Exclusive: Read NYC Schools Letter Directing Use of ‘Teaching Tolerance’ Materials

The NY Post  recently reported that NYC schools were making the addition of Common Core aligned “anti-bias” social studies curriculum from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s offshoot, Teaching Tolerance.

The NY Post cited quotes from Chancellor Carmen Farina on the topic. These quotes seem to have come from a letter sent to employees regarding the use of these materials. This blog has obtained a copy of that letter, which was sent by email to employees on July 14th.

While not naming the men outright, Farina’s  letter refers to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There is also mention of Texas in Farina’s letter, where on July 7th, police officers were targeted by a sniper, injuring nine of them and killing five others.

Farina appears to use these events and deaths as a platform for “going beyond talking” and “support informed action” by implementing the Teaching Tolerance social studies curriculum:

“However, as educators we must go beyond talking. To support informed action, the Department of Education will implement a new social studies curriculum, which includes robust lessons integrating themes of tolerance, civil rights, and equity. Perspectives for a Diverse America, a literacy-based curriculum developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project, is another useful resource.”

The letter encourages educators to create “safe spaces” to have conversations with students.

Read Farina’s Letter:

The point, according to Farina’s letter to is ‘open up communications’ and ‘foster empathy’,  however, that is not the point of Teaching Tolerance’s materials.

Social Justice Factories

The end goal of the Teaching Tolerance ‘Common Core aligned anti-bias lessons’ is the creation of social justice activists; starting in pre-k with kids as young as 4 and 5 years old.

This activism goal is implied  by Teaching Tolerance’s own materials and by its mission statement.

Read more about Teaching Tolerance, including my 5 part series:  Social Issues Activism Is Now “Common Core Aligned”.

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About A.P. Dillon

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4 Responses to Exclusive: Read NYC Schools Letter Directing Use of ‘Teaching Tolerance’ Materials

  1. Kim says:

    Sadly, my mother peer group is one of the least informed, totally brainwashed into embracing the “coexist” meme, disengaged group of clucks out there. I know from first hand experience that they have no interest in peeling back the indoctrination layers of Common Core, pushing back against the developmentally inappropriate gender policies/curricula or calling out teachers/administration for their bigotry and bias against white and/or gifted children. This generation of women who has benefited the most from the opportunities afforded to them by this capitalist free market country are largely responsible — thanks to their narcissistic disengagement and temerity — for the demise of it.

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  3. bydesign001 says:

    Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    To the parents of school age children in the City of New York: WAKE UP!

  4. Kathy says:

    I looked at the website for the curriculum, and it appears that our small children are going to be subjected to even more political brainwashing in their reading lessons than before. Last year I was stunned at the socialist texts my young grandchildren read which was passed off as literature. It was NOT literature at all, and much of it was pure socialist propaganda, emphasizing that groups are more important than individuals. There is a huge world of truly great children’s literature out there that they should be reading for their relevant universal themes and cultural education. Common Core states don’t use it. They are writing socialist propaganda pieces for children to read. Wake up, Parents! Your children are being brainwashed right under your noses in the guise of Tolerance. And not getting an education.

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