(1-21-23) Fox News host Jesse Watters on a recent segment on his show that reveals that Ohio teachers have been trying to hide that they are teaching critical race theory to their students.
Accuracy in Media president Adam Guillette, who shared the video with Watters, exposed public school administrators in Ohio who admitted deceiving parents to advance CRT.
Three school officials from separate Columbus area school districts were in the Accuracy in Media You Tube video.
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Last year in Ohio, the state legislature attempted to pass House Bill 616, which was equated to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law. The bill never made it out of committee of the Ohio legislature.
Recently Republican State Senator Sandra O’Brien (R-Ashtabula) re-introduced the Parental Education Freedom Act to empower parents to be the primary decision-makers regarding where and what type of education their children receive.
Below are letters sent from two of the schools that had employees comment –
Upper Arlington interim Superintendent Kathy Jenney sent the following letter to families:
Upper Arlington Schools and the Upper Arlington Board of Education are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and ensuring our schools are places where every student is welcomed, respected, celebrated and supported while receiving the highest quality education. This is a crucial part of ensuring that we live out our mission — to challenge and support every student, every step of the way.
While we remain committed to DEI, critical race theory is not part of the district’s academic program. The district follows the state learning standards and all laws in effect related to public education.
The district is aware of an online video that presents a recording of Matthew Boaz, the executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion. At this point, we know the video was recorded with a hidden camera and under false pretenses by a man and woman who claimed to be interested in enrolling a student. The couple guided the conversation to focus on the topic of critical race theory, which again, is not taught or used in the district.
We take this matter very seriously and continue to examine the circumstances surrounding the video and the statements made therein.
Groveport Madison Schools sent the following statement:
Accuracy in Media’s video grossly and irresponsibly mischaracterized a conversation with a Groveport Madison School District secretary that took place last summer.
The video was taken without the secretary’s knowledge or permission, and the reporter and his colleague misrepresented themselves as new parents moving to the area. The questioner manipulated the conversation in an effort to obtain sound bites fitting AIM’s agenda, then removed those statements from context.
The employee and the school district object to both the deception employed by AIM and to the implied representations of the video in the strongest possible terms. The school district has referred the matter to legal counsel to consider all available options.