Flagged Curriculum (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

Reading "Charlie" to PreK-5 grade students

The school system is also promoting Pride week. One of the events is reading "Calvin" to PreK-5 grade students. The book's description according to Google is "In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and …

Handing out candy, free food recommended to recruit students to LGBTQ+ Clubs

Each HCPSS school has one or more staff members designated as Rainbow Representatives. Their duties include sponsoring Gender Sexual Alliance clubs during school hours or after school hours. Training materials for Rainbow Representatives link to a GLSEN document that recommends handing out candy to recruit students and states that "Free …

Rainbow Ribbon Certification: LGBTQ+ Books, events, etc to earn BOE recognition

HCPSS School Rainbow Representatives received this training including how to certify their school as a Rainbow Ribbon School There is a clear push to indoctrinate all students, regardless of personal, family, or religious beliefs into their LBGTQ+ agenda and to do so behind parents' backs. The Howard County Board of …

HCPSS Pride Group Receives $30k for Social Emotional Learning

What what does the school district mean when they say "social emotional learning"? HCPSS Pride received a $30k grant for district-wide support for Social Emotional Learning including Rainbow Representatives and SAGA/GSA sponsors What is a GSA? A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA), Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) or Sexuality …

CRT slide: If you don't focus on race, you are perpetuating white supremacy

A slide shown as part of an HCPSS English class unit on freedom is classic CRT (Critical Race Theory). It defines the terms "identity," "culture," "race," and "bias." A note at the bottom of the slide emphasizes that students must NOT treat others as fellow human beings but instead as …

"Race to Be Human" School-wide race-focused program at Centennial HS 2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 school year, Centennial High School is planning a school-wide race-focused emphasis, using the "Race to be Human" program. There are few details available online about this program but there is a documentary by the same name, where the filmmaker Scilla Andreen asks 50 students "When did you …

Critical Race Theory Videos in Middle School English Class

These two videos were shown in middle school English class as a regular part of class instruction 1. Legos and the 4 I's of Oppression Oppression is the big theme of Critical Race Theory. "Ideological oppression leads to institutional oppression which leads to interpersonal oppression which leads to internalized oppression" …

Elementary School Rainbow Representatives: Adults kids are supposed to tell secrets about gender/sex to

Starting in pre-k, the school teaches kids gender identity ideology and sexual orientation. If they are successful in getting kids to doubt their gender, the kids are supposed to talk to the school's Rainbow Representative--an adult who will affirm the student's gender identity and promises not to tell anyone, including …

Howard Hughes Corporation: Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship

The Howard Hughes Corporation, the one that brags that their business model is to own and control counties, is offering a Nikole Hannah-Jones Scholarship. This is the same Corporation that employs an astounding 11 lobbyists in Howard County and does things like push for strategic busing to maximize corporation profits. …

Schools want to channel kids' fears

"Racial justice: In the midst of the pandemic, racist violence in the United States made headlines across the globe... for months, people have protesting against racism and racial violence.... What are your fears right now and how can we help channel that in a positive way?" --9th grade homeroom, 10/05/2020, …

Howard moves to reject "white, middle-class norms"

Draft policy says an "equity lens" means "comparable academic and enrichment programs" regardless of "perceived academic ability," characterizes large part of county as "oppressed peoples," and says "systemic racism" among its own staff is responsible for academic "outcomes" of students. In public comment on related bill, 97% of comments were …

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