February 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: DEI

Pennsylvania settlement allows parents to opt students out of SEL

In a victory for parents, America First Legal recently announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit it filed earlier this…

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Olathe school board member Julie Steele suggests parent critical of DEI/SEL leave Kansas

Olathe school board member Julie Steele answered a critic of the district’s progressive policies including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)…

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Records request backs up SMSD teacher’s complaints about DEI

The results of a Kansas Open Records Act request to the Shawnee Mission School District back up several of the…

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Retiring JCCC professor claims his free speech rights were restricted over political views

Frank Syracuse, who recently retired after 32 years at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), laments what he sees as a…

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Georgia teacher wins back job, six-figure settlement after firing for DEI complaint

A substitute teacher in Georgia who lost her job after objecting to the reading of a book depicting gay parents…

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Texts appear to show collusion between Johnson County official, Gault Center staff to prevent transparency

A series of text messages buried at the bottom of a 618 page document dump appear to show direct collusion…

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USD 512 DEI administrator Tyrone Bates resigns; silent on his effect on student achievement

Shawnee Mission School District has announced that Dr. Tyrone Bates, Jr., is resigning effective at the end of this school…

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USD 259: honoring parents’ wishes on student pronouns is discriminatory

The Wichita School district is declining to answer questions about a teacher training that says it is “discriminatory” for teachers…

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Johnson County spends $4,648 on pronoun lapel pins

Johnson County officials are spending $4,648 on lapel pins and stickers for employees to declare their pronouns, according to emails…

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Fed up with 4-H focus on DEI, local group forms an alternative

One family in Southeast Kansas took a hard look at what was happening in the 4-H program they’d been a…

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Olathe super continues dodging questions about DEI, 1619 Project

Olathe school officials last year said they purged the school website of DEI resources and links, but the widely-debunked 1619…

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JCCC’s Bowne won’t explain his ‘equity of outcomes’ proposal

Johnson County Community College President Dr. Andy Bowne has upset some faculty members with his call for ‘equitable student outcomes.’…

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Parents prove state school board wrong on CRT

“Critical Race Theory – CRT – is not taught in schools,” is the constant refrain from administrators and school boards…

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K-State ducks questions about social justice contest with KNEA

K-State — Kansas State University — is refusing to answer questions about its apparent partnership with the Kansas National Education…

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New school board members need permission to attend KASB conference

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) annual convention kicks off this weekend, but newly-elected school board candidates need permission…

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KU ducks questions about CRT in education curriculum

As the furor over the teaching of controversial subjects such as critical race theory swings elections in other states, a…

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Oklahoma new educator symposium blasts cops, white women

As the Sentinel has been reporting for several weeks now, Critical Race Theory — disguised as “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,”…

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Critical race theory found in Hiawatha school district

On July 16, Hiawatha Superintendent of Schools Lonnie Moser sent a letter to parents stating unequivocally that “Critical Race Theory”…

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