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Beckman: Illinois teachers face embracing Leftist policies as certification requirement

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By Hank Beckman - 

The Illinois General Assembly has scheduled a Feb. 16 vote on whether or not to do away with the Illinois State Board of Education’s new rule that would require culturally responsive teaching standards to be required for all Illinois teacher preparation programs.

Anyone thinking the new rule is just an honest, good-faith attempt to to be inclusive and sensitive will be disabused of that notion by a quick perusal of the document.

Titled “Culturally Responsive Teaching And Leading Standards For All Illinois Educators,” the document is filled with woke jargon about “equity,” “exploring intersectional identities,” and “systems of oppression.”

Passed by ISBE in December, it immediately drew criticism for the section that called for embracing “progressive viewpoints and perspectives.” The wording was changed to “inclusive,” but does anyone doubt that it only conceals what will undoubtedly be mandated political agenda for the state’s teachers?

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