When I was a teacher I went out of my way to be unbiased politically. I knew that the kids looked up to me, and if I started espousing conservative viewpoints to kids they’d be likely to believe everything I said without considering the alternative viewpoints from the left. I wanted them to develop their own opinions on their own, and to do that my job was to present them with facts and both sides of every issue. A teacher who the students do not know the political leanings of is a teacher who has done their job effectively.
But it’s clear going into this school year especially that teachers everywhere will only be presenting one side of the “social justice” issue to kids, and that’s not something we should sit down and accept quietly. We can’t just hand over our schools to black lives matter because they’ll brainwash kids to swallow their anti-police propaganda as fact. I encourage kids, and even parents if you’re learning remotely, to record teachers when they violate this public trust.
For instance, this is Doug Lowe, a Theology teacher at St. Mary’s in Lynn.
I realize that this is a private school and they can do whatever they want, but private schools are supposed to exist to give people the option if they don’t want their kids being brainwashed in public schools. Plus, at least they’re letting kids come back and learn in person instead of hiding from a virus.
But thanks to Doug Lowe St. Mary’s has joined the ranks of SJW brainwashing centers. Check out this video record by a student.
Let’s go through some of the highlights.
“My wife gets paid 80% of what her (male counterparts) get even though she does more work. That’s because there’s a system.”
The kids have no context whatsoever about what his wife does for work, and his opinion that she does more work and gets paid less because she’s a woman is completely unsubstantiated and presented with no evidence. As noted, well respected feminist educator Christina Hoff-Sommers has pointed out several times, the gender wage gap is the result of career choices, college majors, and other factors that have nothing to do with sexism.
There is likely an explanation if his wife really only gets 80% of what her male counterparts get paid, and he should’ve presented that side. Instead he told impressionable students that we live in a society where companies choose to employ men, who cost their company more money to do less work, simply because they are sexist.
“We have some of the finest public schools in America in Massachusetts. And those communities are extremely white, are they not? Lexington, Andover, Marblehead, Concord-Carlisle. Some of the best in the nation. And it’s no shock that they are also extremely white. Why are they extremely white? Because the houses there cost so much. So when we say there’s no segregation, it’s true legally. But haven’t we created these communities based on the cost of living?”
It’s not a shock that they are extremely white and are some of the best schools in the nation? He’s saying that his de facto belief is that white kids are “better” than black and brown kids at school, which is why it’s not shocking that the “best” schools (whatever that means) are mostly white.
He’s not wrong about housing prices, but ironically all of the towns he mentioned are overwhelmingly liberal and have more black lives matter signs in them than diverse neighborhoods in Dorchester. Either way, what’s his point, and what’s his solution? Seems like the best way to diversify white communities is to encourage people of color to pursue higher paying jobs, which means encouraging them to pursue career paths that pay higher salaries on average. Instead the solution from most elected leaders on the left seems to be to tell people of color that they will always be victims. They give impoverished people temporary solutions in the form of handouts which only keep them dependent on the government, instead of long term solutions by encouraging them to pursue trades, start their own businesses, and cut taxes so they can grow.
I’m just not sure what any of this has to do with theology.
“How do public schools get their money to operate? Government, taxes. How do you get the most taxes? Have the most expensive houses.”
This is just patently untrue. The vast majority of school funding comes from the state government, not the local government. So property values in your town don’t matter. Let’s take a diverse city like Worcester. According to their budget they get more than double the funding from the state as they do from the local government.
Now let’s check out the predominantly white neighbor to the north Wachusett Regional School District. In 2020 they got over $30 million from the state and under $15 million from the local towns.
In other words, state aid is exactly proportional to local aid, so property taxes don’t really matter. Especially when local revenues don’t come from property taxes.
So he’s just making this up as he goes along and high school kids are not equipped to challenge him.
Then he got into the BLM propaganda.
“We all know about police brutality. The unequal treatment by police officers towards people of color. How bout the judicial system? How bout incarceration? Jails. Alright, why are most people in jail? Drugs. Sometimes not even selling, possession of. Intent to sell. Do you guys know that it’s a mandatory sentence? Judges have no choice. After we did that in the 80’s our jails became disproportionately black and brown. Do white people not use drugs? White people use drugs. Do white people not drive around with drugs in their car? Of course they do. However, when it gets to a point of legality, let’s say they get arrested, number one they have the money to get bailed out. Number two if they’re rich and they’re in this situation what happens? They get out quickly and they lawyer up. They have some of the best lawyers in America.
He’s just making shit up as he goes along.
1. “Most” people are not in jail for drug offenses, and those are in jail for drug offenses are almost exclusively dealers or people who were charged with possession on top of other crimes, not people who got just got charged with possession.
2. What he’s saying about mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines isn’t true, and regardless this is a politically charged topic with another side that he is not presenting.
3. Not all white people who get caught with drugs are rich. This is an incredibly racist assumption on his part.
4. Judges in Massachusetts are infamous for letting criminals out with no bail, or a low bail that is often paid for by the Mass Bail Fund.
5. Everyone in this country has a right to an attorney if they can’t afford one. Often times they’re really good at what they do. Not every white kid who gets arrested has a high priced legal team at his or her disposal.
Then when he called on what appears to be one of the lone students of color in class things got really awkward.
“Jean Carlos, we’ve known each other for a long time. I’m an old white guy, alright, OK. You’re brown. I don’t think of you as brown, you don’t think of me as white. You’re John Carlos and I’m Mr. Lowe. Once you get to know people tags go away.”
Clearly you do think of hm as brown, since you literally said that. He’s also pushing the color blind thing, which ironically SJWs would admonish him for because they think it’s racist.
Normally I’d be against having kids record their teachers, but it’s clear after the events this summer that BLM has become mainstreamed, so we have to monitor what’s being pushed on our kids in school. Superintendents and principals have green lighted their teachers to push a racist anti-police agenda, so now teachers will feel emboldened to brainwash your kids with it. This is unacceptable. We’ve already given them Hollywood, the media, corporate America and colleges. We can’t just keep handing over institutions to BLM without some pushback.
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