The Dialectic of Social-Emotional Learning

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New Discourses Logo  fiber_manual_record  Jan 23rd, 2023


The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 107 

Nothing Woke stays the same. The revolution must be perpetual, and the advances of yesterday are the new right wing of today. This is true even in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which has now already developed through several different iterations and implementation styles to arrive at CASEL's "systemic" implementation of "Transformative Social-Emotional Learning," which is explicitly Freirean and Marxist. Even though it only emerged in 2019, by the next year, radicals in education were already writing "radical reports" (a "radport") about how it doesn't go nearly far enough and is "white supremacy with a hug." Instead, they recommended something far, far more explicitly Communist called "Culturally Affirming SEL." In 2021, they had already begun petitioning Biden's Department of Education to incorporate Culturally Affirming SEL and its "SEL demands," adapted explicitly from the Black Panther Party, into US education as soon as possible. As you'll hear, it doesn't even mention academic competency at all! In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay goes through the incredibly well-funded initiative to transform Social-Emotional Learning even further into the Communist by reading through the majority of this "radport" ( from the Communities for Just Schools Fund. Join him to hear how it works.

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