The small but vocal group of race baiting professional activists who are trying to conduct a modern day lynching of Superintendent Maureen Binienda are not doing very well. It’s pretty clear from the commentary on every article shared on this topic that the community supports her, and they’re not falling for their divisive, ignorant nonsense.
Well, now they’re kicking it up a notch. And when I say “they,” I mean the activists and their official propaganda minister Billy Shaner at (free) Worcester Magazine:
Yup. Worcester Magazine found it newsworthy that a bunch of brainwashed high school kids from Sarai Rivera’s district started a survey that they circulated to their friends, and they’re now demanding that a woman who has worked in the Worcester schools for 40 years resign. Because they said so. Up next, Billy Shaner will be interviewing a group of 3rd graders from Heard Street Elementary about the survey they just conducted on having longer recess. Spoiler alert – 99% say it’s not long enough.
This is like a commercial for why lowering the voting age is the worst idea ever.
I don’t care what these kids have to say, and their opinions don’t really matter. Know why? Because they sit at desks and leave when the bell tells them to. If they were smart they wouldn’t have to go to school every day. They go because they’re not smart, and the school’s job is to make them smart.
Keep in mind, the people leading the charge to remove Binienda are Sarai Rivera and her husband Jose Encarnacion.
And this is what they do. They find children, tell them that racism is holding them back, teach them to be victims, and tell them that their problems will go away if they just get ready of the problematic white woman oppressing them.
There is no systemic racism in schools. “Systemic racism” is just a SJW buzzword that race baiters use when they can’t find real racism. There are rules that need to be followed and kids who violate those rules are held responsible. If more members of specific groups commit a disproportionate amount of offenses then they will be disciplined at a disproportionate rate. It’s really not that complicated.
Cops in schools work, and that’s ultimately the nexus of all of this. The principal at Claremont School, where these students attend, wanted to have a resources officer and Maureen Binienda agreed. These kids have been brainwashed by these “activists” to believe that cops are bad and racist, and exist to oppress them. But the reality is that cops are there to protect them, and only really, really terrible people would try to convince them otherwise. The kind of people who would rather teach kids to be victims instead of inspiring them to achieve.
Here’s some quotes from the article:
“We as The Youth Civics Union are demanding that the superintendent’s contract should not be reinstated for initiating the harassment of students by taking them out of class to be interrogated about an after-school group that is not under her jurisdiction, and making inappropriate racial assumptions toward students of color,” the group said in a statement provided to Worcester Magazine.
“We are not going to stand down and let the superintendent bully us as students,” the group said in a statement. “Our voices will be heard. Racism is real, and it is happening in the Worcester Public Schools and it needs to be addressed, starting with the immediate removal of the superintendent.”
Yea, no one cares what you’re demanding kids. That’s not how this works. You’re children. Our tax dollars pay for you to receive an education. You don’t get to make decisions about how the schools are run.
Also, no one says that racism isn’t real. Of course racism exists. The problem is that Latino students being suspended at high rates isn’t proof or even evidence of racism. It’s evidence that these kids come from crappy homes where they’re not being raised to value education or respect their teachers. That’s why they get suspended more than other racial groups.
The students met with Worcester Magazine this week to discuss their qualms with the commission meeting Tuesday, March 26, during which they presented preliminary findings of a survey of Worcester Public Schools students. The survey, titled “Youth Civics Union Participatory Action Research Study: Teacher Diversity in WPS,” gathered the responses of about 550 middle and high school students on the issue of teacher diversity. The survey asked two key questions: whether students felt like they had a teacher they could relate to and whether the students would consider a career in education.
So who were these 550 students? Did Worcester Magazine ask that? Of course not. Because Bill Shaner isn’t a real reporter, and he doesn’t ask questions.
They’re really hung up on a comment Mrs. Binienda made about why certain racial groups aren’t represented as teachers:
In the meeting, both the students, others present and Binienda herself confirmed she made a comment about Asian students not wanting to be teachers. They don’t want to be teachers, she said, because they’d rather be doctors or work in tech.
Nothing about this statement is wrong. Since these kids and the groups they represent are so obsessed with looking at data, and making generalized statements about that data, it’s only fair that Mrs. Binienda does the same. As a group, Asian people in this country do better than white people at everything. They do better in school, they have lower rates of incarceration, they don’t get suspended as much, and they make more money. They often come from homes where becoming a doctor or working in tech is a career path that is pushed, because Asian culture is the best culture. Of course they’d rather go into a much higher paying and lucrative career like engineering or medical care. Mom and Dad didn’t emigrate here from Vietnam for their kid to be an underpaid, under-appreciated teacher in Worcester.
The students, and others present, said they found the comment to be racially insensitive.
“Everyone was so shocked,” said Jessenia Kolaco, a junior at Claremont and a member of the YCU. “It was just the worst. A superintendent should not be saying stuff like that.”
Facts are not racially insensitive. Facts don’t care about your feelings.
Binienda, when reached for comment, said she was talking about Asian students who she has personally talked to throughout her years as an educator, and doubled down on the claim they are not interested in education.
“Often, my past Asian students did not pick that as their number one choice, they picked different fields,” she said.
Yea, but what would she know? She’s worked with kids her entire life, and done some amazing things. Bill Shaner got a job working at Worcester Magazine and reads a lot of Vox, so he knows more than her.
“We were so proud about this research. Data analysis is not easy. We were so proud coming into that meeting,” said Sherlin Santillan, a junior at Claremont Academy and a YCU member. “We just didn’t expect those comments from the superintendent, and we just couldn’t believe that’s the person who reflects us, that’s the person who works for us.”
A survey you gave to a bunch of your friends isn’t research, and it’s certainly not something to be proud of. You wanna make people proud? Invent something. Achieve something. Contribute to society in some way. All you’re doing right now is throwing a temper tantrum because you’re not getting your way.
So how did this survey get administered anyway?
The students hosted the survey on a website and spread the link around the school district.
Oh. A bunch of like minded kids shared it on social media. If that’s not scientific I don’t know what is. Well done kids!
The students also took issue with what happened after the meeting. They said, and the superintendent confirmed, two of the presenting students were called to their respective principals’ office in the days following the presentation. One student, Xio Alvarado, a freshman at Claremont, said she was pulled into her principal’s office and asked questions about the project and about another student who shared a personal story about a teacher who, several years ago, had asked questions regarding the immigration status of the student’s parents, according to the student. The principal, she said, asked for the names of all students involved in the report.
Wait…..what? A couple years ago a kid shares an unconfirmed anecdote that his teacher asked another kid if their parents were illegal immigrants. Well then, it must have happened. What happened next?
The student in question, who asked that his name be withheld because he fears repercussions for speaking out, said he was called into his principal’s office the next day. The principal met with him and pressured him to give the name of the teacher who asked him questions about immigration, he said. After the student reluctantly gave the principal the name, he said, the principal pulled him in for another meeting, hours later, with the teacher in question. At the meeting, the teacher denied having ever asked about his immigration status, and both the principal and teacher talked about possible damage to the reputation of the school and teacher.
Translation – the kid lied. But yet Bill Shaner published his story anyway, because this what he considers journalism.
The biggest complaints these kids have is that they don’t have enough minority teachers. Well here’s the thing kids. For years Worcester had a black woman as a superintendent, and a black woman (Stacey Luster) as the head of human resources. Women of color literally ran the schools. Yet they didn’t hire many minority candidates, because you can’t hire people who don’t apply for the job.
So it’s cute that you guys thought your opinions mattered, but ultimately you’re being used by an activist group and all you’re doing is uniting people around the superintendent. Now get back to class and find a new cause to become outraged about.
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