Sun Prairie High School teacher’s Facebook post sparks controversy
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — A Sun Prairie High School teacher took to Facebook to voice how they felt about being forced into a Black Lives Matter presentation.
Some parents are saying the teacher missed the point of the presentation.
“The presentation was about empathy, loving engagement and unintentional bias,” said Dan Hawk, who has two kids at SPHS.
Hawk said his kids “enjoyed it. They learned from it. They thought it was good. They didn’t think there was anything wrong with it.”
We reached out to the teacher and school district, but neither is providing comment. Hawk said what the teacher posted was insensitive.
“It’s wrong to have to bring up all lives matter, blue lives matter when the focus is on black lives right now,” Hawk said. “Not to say that anything else doesn’t matter, but right now we are talking about this.”
Hawk said he shared the teacher’s post on Facebook to start a conversation.
“It doesn’t show empathy,” Hawk said. “The same things they were talking about and supposed to be teaching about at that moment were the same things she disregarded.”
While the post is stirring up controversy online, Hawk said he didn’t share the post to get this teacher in trouble, but to ignite change and use this as a learning opportunity.
“We need to have teachers maybe spend a little more time getting some empathy training,” Hawk said.
A Sun Prairie High School teacher posted this on Facebook voicing their concerns over being “forced” to promote #BlackLivesMatter.
— Jamie Perez (@JamiePerezTV) February 15, 2019
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