|This slide was intended to be shown as part of the curriculum for grammar school students in Suffolk County, It was pulled after parents and educators voiced their objections.
Anti-Police Bias in our Schools
Schools are increasingly incorporating anti-police material into their curriculums. This is occurring in children as young as grammar school. Instead of teaching children to trust, and comply with lawful orders from police, children are subjected to a narrative of police being harmful and racist. This false and dangerous pedagogy must end before it does serious and lasting harm to our youth.
Read below to see examples of anti-police bias in our schools and learn how you can stop it by voting in upcoming school board elections on May 18, 2021.
Read the letter below, to see how anti-police bias is being injected into our schools and why for the first time the Suffolk County PBA has endorsed candidates for a school board race.
Pro-Police School Board Candidates
Help keep police in schools and keep anti-police bias out by voting for the below Smithtown candidates on May 18, 2021. You can vote by Absentee Ballot! Download the application using the link below. Applications must be received no later than seven days prior to the election. Mail the application to the Smithtown Central School District Clerk 26 New York Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787. See other Pro-Police Candidates here
Download an application for an absentee ballot here.
Smithtown Equity Team Twists Facts to Malign Police
The following was included in resource material and suggested reading for the Smithtown Central School District Equity Team. It addresses talking about "Police Violence" to children. This loaded term is often used to describe instances where police officers are justifiably defending their own lives and the lives of others. The two cases the material highlights are exactly that. In order to askew the facts, the material leaves out important details. In the case of Alton Sterling, he was "reaching for the loaded handgun in his pants pocket". Both the Lousiana DA and the Justice Department declined to prosecute the officer-involved concluding his actions were "reasonable and justifiable" In the case of Philandro Castile, left out is the fact he was high and refused to comply with officers commands not to pull out the gun he was carrying. Presenting this material in such a clearly biased manner does damage to the reputation of educators and to the children who trust them to provide a curriculum that is fair and accurate.
Smithtown Teacher Mark Jackett's Anti-Police Tweets
In a series of bizarre rants, Smithtown teacher and Equity Team member Mark Jackett took to Twitter to publically call for the removal of police from schools. He even went so far as to disparage the heroes of 9/11 saying it created "Unhealthy" worship of police and military veterans. For Mr. Jackett to publicly state such despicable comments begs the question of what he teaches in the class and preaches in the "social justice" club he runs in Smithtown schools.
NYS Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young Anti-Police Call to Action
The anti-police bias in our schools starts at the top. In his "Call to Action," NYS Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young Jr. makes bigoted and ignorant comments regarding police. They paint police officers with broad strokes and perpetuate harmful stereotypes against the men and women of Law Enforcement. Ultimately, this type of bias coming from an authority figure results in kids distrusting police and will do lasting harm to our youth. Children of Police Officers especially, should not be subject to systemic harassment and vilification of their parents from the very people entrusted to educate them. See his comments below or read the entire pamphlet to see how he plans to activate children as young as the 5th grade for "Social Justice".
Brentwood School Board Sends Out Anti-Police Letter
The following letter was sent out by the Brentwood School Board falsely and without evidence claiming there is systemic racism in our police force.
Tool -Kit Uses Loaded Term "Police Violence"
"Police Violence" is a loaded term often used to describe police officers justifiably defending their lives and the lives of others. The term like other anti-police bias is being used in schools in the context of "social justice". This slanted and one-sided material has little basis in reality and only perpetuates false stereotypes which harm children. The below toolkit was given to teachers in Suffolk County to be used in the classroom. It's a prime example of the anti-police bias systemic in our educational system.
"There is a killer cop in every school where white children learn." Click the link below to hear the disturbing things being taught in prestigious NYC Private schools.