I have been accused of:
Approving the teaching of
Critical Race Theory
What is Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
Critical race theory (CRT) originated as a field of legal study in the 1970s, and has traditionally been the domain of graduate and legal study.
From Education Week:
"Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies. A good example is when, in the 1930s, government officials literally drew lines around areas deemed poor financial risks, often explicitly due to the racial composition of inhabitants. Banks subsequently refused to offer mortgages to Black people in those areas."
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is NOT in the curriculum of any course in MTSD. Furthermore, no one is proposing MTSD add CRT into the curriculum of any course.
Our district teaches through inquiry, inspiring students how to think critically, not what to think. Administrators, specialists, and teachers work to implement effective, relevant, and best practices in the classroom while ensuring that educational practice is not directed by ideological and political concerns.
Each student, every time, empowered to succeed.
Together, we ignite each student’s passion for learning, preparing for a life of infinite possibilities.
I, as well as other board members and the district administration, insist that every student in our schools gets what they need in order to be successful in school and beyond. It is our responsibility to create a learning environment where all students experience rigorous curriculum and lessons that challenge them to reach their full potential. Regardless of a student's background, beliefs, culture, or identity, every single student has an equal right to a high quality educational experienced, becoming academically proficient in all content areas.
To do so, we rely on the practice of educational equity: the intentional allocation of resources, instruction and opportunities to meet the specific identified needs of students. Meeting children’s diverse needs is manifested by a wide range of instructional programs, practices and staff including math and reading specialists, social-emotional coaches, occupational therapists, special education services, summer boost programming, AVID, and more.
Surely, every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other adult in a child's life, wants their child's learning needs met. That is exactly what we do and are committed to doing.
On the district website you may access FAQ's regarding CRT and educational equity:
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