Found on the ISU campus

By: Diane Benjamin The author of this email is with the College of Nursing at ISU. I don’t know if this course is required or optional. This is teaching Critical Race Theory: The instructor is also employed at ISU as a specialist in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The goal of the course is to teach […]

A little more on “Equity Audits”

By: Diane Benjamin More on this story: https://blnnews.com/2021/11/26/unit-5s-equity-audit-waste/ As reported, the Urbana School District has and Equity Task Force. That group recommended hiring Systemic Educational Equity LLC. The two people pushing for that hire were Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum and their very first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Urbana DEI director is none […]

District 87 searching for a DEI Superintendent

By Diane Benjamin District 87 School Board may have already made their choice to replace Barry Reilly, the timeline for making a final decisions shows this week. Here are two of the qualifications they were looking for: The consultant surveyed administration, teachers, students, non-parent community members, support staff, and the Board of Education and then […]

Meet Dr. Ivette Dubiel

By: Diane Benjamin Sounds like a tragic start to life! She was poor but somehow managed to become of Doctor in most likely Education. She also has three Masters Degrees, in other words she is a product of the education system at the highest level. Pretending not to be a capitalist, Dr. Dubiel started her […]

The problem with schools

By: Diane Benjamin Start with what most people would agree with: Students should to be taught how to think, not what to think. That means the cultural and political views of teachers should never enter the classroom. If your kids know who their teacher voted for, where they stand on abortion, or what activism they […]

Equity?

By: Diane Benjamin H/t a reader Does EQUITY apply to sports in District 87 and Unit 5? If: Every child who wants to play can’t, where’s the EQUITY? Every child doesn’t get equal playing time, where’s the EQUITY? Why is the score kept? Doesn’t that violate EQUITY? If EQUITY doesn’t apply to sports, why does […]