A Note from P.A.C.T.: I think to better understand the poisonous Critical Race Theory ideology that’s been thrust onto and into the LCPS and Loudoun County community, it would help to have an understanding of who LCPS is paying over $1,000,000 on consulting fees too. Who are they? What exactly do they provide? What is their philosophy? What do some of their presentations look like.
Links to the various P.A.C.T. pages about The Equity Collaborative are below:
In the spring of 2019 (mid-April – end of May), as part of a larger move toward addressing racial inequity, Loudoun County Public School’s engaged in conversation with The Equity Collaborative to gather additional data and perspectives from LCPS students, parents, and educators around issues of racial equity, to further understanding the student and family experiences based on their social, cultural, and racial factors. Superintendent Williams expressed the need to use an Equity Assessment process to begin to identify and address inequities within the division at the School Board meeting on February 12, 2019 and at the behest of the NAACP, MSAAC and LCBS.
The funny part about all of this is these “equity consultants” are a commodity, dime a dozen OR in LCPS’s case, $1,000,000 a dozen. Is there an “equity consultant” firm anywhere in America that would write a final report and say “Nope, no racism or white supremacy here”? Not a chance in hell! I’d bet a dollar that the (5) emergent themes identified within LCPS are likely the same “emergent themes” that these other race hustling “equity consultants” provide to their moronic clients. No matter, this is where we are at. Below are the (5) “Emergent Themes” The Equity Collaborative identified within LCPS followed by their final report:
Five Emergent Themes:
- Despite efforts from the division, school site staff, specifically principals and teachers, indicate a low level of racial consciousness and racial literacy. People are unclear and fearful on how to participate in conversations about race, let alone respond to racially charged incidents.
- Educator focus groups indicated a desire to recruit and hire diverse school staff that reflect student racial and language backgrounds.
- Economic diversity across the county/division complicates the discussions about race, leading many people to steer the conversation away from race to focus on poverty.
- Discipline policies and practices disproportionately negatively impact students of color, particularly Black/African-American students.
- Many English Learners, Black/African-American, Latinx, and Muslim students have experienced the sting of racial insults/slurs or racially motivated violent actions.