A class of fourth-graders in Minnesota was given a race and gender survey but allegedly told by a teacher not to tell their parents about the questions they were asked, even if they didn’t understand them.
Student Hayley Yasgar says she felt “very nervous and uncomfortable” when her teacher told her not to talk to her mother about the survey.
The study was conducted at Riverview High School in Sartell-St. Stephen School District in Minnesota by the Equity Alliance of Minnesota, the research comes as part of a national debate about how to teach history and current events, focusing specifically on race issues.
Posted in a video by Alfa News, she spoke to the school board on July 19 claiming that her teacher told her not to skip any questions, even though she didn’t understand them.
Hayey Yasgar spoke to her school board about how ‘uncomfortable and nervous’ she felt when her teacher told her not to discuss the stock survey questions with her parents
A question asked the students what gender they identify with, which caused some confusion. A boy in Hayley’s class asked the teacher if his mother could explain the question to him.
The teacher rejected the student’s request and told him that he could not ask his mother and that the class should not repeat the questions to their parents.
Hayley spoke to the school board to let them know “how uncomfortable and nervous” this made her, explaining that her “mother always tells [her] she can tell her everything, but also tells her she can trust [her] teachers too.’
She said ‘get told to hide this from’ [her] mother made [her] feel very uncomfortable when [she] did something wrong.’
Hayley’s mom told Kelsey Yasgar… Fox & Friends that “because of the lack of transparency from the school district and the Equity Alliance of Minnesota,” she was “very upset” to learn that her daughter had been told not to share the questions with her parents.
Saying ‘that should be a major concern in the eyes of any parent.’
She was told that this instruction came from the Minnesota Equity Alliance and the school administration and was not a single decision by the teacher.
Hayley and her mother, Kelsey Yasgar, spoke to Fox & Friends on Monday about the situation
A question to the young students about their gender identity led to confusion, forbidding the students from discussing the questions with their parents
Chief Inspector Dr. Jeff Ridlehoover could not be reached for comment.
DailyMail.com has also contacted Equity Alliance of Minnesota.
The investigation comes a year after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which forced the city to pay $27 million in a tort lawsuit and led to a national racial settlement.
As the country looks ahead to the new school year, Critical Race Theory has become the new hot topic as schools and parents struggle to determine how to contextualize and explain current events in the classroom.
The stock survey was administered by a third party, the Equity Alliance of Minnesota
CRT is the academic concept that race is a social construct and that racism is not just an individual bias but is integrated into institutions such as police, housing, voting and even education itself to discourage people of color.
Former President Donald Trump has criticized critical racial theory, calling it “blatant racism” being forced into “every facet of our society” during a speech in Arizona on Saturday.
Trump took the stage at the Arizona Federal Theater in Phoenix for the “Protect Our Elections Rally,” where he criticized Democrats for sticking to an “America burden” ideology.
“We shouldn’t apologize to the world,” he said. “We apologize to America, just as Obama apologized. Remember, he apologized. They should apologize to America for what they did to it. That’s who I think he should apologize to.
Trump also took a hit at the Biden administration, saying that their ‘America last’ philosophy makes fun of our country here at home.”
Former President Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands on Saturday at an election rally in Phoenix, Arizona
“Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order pushing toxic, critical race theory into our children’s schools and into our military,” Trump continued. ‘What about our army? This poisonous leftist doctrine is blatant racism, plain and simple, and it has no place in our schools, no place in our military, and no place in our country.”
That particular comment related to President Biden’s first day when he signed an executive order revoking Trump’s order, limiting the federal government and its contractors from teaching critical race theory.
In addition, Trump also attacked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, who in June defended the military investigation into critical race theory, which Trump later called “a Marxist ideology.”
“Can you believe it?” Trump addressed thousands of his supporters. He said he wanted to quote ‘understand white anger’. He wants to understand white anger.
‘What the hell is he talking about? Our generals should not be focused on learning a leftist ideology.
“They should focus on defeating America’s enemies and winning our future wars. Hopefully we don’t have them, but if we have them, we have to win them.’
National Education Association president Becky Pringle has also agreed to make public statements in support of critical race theory and “racial fairness in education.”
The National Educator’s Association recently passed a resolution to promote critical race theory in schools — saying it wants to hire a team to “fight back” those who oppose CRT
But America’s largest teachers’ union has publicly endorsed the teachings of critical race theory in schools, wants to hire staff to “fight back” those who oppose CRT, and has called for an October 14 rally to mark George Floyd’s birthday.
The National Educator’s Association recently issued a solution to promote critical race theory through the existing channels, work to “fight back” against opponents of the practice.
It also wants to assemble a team to teach union members and create a “national day of action” to spark a dialogue about systemic racism on October 14, George Floyd’s birthday.
In addition to its plans, the NEA, along with Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project, will create a “National Day of Action” on October 14 — George Floyd’s birthday — to engage in dialogue about systemic racism.
The resolution states that the NEA will “provide an in-depth study already made that criticizes imperialism, white supremacy, anti-blackness, anti-indigenousness, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ability, anthropocentrism (human-centered points of vision) ) and other forms of power and oppression at the crossroads of our society.’
It continues to say that the NEA plans to “publicly (through existing media) support the accurate and honest teaching of subjects in social studies, including truthful and age-appropriate descriptions of unpleasant aspects of American history, such as slavery, and the oppression and discrimination of indigenous, black, brown and other colored peoples, as well as the ongoing impact this history has on our society today.
“The Association will further make clear that in teaching these subjects it is reasonable and appropriate that the curriculum be informed by academic frameworks for understanding and interpreting the impact of the past on contemporary society, including critical race theory.”