Racism Fails! School Leader Needs to Take Action
  • Petitioned Superintendent of Gwinnett County (GA) schools

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Superintendent of Gwinnett County (GA) schools

Racism Fails! School Leader Needs to Take Action

    1. Diane  Nilan
    2. Petition by

      Diane Nilan

      Naperville, IL

Slavery is an crucial issue for students to understand, but the context of the math assignment appeared to make light of the brutal treatment of slaves. Students need a strong point of reference that helps them understand the injustice of racism.

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    1. Let the District Leaders Slide on Racism? No Way!

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      The only thing worse about the racism demonstrated by teachers of 3rd graders in Gwinnett County Schools (GA) is if the public's disgust doesn't force district officials to take strong action and make a loud and sincere apology. Let's get 100+ signatures on this petition so I can place an inquiring call to the Superintendent. Sooner the better!

    2. How would you explain school's racism to kids?

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      The 3rd graders subjected to thoughtlessly racist math homework need an explanation. Gwinnett County (GA) school district, a purportedly "world-class" education system, has a chance to do right by strongly disavowing the pathetically racist homework. They need pressure. This petition has signers from all over the world. Please join the list.

    3. Good Teachers and Admins Fight Racism. But Gwinnett Co Schools Hate is OK?

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      It's more than disgust with the math homework for 3rd graders that seems to ignore the injustice and brutality of slavery. Are these schools training children with the proper values? We all have a stake in that outcome. Let's push the envelope in Gwinnett County (GA). Make the Superintendent answer the question--is racism tolerated in your district?

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Let's get 100 signatures by Friday. If we do I'll call them!

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      I'm willing to make a phone call to follow up on this incident of blatant racism in the Gwinnett School District. But I want some muscle behind me--your signatures. We only need about 50 more to hit our goal. Not hard! Takes seconds.

    6. Standing up against racism is somethingwe all can do--in a few seconds!

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      Our petition is catching on, but to convey the appropriate sense of widespread outrage we need lots more signatures, STAT! The school superintendent needs to feel the flames of disgust at the cavalier way he is handling the case of 3rd graders being given math problems that focus on abusing slaves. Imagine the reverse--black school teachers giving students math problems about disrespecting white women, or plantation owners. Same ho hum attitude? I think not. Please sign and share.

    7. GA School District Doesn't Think Racism is So Bad

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      When math problems referring to slavery and beatings are used to teach 3rd graders, you have to wonder about the quality of the school district as well as the teachers. Makes me wonder about their tagline, "Envisioning a system of world-class schools."

      Check out the Google search for "Gwinnett Schools, Racism" then sign this petition pushing the district to significantly address racism.

    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. Let's bury the Superintendent with petitions!

      Diane  Nilan
      Petition Organizer

      To get the district's attention, we'll need many people to decry the methods used to teach 3rd graders math which involve examples of beating slaves. Ideally, our petitions will lead to media coverage too, calling for racial equality. So far their tepid response is, well, inexcusably tepid and clueless.

    10. Reached 10 signatures

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