Teacher sues Evanston-Skokie School District over CRT

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Teacher sues Evanston-Skokie School District over CRT (Evanston, IL ) – A District 65 grade school teacher has formally filed suit in federal court against the Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated district alleging discrimination over its critical race theory teachings.

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Stacy Deemar, who has been employed by the district since 2002, further alleges the district’s commitment to “anti-racism” in its curriculum, policies and programs actively teaches students to be racists.

Attorneys for Deemar argue the new curriculum stands in clear and blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution and the federal civil rights laws of white school staff members and students. The lawsuit also names District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton, Deputy Superintendent Latarsha Green and assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Stacy Bearsley as defendants.

“Throughout its curriculum and programming, District 65 promotes and reinforces a view of race essentialism that divides Americans into oppressor and oppressed based solely on their skin color,” Deemar’s complaint charges. “District 65 sets up a dichotomy between white and non-white races that depicts whiteness as inherently racist and a tool of oppression.”

The complaint also calls attention to lessons that District 65 distributes to students from preschool to eighth grade including the assertion: “White people have a very, very serious problem and they should start thinking about what they should do about it.”

Paris Cooperative teacher Russell Jane Witmer also recently warned of what she sees as the perils of critical race theory.

“So beware,” she recently posted on Facebook. “It may soon be coming to our schools, perhaps mandated by the state or perhaps only pushed by ‘woke’ extremists among our minority Democrat citizens in this country. Beware.”

The Evanston/Skokie District operates 18 schools serving more than 8,000 students from preschool to eighth grade.

Teacher sues Evanston-Skokie School District over CRT

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