Culture struggle over equity and race rages in Rockwood School District | Education

“Asking teachers to conceal anything from parents does not reflect the mission, vision and values of the Rockwood School District,” checks out Willott’s e-mail sent out Friday to moms and dads. “As a district, we strive for transparency, and we recognize that open communication is vital between parents and staff to best serve the needs of our students. We also value you as essential partners and allies in the education of our children, and we are always willing to discuss questions or concerns related to all aspects of your children’s education.”

Janet Deidrick, whose kid remains in ninth grade, stated she was “heartsick” when listening to the audio book and hearing what she refers to as racial stereotypes and anti-police belief.

“It seems that they have an agenda to turn our children into political activists and we don’t believe that’s what school is for, especially when only one side is being shown,” she stated. “I don’t think they’re bringing the races together, I think they’re dividing.”

Virtual education across the country has actually provided moms and dads a window into their trainees’ classes, causing disputes over curriculum. On one side, moms and dads state districts are pressing social justice and equity suitables that total up to a Marxist takeover of schools that paints white trainees as oppressors and Black trainees as victims. The opposite states schools need to acknowledge the tradition and continued impacts of slavery and partition to combat bigotry and develop more fair neighborhoods.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.