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FIRST ON FOX:Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD) is a concept where "merits" and "individualism" are rooted in "whiteness" Is training teachers and staff. "It must be challenged at school.
LAUSD, to all employees, the proponents of theCritical Race Theory(CRT) at the University of California, Los Angeles and He requested that he receive "implicit / unconscious bias training" taught by Professor Tyrone Howard. Los Angeles, before the 2021-202 school year.
Fox News Digital's training material obtained at the request of the California Public Records Act (PRA) is "anti-racism" by challenging whiteness in schools claiming Howard exists. I instructed the educators to work to become "racists." With the concept of "merits" and "individualism".
"We need to challenge this idea that white is standard, white is standard, and white is default," Howard said in a training video.
LAUSD Director Alberto M. Carvalho 5th grade class at Fair Avenue Elementary School in North Hollywood, California, Thursday, February 17, 2022. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Merit, or pay for performance, "Each person manipulates And achieve based on his or her own personal abilities, "reads the training handout. "It incorporates the notion that the work put out, the effort invested, explains why some groups and individuals work and why they don't. Some, without considering historical factors. Does not consider the opportunities, benefits and privileges that the group has access to both. Historically and now. ”
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"The idea of meritocracy," Howard said in a video. "Some groups have far more opportunities, some groups have far more benefits, and some groups have certain types of privileges that others do not. I think we have to challenge it because we have to be aware. "
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) needed everything Employees undergoing "implicit / unconscious bias training" before the 2021-202 school year. (Screenshot / Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD))
On the other hand, individualism, according to the training handout, says, "Each person is his or her. Achievements. It is very closely related to benefits. Group responsibility and accountability are not goals. Individual success and achievement are goals. This belief emphasizes a single pursuit and achievement. It works from the most appropriate approach to do. "
In the video, Howard said," The concept of individualism is "contrary to my cultural norms" by many LAUSD students. Insisted.
Placentia Yorbalinda Board of Education in Yorbalinda, California, is 2021 On November 16, 2014, he proposed a resolution banning the teaching of critical racial theory in schools.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
In the section on dismantling the "Myth of Merit", including the "Micro Aggressive" example, "If you work hard enough, everyone can succeed in society," he said. "Men and women have equal opportunities to achieve it." After that, the training showed examples of interventions to deal with microaggressors, such as "I feel that everyone can succeed in society if they do their best. Please give an example."
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Trained LAUSD employees are "privileged, white" , Benefits, individualism may exist in your environment "and" Immediately what you do personally to promote racial and cultural sensitivity, inclusiveness and awareness in your work.
LAUSD mandated training last May,is a memo, the goal is to create an inclusive school and create classroom bias. I said it was to get rid of it.
Jessica Chasmar is a FoxNews Digital reporter. Story tips can be sent to Jessica.Chasmar @ fox.com and Twitter (@JessicaChasmar).