“a 30-day report on government actions to rescind discriminatory policies, programs, and resources”
Glenn Youngkin has really hit the ground running. He is delivering on the issues he ran on.
The Daily Wire reports:
Youngkin Releases Education Report On Efforts To Fight CRT, ‘Discriminatory’ Programs
On the heels of Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signing an executive order on his first day in office to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public schools, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has compiled a 30-day report on government actions to rescind discriminatory policies, programs, and resources.
VDOE’s report was compiled by Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. The document is in accordance with Balow’s role to address “inherently defined divisive concepts” in education, which are defined as “advancing any ideas in violation of Title IV and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
“All Virginia students should have the opportunity to receive an excellent education that teaches all history — the good and the bad, prioritizes academic excellence, and fosters equal opportunities for all students,” Youngkin said in a statement. “Our Virginia students should not be taught to discriminate on the basis of sex, skin color, or religion and VDOE policies should certainly not direct such concepts.”
The report outlines eight items that the administration has or is currently targeting, particularly related to EdEquityVA. The department was established by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam in 2021 with the goal of implementing equity and “establishing concrete plans to dismantle any and all forms of systemic racism in Virginia’s public education system utilizing the principles of anti-racism.”
VDOE is rescinding all resources on EdEquityVA’s website. This includes rescinding a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Audit Tool that serves as the main resource for EdEquityVA — which has been used by school leaders to implement DEI and anti-racism. Anti-racism, a term popularized by writer Ibram X. Kendi, calls for the dismantling of so-called systemic racism.
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