Teacher Worries Online Classes Will Interfere With Propagandizing Students


A Philadelphia public-school teacher recently fretted on Twitter that virtual classrooms might allow parents to interfere with teachers' propagandizing on behalf of anti-racism and pro-LGBT causes.

Matthew Kay, an English teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a Philadelphia magnet school, posted a thread on Twitter Saturday that began: "So, this fall, virtual class discussions will have many potential spectators - parents, siblings, etc. - in the same room. We'll never be quite sure who is overhearing the discourse. What does this do for our equity/inclusion work?"

"How much have students depended on the (somewhat) secure barriers of our physical classrooms to encourage vulnerability?" he continued. "How many of us have installed some version of 'what happens here stays here' to help this?"

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