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Among the top District 205 initiatives this year was to develop a “Long-Term Strategic Plan” that prioritizes Social-Emotional Learning. The D205 website, under the heading “SEL Mission”, proclaims it is “strongly committed to developing safe and healthy environments where everyone thrives academically, socially, and emotionally.”
EPIC was formed in response to what a growing number of parents believe are issues with biased curriculum, political activism in classrooms, and District 205 faltering in its core mission to properly educate all children and prepare them for future success–objective test scores are falling, and students are not meeting basic learning skills at grade level according to the Illinois state report card.
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled late yesterday against JB’s appeal.
The parents’ revolution has notched another win. This week, three members of San Francisco’s Board of Education — Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga — suffered overwhelming defeat in a recall election brought by angry parents who felt they were more concerned with lefty politics than with children’s welfare. The parents’ case was strengthened by the fact that they were, well, right.
The General Assembly has created a number of mandates for schools to teach students about racism, sexism, and other biases including, but not limited to…
Discussion of controversial issues should be age-appropriate, serve an educational purpose, be consistent with the curriculum, and present a balanced view. If outside speakers are used and they present only one side of an issue, it shall be the responsibility of the teacher or other approved speaker to provide objectivity and a balanced point of view for students. Views should be respectfully expressed and respectful of the rights and opinions of others.
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