MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The Miami-Dade County school board has voted to find ways to enhance the teaching of anti-racism as part of the curriculum in one of the nation’s largest school districts.
The proposal passed late Wednesday by 8-1 vote in one of the nation’s largest school districts.
“We can start fighting racism and we can start at our schools.” -Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, @MDCPS Board Member @mdcps_D2 as agenda item H9 is discussed: “RACIAL AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION CURRICULUM” https://t.co/BEdB80fyNY https://t.co/lPVrWPcaMO pic.twitter.com/R2jX01t1de— Christina Vazquez (@CBoomerVazquez) June 17, 2020
Most board members said Miami-Dade schools need to firmly combat racism amid weeks of protests nationwide over the policing of black people.
Board members also said they fielded hundreds of calls and emails as part of what appeared to have been a misinformation campaign accusing them of trying to indoctrinate children with communist ideas.
From #FloydProtests to #curriculum - interesting conversation underway @MDCPS Board meeting right now about this agenda item 👇 developing an antiracism curriculum + “establish a student led taskforce that meets monthly to discuss institutional systemic racism in our society.” pic.twitter.com/4Pmo5p7Vwy— Christina Vazquez (@CBoomerVazquez) June 17, 2020