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

Washington

WA schools used COVID survey to ask middle schoolers if they’re trans or ‘something else’

Parents are livid that their young children — as young as 10 — were asked about their gender identity and sexual orientation in a survey that was supposed to be about COVID wellness.

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District-level Materials

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Education Association Equity Newsletter - May 2021

SEA Racial Equity Newsletter - May 2021 SEA is working to build out a stronger vision for anti-racism in our union and across our education system! We created the SEA Racial Equity Newsletter to inform SEA membership of Racial Equity Opportunities and provide more resources so this work can continue in each of our spaces. This month’s issue has resources about: Educators of Color Affinity Groups SEA CRE Racial Equity …

Seattle Public Schools

Staff instructed to read 'White Supremacy Culture'

April 2021 - the staff of a Seattle Public School are instructed to read "White Supremacy Culture" by Tema Okum (www.dismantlingracism.org) They are directed to discuss how the following characteristics of white supremacy culture show up in their school: perfectionism, sense of urgency, defensiveness, quantity over quality, worship of the written word, paternalism, either/or thinking, power hoarding, fear of open conflict, individualism, I'm the only one, progress is bigger/more, objectivity, …

Issaquah School District

'Equity Advisory Group' colonizes Issaquah School District

Issaquah School District (ISD) has been colonised by a radical group called the "Equity Advisory Group." ISD has course material promoting ideologies such as Critical Race Theory, Critical Theory, Gender Theory, Feminism, etc. This is a collection of official ISD documents representing some of this material: https://www.scribd.com/lists/24021693/Issaquah-School-District-Marxist-CRT-Indoctrination We offer educational resources for parents to learn about these ideologies: https://www.scribd.com/lists/24076358/Critical-Race-Theory-Resources

Lake Washington School District

Thoreau (LWSD) principal says district wants to create students who can 'collectively impact lasting change' like Chauvin verdict

Dear Thoreau Families, Last June, our district leadership sent a letter to our LWSD community in response to the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd. Today, the jury in the trial against Derek Chauvin returned guilty verdicts for murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death. While these guilty verdicts help us to have hope for real change, our work to prepare our students to become adults who can collectively …

Everett School District

Everett Public Schools pushing a singular agenda -- and it's not education

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 …

Peninsula School District

Teachers' attempts at inflicting racial anxiety on children foiled by Zoom again

My son’s school district does 1 hour of at home learning via Zoom each Wednesday. His teacher typically teaches a lesson within an academic subject like mathematics. Today, for the entire hour, the teacher read a book to them called “Separate Is Never Equal.” Within the very first page you will find the sentence, “She was looking at her locker when a young white boy pointed and yelled at her, …

Marysville School District

Teaching Equity Conference - March 16, 2019

Professional development training for educators on how to combat "white privilege" and "institutional racism." Pilchuck Diversity Network Teaching Equity Conference - March 16, 2019 UNDERSTANDING WHITE PRIVILEGE IN SCHOOLS (1.5HR) Presenter: Jon Greenberg Session Description: As uncomfortable as the topics of race and racism are, we as educators have an urgent responsibility to deeply understand them, not just for our sake but for the sake of our students. In this …

University Place School District

CRT in school board policy

CRT in school board policy - see attached.

Bellingham School District

EDI

Bellingham SD has an EDI page and newsletter. Newsletter and website promote The 1619 Project, BLM, whiteness studies.

Northshore School District

Letter from the Superintendent, Northshore School District

Dear Northshore Families, Mon 6/ 1/ 2020 7:08 PM I trust this note finds each of you enjoying some part of this early June week. Today, I am writing to share my thoughts as they relate to events in our community and country at this time and what our role is in making the necessary changes for all in our community and country to feel safe and healthy. “If you …

Northshore School District

Arrowhead Elementary principal says white cops have been taught to kill blacks to make the world a better place

Arrowhead Community... I can't write this week without addressing the horrific killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. I understand that as a principal I care for a community within which there are diverse political opinions, but I can't soften what I need to say. As a public educator and citizen these racist killings horrify and traumatize me. Cell phones and social media allow us to bear witness, but as …

Clover Park School District

School board member's resignation demanded for "crack the whip" reference

A board member of the Clover Park School District has received demands to submit his resignation for using the phrase "crack the whip" during a school board meeting in which he said he was calling upon his fellow board members to do all it could it helping students graduate. An unsuccessful challenger to his position on the school board during a recent election, in a letter to the school board, …

Renton School District

Kindergarteners forced to recite daily that they "live on stolen land"

“I thought, ‘Is this really what they’re doing on the first day? Really?’ … So day three or four, I was like, I’m just going to record the beginning of class and see what happens. And sure enough, it was the same thing." “You just told my kids that they’re living on something stolen and stealing is bad. I just was in shock, actually. Like, what is happening? … [The …

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle schools accuse teachers of committing 'spirit murder' of black children

Seattle Public Schools recently held a racially charged teacher-training session that convicted US schools of committing “spirit murder” against black kids and demanded that white teachers “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgment of [their] thieved inheritance.” To atone, they must self-consciously reject their “whiteness” and become dedicated “anti-racist educator[s].” Any resistance, no matter how well-argued or factually grounded, is dismissed as a reflex of white teachers’ “lizard-brain,” which makes them “afraid …

Issaquah School District

Parents livid as school’s BLM presentation teaches kids they’re racist

"Black Lives Matter presentation given to Skyline High School students in Sammamish, Washington on Sept. 29. Grades 9-12 were offered the curriculum. Among the nearly 40-slide PowerPoint, students are hit with a number of progressive political concepts like microaggressions and white privilege. They’re told of a country overwhelmed by systemic racism. If you don’t think you’re a racist, you’re taught that you’re most likely dealing with an implicit bias problem: …

Marysville School District

2nd graders taught “Cops stick up for each other. And they don’t like Black men”

2nd graders shown video saying “Cops stick up for each other. And they don’t like Black men.” School spokeswoman barks at reporter that “there really isn’t a story here, essentially, its a non-story."

Seattle Public Schools

Middle school teaches rioters are ‘freedom fighters,’ pushes bail-fund donations

A Seattle public school taught students as young as 11-years-old to refer to a riot as an “uprising” and rioters as “freedom fighters.” Students were even encouraged to donate to bail-funds that have recently been tied to helping release an accused child rapist. But, the teacher responsible for the lessons says there’s no problem with the ask. Similar lessons are planned for this school year, including advice telling students to …

Franklin Pierce School District

Teacher tells student admiring Trump is not permitted, kicks him out of classroom, misleads mom

Brendan Stanton, a middle school teacher at P.G. Keithley Middle School in Tacoma, asked students who they admired and why. One student answered President Trump. The teacher replied “The example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoken hatred to many different individuals, OK?” …