State Equity and Diversity Training(which many refer to as Critical Race Theory) Releases most districts from the need to have student learning and equal opportunity as their primary focus…
Some fear the divisions created could make it less safe in the public school system.
In Several releases from the Washington State School Directors and the Washington Adminstrators Association there is considerable training on how to manage the use of what some call Critical Race Theory in education.
- In a 4 page document called “Equity in a Divided Community” located here… The school system speaks about their views of the difference between Critical Race Theory and “Equity”.
- In a 2 page document called “ESSB 5044 Fact Sheet” they speak about the actual bill passed by the legislature and ask questions and give answers to what the bill calls for and actions to fulfill the requirements.
- In a 13 Page slide show the Education Representatives talk about “equity/in a divided community” with such talking points as “Educational equity & use of the term ‘critical race theory’” and “leading in divisive times- Talking Points for community conversations about equity”; this is the hi point document for those arguing for the division of the education experience in Washington State.
- In a 5 page document the theme of Equity/In a divided Community is continued with “Leadership Tips and Talking Points.
After researching all of these documents there is little if any conversation about equality; nor of student learning or student safety in the Washington State School System.
Many parents in Whatcom County have voiced concerns about the coming school years concerning communication, transparency and accountability in their school district for their childern’s education .
Here is the link to the Meridian Parent Group Letter
Here is the link to the Bellingham Open letter to the School District
Washington Policy Center has reported that the Chehlais school district has passed a resolution that states in part
We will not teach Chehalis students that people, due to their race or background are inherently good or bad, guilty or innocent, more or less capable than others.”
Read the rest of the article here.
We residents of Washington state have much to be concerned about, as life and it’s certainties and securities that we have long appreciated, are being whittled away before our very eyes. Our children are being grossly short changed in their education, being force fed issues that have no place in their young lives, issues which are far better dealt with within the confines of the family at the appropriate time in their lives. Everything we cherish is being dragged through the mud. I weep for the ignorance that is destroying public safety and its servants. Those perpetrating this policy will be slaves of their own making before long. I foresee a public uprising as taxation becomes more and more oppressive without producing any tangible benefits other than for those with their hands out.