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 […]

3 more comments from Unit 5

By: Diane Benjamin Expecting public schools to not indoctrinate kids is never going to happen. Instead parents need to demand School Choice. Where your kids go to school should not be decided based on your zip code. It is discriminatory to low income kids who often get tossed into schools with substandard education. If the […]

UPDATE: What about Dale?

I spoke to Dale’s mom.  Dale was registered at Normal West but he was killed in August 21st and never got to attend.  No one from West contacted her.  Many people are talking about ways to make sure he isn’t forgotten.  His mom suggested a memorial bench at Miller Park or at the Cornbelters field […]

Unit 5 – story corrections

By:  Diane Benjamin The spontaneous Executive Session was not held on November 13th, it was held on November 8th at the end of a regular meeting.  It was held in response to some disgruntled parents. The Board briefly recessed, hopefully not to discuss whether to hold an Executive Session.  Holding any discussions outside of a […]

Unit 5 – the emails

By: Diane Benjamin We don’t know what happened in the Unit 5 School Board secret meetings that caused Coach Hess to resign.  Some have questioned if the football coach at Normal Community resigned for the same reason. If paying assistant coaches had anything to do with it, I just received the emails where it was […]

Updates: Miller Park, Normal West

By:  Diane Benjamin About this story:  https://blnnews.com/2017/12/22/food-ban-at-miller-park/ A few people are trying to convince me that food won’t be banned at Miller Park, but I can’t get them to explain what Jay Tetzloff meant when he aid: “Once we have a concession stand you won’t be able to bring your food in” I’m told that when […]