An administrator at a Manhattan private school has been recorded admitting that she sneaks her liberal political “agenda” into the classroom.
Jennifer Norris, Director of Student Activities at the Trinity School on the Upper East Side, told conservative outlet Project Veritas that she tries to “disrupt” wherever she can.
She also noted that she and other teachers have been “sneaking” their activism into classrooms.
“There’s always groups of teachers who want to do these [activist] things but the administration just wouldn’t let us,” Norris said. “So we’ve been just sneaking things in [through] the cracks.”
Norris explained that she has the opportunity to bring in guest speakers twice a week and that she told her boss she would be “100% Democratic” with students.
When asked if she would ever invite a Republican on campus, Norris said “I won’t.”
“I’m in charge as far as they [the administration] are concerned. So, if they want to do that [bring Republican speakers], then somebody else has to do it. Because — not on my watch, I guess,” she added.
In another part of the recording, Norris said she has issues with many white male students on campus.
“Unfortunately, it’s the white boys who feel very entitled to express their opposite opinions and just push back,” she said.
“There’s a huge contingent of them that are just horrible. And you’re like, ‘Are you always going to be horrible, or are you just going to be horrible right now?’” Norris added.
Continuing her comments, Norris said “I think they need to go. I think they’re really awful people. That’s kind of what I’m afraid of with my white students that are rich. I’m like — do you ever have to deal with this? They’re so protected by capitalism. It makes me sad.”
It is not clear where the video was taken, but the date on the clip indicates it was taken in June.
Project Veritas has recently launched its Education Series to expose “The Secret Curriculum that is indoctrinating your children.”
Norris has reportedly been placed on paid leave, and the Trinity School announced in a Friday letter to students and parents that an investigation will be launched into her comments.
In the letter, school officials said they found it “deeply disturbing” that Norris was recorded “without her knowledge or permission by someone who misrepresented himself.”
The school noted that “the sentiments expressed in the video do not reflect the mission or values” of Trinity.
“The School is retaining outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. Ms. Norris will be placed on paid leave while this investigation is underway,” said John Allman, Head of School and David Perez, President of the Board of Trustees.
“As part of this process, in conjunction with the work of our outside advisors, we will also review school protocols and practices that are in place to ensure that we are living up to our determination to build a more inclusive community,” they added.
The school said they will “communicate further with our community” when the investigation is completed.
Project Veritas posted a similar video earlier this week about an elementary school assistant principal in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Cos Cob Elementary assistant principal Jeremy Boland admitted that he regularly rejects applicants who are conservative or catholic as he oversees the hiring of faculty.