Re Edina story — It’s not just about equity, but “marxism” as well !
Readers of this post, please click on the link provided.
In the 7th paragraph the author states: “ . . . the equity agenda is the leading edge of a full-scale reeducation campaign. A course description of an 11th-grade U.S. Literature and Composition course puts it this way: ‘By the end of the year, you will have . . . learned how to apply marxist [sic], feminist, post-colonial [and] psychoanalytical . . . lenses to literature.’”
NOTE in particular how Marxist (normal spelling) is now changed to marxist, which the author noted. But wait, this is probably not a typo at all, but a deliberate means to make the term appear “generic” and not a brand name for the ideology of Marxism. A parent reading this teaching objective might just glance at it and not realize its significance. Thanks to the author of this article, however, careful reading of the syllabus does indeed sound like “a full-scale reeducation campaign” !
To Katherin Kersten of this newspaper
Your post on Edina has been highlighted in many places.
Good research on your part and good details.
This is what Jordan B Peterson said: “If you don't think this is coming to Canada, you don't know anything about the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario or OISE. Parents beware.” Look up the significance of Jordan B Peterson .
In helping to broadcast your article I include the following comment: "See syllabus — 'By the end of the year, you will have . . . Learned how to apply marxist, feminist, post-colonial, psychoanalytic . . . lenses to literature.' Indoctrination ? ? Note how Marxism has now become generic! Students acquire a marxist behavioral view (lens)."
Katherine: You used [sic] after marxist, which Spellcheck might do automatically or an editor or the author. My feeling is that this is an intentional usage to make the term more generic — for example, Liberal and liberal — taking away the strong ideological flavor. Check with your editors or some linguist if this is possibly some transitional phase for Marxism to also become a small "m" marxism — as I've seen some people say, "I'm not a Socialist but a small "s" socialist.
Thanks for doing such an important article.
This story has been highlighted in a # of places, including a comment by Jordan B Peterson http://www.weeklystandard.com/inside-a-public-school-social-justice-factory/article/2011402 who said:
“If you don't think this is coming to Canada, you don't know anything about the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario or OISE. Parents beware.”