Sacramento is in an uproar over the Inderkum High School teacher who proudly admitted to politically indoctrinating his students on a recent undercover Project Veritas video.
Gabriel Gipe said that his intention is to radicalize students into supporting Marxist ideas by using the public school system as an avenue to incentivize them to participate in fringe extracurricular events.
“I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries…Scare the f*ck out of them,” Gipe said.
“I post a calendar every week…I’ve had students show up for protests, community events, tabling, food distribution, all sorts of things…When they go, they take pictures, write up a reflection — that’s their extra credit,” he said.
There are photos of China’s Chairman Mao Zedong posters in Gipe’s classroom, as well as an Antifa flag.
Natomas Unified School Superintendent Chris Evans sent a letter (below) to the community Wednesday saying the district will be taking the proper steps to terminate the teacher:
“As of today, this teacher was placed on paid leave because of his actions and choices in the classroom. Natomas Unified will be taking the legally required next steps to place the teacher on unpaid leave and fire the teacher. By taking a day and a half to investigate beyond the video, the district was able to learn more facts essential to the next steps.”
“From the evidence gathered so far, the teacher violated the district’s political action guidelines which are aligned with Board Policy and California Education Code. For example, in addition to inappropriate statements from the video, the teacher posted a sign supporting a personal decision for at least a local political issue, and possibly more.”
“The teacher, using his own money, purchased a series of rubber stamps. These stamps include an inappropriate image of Josef Stalin with an insensitive phrase, as well as other stamps with Fidel Castro, Kim Jong Un and others.”
“From the evidence gathered so far, the teacher violated the district’s political action guidelines which are aligned with Board Policy and California Education Code. For example, in addition to inappropriate statements from the video, the teacher posted a sign supporting a personal decision for at least local political issue, and possibly more. It has also been confirmed that he DID receive the 2020 September Political Action Guideline email and did open it.”
The Globe received a forwarded email sent to the Natomas school superintendent and entire school board from one outraged parent in response to the letter:
“You have allowed a radical to be teaching the children in our community since 2018?!?
Where is the oversight? Do you have any idea who our teachers are?
As parents, how can we have any confidence that the teachers you hire are safe to be around our kids?
Our community is so disgusted at NUSD right now.”
At the intense Natomas Unified School Board meeting Wednesday evening, parents showed up in droves demanding justice for their children, demanding the teacher be fired, and even demanding criminal prosecution.
Video of furious parents at the Natomas school board meeting is available, before the board took a recess during the meeting, came back, took another recess, and then disappeared out the back door before the meeting ended, according to several parents.
It was apparent the school board did not have control over the emotional board meeting.
“I blame the leadership from the top down,” one parent said, “because it’s not an isolated incident.” The same parent said he’d been in his child’s classroom and saw a Planned Parenthood sign in Spanish.
“We are gathered here today because we have teachers who have become’ indoctrinaires’ and not teachers,” Lance Christensen with the California Policy Center said. “One of the challenges I saw tonight is that the teachers union decided not to show up tonight and defend the teacher. The question is ‘how many other teachers and actions have they defended in the past that have not been appropriately dealt with?’ I would encourage all teachers within the sound of my voice to reevaluate their membership in the Natomas teachers Association and California Teachers Association. These two organizations do more harm to the education of our kids than most other organizations in this state.”
He encouraged teachers to leave their labor unions, and directed them to mypaymysay.com to opt out of the labor unions.
He also told the school board he hopes they locate and deal with the other teachers Gipe said are just like him, indoctrinating kids to communism.
Another parent told the board, “this does not begin and end with him… this went on for years. Complaints were filed and nothing was done.” The parent asked for a full investigation to root this out, not just at Inderkum High School, but in the entire district. “Without warning, my daughters Constitutional Law class was changed to a Social Justice class,” he added.
After the meeting Christensen told the Globe: “These teacher unions are cowards. While they didn’t show up to defend the revolutionary teacher in the boardroom, you can be sure they are fighting to preserve his job behind the scenes. Teacher unions have so long intimidated school administrators, covering for incompetent — and in this case — dangerous and predatory teachers. Teachers who support their unions in these circumstances become complicit in the damage. California lawmakers would do well to eliminate teachers unions and let parents and principals collaborate in the kind of instruction their children should receive.”
Teacher Gabriel Gipe told Project Veritas in the original video:
“I have an Antifa flag on my [classroom] wall and a student complained about that — he said it made him feel uncomfortable. Well, this [Antifa flag] is meant to make fascists feel uncomfortable, so if you feel uncomfortable, I don’t really know what to tell you. Maybe you shouldn’t be aligning with the values that this [Antifa flag] is antithetical to.”
When asked about his views on the Chinese Communist Party, Gipe explained how lessons from China’s disastrous Cultural Revolution could be applied in the United States.
“You need a two-pronged system, which is exactly what Huey Newton and Fred Hampton [Black Panther Party] understood. You need propaganda of the deed — your economics — and cultural propaganda as well. You need to retrain the way people think. So, the Cultural Revolution in the 60s was fixing the problem that came about after the economic one,” he said.