Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are alarmed by Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s role on the board of trustees of the Georgetown Day School – the private K-12 school that steers students toward the critical race theory, leftist activism and adult sexual content.
Jackson, who is currently being considered to take the seat of outgoing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, sits on the board of trustees of the Washington, D.C. private school, which boasts of his commitment to social justice causes and indoctrinates children with a critical theory of race, saying, “Everyone will engage in social justice work in all aspects of school life.
During her confirmation hearings this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised the issue with Jackson, but she claimed she has no “control” over the school’s program as a trustee. When Cruz asked him if critical race theory was taught in schools in the United States, Jackson replied:
Senator, I do not know. I do not think so. I believe it is an academic theory that is at the law school level. [Emphasis added].
Jackson also said she didn’t know if critical race theory was taught at Georgetown Day School despite her role on the board “because the board isn’t, the board doesn’t control the program, the board doesn’t focus on that, that’s not what we do as board members, so I’m not sure.
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Cruz, however, went through a long list of evidence showing the ideology taught at the Georgetown Day School, including some material provided on his long list of “anti-racism resources for families and educators.”
The list, Cruz pointed out, recommends eight- and nine-year-olds Stamped: racism, anti-racism and youby Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, a book that asks, “Can we send white people back to Europe?”
Other “Children’s Books” include a list of 40 “picture books for young activists”, “31 children’s books to support conversations about race, racism and resistance”, and 75 things white people can do for racial justice by Corinne Shutack.
In light of the revelations, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Breitbart News in a statement that critical race theory “is a toxic ideology that has no place in schools” and that “the Judge Jackson must answer questions about what she knew.” and when she knew it” regarding her role as an administrator at the Georgetown Day School.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Breitbart News that she found Jackson’s comments about pre-K-12 education “deeply concerning.”
“At a time when parental rights are under attack from the radical left, Justice Jackson’s public comments about ‘the transformative power of progressive education’ are deeply concerning,” Blackburn said. “Judge Jackson’s public endorsement of this type of progressive indoctrination of our children concerns me greatly about how she might rule in cases involving parental rights.”
The Georgetown Day School prides itself on its “progressive education” and attempts to tie its origin as the first racially integrated school in Washington, D.C., to its current indoctrination curriculum that pushes false history and outright racial essentialism as paramount to raising a child.
As Breitbart News reported, despite Jackson’s testimony to the contrary, the board does in fact deal with the curriculum and the broader push of radical race doctrine schoolwide.
The Georgetown Day School Board of Trustees, of which Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is a member, plays a ‘vital’ role in implementing critical race theory at the school, although Jackson testified to the contrary. https://t.co/MKtpa0PvD2
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 24, 2022
In a letter from Board Chair Lisa Fairfax, who introduced Jackson to the Senate at the start of her confirmation hearings, the board acknowledged the “essential role in ensuring that we fulfill the GDS mission” of putting in place implements an “anti-racist” action in all aspects. of school life. “Anti-racist” is a term used by the left to surreptitiously refer to critical race theory in order to politically benefit from being able to deny its existence at the K-12 level.
“We understand that the Council must engage in this work,” the letter from the President of the Council continues, while highlighting “concerns about the GDS program” as an area of focus in his commitment to “do better” to put implements critical race theory.
Part of “doing it better” has been a push to create “affinity groups,” a pet name critical race theory proponents have given to segregation — usually racial — because they focus exclusively on bringing people together based on unchanging characteristics.
Additionally, the school called out members of its “white community” ultimately saying the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are “what happens when we don’t consider diversity work, equity and inclusion as all of our work.
The Georgetown Day School’s agitation for critical race theory culminated in its involvement in the “Black Lives Matter at School week of action”, which teaches children Marxist principles such as “destroy the family Western nuclear,” in favor of “black villages”—or the “collective village”—in addition to being “transgender affirming” and “queer affirming” to create a “network where heteronormative thinking no longer exists.”
The Georgetown Day School also exposed its students to adult sexual content and directly pushed them to agitate for social justice.
Indeed, the school’s drama department staged a musical rendition of the sexually explicit 1906 German play. spring awakeningwhich explores adolescent sexual experimentation.
The musical “is not just about sexual awakening, but perhaps even more so about self-discovery,” said Laura Rosberg, chair of the performing arts department at Georgetown Day School High School, in a warning to members audience potential. “I enjoyed the irony of a story about intimacy in a time when kids can’t be intimate.”
The piece which featured songs such as “Touch Me”, “The Word of Your Body”, “Totally Fucked” and “The Bitch of Living” kept “the counselors [sic] on call” for student actors, according to Rosberg.
According to the student newspaper, some students and staff had “reservations” about performing the play.
“Being more exposed and immersed in what we were doing, I got a bit desensitized,” said one of the actresses, a junior. “But the subject is still very heavy.” Technical director Christal Boyd also expressed his concerns.
The school’s fourth-grade students were also forced into performative left-wing activism in “Free to Be Me,” an assembly aimed at celebrating “LGBTQ+ voices,” which also likened the Black Lives Matter movement to the LGBTQ+ movement. civil rights of the 1960s.
After explaining what the acronym ‘LGBTQ+’ stands for, a fourth-grader said, “There are many, many more identities in the LGBTQ+ community that we haven’t learned enough about yet. They are important and we will learn more.
One of the central themes of the presentation was that being an “ally” was not enough, fostering activism.
“Let’s now look at a quote from Audrey Lorde, a famous poet and activist who has described herself as a black, lesbian mother, a warrior poet,” said a fourth-grade student. “She said, ‘You don’t have to be me for us to fight side by side.'”
Yet another fourth-grader said, “To be an ally is to show up, push back and act.”
Questions about Jackson’s connection to critical race theory abound as his Senate confirmation process, which has also called into question his apparent sentencing leniency in child pornography cases, continues. So far, she has maintained her position that the board she sits on is not involved in such issues at school and that she is unaware of critical theory of breed taught there.
To score a Supreme Court spot, Jackson needs 50 votes in the Senate because Vice President Kamala Harris can break a tie. The senses. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are all considered potential swing votes.
On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed to oppose Jackson’s confirmation. Senate Republicans need Murkowski, Collins and Romney, as well as Manchin or Sinema to block Jackson’s nomination.
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