LCPS, Second Step SEL and Panorama
It’s no secret that AG Garland is moving forward with the FBI to target and investigate those people and organizations like PACT, for being opposed to the CRT/Equity/SEL movement and letting our school boards know it. Perhaps a little less known is AG Garland’s son-in-law is partners with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in a company by the name of Panorama. Panorama uses data collected from 21,000 schools, and 1,500 districts to focus on school climate and culture, teaching and learning, family and community engagement, and students’ social-emotional learning.
Here’s what most people do not know, Panorama is DIRECTLY partnered with Second Step SEL (owned by Committee for Children), which is the PRIMARY organization Loudoun County Public Schools utilizes to reprogram our kids with SEL anti-racist and social justice material. However, this gets a little tricky to follow.
While Fairfax County has a direct contract with Panorama, Loudoun County Public Schools contract with Panorama is by proxy through Second Step and the Panorama “Playbook”. This has been a HUGE problem. Many parents have asked for access (using FOIA’s) to all of the lessons and contract details associated with Second Step and LCPS. DENIED! LCPS has openly told parents they cannot and will not share all of the details with parents. In response to one FOIA request, LCPS stated that they were going to consult Second Steps legal team for direction and assistance in responding to an LCPS parents FOIA request.
We will provide additional information as soon as we can. In the meantime, below is the LCPS RFP with Second Step, pick it apart, look for things that do not make any sense. We need all the help we can get.
Join PACT for an “Insight on LCPS’s Second Step SEL/CASEL and Learning for Justice Curriculum” workshop for parents and teachers on October 16th from 1-3pm. It’s free, order tickets HERE!