A private Manhattan school that charges $57,000 a year has issued a 12-page “inclusive language guide” to staff, students and parents which encourages them to stop using the terms “mom” and “dad,” among other ridiculous woke edicts to create a more welcoming environment.
The Daily Mail reports:
Grace Church School in NoHo has offered a 12-page guide to staff, students and parents that encourages them to stop using ‘mom’ and ‘dad’, to stop asking classmates where they may have gone on vacation. and urges them not to wish anyone a ‘Merry Christmas’ – or even a ‘Happy Holidays’.
The Episcopal school also offers courses and after-school programs for its students that include single-gender groups, a Roots of Empathy program, and a course called ‘Allying: Why? Who? and How?’ which is offered to seniors.
According to the guidelines, instead of using the words “mom” and “dad” students should say “grown-ups,” “folks,” or “family.”
Instead of using the word “parents,” students could use any of the above recommended terms, as well as “guardians.”
The terms “husband,” “wife,” “boyfriend,” and “girlfriend” should be replaced with “spouse,” “partner,” or “significant other.”
The schools new guidelines state, “While we recognize hateful language that promotes racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination are already addressed in our school handbooks, we also recognize that we can do more than ban hateful language; we can use language to create welcoming and inclusive spaces.”
Rev. Robert M. Pennoyer II, the assistant head of school, issued a statement about the inclusion glossary.
“As part of our Episcopal identity, we recognize the dignity and worth common to humanity,” he said.
He said the concept of the glossary stemmed “from our desire to promote a sense of belonging for all of our students.”
There are even more ridiculous rules for students and faculty. Read more about them HERE.
A Bill Pushing Left Leaning Politics Into the Classroom in Illinois Has Officially Passed
In an article we previously wrote concerning the Illinois State Board of Education passing a bill called “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards has officially been upheld by the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).
Some of the new standards include teachers assessing “how their biases affect how they access tools to mitigate their own behavior (racism, sexism, homophobia, unearned privilege, Eurocentrism, etc.)”
Bettina L. Love is a prominent advocate of Critical Race Theory in education and she believes “White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy.”
If teachers do not do so voluntarily the new standards would allow schools to force teachers into therapy for their whiteness , along with punishing them with a loss of license and certification if complaints are made about them not adopting “progressive” ideologies. Teaching about “systemic racism” will be required as well.
Some Republican lawmakers voiced their opposition to the standards earlier this month, saying they add unnecessary politics to the classroom.
Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, said she asked ISBE to include more diverse perspectives on their task forces to avoid standards like this from being so controversial in the future, and said the board made some of the changes Republicans asked for.
Rezin said her office got an unusually high number of calls and emails about these standards.
These new teaching standards will take effect in October 2025.
Some lawmakers were not happy with the decision including Republican Candidate for Governor and Former Senator Paul Schimpf:
“I am extremely disappointed that JCAR approved the State Board of Education’s Culturally Responsive Teacher Standards. These standards politicize the teacher certification process and undermine the authority of local school boards, superintendents, and parents to control their children’s’ education. This is yet another example of top-down, administrative overreach by the Pritzker Administration and illustrates a clear example of why Illinois needs a new governor.”
Liberal NY, NJ and CA Top List of States People Moved Away From in 2020
New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut and California topped the list of states where the most people moved away from in 2020.
The Washington Examiner reports that data gathered by the Tax Foundation shows that Idaho, South Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota, and Arizona saw the highest proportion of inbound moves.
Where are Americans moving?
States with the highest proportion of inbound moves:
2. South Carolina
4. South Dakota
6. North Carolina
— Tax Foundation (@TaxFoundation) January 14, 2021
The foundation noted, “7 of the top 10 states ranked for inbound migration also rank in the top half of states on the 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index, which measures tax structure.”
As the Examiner notes, California is actually at risk of losing an electoral vote due to the massive number of residents leaving the state. New York is also facing the loss of two House seats for the same reason.
“In both cases, strict coronavirus lockdowns were listed as contributing factors to the population decline, and residents in both states have staged large protests in defiance of the restrictions imposed by elected officials,” writes the Examiner.
For the full report, click HERE.