Climate Survey forecasts DEI trouble!
Southern Lehigh School District, Pennsylvania
The Southern Lehigh superintendent and school board approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion proposal which states that it is a professional development for staff on "racism, systemic oppression, marginalization, implicit bias, discrimination," etc. They keep saying that this proposal is not going to change the curriculum but in it is stated: "Identification of targeted areas of improvement (schools, grade levels, content areas)...recommendations regarding the development of student initiatives associated with diversity, inclusion, and equity across all grade levels." In addition, in the June 22, 2020 board meeting minutes it says: "Dr. Allen's 3-year action plan allows it to be a part of the curriculum."
The intermediate school, middle school, and high school gave students from 5th-12th grades a Climate Survey without parents' permission. Many students felt uncomfortable taking this survey. This survey is part of the Needs Assessment for the DEI Proposal. Dr. Allen's results of this survey is going to drive this staff DEI training. There are so many issues with this survey which could cause it to lead to unreliable data.
Please HELP to stop our school district from implementing this DEI Proposal, which looks to be CRT.