Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Racism (masquerading as anti-racism) in Oklahoma public schools

To what extent has the unholy trinity of "diversity, equity, and inclusion" (DEI) made its way into Oklahoma public schools? 

A company called Everfi offers school districts a wide range of programs, many of them innocuous enough. However, the company also touts its 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion' materials for both colleges and K-12 schools," Ray Carter reports.

The company states, “Everfi partners with sponsors nationwide to offer our interactive, online diversity, equity & inclusion resources to K-12 schools free of charge.”

The company’s website includes a quote of endorsement from Linda Sloan, curriculum specialist for career tech/online learning at Edmond Public Schools. “We are pleased to have the additional resources and support from Everfi for our teachers as they provide instruction to students,” Sloan said. “Everfi has a great rapport with our schools and is present and available to assist at a moment’s notice.”

An accompanying graphic says Everfi programs have been used in 214 Oklahoma school districts that include 416 school sites and 907 teachers. Oklahoma City Public Schools is identified as a “featured district” that uses Everfi materials.

The graphic does not list which Everfi programs have been used in Oklahoma schools.

Let's hope it's not mainly the DEI programs.

We know that Norman Public Schools has fully embraced the new racism which cleverly masquerades as anti-racism. Time will tell what other Oklahoma school districts have done the same.

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