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

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District-level Materials

Falmouth

CRT (aka equity and antiracism) training in Falmouth Schools

From the interim director of learning’s most recent school report on 8/16/21 ( see attached PDF highlights): an equity workshop was held this summer (2021) with Falmouth school staff/teachers was led by an equity consultant, Marceline Dubos. This is the first indication of “equity” training in Falmouth. Marceline Dubos consults school systems about anti-racism and educational equity leadership development and strategic planning, “working with districts to improve systems for creating …

Westbrook

Westbrook hires Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium to conduct equity audit.

Here is a link for an article in the local paper Additionally, the district just completed gender identity training and encourages staff to reintroduce themselves to student using their preferred pronouns.

Regional School Unit 21

LGBTQ+ assignment French class.

Kennebunk High School 10th grade French Class Assignment: "Bisexuals are often left out of many discussions involving LGBTQ+ issues. Why do you think that is the case and how would you advocate for bisexual rights today?" What does this have to do with learning a foreign language? The subject matter has nothing to do with French. The assignment is written in English and the reply is also. (screen shot attached) …

Regional School Unit 22

Having third graders draw pictures of non-binary genders

Grade 3-5 school had a display up in the main hallway of the school for over a year. It was created by their newly formed civil rights club. K-2 students also use the school for music, art, and other programs, thereby also exposing the youngest to the display. The district has also been working for over a year on "equity" (the guise for critical race theory) and has made/continues to …