The reduction means the district is two steps away from losing accreditation entirely.
“The Oklahoma Board of Education’s decision, without discussion, not to consider a request by Tulsa Public Schools to re-evaluate its abusive and unfounded actions against our district’s accredited status in July, We are disappointed,” Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist said in a post-vote written statement.
The law at the heart of the matter is House Bill 1775, passed and signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt in May 2021.
Oklahoma’s bill doesn’t address “important racial theories,” but there’s been a heated debate in many school districts about how inequality and racism subjects should be taught in American schools. This bill came into being.
The Tulsa downgrade “disgraces white people specifically about historical past crimes and states that everything is inherently implicitly racially biased” teachers who claimed they needed to see a training video Responded to complaints filed by
That accusation was challenged Thursday when the school district said the training session in question was about the subject of implicit prejudice and not that white people are inherently racist. “The law does not prohibit the concept of implicit prejudice,” Gist said at the conference.
“Cross-the-line activities began in the anti-bullying space and are intended to help students develop an understanding that everyone has something to deal with and empathize with without bullying or making fun of others. “Unfortunately, the activities selected in this case were based on and focused on topics that were not appropriate for the students.”
The district responded by eliminating the activity immediately, it said.
On Thursday, superintendent Charles Bradley told the state board of education that the downgrade decision was not made known because the school district handled the matter appropriately at the local level to “make everyone happy.”
“This was an isolated incident with one teacher and was quickly resolved,” says Bradley. “Due process allows this commission to look at the facts and make an informed decision that a certification with caution is not justified in this situation.”
The Mustang School District is based in Oklahoma City.
Several people representing the Mustang and Tulsa school districts pleaded with the state board to reconsider its decision.
“We are in danger of making mistakes and losing jobs, disqualifications, and contributing to Mustang Public Schools losing their degrees.” It’s terrifying to think that you’re certified,” said Kathy Knowles, principal of Mustang High School. “It’s scary.”
The case, which is supported by the ACLU, the Civil Rights Lawyers Under the Law Board, the Oklahoma Conference of the NAACP, and the American Indian Movement Indian Territory, seeks to enforce laws that it claims impede freedom of speech and freedom of education. It was meant to stop. A complete history through the framework of important race theory.
CNN’s Justin Gamble contributed to this report.