The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the radical union that reaches into tens of thousands of classrooms, is pushing saturation indoctrination on race, “racism,” “racial identity,” “bias,” “prejudice,” “discrimination,” “hate,” “white supremacy,” and, of course, “equity,” “tolerance” and “diversity.”
As American students at all grade levels fall further and further behind in all academic areas, the 1.7 million-member union is telling its teachers that they must focus not on helping their students learn the basic subject matter and academic skills that will enable them to be productive, prosperous, self-supporting citizens, but that teachers must instead become non-stop agitators for “racial justice” and fulltime race psychologists/sociologists — both inside and outside the classroom.
The Fall 2019 issue of the AFT journal American Educator is devoted to “Confronting Bias in Schools: Classroom Conversations on Race , Ethnicity, and Identity.” However, a more accurate title might have been “Compounding Bias in Schools,” or “Enflaming Racial Tensions and Hatred in Schools.”
The AFT journal was headed (and where it was coming from) was provided by American Educator’s first article in the issue entitled “Assessing — and Interrupting — Intolerance at School,” by Maureen Costello and Coshandra Dillard. So, who are these two authors that are given top billing? Costello is a senior staffer at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the viciously biased organization that regularly defames and demonizes pro-life, pro-family, pro-morality, Christian, patriotic individuals and organizations. In addition, Costello is director of the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance program, the curriculum that is inculcating students in thousands of schools in political correctness and Marxist socio-political dogma. As The New American pointed out in 2011, in an extensive expose’ (“Protecting Rights: Loyal Americans Targeted by the SPLC”), among the many atrocious materials presented in the group’s Teaching Tolerance program is an adoring promotion of unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, a leader in the 1960s and ’70s of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) campus rioters and the bombers/murderers of the Weather Underground. Coshandra Dillard, Costello’s coauthor for the AFT journal piece, is a staff writer for Teaching Tolerance.