New York State teachers can receive the credits needed to maintain their employment status by attending events hosted by far-left activists who teach educators how to indoctrinate their students.
New York State teachers must complete 100 hours of training to meet the Continuing Education for Teachers and Leaders (CTLE) requirement, with some credits available for attending politically motivated sessions hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library.
Teachers can earn 1.5 CTLE credits from a left-leaning course, titled “Intersectionality in Practice – Supporting Children and Families with Multiple Marginalized Identities in Early Childhood Programs.”
Scheduled for May 26, the training is expected to focus on a variety of topics, including “microaggressions.” The description explains that participants will “explore how to use an intersectionality framework to create school climates that affirm and welcome all students, including intersectional identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, faith, LGBTQ+ identity, family structure. , etc.”
The training will be organized by the Brooklyn Public Library and led by Dave Edwards. Edwards is a board member of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, an organization that distributes free needles for transgender people and even offers to help them administer their hormone injections.
Edwards is also the founder of Gender Inclusive Schools, a left-leaning organization dedicated to promoting perverse perceptions of gender in schools through professional development trainings.
A section of the organization’s website, titled “Gender Transitions, offers advice to teachers and school administrators who have students in gender transition. The site repeatedly asks teachers to obscure the transitions of children from their parents.
Another section reads, “School staff should speak with the student first before discussing a student’s gender nonconformity or transgender status with the student’s parent or guardian.” The section continues: “School personnel should discuss with the student how the school should refer to the student, for example, the appropriate use of pronouns, in written communication to the parent or student’s tutor.
The site also goes on to explain that “some transgender and gender non-conforming students may hide or keep their gender identity secret at home” before asking school staff to get the children’s permission before disclosing their ” gender nonconformity or transgender status” to their parents. .
A testimonial on the organization’s website reads: “As a non-binary Dakota person in a gay household raising two free-flowing children, it gives me so much hope and faith in the work being done for young d ‘today.”
Last year, teachers earned 2 CTLE credits at an event ttitled “Woke Kindergarten: Abolitionist Early Childhood Education”. The training included a presentation by Akiea Gross, a far-left organizer who aims to turn young children into left-wing activists. During the session, Gross explored “how abolitionist education manifests in early childhood, through a comprehensive and interactive journey into their pedagogy.”
The description explained, “Participants can expect to come away with a preliminary understanding of how to use Woke Kindergarten resources as a healing-centered engagement in practice and a deeper understanding of abolitionist politics, pursuit of liberation.”
Among these “resources” are various demands rooted in the tenets of critical race theory. Gross has argued for the eradication of American borders, which she calls “invisible, man-made ideas created by colonizers.” The same message asks children to imagine “a world where no one owns land”.
One post includes a video of young children protesting in a classroom with signs reading ‘No Trump’ while another post says ‘teach kids less to ‘push’ and more teach them to ‘push back’.”
Brooklyn Public Library, Dave Edwards and Woke Kindergarten did not immediately return a request for comment.