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Indiana admin who says critical race theory is taught in schools put on leave

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An Indiana faculty administrator who went viral for explaining how critical race theory is covertly taught in schools — like “social snake oil schemes” — says he’s now been positioned on leave, had his e-mail entry minimize and is banned from getting into faculty buildings.

Tony Kinnett, who works as a science coordinator for the Indianapolis Public Schools, posted a video on Twitter earlier this month accusing the varsity system of mendacity about CRT being taught in its schools.

In the clip, which has now been considered greater than 500,000 occasions, he claims faculty directors use “misdirection” to throw off involved dad and mom.

Kinnett instructed The Post Thursday that he has been on leave with pay since he posted the video on Nov. 4.

He stated HR had warned him twice since then that he must “part ways” with the district if he continued to behave as a “whistleblower,” and that workers have “clinical anxiety” working with him in the wake of his criticism.

Since the viral exposé, Kinnett has continued to criticize the district on Twitter and launch “inside look” data as a result of he claims the varsity district isn’t being “transparent.”

The administrator additionally stated his entry to his work e-mail, Google Drive and calendars had been minimize off with out warning on Wednesday — and he’s been banned from getting into any faculty district buildings.

Kinnett stated all the knowledge he has launched was situated on a public server, and he has denied releasing any personal knowledge.

Prior to his entry being minimize off, Kinnett stated he’d downloaded “racist documents and videos” from the server — and indicated he was going to launch them sooner or later.

He instructed The Post that the district ought to come clear on whether or not they stand behind workers “racial gaslighting.”

Andria Derio (cq) sits in the gallery before the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution to ban teaching critical race theory in schools
Tony Kinnett accused the varsity district of mendacity about CRT being taught in its schools.
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“Parents have a right to know the district’s approach to curriculum and pedagogy, so they might make the best decision in where to send their kids,” he stated.

Indianapolis Public Schools didn’t instantly reply to The Post’s request for remark.

In his viral video, which has additionally been shared greater than 6,400 occasions and appreciated 13,000 occasions, Kinnett described how had personally witnessed CRT being taught in school rooms — regardless that the district had instructed dad and mom it doesn’t.

An even mix of proponents and opponents to teaching Critical Race Theory are in attendance as the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution to ban it from being taught in schools.
Kinnett has continued his criticism of the schools’ curriculum on Twitter.
Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times by way of Getty Images

“When we tell you that schools aren’t teaching critical race theory… that’s misdirection,” he stated in the video.

“We don’t have the quotes and theories in state requirements per se… We do have CRT in how we train. We inform our lecturers to deal with our college students in another way primarily based on colour.

He added: “We tell our students that every problem is a result of white men. And that everything western civilization built is racist. That capitalism is a tool of white supremacy. This is in math, history, science, the arts and it’s not slowing down.”

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