The state of California is now considering an ethnic studies curriculum for the public schools—and we should all take notice.
For decades, California has had an outsize influence on such things as curriculum and textbooks because if a textbook is adopted in California, it’s likely also to be adopted elsewhere.
I knew this proposed curriculum would be bad. But it’s even worse than I imagined.
Capitalism is presented as racist.
The English language is re-tooled. The word “history,” for example, is abandoned because it contains the oppressive word “his”—which is too rigid, representing a “gender binarist” approach to telling history.
Academic disciplines are turned upside down and inside out.
The proposed curriculum itself makes it very clear what the objective is: the absolute social transformation of the United States.
In essence, we’re looking at not only a new curriculum, but the rewriting of history, and a redefining of reality.
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