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

Tennessee

Classic literature replaced with insane screed that claims blacks are put in prison for life for petty theft

9th grade English classes chose to use the book Just Mercy this year, rather than the traditional To Kill a Mockingbird. The book is written by a social justice activist. It is Mr. Stephenson's opinion about the Justice System, but is being presented as truth. It contains biased, inflammatory language and misinformation. Here are just a few examples: • page 15 - "We've given up on rehabilitation, education, and services …

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District-level Materials

Williamson County School District

"White Privilege" Inserted Into Teacher Training Materials. When parents object, school board member says it proves their fragility.

County school district Cultural Competency courses for teachers includes concept of "White Privilege". School board member KC Haugh makes light of parent and teacher concerns, saying their anger shows why courses are needed.

Hamilton County School District

Classic literature replaced with insane screed that claims blacks are put in prison for life for petty theft

9th grade English classes chose to use the book Just Mercy this year, rather than the traditional To Kill a Mockingbird. The book is written by a social justice activist. It is Mr. Stephenson's opinion about the Justice System, but is being presented as truth. It contains biased, inflammatory language and misinformation. Here are just a few examples: • page 15 - "We've given up on rehabilitation, education, and services …

Hamilton County School District

Classroom Door at East Hamilton High School Says 'The Hate U Give,' With Black Power Fist

10th grade English classes were required to read The Hate You Give, "inspired by Black Lives Matter".

Williamson County School District

Without examples of a problem, Williamson hires $55k consultant "to improve... inclusion"

The school board voted unanimously at its February meeting to approve a contract that will pay FHS $55,000 through the end of July. A decision will be made later whether the company and WCS continue their relationship into the next school year. Foster-Horne said the process — and she emphasized the full process could take three to five years to see a difference — begins with three targets that FHS …

Rutherford County School District

School district warns parents against monitoring kids' classes

"Parents of students who attend Rutherford County Schools (RCS) in Tennessee were sent a note telling them that they must sign a form agreeing not to monitor their child’s online classroom sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Metropolitan Nashville Public School District

First day of 2nd grade English: Pictures of whites attacking blacks, cartoons of whites mocking Mexicans

"My daughter just started second grade @MetroSchools. I will be pulling her out immediately. Her first “English” lesson of the year is teaching her that white people are bad, mean & racist against African-Americans & Mexicans. My daughter, 7, is not a racist nor is her family."