By: Diane Benjamin
Parent should be able to trust the schools they send their kids to. Unit 5 has proved they aren’t trustworthy. Remember the DEI employee cackling about what she gets to do?
How about their failure to save the training video for the 47 hires to fan out to all the schools and train people there, we still don’t know what they trained people to do: https://blnnews.com/2022/03/11/unit-5-dr-shelvin-and-the-cost-of-equity/
I could go on and on and on, but won’t.
Here’s the latest:
This map is schools in Illinois who have signed up with a group called Illinois Civics Hub. See the two lone locations in central Illinois? Those are Normal Community and Normal West. Both are Unit 5 schools. Why did they sign up with this group while no other area school districts have? How much did this cost?
See the map and Illinois Civics Hub here: https://www.illinoiscivics.org/democracy-schools/list-of-democracy-schools/
There is an extensive amount of information on that website. The most obvious problem is what they call participating schools: Democracy Schools.
We are not a democracy, I haven’t found the word Republic anywhere on the website yet. Democracy is mob rule, those who yell the loudest and threaten the most get their way while marginalizing everyone else.
The website has many references to Illinois statutes and JCAR rulings, it will take a long time to cross reference at least some. (Help!) The constant references to “democracy” mean this program is meant to create democrat activists. Does the School Board know Unit 5 signed up for this? It is hard to see any actual history in this curriculum.
There are alternatives to this indoctrination: https://thefederalist.com/2022/06/30/scholars-launch-social-studies-standards-to-counter-wokification-of-k-12/
“We need a curriculum anchored in American history,” Maranto emphasized, while still maintaining importance on educating the next generation of other civilizations. That’s exactly what the new standards from the National Association of Scholars seeks to accomplish, with lesson plans ranging from the colonial founding to the Greeks and Incas.
“You can’t really understand your own country without understanding other countries,” Maranto added. Slavery, for example, “isn’t uniquely American. It was virtually everywhere.”
Over 80% of Americans think we are headed in the wrong direction, this lady nails it. What are you doing to fix it?