Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School In Holyoke Costs Millions, Organizes Protests Of Police And Trump, And Is Supported By Dumb Conservatives Who Wanna Stick It To Teacher’s Unions
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Charter schools are a scam. We’ve been over this time and time again. Conservatives think that they have to like charter schools because they’ve been brainwashed by right wing media to believe that teachers unions are the main reason for “failing schools.” Obviously you’d have to be pretty dumb to believe that schools are failing, and not individual students. Obviously.
But being in favor of charter schools is actually the exact opposite of what conservatism is supposed to be all about. It costs the state millions of dollars in taxpayer money to open new buildings, maintain them, hire new faculties, pay their health insurance, and then send back a portion of the funding to their sending schools. This is not what it means to be fiscally conservative. Neither is the philosophy that individualism does not exist. Because to fall for the myth of “failing schools” suggests that the individual students played no part in their own failures. Instead it was a group effort that failed.
But most importantly charter schools tend to be SJW training camps. They are governed by unelected boards of trustees, who can come up with any curriculum they want. Like the Seven Hills Charter School in Worcester, which forced kids to pose for pictures while holding up signs listing imaginary “microaggressions” that hurt their precious feelings. The best part was when it turned out that they literally plagiarized these signs directly off of a Buzzfeed article, and thought no one would notice.
Oops!! This is apparently what “conservatives” think is a good use of their tax dollars. Because….fuck teacher’s unions!!
Anyway, low and behold it turns out Holyoke has one of these SJW breeding ground, masquerading as a school. And the name is just too perfect:
I swear to god. “Social justice charter school.”
Of course anyone who’s been paying attention to the news the last couple years knows that “social justice” is just codeword for far left, radical butthurt political correctness. This is what “conservatives” think is money well spent. Because at least those greedy teacher’s unions will think twice about asking for a 1% raise next time their contract is up!!
Let’s check out what the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School is all about.
Here’s their charter, which lists the following in their mission statement:
“At PFSJCS social justice means that all students, regardless of race, culture, income, abilities, or sexual preference, have equal access to a quality education, necessary resources, and the opportunity to live productive and successful lives.”
Because apparently the public schools where these kids come from do NOT give equal access to all students. Only white kids.
Under “communities to be served” they state,
“Out of the six communities two perform in the bottom ten percent on State-wide standardized tests of academic achievement; one has the highest teen pregnancy rate as well as the highest dropout rate in the state; and bullying has been a major focus for another. To 4 combat these concerns these communities would greatly benefit from a high school that sets high expectations, achieves excellent academic performance, offers successful community engagement, and a strong social justice mission and vision”
“Out of the six communities TWO perform….” This is what we are paying for. A group of illiterate board of trustee social justice warriors who haven’t learned the difference between to, two, and too. Looks like they haven’t figured out the whole, “your, you’re” or “it’s, its” thing either:
Notice that they list the big reason for creating their school is to take kids away from schools with high teen pregnancy and dropout rates, and low standardized test scores. First of all, “high teen pregnancy rates” is such an urban myth. Newsflash – chicks are getting pregnant in white suburban communities too. But their parents make sure they get an abortion so it won’t fuck up their shots at getting into Northeastern. In Holyoke you just push out a baby, throw it on the pile, and let the taxpayers take care of the rest.
Secondly, how does taking these kids out of those public schools improve the public schools? If these kids are allegedly being brought down by their pregnant, failing classmates, then how is it a solution to take all the good, non-pregnant kids and put them in the social justice charter school?
Thirdly, any school that values standardized test scores is a pretty shitty school where I wouldn’t want my kids going. Just sayin.
Under “Social Justice Awareness”, the school offers the following:
“During summer orientation and throughout the school year, students will be instructed in philosophical, historical, and cultural social justice values. They will build an understanding of oppression and privilege as well as a respect for diversity.”
And understanding of oppression and privilege. In other words, they’re teaching the theory and concept of “white privilege” as if it is indeed a scientific fact. Basically it’s a training ground for the next generation to whine about all the oppression that’s keeping them back, instead of teaching them to overcome obstacles in front of them.
Then there’s the math curriculum:
“Math is an instrument for detailing social justice issues and developing critical consciousness. Math can be used as a tool to examine and compare the inequities that exist by examining: population rates, corporate salaries, economic concerns, infant mortality rates, defense budgets, and demonstrate, in graphic terms, the way people are oppressed and marginalized.”
In other words, the whole point of learning math is to find new ways to complain about being oppressed and how unfair it is that some people make more money than other people.
But wait, it gets better – kids at the social justice charter school call their teachers by their first name, and hall passes are rubber duckies:
“Paulo Freire teachers are on a first-name basis with their students. They issue hall passes in the form of teddy bears, rubber duckies and duct tape purses.”
You can’t make this stuff up. This too:
English teacher Jacqueline Tuttle, 27, of Sunderland, who goes by “Jaq,” said, for example, that by the end of last school year, she heard students in the hallway saying to each other, “Stop colluding to your own oppression.”
Oh good, they’re teaching kids to say, “stop colluding to your own oppression.” What a valuable use of taxpayer money.
Seriously, check out their charter if you want your head to explode. The school has less than 400 kids who they bus in from all over, and costs the taxpayers over $5 million a year. But yea, way to go conservatives. I guess this is what you wanted.
But this is the most disturbing part – students organized a walkout with black lives matter activists. Kids were allowed to just walk out of class. At the 37 second mark the leader asks students, “Do y’all ever feel safe when you feel a police officer in your neighborhood” to which they all scream, “no!!”
Anyway, their Facebook page is pretty telling. Let’s check it out….
In January the social justice charter school organized a field trip to Hartford to protest Trump’s inauguration, under the guise of being a “women’s march.”
The mere fact that they’re sponsoring and organizing to go to a march, which was ONLY being held because Trump own the election, is clearly a publicly funded school taking a side on a variety political issues. Check out the sign that’s being held by one of the teachers on the right:
“My body, my choice.” She’s protesting for abortion rights as part of a school field trip, and bringing kids with her. You’re allowed to be pro-choice. You’re also allowed to be pro-life. You’re just not supposed to force your opinion on kids when you’re in a position to influence them so greatly.
More importantly, they’re teaching these girls to be victims. “We can not succeed when half of us are held back.” Why are they letting kids make signs saying “we can not succeed?” In other words, they’re setting these kids up for failure by giving them a litany of excuses. Instead of teaching them to overcome any alleged discrimination they face, this school is teaching them to whine and protest about being held back.
And they’re bringing another busload of impressionable children with one of their teachers to see the very fair and balanced Rachel Maddow speak at Smith College:
I’m sure Mad Dog Maddow presented both sides equally as this presentation.
The school heavily promoted the Obama family:
Not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with the Obama family. It’s just the school’s job to take sides.
They fed into the myth that their “supporter,” Mayor Ales Morse, was “threatened” for being gay, because a political opponent left a note in his mailbox telling him that he was “going down” in the next election:
The school regularly used its social media platform to urge families to vote certain ways on ballot initiatives:
And they publicly mourned their “family,” Alexander Torres Hernandez, after he stole a woman’s minivan, led cops on a high speed chase, and then decided to swim across a canal to freedom, where he drowned.
The hat. Nuff said. But yea, public schools are the ones harboring problem students. Not charter schools. This is money well spent.
Of course the primary reason charter schools are nothing more than publicly funded private schools is the fact that there is an application process and limited slots:
If they were public schools then they’d be open to the public, and anyone who wanted to go there could do so. But they’re not. They’re just multi-million dollar social justice warrior playgrounds. And conservatives are apparently dumb enough to believe that this is a good thing.
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