The tide may be turning against the woke.
In the past two weeks, two spectacular public letters hit the internet, one from a math teacher at the prestigious Grace Church School in Manhattan, and the other from the father of a student at the similarly glitzy Brearley School, also in Manhattan. Simultaneously, anecdotal evidence suggests that parents are showing up in record numbers to public school board meetings across the country.
Here’s what these brave dissenters are saying:
Paul Rossi, in his scathing public letter titled “I Refuse To Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated,” accuses Grace Church School of “induc[ing] students via shame and sophistry to identify primarily with their race” and “requir[ing] teachers like myself to treat students differently on the basis of race.”
The wildest portion of his four-page letter is his description of how the school responded after he asked some inconvenient questions during a “mandatory, whites-only student and faculty Zoom meeting.” During the Zoom seminar, facilitators asserted