Students at California school struggling after $250K in federal funds spent on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ program

The report found that students at elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area (where officials hire a for-profit company called Walk Kindergarten to train teachers) are among the highest in the state in math and reading scores. He has reached his lowest level and continues to struggle.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the school spent $250,000 in federal funds provided by a program aimed at improving test scores in some of the nation’s lowest-performing schools, but the “Walk Kindergarten” Two years after starting the program, students’ scores have reportedly worsened.

With a 4% decline in both areas over the past two years, less than 12% of students at Grassbrook Elementary School in Hayward, Calif., can read and write at grade level and less than 4% are proficient in math, according to the Chronicle. .

Hayward Unified School District Superintendent Jason Lyman told the Chronicle that the adoption of “Walk Kindergarten” was approved by the board and had support from parents and teachers, saying it was aimed at increasing attendance over test scores. said it was the purpose. Attendance has increased by almost 20%, he said.

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Test scores have dropped since Hayward Elementary School hired Walk Kindergarten to train teachers. (Jeffrey W. Myers/COBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

He said: “Helping students feel safe and fulfilled is part of academic achievement. We understand that it’s costing us more money than we wanted to spend.” said.

He added: “We are 100% in favor of abolishing the system of oppression that holds our students. What I believe is that we should choose providers based on the work they do and their effectiveness. ” he added.

Walk Kindergarten describes itself on its website as “supporting children, families, educators, and organizations dedicated to abolitionist early education and advocacy for Black, gay, and trans liberation.”

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The organization includes “woke” words of the time such as “ceasefire” and “abolition,” as well as “woke questions” about challenging the “legitimacy of the Supreme Court” and abolishing police, funding, and the military. There are also such things.

Another “question” asked, “If the US defunds the Israeli military, how can this money be used to rebuild Palestine?”

“Our reading scores are low,” a Grassbrook teacher told the Chronicle on condition of anonymity. With this funding, “we could have gotten a reading interventionist.”

Kindergarten children lined up

Students line up to enter the kindergarten classroom. (Getty Images/File)

The teacher added of the “Walk Kindergarten” training, “As we were raising our voices against it, it became increasingly clear that this was not what they wanted to hear.”

Tiger Craven Neely, another teacher at the school, told the Chronicle that Walk Kindergarten trainers told him to “focus on causing chaos.”[ing] “Whiteness” in the classroom.

“What does that mean?” he told the Chronicle. “I want to know, what does this mean for her third grade classroom?”

Craven Neely, who said he supports discussing racism in the classroom, said he was temporarily banned from the training session for asking for clarification.

He added that one of the trainers mentioned “the so-called United States” in one of the sessions.


The school district did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment Saturday night.

An email sent to Woke Kindergarten received an automated reply saying the founder was recovering from surgery.



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