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SEATTLE, WA- Public schools have been indoctrination factories for some time, however over the past several years, that indoctrination has increased to an unprecedented level.
For example, when George Floyd died of a drug overdose and complications of positional asphyxia in 2020, public school students especially were told they had to be “down with the revolution” and protest Floyd’s death all in the name of “social justice” and in opposition to “systemic police racism.”
According to LiveAction, a Seattle, Washington-area school, is well-known for implementing controversial left-wing programs. According to KTTH radio’s Jason Rantz, Eastlake High School employs a bevy of leftist teachers.
For example, teachers at one time put up posters “decrying capitalism as a ‘death cult,’ demanding an end to borders, and supporting Black Lives Matter.” In fact one instructor, Shila Hodgins, a humanities teacher at Eastlake, has publicly acknowledged that teachers at Eastlake “always bring in our politics.”
Hodgins made the admission on a student-produced podcast called Indy on Air,” Rantz said, a program hosted by two Eastlake students. The topic was political indoctrination in the classroom, and Hodgins was more than happy to weigh in on the practice.
“There’s no neutral spaces, right? We always bring in our politics, because our history and the systems that we’ve created mean that our identities, our histories are tied to politics,” Hodgins said.
“It’s just…that’s what happens. And so when we walk in the room, we carry these biases. And these biases or, you know, sometimes someone walks in the room, their entire identity is on display, right? So we know that sometimes we walk in a room with these deep down or more obvious biases. Maybe it’s racial, maybe it’s religious. They’re always with us.”
Schools were always considered to be a place where teachers left their political biases at the door, where students were encouraged to examine all sides of an issue. That is no longer the case, which Hodgins freely admits.
“I do my best to teach through the lens of justice in a way that centers a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds,” Hodgins said.
“I want my students to see themselves in the classroom. To see that they are valued, heard, and supported. And I want them to know that I stand with them and the continued fight for equal rights in a more equitable world.”
Hodgins also doesn’t like to be criticized over her beliefs, much as typical snowflakes do not.
“I’m tired. I am tired and frustrated. Sometimes I’m nervous. And sometimes I’m angry,” she admitted.
Hodgins however is mild compared to two other Eastlake teachers, Jason Wessels and Michelle Okroy.
Both science teachers are faculty advisers for a program called Link Crew, which puts junior and senior class student mentors with incoming freshmen for the purposes of helping the new students adjust to the demands of high school.
Student mentors are expected, the program states, to be “kind, responsible, a positive role model, [and have] blossoming leadership qualities.” That wasn’t too bad, however Wessels and Okroy cannot help themselves. Student mentors pledge their support to left-wing ideas and groups or they are banned from participating in the mentoring program.
Parents of mentors were sent a Code of Conduct, which students agree to follow; those who refuse to follow are removed from the program. As Live Action notes, a majority of the items on the Code of Conduct are common sense and non-controversial. As an example, students agree to “be positive role models, curtail bullying, and display a positive school attitude.”
The fourth category on the list, because leftist educators cannot help themselves, are politically motivated, which students are expected to initial to indicate their agreement. Among the statements included was: “Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, No human is illegal, Women’s rights are human rights.”
Of course all those statements have been co-opted by far-left groups and organizations, and are used to push a radical leftist agenda. As Live Action notes, “Women’s rights are human rights” is used by the pro-abortion baby-killing movement. “Love is love” is used now to push the trans movement, and Black Lives Matter is…well nothing more than a shakedown organization which has enriched the real estate portfolio of its founders, along with their bank accounts.
None of those slogans of course have anything to do with mentorship of younger students. They are slogans utilized by leftists to indoctrinate young people into their way of thinking.
Increasing numbers of parents are starting to see public schools for what they are—indoctrination factories attempting to undermine parents and brainwash kids to hate their country, breed gender confusion, and believe they are racist (or oppressed) dependent on their skin color.
This is why an increasing number of families are pulling their kids out of school and choosing to homeschool.
For example, according to the National Home Education Research Institute, the homeschooling population had been increasing at between two-eight percent per year, until school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, when the numbers spiked exponentially.
It is now estimated that as of 2021, between six and seven percent of school-aged kids are homeschooled.
For more on unhinged radical teachers, we invite you to:
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Are you familiar with “transition closets?” In simple terms, they are the primary reason why parents need to homeschool their children.
Trans closets—rooms stocked with transgender clothes and accessories for students to change into after arriving to school and back out of before going home—are being discovered in public schools with indication they are being kept a secret from #Parents. https://t.co/TG9XxkIGK4
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 23, 2022
For people who opposed gay marriage when it was legalized by the Supreme Court years ago, there was a concern that this was only the first step, that the alphabet mafia would take this small victory and continue pushing their radical agenda. “Love is love” is one thing…targeting our kids is a far different conversation.
-Legalization of gay marriage
-The resulting escalation of woke radicalization
It's clear that while the rest of society saw gay marriage as a minor adjustment in an otherwise great system, the woke saw it as the first step in their crusade to tear down society https://t.co/lyWlAT7yGa
— The Legendary Zero in Love ⚣ 🇫🇮 (@TheZeroOfLegend) May 6, 2021
For example, as PJ Media notes, last year, a group called the “San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus” got itself in a jackpot after it released a song whereby the chorus bragged that:
“We’ll convert your children…We’re coming for your children.” This was a clear warning that the radical LGBTLMNOP were targeting children. As we have seen over the past year, nothing could be clearer.
Back to “transition closets.” In a piece in PJ Media in March, Megan Fox explained the idea behind them.
“The whole point of a trans closet in a school with minors is to allow students to hide their ‘gender identity’ from their parents.”
In other words, little Johnny gets dressed for schools in clothing appropriate for little boys.
However when he gets to school, little Johnny, with full approval by the public schools goes into a “trans closet,” changes into girls’ clothes and spends the day playing make believe as a “girl.”
At the end of the day, Johnny goes back to the “trans closet,” changes back into his gender appropriate clothing and goes back home, his parents none the wiser that the school for which they pay taxes has contributed to their child’s psychological decline.
Here is Amaure Rousch, CEO of The Transition Closet:
The fact of the matter is, public school teachers (oh, it happens in private schools too, make no mistake about it) aren’t even trying to necessarily hide what they’re doing any longer. A teacher in California on TikTok (where a collection of social misfits congregate) said exactly what they are up to:
“The goal of the transition closet is for our students to wear the clothes that their parents approve of, come to school and then swap out into the clothes that fit who they truly are.”
— Uncle Sam's Children (@UncleSamsNation) April 26, 2022
In other words, public schools are engaged in circumventing the will of parents and are actively working to engage in nothing less than child abuse. Yet, they get away with it.
Last week at a White House event, our delusional “commander in chief” actually said the quiet part out loud, when he asserted that children don’t belong to parents “when they’re in the classroom.”
“They’re all our children. And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom,” Biden said, according to Yahoo News.
Joe Biden: "They're all our children .. They're not somebody else's children. They're like yours when they're in the classroom." pic.twitter.com/ATNGGO594U
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) April 27, 2022
Later in his remarks, Biden railed against politicians “trying to ban books, even math books.” What he failed to mention is the books that some are attempting to ban may indeed be “math books,” however they relate math to concepts such as critical race theory or LGBTQ indoctrination. They are clearly being used to push a radical left agenda.
According to PJ Media, the teacher in the TikTok video isn’t just a wacko low-level teacher. His name is Thomas Martin-Edwards, founder of an organization called the “Queer Teacher Fellowship,” and is listed on his Twitter page as the assistant principal of San Ramon Valley High School. However it is believed he may in fact have moved on, since Epoch Times has him listed as a Spanish teacher in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District.
Epoch Times notes that Martin-Edwards “is also transgender. He has posted himself in the classroom showing off the stilettos he wears to school.” The question is, why? Why do these teachers find it necessary to discuss what they do in the privacy of their homes with their students? Do straight teachers discuss their sexual adventures with their students in the classroom?
We would submit that if they did, the police would be knocking on their doors and they would also be seeking new employment. Why is it different with the alphabet community?
A more important question is why are teachers and school administrators trying to hide what they’re doing from parents? If what they are doing is indeed “normal” as they assert, why are they doing so in secret?
According to Amare Roush, who founded The Transition Closet claims the secrecy is being implemented for the students’ “protection:”
“We do provide a safe space for kids whose parents are not accepting, because it’s known to help lower the suicide rate. These kids are going to do it anyway, we just want a way to provide them with a way to do it safely to where they’re not wearing clothes that are too small for them, or doing so in a way that’s going to get them hurt by their parents.”
Did you get that? They’re trying to “save” the kids from their parents. Unbelievable.
How much is this new woke educational system actually contributing to the so-called “gender confusion” these kids are experiencing? As PJ Media notes, would kids even give this stuff a second thought “if teachers weren’t presenting it as something good and acceptable and even heroic in the face of parental opposition and obstinacy? Would they do it if doing it weren’t celebrated and lauded everywhere?” We propose probably not. But since this now appears to be the “cool” thing to do, the shiny new object, obviously kids are attracted to it.
The presence of these trans closets is fairly new in the K-12 world, however, have been apparently available on college campuses for years. Epoch Times notes that “Marshall University, the University of Arkansas, Penn State, and the University of California are among colleges that have been operating trans closets for years.”
While our primary adversaries in the world—Russia and China—are on the move academically and militarily, the United States is engaged in woke transgender indoctrination of our youngest and most vulnerable. What does this portend for the future of our country?
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