OPPOSE EFFORT TO RESCIND

The State Board Of Education Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity

 Next week, on October 13, the State Board of Education will vote on Board member Brendan Shea’s request to rescind the Board’s Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity, adopted in July 2020. We need Ohioans across the state to offer Public Comment at the State Board of Education meeting urging Board members to VOTE NO on Shea’s request.

TAKE ACTION IN 3 STEPS

Submit Public Comment Urging State Board of Education Members to VOTE “NO” on Request to Rescind the Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity. You can present your Public Comment in-person at the Board meeting on October 13 or email your written Public Comment to the Board. PLEASE ATTEND IN-PERSON, if possible.

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE PUBLIC COMMENT FORM

STEP 2: WRITE YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT. Learn about the Resolution HERE. Tips for Public Comment HERE

STEP 3: EMAIL THE FORM AND PUBLIC COMMENT BY SUNDAY, OCT 10. Email to SBOE@education.ohio.gov

 ** IMPORTANT ** ATTEND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, IF POSSIBLE: Wednesday, 13 October, 9am; 25 South Front Street, Columbus

More about the Issue: It is critical that the Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity continue to inform the policies and practices of Ohio’s K-12 education system. If you cannot present your Public Comment in-person, submit your Public Comment in writing.

YOUR Public Comment Makes a Difference!

The Resolution to Condemn Racism and Advance Equity and Opportunity for Black Students, Indigenous Students, and Students of Color was adopted in July 2020, by a 12-5 vote, with one abstention. It is a comprehensive framework addressing racism and systemic inequities and disparities within Ohio’s 610+ school districts. The resolution also calls for internal examinations of bias within district standards, curricula, testing, and practices. Learn more HERE.