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September 7, 2021 · OPINION

Social engineering replaces education in our schools

By John Green

Social engineering is replacing education in our schools today. Educating our youth is one of the most important jobs we have. Why are we allowing this? It’s happening because there are people who want to change America. It’s happening because we have not been paying attention to what’s going on in our schools and in the nation.

No one is asking their kids about what they are learning in our schools, or what books they must read. No one is asking if the teacher talks about “white privilege” or “fairness.” Education is being replaced because parents and the rest of us don’t ask questions and speak out. We are not involved. And others came in with programs like Deep Equity, CRT, Cancel Culture, Transgenderism, 1619 Project and more. We are no longer educating our kids. Now it’s social engineering.

Here is how one program started in Fauquier County Public Schools. Hopefully we can learn from this. The program is Deep Equity Process. It’s based on a book by Gary Howard. It was adopted as a school program by Corwin company. Corwin develops and sells school programs. It caught the eye of Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson. He called it “deeply racist.”

You decide. Here is what the program is based on: 95 percent of all teachers are white, and white folks cannot possibly understand the problems of blacks and other minorities. That I read for myself in the program introduction to Deep Equity. Deep Equity divides Americans by race.

Apparently FCPS Superintendent David Jeck felt the program would be appropriate for Fauquier schools. He had Assistant Superintendent Major Warner appoint Nikki Jenkins as the Deep Equity team leader. She developed a team to train all FCPS teachers and staff in Deep Equity (a four-day course). Their training program was from Corwin. It was paid for by PATH Foundation. Why? And where was the school board?

In August 2018, the PATH Foundation paid to bring Pedro Noguera from the University of California-Berkley to speak about Equity at a FCPS Convocation. The Fauquier Times on May 9 of that year published an interview with Ms. Jenkins, headlined “Equity training being implemented in all county schools.” In explaining the program Ms. Jenkins said, “It can be as simple as making sure everyone has eaten a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

It’s a lot more than that. I asked the school division when the school board approved Deep Equity program? Here is their answer: “As this was a professional development activity, the school board does not vote to approve these items.”

My thoughts: School districts traditionally encouraged all teachers and staff to further their professional qualifications. Continuing education for educators is a good thing. Pay increases can result from further education. Deep Equity Process is not educational in the normal sense of the word. It’s just more social engineering.

If Superintendent Jeck can adopt Deep Equity without school board or anyone else’s approval, then he could adopt anything as long as it didn’t change the curriculum. And why should PATH Foundation pay for a FCPS program? Why should two senior members of FCPS administration be on the PATH Foundation Board of Directors? I would call that conflict of interest. Why didn’t the school board say something? The school board is elected by the people as our representatives on school matters. Why don’t they communicate with the people who elected them? It’s their duty. A public school board meeting once a month does not do it. And at that each citizen gets just three minutes to speak and the school board never comments on what you say.

The social engineering going on in our schools is destroying our schools and our nation. We must change course now or our great experiment will fail. If you want to see what that failure looks like, read “1984” or “Brave New World.”

Hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy Labor Day.
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