Philadelphia School Teachers To Participate In Black Lives Matter Week of Action

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Black Lives Matter’s week of action will be hosted by Philadelphia teachers.

Black Lives Matter Coming To Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia, PA –  A Philadelphia organization of teachers, the Caucus of Working Educators, is convincing Philadelphia teachers to participate in their “Black Lives Matter Week of Action,”  which begins January 23, 2017.

According to CBS Philadelphia,  Caucus Member Tamara Anderson said that their goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders in the community.   She said “We would like to bring attention to the 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement,”  and noted that often teachers and students attend BLM rallies but have no further opportunity to connect and create further dialogue.

Another Caucus member, Amy Roat, said that Black Lives Matter’s ideology is an affirmation of black people’s contribution to society and that it’s important to recognize their part in history.  Inclusion of this Week of Action would act as an extension of the district/high school’s mandatory African American history requirement but would also look at “restorative justice, empathy, and loving engagement … diversity and globalism, transgender-affirming, queer-affirming and collective value …” according to The College Fix.

An exact number of schools that will be participating in this week of action is not known yet.  One reporter asked Tamara Anderson about the reason that the Black Lives Matter movement began and she stated largely due to the shooting of Michael Brown by “a rogue cop” but that the 13 guiding principles of BLM were written in response to the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Caucus members are also urging Philadelphia teachers to wear BLM shirts and buttons during the week of action. They also list as a “justification” for the request for teachers to participate is that “bringing issues of racial justice into the classroom … affirms the identities of our students.”

The request follows an event in October, 2016, where 2,000 teachers wore “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts on the district’s day of “unity”  to “highlight problems black students face as a result of institutional racism, such as lower graduation rates and higher suspension rates than white students.”  That event had the blessing of the Seattle teachers’ union and although not an outright endorsement, a “statement of encouragement” from the district.

And it follows another unpleasant event where a veteran special education teacher in the St. Paul, Minnesota public schools was forced to retire after he angered a BLM organizer.  This teacher, who taught for 16 years, was called a “white supremacist” by the organizer after he posted on social media that students  “won’t quit gaming, setting up fights, [and] selling drugs.  The teacher was initially placed on unpaid leave by the district and required to attend “equity” training.  After his suspension, he was not allowed to resume teaching but was given a job of “subbing” around the district.

Black Lives Matter is made up of political organizations with political goals that most people would disagree with, including disrupting the “nuclear family” structure (see Black Villages), taxpayer-funded reparations for black people (see Reparations), and the elimination of charter schools (see Invest-Divest.) If you are unfamiliar with the Movement 4 Black Lives website we linked to, that’s the coalition of over 50 Black Lives Matter organizations which is receiving $100 million in donations to push their political goals. This is the political message that the school district is promoting when they allow “Black Lives Matter” messaging.

Should our children be taught that the politics of Black Lives Matter in school, and that BLM members are role models? There are plenty of black leaders and organizations that are role models and examples of leadership that the youth of today need.  Not this anti-police group.

Also, BLM should get their facts straight.  Michael Brown was not shot and killed by “a rogue cop.”  The police officer in question was acquitted by a grand jury and cleared during a federal investigation which determined that the officer was being violently assaulted by Michael Brown, and that he was defending his life.

Do you think that Black Lives Matter belongs in our schools? Let us know on our Facebook page or in the comments below.

  • Jenna

    And they say Trump promotes hate? Hate is not the answer. They are promoting and teaching kids racism with this nonsense. I would remove my kids from that school district and move if I had to. This is not right. Black people are not oppressed, they are not discriminated against. The reason for the lower graduation rates and higher suspension rates for black kids in school is their behavior and NOT the color of their skin. When will they stop using the ‘victim’ excuse? They need to look at themselves, their communities and realize it’s not ‘whitey’s’ fault these things are happening.

    These kids should be taught about Police officers as well if the BLM education is allowed. Teach them that the local police officer is a dad with kids of his own. That there is nothing to fear or hate about a cop. It seems fair enough.

  • Mostpolitically Incorrectman

    If the pledge is not allowed in schools no political statements should be either.

  • Bigshrimphead

    Yes, just nonsense. Kids should be learning be taught the basics they will need to succeed. BLM shit should not even be an option at school in any form.

  • Steffy93

    BLM has principles??

  • TopAssistant

    When the RADICAL Left-wing of the Democrat Party, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Black Lives Matter folks, etc. link up all HELL will break lose!
    READ: Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter
    Posted By James Simpson On January 12, 2016 @ 4:15 pm In Special Report
    This is a report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism

    The Black Lives Matter [1] movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome.
    Islamist organizations have also jumped on the BLM bandwagon, reminding us of the unholy alliance [102] that exists between them and the radical Left. In September 2015, the Muslim Brotherhood front-group Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined BLM activists [103] in storming California Governor Jerry Brown’s office. CAIR also participated [104] in the Ferguson protests. Meanwhile ISIS is recruiting [105] American blacks for its cause.
    – Accuracy In Media – http://www.aim.org/special-report/reds-exploiting-blacks-the-roots-of-black-lives-matter

    By James Simpson On January 12, 2016 @ 4:15 pm In Special Report
    This is a report from the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism
    [SNIP]

  • Waddymellons

    Teaching that it is OK to kill white cops because they won’t let you get away with criminal activities or trying to shoot them is wrong! SCREW “Black Lies Matter”!

  • Justa Nothergal

    It was actually Dom Giordano who suggested that BLM was created as a response to Michael Brown and “a rogue cop”, maybe you’d like to take the correct person to task here…

  • Keen Francesca Carla

    Segregation will be back,.I am afraid to say it,but white normal people will not want their kids’ taught this leftist agenda.They are now putting back 50 years of the Civil Rights crusades.Martin Luther King,will be spinning in his grave.

  • Eileen Hudson

    The indoctrination begins.not to.mention they are going back 53 yrs…by continually” keeping the race baiting alive and no end of it in sight.meanwhile they keep.killing each other and dying all over this country.and they are only 13 % of population.Makes it real hard on the ones who want to do right.

  • Lori Schwartz

    All lives matter and stirring up racial hate is evil. This group is nothing but hate and they are trying to spread it like a disease