Principals Sign Pledge To End ‘Practices Of White Academic Superiority’ In Schools

Written by K. Walker on August 16, 2021

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While the left is assuring parents that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools, some school administrators are signing a letter committing to dismantle “the Americanized version of a caste system in our schools.”

A group of 162 principals and assistant principals at  Minnesota schools has invoked the late civil rights icon and former Georgia congressman John Lewis to push their goal of “de-centering Whiteness” in education.

The “Good Trouble Principals” describe themselves as “a loose collection of local principals bound together by a commitment to changing our nation’s future by engaging in better, more equitable education practices.”

The name “Good Trouble” is based on a quote by the late Congressman John Lewis who said, “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”

The goal of “Good Trouble Principals” is “de-centering Whiteness” and “dismantling the practices that reinforce White academic superiority” – which allegedly include standardized testing and leads to “an Americanized version of a caste system in our schools.”

Take a moment to savor the irony of these principals using the words of a man who marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to push an incredibly racist and toxic agenda.

It is the antithesis of what Lewis held dear.

“John Lewis believed in diversity of thought and knew that every child needed to be literate and numerate if they were to have the agency and opportunity he so wanted for Black Americans and all Americans,” Erika Sanzi, the group’s director of outreach said on Saturday. “The idea that 162 principals think they are honoring his legacy by citing nonexistent research to defend prioritizing the ‘decentering of whiteness’ over the basic responsibility of teaching children to read, write and do basic arithmetic is troubling, but certainly not good trouble.”

You can see the list of principals who have signed onto this statement at Good Trouble Principals.

So, how are these principals and vice-principals going to end “the American version of the caste system”?

Easy. Get rid of things that perpetuate “white supremacy” in education. Things like standardized tests and…

…Parent-Teacher Associations, and (shockingly) teachers’ unions.

“Traditional organized Whiteness ensures domination through forms like PTAs and Unions,” the statement reads. “We purposefully call out and lift up historically non-represented voices of color in our spaces to hold weight and power.”

Melander Friestleben said such groups have played a role in attempts to preserve segregated schools and to remove “contracted teachers of color without due process.”

“De-centering that means understanding that history in order to identify any present indicators that may be operating in that same light,” she told Fox News on Saturday.

Ah, yes. It’s the PTA and teachers’ unions that are pushing for segregating schools.

Here’s a recent headline from the New York Post:

We’ve seen for years now that colleges and universities have been pushing segregation in dorms and public areas on campus, and holding what they should call “Separate But Equal” graduation ceremonies.

But it’s the parents that are the problem???

That’s something so preposterous it could be seen in the New York Times.

New York Times Implies ‘Nice White Parents’ Are The Problem With Public Education–Is That Racist?

Oh. Well. There you go.

If you think that their claim that the PTA that is pushing segregation is extreme, you won’t believe this.

The principals’ statement compared the American educations system to the division of East and West Berlin.

The principals also compared the education system which they help lead to the Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Germany until the collapse of communism in 1989.

“And though we are operating in realities where national educational leaders have never been educators and state educational leaders uphold whiteness as the standard, we also serve in a reality where some of us operate under local elected and appointed leaders that exhibit deep commitment and courage, but others of us do not,” the letter reads. “And yet still, we have fire in our bones and conviction in our hearts to see these walls come down like 1989 Berlin.”

Source: Fox News

Maybe the problem here is that there are alleged “educators” in Minnesota that don’t seem to know their history. If they understood who built the Berlin Wall and why it was there, they’d perhaps pause before making that comparison.

This is all stems from the inability to admit that the leftist “progressives” are entirely wrong about education. (Like pretty much everything else…)

They continue to insist that minority students fare better in classrooms when they have teachers that look like them, rather than teachers that can actually teach.

WTF? This State Wants Black Teachers For Black Students Even If Teachers CAN’T Read

It’s also quite the focus for principals who have the illustriuos distinction of being “leaders in education” in the state that has one of the lowest graduation rates for black students in the entire country.

Meanwhile, money is poured into failing schools which incentivizes schools to continue failing to get more money. It’s an endless cycle.

And you know who gets hurt most? The students. They are generally from poor, minority communities and don’t have any other choice but to attend their failing local schools.

Do you know what would end this madness?

School choice.

Do you know what the public school teachers don’t want to have as an option?

School choice.

We should be pushing to have the funding follow the student which allows parents to make the choice for their child’s education, and let the failing schools fail.

If these principals had any principles, they’d not be working to hurt students with their racist ideology that will leave them unprepared for higher education. They’d be advocating for school choice, too.

The “woke” educational “experts” are pathologizing whiteness as an inescapable evil…

Complete BS: K-12 Teachers Teach ‘Whiteness’ Is Evil

…while relaxing academic standards because they don’t believe that black students can meet them. It’s incredibly racist twice over.

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How does a student who can’t read or do basic math function in college? The answer is that they don’t.

College isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be these days…

…but it is a reasonably reliable thing that gets kids out of a cycle of poverty as long as they’re not taking “Beyoncé studies” or “feminist dance therapy” as their degree.

“Woke” educators are hurting the very kids that they claim to be championing and creating the “caste system” they claim to be against.

But then, many people on the right could see this coming a mile away.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker