State-wide Materials (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

Illinois

State board proposes rule requiring teachers to train students to be activists

ISBE, the Illinois State Board of Education, has proposed a rule for Illinois schools titled “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards.” Culturally responsive teachers will “[u]nderstand and value the notion that multiple lived experiences exist, that there is not one ‘correct’ way of doing or understanding something, and that what is seen as ‘correct’ is most often based on our lived experiences.” "Leveraging Student Activism” is an entire section in …

Illinois

LGBT History mandatory statewide

"No pupils shall be graduated from the eighth grade of any public school unless he or she has received such instruction"

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District-level Materials

Northbrook School District 28

Social Emotional Learning used to teach about Systemic Inequity, Oppression, and Privilege

In Northbrook School District 28, Meadowbrook ES, Fifth Grade Teacher, Jess Lifshitz, (@Jess5th) posted this on her Twitter account on March 23, 2021. "Our SEL lessons are now focused on systems and how they oppress & privilege. I wrote & illustrated (barely) this story/lesson to help my students understand how past systemic injustice impacts the present. I'd like to read it to a few adults as well." The story she …

Hinsdale Township High School District 86

Dismantling of STEM in favor of 'equitable outcomes'

Teachers have to go through 2-day trainings about white privilege. Administration dismantling STEM curriculum in the top 100 Illinois high schools in the name of "equal outcomes" for all students, and promises more "difficult" conversations. https://www.thehinsdalean.com/story/2020/11/12/news/d86-moves-ahead-on-academic-equity/2267.html “One of the charges of (the learning leadership team) is to make sure that we have an equitable learning environment for all students in the district with equitable outcomes,” he said. “This means that …

River Trails School District 26

Equity 101

"The presenter Ivette Dubiel called for all educators to be “social warriors and to stand up and demand social justice for others who have been oppressed.” She told the 200 plus educators that the “public sector is not negotiable” For reform. “Social justice work needs to disrupt all systems, educations, business, housing...”"

Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125

Stevenson puts QR codes around school building allowing them to report their teachers for racism

Just want to put us on the radar with the email we got from the administration at the beginning of the year. July 30, 2020 Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, At Stevenson High School, we are committed and determined to take bold action to support students that have been historically marginalized, muted, and mistreated; it is without equivocation that we must enhance our efforts to live by an anti-racist promise …

Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Policy 7:.2 to 'disrupt... white supremacy in our schools'

Policy 7:. 2: Ensuring Racial and Educational Equity: “District 97 seeks to disrupt societal and historical inequities arising from institutional racism and white supremacy in our schools and eliminate disparities based on student status so that all our students will benefit and reach their potential.” We believe that that education is the most valuable tool to dismantle racism and create a more equitable society. To that end, during the 2020-21 …

Barrington Community Unit School District 220

Systemic Racism and Teaching to Black/White Students Differently

"Training for teaching staff on a supposed e-learning training day. Racially biased material that encourages teachers to teach different ly to black and white students. The Charlotte Danielson framework for teacher evaluations has been adopted by many school districts. it is a very fair evaluation. It really holds teachers accountable. However, The priorities specified in the language used in this document are completely inappropriate. Of Course teachers should be sensitive …

Evanston Township High School District 202

Evanston aims to bring black students to school, with whites in distance learning

Evanston schools would give students from marginalized groups first priority for seats for in-person learning and all other students would be taught remotely. Its response to parents who objected: “You are part of a continuum of resistance to equity and desire to maintain white supremacy.” "He is considering dropping a national math test in 6th grade to determine which students are placed in advanced math classes. Currently, most of those …

Chicago Public School District 299

Sullivan High School - Reclaiming and Reshaping the Idea of America and its Founding

"After reading the Declaration of Independence and “The Idea of America by @nhannahjones, @SullivanTigers students used erasure poetry and acrostics to reclaim and reshape the idea of America and its founding. @pulitzercenter"