From Friend’s FIOA: The people who are on the CUSD 200 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion task force.
Most of them are district employees. All seem to be “true believers” in EQUITY – meaning “Equal Outcomes.” Two of the “community members” do NOT live in our district. Why were they included? Why is there no diversity of opinion?
What we found out about those who are “community members”:
Anjail Bharadwa: Wheaton resident, School Board Candidate in 2021
Many of us accept the premise of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr — “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” We watched our children make friends based on who likes to play the same things, who lives near-by, or simply who is “FUN”. We, ourselves have friends and/or co-workers of various ethnic backgrounds, and so it felt like the “Dream” was coming true.
That was a few years ago. This is NOW. We hear that our schools are teaching students to be racist in the name of anti-racism. The “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” or “Critical race theory (CRT)” philosophy starts with a false premise — that people are treated based on their identity group and that ALL white men are “inherently privileged”. In my opinion, this is wrong! Children are not naturally racist— that is something that must be learned.
Public Comment on CRT
Naperville 203 Board Meeting 7/12/2021, public comments start around 4:30. At 7:45 is an excellent speaker talking about Critical Race Theory (CRT) youtu.be/egiL1ucW37w?t=461
What is “Critical race theory” (CRT)?
CRT teaches students three core ideas: 1. There is no absolute truth—It sees “lived experiences” as mattering more than facts. 2. Individuals are either an oppressor or victim. You are predetermined by immutable characteristics such as race or gender to fall into either category. A central tenet of CRT is that white people are “inherently privileged” while black people are “inherently oppressed”. 3. America is (and has been since its founding) systemically racist and must be dismantled. CRT is a Marxist idea. When Americans could not be divided (& concurred) using class envy—because Americans have hope with the existing social structures—the Marxists decided to divide the US based on race.
Last year 60% of voters said “NO” to the Jefferson Early Childhood Center referendum, which was “urgent.” Now, d200 plans to borrow $10,000,000 to repair other schools. The district actually has a list of at least $40 million in on-going maintenance projects that should be done, $10 million of which they designated as urgent. Jefferson will be on top of that. Why hasn’t the district been keeping up with this all along? How have they spent all the tax revenue?
District 200 borrowed as non-referendum, working cash bonds the following:
CUSD 200’s superintendent, Dr. Harris, claims that FY2014 is the fourth consecutive year of a balanced budget. The district also claims that they want our opinions and thus invited everyone to the Engage200 community engagement meetings.On January 15, 2014, CUSD 200 published the legally required Public Notice in the newspaper for their plan to issue $10 Million in new working cash bonds. That very evening at the first Engage 200 meeting, Dr. Harris did not mention the $10 Million figure, did not mention the public notice, and only vaguely referred to plans to obtain financing for the required work. How is that being transparent? Continue reading “sign petition – Oppose CUSD 200 $10 million bond”→
CUSD 200 has hired UNICOM-ARC to facilitate community sessions. The first one was held on January 15th. The next will be February 19th. To keep these honest, we need taxpayers who are Taxed-Enough-Already in attendance.
— prior to the first meeting, I had emailed this to a couple friends —