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Petitioners make case for tackling racial equity problems in Mountain View-Los Altos district

Original post made on Sep 2, 2020

A coalition of students, alumni and staff in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District are calling on the high school board to tackle issues of racial inequity within the district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 9:54 AM

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Posted by addressing systemic racism
a resident of Willowgate
on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:19 pm

addressing systemic racism is a registered user.

I strongly support the thoughtful petition put forward by LASAE and CCMVHS. Thank you for writing about it.

Posted by Tal Shaya
a resident of another community
on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Tal Shaya is a registered user.

No, because school is for learning, not political indoctrination. Ethnic studies are good, for people who elect to study them. They should not be mandatory. Keep your politics out of public school.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 3, 2020 at 12:44 pm

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What Your Teacher Didn't Tell You. Isn't that a thoughtful book, about 'the sad reality' that many truthful historical stories have been "left out of the textbooks". I saw one recent explanation The State of Texas curriculum adoptions (textbooks) regularly excluded slavery/Reconstruction/and civil rights in-depth discussions and primary sources. The influence of ONE MAJOR textbook buyer - skewed the whole 'what is text-book-truth' narrative for much of our Nation!
I didn't learn in School (Thomas Jefferson was not only a slave owner - he had a common-law slave wife, and slave kids that he never freed). That the Brown v. Board of Education first case had delayed implementation for 15 years! ("All due speed" in Brown v. Board II.). That it was legal and common for Spanish speaking families prior to 1950, to have their students forced into SPANISH SCHOOLS (California and Mountain View's Escuela School. Ever hear of it? )
So, MVLA and MVWSD do have a rather large bit to do. Nice citizen/community action! {see even I forget that the protection of rights is to residents of the several states}

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