Isn't this Critical Race Theory?

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

"Cultural Humility" "...build our awareness about power, privilege, and oppression..." "...disrupt white supremacy cultural norms..." "...assess and reflect on our progress towards becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization."


Those quotes are from an email received by teachers in the Coeur d'Alene School District after attending a teacher training. Below is the text of the email.


"Our mission is to cultivate educators worthy of each and every learner

President's Message

In 2020, PEBC participated in the first Denver Talent and Equity Consortium (TEC), a year-long Promise54 cohort experience. TEC provided us access to tools to assess, strengthen, and monitor our organizational systems with a deep focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). One result of our participation in the TEC was the creation of an organizational DEI Belief Statement that we are proud to share and honored to live out.


Our commitment to DEI drives our collective efforts to build more equitable communities and systems by elevating awareness, improving policies, increasing pedagogical knowledge, and developing leadership capacity within PEBC, partner schools, and districts.


To this end, we:

• cultivate our cultural humility

• continually build our awareness about power, privilege, and oppression through researching, listening, and questioning

• embed DEI in our strategic planning process

• disrupt white supremacy cultural norms individually, interpersonally, and institutionally

• regularly assess and reflect on our progress towards becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization

We invite you to read more about our organization's commitment to DEI at www.pebc.org/about/dei/.


Sue Sava President & CEO

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Join me in expressing that this kind of teacher training at taxpay expense is not ok. Please be passionate yet polite. rebecca.smith@cdaschools.org lbmay@cdaschools.org cmorrisroe@cdaschools.org shon.hocker@cdaschools.org


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