Award-winning Indiana teacher who exposed how CRT is being taught in schools in viral video has been put on leave because he is causing colleagues ‘anxiety’
Tony Kinnett, the Indianapolis School District science coordinator, instructional coach and administrator blew up social media on November 4 with the video.
‘When we tell you that schools aren’t teaching critical race theory… that’s misdirection,’ sê hy in die video, which has been retweeted and quote-tweeted more than 7,000 keer.
‘We don’t have the quotes and theories in state standards per se,’ he continues. ‘We do have CRT in how we teach. We tell our teachers to treat our students differently based on color.
He went on to say: ‘We tell our students that every problem is a result of white men. And that everything western civilization built is racist. That capitalism is a tool of white supremacy. This is in math, geskiedenis, wetenskap, the arts and it’s not slowing down.’
Kinnett posted that his access to various work accounts had been taken away earlier Thursday and confirmed that he’s been placed on paid leave.
‘As of one hour ago, Indianapolis Public Schools has suspended my access to email & Google Drive,’ Indianapolis district science coordinator, instructional coach, and administrator Tony Kinnett posted on Twitter along with a screenshot.
In a viral video posted to Twitter, Indianapolis school administrator Tony Kinnett said that the district is lying to parents about pushing critical race theory on students
Kinnett claimed earlier Thursday that he’s been locked out of his professional email and Google Drive accounts
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Kinnett said that he’s also been banned from district school buildings or hosting professional development sessions.
‘I’ve been required to work from home the last two weeks, as staff reportedly have ‘clinical anxiety’ over working with me,’ Kinnett added. ‘When I came to get books from my office, phone calls were made to each team member so they’d be clear of the building.’
Egter, he claimed he’s downloaded more documents and videos from the district’s public server before he was sanctioned and will share it further soon.
Kinnett added that he has been banned from going to any school building or from hosting professional development while also pledging to continue to release more information that he has already downloaded from the district.
‘They’ve apparently gotten tons of emails and texts and calls from people who have refused to work with me, if they have to work with me they will walk,’ Kinnett explained. ‘I have been banned from coming into their buildings and they are terrified I am going to pull out my phone and record their classes.’
Critical race theory has become a controversial issue across America
Kinnett has been a consistent critic of critical race theory and is devoted to exposing it in schools
He told Fox News that those concerns are ‘unfounded.’ Kinnett argued that he’s never released any non-public information and will be filing a request under FOIA to confirm complaints with the district.
Kinnett said that during his meetings with HR, officials and administrators he was told that negative pushback he receives from the school was his fault and chastised him for being ‘oblivious’ to that fact.
He said the way members of his team were told to treat him by his bosses made him feel like a ‘leper’ or a ‘security threat.’
Kinnett said he hasn’t been fired yet, to his knowledge, but was warned in recent days that he would be if he continued to post.
‘Regardless of my position and whether I’m employed or not, parents still deserve to know what’s going on in Indianapolis,’ Kinnett said. ‘Whether they support it or they disagree with it they deserve to know.’
The Indianapolis Public School system has yet to comment.
KRITIESE RASTEORIE: WAT BETEKEN DIT?
Die stryd oor die teorie van kritiese rasse in skole het die afgelope jaar in die Verenigde State toegeneem.
Die teorie het tot 'n hewige landswye debat gelei na aanleiding van die Black Lives Matter -protesoptredes die afgelope jaar regoor die land en die bekendstelling van die 1619 Projek.
Die 1619 Projek, wat deur die New York Times gepubliseer is in 2019 merk 400 jaar sedert die eerste verslaafde Afrikaners op Amerikaanse kus aangekom het, herskryf die Amerikaanse geskiedenis deur 'die gevolge van slawerny en die bydraes van swart Amerikaners in die middel van die Amerikaanse verhaal te plaas'.
Die debat rondom die kritiese ras -teorie handel oor kommer dat sommige kinders gedink word dat wit mense inherent rassisties of seksisties is..
Diegene wat teen die teorie van kritiese ras is, het aangevoer dat dit mense tot die kategorieë 'bevoorregtes' reduseer’ of 'onderdruk'’ gebaseer op hul velkleur.
Ondersteuners, egter, sê dat die teorie noodsaaklik is om rassisme uit die weg te ruim, omdat dit die maniere ondersoek waarop ras die Amerikaanse politiek beïnvloed, kultuur en die reg.