The elite, $40,000-a-year Chicago school that was recently revealed to have students as young as 14 discussing sex toys also has ‘affinity groups’ that ban white children from attending.
Francis W. Parker School has come under fire after Dean Joseph Bruno, 41, told an undercover reporter from the conservative news website Project Veritas that the school aims to teach students at the Francis W. Parker School all about queer sexual intercourse.
There’s more to the ‘progressive’ school’s activities, including the affinity groups for children as young as four.
The school’s website says: ‘Affinity groups are spaces for students with similar identities to come together in an adult facilitated space to discuss their experiences and explore their identities… this is one space for children to see themselves and their experiences reflected in their peers.’
Children from pre-school onwards can attend the groups, however, white students are not welcome.
The elite Chicago school that was recently revealed to have students as young as 14 discussing sex toys also has ‘affinity groups’ that ban white children from attending by Dean Joseph Bruno (pictured) has ‘affinity groups’ that ban white children from attending
The upscale Chicago school costs roughly $40,000 a year per student
The site itself announces: ‘SOCA is open to all students in grades JK–5th Grade who self-identify as a student of color and who are interested in participating.’
When it comes to white students – or as the site puts it, ‘students who identify as white’ – they say: ‘SOCA groups are only open to students of color, through direct, intentional programming within the curriculum in the Lower and Intermediate Schools, all students have the opportunity to consider their own racial identity and how it plays into their greater sense of self.’
They add: ‘While white identity development is absolutely important to a child’s development, we know there are a number of factors in the racial identity development process of young children of color that can benefit from direct programming in a way that differs from that of white students.’
Parents Defending Education President Nicki Neily told Fox News in a statement that the school was ‘segregating students by race’ and ‘immoral.’
She said: ‘Rather than teaching small, innocent children to be kind to all people, authority figures who these and their parents trust are instead teaching students to view all human interaction through the lens of skin color. Administrators at Francis Parker should be ashamed of themselves – and families should make their displeasure known so that this programming may end.’
It comes after Bruno was caught on camera by Project Veritas describing the school’s sex education curriculum.
‘During Pride — we do a Pride Week every year – I had like our LGBTQ+ Health Center come in. They were passing around butt-plugs and dildos to my students — talking about queer sex, using lube versus using spit,’ Bruno says.
He also disclosed that a drag queen had been invited into the classroom, who took photos with the children and handed out cookies.
The video, shared to Project Veritas’ Twitter account, which has one million followers, has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.
During the conversation, Bruno, who has been dean of students for four years according to the video, describes just how up close and personal the students get with the objects.
‘The kids are just playing with ’em, looking at ’em… They’re like, ‘How does this butt-plug work? How do we do – like, how does this work?’ That’s a really cool part of my job,’ he says.
When the man filming asks if everyone is ‘cool’ with that and if he has received any complaints, Bruno simply responds no.
And when the Project Veritas reporter goes on to ask if parents – who pay fees of $40,000 to send their children to the school – might be worried if they found out, he says: ‘No, it’s queer sex.’
The man also mentions that during Pride Week, the school invited guests, including drag queen Alexis Bevins, to ‘hang out’ with the students.
According to school officials who spoke with DailyMail.com, the video was taken without Bruno’s approval and edited with ‘malicious intent’
Bruno says students, aged 14 to 18, are able to get up close with objects such as butt plugs and dildos while discussing queer sex, and are allowed to ask questions about how things work
‘We had a drag queen come in, pass out cookies and brownies and do photos,’ Bruno says.
The Project Veritas member follows up by saying: ‘You have so much freedom, so much wiggle room – to which Bruno responds: ‘So much freedom. So much money to do stuff.’
When asked if the trustees were okay with it, Bruno claimed he hadn’t told other school administrators about the sexual objects being shown to the students.
‘They don’t know,’ Bruno states.
Bruno, seen here in his headshot on the school’s website, monitors students at the school’s upper level, which equates to high school
Project Veritas shared this message, along with the video of Bruno, to its Twitter account
‘I wouldn’t even like run it by them. Like, why would I run it by them? They would be like, “Oh my God, that’s wonderful,”‘ he continues.
In a statement, Francis W. Parker officials told DailyMail.com they are committed to providing high school students with a comprehensive and ‘LGBTQ+ affirming’ education.
‘Parker administrators and Parker’s Board of Trustees support Parker’s programming, the strength and inclusivity of our curriculum, and the dedicated and talented faculty and staff that teach it,’ officials said in a statement to DailyMail.com
‘Francis W. Parker cares deeply about the health, well-being, and development of our students. Programs designed to help cultivate physical and emotional well-being as well as a strong sense of belonging are central to our mission,’ said a school official.
They continued, stating that Project Veritas had tricked Bruno into speaking.
Officials said Bruno believed he was describing the school’s approach to sex education with another educator.
‘Last week – at an industry conference – one of our employees was targeted by a member of Project Veritas and misled to believe he was conversing with another conference attendee over a coffee,’ the official said.
Bruno is the dean of the upper level at the Francis W Parker school in Chicago, Illinois
Parents of students at the upper school level pay nearly $40,000 per child, according to the school’s website
‘He was filmed without his knowledge or permission while describing one example of our inclusive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and comprehensive approach to sex education. Veritas deceptively edited the video with malicious intent.
‘Parker administrators and Parker’s Board of Trustees support Parker’s programming, the strength and inclusivity of our curriculum, and the dedicated and talented faculty and staff that teach it,’ the official added.