CPSD Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
SEL is defined as: the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
Despite this innocuous definition, in reality SEL is an extension of schools’ current Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policy which instead targets students emotionally and socially.
A case could be made for teaching children to control their emotions, to develop self-worth and to establish successful interactions with classmates and adults. However this is a primary parental responsibility to which the Clover Park School District should defer, ruling by exception only for students who require additional emotional help. Isn’t that the approach for tutoring?
Insidious social control has infiltrated the classroom that goes far beyond emotional development by indoctrinating students with societal changes which the education establishment envisions for the future using students as the agents for that change. Radical societal change using our children is not the reason we have schools; academics are the primary purpose.
Social control as currently practiced is not just about developing self-worth and respect for individuals; it has morphed into normalizing and affirming behaviors that are exceptions to the rule. Children are exposed to homosexuality, gender dysphasia, chemical/surgical genital mutilation, pronoun proliferation, racist anti-racism and victimhood. This is a case of exception(s) ruling and imposing acceptance of those exceptions on everyone else. Simply put: attempted social revolution.
Activist teachers expose children to this social indoctrination often without parental knowledge or permission. The damage done to developing children by undermining traditional social values, religious tenets, scientific fact and parental expectations is tantamount to child abuse. Some would call it justifiably as “grooming” or “recruiting”.