In August of 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech dreaming of a day when his children would be judged for the content of their character, not the color of their skin. This…
What Do You Envision for Our Children’s Education?
NOTE: THIS REPLACES THE EXISTING WARRANT ARTICLE 15
SAU 41 is pursuing a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” program for our school system.
We need to understand what this means.
Will our students be taught to honor and respect ALL people regardless of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, or Disability? Will they learn to judge people, NOT by the color of their skin but by the content of their character?
Will our students be taught Critical Race Theory (CRT), which provides instruction through the prism that American laws are “systemically” racist and people in towns like Hollis and Brookline are oppressors?
Information on this site will help you understand significant differences between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Classical Approach to Social Justice vs. The Critical Race Theory Approach of Ibram X. Kendi.
On April 10, you will have a chance to support Dr. King’s foundational principles of EQUALITY, JUSTICE, and UNITY by voting in favor of the proposed Amendment of Warrant Article 15 (below) which addresses the school district’s policies regarding discrimination.
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO WARRANT ARTICLE 15 PROMOTES THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. VISION OF NON-DISCRIMINATION AND UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
ATTEND & VOTE
April 10th @ 10AM
2021 Annual Hollis Brookline COOP District Meeting
Located outside in the tent for social distancing
at Hollis Brookline High School
24 Cavalier Ct.
(Back-up date April 17th)
We are a group of concerned citizens in Hollis and Brookline who believe strongly that Dr. King’s vision for America should be the primary lens through which our public schools teach our children about race, history, and social justice in America.
It is the intent of this proposed Warrant Article Amendment to guide our school district in the process of re-examining its policies to ensure the inclusion of all students as they work to achieve their maximum potential.
Click the button above to view full text of the Proposed Amendment to Warrant Article 15
NOTE: THIS REPLACES THE EXISTING WARRANT ARTICLE 15
- Content of character rather than color of one’s skin
- Equal rights under the law, equality of opportunity
- Use of evidence, data, and reason to change and improve American systems and institutions.
“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.”– DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Critical Race Theory (CRT) Approach – Ibram X. Kendi
- Color of one’s skin matters, oppressor vs oppressed (see short video below for explanation)
- Equity focused, equality of outcome
- Inequality in society is due to racism. Dismantle and disrupt systems and institutions.
“The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.”– Ibram X. Kendi, author of NYT Bestseller How To Be An Antiracist
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Proposed Amendment to Warrant Article 15
This replaces existing Warrant Article 15
Shall the Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools hereby affirm our support for each student’s growth and enrichment? In doing so, we the Legislative Body, hereby state the following as general principles.
A) The Hollis Brookline School District values all students as individuals and welcomes students of all races.
B) We affirm that no race or sex is inherently superior or inferior to another race or sex.
C) No individual or group, by virtue of race or sex is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive consciously or unconsciously.
D) No individual or group should be discriminated against or receive preferential treatment based on race or sex.
E) Each person should be treated and respected as a unique individual, without respect to race, sex, political or religious affiliation.
F) An individual’s moral character shall not be assumed because of race or sex.
G) Each individual is responsible for his or her own actions. Assignment of fault, blame, bias or accusations of oppression, upon individuals, races, or sexes due to actions of others in the present or in the past is unjust.
H) Virtues such as punctuality, accountability and hard work are not racist nor were they created by a particular race or sex to oppress another race or sex.
I) The Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools shall provide equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome, for all students regardless of race, sex, national origin, religion or disability.
Therefore, WE, the legislative body of the Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools, with our vote, hereby recommend that these principles be incorporated into the relevant policies, resolutions and curricula of our cooperative school district.
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