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hile parents across the country battle the decision whether or not to send their children back to school, that is if they’re the lucky few who have the option, one teacher shows the nonsense kids may be going back to. A Westchester County high-school teacher handed out a controversial cartoon to 11th-grade students on their first day back at school.

Teacher Christopher Moreno gave students a sheet with the words “ORIGINS OF AMERICAN SOCIETY/CONFLICT/POWER” above two cartoons labeled Cartoon #1 and Cartoon #2. Cartoon #1 consists of five square frames to indicate slave owners and the Ku Klux Klan are equivalent to modern-day police officers.

The first three blocks of the five are of slave owners and a KKK member, each leaning with their knees on top of a Black man. The final two photos are of a sheriff and a police officer kneeling on the Black men. One of the students showed the paper to her mother who immediately wrote letters of protest to the school District Superintendent Kurt Kotes and Westlake Principal Keith Schenker.

“Enough is enough,” the woman told The Post. “This cartoon is disturbing. We have to respect the men in blue who protect us. We don’t need a teacher brainwashing my kids. I’ll teach my kids about what’s right and what’s wrong” said the mother who is a native of Poland.

The daughter has faced a battle in her own right. The student said she has been bullied on social media and labeled a racist for “blowing the whistle” on the school handout. “The cartoon was disgusting,” said the teenager. “It compared the police with all the terrible people in history. It was not fair. It wasn’t right” she said.

The New York Post reported that Kotes and Schenker declined to comment, but the superintendent sent a letter to the parents promising an “investigation” into the lesson plan. Surprisingly, the Westchester incident came only weeks after a school in Texas utilized the same cartoon in an online assignment for eighth-graders, but was pulled by the School District.

9 Comments

  1. It is an utter disgrace that teachers allow personal biases to affect what they teach to impressionable kids. I worked as a FF. I was not allowed to even voice an opinion on social media that risked my “oath of office”. It’s time teachers sign off on something similar, that is a fireable offense if they violate it. They will think twice before risking their career.

  2. Disgusting, teacher should be removed or reprimanded ! school is not the place to air your personal views !

  3. We as parents must stand up to the public school system.! For to long we have used the public schools as day care while we work! not paying attention allows these people to indoctrinate your child into leftists and hate! Eventually you will lose your child to them! Your choice? retired ind voter teacher!

  4. This is what teaching is today, BRAINWASHING, these teachers Unions who support Democrats will keep teaching this. If possible take your kids out of public schools and home school them or put them in a charter school. Any schooling that these Unions hate is great. Any school districts that don’t have in school classes, cut out certain funding, they obviously don’t need it.

  5. I fought the school system for years and, as amazing as it may seem, I won every single time. If you were willing to put forth the required effort they would cave rather than face a potential angry mob. THAT, they feared, it seemed.

    There was no real reason for them to fear the mob it turned out. I tried to encourage other parents to circumvent the indoctrination by monitoring their child’s education and teaching the kids basic subjects, like mathematics, that were being neglected or subverted. I tried to show parents the advantages of teaching their children their own moral values rather than allowing the government to usurp that opportunity.

    You can guess what I was met with. “Teach our own kids… that’s what we pay the teachers to do. That’s a really brilliant idea.” Here we are… on the verge of losing our once-great nation… if we haven’t lost it already. It was so easy to avoid… if we weren’t so lazy.

  6. The teacher would have been removed if she REFUSED to teach the government mandated program. That, Sir, is reality.

  7. Shameful. Teachers are supposed to provide educational instruction, not liberal brainwashing.

  8. Reason 3,456,234 to home school your kids instead of tax payer funded public indoctrination.

  9. School choice is IMPERATIVE!

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