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Parents and activists in Texas descended on the Fort Worth Independent School District’s (FWISD) school board meeting to protest Critical Race Theory (CRT) on Tuesday.
Prior to the meeting, over 100 people marched to the district’s headquarters, according to Fox 4 News.
Reporter Macy Jenkins shared footage of a speaker at the march urging parents to remove their children from the public school system: A group of about 150 Fort Worth parents and activists gathering at the Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial to speak out against Critical Race Theory; demanding FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner step down. March to district headquarters starts NOW #FOX4 #CRT #FortWorth pic.twitter.com/vj3VPeEQNw 7th Street in Fort Worth shut down temporarily for FWISD protestors as they made their way to FWISD…. #FOX4 #FortWorth #FWISD pic.twitter.com/iNd6xvWCj6 — Macy Jenkins (@MacyJJenkins) June 22, 2021 Some attendees said the district focused too much on social issues, however, the district claimed topics such as CRT were not an official part of the curriculum, the article continued: Roughly 200 protestors made the mile-long march from a Fort Worth police and fire memorial to the Fort Worth ISD school board while chanting against CRT and demanding FWISD Superintendent Kent Scribner step down from the board. They claim he’s responsible for focusing on ideology over academics. However, march organizer Carlos Turcios shared a link Wednesday to the FWISD’s Division of Equity and Excellence’s overview of services handbook, writing, “The one’s asking for evidence on how the ISD is implementing CRT. Well here it is.”
The document is featured under the “Equity & Restorative Practices Handbook” on the district’s website .
In a greeting to educators, Sherry Breed , chief of the division , said, “FWISD has started on a courageous journey to dismantle institutional and systemic racism in our district”: To address these systemic issues, the Division of Equity and Excellence was established. Since being established, the Division has provided a plethora of seminars to provide opportunities to build racial consciousness by first providing opportunities for participants to build their racial equity lens and interrogate their personal biases. According to the Fox report, protest attendees also […]
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