How is your school handling it?
I am so interested in this topic. First, can you tell me what it means? Does it mean that the pre-existing curriculum -- whatever it was -- was necessarily racist and must be undone?
Our school has never published an anti-racism curriculum that I'm aware of (NYC public middle school). They do discuss and process current events. In my dd's ELA class they are just finishing up reading and writing about the book "The Hate U Give" which has themes about institutional racism. All of these things I'm very happy with. Why are you asking?
I'm Jewish -- and all I can say is I'm happy we are not in California. https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/california-ethnic-studies-curriculum
I definitely think we need an overhaul of the way we talk about racism and blakc history, but man, the initiatives I have seen up to this point seem to be pushed by deranged white liberals, lack historical accuracy and context and are going to do more harm than good.
OMG. That is nuts. Glad I am not Cali but this craziness seems to all over
its insane what they are doing in California
Is this post prompted by the Dalton letter?
Like another poster wrote, it's all over the dalton letter was leaked but clearly other schools are In lockstep.
The kids in our Brooklyn private have had an amazing anti-racism curriculum. They've been able to study everything, from all sides, from all perspectives. I'm unclear as to why this seems to be so hard?
No idea why it's so hard. But with schools In California named after Abraham Lincoln having their names stripped... it sure does seem like the whole issue is posing challenges that schools are not meeting properly.
Could you share what makes it amazing?
@anonymous Can you tell me more about this? What does that entail?
getting rid of all the classics is exactly what the OP who received the email wrote. But I agree that it is likely an overstatement.