Teacher kicked out after blasting $57k-a-year Manhattan school for woke ‘indoctrination’ and ‘demonizing white pupils’

A TEACHER who blasted his $57,000-a-year private school for "indoctrinating" students with its woke curriculum has been booted from the classroom for the rest of the year.

Paul Rossi, who taught math at Grace Church School in New York City, claimed the "antiracism" training was "deeply harmful" and "demonizing white pupils".

In an essay, Rossi also said the school "induces students via shame and sophistry to identify primarily with their race before their individual identities are fully formed".

And he "raised questions about this ideology" during a "mandatory, whites-only student and faculty Zoom meeting".

But he claims he was accused of creating "dissonance for vulnerable and unformed thinkers", "neurological disturbance" and even "harassment".

School spokesman Topher Nichols said Rossi has been barred from teaching for the year after several students came forward to say they were uncomfortable by his presence.

He added that Rossi had declined to renew his contract for next year, but will remain a staff member for the remainder of this term and be offered a spot on a new task force that will examine school practices.

But on Monday, Rossi wrote an email to headteacher George Davison.

He wrote: "In support of those who will inevitably be scared into silence by seeing the price I am now paying for speaking up, I am compelled to share what you have told me in previous conversations."

He accused the head of saying the school was "demonizing white people for being born".

The teacher also said the Grace boss had told him he had "grave doubts about some of the doctrinaire stuff that gets spouted at us in the name of antiracism".

He added: "While I cannot know for certain, I suspect that the reason you have not shared these concerns with the broader Grace community is because you know exactly what happens to people who do.

"It is what is happening to me right now."

Davison denied the claims and said in response to Rossi: "We disagree and that will remain.

"You misquoted me and attributed to me things that I had never said nor would ever say in the press.

"Your actions were unprofessional and I still defended your right to have a point of view.

"I will not in an email get into a point by point rebuttal because I know that you are not trustworthy given your past performance."


A former parent at the school, who identified himself as C Bell, claimed pupils spend a week every month learning Critical Race Theory.

They commented on Rossi's essay: "I'm a former parent. My son had Paul Rossi. Sadly, Mr. Rossi's account is not hyperbole. 

"One week out of the month is now fully devoted to CRT (not academics). 

"Grace was in the news earlier this year as well for it's language guide, which suggested (among other things) that students and teachers say folks or parents or family and not specifically mom and dad because not all kids have mom and dads and such a person might be offended if you ask about their mom and dad. 

"The goal of education cannot be to eliminate all possibility of offense."

The parent referred to a glossary given to students instructing them not to use the words "mom and dad" or wish someone a Merry Christmas.

The 12-page document included the correct terminology and other "inclusive language" to use in referring to someone like their parents or guardians.

Reverend Robert M. Pennoyer II, the school's assistant head, said the guide was intended "to promote a sense of belonging for all of our students".


There is also a page on the school's website dedicated to antiracism, with details of upcoming events and classes for both pupils and parents.

One is a Zoom meeting listed is for "parents of diverse cultural backgrounds".

It follows Candace Owens' calls for parents to SUE woke schools who cancel conservative views.

The political pundit accused teachers of "systematic bullying" and "ruining kids' lives" – and called on moms and dads to take immediate action.

Speaking to Fox News, Owens said: "Parents have to start speaking out, not just speaking out, but suing.

"You have to start suing the schools because they're ruining the lives of young children."

The comments follow several incidents of parents complaining that their children were being "brainwashed" by "woke" educators.

A dad decided to pull his daughter from a $54k-a-year private school in New York City as he believes it "brainwashes students with cancel culture agenda".

In a 1,700-word letter, Andrew Gutmann announced he had chosen not to re-enrol his daughter as he slammed Brearley School's "cowardly and appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob".

He also blasted the school's "critical race theory", saying it is "advocating the abhorrent viewpoint that Blacks should forever be regarded as helpless victims".

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