A Minnesota school asked students to complete an equity survey and hide it from their parents, creating discomfort for students, alphanewsmn reported.
During a Stephen District school board meeting held Monday, July 19, in Sartell, a Sartell-St. Paul School student spoke about an equity survey she had to complete and how uncomfortable she was with the survey contents and being told not to talk to her parents about it.
This “equity survey” is part of the $80,000 audit of “racial inequities” being conducted by the leftist group Equity Alliance Minnesota (EAM) inside Sartell-St. Paul.
Student Haylee Yasgar told the school board, “My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn’t understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with. I was very confused along with a lot of other classmates.”
She also recounted that they were told they could not “repeat any of the questions to our parents.”
At the same time, she remarked that she felt very uncomfortable with this request because it seemed “like I was doing something wrong.”
Many parents are concerned that their children are not being properly educated and that politics is being put before education, so more than 100 people attended the board meeting.
Defenders of the audit aimed their claims at enforcing anti-bullying rules and combating mental health issues. They did not specifically reference CRT
Several parents spoke at the meeting, one of whom, Chris Yasgar, leads a group of parents who oppose the audit and said, “CRT advocates pretend the debate is about teaching racism and slavery. It’s designed to do the opposite. I think it’s a sign of their position’s weakness that they keep returning to this line.”
Yasgar added, “Bullying is going unchecked because discipline isn’t there, since the audit is taking away money and time from mental health issues,” Chris Yasgar,
Yasgar also noted that many teachers in the district agree with their stance but say nothing for fear of retaliation.
It should be noted that EAM touts itself as a leader in “culturally relevant learning since 1995,” as seen on their website.
They also claim to work towards a more equitable Minnesota educational ecosystem for every student.
They further claim to have as their mission to be the greatest force for “systemic educational equity and integration through collaborative learning and advocacy.”
The teaching that American children are receiving has been in the eye of the storm for some time now, and this Minnesota case is not an isolated one.
It recently came to light that many schools are using a new book that teaches children about the “evil of whiteness” and that the white race is linked to the devil and a sort of “satanic pact through which they are given supremacy, power and wealth.”
This controversial book is called “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things),” which was written by a white woman, Anastasia Higginbotham.
This text, clearly framed in critical race theory (CRT), teaches children on the basis of an unfounded generalization that whites are unchallenged racist oppressors and blacks are eternal victims of that supposed white supremacy.
And as writer Christopher F. Rufo reports, the book is already on the reading lists of more than 25 school districts in at least 12 states across the country.