By now most of us have noticed that moonbat bureaucrats cannot be trusted to run the government with anything even vaguely resembling efficiency, competence, or integrity. Yet we trust them to intrude beyond their area of supposed expertise by educating children. One result is a new system being implemented in Denver Public Schools to evaluate teachers:
In order to achieve a coveted “distinguished” rating, teachers at each grade level must show that they “encourage” students to “challenge and question the dominant culture” and “take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice.”
That is, teachers must show that they have been brainwashing children with hard left ideology — and when you hear the euphemism social justice, you know you are dealing with the very hard left. Another clue is that the teacher assessment system gets most of its money from leftist zillionaire Bill Gates’s pernicious foundation.
The term dominant culture refers to Caucasians, Christians, heterosexuals, and people who still believe in this country’s founding principles, which is why the phony rebelliousness being instilled does not appeal to libertarians.
Pam Benigno, the Director of Education Policy for the Independence Institute, a libertarian-leaning Colorado think tank, said she views the evaluation criteria as an abuse of power. …
“Half of the kids in DPS aren’t even reading at grade level, yet the school district wants to make them into little social activists,” Benigno said.
What do they need to read for? Public schools can install all the opinions they need to be dutiful statists, as well as train them to seek official approval by “rebelling” against counter-revolutionaries.
On a tip from AC.