SEL and surveys (data-mining)
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) - ever heard of it?
If you've been paying attention to the uproar over Critical Race Theory, you've probably heard of it. But do you know what it is?
Read this article (and/or listen to the podcast) from today's The Daily Signal, a publication of The Heritage Foundation. From this article, "The (SEL) program seeks to indoctrinate kids into leftist ideology by reinforcing a series of critical race theory-based morals and values."
Read about the firing of Jennifer McWilliams, who got canned from her Indiana elementary school teaching position northeast of Indianapolis.
What happened to her job?
"When she voiced her concerns about the racist ideology, she was summarily fired."
Teachers here and around the country are learning to hunker down. Don't stick your head up out of the foxhole. Suck it up. Keep your mouth shut (if you like having a job and a paycheck). Do what you're told. Teach what you are told to teach, the way you are told to teach it.
Do not get on the bad side of your principal or any higher-up administrator.
Is the program "Leader in Me" here in Richland 2?
I remember a first-year, freshman English teacher in college who was brave enough, when asked during a faculty meeting to fill out what he considered a dumb questionnaire, to exclaim something about "utter nonsense", snap his pencil in half, and walk out of the meeting. I always wondered where he worked next.
Check out McWilliams' webpage at www.jennifermcwilliamsconsulting.com Could we get her to come to Columbia and conduct a workshop (Special-Called board meeting) for the school board?
Are you familiar with data mining? That's collecting information from students and analyzing it, often without parental consent. Watch McWilliams' video. Click on the YouTube video above or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCErTSJkWTs
How much money does Richland 2 spend with Panorama Education for surveys?