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is a Nonpartisan Organization created to ensure 

Excellence in Education remains a top priority in our schools. 

Manhattan Beach School Board Alert

Upcoming Meeting

October 6

The Manhattan Beach school board only allows for 30 minutes of public comment at their meetings. This is unusual in comparison to neighboring school districts and does not follow Manhattan Beach City Council public comment standards.

This matters! At the last Redondo Beach School Board meeting, public comment went on for hours, with their school board allowing their community to provide their voice.

Let the school board know that everyone deserves the right to be heard, not just a select few.

This is critical because at the October 20 workshop, the board will be discussing the CLEAR equity audit. Every community member should be aware of its potential impact on the educational system in MBUSD. The community should not be denied the right to provide input on this controversial organization. See below for the newsletter on CLEAR.

The results of the Equity Audit can be found here. Stay tuned as we provide more information on how to interpret this report and please forward to other people concerned about the future of MBUSD.

Agenda may be found here.

Note agenda item F9 on consent – which means that they do not anticipate any comment – continuing the consulting arrangement with UCLA Center X, which promotes Critical Race Theory. Costs associated with these DEI related education shifts are now accelerating.

Comments link may be found here.

We DO support diversity of thought in the classroom and high standards for students of all ethnicities. 

We DO support teaching students how to think but not what to think.  

We DO NOT support the new educational ideology that prioritizes equal outcomes (equity) ahead of excellence and seeks to divide us on the basis of race. 

Happening Now!

MB:  At the October 20 board workshop, MBUSD gave the go ahead to implement every recommendation from CLEAR, the CRT based entity. 
 
RB:  The school board is now talking about creating a Social Justice Committee in order to weave Social Justice throughout the curriculum.  Read about the California proposed math framework (Putting The Pieces of the Puzzle Together newsletter) in which math is no longer just math, it is about Social Justice.  In the world of Social Justice, Excellence in Education takes a back seat as ideology takes center stage in the classroom.  
 
HB:  the PTO is discussing the cancellation of the cherished Father Daughter dance. Fathers are an important part of a girl’s life and should be celebrated. All fathers should speak out against this – it is part of the overall push against the family unit.