What we're seeing now coming from the dangerously gerrymandered Vos-Republican authority is an attempt to tear apart our current social structures in our state for something resembling planned chaos with the threat of retribution. Oh, and then there's this reminder...
Critical of Critical Race Theory, so Republicans push Post Racism Theory: Think about this; QAnon's network of mind bending memes exploding on the national radar could be policy in Wisconsin if it weren't for Democratic Governor Evers. That said, a few dangerously troubling comments from Vos-Republicans have sent a chill to teachers everywhere.
Under one bill, teachers at public and independent charter schools would be barred from teaching "that by virtue of the individual's race or sex, bears responsibility for acts committed in the past by other individuals of the same race or sex."
Rep. Chuck Wichgers, R-Muskego, argued the proposal would protect children from discrimination in the classroom.Chaos Governing with Punishment: Doling out punishment is the driving force behind the Republican authoritarian style of governing. And it all will be based on anecdotes and hearsay:"Children should not face state-sanctioned or psychological distress in an educational environment based on immutable characteristics (like race)."
School boards or private school operators who violate those requirements would lose 10 percent of their state funding.Chaos, Lawsuits, Parental Threats, and Orchestrated Teacher Attacks: This Republicans provision is beyond words...
The proposal also gives parents or guardians the power to bring a legal challenge against a school district or private school operator that violates the law and requires school boards to post online all curricula used in the school district.Online? What about low income families and rural communities with no/slow internet or don't have a computer? Oh, and can you say "small government" now that local control is gone?
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said in a prepared statement: "This legislation strips away a founding principle in Wisconsin education — that local school boards, closest to and elected by their communities, are best positioned to determine and approve the curriculum necessary to enable students who graduate from their schools to be critical thinkers, college and career ready,"
The bill barred from teaching "that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex."...in rebuttal:
Angela Harris, who is part of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association’s Black caucus, said the bills are an uninformed and harmful attempt by lawmakers to involve themselves in the education system. "This is just another attempt to silence the truth rooted in white supremacy and to perpetuate the white dominant narrative as well as white comfort. There are no educators that we are aware of (in) K-12 that are teaching that any sex or race is inherently superior than any other race."
Who thinks like This? I found this comment troubling because it's based on projection, where paranoid QAnon victimhood is flipped suggesting students will actually be the victims:
"As parents, we must protect our kids from the psychological distress in an educational environment which divides them into villains and victims," said Scarlett Johnson, a Hispanic parent in the Mequon-Thiensville School District who has previously been involved in advocacy about race education in Wisconsin.
Former President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning federal contractors from conducting racial sensitivity trainings. President Joe Biden rescinded the order shortly after taking office.Here are two comments left for the bills author Republican Rep. Chuck Wichgers on Facebook: