Public schools across the country are responding quickly to Wednesday’s events on the US Capitol by offering “emotional support” to students and teaching vocabulary words such as “insurgency” and “sedition.”
Ally Stanton, a kindergarten teacher in Needham, Massachusetts, told 25 News:
I had a lot of students who came over this morning saying things like mom and dad were watching a lot of news, bad guys walked into the White House, there were bad guys trying to hurt other people in Washington. A lot of them were really worried because they know people shouldn’t break into buildings… that’s just not normal for them.
“The regular lesson plans for Boston-area school districts have either been dropped or amended to include discussions of the presidential protest that turned into a violent attack on the US Capitol,” reported the information station.
Diana Cross, an English teacher at the college, declined to call it a “protest”.
“It wasn’t just a joint that there was an injustice. It was violent and chaotic. As I told my students, you could use several words: insurgency, riot. We talked about the word “coup” and we also talked about “sedition”, ”she said.
Meanwhile, in New York City, students from Pawling High School asked questions such as, “Why did (President Donald Trump) begin his speech by explaining how he understood why they were doing it and continues to do so?” false statements about how the election was stolen? ” and “Do you think there will be a civil war?” according to Poughkeepsie Journal.
Teachers used “recent training following the racial justice protests over the summer and fall” to talk to students about what happened on Wednesday.
“Pine Plains Superintendent Martin Handler compared Wednesday’s emotional impact to the September 11 attacks,” the newspaper reported.
The New York State United Teachers – the teachers’ union – provided lesson plans for schools “focused on how to explain democracy and create a space for students to express their feelings.”
Schools shared resources on “self-care” and included “recommendations for conversations about difficult topics and trauma management”.
Handler said “emotional support” was available for students and teachers.
Some students immediately saw him through a racial lens.
“My immediate reaction to everything was just how there is an incredible double standard when it comes to protests,” said Pawling High School junior Devin Clowry. Newspaper.
“BLM protesters are gassed with tear gas and shot with rubber bullets for genuinely peaceful protests, but when the white men want to climb the Capitol building, they meet no resistance. To me, it was nothing less than a terrorist attack.
A teacher in Burlington, Wisconsin, who told his students he would be traveling to Washington to attend the #StoptheSteal rally, has been put on “administrative leave.”
“I’m sorry; but defending electoral integrity and our right to vote in FAIR elections is too important for me NOT to be here,” Taff told the students, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Despite no evidence that he participated in a demonstration near or on the Capitol, Jeff Taff was nonetheless expelled from the class.
Taff also reportedly shared a YouTube video featuring former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani discussing allegations of voter fraud.
“I couldn’t believe it. It’s completely inappropriate, ”Jon Phetteplace, a relative from Burlington, told the newspaper.
“You are there to teach. You are not there to indoctrinate, especially with something that is not fact.
the Sentinel Journal reported that Taff was put on leave before the school district spoke to him.
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