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Don’t worry America. Our educational system has its priorities completely squared away.
While our school systems concern themselves with wokeness, such as the use of proper pronouns, assessment tests show the U.S. ranks 11 out of 79 countries in science, while in math it’s much worse…30th out of 79.
This was in 2018 when is the last time the assessment was conducted. It’s probably gotten much worse.
Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has its priorities completely squared away.
The Washington Times reports that department is hard at work coming up with “gender-neutral” pronouns teachers and administrators will be suggested to use. Meanwhile, the Keystone State’s schools are currently ranked 19 out of 50 in the United States.
Among suggestions being considered by the progressive loons that run the state’s educational system are “ne” and “xe.” The Times reports they are part of guidance offered by the state online called “Creating Gender-Inclusive Schools and Classrooms.” Tell us Pennsylvania doesn’t need a change in leadership.
The website suggests that in addition to normal pronouns that have been used since the beginning of time, additional pronouns be offered, writing “some people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe.”
Oh, but it goes much further than that. The concept of binary gender…you know boys have XY chromosomes and girls have XX chromosomes…is so, well yesterday. The website refers to binary gender as the “faulty concept that there are only two genders: male and female.”
Of course as expected, people who actually have more than a couple of brain cells to rub together are denouncing the guidance as ideological.
“This is part of a national effort in schools to ‘break the binary’ by confusing young children about biological sex and indoctrinating them into believing that gender is a spectrum,” said Erika Sanzi, director of outreach for Parents Defending Education.
“The Department of Education should delete these ideology-based resources from their website and anyone teaching gender fluidity to 3-year-olds does not belong in the classroom,” she continued.
The guidance goes on from there, providing a toolkit to provide a “gender neutral” day for grades 3-12, as well as administrative practices for “gender-responsive budgeting” in teacher prep programs.
The guidance posted on the education department’s website are from a 2013 article, “The Gender Spectrum” written by Carrie Kilman, Fox News wrote.
That article claims that “some kids know their gender identities and birth sexes don’t match almost as soon as they begin to talk” and that kids are capable of identifying as gender-fluid as young as 3.
So kids start to talk somewhere between the ages of one and two, yet this unhinged lunatic expects us to buy that they “know their gender identities and birth sexes don’t match.” Yeah, OK.
Fox wrote that as part of the “gender neutral day,” students should “pick two to three ways they will reject gender stereotypes for the day, and the teacher should make specific commitments to challenge gender norms in the classroom.” In other words, brain-washing indoctrination.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, the Department of Education defended the program:
“The children who attend our schools represent the diverse backgrounds and cultures of our commonwealth, and that includes Pennsylvanians with various identities and expression,” wrote communications director Casey Smith.
“It is incumbent upon us to support ALL learners, and make them ALL feel welcome in their schools and communities. This commonwealth was founded on principles of inclusion and belonging (EIB) resources we are providing to schools are optional supports that they can use to foster a sense of belonging in their school.”
“The Wolf Administration supports equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts in every school, and one way we can better serve our learners is by providing resources so that schools can support students who come from all walks of life,” she continued.
How about teaching them how to read and write, that 1+1=2, that science says there are only two genders, how to maintain their personal finances, and about American history (the real stuff, not the made-up garbage)? While we’re dabbling in woke ideology, countries like China, Japan and Taiwan are moving ahead of us.
Remember “No Child Left Behind?” Our kids are getting left behind by this Marxist woke nonsense. Enough is enough.
For an excellent analysis of what the woke ideology is doing to our country, please read the below opinion piece from our executive director Kyle Reyes. It is well worth your time.
Over the weekend, my wife and I were walking through a mall together for the first time in years. We went into a store called “Spencer’s” for old-time sake … it used to be the place all of the pre-teens went to back in the day.
Just as it used to be … it was filled with kids. There was also a couple in the back of the store with their child who couldn’t have been older than five or six.
What else was in the back of the store? Sex toys. TONS of them. Vibrators. Lubricants. Lingerie. Teenagers hanging out in what was essentially a sex shop for kids.
Keep in mind, we’re not talking about an 18+ shop here. We’re talking about a store in the Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester, Connecticut that lures you in with St. Patrick’s Day pride decorations.
Protecting our children isn’t limited to safety. It all starts with the culture we allow them to be exposed to. And we’re collectively failing.
Sex toys in front of our kids apparently aren’t offensive to people … but God-forbid little kids be allowed to sing “The Little Indians” song.
There was a successful movement to ban the “gun” emoji on the iPhone (it was replaced with a green water gun) – but you can give someone a “middle finger” emoji.
Female celebrities such as Emily Ratajkowski will post on Instagram memes and graphics against “sexual expectations from men” – and then post pictures of themselves naked on that same feed while pretending to be role models for young girls.
Parents demand the removal of all guns from America, and then let their kid spend sixteen hours pretending to kill people and steal cars on video games.
Moms talk about protecting their innocent children from “horrible people” like President Donald Trump … then bring their kids to parades and make them hold expletive-laced signs while dressed up as parts of the female anatomy.
People flip out when a passionate politician swears … but they have no problem letting their kids watch movies loaded with crass language.
Rappers complain about stereotypes and being targeted by police … then drop 50 n-words in a “song” where they glorify drug use and violence.
College professors talk all about the need for free speech … then work to shut down that free speech on campus if it’s not promoting a liberal agenda.
People demand we remove “God” from society – then ask where our “God” was when terrible things happened around us.
We’ve removed nuclear families and strong fathers and integrity and respect and faith and common sense from American culture and replaced it with violence, drugs, and sex.
We’ve replaced hard work with participation trophies … we’ve exchanged an education in capitalism for teachings about socialism … we’ve taken kids off the playgrounds and drugged them to calm them down … we’ve told little boys that manliness is toxic, but that marijuana has only been illegal because of the big mean government … and we wonder why we have problems in society.
We’ve set the example that if you break the law it’s not a big deal if it advances a certain political agenda. We’ve taught that rules can be broken if you don’t like those rules.
We’ve taught that we shouldn’t incarcerate bad guys if it’s going to make mayors and governors look bad to have high incarceration rates.
We’ve taught that people don’t kill people … guns kill people … so we should walk away from the Second Amendment because in doing so, criminals are going to arbitrarily surrender their weapons and become saints.
We’ve taught that gun-free zones convince bad guys not to go in them while ignoring the fentanyl crisis in a country where the drug is illegal.
But we wonder. We wonder why we have school shootings. We wonder where we went wrong in raising children. We feign disbelief and say it must be someone else’s fault. It must be the other kids in school that are a bad influence. It must be lousy teachers. It must be something or someone else. After all – we’ve done an amazing job of raising our children.
The problem isn’t coming. It’s already here. And the only way for us to stop it is to first recognize it.
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