The North Carolina Lt. Governor, Mark Robinson, held his first press conference to report on his historic task force which addresses classroom indoctrination upon students. What resulted was the exposure of several real indoctrination tactics by North Carolina schools.
Key Note: The Task Force concentrated on following up on 500 credible submissions of indoctrination.
Key Point: Non-Profit groups and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) should not influence schools or curriculum.
Key Pont: According to the report, a student reported directly to the Lt. Gov’s Task Force about an assignment on Gender, which they were troubled about. The purpose of the Task Force is to collect stories from people in the schools, including parents and children, who have the information they believe is inappropriate and which people feel needs to be investigated.
“This is about teaching kids how to think and not about what to think. We do not want a witch hunt. The task force is about doing the right things for the kids,” Lt. Governor Mark Robonson said at the press conference on Tuesday. “We are not trying to fire anyone,’ Robinson said.
But he did call out “some teachers.”
Some North Carolina teachers are misusing their position to indoctrinate and influence students, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson claimed in a report he released Tuesday. #NCpol #NCga #NCed #criticalracetheoryhttps://t.co/V7bUuyeBLK
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) August 24, 2021
According to the report that was presented on Tuesday, a special focus was put on Items the task force got from the Governor’s School of North Carolina:
“The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five-and-a-half-week summer residential program created for the advancement of exceptional high school students. Each year, the Governor’s School consists of 335 high students between two campuses: Governor’s School West at High Point University in High Point and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.”
“The proceeding items were shown at Governor’s School and came from a student that attended the program,” the report reads. [page 40]
It was confirmed to me by a task force member that the source for all of the information in the report from the Governor’s school was given to the Task Force by people in the school because they were concerned for the lessons and not given to them by an outside source. The Task Force is to address concerns from within the schools, not present an agenda of anyone from the outside.
While the task force accepted comments from the public in general, the task force did not focus on investigating outside claims.
(This is an important side note, as one group of political opponents, lead by a teacher from Charlotte, bragged online about filling out complaints about Robinson himself and causing the task force to do extra work as seen below)
Justin, this is a media request. I write for David Harris Jr. How would you categorize the submissions to the task force that are not trolling the Lt. Govenor? How do you address the concerns of parents, students -teachers who are writing Lt. Gov. Robinson about their conerns?
— Kari Baxter Donovan 🇺🇸🎆🥊🔥 (@Saorsa1776) July 18, 2021
Robinson’s political opponents claim that interest in the school curriculum is a political stunt, so he faces much opposition from his political opponents who do not support the work being done.
— John Locke Foundation (@JohnLockeNC) August 24, 2021
But students and teachers are clearly concerned.
The Flying Gender Unicorn
The Flying Gender Unicorn is the updated version of what I reported in 2019 from the Genderbread and Gender Unicorn lesson, which has been used for several years in schools. The Flying Gender Unicorn is an updated version of the lesson, adding in emerging information in the field of gender.
Indoctrination in Schools has been a concern of people for at least two decades. Robinson’s task force is the first kind of investigation into the topic.
“We are in unchartered terratority,” Robinson said at the press conference, “We still have to figure out the way to address the problem,” he said, assuring people that he was not looking to fire staff or teachers.
“I am pro teacher, I still want to be a teacher, this is about doing the right things to build skills for students,” Robinson said.
The Task Force report also contains several pages of handouts from the same student who attended the Governor’s School program. See pages 33-38 to the Lt. Gov’s Task Force statements about how participants were taught to view numerous social issues.
The task force exposed the powerful influence that outside groups have on the schools, which many people simply do not understand.
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) are usually nonprofit groups with great access to schools and children to push an agenda that parents may not want. But, unfortunately, that confuses staff as well because they are like the country divided politically and not always on the same page about lessons that focus on social justice. There are numerous submissions by teachers in the longer Task Force report.
One such NGO group is responsible for The Flying Gender Unicorn assignment that appeared in the Lt. Governor’s Task Force.
Founded in 2017, The Her Vaga Bound Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and empowers BIPOC womxn by increasing access, supporting retention, and celebrating their resiliency in academia and beyond.
HVBR also houses the Vagas With Degrees Scholarship Foundation aimed towards alleviating financial burdens for the Vagas in pursuit of their academic dreams
Building a community for BIPOC womxn through a virtual platform
Providing access to mentors and other academic and professional resources
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Granting merit-based scholarship(s) through the Vagas with Degrees Scholarship Foundation
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GOING DOWN A RABBIT HOLE
Old Gender Unicorn Lesson:
As a member of the media, I wrote the following article and submitted it to the Task Force in support of what they were doing, and as a way to encourage other people to submit their stories if they were concerned.
I appreciate a place where people can have their voices heard with officials who could help them, as opposed to finding a reporter like me, who would have to run it anonymously.
I encourage parents and students to continue to report to the task force their concerns.
— Kari Baxter Donovan 🇺🇸🎆🥊🔥 (@Saorsa1776) August 25, 2021
On The Task Force
And on the left’s use of NGOs to shape public policy:
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776