An open letter to Madison’s 2,760 public school teachers:
When are you RACISTS going to read the memo?
Do you enforce order in your classroom? SHAME! Or do you press the earbuds in tighter and ignore the chaos? GREAT!
You believe adult authority figures have something to teach our young people? REPENT! Or are you doing penance for your complicity in 1619? YOU ARE SAVED!
Demand personal responsibility and academic performance? What are you? A Republican? !!!
Inspire students to work harder to overcome hurdles? How do you light your tiki torches, fella — with kerosene or paraffin?
“I feel safe at my school”
Saying yes: 66% of white, 58% of black students.
Which means a third or more kids do NOT feel safe.
At least three of the seven school board members are calling you racist, Madison public school teachers. How else to explain the latest batch of school discipline numbers. Once again, they show black children accounted for 57% of school suspensions in the first semester of the 2019-20 school year, though they comprise but 18% of enrollment.
Can’t be that Jennifer Cheatham’s Behavior Education Plan — now in its sixth year — is an utter failure. No! Blame the teachers.
To school board members like Ali Muldrow, “the disproportion rates of suspension are not about how students behavior but of “who we respond to and how we respond to specific groups of students,” if you get her drift. (And we think you do.)
School board member Ananda Mirilli “pointed to adults who are ‘upholding an old system that gives us this [disproportionality] year after year after year.”