California’s Superintendent Has a Plan to Fight Racism in Schools
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new program Monday to combat racism and implicit bias in schools.
The “Education to End Hate” initiative has three main components, including $200,000 in grants for educator training, virtual seminars, and roundtable discussions with prominent leaders in education and social justice.
Equality California, the National Equity Project, and the Simon Weisenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance are partners in the effort. Several lawmakers have also offered key support. They include Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), who chairs the Senate Education Committee; Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus; Assemblymember and California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Chair David Chiu (D-San Francisco); Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus; and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Read about the initiative here.