Parents at $54K ultra-exclusive prep school pull kids from classes after 'anti-racism manifesto' imposedDecember 20, 2020
PARENTS at a $54,000 ultra-exclusive private school have pulled their kids from classes after an "anti-racism manifesto" was imposed.
Dozens of staffers at The Dalton School in New York City signed an anti-racist declaration – which sparked an uproar among the pricey K-12 school's parents, the New York Post reported.
Faculty members reportedly signed a document – containing eight pages – planning to "overhaul the staffing, curriculum and treatment of black students."
The demanding list – which was obtained exclusively by The Naked Dollar -had 129 signatures by faculty and staffers in the the Upper East Side school.
According to the blog, the requests are an "underlying assumption that Dalton is systemically racist.
It explained: "Dalton's teachers are refusing to come back until they are met. Parents are in an uproar, some threatening to remove their children
"Major donors are said to be balking. The board, filled with New York movers and shakers, is in turmoil. The Naked Dollar has learned they have contracted an outside consulting firm to advise on handling the crisis."
Some of the demands include: Hiring twelve full time diversity officers, hiring one person to "support Black students who come forward with complaints," hiring psychologists, paying off student debt of incoming black faculty, and donating 50 percent of donations to NYC public schools.
Other things on the list push for the removal of AP courses, mandatory courses on "Black liberation," and reduced tuition for black students used in school promotions.
In addition to requiring "anti-racism" statements from all school employees, there is also a push for an overhaul of the full curriculum.
Scott C. Johnston, Naked Dollar author Scott C. Johnston said the "manifesto" would lead to ultimately "destroy" the school.
He wrote: "The demands for additional staffers alone would add millions of dollars to Dalton's annual budget.
"Siphoning off 50 percent of donations would dry up funding. Eliminating AP classes (referred to as 'leveled courses') would destroy college admissions."
One Jewish parent told The Post: "My ancestors experienced white supremacy by being slaughtered.
“The idea that being white automatically means you are privileged or a white supremacist is ridiculous.
"My child comes from people who had to fight for everything they got. It’s just about skin color now.”
Another anonymous parent told the news outlet that he took his kids out of the school because it has "totally failed in its mission to uplift the very people it professes to help."
He explained: "This supposed anti-racist agenda is asking everyone to look at black kids and treat them differently because of the color of their skin.
"The school is more focused on virtue-signaling this nonsense than it is in actually helping students of color. More parents are going to be pulling their kids out."
The Dalton school, which expects in-person learning to start back up after the holiday winter break, has since released a statement about the staffers' demands.
School officials called it "a set of thought-starters created last summer" and claimed they "do not support all the language or actions it contains."
Last month former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly pulled her kids out of an educational institution on the Upper West Side because of "woke" leftism.
The call to take her students out of their NYC school comes after a letter – written by Orleans Public Education Network Executive Director Nahliah Webber – circulated among the school's "diversity group."
The letter was titled "If You Really Want to Make a Difference in Black Lives, Change How You Teach White Kids."
Back in August, President Donald Trump called for "patriotic education" to be implemented in schools across the United States to fight the "left-wing indoctrination" about the "wicked nation."
Trump stressed the nation's need to "strictly and fully enforce our law and have no tolerance for anarchy and no tolerance, zero, for violence."
Source: Read Full Article