October 16, 2017/updated October 22, 2017
Educator Resources – downloaded 2017-10-16 from website
Other blogs about this subject:Gramma Griizzly’s Corner
Colorado Representative Tim Leonard has done us a service, by alerting us to “abuse in the classroom” being expanded through “new” curriculum being imposed on all grades from K-12 — claiming to be in response to events at Charlottesville. Our Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent justifies his unilateral imposition of the “new” curriculum, and says he is doing it because Jeffco Schools wants children to have an “authentic learning experience.”
In his September 28, 2017 letter, Superintendent Glass links to the Educator Resources for the new curriculum. If you read through the resource guide, it is evident the children are being pushed to hate. The curriculum and resources are from a destructive radical left-wing viewpoint. EVERYTHING is hateful. Teaching children to hate in the name of fighting hatred, is ridiculous. Groups recommended as a resource, have an obvious left-wing bias that you can see on their websites – and the curriculum focuses on hate, negativity, and censorship. Go to Blog 0261 on this website, for a video by Prager University, explaining who the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is.
You can link to the Educator Resources document, which has live links to most of the groups being used for Superintendent Glass’ new curriculum content — and examples of their curriculum plans. Note the international, not American, emphasis on some sites.
How do children learn to be kind and loving?
Children learn to be loving and kind by witnessing love and kindness — not by being shown negative ugliness over and over every day. Those behind this curriculum know exactly what they are doing! They are conditioning our children through this curriculum (and all other curriculum that is like it), to hate and to act out their hatred — beginning in kindergarten. [Note: they have influence in preschool and day care as well.]
Representative Leonard’s letter:
From: Timothy Leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:45 AM
Subject: Fwd: Message to Jeffco Public Schools community regarding Charlottesville, VA
To some interested Jeffco Public School folks,
The message below was sent to me on 16 August as a parent of children in Jeffco public schools from the new Superintendent Jason Glass. It informed me that he has decided to introduce new curriculum into the Jeffco schools in all grades in order to use the events at Charlottesville for an “authentic learning experience” for the children.
Twelve days later on 28 Aug, I was sent another more detailed message as a Jefferson County Legislator explaining the significant amount of interpretive information the Superintendent’s “curriculum and instructional team has pulled together for educators” regarding the violence. I have included this email information for you as well.
I was disappointed in this action within our public schools and have expressed my disagreement to Dr. Glass that an interpretation of political activism in dramatic national emotional events should be introduced into a learning environment and crowd out fundamental education. Currently, Dr. Glass and I are currently having a discussion on this issue as I am focused on maintaining a balanced environment for our 86,000 students to maximize their learning experience for an in-depth and wholesome education toward college and career without the distractions of biased political activism as interpreted by government educators.
You might want to review the Educator Resource Guide link below and see the information already assembled and ready to introduce into children’s classrooms and determine your own opinions.
Timothy J. Leonard
31714 Ruby Ranch Road, Evergreen, CO 80439
Begin forwarded message:
From: Jeffco Public Schools <email@example.com>
Subject: Message to Jeffco Public Schools community regarding Charlottesville, VA
Date: August 16, 2017 at 12:28:34 PM MDT
Dear Jeffco community, families, and students,
The events in Charlottesville, VA and what they mean for our country going forward weigh heavily on many of us. The purpose of this memo is to address how Jeffco Public Schools will respond to this event in terms of the operation of our schools – and how we can use this as an authentic learning experience for our students.
Let me begin by stating, unambiguously, every one of our public schools is a safe place for all children and students in our community. This commitment to serve and welcome all is at the core of public education’s moral purpose.
As Americans, we value and cherish the right to speak our minds as guaranteed by the First Amendment. At Jeffco Public Schools, we respect the right of any person or group to, peacefully, express their views and opinions.
However, acts or expressions which threaten any student’s right to enter one of our schools, to feel safe, and to have the opportunity to learn will not be tolerated and will be subject to applicable district bullying/anti-harassment policies and/or state or federal criminal law.
Our schools are not disconnected from our community or the nation. Discussions and feelings about the violence in Charlottesville, VA and the subsequent reactions around the country, will make their way into our schools – whether we are ready for them or not. As we have done when other tragedies present themselves, we will work to ensure we meet the social/emotional needs of students impacted by this event.
While this presents challenges, it also brings the opportunity to engage students in an authentic and timely learning experience on issues relating to free speech, tolerance, race, leadership, and historical context.
District curriculum and instructional staff have prepared resources to support our teachers in deciding how they will engage with students on this event and related topics. We entrust our classroom teachers and building principals to make professional decisions about the age-appropriateness of these discussions, as well as when and where activities related to this learning might take place. Instruction will be within the Board-adopted content standards and curricula, and will follow the usual district processes related to teaching controversial topics and providing alternative learning activities.
We encourage you to consider speaking with your family about these matters, considering your own family values and context.
On behalf of all of us at Jeffco Public Schools, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve your family, and to be part of this wonderful community.
Jason E. Glass, Ed.D.
Superintendent & Chief Learner
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Begin forwarded message:
From: Glass Jason <Jason.Glass@jeffco.k12.co.us>
Subject: Recent Jeffco Public Schools Communications
Date: August 28, 2017 at 3:04:09 PM MDT
To: Honorble Jeffco Legislators,
First, a big “thank you” to those of you which I have had the great privilege of meeting. I am grateful for your engagement with our schools and all you do for kids in Jeffco.
Second, some of you have asked about recent communications I have sent out to the community regarding the district’s response to the Charlottesville violence and optional resources that our curriculum & instruction team pulled together for educators. I am also including a recently released statement released regarding school closures, which you may be getting some questions about.
For your convenience, I am pasting links to my blog site or cloud drive. Please feel free to distribute as you see appropriate.
Thanks again for all you do for our kids, schools, and community. Also, please never hesitate to let me know if I can be of service.
Jason E. Glass, Ed.D.
Superintendent & Chief Learner
Jeffco Public Schools
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: THIS MESSAGE, AND ANY RESPONSE TO IT, MAY BE A PUBLIC RECORD UNDER THE COLORADO OPEN RECORDS ACT.