The American education system is reaching a new dangerous level when students are being instructed to not tell their parents about what is happening within school walls. In Minnesota, a fourth-grade class was given an “equity survey” and students were expressly told not to tell their parents about it.
Alpha News published the story alongside a video of fourth-grader Hayley Yasgar explaining the situation to the Sartell-St. Stephen School District board. “My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with. I was very confused along with a lot of other classmates” she said.
Yasgar spoke during a school board meeting last week, during which “community members again discussed Equity Alliance Minnesota (EAM), a left-wing group hired earlier this year for an $80,000 audit on ‘racial inequities’ within the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.”
Parents and children took turns expressing their outrage to the school board. “Despite the high school having ample space, a standing-room crowd of more than 100 people crowded into the oldest gym in the district, a space lacking air conditioning on a hot evening and with poor audio” reports Alpha News.
Yasgar continued to say how the students were told they could not “repeat any of the questions to our parents” which “being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable like I was doing something wrong.”
Yasgar described how “a boy in my class asked my teacher if his mom could explain a question to him because even after the teacher explained it he still didn’t understand. The teacher told him he was not allowed to ask his mom and that we could not repeat any of the questions to our parents.”
“I want the school board to know how uncomfortable and nervous this made. My mom always tells me I can tell her anything but she also tells me I can trust my teachers too. Being asked to hide this from my mom made me very uncomfortable like I was doing something wrong” concluded the student.