The Bay Village School Board Equity Resolution

On August 10, 2020, the Bay Village School district passed a "Resolution to Commit to Equity and Excellence in Education." 

 

The full resolution is on the district's website, click here to review.  Below is an excerpt from said resolution.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The Resolution specifically addresses:  diversity, equity and inclusion. 

..."We embrace our organizational responsibility to ensure that the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are fully integrated into the culture, policies, programs, operations and practices of the District."
 

There is a PragerU video, "Miseducated:  The Decline of America's Schools" states the following regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. 

 

The discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion begin around minute 3 of the video.

"Diversity and Equity claims to guarantee fair treatment, access, opportunity,and advancement for all. 

It is often presented as a new curriculum, new school policy or mandated activities.

Aiming to teach children to be accepting and
tolerant of all people. 

Sounds nice right?  Well, come to find out...

DEI is rooted in Critical Race Theory."

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Disrupting Systemic Inequities and Disparaties

According to the Resolution, the district seeks to "disrupt systemic inequities and disparities." Said another way, the district seeks to make sure students from different group identities have the same outcomes.   

 

 

"We seek to disrupt systemic inequities and eliminate disparities based on student and family characteristics such as, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), economic status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or military status, so that all students thrive."...

What systemic inequities and disparities will be disrupted and eliminated?  How will the district accomplish such a feat?  The problem with dividing students into groups and making sure everyone has the same outcome, is that we're not all the same.  We don't all have the same aptitudes or interests. 

The district provides the below graphic on the "Equity Commitment" tab to help support or explain the Resolution. 

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A box or resource is taken from the tall child and given to the smaller child to ensure they have the same outcome.  The problem is, the resource may not have anything to do with why the two students have a different outcome.  Let's say the difference is math related.  For some students, no matter how much resources you give them to get better at math, they will not excel.  Why?  They hate math.  They have no interest. 

 

The below quote from Thomas Sowell does a good job of explaining why we should not expect equality in outcomes in our students.

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