacher on the first day of school that covered political, gender and racial issues.

Terms that appeared on the worksheet included the terms white privilege, indigenous peoples, transgender, institutional racism, gender pronouns, the term Latinx, and other controversial issues. The worksheet appears to show how these terms can be used in writing and provides definitions and appropriate ways to incorporate many of these terms into your writing. WFSB – Channel 3 shared an image of the worksheet on Twitter.

Under the category “Concepts we can always keep in mind during conversations” there is a line about “systemic racism”.

“Racism is a systemic problem,” it says. “If you look the other way or deny these systems exist, you are part of the problem. You can know in your heart that you hate no one but still contribute to their oppression.”

Parents like Southington resident Jenny Cinquemani called the classes “divisive” at a recent school board meeting.

“Honestly, I’m not even mad,” Cinquemani said, according to Patch.com. “I’m sure the teacher who put this together didn’t mean anything offensive. But it’s divisive.”

Resident Michael Kryzanski said the school should have better, academically oriented priorities.

“I pay taxes so that my children can learn to read, write and communicate properly,” he said. “I’m not paying any taxes for you to learn anything in this document.”

At least one school board member has also let off steam on the worksheet.

“That worries me,” said Joseph Baczewski, vice chairman of the board. “I read the worksheet. Am I OK? Absolutely not.”

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Many parents did not respond well to the Southington High School English teacher’s worksheet.
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“Hear about that white privilege thing again?” Baczewski added. “I’m tired. So that’s the talk? Out of all the crap that’s going on and that’s it?. It’s frustrating as hell.”

The school board is reportedly investigating the incident.

Southington High School did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Excited parents across the country have voiced their grievances at school board meetings about critical race theory and other progressive curricula they believe exist in the classroom. In the case of last year’s Virginia gubernatorial election, parental dynamics helped lead Republican Glenn Youngkin to victory over his Democratic opponent and former governor Terry McAuliffe. Voters said McAuliffe torpedoed his campaign when he said at a debate, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what to teach.” Voters agreed that was an unfortunate statement at a time , when parents wanted to get more involved in their children’s education.

Republican politicians like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently told Fox News Digital that he expects the parenting riot to continue into the midterm elections, calling it an “amazing” and “powerful” movement.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/12/connecticut-teachers-controversial-worksheet-enrages-parents/ Connecticut teacher’s controversial worksheet enrages parents

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