“One of the things we have gained during this time is a renewed understanding of how important it is to see one another, hear one another, and take care of one another, especially in times of challenge and need,” the proclamation reads. “That’s what International Social Emotional Learning Day is all about.”
Actually, what Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is all about is promoting the subversive, neo-Marxist race essentialism of Critical Race Theory (CRT).
“SEL is the Trojan horse through which critical race theory and gender ideology is injected into children’s heads,” Parents Defending Education (PDE) President and Founder Nicole Neily said. “Since 2018, SEL has had a destabilizing effect on children’s mental health and that must be stopped.”
SEL, an in-school “psychological training” for children, claims it teaches empathy, “advances educational equity,” and “can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.”
Wherever the word “equity” rears its ugly head, social justice revolution is the aim.
PDE Director of Outreach Erika Sanzi wrote in a statement that SEL is “a lever for equity and social justice, more about the collective and less about the individual child’s development of important life skills. Lessons on sexual and gender identity, racial identity and social justice activism in the earliest elementary grades are part of SEL programming.”
And programming the impressionable minds of young children to become a generation of social justice activists is the Left’s sole educational mission.