Last June, I highlighted the ‘Common Core Aligned’ curriculum being produced by an organization called Teaching Tolerance.
This organization is an offshoot of the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center, whose ‘hate map’ was utilized by Floyd Corkins to attempt a mass shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters.
Teaching Tolerance’s Common Core Aligned curriculum includes an ‘anti-bias’ framework.
In Colorado, a preschool/kindergarten is using an unnamed ‘anti-bias curriculum’, which includes introducing topic of homosexuality to very young children.
When parents questioned this curriculum, their 4-year old child was summarily kicked out of the preschool.
Excerpt via the Denver Post, emphasis added.
A 4-year-old Aurora girl was kicked out of a preschool last month when her parents raised questions about books read in her class, including ones that told the stories about same-sex couples and worms unsure about their gender.
Her mother, R.B. Sinclair, sees it as sex education and wanted to opt her daughter out of those discussions.
Instead, school officials from Montview Community Preschool & Kindergarten in Denver — run as a private, parent cooperative — explained the stories were part of the school’s anti-bias curriculum, and because the discussions are embedded through the day, they told her that opting out was not possible.
The school’s anti-bias curriculum is part of a growing push in public and private school classrooms where educators use more diverse depictions of families and gender roles to expose students to differences before children have a chance to form negative opinions.
“Biases start as kids get older and start to see differences as negative. At a young age, kids are exploring all different kinds of things,” said Kim Bloemen, director of early childhood education for the Boulder Valley School District. “It’s about just providing them with all these experiences.”
In a letter sent home to Montview parents, the school defended the books and in a newsletter suggested ways for parents to discuss the topics at home.
Is the Montview Community Preschool & Kindergarten using the Teaching Tolerance anti-bias framework?
Even the letter sent to parents doesn’t divulge that information. Instead they give examples on how to talk to their children about the topic, after the fact.
Schools like this one are seemingly are steaming ahead and blowing off the rights of parents. It’s disturbing that school officials seem to be thinking this subject is appropriate for a set of 4-5 year olds.
The article includes commentary by school officials saying that ‘bias begins early’. Well, clearly the school needs to program these young children early! This is alarming, to say the least.
I reached out to Montview for a copy of the curriculum, but as of the publishing of this article they have not responded.
Teaching Tolerance Is Already In North Carolina Schools
Remember, Teaching Tolerance is already being used in North Carolina schools as an approved resource by the Department of Public Instruction, as I noted last June.
Parents in North Carolina might want to know that NC Public Schools cites Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Teaching Tolerance’ as an approved resource for their “Bullies and Victims” curriculum. By the way, ‘Teaching Tolerance’ is apparently used in Durham Public Schools. More here.
Reminder: NC DPI pulled history course recommendations produced by the Bill of Rights Institute of Virginia because they had ties to the Koch Brothers. Now we have NC DPI recommending ‘bullying’ course material from a far Left group known for ginning up hate.
Here is the series, please take a few moments to check it out.
- Common Core Aligned: Southern Poverty Law Ctr’s ‘Teaching Tolerance’
- Common Core Aligned: “Teaching Tolerance” – PT 2
- Common Core Aligned: “Teaching Tolerance” – PT 3
- Common Core Aligned: “Teaching Tolerance” – PT 4
- Common Core Aligned: ‘Teaching Tolerance’ – PT 5