Virginia DOE faces backlash for social-emotional learning proposal: 'Trojan horse' for 'indoctrination'

Virginia DOE faces backlash for social-emotional learning proposal: 'Trojan horse' for 'indoctrination'

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is encountering pushback for draft social and emotional learning standards that critics suggest are a "Trojan horse" for left-wing ideas about race. Released at the end of last month, the proposal includes statements that students could presumably make about themselves at certain grade levels. Many of them cover things like "bias" or identities in ways that reflect rhetoric in controversial diversity trainings. One reads: "I can understand that all my group identities and the intersection of those identities create unique aspects of who I am and influence my decisions." Another indicates students should be able to "recognize that all people (including myself) have certain advantages and disadvantages in society based on who they are and where they were born." VIRGINIA DOE CONTRADICTS ITSELF IN ATTEMPT TO WALK BACK EQUITY-FOCUSED MATH FRAMEWORK The state told Fox News on Tuesday that the standards were being developed in accordance with a bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly and enacted in 2020. "As stated in the draft standards, the efforts are driven by the commitment to ensure …
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