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Virginia Public School Students Made To Play ‘Identify Your Privilege' Bingo   

Added 01-20-22 03:20:04pm EST - “Virginia's largest school district is on the defensive after it was caught forcing children to participate in a game of "privilege bingo" that singled out kids for characteristics involving their race and family life.” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Virginia Public School Students Made To Play 'Identify Your Privilege' Bingo    - Washington Free Beacon”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Virginia's largest school district is on the defensive after it was caught forcing children to participate in a game of "privilege bingo" that singled out kids for characteristics involving their race and family life.

Students at Fairfax County's Oakton High School were asked to self-identify their privilege for an exercise that the district says "was intended to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences while building their critical thinking skills." The bingo card contained squares based on race, identity, socioeconomic status, and family life and included categories such as "white," "military kid," "parents are married," "mentally healthy," "cisgender," "have your own bedroom," "Christian," and "able-bodied."

This is over the top – time for FCPS to get away from identity politics and back to teaching our kids. pic.twitter.com/WtB2DLuhgH

The district initially defended the lesson plan. Assistant Superintendent Douglas A. Tyson said that the card came from an approved Fairfax County Public Schools English curriculum lesson and was "an adept vehicle to push student thinking to challenge [an] author's thoughts/conclusions and to sharpen their ability to critically read selected texts."

After backlash from military families who viewed the lesson as a baseless attack, the district backtracked and said the activity would be "revised."

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