Time to Push Back Against 1619 Project
Written by Jan Lukas, Retired Cleveland Public School teacher
Greetings to Parents, Administrators, Staff and all who want truthful unpoliticized education for children of Ohio schools.
While we are focused on “corona virus” return to school protocol, we may be missing a larger story of state mandates to indoctrinate all employees and students.
Please read the language in the “Equity” Resolution 20 which was passed in July by Ohio’s Dept. of Education.
Notice the language of division that admits to “white supremacy, systemic inequity and racial bias in education.”
Training to identify implicit biases will be offered for Board members and required for all state employees working with the Dept. of Education.
I see this as causing great harm with grievance, guilt and shaming all involved.
Also included is Kirsten Hill’s letter from the State Sup. Paolo DeMaria regarding the 1619 Project, interspersed with Kirsten’s comments.
He sounds good, but seems to present one side of the spectrum and lacks good judgement. Please, Oprah Winfrey????
May I suggest you look up “1776 Unites” a group of black scholars, leaders, clergy and journalists who counter “1619 Project.”
The Ohio Board member from the Cleveland district is completely on board with 1619!
ACTIONS: Contact state and local board members, DeMaria, your local school administrators and parents.
Forward this to educators. Be vigilant. Work hard to resist this. This is not stopping without push back from you.
From Kirsten Hill, State School Board Member
Racism and inequities against blacks, indigenous and people of color addressed in late night resolution passed by the Ohio State Board of Education
Ohio – A resolution declaring Ohio and its education system as systemically racist against blacks, indigenous people and people of color and in need of internal examination, correction for achievement gaps, disparate discipline, white privilege, white supremacy, cultural insensitivity, hate speech and implicit bias was approved by the Ohio State Board of Education in a 12 to 5 vote at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Kohler Racism Resolution Vote Tally: Yes – Dackin, Dodd, Haycock, Johnson, Kohler, LaMoncha, Manchester, Miranda, Owens, Poklar, Toal, Wilkinson; No – Fowler Arthur, Hagan, Hill, McGuire, Woods; Abstain – Kilgore
The state’s academic standards, curriculum, resources and tests are to be reviewed to eliminate cultural insensitivity, racial bias, white privilege and white supremacy. The state education department is instructed to provide support to local school districts to do the same. State employees and contractors to schools are required to attend implicit bias training. Training for board members, state and local, is to take place to address the ills.