Today, Tues. Nov. 30 an IFF ‘Important Special’ ZOOM WEBINAR Explaining What SEL Is, Why It’s Dangerous, and How You Can Fight It
By Wayne Hoffman
Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is trying to put lipstick on a pig.
We want to make sure you don’t fall for the coming deception.
Ybarra’s Department of Education is distancing itself from the term “social emotional learning” because the term is toxic. Parents nationwide don’t like the phrase, and rightly so.
SEL is a leftist scheme to bring the tenets of critical race theory into Idaho classrooms. SEL focuses much on equity, which as you likely know, is far different from equality. Equity means treating some people better than others depending on the level of oppression they claim for themselves based on their immutable qualities like skin color or gender.
That’s bad for classrooms and bad for the fabric of our country, which was stitched together with the promise of equality of opportunity woven into our tapestry.
Ybarra’s recent pronouncement might have come as positive news for those who detest SEL and CRT. But don’t be fooled — this is where the lipstick comes in.
The superintendent’s office isn’t looking to end promotion of SEL principles — quite the opposite. In fact, Ybarra and crew are looking to rebrand this toxic scheme so they can continue advancing it. So, in come the public relations spin doctors to fool voters into thinking SEL is no longer a thing here in Idaho schools.
We want to equip you so you can spot SEL when you see it in your local classrooms. That’s why tomorrow IFF Education Policy Director Anna K. Miller is holding a Zoom webinar explaining what SEL is, why it’s dangerous, and how you can fight it. The meeting, set for 12 PM MT, is open to all parents, taxpayers, and citizens who are concerned about this leftist indoctrination in our schools.
Education bureaucrats and public relations spin doctors want to pull a fast one over on you. Let’s not let that happen. Be sure to register for tomorrow’s webinar so you’re armed and ready to fight SEL in your community.
Wayne Hoffman is president of Idaho Freedom Foundation.