Schools advised to reject 'systemic familialism'

Schools advised to reject 'systemic familialism'

Schools advised to reject 'systemic familialism'

A consulting group in Michigan is telling a school district that strong families are responsible for prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination among students.

Farmington Public Schools in Greater Detroit reportedly hired US2 Consulting -- self-described social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion consultants -- to perform an educational equity audit to assess pedagogy, curriculum, policies, and procedures.

Its audit of Farmington schools recommends reprogramming teachers to resist the U.S. government's definition of family, which it calls "systemic familialism." US2's website describes that as "prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination on the basis or assumption of family structure."

In other words, intact, two-parent families are bad for students.

Eileen McNeil of Citizens for Traditional Values (CTV) says the left is finally being up-front about how it views the family.

"Most parents, as they're doing their very best to bring up children in a solid, stable home, would be aghast at what this consultant might describe as privilege," McNeil submits.

Michigan Capitol Confidential notes that one of the company's memes on Facebook also takes a shot at Christianity, saying it is responsible for "colonizing" much of the world.

McNeil, Eileen (CTV) McNeil

"Christianity was one justification that European powers used to colonize and exploit Africa," the consulting firm states. "To many European nations, Christianity represented western civilization and the basis for Anglo-Saxon morality. Christianity served as a major force in the partition and eventual colonization of Africa."

McNeil submits, though, that making children feel victimized all the time is what actually hurts their mental health.

"That creates insecurity," she asserts. "That's why you're seeing this incredibly rising number of depression and anxiety and mental illness. We've never had this level before."

If parents must leave their children in what she calls the toxic environment of public schools, then McNeil contends they must engage and fight for their kids.

"As parents dig in, and that is going to require time, they need to be at the school board meetings," she says. "They need to question the superintendents or the principles if they come across a policy that does not align with their values."

US2 Consulting received $75,000 for its services at Farmington Public Schools.