Skip to comments.Wokefornia: California's ethnic-studies mandate for K-12ers is dead for now, but cultural Marxism is flourishing.
Posted on 10/23/2020 9:53:40 AM PDT by karpov
Its not surprising that an effort is underway to recall California governor Gavin Newsom, who administers a state with record homelessness, rising crime, and exploding pension debt. He rules imperiously, mandating arbitrary pandemic-related restrictions. In September, Newsom decreed a ban on gas-powered cars starting in 2035 because California is facing a climate damn emergency. And he signed a bill mandating the study and development of proposals for reparations for blacks who live in the Golden State. Newsom insisted in a tweet that our past is one of slavery, racism, and injustice. Is he aware that California was admitted to the Union in 1849 as a free state?
But even broken clocks are sometimes right. Last month, Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 331. This radical legislation would have made taking an ethnic-studies class a requirement to graduate high school in California. There is much uncertainty about the appropriate K‒12 model curriculum for ethnic studies, Newsom wrote in his veto statement. The latest draft, which is currently out for review, still needs revision.
Bills like AB 331 promote victimology and anger and come with a political agenda that emboldens the woke wing of the Democratic Party. While an improvement over last years more radical 2019 version of the bill, the 2020 model curriculum still endorses classes that stress modern day movements and intersectional struggles for social Justice (sic) like the Immigrant Rights Movement, The Black Lives Matter Movement, the Environmental Justice Movements, Feminist Movements, LGBTQIA Queer Movements, and others.
Newsoms veto was just a speedbump in the road for Californias cultural Marxists. The bills disappointed author, Assemblyman Jose Medina, promised that he would reintroduce it next year, insisting that the governors veto amounted to a failure to push back against the racial rhetoric and bullying of Donald Trump.
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Honestly I was shocked by the veto. Kudos where its due!
Keep the kiddies dumb so we can infect them with socialism and marxism
Newsom finally woke up?
No one should be wondering why kids graduate from high school without a clue what they will do for a job. “You graduated with an emphasis on ethnic studies, but can you write me some code today? No? There’s a Burger King down the street. Maybe try something there. Thanks.”
The problem is they do not want to find work according to their chosen skill set - they want to be an internet influencer so they can become millionaires overnight. Yikes.
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