Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Northwest Schools Learn How to "Break" Gender Binary and "Interrogate" Whiteness

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A teacher organization called Northwest Teaching for Social Justice hosts an annual conference where teachers attend sessions and learn how to “break the gender binary,” interrogate ”whiteness," and implement racial politics in math and science classes.

The conferences, which are held in Portland and Seattle, bring together “more than 1,200 teachers, teacher educators, and interested community members” and seek to “​​provide resources that promote equity and racial justice in the classroom,” according to the organization About Us page. Students are also invited to the event and are offered a discounted rate.

This agenda profoundly conflicts with biblical beliefs and conservative ideology. 

Parents, please be informed, not misled.

Northwest Teaching for Social Justice (NWTSJ)  has little to nothing to do with actual "public education" but is sharply focused on using public education as a means to access children and teachers and target the kids while they are captive in the classroom.

Breitbart News has published a national article about this.

I strongly encourage you to read the entire article. This is an overview.

This year's conference is scheduled for October 22, 2022.

One session from the organization's 2021 conference was titled, "Breaking the Binary: Exploring Ways to Deconstruct the Gender Binary in the Classroom."

The description explained, "participants will engage in gender-based, student-friendly activities, including introducing gender as a socially constructed concept and exploring gender identities worldwide."

The introduction to the session says, "It's time to learn, relearn, and unlearn our understanding of gender, which US society has historically defined as binary."

Teachers are instructed to teach restorative/transformative social justice by focusing on triumphs when teaching about gender, not trauma; and access and share resources to further support yourself and your community.

That particular session was taught by Caitlan Motter, a 6th and 7th-grade language arts teacher at Washington's Mercer Island, Islander Middle School, where she maintains a Black Lives Matter flag in her 6th-grade classroom.

One of the break-out groups from a 2019 conference was called, "What Does Whiteness Look Like in Our Schools? How do we Interrogate and Interrupt It?"

“What’s Up With White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege In Pursuit Of Educational Justice” was the title of another critical race theory-inspired session. It encourages white women to “examine how our internalized sexism and white privilege work together to create misunderstandings, missed collaborations, and acts of supremacy.”

NTSJ openly advocates for the implementation of critical race theory in K-12 schools, with a breakout session from the 2021 conference titled, “Organizing for Critical Race Theory in Washington.” The description reads that “participants will collaborate to create a ‘bag o’ clapbacks’ to respond to CRT critiques and lobby school boards and state elected officials to support CRT and anti-racism in K-12 schools.”

One session from the 2021 conference was called “Decolonizing Our Minds: Amplifying BIPOC Cultures to Inspire Responsible Action.” It focused on “decolonizing our minds to break down white supremacist culture in the classroom.” It also claims that “whiteness permeates school culture around acceptable behavior and learning goals.”

The organization has also made a concerted effort to implement left-wing theories on both race and gender into science and math classes. 

A 2019 session was titled, “STEM Educating for Social Justice: Exploring Racism and Sexism in Science Classes,” while the 2020 conference boasted an event called, “Warm-up Routines for the Anti-racist Mathematics Classroom” and another titled, “Gender Diversity in the Biology Classroom: Small Tweaks and Big Shifts.” Meanwhile, the 2021 conference included a session called, “Growing Intersectional Gender-Inclusive Biology Teaching.” 

Other sessions were specifically intended for teachers who sought to enlist elementary school students in leftwing social justice politics. The session “Primary Students Can Fight for Justice, Too!” explained that “Social justice is alive in elementary classrooms,” continuing to say “Our youngest learners have powerful voices to stand up to injustice.” 

NWTSJ is sponsored by a number of different organizations such as the Seattle Education Association and the Washington Education Association, both of which push far-left beliefs into the classroom despite maintaining a patina of legitimacy. 

Their 2018 conference credits an organization called “Social Equality Educators” with helping to put on the event. 

The organization describes itself as an organization of “activist educators” who are working to “transform education.”


There's more---much more, but this is enough to introduce you to this organized, funded, and deeply committed destructive effort to steal the mind and hearts of our children---and destroy our nation.

There was a time when American education led the world.

One of the most abiding concerns of the earliest Christian settlers in this country was education---not just the education of the children of the elite, as was the custom in Europe, but everyone's child. These Christians brought us our first printing press, our country's first 126 colleges, including the very first---Harvard.

 While visiting Harvard some years ago I noticed this inscription, which remained on the wall by the old iron gate at the main entrance to the campus:

"After God had carried us safe to New England and we had builded our houses, provided our necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers lie in the dust."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.