Great Liberal Ideas This Week!
Terrifying kids at a psych hospital, "woke" kindergarten classes and liberals [heart] book bans
1. Government scares the crap out of kids to combat shootings that constitute about .3% of all murders.
Late in the morning on the day of the drill, the hospital’s director Victoria Petti directed a front desk clerk to sound genuinely afraid when announcing the intruders…After that, a panic ensued.Nearly 200 workers and 50 patients barricaded themselves in windowless rooms with furniture, the lawsuit alleges. Those inside armed themselves with makeshift weapons and placed phone calls to loved ones because they were afraid they were going to die.For many patients, the lawsuit alleged, the drill resulted in severe regression and self-harm — exacerbating preexisting mental illnesses.
2. San Francisco Chronicle: This Bay Area school district spent $250,000 on ‘Woke Kindergarten.’ Test scores fell even further
[Some] teachers [say] Woke Kindergarten is wrongly rooted in progressive politics and activism with anti-police, anti-capitalism and anti-Israel messages …
The Woke Kindergarten curriculum shared with schools includes “wonderings,” which pose questions for students, including, “If the United States defunded the Israeli military, how could this money be used to rebuild Palestine?”
Teacher Tiger Craven-Neeley said he supports discussing racism in the classroom, but … questioned a trainer who used the phrasing “so-called United States,” as well as … positing a world without police, money or landlords.
Woke Kindergarten founder, Akiea “Ki” Gross
Woke Kindergarten was founded by former teacher Akiea “Ki” Gross, who identifies as they/them and describes themselves as “an abolitionist early educator, cultural organizer and creator currently innovating ways to resist, heal, liberate and create with their pedagogy, Woke Kindergarten.”
English and math scores hit new lows last spring, with less than 4% of students proficient in math and just under 12% at grade level in English — a decline of about 4 percentage points in each category.
3. Smug liberal town freaks out over book questioning the poisoning and mutilating of kids who say they’re “transgender.” I bet they’re all appalled by Gov. DeSantis’s “book bans”(of books with anal sex cartoons in grade school libraries)
Wealthy, liberal-leaning Blue Hill prided itself on staying above the fray — until the library stocked a book that drew anger from the left.
[A] regular patron stopped by to ask how to donate a book to the library. “You just hand it over,” Mr. Boulet said.
The book was “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” by the journalist Abigail Shrier. The book posits that gender dysphoria is a “diagnostic craze” fueled by adolescent confusion, social media and peer influence …
Less than a week after the book went on display, the parent of a transgender adult told Mr. Boulet that she found it harmful. …
“They would say ‘I can’t believe that the library is allowing this,’” said John Diamond, the library board president. …
The harshest criticism was reserved for Mr. Boulet. One patron told him that if a trans youth checked out the book and died by suicide, “that’s on you,” Mr. Boulet recalled. Critical Facebook posts and negative Google reviews poured in….
Mr. Boulet appealed to the American Library Association for a public letter of support, which it offers to libraries undergoing censorship efforts. “They ghosted me,” he said. …
Real defenders of “the right to read,” that American Library Association!
The second two — Camp of the Saints and Republican Party Animal — are not merely banned from your public library, but from AMAZON.
That’s not a book ban because liberals don’t like those books.
These are the books liberals like, particularly if given to kindergarteners: