A parent gave this speech at a school board meeting and left the board members a typed copy of the speech.
It is the responsibility of a school district to provide an education that matches and enhances every student’s unique talents and abilities. Using “equity” for course placements can create problems for those in all ranges of the academic spectrum. The outcome of admitting unqualified students into upper level classes on the basis of “equity” is predictable… Read More
June 18, 2020
This is the letter NLTE founder wrote to the school board.
Dear Supt. Copeland,
I am the parent of two children enrolled at Gladwyne Elementary School. On Tuesday, June 9th, I was puzzled to receive a “Cultural Proficiency Lessons Family Letter” from Principal Ellers that expressed the conclusion of “educators” (I assume the LSMD Administration) that children enrolled in the school system need additional explicit lessons on equity and race. Aren’t students already engaged in numerous educational programs to foster empathy, understanding, and compassion towards everybody? Yet somehow, as a result of the social unrest in recent weeks, the school felt compelled to address the issues yet again, but with something called “cultural proficiency”, a completely unmeasurable and frankly, ridiculous exercise to achieve some unclear result!…Read More
View this letter written by a parent of a child whose teacher assigned the reading of Front Desk by Kelly Yang.
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is —– and my husband, —– and I currently have three students in the Lower Merion School District. I am writing tonight regarding my daughter’s 5th grade class in which a book entitled Front Desk by Kelly Yang was assigned. After reading Yang’s book, it left me with a feeling of anger and worry.
The school district has recently implemented a new curriculum which intends to teach students about “anti-racism” and race relations in this country. We believe you are teaching racism.
Both my husband and I strongly value our responsibility to teach our children about racism. We have and will continue to instill the values of moral character. That means being kind and respectful to all no matter their color, gender or religion. We also instill the love of this country and to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we are so fortunate to enjoy. This includes freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the notion that not all people live in a democratic republic such as our own…. Read More
To West Chester School District School Board Memers:
The following email (below) which I sent to the National School Boards Association should be self-explanatory. I respectfully request that you read it. Whatever your political affiliation or your thoughts on masking and Critical Race Theory/DEI, each of you should be as outraged as I am at the request by the NSBA for the federal government to utilize the power of federal law enforcement agencies to effectually squelch parental dissent. As members of this organization, I urge that you, either individually or as a Board, express strong disapproval to the NSBA’s leadership regarding this egregious assault on civil liberties….. Read More