Everett Public Schools has partnered with Bill De La Cruz (https://delacruzsolutions.com) to push the narrative that education was built by white people for white people and is still racist. We have been explicitly told this in professional development trainings, which he has led at the district and school levels. We now have 'land acknowledgments' provided at Board meetings and select trainings, acknowledging we are on Native American land that we stole from them. Today we received our monthly Board Notes noting the minutes and details from the most recent Board meeting. There is new policy being proposed and implemented, not because it's required but because it is a huge district focus. It's all racism all the time.
Submitted: Apr 21, 2021