Forsyth County Schools Pause Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training

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Parents Expose Critical Race Theory in Teacher Training

Cumming, GA — 9-6-2021 — Forsyth County Schools announced on their website “Staff DEI training has been paused for 2021-22” after a summer of backlash from parents at the school board meetings.

“Forsyth County Schools does not and will not teach, nor promote, Critical Race Theory. We teach the Georgia Standards of Excellence.,” said Jeff Bearden, Superintendent, Forsyth County Schools. 

Parents Push Back

“This country is founded on racism” is an example Critical Race Theory found in a PBS article which is part of the curriculum.  Parents obtained copies of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training from Dania Peguero at the Forsyth County Schools office and discovered the training material was developed with the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. A video in the DEI training is by Sonny Singh who criticizes “Christian hegemony” as a form of oppression, says “Islamophobia” is tied to “white supremacy” and that he “may not make it” alive walking down the street in America.  Another video is about kids “facing their advantages” which include having a job and going the church.

“I don’t think most parents were aware of the training or what it was all about.  The parents I spoke with have no issue with diversity or inclusion, but saying America is founded on racism is not what I expect the schools to be communicating to our teachers,” said Jeff Sanders, parent of three students. 

New Strategic Plan

“We look forward to engaging ALL stakeholders in the creation of a new 2022-27 Strategic Plan this fall. We will share more about these opportunities in August.,” according the website https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/dei

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Susan Randall

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