by Patrick McIlheran, director of policy at the Badger Institute
There is the “equity audit” ordered by the state Department of Public Instruction and performed by ICS Equity. The consultancy is run by two retired education professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Milwaukee who authored a book titled “Leading for Social Justice.”
The Eau Claire school district instructed its teachers that if children are afflicted with gender dysphoria — if a girl thinks she’s a boy, for instance — faculty shouldn’t tell parents, who “are not entitled to know their kids’ identities. That knowledge must be earned.”
The Elmbrook School District considered ICS Equity’s customary “equity non-negotiables,” which included “decentering whiteness” and hiring on the basis of race, before public pressure led the board to back off.
La Crosse helped sponsor a symposium on “white privilege.”
Madison seventh graders are being peddled the nonsensical claptrap of the “1619 Project,” which claims slavery is the ongoing central fact of American life.