After being targeted by a dishonest corporate media smear campaign on behalf of left-wing teachers unions, Colorado’s conservative Woodland Park School Board and parents are fighting back and correcting the record.
The school was chartered by Home to Merit Academy. Parents for education in valor and responsibility, the Woodland Park School District earned the ire of the propaganda press after it decided against using Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book “Between the World and Me” In its teaching. According to district leaders, the book was in violation of state and local social studies. StandardsThe aim of the teaches children “so they may become worthy of their ancestors by becoming full members of the American republic … self-reliant citizens who respect the dignity and the rights of their fellow Americans, who love their country, and who cherish our liberties and our laws.”
These standards, of course, cut against left-wing narratives, so MSNBC’s Chris Hayes He aimed his fire at him Last week, the conservative district. “Even in states that aren’t laying down edicts about teaching about race, local school boards are pursuing that agenda,” Hayes said, “like in Woodland Park, Colorado, where a school board member grilled a high school teacher about one of the texts taught in a history elective.”
Hayes was referring to a board meeting on Jan. 25 during which the school district’s Vice President Dave Illingworth interviewed an applicant for an empty board position, quoting from Coates’ book and asking the interviewee if he agreed:
In his 2015 book ‘Between the World and Me,’ Ta-Nehisi coates, among other things, writes ‘The power of domination and exclusion is central to the belief in being white, and without it, white people would cease to exist.’ This is my question: Would you agree? Is it appropriate, or even legal to teach children to see a person’s skin color as inherently dangerous or bad?
“I wasn’t grilling a teacher,” The Federalist was told by Illingworth. “I was talking to somebody who had applied to serve on the Board of Education.”
But that was just the beginning of the media’s lies.
Hayes was more concerned about advancing left-wing narratives that getting the facts correct, and Hayes invited Coates. Protect He was unopposed by the live audience. Illingworth, of course, wasn’t invited — but he and other Woodland Park parents and leaders aren’t letting the smears slide.
Woodland Park Wants To Indoctrinate Their Children
While the MSNBC host claimed that removing Coates’ book from Woodland Park curriculum was meant to suppress black history, Illingworth rejects that assertion.
“It wasn’t that the book was removed from classrooms or removed from the library or any sort of order went out … to discourage people from reading or anything like that,” Illingworth said. “It just wasn’t a good fit for the standards that were adopted.”
In accordance with the aforementioned American Birthright Social Studies (ABSS) standards — which Woodland Park adopted in addition to state requirements and which require social studies to cultivate love, not hate, for
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