California Couple Quit Teaching Jobs Due to “Woke Lies” and Start Anti-Woke Christian School in Florida

By: Ben Campbell | Published: Apr 30, 2024

A couple from California who worked as teachers for many years in the Golden State decided to quit their jobs in 2021 after coming to the conclusion that public schools were indoctrinating children, not educating them.

This led the pair to open an Anti-Woke Christian school that aimed to revolt against what they refer to as the extreme left-leaning propaganda being promoted at public schools.

Californian Teachers Quit Their Job

Kali and Joshua Fontanilla spent many years teaching English to middle and high-school children in the Salinas district of California before a major epiphany led them to rethink their future.

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Just one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, the pair dedicated to leaving the public school amidst rising concerns of far-left reaching ideologies they believed were corrupting the minds of their students, per The Washington Post.

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Kali and Joshua Called BLM Support Hateful

Kali, who is mixed-race alongside her husband, Joshua, of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, admitted they were unhappy with the closure of schools during the pandemic and how colleagues strongly embraced the Black Lives Matter movement, which they believed was “false and hateful.”

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However, what most frustrated the couple was their school’s history lessons, which paint America as systematically racist, an idea they are both against.

Kali Submits Letter to School Board

In the summer of 2021, Kali wrote a letter and sent it to the school board, which read, “If the district continues to move forward with all these divisive teachings, it will only harden the hearts of many of our students.”

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“I have decided to resign from the district, which is the only reason I feel brave enough to speak out without fear of repercussions.”

The Californian Couple Found a Christian School

Not long after quitting their jobs, the couple decided to move to Florida in an attempt to fulfill their mission of founding a Christian school.

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So, in an attempt to push back against “indoctrination, not education,” they founded the Exodus Institute, an online Christian school.

A Haven For People

According to Kali and Joshua, they chose Florida as they believed Rob DeSantis’ state was a safe haven for people who shared similar beliefs to them.

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Since the founding of their school over three years ago, it has grown to over 200 students, partly thanks to her strong social media presence.

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Unmasking the Woke Lies

One program offered by Kali and Joshua at their online school is called the Young Patriots Academy.

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According to the Exodus Institute’s website, this is aimed at “unmasking the ‘woke’ lies taught at most public schools.”

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Kali Attempts to Teach Young Amercians About the History of Quakers

During one virtual class reported by The Washington Post, Kali taught her students about the Quakers and how white members of this religious group attempted to revolt against slavery.

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“Whenever you learn history,” she said, “it’s important to learn the full context of it.”

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Quakers Risked Prison Time

Around 30 minutes into the lesson on the Quakers, Kali told her students that many members of the religious group risked going to prison to help those trying to flee enslavement.

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Kali attempts to make the point that throughout the entirety of American history, there were good people and bad people. However, by only focusing on the negative, as she claims most public schools do, she believes teachers are misleading the students.

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Two Sides of American History

“There are certain people that are saying, ‘Oh, White people owe Black people for slavery,’” Kali said.

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“But what about the White people who were descendants of the Quakers, who actually had a lot of negative consequences that happened to them for helping free the slaves?”

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Not Everyone Agrees With Kali’s Teachings

While Kali’s Instagram account has grown to over 330,000 followers, not everyone agrees with her teachings. She has received hundreds of critical messages from users who claim she is the one indoctrinating students.

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“RACIST, ONE SIDED, WHITEWASHED OPINION,” wrote one Instagram user, just above someone else who declared: “No one [is] impressed by the trash you are trying to sell,” per The Washington Post.

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Californian Couple Continues to Run Christian School

Kali and Joshua, who are completely unfazed by the negative comments they have received from critics, continue to fulfill their dream of running an online Christian school in Florida.

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In a recent Instagram post, they wrote, “Welcome to Exodus Institute, a pro-America online school for parents who are tired of the failing/leftist brainwashing public educational system.”

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