State Laws and your Child

Curriculum—How state law is controlling the teachers.

Forcing a shift from parent and student needs to “equity.”

RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) sets student learning and teacher standards.

E September 11, 2020, ISBE publishes notice that they are going to amend the Illinois teacher licensing requirements to be “Culturally Responsive.”

RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules

What is a “Culturally Responsive” teacher?

The Pritzker Administration initially said such teachers focus on identity politics for curriculum content, and “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints”:
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules

*In the ed literature, an asset-based approach “views diversity in thought, culture, and traits” as the value students have in the classroom; insists that culture is never a reason why students do poorly in the classroom; and also refuses to assume students “may need to work on or lack“ skills. Source: www.northwestern.edu

After ISBE gets caught, they revise the guidelines to remove the overtly politicized words, but keep the flawed principles. December 2020, final rules presented: all Repubs. vote no, all Dems vote yes.

Examples of changes:

EIt’s not what you know, but whether you’re woke:
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules
EThere is no truth, only narrative:
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules
EInstead of integrity, focus on power-and-privilege advocacy:
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules
ECut parents and the community out of the learning process and goals
RECAP: Pritzker Administration Revises Standards with Rules

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