I don’t usually post things like this on here, but I feel compelled to ask for your help.
You see the county I live in, Jefferson County, used to have a great school system. Recently our school board has undergone some changes and the people in charge have their own agenda and that does not include input from the public.
AS IT SHOULD. Because it is a public school system.
And it is quickly losing its status as a great school system. In fact, there are many people I know that will leave the county if anymore of their agenda goes through.
They feel that they have majority vote so if they want something they need no one else’s input and they move forward. This is not okay. We are trying, in every way, to make our voices heard. But those three people shut us out.
Because they can.
Most recently they announced that they basically want to change what is taught about American History and don’t want children to learn about the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide and slavery. I cannot fathom why this would/should/could be taken out of the teaching curriculum of American History because these things shaped our nation and children should learn about them. IN THE CLASSROOM.
Here is the excerpt from the petition I’m asking you to consider signing:
Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.” This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!