WCSD: 83% of comments opposed social justice curriculum
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District (WCSD) has unveiled the presentation for its meeting Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to consider a social justice curriculum for students in Kindergarten through the 5th grade.
The information packet says the District received 1,508 comments about the proposed curriculum; 57% from WCSD parents, 7% from WCSD staff and 36% from the community.
Of the responses, 83.7% were in opposition and 16.3% expressed support for the plan.
The presentation listed four main areas of concern for people who expressed their opposition.
- The Social Justice supplementary curriculum (SJSC) is inappropriate and should be the prerogative of parents.
- The SJSC teaches children to be un-American and racist/sexist toward White males.
- The SJSC is biased toward one political perspective.
- Schools should focus on ELA, Math, and Science curriculum as opposed to Social Justice.
Those in support of the SJSC fell into two main themes.
- The SJSC will have a positive effect on the future citizens of this community.
- The SJSC is helpful and can meet the needs of the students.
The Superintendent has asked the WCSD Board of Trustees to appoint a task force to consider the Social Justice curriculum and to report back to the Board later this year.
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