The last post I did on over the top maga right wing haters who won seats on school boards was in Florida. This time it is in Lafayette, Indiana. He is another that thinks there is a gay ideology, an indoctrination of gayness and trans quotas. Look that is just a rehash of the gay agenda we all heard so much about, but no one could tell us what it was or who had the authority to create it. It was just a mysterious thing claimed by conservative right winger to hint that gays were trying to recruit your kids and molest your little boys /girls. Well I guess it is the boys the gays molest and the trans go after the girls, right? You know the gay agenda right wingers would seriously say to each other. After all every right winger knew gays couldn’t breed so the only way new gays happened was recruitment / molestation of the young. They just couldn’t wrap their heads around the fact that kids are born gay or straight and everywhere on the spectrum of sexuality / orientation. He says it is ok for gay teachers to exist but not to really be out. They cannot talk about how they feel like straight people can or that is pushing the gayness on others. It is back to the 1970s /1980s gay teachers are just looking to sex your kid from kindergarten to the senior prom. Don’t these people ever grow up? Did they not understand society moved on from their 1950s homosexual pervert threat thoughts. Anita Bryant flamed out people, stop holding on to her ideas. WTF, I am so tired of this shit. He admits up front he is totally against that way of life. So what, there are gay people, gay people exist. We are legally able to get married and have families, and to say just the idea of promoting tolerance and ending bullying is pushing gay lifestyle on others is wrong and stupid. Because every heterosexual act then is pushing sexuality and sex on to students and other adults. You cannot have it both ways, if a straight couple can talk about their spouse and it be OK then so can a same sex couple. If a boy and girl can hold hands, then so can two girls or two boys. What these people want is to erase gays / trans / and civil rights from society and they will start in the schools. In Florida attacks and assaults against LGBTQ+ students have gone up at an alarming rate and teachers are not able to use the programs / instructions in stopping discrimination and promoting tolerance / acceptance they used to do. This new school board member doesn’t want any posters put up in schools trying to stop bullying or promoting tolerance / acceptance. That is pushing the gayness I guess.
Plus he is sure they are teaching CRT and he won’t have it. These people think teaching the truth about the horrors of slavery and how the economy of the south was built on the backs of black people because the whites did not want to work is CRT. That is bullshit. CRT is a legal theory of the interconnectedness of institutional racism in business / society.
Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.
The basic tenets of critical race theory, or CRT, emerged out of a framework for legal analysis in the late 1970s and early 1980s created by legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Richard Delgado, among others.
A good example is when, in the 1930s, government officials literally drew lines around areas deemed poor financial risks, often explicitly due to the racial composition of inhabitants. Banks subsequently refused to offer mortgages to Black people in those areas. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05
CRT is not being taught in grade schools, middle schools, nor even in high schools but it damn well should be. It should be part of every history class tailored for the class level and age of the students. It is our history in this country. The people who keep claiming US exceptionalism need to be made to defend slavery and the discrimination of black people from the end of slavery to that it is still going on today. But that is just what the conservatives don’t want, they don’t want kids knowing that the “nation founded to be a Christian nation” was up to its neck in horrifying harm to different segments of the population, genocide and slavery in all its ugliness. Teach it so discrimination stops and doesn’t ever come back.
This guy ran against teaching peer to peer sexual education. I think he thought comprehensive sexual education is in class orgies? He wants teachings on emotions gone. Again understandings have increased and kids need to learn positive emotions and how to handle negative emotions. Hell we are making these same kids do active shooter drills, yes they need emotional reassurance. He goes on to list a bunch of other woke stuff he is against. Then he gets back to the in my day we did this but did not have that and we were great, look how great we are that we think the best thing to do is hit kids. Like all these type of people they have a romantic attachment to the “Leave It To Beaver” TV show and think the 1950s was the peak of human civilization. They have no understanding that society and human understanding has improved and moved forward. They long for the past that was more how they liked life. Damn. He talks about things he doesn’t even understand and talks like he is an expert. He has the strange idea that because these things were not talked about when he was a kid (he is 80 years old, so he started school in 1947) and his five kids he says went through school without any of these modern ideas, and things were all great being normal. But again is 80 years old, if he had his children in his 20s, his kids would have been in school during the 1960s or early 1970s. Things have changed a lot since then. Hey let’s return to teaching only what was known in the 1600s while we are being regressive. Wouldn’t that be better? The last thing he talks about is how bad it is that a minority is telling the majority what to do, he is not going to allow it. Yet he and the republicans are the minority that are trying to rule the majority and he is too blinded by hate or old age to see it. Hugs
There’s a new school board member in town, and he’s taking names.
Eighty-year-old Chuck Hockema, elected Tuesday to the Lafayette Community School Board in Lafayette, Indiana won’t brook openly gay teachers, Critical Race Theory for kids, or a “woke” agenda.
“My reason for running for school board is because when I talked to the school board members, they would not give me an answer to the questions,” Hockema told the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “And I thought, ‘Now this is some crap.’ If you can’t tell me whether you’re going to vote for CRT or you are not, you’re on my list and I’m going to find out why.”
Hockema is also coming for anyone advocating a gay “ideology.”
“If there’s a teacher that wants to be gay, that’s OK,” Hockema said. “That’s their prerogative. I’ve hired gay people. I’ve had them work for me, but I would not allow a gay person to push his feelings and his ideology off on other employees.
“If they did that, they’d be gone.”
“I’m totally against that as a way of life,” said Hockema.
“I don’t want to see any banners, I don’t want to see any posters,” he said. “The teachers are there to educate, not to try a form people’s opinions about anything other than reading, writing, arithmetic, civics, and science.”
Hockema ran on a platform supporting the three R’s, and against “undermining of traditional values and beliefs, promoting gender confusion, encouraging peer-to-peer sex education, violating or undermining parental rights, supporting critical race theory (CRT) or social-emotional learning (SEL) when used as a cover for divisive instruction, and promoting ‘woke’ ideology.”
“I’ve got five children that went through school, and we did well with that,” Hockema said of teaching the basics. “We never had any issues to worry about when it came down to CRT or woke or SEL or transgender or none of that stuff. They didn’t teach this. We helped them with their assignments, and it was a different world then.”
Hockema says he isn’t going to “monkey around” with school board members, either.
“If they want to support these things, I feel like they should be removed from office. That’s my strong opinion.”
Hockema said he’s got no quarrel with LGBTQ kids, “as long as they stayed within their bounds.”
“A little boy might be like, ‘I feel more like a little girl.’ And if you got a teacher that encourages that, that’s the impression they’re probably going to go. And if they just left them alone because it’s a normal thing to have that thing happen to children at different ages, they’ll grow out of it,” Hockema said. That is not how being transgender works; transgender children’s identities have been shown to be stable into adulthood.
His goal, Hockema says, is to “save the children.”
“I don’t want them being indoctrinated by someone’s opinion, who’s 100 percent different than mine. What my wife and I teach our children, I don’t want them to erode that with their ideology. They can make it sound so sweet and so pleasant and so wonderful, and kids are impressionable.”
“When the minority starts ruling the majority like these whole issues, you got one percent of the population dictating what the rest of us, what we can and can’t do, that’s ridiculous.”