I have conceded that insanity has infiltrated our educational system. Case in point is Verenice Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott, K-8 school whose progressive politically correct nonsense was revealed in an interview with the Portland Tribune. In that interview she provided a racist example of the American peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Huffington Post, the progressive mouthpiece in cyberspace, stated that the school principal ties sandwich to white privilege.
Oregon, like Washington state, has over recent decades, have Californians moving in to escape high taxation and its economic problems bringing their progressive ideology with them – the very element that turned California into Mexifornia that was once the fifth wealthiest state in the world.
Addressed as Dr. Verenice Gutierrez, which means this person has a Ph.D, in the Scott school website, she states:
I feel fortunate to be joining a school culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, innovation and collaboration. It is my intention to carry on these important traditions and practices. … My greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. … I think you will find me to be open, honest and compassionate.
The website is written in both English and Spanish, which means she is not referring to American traditions of the United States. The photo at the header of the site shows a black and Latino student. The site also is translated into Chinese, Russian, Somalian, and Vietnamese languages. The Portland Public School system has recently dealt with the threat of strike by its teachers.
According to statistics, the Portland Public School system [PPS] reported a continued decline of enrollment up to 2010 and then it slowed a bit; however, in 2009 the district reported 1706 students to be classified as homeless. This equates to 3.8% of the district students.
According to the school website the following is the ethnic diversity of the school:
African American, 11.4%; Asian, 8.1%; Hispanic, 16.1%; Native American/Alaskan, 1.2%; Multiple ethnic, 6.6%; Pacific Islander, 0.9%; and White at 55.6%. Those that receive educational services offered to all except Caucasians is 14%. The school district has a dropout rate of 9.6%.
FOX News reported that the district was on board with Gutierrez’s comments – in other words agreed with the racist principal. It is a case where a racist is crying racism.
The education system is so broken because it is controlled by central government, the federal agency called the US Department of Education. State and local governments should be in control of government because they are closer to any issues that are peculiar to any district, as well as closer to the parental source which the parent-teacher relationship used to be important.
Placing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as an example of “white privilege” and racism is beyond anything closely resembling sanity. With texts altered to match political correctness instead of truth, as in the subject of American history; it is no wonder such a principal is allowed to be an administrator in a school in the United States, much less “earning” a Ph.D.
Children do not comprehend racism or engage in it without direction from adults; therefore, values are important and must be principally taught at home. It is not helpful when school administrators and teaching staff fill their heads with nonsense. No wonder so many American parents are interested in home schooling and alternate to the government-controlled school system. Despite statistics proving otherwise, the government tyrants would have you believe that public schools are more beneficial. Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, as all dedicated tyrants do, knew that by educating children via the state’s standards it would make more loyal citizens to the state – and is the key element of oppression of freedom and liberties to be eventually guaranteed.
I would like to thank Joan B. for bringing this story to my attention, being a retired teacher she understands the importance of a GOOD education.