Students were told to ‘hide in the woods from their white masters’
September 20, 2013
Students at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy in Hartford, Conn., were on a field trip last November to Nature’s Classroom (a residential environment education program), when they were asked to re-enact slavery as part of an ‘educational exercise.’
A local newspaper called The Courant, confirms that on the third night of a four-day trip, students participated in an exercise that included “threatening language and use of a racial epithet; packing together students in a dark room, as if they were on a slave ship; and hiding in the woods from ‘white masters’” – and the instructors were white.
“‘Bring those (n-word) to the house over there. (N-word) if you can read, there’s a problem. Dumb, dark-skinned (n-word). How dare you look at me?’”
The overall theme of the re-enactment was the “Underground Railroad.”
Sandra Baker said her 12-year daughter, who is African-American, was “terrorized” during the exercise and filed a complaint in March with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO).
Baker, stunned by the exercise, says her daughter was subjected to “social and emotion abuse” after participating in the program and has since pulled her out of the school system. Parents were reportedly completely unaware of this exercise.
Spokesman for CHRO said the complaint case is still active and provided no further information.
Director of Nature’s Classroom, John G. Santos, said the “Underground Railroad” is only “one of 500 activities” they provide, and thousands of children have been participating for decades.
Santos defended the program calling it a “historical event,” an “activity that has validity,” and a “simulation.”
The program’s main focus is on ecology, but Santos says “ecology includes humankind and we’re working on behalf, and with the schools, that have four major subjects, history being one of them, the social sciences another.”
Nature’s Classroom has more than a dozen locations in England and New York, and four in Conn.
The executive director of the African-American Affairs Commission was “outraged” when he learned that several Conn., schools had participated in the re-enactment.
Unfortunately this type of “education” isn’t uncommon.
Yesterday Fox News ran a report about 4th grade students in La., who were given assignments that included the words “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz.”
Brittney Badeaux was horrified when she heard her 9-year son say the words “Po Pimp” and “mobstaz;” the whole assignment was reportedly filled with “Ebonics.”
The lesson was an initiative from the Common Core State Standards program, which happens to be backed by the Obama administration and enacted in 45 states, the District of Columbia and four territories. It’s meant to set a “uniform standard” for children, but is doing nothing but ripping the morals and values out the school system.
Superintendent Jerome Puyau, sounded like a brain-dead zombie when he said, “We foresee that our students will not be successful unless with [sic] align everything to the common core standards.
“We want them to read real world texts,” said Puyau. “We know they will go into a department store and see an album with that language on it.”
The superintendent audaciously claimed the school did have “high morals.” He said he takes “full responsibility” but believes the material is the correct and appropriate material for that age group, according to the Common Core standards.