‘SEL’ Wh-a-a-t? Parents Need to Know About Harmful Effects of Social Emotional Learning

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Surge Summary: ‘Social Emotional Learning’ is the latest fad in professional public school education circles. It crosses all kinds of boundaries and parents need to be informed about it … and alarmed!

Mission America alert


Have you wondered about this nebulous school framework called “social emotional learning”? It’s often not a separate program or lesson, but can show up in any subject area, in homeroom surveys and in a wealth of other intrusive ways.

Do you want schools to become the de facto parents and psychologists for your children, gathering detailed information (and judgments) that follow them throughout their school lives?

Do you want a ready-made vehicle for radical re-shaping of your child’s moral views, political views, and faith?

This is how SEL works. Parents need to become informed and watch for it in your schools. It’s often justified by behavioral problems, lowering stress, etc. but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Protect Ohio Children has published a great flyer called the “Harmful Elements of Social Emotional Learning.” You can access that flyer by going HERE.

[Below: An excerpt from the flyer:]

  • Substantive content of SEL programs and resources intrudes on personal and family privacy, making children vulnerable to psychological manipulation.
  • Teachers conduct assessments of children’s emotional and social development, a task for which they are not trained or qualified, using assessment tools unsupported by underlying research.
  • SEL assessments are included in children’s permanent school records, with …

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