This was done without any public input, nor has there been any transparency of how the curriculum is going to change.

What else has been happening in Hermosa Beach schools?

who stated that it is developmentally appropriate to confront elementary aged children and lecture them on underlying implicit biases.  She seeks to indoctrinate the youngest of children and write extensively about white privilege and biases. View a clip of her value system here as she brands anyone who claim they are not racist as a liar:   

The school board never condemned her remarks.  

 

Learning for Justice is an example of a Culturally Responsive Teaching curriculum – see for yourself if this is a Critical Race Theory based curriculum by looking at their Anchor Standards here TT_Social_Justice_Standards_0.pdf (learningforjustice.org). For more information on Learning for Justice read this newsletter here. Learning for Justice Newsletter

We call upon all parents to ask for transparency regarding this new proposed curriculum BEFORE it is brought into the school district.  Parents can determine for themselves whether they feel the Anchor Standards are appropriate.  

What Can you Do?

Look at Google Classroom and Assignments

Be aware of what is being taught in the classroom.  If Learning for Justice or Black Lives Matter curriculum is being used, examine the assignment.  Let us know so we can compile and track what is happening.  There are ways to file formal complaints against teachers, particularly if they hide curriculum from the parents.  Talk to your children and have them alert you if teachers hide curriculum.

Demand to have Involvement and Transparency to the Proposed New Curriculum commencing in 2022/2023 school Year

Curriculum changes are supposed to include parental involvement.  This announcement was made with no visibility for parents and with no explanation as to how Culturally Relevant Teaching will improve student’s skills and address the diminished learning that has occurred over the past year.

Insist that the School Board BANS Learning for Justice and Black Lives Matter from the Curriculum 

Teachers in other districts are already weaving this into the curriculum.  They should be told that Marxist based political entities have no place in the classroom. The teaching of Marxism principles violates California Education Code.  See link here.  The School Board needs to be PROACTIVE and prevent teachers from adopting rogue teaching methods.  If this is not banned by the district, teachers will be free to violate Ed code and by the time parents find out what is being taught to their children, it is too late (note Redondo Beach 4th grade BLM instructional videos). 

Get to know your board members

School Board members are elected officials that answer to the community.  Get to know them and their positions.  Let them know your thoughts on what is happening.  Hermosa Beach Board Members can be found on the HBCSD website.

Know when meetings are scheduled

One of the most effective tools we can use to get our message out is to attend school board meetings. To know when School board meetings for Hermosa Beach are scheduled, Visit this link

Know how to view upcoming agendas and primary meetings

To learn about what has been discussed in the past, and what will be on the docket for future meetings, please visit this link.  Scroll down to the middle of the page for Upcoming Meetings or to School Board for meeting videos.

General Newsletters and Hermosa Beach News

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.