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A public elementary school in the Denver, Colorado area is planning to subject kindergartners and first-graders to gender and race sensitivity teaching as part of a push to teach the “guiding principles” of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Our students all engaged in a two-week learning and discussion series around the 13 principles of the BLM@School Organization,” Centennial School for Expeditionary Learning posted on its website. “All discussions were grounded in children’s literature, using text such as: Jed’s Barbershop, Julian is a Mermaid, The Other Side, The Colors of Us and The Skin You Live In, to name a few.”
PORTLAND, OREGON, USA: Police confront demonstrators as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Portland, Oregon on July 4, 2020 for the thirty-eighth day in a row at Portland’s Justice Center Photo by John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A flier circulating online that flagged the group Parents Defending Education shows that the teaching involves teaching the “guiding principles” of Black Lives Matter including restorative justice, transgender affirming, queer affirming, globalism, and the disruption of western nuclear family dynamics.
“It is preposterous and wholly inappropriate to teach 5 and 6 year olds that they must commit to being trans affirming and queer affirming and in favor of disrupting the nuclear family,” Erika Sanzi, Director of Outreach at Parents Defending Education, told Fox News in a statement. “This is indoctrination at any age but it borders on abuse with students this young. If a parent wants to raise these subjects at home, that is one thing but in a classroom, it is nothing more than social engineering and a theft of childhood by the state.”
The school’s website contains a FAQ section for parents who want to know more about the teaching where it explains that Black Lives Matter is not political.
People gather in Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, on Election Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
“Our goal is not to teach children what to think; rather expose them to different perspectives and opinions so that they learn to value and respect diversity,” the school says. “As recent as this June, the U.S. government identified that supporting BLM is not political.”
The FAQ also explains that it’s “never too early” to teach children about these topics and that the school is “not promoting the BLM organization.”
“Instead, we are using the BLM Principles to drive kid friendly conversations about the importance of valuing and respecting diversity,” the school said.
Children wear a masks and wait for President Biden to visit her pre-Kindergarten class at East End Elementary School to highlight the early childhood education proposal in his Build Back Better infrastructure agenda in North Plainfield, New Jersey, Oct. 25, 2021.
Centennial did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Centennial school was hit with a civil rights complaint last year after hosting a “families of color playground night” that promoted racially segregated playtime.
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