Here’s a story of actual racial injustice that happened in a liberal North Shore school district: District 113. As you read this, imagine if the Hispanic community in Highland Park and Highwood, Illinois had known this story as it was taking place.
In 2007, District 113, which is composed of Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools, received a federal grant of thousands of dollars because Highland Park High School (HPHS) had failed to make “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP). AYP is a tool for measuring how well a district’s students perform on standardized tests under the controversial No Child Left Behind …
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Tagged 1619 Project, Adequate Yearly Progress, Al Sharpton, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Critical Race Theory, Daniel Bergner, Deerfield High Schools, Glenn Singleton, Hans Bader, Highland Park Country Club, Highland Park High School, Institutional racism, Malik Pemberton, Nikole Hannah-Jones, No Child Left Behind Act, North Shore Country Club, Robin DiAngelo, School District 113, The New York Times Magazine, White Fragility, White Privilege, whiteness
I thought our view of the Chicago Tribune couldn’t get lower and then I read a piece by Mr. Kim Janssen on State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), one of the most courageous, ethical lawmakers in Springfield... It seems that the Trib powers-that-be want to use my politically incorrect writing to do as much political damage to Rep. Ives as possible.
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Tagged Angels in America, Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune, Colin McMahon, Deerfield High School, Highland Park High School, Jeanne Ives, Kim Janssen, Peter Kendall, Pope Francis, SPLC, Tony Kushner
Much virtual ink has been spilled, money wasted, and fallacious arguments spewed by supporters of the bias inarguably present in the sessions offered on New Trier’s All-School Seminar Day titled “Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights,” which takes place tomorrow Feb. 28. A closer look at the money spent and diversity ideology promoted—often through fallacious logic—may lead parents to do two things: 1. Keep their children home on “progressive” dogma day. 2. Pursue changes in future seminars with the doggedness and passion (if not the fallacious reasoning) of “progressives.”