February 05, 2018
If you haven't heard of "Social emotional learning" (SEL), you're not alone. SEL is a new catchphrase that's starting to permeate public education policy. An organization called the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is SEL's primary mover, and it claims that injecting its SEL agenda into all pre-K and K-12 curricula will cultivate in children the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors necessary for academic achievement. But veiled under the CASEL claim of building kids' self-confidence is a statist agenda of social engineering that insists on total conformity of thought. It disregards the genuine individuality of students and their familial relationships.
Tomorrow, at noon, the Federalist's Stella Morabito will be tackling the topic in the latest FRC Speaker Series, "Programming Our Children: The Social Engineering Agenda of 'Social Emotional Learning." Don't miss this session, as we delve deeper into the Left's kid-centric agenda -- and what you can do to stop it.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.