“A California school district is reportedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on an organization called ‘Woke Kindergarten,’ which focuses on “supporting children, families, educators and organizations in their commitment to abolitionist early education and pro-black and queer and trans liberation,” reports Breitbart.
The Washington Examiner reports that Hayward Unified School District recently contacted Woke Kindergarten for a month-long training session for staffers at Glassbrook Elementary School, where they will be taught to “disrupt whiteness, white dominant/settler colonial narratives and anti-Blackness in the Glassbrook community.” Woke Kindergarten touts itself as a “global, abolitionist early childhood ecosystem & visionary creative portal.” It was founded by Akiea “Ki” Gross, who uses they/them pronouns.
Gross is described as an “abolitionist early educator, cultural organizer and creator currently innovating ways to resist, heal, liberate and create with their pedagogy, Woke Kindergarten,” in in the “who we are” section of Woke Kindergarten’s web site.
The website features a series of 60-second videos which advance anti-police sentiments, as well as LGBT propaganda and radical gender ideology:
The website also features a section offering the “woke word of the day.” Past words include “abolish,” “protest,” and “anti-racist.”
A workshop promoted on the website is about “abolitionist teaching in the early years” and declares that “Ki illuminates the ways the prison industrial complex manifests in early childhood and takes participants on an exploration of how we can disrupt the PIC through a comprehensive and interactive journey into Woke Kindergarten’s abolitionist early learning pedagogy.”
The Hayward Unified School District is spending $20,000 of taxpayer dollars on this sort of training for elementary-school staff.
The Washington Examiner reported that the “contract was first noticed by the parent activist group Parents Defending Education. Erika Sanzi, the parent organization’s director of outreach, called Woke Kindergarten ‘ideological indoctrination’ that has ‘no place in a kindergarten classroom or any classroom.’”