Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

A mandatory ninth-grade ethnic studies curriculum at a school district in California’s Monterey County pushes dark and controversial political themes and imagery, says a critic of the program. Kelly Schenkoske, a parent of homeschooled children and an opponent of ethnic studies and critical race theory (CRT), told The Epoch Times the ethnic studies curriculum being taught at schools in Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) promotes anti-American, anti-Christian, and Marxist ideas. The Epoch Times obtained a copy of the curriculum from Schenkoske who filed a California Public Records Act request through her attorney Craig Alexander. It was verified as legitimate by Kali Fontanilla, a former SUHSD teacher. “So many parents don’t know what’s happening,” Schenkoske said. Schenkoske claims the teaching materials contain anti-Christianity ideology while promoting other spiritual traditions. She said the curriculum also focuses on “counter-hegemony,” a concept developed by Marxist philosophers to target dominant social structures, such as capitalism. CRT …

Author: Brad Jones

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