Ontario’s woke teachers – clearly upset that Premier Doug Ford won a landslide majority earlier this month – took to Twitter non-stop over the past two weeks to express their hatred of conservatives.

Before they leave the classroom for their two month vacation, they also vowed they’d continue to indoctrinate young minds.

Of course they didn’t use the word “indoctrinate.” These radical leftists would prefer to call it “teaching young minds respect, kindness and equity” – code for dividing students into identity groups and ramming Marxist ideologies down their throats.

It’s puzzling that they’re so upset considering the Ford government did nothing to clear out the radical equity bureaucrats brought to the education ministry by Kathleen Wynne or to address the crazy woke policies adopted by various school boards.

There’s never been a time I can remember that Ontario’s more radical teachers — with the help of their leftist unions — didn’t protest, or whine about being hard done by. That was mostly with signs, days of action and glossy union-published pamphlets.

Several took their activism into the classroom.

But in recent years, they’ve also discovered that social media is a very powerful tool to perpetuate indoctrination – a tool that seemed to ramp up in conjunction with COVID and online learning.

Many workplaces have introduced social media policies to prevent tweets that might paint their organization in an unfortunate light. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) implemented their social media policy in February of this year.

It prohibits excess social media use during regular working hours and encourages engagement that is “respectful.”

It serves as window dressing only. It seems that hateful attacks on the Ford government and anyone who identifies as conservative are not only ignored but often encouraged by school administrators.

Recently I became the object of obsessive online bullying by a Twitter mob of teachers after commenting that a tweet from a kindergarten teacher with the TDSB was inappropriate. 

The author, TDSB teacher Usha Shanmugathasan — who had the hashtag #VoteFordOut2022 – has since protected her tweets.

But the original is contained in one posted by a critic of woke teachers:

The response to my suggestion was swift, even from some TDSB administrators who defended her as a great teacher.

This tutor and volunteer with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) criticized me for “hating teachers” and writing about trustee Mike Ramsay.

Not that I hate teachers.

Ramsay was recently found to have violated the Code of Conduct for allegedly posting news articles of conservative writers including me. 

This teacher really shouldn’t still be in the classroom:

This TDSB teacher tweeted several comments after I suggested that Canadian parents need to start Moms for Liberty chapters to bring transparency to school boards like the WRDSB:

This Grade 1 teacher who operates under the Twitter handle @velvetpage and the name Laggan Vaxxed Still Masked tweeted responses to me for days until she finally blocked me.

Labelling herself as a “Cis Lesbian,” she tweets incessantly, perhaps even during the school day.

She overshared about her women problems and at one point, said her trans kid (they) comes to her class to meet her students and if they do their work, they get to make them drawings:

“Yep. They gently field questions about whether they’re my daughter of my son, they explain theatre concepts before out trip to see a play and everyone is fascinated by the bright pink hair. They’re going to be an awesome teacher.”

There are far too many other such examples.

I believe most teachers just want to do their jobs, and do them well.

Unfortunately, this fringe woke NDP-leaning, Ford-hating element are not doing their students, or colleagues, any service.

And many school boards appear to be in lockstep with this nonsense.

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  • Sue-Ann Levy

    A two-time investigative reporting award winner and nine-time winner of the Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice award for news writer, Sue-Ann Levy made her name for advocating the poor, the homeless, the elderly in long-term care and others without a voice and for fighting against the striking rise in anti-Semitism and the BDS movement across Canada.

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