Gender Support Guidelines in OCS
Groups are claiming that students are being told to keep secrets from parents. Read the policy for yourself:
Equity in Education
The term 'equity' has many right leaning groups panicking. The president of Education First Alliance states that equity "leaves Christian males behind." A comment on No Left Turn in Education's Facebook page illustrates the threat that equity poses to the right.
The Orange County Equity in Education policy speaks for itself. Take a look:
Books in Public Schools
A new website (OCSTruth dot org) features images from several books in certain school libraries that are intended to scare and outrage parents. However, no context or information is provided about the images, authors, or themes. The website fails to mention that in February 2022, the Orange County School board of education held a special meeting to review three particular books. The board voted unanimously to keep all three books in school libraries.
Books in public schools are carefully selected and reflect diverse identities and lived experiences.
Critical Race Theory
CRT is a body of literature generally taught at the collegiate level. Talking about systemic and structural racism in our nation is not the same as teaching the canon of CRT literature.
Learn more about CRT from the American Bar Association.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Learn more about how culturally responsive teaching relates to critical race theory:
"This explainer unpacks what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher, how all these research terms are related, and where other academic concepts such as critical race theory tie in—or not."
Social Emotional Learning
Learn more about what social emotional learning (SEL) actually is in North Carolina.