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S.E.E.D. Report

December 29, 2004

Anti-American, pro-gay bias in teacher training curriculum

Barb Anderson of the Minnesota Family Council has produced a powerful document that reveals indoctrination in teacher training curriculum toward a radical agenda. Called, S.E.E.D Report:Informing Citizens of the Anti-American, Pro-gay Bias of Diversity Training, this curriculum is used all over the country. Parents and citizens of all kinds need to review this material carefully.

A FEW EXCERPTS:

This paper presents the first-hand account of Barb Anderson’s experience in SEED, a diversity teacher-training program, as taught in Anoka Hennepin School District #11 in Andover, Minnesota for the school year 2003 – 2004. The purpose of this paper is to inform citizens of the anti-American, pro-homosexual bias in SEED classes, and to suggest the need for serious investigation and official review of SEED. This paper also raises the question of the possible misuse of federal integration/desegregation funds via school district diversity departments. The Minnesota Statutes 2003 Chapter 124D.86 states that integration revenue “must be used…for students to have increased interracial contacts through classroom experiences, staff initiatives, and other educationally related programs.” This statute is not a mandate for homosexual advocacy.

WHAT IS SEED?

SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. It is a nation-wide, K–12 diversity teacher-training program in public and private schools. Under the umbrella of multiculturalism and diversity, SEED teaches cultural egalitarianism and the acceptance of homosexuality as a sexual minority. While primarily a teacher-training program, SEED also operates on the student level (in some school districts) holding monthly meetings for 7th and 8th grade students. Students in the 5th and 6th grade meet weekly in diversity groups called GLOW – Growing Leaders of Our World.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF SEED?

SEED states that their goal is to bring about social change through education by “making school curricula more gender-fair and multiculturally equitable in all subject areas.” This phraseology is a euphemism employed by SEED for viewing all cultures as equal and making gays and lesbians visible in all curriculum subjects.

INTRODUCTION

In the fall of 2003 I registered for SEED I in Minnesota in Anoka Hennepin School District #11. In an August 26, 2003 e-mail sent to all District #11 staff, the SEED classes were described as an opportunity “to open your mind to different ways of thinking about your world!” The classes were said to be “life changing” and an opportunity for “personal and curricular change.” As a former Spanish teacher, I was interested in taking SEED because it was billed as a cultural and diversity-training program that would give participants “a variety of opportunities to learn about cultures other than their own and to share their own unique experiences.” I found SEED to be less about studying other cultures and more about learning a politically correct view of responding to (both real and imagined) oppression.